Going Natural; Black Hairstyles, Natural Hair Care & Products http://going-natural.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:12:22 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb admin@going-natural.com (Going-Natural.com) Brooklyn Fashion Week is looking for Runway Models http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/brooklyn-fashion-week-is-looking-for-runway-models.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/brooklyn-fashion-week-is-looking-for-runway-models.html Do you have what it takes to represent diversity and beauty on the runway? If so Fashion Week Brooklyn RUNWAY wants to see you in action!

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:50:10 -0400
Have a problem untangling your hair? Try the No More Knots http://going-natural.com/natural-hair-products/natural-hair-care/have-a-problem-untangling-your-hair-try-the-no-more-knots.html http://going-natural.com/natural-hair-products/natural-hair-care/have-a-problem-untangling-your-hair-try-the-no-more-knots.html Controlling one’s coarse hair texture is a real problem sometimes. In particular, if you are a 4C type. Although, many natural products are able to help us to find a remedy, it remains difficult to completely eliminate our knots. That's why I would advise you to try "No More Knots". After using it, you will immediately feel the difference. How the product can help solve an issue

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:25:38 -0400
Tips to spot and cope with Alopecia http://going-natural.com/natural-hair-products/natural-hair-care/tips-to-spot-and-cope-with-alopecia.html http://going-natural.com/natural-hair-products/natural-hair-care/tips-to-spot-and-cope-with-alopecia.html No, your eyes are not deceiving you I have alopecia. I’m America’s Next Natural Model, also known as Chassity Bynum Winner of ANNM 2012. I was recently diagnosed with alopecia after my wonderful stylist suggested I go and see a dermatologist about a thinning area in the crown of my head…..I know, I know…..gasp!

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:08:39 -0400
Shakilla the Master Loc Sculptor finally claimed her spot http://going-natural.com/natural-hairstyles/featured-hair-salons/shakilla-the-master-loc-sculptor-finally-claimed-her-spot.html http://going-natural.com/natural-hairstyles/featured-hair-salons/shakilla-the-master-loc-sculptor-finally-claimed-her-spot.html Shakilla is one of those naturally talented hairstylists who really didn't need to be thought how to braid, loc or style natural hair. Her long dreadlocks elegantly braided and intriguely styled on top of her head made an impression on me when I first saw her back in 2005 at the annual African Arts Festival in Brooklyn.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:34:21 -0400
We are taking the Natural Hair Show to Afro Punk Fest http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/we-are-taking-the-natural-hair-show-to-afro-punk-fest.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/we-are-taking-the-natural-hair-show-to-afro-punk-fest.html Where better to make a scene then in the midst of where it's all going to happen this weekend: Afro Punk Fest. While camera crews and photographers are lined up to report the hottest festival this Saturday, we are making sure that Natural Hair is going to be part of that media mix. Fifteen selected models styled by Red Room Salon, Natural Hollywood and Shakilla are more than ready to make a scene!

