Hair Freedom from Egypt to D.C.

IMG_20160403_181240.jpgI’m a little embarrassed yet excited to say…..there is so much history to exoerience in D.C.! Embarrassed because it was my first time visiting D.C. in my 40 plus years and excited because my heart pounds at the thought of sharing my travel discoveries with the students and patients whom I teach and serve.

It’s one thing to learn history through books and images but to actually stand at the burial site of former slaves and to stand near the same tree where students read the newly signed Emancipation Proclamation hundreds of years ago…….it’s amazing!

I was just as excited when I discovered the masterful”Hair” story created by  Chime (Hair Crush).  In her video, she chronicles the history of black hair from the elaborate hairstyles of ancient Egypt to today’s similar natural styles. I hope you take away much joy and knowledge from her video!

Love Can Polish Our Mess

God’s love for us never changes.   Lauren Daigle’s song reminds me that He loves us even when we’re a hot mess.  He polishes our wounds, healing us from the inside out.

Naptural85 shows us how to polish up messy, old hair to create a refreshed style.  I hope her video keeps you inspired on your journey.  Happy Polishing!

 

Three Hairstyles for the Workplace #repost

Hallease will add a wisp of joy to your journey with her spirited video on how to create three hairstyles suitable for the workplace. Enjoy and Happy Styling!

We watched Hallease and posted originally back in July…..experimented on Saturday……

Her video tutorial gave me a few ideals on how to create a professional look whether I am teaching or working at the hospital so I put the bobby pins to work before heading off to work. This style was pretty easy, with the help of the bobby pins, and it endured two 12 hour shifts! Thanks Hallease!

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Clap It Up For Our Quarterback Queens

I watched an amazing football game last night that I’m sure will be featured as a classic. Denver scored in the final seconds of the fourth quarter sending the game into overtime. The exciting part was watching Russell Wilson on the sideline pacing and clapping as Denver scored the extra two points. The poised and focused look on his face shouted “It’s still game time baby. Let’s roll!”

Our natural hair movement is just as exciting as last night’s football game. We have created our own styles, our own DIY products, our own routines and the best part is that we’re not done yet! We have the best vloggers who pass on their expertise to keep our momentum going. They are our “Quarterback Queens” and we love them for who they are and what they do. Thank you vloggers and Happy Vlogging!

Happy Hair-Freedom Day

Thank you to all of the Natural Hair bloggers and vloggers who have paved the way for the Naturalistas. You have given us a renewed sense of freedom to express our beauty, strength, determination and creativity through our hair. It is your work that has sent afros, coils and curls into the mainstream and onto the red carpet. May your videos continue to help us strengthen our bond and our hair, and let us forge ahead for the next generation of Naturalistas.