Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to Deep Clean Dredlocks

Stylish dredlocks, healthy and clean!
Keeping dredlocks clean can be a challenge, especially when u have had them for a while. That sour smell is embarrassing and not to mention just dirty. Over time styling products can cause build up inside your locks, trapped oils, when mixed with moisture, can be a breeding ground for bacteria and dirt.

Who wants to constantly smell like they need to be hosed down. Keep your locs fresh by applying essential oils like lavender, cedarwood and cornmint.

These essential oils have natural antibacterial properties to keep your scalp and hair smelling fresh.I see clients daily and some of them have really bad diets, you can smell what a person eats just by smelling there hair!

When you shampoo(especially if you have large loc) Heat the shampoo first to thin it out, then pour it into the hair. Heating allows the shampoo to penetrate into the loc instead of sitting on top of the locs and only going in just beneath the surface. Liquifying the shampoo will ensure that it reaches the dredlock's core  to lift out product build up.

Any shampoo will work for this, even the cheap ones. If you really have build up beyond the scope of holistic methods then u may need to use dish washing liquid to pull the wax out of your hair. Dawn degreaser works well. Not very glam, but then again, hair that smells like horse poo isn't either!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Natural hair styles for Work

As a natural hair stylist, I want to represent possibilities, I want black women to see hair(our hair) in a different way. I know this natural hair care movement is making super stars out of regular Janes out here,and that great but I still see conformity. I still see styles that are safe appropriate for the work place. And I ask what is appropriate? Are you denying what your hair is capable of doing for the sake of fitting in?

Hmm As if you an hide your black skin, its ridiculous, my opinion. If you are smart, on time,work hard and show initiative, how would an employer replace you for a hair style.  I HAVE LAWYER CLIENTS who are afro wearers in courtrooms and JUDGES on the bench with spike twists. U can't use that line anymore. If you want to be invisible its for other reasons, don't use work as an excuse to defame yourself. Wear your natural hair!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Become a Licensed Natural Hair Stylist

I applaud your choice in becoming a hair stylist. Becoming a natural hair stylist is even more commendable because this means you have put your morality in front of your pocket book, not an easy thing to do. My advice to any fledgeling stylist is to be as diverse as you can. Hair is hair..really. And when you can do it all, you become more creative more technically skilled and it will be easier for you to get employment in a salon.

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I hate to see all these 'kitchen' beauticians in our sector of the beauty industry. We are made to feel guilty for charging for our craft and everyone from, nun's to psychotherapists has a how-to video up on You Tube demonstrating how to care for natural hair. natural hair is becoming more popular than ever but it is also giving birth to more nonprofessional than I have ever seen before. Go to beauty school, get your degree,diploma, license to start this career path armed with the business skills and professionalism needed to command an above average salary(if that is the goal). I wish someone would have pushed me to do the hair shows and continue classes when I was starting out.

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