Locks of Nu Natural Hair Spa is making the holidays just a little easier for you, with their holiday specials. All you have to do is choose your style and you can be sure to stand out at the parties to come no matter your hair texture or length. Hair artist Ebony and her stylists just know how to make hairstyles happen!
At first, I was hesitant about this week’s challenge. I only knew Jamaican Mango & Lime as a product line for dreadlocked hair and I knew little about ‘dreads. I had always assumed dreadlocks were a counter-cultural fashion preference. So before my package of Jamaican Mango & Lime products arrived in the mail I began to do a little research. I realized in the process that dreadlocks can also be symbolic of spiritual conviction (as with the Rastafarians) or ethnic pride (as with the beautiful thin, red dreadlocks of the Maasai of Kenya). I cut off my chemically straightened hair in high school because I wanted to learn to accept and take pride in my natural beauty. It was as much a personal statement as a style choice, and I found new kinship between that choice and the choice other make to develop dreadlocks. I thought it would be fun to arrange a photo shoot with someone whose dreadlocks were representative of this, which is why this week’s entry features my friend reggae DJ, Q Bwoy, who knows the products well!
Yup. Locks are matted chords of dead, shed hair. Actually, all hair is dead. Oh, but there’s more. Did you know there there are finitely 100,000 hairs that grow on your head at infancy. Those hair strands are terminal and will only regenerate a certain number of lifecyles. Those hair strands will cycle through telogen, catagen and anagen phases of growth, rest and recovery.The anagen phase is the hair growth phase and can last 2-6 years.
I am a huge fan of conditioning. I feel that conditioning your hair is one of the most vital steps in hair care. Even though I have dread locks I still feel that I must condition my hair. Dread Locks are still suseptible to breakage just as loose hair is.
I am a huge fan of conditioning. I feel that conditioning your hair is one of the most vital steps in hair care. Even though I have dread locks I still feel that I must condition my hair. Dread Locks are still suseptible to breakage just as loose hair is. I also like for my dreads to feel soft. I wash my dreads every two weeks to keep them both clean and healthy.
Deeply inhale the sweet aroma of mango, and lime in your hair…
I decided in early sept 2007 to take down my bradelocz in order to switch over to Sls. I wanted more coverage on the top and less weight on my roots. After much praying and research, it became obvious that Sisterlocks were the right choice. Thus I began the big Loc TAKE-DOWN. I will be documenting not only this(rather daunting) part of my loc journey here, but also the install of my Sls.
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My first loc conference in Philadelphia. I really didn’t know what to expect. Since “Valley” decided to drive I thought I might as well join. “Mochalocks” was the third napptural who joined and we had a blast.