Category Archives: hair

at last: the dry Bantu Knot-Out post.

hi all!

don’t get too excited; i’m still in the midst of my hiatus as i adjust to some stuff going on in my off-line life.  nothing bad at all; just different and time consuming.  so before we return to our regularly scheduled program, any posts that appear here will likely have to do with hair, since i still have like 5257485495 product reviews to do that i havent done yet, and since i still have to put up directions for the dry Bantu knot-out people have been asking me about.  i’ll be doing a video too, but for now, i just want to get up a (not so) quick written tutorial since i’ve been promising for so long.

so let’s get going! (c) Brian Fellow

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natural hair product review: JustNatural Organic Care

as you may or may not know, i am BEYOND product obsessed.. i waste spend sooo much time on youtube and google, just nosing around in what other naturals are putting in their hair, looking for products i’ve never heard of before.  i just want to try EVERYTHING, and if i cant try it, i want to be able to find somebody who has tried it and see how they liked it or loved it or hated it.

i’ve decided to make my obsession work for all the other obsessed out there and put some reviews of my own out there in the Internets.  my biggest problem right now, though, is that i can’t stop trying new stuff BEFORE i write reviews on stuff that i’ve already tried.  it’s like putting Bruhman from Martin in a room full of sammiches and telling him not to touch any of them.  you can’t do that!!  so i’ve put myself on punishment–no new stuff til i dish on the recently tried stuff.  first up:  JustNatural Organic Care products!

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NOT happy to be nappy.

 

this guy definitely doesn't look happy to be nappy.

GD of PostBourgie slid this to me in my gchat today and i knew it would be great blog fodder.  this is a young woman who is not at all pleased with the natural hair experience.

some quick thoughts:

-i think there’s a conversation to be had here about the way that natural hair product lines (particularly high priced ones) market their products.  how often do you see (this is an actual question im posing to you all) natural hair product lines featuring models with nappy/kinky/afro’d hair?  go look around the kinky-curly website real quick.  don’t worry, i’ll wait.  actually, i’ll save you some time; they all look like this:

actual pic from actual site

same is true for miss jessie’s, carol’s daughter, and we dont even have to mention mixed chicks, lol.  it seems that the message sent is that natural hair is only beautiful when it’s curly and bouncy.  are companies like these profiting from an idealistic standard of beauty that many can’t achieve, due to dna?  maybe this young lady just thought that using the products she used would make her look like the shiny curly heads in their ads?

-i’m certain that lots of people are going to label this woman self-hating.  is that a fair assessment?  everything just ain’t for everybody, right?  and it’s just hair, right?

i’m very curious and excited to hear what you all think.  let me go put my wet & wavy on a hanger & pull on up to the table.

(sad afro guy via)

hair talk: my oatmeal experiement

it’s breakfast time in my hair follicles!

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and now, life lessons with Jawn Murray.

DERP

today’s lesson:  “i’m sorry you feel that way” is NOT an apology.

(UPDATE:  If you’re unsatisfied with J. Murray’s apology, contact Tariq Muhammad of AOL Black Voices. tariq.muhammad@teamaol.com (via ForHarriet.com))

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hair of the day

…surely this can’t get any worse.  right?

MOTHERFUCKER

(found via this lovely lady’s flickr)

hair stuff! naturallycurly.com’s Curlarita: a review

(note:  this will be a very long post about natural hair products.  if you have no interest, or are a bit ADD, or are baldheaded, or are rocking a house of dereon lacefront (not hatin, just sayin), you may wanna abandon ship.)

since this blog isn’t about me, i haven’t said much about my holidays.  they were great.  i ate a lot of food, hugged lots of folks, did a lot of badly needed cleaning, and got some great gifts.  one of those gifts was, like, the greatest gift i’ve ever gotten given my current obsession with hair products after going natural almost two years ago  (i suck at this hair typing thing, but i’ve decided that my hair is at least closest to 3C, for the record).

one of my favorite websites to e-window shop is Curl Mart at NaturallyCurly.com.  jokingly, i sent the wishlist  made there to a couple of people.  on that wishlist was a couple of things i needed, like a new bottle of DevaCurl’s No-Poo and a Denman brush since i lost mine while ago.  also on the list:  NC’s hyper expensive Curlarita, a product kit tailored for 3C hair (they make these kits, called curly cocktails, for all hair types).  it’s like $70.  crazy, right?  right.  i ask for ridiculously priced stuff all the time, but i never expect to get any of it.  so when i woke up Christmas morning and found that my mom had bought me every single item on that wishlist??!!  i put my head inside the box it all came in and screamed for half a minute.  that is by no means an exaggeration.

since i’m broke these days, i haven’t had any chances to splurge on any new products to review.  when i got this stuff i immediately wanted to run to wash my hair so i could try it out, but since it was Christmas and people would be in my house looking at me within a few hours, i had already washed, conditioned, and detangled the night before.  so i had to wait until it was time to shampoo again (i use a sulfate shampoo about once a week), and then i decided i’d wait another week after putting the new stuff in my hair to do some good observing and see how it performs.  it has been almost 1 week exactly.  reviews commence now!

the booty! (santa's booty not included)

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