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Royals: The Locumentary

by HealthyLocs on February 25, 2015

Hello Healthy Locs Family :-)
Below is a letter and a video clip i received from a young up and coming filmaker named Doh Tarr. I’m a documentary lover and i hope most of you are also. Please take the time to check out his trailer and donate to his project if you can.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

 

Good afternoon,

My name is Doh Tarr. I am a filmmaker from Atlanta, GA. I started locking my hair in February of 2013. I refer to that moment as one of the best life decisions I have made to this date. Since wearing my locs I have seen that there is an ignorance of locs and of the people that choose to wear their hair in this manner. The news and media likes to only show the negative side of it because that is a more popular story. The story of the guy who is a great person and very successful and has locs is not an uncommon story, but it is seldom told. I plan on changing that.

ROYALS: The Locumentary is the name of the documentary that I am currently working on. It will address: the different reasons why people decide to grow locs, and individuals sharing their experiences during their own loc journey. Also, it will address the stereotypes and stigmas of locs and the people who wear them and what can be done to reverse some of these negative stereotypes. This story will shed light on the individuals who wear locs in the US and the great things that they are trying to accomplish in life because they dawn the hairstyle of kings and queens of the past (ROYALS).

So far we have raised a total of $11,116 of the $56,000 needed to put this film into production, so I am emailing your business for a donation so you can be apart of the revolutionary film that will help to be the solution to the ignorance instead of adding to the problem. As of right now the plan for this film is that it will be played for theaters in 3 days in Atlanta, 3 days in Washington D.C., and 3 days in New York. After those theatrical releases the film will be on streaming services like Netflix and the Urban Movie Channel. We are also currently working on a deal to get the film on Georgia Public Broadcast television and ROYALS will also make rounds in the film festival circuit being played at different festivals across the nation and even some internationally. This is just the basic plan that I have for distribution of the film with the funds received, but obviously, if the film receives the critic acclaims like it can it will be a much bigger release that will be seen by a lot of people.

The trailer for ROYALS: The Locumentary is up on https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doh/royals-the-locumentary. Watching that shows some of the interviews that I have already done and gives you a slight idea of how the full-length film will be. Please spread the word and donate if you are able and are interested. Anything helps. Thank you for your time.

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Natural Care for Natural Hair

by HealthyLocs on February 17, 2015

If you prefer to wear your hair in a natural way you will have some great styling options to express yourself with.

10 Best Natural Hair Care Videos on YouTube

 

Natural Hair

Wearing your hair natural is great. Some will prefer to keep their hair more natural via wash n gos, twist outs or braids.  Others will prefer to style with a straightening comb or a flat iron. Go with whatever makes you more comfortable.

Whichever you prefer to wear, you will want the proper hair products to care for your hair. Natural shampoos are made to be milder than others, since they are formulated with natural hair ingredients instead of harsh additives. These shampoos will moisturize your scalp with herbal or organic ingredients, and this will keep your hair follicles nourished and your scalp hydrated.

Natural African American hair will benefit from the use of natural shampoos and conditioners. They promote a healthy amount of hair growth. The nourishing and stimulating ingredients are made to penetrate the roots, in the scalp, and they also provide your hair with amino acids, minerals and vitamins. These shampoos will help your hair strands to increase their thickness, and they make your hair stronger, overall.

 

Natural Shampoo

If you have curly hair, natural shampoo is best to help keep it manageable. Longer hair and/or curly hair is more prone to split ends and breakage, and damage, since the ends tend to be fine. Use whatever natural products your stylist recommends to maintain your healthy hair. Natural shampoos will help maintain curly or long hair.

When you select a natural shampoo, make sure that it contains quality organic ingredients. Many shampoos have additives and chemicals that can cause breakage and over-dry hair. Natural shampoos contain chemical-free, all-natural ingredients like soy protein, tea tree oil, lavender oils, coconut oil, Shea butter, lemon and aloe.

Depending on the type and brand of natural shampoo you buy, the ingredients will vary. The proper ingredients will help to leave your hair shiny and soft. They will also reduce the stress your scalp and hair can experience from heat treatments.

 

Herbal Hair Oil

The best herbal hair oil for your African American hair may have a combination of some or all of the more essential herbs, those being henna, hibiscus and amla, with oil from coconuts. This type of hair oil will add shine to your hair, and help it remain healthy.

Select a hair oil that contains herbs and oils known for helping your hair remain healthy. Coconut oil is helpful in conditioning your hair, and it can also allow your hair to grow more quickly. Amla herbal hair oil helps your hair shine, as well as cleansing the scalp and enhancing your curls. Henna will bind to your hair’s keratin molecules, and make each strand stronger.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think :-)

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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To Pick or Not To Pick?

by HealthyLocsJanuary 23, 2015

This is a great write up by one of our guest Bloggers, Kevin.  In it he explores his decision to possibly get rid of his locs.  I went through this journey myself.  Unlike Kevin I didn’t think it through for too long.  I just started picking out lint and accidentally picked a whole loc out […]

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What’s Inside Jamaican Mango & Lime

by HealthyLocsJanuary 14, 2015

By Jocelyn Renee Some professionals will tell you NOT to use the Jamaican Mango & Lime Locking Gel, while other Dreadheads will say it’s their favorite product; so who do you listen to? The facts. Jamaican Mango & Lime Locking Gel on the Shelves When you pick up a jar of the Jamaican Mango & Lime […]

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Pelo Malo (Bad Hair): A Rare Look Into Latin American Race Relations

by HealthyLocsDecember 11, 2014

I would love it if this piece would come to Atlanta, GA so i can see the full film.  I watched the series Black In Latin America and am interested in seeing this one as well. Click below to watch the trailer. “Pelo Malo” means “bad hair” in Spanish. It’s a term that is commonly […]

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Black Hair: The Missing Education

by HealthyLocsDecember 4, 2014

“Why does she wear an afro?” “Why is her hair styled that way?” These questions spur a conversation about Afro-textured hair that should be occurring. The lack of this conversation has resulted in discriminatory events, for example, this past week Tiffany Bryan, a 27-year-old cancer survivor from New York, was fired from her job for […]

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We Love Tamron Halls Natural Curls!

by HealthyLocsNovember 29, 2014

It has been a few months since Tamron Hall shared her natural curls with the world, but i still wanted to take the time out to say congratulations Tamron! Below is an article on how the reveal went down.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think Tamron Hall, the “Today” show’s first […]

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Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show October 2014

by HealthyLocsNovember 8, 2014

Hello everyone.  Ok,  so I know the show was two weeks ago but I’ve been so swamped with hair clients that this is the first chance I’ve had to post anything about the show.  So here it goes…… I had a blast!!  I hadn’t been to the show in a few years and was excited […]

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Black Hair Care: The Korean Monopoly the Industry

by HealthyLocsOctober 2, 2014

This is a fantastic documentary about the beauty supply industry and the attempted shut out of Black owners by Korean owners.  I live in the Atlanta,GA and I make sure that whenever i’m in Marietta to work with a hair client I go to Atlanta Beauty Depot.  Its a black owned beauty supply store on […]

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Loc Maintenance

by HealthyLocsAugust 19, 2014

Maintenance for natural African American hair is important. We take pride in our hair, and the best way to show how much we love our natural locs is to develop some type of hair maintenance routine. Now, we can search Google all day and watch many YouTube natural hair gurus break down their hair regimen; […]

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