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:13:46 -0400
Masters Brunch; A Natural Hair event sponsored by SheaMoisture http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/masters-brunch-a-natural-hair-event-sponsored-by-sheamoisture.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/masters-brunch-a-natural-hair-event-sponsored-by-sheamoisture.html The Masters Brunch sponsored by SheaMoisture is an invite only event where notables from the natural hair world come together to mingle, enjoy good food and talk about the industry. What makes this event special is that Industry Pioneers from almost 30 years back meet with today's Social Media influencers and product manufacturers for conversations about Black beauty, natural hair, the business and more.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:11:10 -0400
BAD Hair Uprooted; A NY Exhibition that Made International Headlines http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/bad-hair-uprooted-an-ny-exhibition-that-made-international-headlines.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/bad-hair-uprooted-an-ny-exhibition-that-made-international-headlines.html BAD Hair Uprooted is the 10th anniversary exhibit of going-natural.com, a social web and networking site connecting more than 40,000 members interested in natural hair. More than shining a light on uniquely beautiful natural hairstyles, the photo montage highlights the social injustice against Black hairstyles and shines a light on a movement that rooted in New York almost 30 years ago.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:28:24 -0400
The US Army; The 1st Institute to Embrace Natural Hairstyles http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/the-us-army-the-1st-institute-to-embrace-natural-hairstyles.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/the-us-army-the-1st-institute-to-embrace-natural-hairstyles.html After fierce criticism from African American soldiers backed by the Congressional Black Caucus and an online petition that gained more than 92,000 signatures, the US Army has rolled back the restrictions on Natural hairstyles.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:03:40 -0400
Natural Hair and other Quotes http://going-natural.com/about-going-natural/natural-hair-and-other-quotes.html http://going-natural.com/about-going-natural/natural-hair-and-other-quotes.html info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:00:37 -0400 BAD Hair Uprooted; The Natural Hair & Fashion Show You Can't Miss http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/bad-hair-uprooted-the-natural-hair-fashion-show-you-can-t-miss.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/bad-hair-uprooted-the-natural-hair-fashion-show-you-can-t-miss.html BAD Hair Uprooted; The Natural Hair & Fashion that makes a Statement: African Hair is naturally made for Show! Where styles like Bantus, dreadlocks and cornrows are usually presented as an exotic anomaly in the fashion industry, these African hairdos will be featured and celebrated in the BAD Hair Uprooted show to make a statement.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:22:53 -0400
BAD Hair Uprooted A Celebration of Black Follicles out now http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/bad-hair-uprooted-a-celebration-of-black-follicles-out-now.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/bad-hair-uprooted-a-celebration-of-black-follicles-out-now.html Overcoming relaxer-induced alopecia, a hair loss condition that teases 73% of African American women, inspired the Social Entrepreneur in Information Technologist Mireille Liong to build going-natural.com and the photographer in the Suriname native to picture Black hair differently. BAD Hair Uprooted features a decade of Liong's work capturing African Americans wearing their hair naturally.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:28:08 -0400
It's here: BAD Hair Uprooted A Celebration of Black Follicles http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/it-s-here-bad-hair-uprooted-a-celebration-of-black-follicles.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/it-s-here-bad-hair-uprooted-a-celebration-of-black-follicles.html Choosing the best images after shooting natural hairstyles for over a decade is a close to impossible task. Yet I gave it a try. With a little bit of help from my future curator Kamau Ware, who has a trained eye when it comes to photography, I think I selected the best portraits to picture natural hair in a different light. To show the beauty, the versatility and the power of Black roots. So here it is my new photo book BAD Hair Uprooted, A Celebration of Black Follicles. Of course your feedback is welcome.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:54:00 -0400
The Daily Show: Operation Black Hair http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/social-shares/the-daily-show-operation-black-hair.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/social-shares/the-daily-show-operation-black-hair.html As a huge fan of the Daily show, I couldn't wait to see what comedian Jessica Williams would add to the program. Well I didn't have to wait long. She is just marvelously funny. It is probably because I am bias and because I am into Natural hair and I read a piece about the army banning Natural hairstyles that Operation Black is my all time favorite: The strength of our military is the brave men and women who serve in it. Those who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and Black women have hair. Check it out.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:03:50 -0400
The story behind the Mutilated Scalp Video http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/the-story-behind-the-mutilated-scalp-video.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/the-story-behind-the-mutilated-scalp-video.html "Good Hair Was All She Wanted" is without question the most shocking hair story in the 10 year existence of going-natural.com's but also in the history of youtube. The almost 4 minute video is in fact a slideshow that tells the hair story of a woman whose scalp was mutilated by a chemical relaxer that was suppose to straighten her natural hair. Although the video was posted to get out Isabella's story and not to make any judgment on the process of relaxing, the images of the trauma on her scalp are so hearth wrenching and shocking that it is almost impossible to stay impartial. People are commenting left and right on the clip of this beautiful woman who was courageous enough to share her hair story and back it up by showing her mutilated scalp with no shame. Yet, very few understand the personal drama behind the scenes. So here is Isabella's Hair story.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:36:53 -0400
Taliah Waajid presented a Natural Hair Expo that took over New York http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/taliah-waajid-presented-a-natural-hair-expo-that-took-over-new-york.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/taliah-waajid-presented-a-natural-hair-expo-that-took-over-new-york.html When Miss Taliah Waajid's mother refused her a perm, no matter how hard she begged, her mom couldn't have foreseen the grand favor she was doing her daughter. Mad as every teenager would be, Taliah's anger transformed into creativity when she learned how to braid. Not only did she  style her own hair, she started her own natural hairstyling business at the age of 14 then moved to Atlanta to expand and lay a foundation for a natural hair care empire. Today that empire also includes the Taliah Waajid product line and this paased weekend the queen of natural hair expos returned home to show New York how it's done.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:21:07 -0400
Why I Capture Natural Hairstyles http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/why-i-capture-natural-hairstyles.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/why-i-capture-natural-hairstyles.html Like so many daughters from the Diaspora, I started relaxing my hair when I was a teenager. I didn’t know any better than that it was a rite of passage and I was happy to have my Afro straightened.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:10:34 -0400
The IAAF Natural Hair & Fashion Show http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/the-iaaf-natural-hair-fashion-show.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/nappy-news-blog/the-iaaf-natural-hair-fashion-show.html For the 43th year in a row the International African Arts Festival celebrated Black culture. The festival which takes place around the 4th of July, is one of the largest in America with a most colorful market place and shows that would impress even the most cultured person. The symposia, kid activities and live performances are always about preserving African culture. This year's theme was Serudj ta which means to remake and repair the world. 

