I tried out for the Miss Nappturality 2009 but unfortunately I did not make it. I was indecisive on whether I should apply again this year. I had so many doubts of being older and the insecurities of my youth set in. I actually waited until the last minute to submit my information and photos. I […]
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If I were to win Miss Nappturality 2009, my first task would be to contact the National Organization of Woman (NOW) and start a campaign for the Right to wear your Natural Hair without facing opposition or sex discrimination. This organization has been taking action for women’s equality since 1966. NOW works to eliminate discrimination […]
The Ngozi Design Group offers one-of-a kind Limited Edition Beaded Jewelry. In fact, Ngozi means “blessing” in the Igbo language of Nigeria
December is finally here! Your calendar will soon start to fill with invitations to Dinner Parties, Christmas Programs, the annual Office Holiday Party, and the biggest Party of them all… celebrating the countdown to the New Year! You have selected your wardrobe with shoes to match. However, you have run out of ideas for creating a Chic Natural […]
For Challenge 5 I was given the task of creating a How to Guide for Creating Hair Coils. To achieve the Coils I had to roll my hair on flex rods. This was the first time I ever used rollers of any kind since going Natural. I also have never worn my hair in Coils. […]
Are you tired of the same natural hair style? Are you interested in trying something different and new but not sure where to start? Give Coils a try! In 7 easy do it yourself steps you can achieve your own Coils. You can also add oomph to your style by using flower hair accessories from Ododo Originals.
Challenge #4 was a definitely a harder challenge for me. When I do me, it does not include Hats and Scarves, LOL! When I am in a pinch… (I know this is bad because this is a natural hair competition)… I typically grab a Beverly Johnson wig… EEK! I know, I know! I […]
The phone rings, and you answer the call and hear your agent shout, “Congratulations!!!” You have been selected as the new print model for the Hottest Accessory Line of Hats and Scarves. Your agent goes on to describe how your personality, smile and creativity bubbled over in all your pictures from going-natural.com, really resonating with the customer. […]
This week for Challenge #3 we had to review Jamaican Mango and Lime hair products and include pictures. I had so much fun with this challenge. Actually, I have fun with all the challenges. This is such a great competition, not just for the contestants but for everyone watching and taking notice of the versatility of Natural hair. When […]
Jamaican Mango and Lime was the first natural hair product line I used when I made the big chop six years ago. Their entire product line can be found at most beauty supply outlets, including your local Sally Beauty Supply store. I was so delighted to be given the opportunity to review the newest additions […]
I am officially switching to Natural/Organic Shampoos!!!! I have tried the Going-Natural Herbal Shampoos in my ANNM competition box and Love Love Love them! Bye Bye Commercial Shampoos! Commercial Mass Marketed Shampoos strip your hair of its natural oils. The main ingredients Sodium Laureth Sulfate and/or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are nothing more than foaming agents. We tend to associate […]
When I opened my competition box, I was excited to try the SULA NYC products. I have dry skin which gets drier and itchier in the Fall/Winter time. When I turn up the heat on my thermostat it wrecks havoc on my skin by drying it out even more. I find myself scratching my skin constantly and […]
My Natural Hair journey of six years all began after I gave birth to my second child. As a wife and working mother of two busy boys, I no longer had the time to sit through lengthy hair salon visits.
Finally a Beauty segment all about Natural Hair! The November issue of Essence magazine is a must read. Inside you will find a Go-Natural Cheat Sheet on tips, tricks, tools, and styles for your natural hair. There is also a conversation piece with Nia Long, Solonge Knowles, Tanika Ray, Ledisi Young, Tonya Lewis Lee, and Ursula Stephen […]