23 March 2014

The Eembuvi Braids


With the rise of Natural Hair has come a rise in traditional styles worn by women of colour, from Cornrows to Box Braids these styles haven't been so prominent in popular culture since the mid 90's. In the 90's cornrows and braids where worn in movies and seen in music video's often to portray the characters as real 'home girls' think Janet Jackson In Poetic Justice and Jada Pinkett-Smiths character in Set It Off. 
Today we have global superstars such as Beyonce and Solange Knowles wearing waist length box braids as well as many WOC in fashion and the arts all wearing these styles.
It's fair to say that the Box Braid has become a stylish way to wear ones hair, worn less as a homage to the 'home girl' but nod to African heritage from which it originates. 

15 March 2014

The Head Massage with Shea Decadence


Head massage is an effective way to stimulate our scalps, we need to do this to get blood flowing to our follicles. Blood circulation to our scalps is the furthest away from our hearts, so when blood is busy working its magic on the rest of our body it can loose oomph once its get to our scalps.

8 March 2014

The Headwrap: A History

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I like many have to say that the headwrap or turban is a main stay for my overall look. I wear a wrap more often then not, because they look great and they serve a function (protecting my hair)

It's hard to say who was the first person (or persons) to think about covering the hair with fabric, though I assume that this can be dated back centuries. As the main function of any head covering is protection, the head wrap is popular in hotter climates because it protects against the rays of the sun.
However covering the hair can be for symbolic or religious reason.

4 March 2014

The Baby Regimen: Or Lack Thereof...


I get a lot of questions about what I use in Freya's hair, from products to regimens. The answer to this much asked question is not very much, Freya does not have a hair regimen nor does she have specific products. This is largely to do with the fact that she is a baby, she barely sits still long enough for me to put a top knot in her hair let alone hair product or a legion of barrets. Babies hair and scalp are very delicate, they don't start to produce many natural oils until they are 6 months old, so there is no need to over wash your childs hair. Their hair is still growing and changing (Freya's hair is getting more kinky through the back) so keep things simple, even if your child has very kinky coily hair I would suggest keeping styling to a minimum. concentrate on de-tangling and moisture.

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