My new favorite natural, Solange and fashion diva, Rih Rih looks amazing on the red carpet. Rih Rih was recognized and honored for her work and dedication to the fight against Leukemia. They both look gorgeous and Solange is working that blowout and draped dress.
Monoi oil originates in Tahiti and is made from coconut oil and the Tiare Tahiti Flower. Minoi oil gets its beneficial effects from the coconut oil it is made from and gets its heavenly scent from the Tiare Flower. It has great usage for both skin and hair. For hair it helps to provide softness and shine, and protects against enviromental aggressions and dandruff. Carols daughter has incorporated this beneficial oil in a shampoo, conditioner, and hairmask and will be released May 9th for your purchase.
I’ve actually never used any Carols daughter products but with all this hype I’m curious. I really wanna take to trip down to a whole foods store and experiment with different products.
Selita Ebanks, Solange Knowles, and Cassie sat down with the founder of Carols Daughter, Lisa Price, to discuss the topic, “Good Hair”. Here are some excerpts from the conversation.
“ I want people to be comfortable with who they are, if relaxing your hair makes it easier for you then go for it, if your comfortable wearing a mohawk than go for it, if you want to wear crayola red then go for it”
This is what she had to say about her decision to recruit Selita Ebanks, Solange Knowles, and Cassie to represent her line. ~ “I am so happy to welcome three women who share my enthusiasm for loving the many textures and colors of hair. They join Mary J. Blige and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who epitomize Beauty By Nature in everything they do. Solange is a fiery spirit with the strongest code of loyalty and artistry; Selita has a heart of gold with an immense entrepreneurial drive and focus; and Cassie lives life to its fullest while staying true to her roots and family.”
This topic of ‘good hair’ has been a highly debated topic. There are so many different opinions to what people consider to be ‘good hair.’ It was not until the past year, a little before I decided to stop altering my hair with chemicals, that my perspective on good hair changed. For years, it is installed into our heads that ‘good hair’ is hair that is silky to the touch. Kids in school would boast about ‘having indian in them’ or who in their family are races other than Black. When you grow up hearing these things from people with this horrible mentality it is hard to form your own opinion, especially so young. Now that I am an adult, I am so glad that I no longer subjugate myself to these standards of beauty or ‘worthiness’. ‘Good hair’ is healthy hair that you are can be proud of. It does not matter the texture, length, the curl pattern or lack thereof. My hair is beautiful because it is mine, God-given, bold, and healthy. What is your definition of ‘good hair’?
My bf and I went to Gainesville earlier this month for the annual Caribbean Students Association Conference. This was my first time wearing my baby fro out since wearing my rope twists. My hair has grown beyond what I would have ever expected in just 3 months. I did my best attempt at a twist out which I will discuss thoroughly with you in a different post. I thought I would share my hair growth with you so here are some pics of me and my bf on our trip. and Yes we take bathroom pics. lol
I will be walking across the stage recieving my Bachelors diploma in exactly two weeks. This is soooo surreal to me. I worked so hard for this day. As a single working mom from as early as high school, this moment sometimes felt impossible to reach. Persistence and prayer are very powerful practices. Now as I prepare for this memorable moment in my life I envision myself looking nothing less than GORGEOUS, thus I have been contemplating hairstyles for my newly natural hair. Now my first thought was to go for a wavy mid length sew in; however my boyfriend quickly objected to the idea, as he hates the thought of long weave. smh. He would prefer if I wore my baby fro which I would except I have a feeling that my graduation cap and my baby fro won’t agree very well with each other. So I have gone back to the drawing board.I found one hair style that will require a very good blow out (which I will get professionally done), lots of gel, and extensions but not as much as a sew in. I think it’s a gorgeous look I just don’t know if it’s realistic for my hair length as yet. I will have to consult with a hairstylist.
I would look so hot with this hair style….If any of you naturals have any other suggestions please do not hesistate to leave a link etc. with your ideas.