Natural Hair Week In Review

Seasons shift.  People and their attitudes shift.  The residents of the White House shift.

Yahweh never shifts.  He’s always been and will always be the same.

Our Natural Hair Journey continues……..

Moisturize with FusionofCultures to achieve juicy, lustrous hair.

 

De La Fro masterfully styles her hair into a top notch bun using braiding hair and a hair tie.

 

Melissa Denise shares the benefits of treating hair to a 30 minute steaming session.

Natural Hair Week In Review: Baked Salmon and DIY Recipes, Summer Styles and Cocktails

On the night that I heard about Alton Sterling’s death, I cooked for my family like I hadn’t done in months….Steak, gravy with mushrooms, sweet potatoes, cabbage and rice.  I aimed to fill their bellies with warmth and love.

Natural Hair Vlogger, Honestly Chic shares her quick, go-to healthy recipe that she cooks at least once a week.  “I eat Salmon weekly because it has omega fatty acids which are great for the body and hair.”

Baked Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Wild Rice Recipe

Servings 2-4pple

2lbs of Salmon or Wild Sockeye Salmon

1 Bunch of Asparagus

1 Box of Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice

¼ of Sliced Red Onion

1 Tablespoon of Capers

Old Bay Seasoning

EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Rosemary seasoning

Wild Rice

2 Cooking glass dishes

1 Pot

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Slice red onions into 2in slices.
  • Place salmon in glass dish. Place red onions in salmon and in the dish.
  • Follow the same steps with capers. Place capers in the salmon and in the dish.
  • Season salmon with old bay season.
  • Pour ¼ cup of water in dish and place salmon in the oven for 25 minutes without a cover.
  • Cut the ends of asparagus in a diagonal manner.
  • Place asparagus in a glass dish and lightly drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Lightly season asparagus with salt, pepper and rosemary.
  • Place asparagus in the oven for 20min.
  • Follow the instructions on the Uncle Bens rice box. Place 2 ¼ cups of water in a pot, 1 tablespoon of butter and rice in the pot. Cook rice on medium heat until water is absorbed.
  • Immediately remove the salmon from the oven after twenty-five minutes, place the salmon on a plate and serve with the asparagus and rice.

 

Melissa Denise shares her DIY  hot oil treatment recipe and the benefits of adding  h.o.t. to our hair regimen.

 

“Big Sis likes Big Hair.” DiscoveringNatural gives her take on how to create quick summer styles for kids.

 

Summer cocktails aren’t just for a Friday night out with the girls.  Mo Knows Hair shows us how to treat our hair to a budget-friendly cocktail.

 

Summertime and weddings go hand in hand.  BlakIzBeautyful demonstrates how to transform a twist-out into a cascading style that can be worn at a summer wedding or any formal event.

Fried Chicken And Hair Food

Food has a way of bringing out the best in us.

When I plopped down at my mama’s kitchen table after a long day at work, I wasn’t planning to have a sob session. It took just a few sips of her homemade chicken soup to make me spill out everything that I had on my mind.

I left her house a little later feeling somewhat relieved. When I returned from getting my car out of the shop and picking up the kids from school, Mama was in the same place .

The smell of her fried chicken drew me and the kids pass my Dad lying down on the sofa and into the kitchen.

I leaned against the microwave as I watched her drop battered chicken legs down into the new iron cast skillet that she got for Christmas.  She was appreciative that her grand babies were saving her the trouble of throwing out leftover neckbones and sweet potatoes. The food was healing and all was at peace.

Food can bring out the best in our hair, too.

Melissa Denise shares her first experience of putting food in her hair. She shows us how to mix and apply organic mayo, eggs, olive oil and avocado as a hair mask to strengthen, condition and grow our hair.   I hope this helps and Happy Feeding!