The Ms. Napptuality competition has been a wonderful experience for me because it has allowed me to present myself to the world and show that having natural hair is not only something beautiful but something sacred.
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I am writing this because of the amount of love and respect that I have for my African-American sisters. At this point I know there needs to be a change in the way the media reflects African-American hair and beauty.
For this challenge I chose the Ngozi design Amethyst and Wood beaded necklace. Amethyst being one of the most beautiful ancient gemstones, even adorned by the ancient Egyptians; promotes peaceful energy, aids intuition, encourages freedom from addictions, and promotes positive thinking patterns to flow to your third eye chakra.
Many people think that Chic hairstyles are not for Black Women because of how curly their hair is but this is in fact not true. Natrually curly or locked hair can definitely be an advantage when it comes to chic hairstyles.
For this challenge I’ve opted for an old fashioned approach; cloth rollers. An elder woman gave me the idea when she talked about how back during the Great Depression when money was scarce women used all kinds of different house hold objects for their beauty needs. I used just a few strips of fabric from an old […]
If I were in a situation where I did not know what a customer/photographer expected from me I wouldn’t do anything besides be myself. I would go in with a special recipe that includes a smile, a positive and optimistic attitude, and a little bit of humor because those attributes are all me being myself. […]
With more than 23% of African Americans (including myself) with natural hair, a recipe from the fertile hills of Jamaica was developed with mango and lime ingredients specifically designed to start and maintain healthy and well groomed locs and twist. Of these products my favorite is the Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Firm Wax.
With more than 23% of African Americans (including myself) with natural hair, a recipe from the fertile hills of Jamaica was developed with mango and lime ingredients specifically designed to start and maintain healthy and well groomed locs and twist. Of these products my favorites include, the Mango and Lime Firm Wax, and the Mango and […]
This week I was able to use one of the most sensual skin products there is. Straight from the deserts of Morocco, with Sula NYC, I went from ashy and dry to silky and smooth.
Wow this competition has been pretty exciting for me, I’m happy to be a part of it . At first I was a little nervous about the challenges; the photos, my hair, location and stuff like that because I’m not a model, I’m not an actress, I don’t have photographers lined up who I can call for my next […]
My hair has taught me that I am divine. The power behind the spiraling of galaxies, the DNA double helix strand, and the spinning of stars and planets, is the same power behind the texture of my hair. My hair has taught me that it is versatile. I can represent it in many ways without adding harsh chemicals […]
I’ve never done a head wrap before, but always admired Erykah Badu’s headwraps. Since I took these pictures myself I couldn’t illustrate how it was done.
I’ve never done a head wrap before, but always admired Erykah Badu’s headwraps.
To be honest, when the barrettes arrived in the mail, I didn’t think much of them. I thought, “Ok, I’ll use them for the challenges, but after that,
Here's a great recipe for moisturizer, which I recommend for daily use or every other day: