Natural Hair Week In Review

Governor Nathan Deal declared Feb 3rd as Falcons Day so teachers, students and fans statewide sported their team colors and Falcon gear.

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Curls and Couture shows us a colorful way to brighten our hair.

 

Juiceandberries takes us through her easy wash-n-go routine step by step.

 

Honestly Erica is brilliant at keeping it simple and honest. Her 2-n-1 hairstyle is breezy and stress free.

 

Heygorjess gives a dazzling demo on the 3 strand twistout. 

Fall In Love With Your Hair

How many selfies have you taken when your curls were perfectly lined or your twist out was amazing or when your blow out felt as soft as a whisper in your ear? On your best hair days you love your natural hair, right? What about on those complicated days when you don’t have time and you wish you could hide your mane under a hat? So how do we stay encouraged and keep the creative flow going through the good and rough days? If you haven’t done so already, try falling in love with your hair and be ready for a life changing experience.

A love affair with your natural hair can be as heart warming as a private, slow dance in the middle of your living room floor. Loving your texture will empower you and give you strength, especially on those frustrating hair days.

If you ever get discouraged, don’t let the good days escape you. Take a look at those beautiful selfies, fill your lungs with the sweet aroma of a strong, protecting embrace, work your mane like only you can, then share that perfect love with someone else…pass it on. Happy Love Affair!!

Change Isn’t Easy


On the way to my nursing class last week, I stood at the bus stop watching a young man bent over, emptying out his insides onto the ground. His painful episode made my stomach turn and I was forced to entertain the thought of whether I was cut out for a career in nursing. “If I can’t handle this, am I really going to be able to help sick people?”

An elderly lady across the street was also watching the man grasp for air. From her bus stop she yelled, “Young man, would you like a bottle of water?!” He responded faintly, “No….” but I could see a “Yes please,” behind his glossy red eyes and sweaty forehead. What I did next came without thinking and later surprised me “Ma’am I will give it to him anyway,” I yelled back across the street. Before I knew it, I was holding up traffic on one side and the kind lady’s bus on the other. I grabbed the water, gave the bus driver a thank you wave, ran back across the street and passed the water on to the young man. He said thank you and slowly walked off.

I didn’t make it to class that evening. Instead, I walked back home with a nervous, upset stomach, trying to make sense of what happened and feeling doubtful about my choice to change careers. I laid down to take a nap and I woke up about 20 minutes later to a soft voice that said “You will be ready.”

Transitioning and change is not easy. My Aunt Bridgette told me a long time ago, “Anything worth having is worth working hard for.” The journey to natural hair is a life changing experience that is worth enduring. Miix Mii shares their insight on how patience and embracing our locs can make the transition to natural, healthy hair a reality. It’s ain’t easy but it’s worth it. Happy transitioning!

What does it mean to ‘go natural?’

Madame C.J. Walker made it easy for us to manage our hair. Well going natural is a far cry from easy, but we still manage to do it with confidence and style.

In a CNN interview, Keneesha Hudson, owner of Urbanbella salon in Atlanta, says that going natural is about being authentic and true to yourself. So on your natural hair journey, continue to be naturally you.