To mark the 15th anniversary I am publishing a special edition of Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair. To celebrate this milestone I offer you a special edition of the book with a free gift! Check it out. Read More “Get the special edition of Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair and get a Free Roller Braid”
Going-Natural.com, the longest running natural hair blog, celebrates its 15th anniversary with a natural hair and fashion show, an exhibition and a new online marketplace WhatNaturalsLove.com. Read More “Going-Natural.com presents the What Naturals Love A Hair and Fashion show”
Braids are beautiful. We at going-natural.com know this. African Americans know this, and the continent in which braids originated, Africa, know this. Braids aren’t just a style. They have meaning and importance. In Africa, braids tell your story of who you are, the tribe you belong to, and even your wealth. Braids are regal, royal, intricate, and full of creativity. They are created with love and skill. Braids are to be celebrated. Read More “Debra Hare-Bey – Why We Need to Know Her”
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. Read More “Why You Can’t Touch My Hair Video”
With a few weeks left for the What Naturals Love Hair & Fashion Show on August 17 in Brooklyn, NY we are super exited to introduce our participants. Exited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Going-Natural.com and to give homage to those who kept Black Follicles alive, healthy and stylish these salons will bring you their best work. Meet Janice Brown and her clothing sponsor. Read More “What Natural Is Love Fashion Show 2019”
Recently an Instagram star Lori Faith hair came out on a live stream. She dyed her hair then went on to relax it shortly after.While combing her hair through it started to fall out. Read More “Coloring hair goes wrong in a Live video on Instagram”
It was my namesake friend who told me years ago that Black Seed oil had grown her hair. She was a newly natural and couldn’t stop raving about this miracle oil that was moisturizing and growing her hair. Read More “The wonders of Black Seed oil for hair growth and general health”
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 first child. The woman that was recommended to me by a friend didn’t work in a shop, she worked out of her home. Her work was neat and she was relatively fast. I had a bob style with dookie braids, the kind where you had to burn the ends with a lighter to seal them. So nineties! Read More “When Protective Styling Goes Wrong”
Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and clinical psychologist, Dr. Gillian Scott-Ward, Back to Natural reveals the shocking truth about hair, politics, and racial identity in Black communities and beyond. Filmed in the US, France and South Africa, this documentary is a powerful call for healing that takes a grassroots approach to exploring the globalized policing of natural Black hair, universal aspects of the Black experience and the “New” Natural Hair movement.
The 15th anniversary edition of Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair is coming out in September. Added will be a listing of natural hair salons and Black owned natural hair care brands. Read More “15th Anniversary edition of Going Natural How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair”
If you have never tried Going Natural No More Knots Detangling Spray or Going Natural Silky Shea Hair Butter for your natural hair, you need to! Here is why. Read More “Using Going Natural No More Knots Detangling Spray and Silky Shea Hair Butter For A Twist Out”
These days, you don’t have to look hard to find stories of hair discrimination against African Americans. From elementary school children to adults in the workplace, African Americans are consistently targeted for how they wear their hair. Read More “The latest case of Loc Discrimination – An Interview With LaShawn Buckman”
Join us for the What Naturals Love Hair & Fashion Show on August 17 in Brooklyn, NY. We are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Going-Natural.com, the longest running natural hair blog! You are more than welcome to join us giving homage to the salons, braiders and natural hair care entrepreneurs who kept Read More “What Naturals Love Hair & Fashion Show Invite”
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 trying to keep busy. Not thinking about food.
Recently I had the pleasure to interview Jade Mapp, a model who will be participating in the What Naural’s Love Hair Show that will be taking place August 17 in Brooklyn, NY. We discussed natural hair, locs and some of the high’s and lows that can come with both. To be honest, we could have talked for hours! Jade was engaging, thoughtful and quite encouraging. I hope you enjoy it! Read More “Natural Hair & Locs: An Interview With Model Jade Mapp”
When I began researching sisterlocks, I also researched other loc methods like traditional, two strand twist, and braidlocs. These are more affordable options than sisterlocks and equally beautiful. What I did not know then that I know now, is that you can get the same look as sisterlocks starting your loc journey with braid locks (or two strand twists). Let’s go over some of the basics about braidlocs. Read More “The Economics of Braidlocs – An Alternative to Sisterlocks”