Day 1 of the Master Cleanse ————————————– It’s not easy. I know and I am already asking myself if I am going to make 5 days. Let alone 10. So I am trying to focus on the goal here: 1) Fixing my upset stomach. 2) Getting rid of allergies. 3) Boosting my health I am […]
Crinkles & Curls – My blog
Crinkles & Curls Blog by Mireille
A blog by Mireille Liong, author of Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair
As a Social Entrepreneur with an analytical mind that was conditioned to approach matters mathematically, I couldn’t help but dig deeper to find out why Natural Hair ever became an issue in the first place.
So Crinkles and Curls is my personal blog where I like to go beyond the surface and connect the dots between Black Hair, history and society.
Inspired by Marcus Garvey’s famous saying “Remove the crinkles from your brain, not from your hair”, I hope to straighten out some persuasive notions and change the stereotypical mindset about African hair.
On a lighter note, I also like to share the experience of living in Bedstuy Brooklyn, traveling abroad and random basic stuff that keep life fascinating. Enjoy!
With all the stories about bleach and other harmful chemicals being so close to our reproductive organs every month during our periods, I’ve been looking into alternatives solutions for years.
Liked more than 7,000 times and shared more than 4,000 times, made clear that this video was quite a hot topic. Yet, it passed on my wall several times before I watched it. I had no clue it was about hair or about a woman shaving her hair but I think you should see the […]
Locs vs Dreads : Hello there, I have been wearing my hair in natural styles for many, many years. I am 72 now. One reference to the style of wearing LOCS always feels insulting. My hair is not DREADful, so why do WE continue to call it so? DREAD LOCS was originally referring to black […]
The morning of the Royal wedding, I woke up to this message: Mireille, you know you look like Meghan’s mom right?
The last time I fell for a hyped up movie was Avatar. That film was great but Black Panther is even better! Where Avatar is a complete fantasy Black Panther is very much a real life story that interchanges between daily life and a futuristic utopian nation. Black Panther has everything. The story is good […]
Did you know that all the hairstyles in the Black Panther film are natural? Hairstylist Camille Friend the visionary behind the fabulous hairdos rocked in Wakanda was really firm about keeping it natural and I for one are thankful for that. More than thankful, I am inspired and that is why I call for the #BlackPantherharstylechallenge calling for everyone […]
In the wake of the recent killings of innocent Black men by incompetent racist police officers, the importance of how we use our $1.1 Trillion economic power has once again risen to the surface. Buy Black always comes up in light of these type of horrific racial crimes as many are convinced that marching can […]
My braidlocs are back! It is no secret that I went through a seriously rough time when my sister passed away in 2016. Although there were plenty of happy moments at her bedside and I will always feel grateful for the celebration of her live on the day her body was laid to rest, […]
Scroll down for the video In a live Instagram video, hip hop recording artist and social media personality Cardi B. with nearly 15 million followers, used expletives that explain why America’s Next Natural Model, a pageant to promote natural hair, is very needed. In her words, Cardi.B’s kids won’t have hair as nice as […]
At Goeaba, Maroon village in Suriname As the year is coming to a close and the list of supporters for my mini crowdfunding is growing, I like to sincerly thank every one who donated while looking back on quite an eventful year. Like every year, there were downs but I am happy to look back […]
Come, shop and have your photo taken! The Festival is one of my summer staples. It’s espcially known for its family friendliness. Entertainment from happy kids activities to amazing performances and all they ask is a $5 donation. My booth will be on the field on the left of the Muntu stage where the […]
Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center On Saturday June 10th, I had a book talk about Bad Hair Uprooted, the Untold History of Black Follicles at Sisters Uptown bookstore in Harlem. That colorful vibrant place where delicious healthy smoothies are also available, must be the coziest bookstore in the city. This beautiful space envisioned and owned by […]
The Moroccan Magic Dress; one dress so many styles
Almost every week since the new marketplace opened, I am having photo shoots. Here are some of the results. Model: Yvonne Thomas with long Sisterlocks
Inspired by my blog and video of the Moroccan Magic Dress that went viral, I created a challenge that can get you my dear customers, follwers and members, this high in demand dress for free!