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info@going-natural.com (Mireille Liong-A-Kong) ROOT Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:18:10 -0400
Natural Hair and Black Beauty; Lupita is paying them forward http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/natural-hair-and-black-beauty-lupita-is-paying-them-forward.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/natural-hair-and-black-beauty-lupita-is-paying-them-forward.html Although her career as a professional Hairstylist never took off, Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, still enjoys braiding hair. That becomes very clear when watching her create Bantu knots and sculpting locs for a couple of her friends in a video shared by vogue magazine.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:45:00 -0400
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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:45:00 -0400
Do the Right Thing, A Spike Lee Joint that's still smoldering 25 years later http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/do-the-right-thing-a-spike-lee-joint-that-s-still-smoldering-25-years-later.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/do-the-right-thing-a-spike-lee-joint-that-s-still-smoldering-25-years-later.html When I moved to Bedstuy more than ten years ago, I had no idea how special the neighborhood really was. Watching Spike Lee's movie as a student in Amsterdam the Netherlands gave me a slight idea of what living in New York might be like but I certainly missed more than a few aspects at the time, to get the full picture. Still, the images of Mookie in the colorful Brooklyn neighborhood left an imprint that undeniably broadened my horizons.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:09:44 -0400
We are looking for Models with Natural Hair http://going-natural.com/going-natural-events/2014/we-are-looking-for-models-with-natural-hair.html http://going-natural.com/going-natural-events/2014/we-are-looking-for-models-with-natural-hair.html Have you ever wanted to be in one of those fabulous natural hair shows you've watched over the years or maybe dreamed of being in professional photo shoot?  Well this is your chance, just don't miss it! Going-Natural.com is celebrating the 10th anniversary with a Free Photo Shoot and a Grand Natural Hair Show featuring the best Stylists in the Natural Hair world. This could be your opportunity to be portrait or to be that model you aspire to become. 

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:13:22 -0400
Vendors http://going-natural.com/going-natural-events/2014/vendors.html http://going-natural.com/going-natural-events/2014/vendors.html Vendors you are more than welcome to join us celebrate the 10th anniversary of Going-Natural.com. Our audience loves artful one of a kind jewelry, from earrings to waist beads and foot jewelry. Tshirts, headware, and loc jewelry is also welcome. Pricing is very reasonable and simple.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:38:22 -0400
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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:32:11 -0400
Comb her hair: Why the petition against Beyonce's daughter is a petition against Natural Hair http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/comb-her-hair-why-the-petition-against-beyonce-s-daughter-is-a-petition-against-natural-hair.html http://going-natural.com/news-blogs/crinkles-curls/comb-her-hair-why-the-petition-against-beyonce-s-daughter-is-a-petition-against-natural-hair.html Follow my blog with Bloglovin

If you think the petition to comb Blue Ivy''s Hair, is too painful to read which it should be for anyone who understands where it comes from, imagine the pain the poster of the text must feel. Not being able to see the gorgeousness of an adorable little Black girl just because her she wears her God-given strands naturally is a sign of deep psychological trauma rooted in the history of slavery that just won't go away.

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info@kroeshaar.com (Mireille Liong) ROOT Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:03:26 -0400
The difference between Braidlocs, Sisterlocks and Traditional Dreadlocks explained http://going-natural.com/natural-hairstyles/going-locs/the-difference-between-braidlocs-sisterlocks-and-traditional-dreadlocks-explained.html http://going-natural.com/natural-hairstyles/going-locs/the-difference-between-braidlocs-sisterlocks-and-traditional-dreadlocks-explained.html Have you evern wondered what the differences are between all of the types of locs for Black Natural Hair or did you think they were all the same? If you answer yes, read this article and watch the videdo where Traditional Dreadlocks, Sisterlocks and Braidlocs is explained. 

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nappmaster@gmail.com (Mia Press) ROOT Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:05:50 -0400
Three Hot Natural Hairstyles for the Summer http://going-natural.com/natural-hairstyles/afros-twist-out-crinkles-and-curls/three-hot-natural-hairstyles-for-the-summer.html http://going-natural.com/natural-hairstyles/afros-twist-out-crinkles-and-curls/three-hot-natural-hairstyles-for-the-summer.html During the summer hair needs to be protected from the heat of the Sun. Regardless of the protective style you choose, it’s important to look cute and effortless. Protective styles are great ways to not only minimize exposure to hair but the keep hair out of the way so you stay cooler in the heat. To give hair a bit of sun protection we recommend using our Silky Shea Hair Butter to reap the benefits of shea butter’s in built sun protection factor.

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vanes200@yahoo.com (Vanessa Osbourne) ROOT Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:16:04 -0400