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Long Shen Dao :Chinese Reggae Band

This is the best thing I’ve seen thus far this week! These fellas are called Long Shen Dao. They’re a Chinese Reggae Band and they are jammin ! Plus do y’all see how healthy their locs are and how gorgeous some of the members of the group are ?! Lawd have mercy 🙂 Looks like travel plans to China need to be in my future 😉 lol
Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher for healthylocsblog.com

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How to Protect Your Natural Hair

At first glance, afro textured hair would appear resilient. It’s thick, it’s full, it’s cottony, it looks pretty darned tough, but looks can be deceiving. Natural African American hair is actually one of the most delicate hair textures that there is. It doesn’t take much to damage it at all, so if you want to maintain a head full of beautiful curls there are a few general safety rules that must be followed.

Wrap it up
A large majority of our hair’s damage occurs while we’re sleeping. We toss, we turn, and all the while the delicate ends of our hair are being ripped apart by the friction of it rubbing against a cotton pillow. To prevent splitting ends while you slumber, wrap your hair up in a silk or satin scarf before bed, or purchase a satin pillow case.

Maintain Moisture
African American hair needs moisture to thrive. A spray bottle full of water is your hair’s best (and cheapest) friend. Condition your hair regularly, and if you feel it drying out throughout the day, give it a quick spritz of water. For added moisture add a tiny amount of your favorite conditioner to the bottle as well for inexpensive leave in conditioning.

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http://voices.yahoo.com/how-protect-natural-hair-11489346.html

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Avocados Have Skin and Hair Benefits

These are some great recipes for hair and skin care.  However, I don’t think the hair mix would be good for locs because it might not rinse out that well and you wouldn’t want to have buildup left over from the avocado mix.   For loose natural hair I think it’s a great moisturizing mix though.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

Avocados might look like an unassuming vegetable but it trumps most vegetables in terms of nutrients.   Nutritionists are basically united in saying that it is a complete food.   Avocados are rich in potassium, Vitamin E, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin K,  fiber, folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, copper and protein and have been used in treating a ton of skin and hair ailments.   The skin should have a label saying, the hair and skin healer, made and produced by nature.

It’s that good… and you will be hard pressed to find anything in nature that works as well for black hair.   The avocado itself and the avocado oil are really winners with African American type hair, both natural and processed, this vegetable does not discriminate.   Apart from its nutritious goodness, avocado is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.   The avocado contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and guard against stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Avocados, with their natural fatty richness are good for skin and hair.   It was the Egyptians who first used this fruit because it prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth.   It is also used to improve the condition of hair by acting as a moisturizer.  This fruit makes hair shiny and gorgeous and skin moisturized and supple.

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http://blackhairmedia.com/articles/avocados-have-hair-and-skin-benefits/

Transitions to Natural Hair – Video

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 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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Ms. Nappy Combs – A Natural Hair Care Documentary

This looks like it’s going to be a good natural hair documentary when it comes out.  If you all get a release date please let me know so I can see the full project 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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Air France discriminates against Locs/Natural Hair

The below video is in French so I don’t understand most of it, but the story is about flight attendant Aboubakar Traoré, a Frenchman of Ivorian descent.  He has been working for the company Air France since 1999.  He has had his locs for a while now, but the company recently asked him to start covering his locs with a terrible wig so that he can look “more presentable” and “neater” in front of of their customers.

They are using the company employee manual as an excuse for this ridiculous demand.  It’s bad enough that women have been bullied into frying their hair or wearing wigs to cover up their natural crowning glory just to make corporations  feel more comfortable, but now they’re doing it to men too.  I mean the photo alone is just insulting, but watch the video to get the real feel of the disrespect they are dishing out to this man.  In the video you will see that his locs were already twisted within an inch of their life and pinned back in a bun which should have been more than enough to fill their “neat” presentation rule.  If you don’t understand french you will still be able to fully understand the injustice happening just from the flow of it.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think natural family 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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Discrimination _ Air France s’acharne by AncFrance

Locs / Dreadlocks are a hit at the NFL draft !

I have to admit that I am not a “footballnista”, but I will say that I am loving all the handsome men with locs that have been popping up in the NFL over the last few years.  And the draft picks this year  have kept that trend going ! It’s not just in the NFL though.  If you watch the college games of certain teams you’ll see a  lot of Locs flowing from under helmets as well 🙂  Keep up the great hair work fellas and be careful out there.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

 

The ABC’s of Natural Hair Decoded

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 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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.

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http://www.transitioningmovement.com/Default.aspx?CN=4E11AA0E5382

Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner for Natural Hair Care

I’ve been hearing more and more about people washing their hair with non shampoo products.  I’m not there yet, but I found this article about the movement.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

 

“Natural” has become a trendy word associated with beauty products. We all want to take care of our beauty with wholesome and natural ingredients. When it comes to our hair, natural hair care can be surprisingly easy. You can opt to clean and maintain their tresses with homemade hair care products.

For many, the idea of not washing you hair with shampoo might be a little weird and slightly disgusting as well. The homemade shampoo and conditioner movement, coincidentally, has a bit of a nasty-sounding name–the “No Poo” movement, short for “No Shampoo.” It’s gaining popularity as an underground beauty trend among many people fed up with the sulfates used in shampoos that strip our hair of beneficial oils. With constant washing, our scalp tries to compensate for the lost oil by producing more of it, and this leads to a cycle of constantly having to wash your hair with sulfate-heavy shampoos. No Poo-ing also has an eco-friendly aspect to it. With less hair washing, you’ll save water and plastic shampoo bottles from ending up in the landfills.

So, how do you wash your hair without shampoo and conditioner? Here are some of the best tips on how to start your own no poo regimen.

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http://www.dailyglow.com/homemade-shampoo-and-conditioner-tips-for-natural-hair-care.html

Natural Black Hair: My Journey and Hair Advice

This is a great article I found on hubpages about natural hair and the journey from having a relaxer.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

http://www.naturalhairgrows.com/images/Natural_Hair_Styles_8.jpg

Why do we use relaxers anyways?

Natural black hair is not hard to manage. This myth prevents many black women from going natural. They think once they stop relaxing their hair, they will be left with kinky matted hair.

Black women have been conditioned to believe, that their natural hair is unattractive and impossible to manage. Relaxer companies feed this lie, to sell their products. Relaxers are very damaging to the hair and scalp. not only are they unhealthy for your hair, but they can have unhealthy effects on one’s self image.

Most black women relax their hair because they have been taught from a young age that black hair is ugly and needs to be fixed. The decision to chemically straighten one’s hair, is likely about being socially acceptable. It’s more than just a hairstyle choice, for most black women.

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http://gabbyg.hubpages.com/hub/Natural-Black-Hair-My-Journey-and-Hair-Advice

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