In the words of Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On?” As much as I want to believe “hair is just hair,” I realize more and more it is not. Styling our hair is a gift to self! One fact I know: Whether a woman is White, Black, Latina, Asian or Native American, we all will struggle […]
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Sister Spokesman had their Fourth Annual Loving Your Hair event, where the theme was “Generations of Curls.” The goal is to create and leverage platforms to educate African American women on natural hair care, providing tools and resources as she navigates through her natural hair journey. Collectively, sistahs unite to […]
For decades, African American women have been run through the ringer because of how they style their hair. It doesn’t’ matter whether it has been worn in weaves, wigs or braids, somewhere Black women can be found at the butt of a joke.
Curl friends, all too often in our hair journey we sacrifice length over the health of our hair. A major culprit that will set you back is the dreaded split ends. It is a challenge to grow hair healthy or long when your ends are frazzled and jagged.
Although I can’t speak on all White hair stylists, I can give a shout out to one Ms. Carolyn Long from Uptown Curl. In planning the July 11, 2015 Sister Spokesman Loving Your Hair event, I had several people refer many stylists to me. Out of the five stylists selected, four were Black and one White, whom I never met prior.
True testament of curl-friends dissecting strands in the name of Loving Your Hair: A couple of hair enthusiasts with passion and vision on providing additional hair-care tips teamed up to combine their time, talents, and love of all things hair with a startup business called Techturized.
If you have never tried a hot oil treatment, try it at least once. It is an easy process that can be done at home safely.
For best results, it is recommended to do this treatment before you wash your hair. Hot oil treatments before a shampoo can become your secret weapon in preventing dandruff and dry scalp. It can also smooth the cuticle, soften dry rough hair, and help to seal in moisture.
On June 13, 2014 a young lady named Jasmine Toliver, who has natural hair, decided to create a petition with the Change.org page asking Beyonce and Jay-Z to comb their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy’s hair.
How many of you have heard people say, “Sometimes you endure the pain to be beautiful”? Is the consequence behind the pain truly worth it? There are many health issues one may encounter that can cause hair loss and damage that are totally out of our control. However, there are many actions within our control that can cause hair loss and damage.
Why does it seem like such a challenge to enjoy our natural abundance of strands growing on top of our heads? Doesn’t it seem odd how we can perpetuate the division amongst Black women down to the very follicle? It’s nearly impossible to make collective cosmetic changes without society and others forcing their social issues […]