Hair can be an expression of one’s personality, an exclamation mark on a living, breathing canvas. Our sense of self can be connected to our hair. For many women, especially Black Women it is representative of “something” different. Something bigger, deeper, and more personal.
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Protective Styles – Where It All Began Braids are beautiful. They mean many things to many people. They can make a statement while serving a purpose such as protective styling. I first started getting braids (having human or synthetic hair braided into my own hair) as a protective style when I became pregnant with my […]
It’s taken me a long time to get these words together. Not because I didn’t know what to say, but because the rage behind them was so strong. It’s been about 2 weeks since Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. In the attention span of social media, that means it’s old news– ancient, forgotten, […]
In the late 90s, during the frontier days of the natural hair movement, we had no special “curl definers,” natural hair “puddings” or “detangling” products. And if we were in a conundrum about how to take care of our kinks, coils and curls, since youtube did not exist and natural hair salons were rare, we […]
Natural hair expos are the drivers behind the natural hair movement, connecting businesses, stylists and aficionados. But who are these women, what moves them and how do they do it? In a new series we feature the fabulous women behind the these hair expos. This week: Meet Dorcas Meyers the woman behind the Roc-A-Natural Hair […]
It finally happened. Shrinkage. I enjoyed the fact that my hair touched my collar bone. One day I woke up and my hair was just a little past my ear. I then stretched my hair by pulling it all to the top of my hair. I pinned it down for 30 minutes. I took it […]
My fascination started while I was at work. I worked for a major retail pharmacy and a customer came in to get her mother’s prescription. Her hair was about three inches past her shoulder and full and fluffy. I asked was her hair locked (being unknown to Sisterlocs), she said these are Sisterlocs. I asked […]
I was once a proud product junkie. You know you are a product junkie when both of your bathroom cabinets are full of products and you sneak in that extra curl definer before anyone gets home. I would buy whatever product was hot for the moment. I started with Miss Jessie’s in 2008. The search […]
Happy 2018! My name is Yolanda. I am a proud wife and mother of two boys. I live near Houston, TX. I am a HRIS analyst by day and hair junkie by night. I have been subscribed to Going-Natural.com since February 24, 2008 (I still have my email from this date with my login credentials). […]
This month marks my 6th month Sisterlocked and right before my installation in August, I had a moment of nostalgia and decided to document the last 10 years of my hair journey on my YouTube channel. I took a step back for the sole purpose of commending myself on how far I’ve come, in regards […]
“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” — Audre Lorde
I have had the distinct honor and pleasure of having a dog almost my entire life and for those who don’t know what dog’s really are. They are ‘Infinite Givers’ and always let you know just how fun life really is.
Before I arouse any angry responses, allow me to ask this question: Have you ever been with someone and you realize they have a habit or habits and/or lifestyle that you can’t stand? Or as I’ve come to realize. Simply aren’t in alignment with my own fickle lifestyle? Good! Then here lies a true tale […]
Returning Natural & Self Love Excerpt from my journal 1 year natural and struggling to love my natural appearance:I don’t even know where to begin – as usual. Do I just hate myself? It shouldn’t be this hard to just love and accept myself for who I am. I keep coming up with excuses for […]
It didn’t take long for this young adorable model to win over the population. 7 years on the planet, this girl from Suriname gained over 50,000 combined likes and shares on Facebook. Suriname is a small tropical country full of forests and a variety of flora and fauna off the coast of South America. Cherelice’s […]
I anxiously squirmed in my seat that cozy April night in the living room of my Brooklyn apartment, waiting for my King to finally press the clippers to my scalp and curve down the nape of my neck. Today was the day I had been contemplating for some months when I would finally shave off […]