Friday, 26 August 2011

Is fake hair becoming too much for men??

I lifted this off a hilarious thread on FB so the original (male)poster shall remain anon.

"I normally keep my mouth shut on subjects like this BUT I gotta say this:
Ladies, sorry but some of the hair extensions,weave-ons,add-ons,clip-ons,paste-ons,plaster-ons,whatever-ons, are plain mind-boggling ridiculous and out of this world!!"

Although he was referring primarily to fake hair that -THAT GOT ME THINKING.....
We all know what women go through for the sake of their hair. Many of us have been through the mill and had every kind of perm/relaxer/extensions/weaves/clip-ons etc etc. Did we do it for our sakes or for the men around us? Was it really b'cos our texture was unmanageable, or b'cos were ignorant of proper grooming methods. Or was it brainwashing pure and simple?
Many of us went natural bc the whole hair drama had become slavery & bondage and we started to question WHY? We escaped and even though mainstream society frowned on us, we began the difficult task of swimming upstream...often alone. We discovered that natural can be beautiful and that there are several ways to style your natural hair quickly easily and beautifully.
So men-if any men read this blog, how do you feel about the whole fake hair saga? Do you even care? As long as the woman looks good? Or are you concerned? Ladies, ask the guys in your life, husbands, sons cousins and put their comments here. I'd like your thoughts and input. Personally, I'm completely biased - in favour of natural hair. But I'm not interested in bashing non naturals or users of weaves ext etc. I know we women like to change up the style every now and this isn't a bashing excercise.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

SL salon formula shampoo

I meant to blog about this shampoo and completely forgot. Anway, here goes: it's the sisterlocks Salon shampoo concentrate(aloe formula). This shampoo is recommended for those who have straighter wavy ,curls,looser coils. I was very suprised to fall into this category. In my mind I'm still in the tighter kinky coil group. But it made sense bc my hair took forever to loc, unravelled constantly and indeed if I had a mind to I could probably undo all my locs with some detangling condish.
First of all the fact that it contain a less harsh cleaning agent than sls was a plus from me. I loved the results on my locs. They were clean but not stripped. It has a clean smell.
But look at some of the ingredients: Organic aloe vera juice,water,sodium olefin sulfonate,lemon peel oil,soluble collagenbutcher's broom,soap bark,sweet almond oil,evening primrose,lavender oil,liquorice,carrot seed oil,gotu kola,parsley seed oil,borage/sunflower oil,horse chestnut,pro vit b5.
Initially I thought it was rather pricey at about £11.00, but it's concentrated and you actually end up with 3x as much. (In my case 4x as much) You get a measuring bottle.
So my question is, why aren't SLs products such as this used more by sisterlockers in the UK? Is it bc it's difficult to access. In which case, problem solved, we got George Graham Sisterlocks product distributor in the UK.
The new formulated starter shampoo again contains no harsh ingredients, just good stuff. I'm quite particular about shampoos and don't necessarily think SLs products are the only thing one can use. However, I was truly impressed with both ingredients and performance of the Salon shampoo.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Back to Natural/locks in Ghana grows....

Song of songs 7:5...Your head crowns you like mount carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the King is held captive by it's tresses.
1 corinthians 11:15 - if a woman has long hair it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her for her covering...
Just thought I'd share these 2 happy hair scriptures. So it's up to him to ensure we have our covering.....

And the Happy News - my sis-in-law, a former devotee to the creamy LYE has been converted. Not just to natural hair, but LOCKS!! To really make my day, she went to a local hairdresser who I taught to loc hair using a combination of tiny twists/latch-hook/nappylocs tool methods 4 yrs ago. She maintained my daughter's locs for free for a couple of years. She in turn has taught 4 other girls how to lock and reTi using a tool. She's the same lady who did our reTis when we were in Ghana in march. I've sent some other ladies to her to get their twists or locs. She can start and/or maintain any type of tool assisted micro locs! I've begged my sis-in-law to send pics asap. Apparently she's had so many compliments already. her sis and my sis are both contemplating jumping on the loc bandwagon. Now get this- the hairdresser charged her 15Ghana cedis which is like $13.00! I couldn't believe it. I mean the hairdresser and assistant worked in her hair from 9.a.m-1.30p.m which is 41/2 hrs. I'm instructing her to leave a LARGE tip next time she goes.

Wow, it feels so good to know my little contribution in teaching an individual is growing into a whole community Little by little. When you impart knowledge to someone, you empower them and they in turn empower others. Ladies, this is a huge world with a lot of potential natural heads waiting in the wings. I'm so excited by the turn of events y'all!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

after reTi, washed&styled

Let the photos speak for themselves.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

reTi and loc styling

My reTi was finished this week. We took a break last week as George had a full install to do. One thing, you can't hurry George. He's a perfectionist and he's got to do it right. There's was a little portion left to do so his wife Charlene finished it and then...washed my hair and gave me a temporary style
so when I take it out I should have another crinkly style.

This was a 2 min style I did before to get locs off my was so hot.

Shows how long my locs are getting eh? I got 7 new locs starting. My hair is growing back bc of Jesus inside me lol lol. It's true. this manageress at the post office(I was enquiring about opening an A/C) wanted to know why I looked young. I told it was about Jesus. She sat me down and I spent the next 35 min telling her how much Jesus loved her and how she could receive him too. She said 'I believe'.