More and more women are embracing their natural hair while at work inspite of any push back they may encounter. Thankfully there are more work environments that are relaxing their policy when it comes to us being able to freely wear our hair natural in various ways at work. The article below does a great job of addressing the topic. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
All to often you see women taking on a very relaxed approach to their hair and skin during the weekends, giving their tresses and skin a much-needed break.
But what happens when you decide to extend your natural look into your work environment? The sky’s the limit. There’s so much versatility when it comes to natural hairstyles.
There’s also much more information available on Natural Hair and how to care for it.
While natural hairstyles can convey many things from trends, to cultural statements or declarations of individuality … they can be styled to look extremely professional for your work environment.
The right protective styles are a must to help your natural hair grow long and strong. Below is an article that gives you some options on the right style for you. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
Have you gotten so comfortable with your hair that you no longer explore and experiment with new hairstyles?
Water challenges, which are real by the way, got you frustrated with the look and feel of your hair. Probably!
You’ve spent years nurturing your beautiful black hair, having your locs done without fail every two weeks, especially in the beginning phase. And now that you’ve gotten that long awaited ponytail that you can swing from side to side whenever you want too, your creativity has been lulled to sleep.
Sound familiar? What happened to those sweet up dos, beautiful chignons, that cute French roll or side sweep? I’m just saying, there might have been a time when you put more energy into styling your natural tresses and expressing yourself through your hairstyles.
This article is right on time for me as i am new to the afro world since combing out my locs in october/november of last year. Hopefully it will help some of you in your transition to loose natural hair. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
Growing your hair to longer lengths requires patience, consistent effort, time, and consideration. While the journey to natural hair is a complex one, the journey to longer length hair is complex as well. You will learn a lot along the way including:
your patience level
if long hair is for you
your staple products
your go-to hair styles
your perfect regimen
Your Patience Level
This will be revealed to you pretty early on in your journey to longer hair. You will have to take diligent care of your hair from root to tip each day if your hair is loose. Even if your hair is braided up, in extensions or weaves there is still daily care that must be taken. Your level of patience will determine the manner you choose to grow your hair out.
As a Spanish major and student of Afro-Latin culture this article hit home for me big time. I love that the issue of race, self hate and self love are being addressed on a school level in the Dominican Republic. It is long over due. And needs to be addressed all over the globe when it comes to African Descendants in denial of their heritage. Bravo to Luz Bautista Matos and Clara Morel on their work with teaching young girls to love their selves as they are ! Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
In a school auditorium filled with laughing students, actresses Luz Bautista Matos and Clara Morel threw themselves into acting out a fairy tale complete with a princess, a hero and acts of derring-do.
Morel had wrapped a white plastic sheet around her multi-colored blouse, while Bautista donned a brown paper bag over her blue tights. The two black actresses wore their hair free and natural, decorated only with single pink flowers.
“Yes, you’re a princess,” said Bautista to Morel, who fretted that she didn’t look like a traditional princess with her dark complexion and hair. Bautista then turned to a young girl sitting in the front row, who shared the same African-descended features as both actresses. “And you too,” Morel said as the child smiled back at her.
This video by Zina Saro-Wiwa made me shed a tear of joy. I know it’s a little sappy and extra of me to be so moved by it, but it really made me proud to the point of tears. In the video Zina talks about her 7 month journey to loving her natural hair after wearing extensions for a long time. Zina and the other “naturals” in the video are absolutely beautiful ! If I wasn’t already 17 years natural myself I would be getting a big chop tomorrow after seeing all the beauty on display here. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
I cracked up laughing when I found this article because there are a lot of little natural hair codes that are a bit much to take in when you’re transitioning 🙂 I hope this article helps the natural newbies and long time naturals who want to know all the latest natural hair codes. If you have some that you don’t see in the article please leave a comment and share them 🙂
Are you a PJ who BC’d and loves a good WNG? There’s a lot of jargon thrown around on natural hair blogs and forums, and if you’re new to the conversation, it can be quite puzzling. Well, you can (TMN) thank me now because I’m about to help you decipher the word play, so you can get clear on what it all means for you.
A is for APL (Arm Pit Length) which refers to length. BSL (Bra Strap Length), CL (Collar Length), MBL (Mid Back Length) and WL (Waist Length) are all common descriptors.
B is for BC (Big Chop). This is the courageous act of chopping off your relaxed hair. Some opt to do the Big Chop with only an inch or so of new growth remaining on their heads leaving them with a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro). Another option is the (LTT )Long Term Transition where you cut the relaxed hair out gradually. Either way, the first day you step out with your freedom hair (relaxer free) is a milestone moment. Relish it.
I was irritated along with everyone else when I heard Wendy put Viola down for wearing her natural hair to The Oscars. But then I had to remind myself that this is a woman who has her own show yet doesn’t have enough self esteem or self respect to wear her hair natural on her own program. So of course she doesn’t get how beautiful natural hair is. This is a woman who brags about the two tons of wig that she puts on everyday as if it’s something to be proud of. The idea that natural hair is not “professional” or “red carpet worthy” is moronic. Viola was a Natural Goddess on the red carpet last Sunday and should be respected for the bold step forward that she took.
Wendy doesn’t have guts enough to get rid of the wigs and embrace her own natural hair so really her opinion on it doesn’t matter. I’m well aware that she has a thyroid issue and has thin hair, but that should give her even more motivation to get rid of the relaxer and wigs and give what hair she has a chance to be healthy. Even Oprah embraced her natural hair for a whole season on her show before she refried it with relaxer in her last season on air. Granted, she had it flat ironed or blow dried out, but she still went natural. So since you want to be Oprah so bad Wendy, you should follow her lead and go natural for a season before you talk smack about other folks hair.
Stick to your usual non factual celeb gossip Wendy and leave the natural hair comments alone until you have enough sense to wear your own hair natural.
Viola Davis looks amazing tonight at the Oscar Awards 2012 ! She shocked everyone when she stepped out looking royal with her emerald green gown and fire orange afro. Viola you always look beautiful in your different wigs, but tonight you were stunning ! Keep rocking your natural hair sis 🙂 Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
It was so good to see natural hair represented on the red carpet this year ! True there was some weave mixed in, but at least it was natural esq weave lol. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.