Author name: Alicia Als

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Tangled in Hair Politics

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 …

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Holiday Hair Combs

‘Tis the Season to be Naturally Chic!

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 …

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Challenge 5 – Creating Hair Coils… Update: My pictures are now posted!!!!

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.  …

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Wearing a Fedora Hat

Your Mission: To Be “Naturally You” Despite the Challenge Ahead

 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. …

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Big Chop Near Me

Day 6 of with Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Firm Wax..

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 …

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“Liming” with Jamaican Mango and Lime!

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 …

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Big Chop Near Me

Why I am switching to Natural Shampoos…..

  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 …

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The November issue of Essence it’s all about Natural Hair…

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 …

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