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  • Barbie Gets An Afro For Christmas


    I love this. I read it a few weeks ago and I have been meaning to post it here … Barbie’s getting an afro for Christmas! A natural hair group in Georgia will give out 40 Barbie dolls with afro textured hair to little girls in the community.

    One of the group members, Candace McBridge discovered an online demo on how to develop natural looking hair for dolls with items like pipe cleaners and boiling water.

    Jennifer Henderson, a member of the natural hair group and mother of a 2-year-old girl, told the Ledger-Enquirer: “We wanted to show the girls that basically, it’s okay the way God made you.”

    This reminds me of a two things … the Dark Girls Documentary and another post Black Children and Self Image including the Girl Like me documentary.

  • Transition: Relaxed to Natural Hair | how i trim my straight hair


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    In this video I show you how I trim my straight hair. This is only one way that I trim my hair. I also trim my hair in twists or braids – which I will demonstrate in a future video. My hair has been heat straightened and I am nearly 22 months into my transition when this video was filmed.

    I trim using a modified Feye method for a U shaped cut. You can find out more about Feye’s self-trimming methods here

    Thanks for watching!!!

  • Curly Girl Collective :: Collective Expressions Event


    The official video recap from Collective Expressions – A Celebration of Textured Beauty, held at Brian Farrell’s Art Studio at Chelsea Modern in NYC. The event was sponsored by hair care icon Miss Jessie’s, in partnership with HEART & SOUL MAGAZINE and Hpnotiq Harmonie, with 100% of the event proceeds going to our charity partner, Petals-N-Belles.

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  • African American Children’s Haircare


    When I had my son, one of the first things his father wanted to do was get him the best products for his hair. We both wanted to find products that would work well for African American Children, but we wanted to make sure to use natural products, gentle enough for babies that worked well for those with Natural Black Hair. I was clues less of course, beyond using ‘baby oil’ or ‘just for me’ products, I was lost. Of course in my housek, when we get stuck we go searching online so I quickly learned that ‘baby oil’ was a bad idea. It dries out the hair (so the hubby was right about NOT using).

    We’ve eventually began using Natures Natural Olive Oil, Natural Hair Oil on his hair when he was a few months old. I’ve listed other hair care products for Black Children on my Mahogany Momma’s website, but I will continue to add them on the ‘Natural Hairstyles Blog’, as well!