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”
In my 15 plus years of being natural, I have tried about every oil everybody has ever raved about at one time. From argan oil to castor oil, you name it, I probably tried it. Since there are so many questions about which oil is best, I am happy to share my experience.
At times life is just too busy to pay attention to all the details. Even though hair is very important in what I do, I don’t always give my strands the extra care that they need. It just so happens that that might be the best thing for braidlocs.
Are you contemplating #BraidLocs for yourself, for your kids or do you have questions about your locs in general? Join us on Monday July 2nd at 1 PM Live! Nicole Dickson, natural hairstylist for over 20 years, will demonstrate how to maintain locs and answer all of your hair questions.
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 looked around until we found another naturalista and talked to her. This is what happened to natural hair advocate, Linda “Mosetta” Jones two decades ago.
A couple of weeks ago my loctitian Adenike from the Woven.NYC called to order more bottles of the Tineke’s Healthy Hair Growth Spray. Before ordering she wanted to share this story with me of a happy client who came in for a retightening.
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 only do so much. It’s the money that talks that can bring real change.
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 Hair Show will be held. The lot nr is 76. I will be there from Saturday Juli 1st to Tuesday July 4th from:
|Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm|
Sunday 1 pm – 9 pm
Monday 2 pm – 9 pm
Tuesday 12 pm – 8 pm
The Going Natural Hair products will be available as well as items the Going Natural marketplace: FromUsByUs.com. So come, shop and let your picture be taken! See some of the hot items. For those who can’t make it click to order online.
See an impression of last year.
The Going Natural Hair Show is at the Muntu stage at the IAAFestival located at
Commodore Barry Park
Flushing Avenue and Navy Street
Entrance for the Muntu Show:
North Elliot near the corner of North Elliot and Park
Bus B26 to Flushing Av/N Portland Av.
F Train to York Street.
Going Natural has a booth, on the field to the left of the Muntu stage: Lot number 76.
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 Miss Janifer Wilson that opened up in 2000 has been serving as a community center since June 2007.
Welcomed by the owner herself, a warm personality complimented with thick fabulous natural hair strands, made me feel at home instantly.
With over 100 RSVP’s and a couple of people who had called the bookstore to be on the waiting list, I was a little nervous that the space would be too small but even that single worry faded away. Not everybody showed up so there was room enough and it turned out to be a great gathering and book talk.
Friends from my home country Suriname; Sherida, Edmond and Sieglien. You can order the book at https://fromusbyus.com/books
Besides a few friends who came to support me, I found myself to be in front of a whole new audience. A showing of hands told me they weren’t familiar with going-natural.com at all. So as usual I introduced myself but this time I really started at the very beginning of my journey of when I went natural and why because ultimately that is what brought me there.
Not sure if all of you remember but I went natural because my hair was breaking severely at a time when I was living in Amsterdam the Netherlands with no information about natural hair at all.
As desperate as I was back then, when I look back now I see my hair breakage as a blessing. It was not just my hair but the universe slowly but surely swayed me to change course.
When I got to my first book Going-Natural started to ring a bell as one of the guests had bought the book back in the day, read it and even tried some of the styles. She tried the twist out among others but her favorite one was the flat twists because that lasted longer. It never fails to be a wonderful experience to hear a reader talk about how your book helped them.
Bookstore owner Janifer Wilson and Dervie buying Bad Hair Uprooted, the Untold History of Black Follicles.
The Going Natural Hair products were also a hit. Not only did Miss Janifer herself bought some, she will also carry them in her store. So from now on Harlem people, you don’t have to travel to Brooklyn anymore if you don’t want to order online, you can get the Going Natural hair Care products at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore.
Unfortunately I couldn’t catch all people on tape nor on camera but I still feel grateful, humbled and happy.If you want to hear the full story of why Black Follicles Matter, check the Going Natural Events Page. More book talks and a hair show are coming up!
Charene and Peter
Do you suffer from hair loss? Or thinning hair in some areas of your head? The answer is yes for many of us naturals. So, don’t feel alone in this battle, we can conquer this together. The first thing to do when we see this happening is to get to the root of it. Find out what the cause of your hair loss is. Thinning hair or hair loss may be caused by several factors ranging from something as simple as vitamin deficiency to something more serious such as hormone imbalance. The following may be causes of thinning or slow growing hair:
After chemical straighteners, combing our hair causes the most damage to our hair. So if you’re going natural and maybe even more important, once you are natural, mastering how to untangle your hair is key.
It’s a brand new year and not too late to get on-board with inspired healthy hair resolutions that will allow you to level up your hair game! With that in mind, let’s crush the misconceptions that natural black hair can only grow to a certain length, or must remain coarse, or unmanageable. Check out these five simple ways to grow healthy natural hair:It’s a brand new year and not too late to get on-board with inspired healthy hair resolutions
Hello Queen designs products that showcase the inner strength and beauty we all have. Owner Fatima Camara who used to be ashamed of her natural hair supports BlackFollicles.com 110%. Read how she overcame her shame and why she supports BlackFollicles.com.
Instuctions and videos on how to use the Going Natural No More Knots Detangler.
Use the Going Natural Scalp Conditioning Spray to prevent dry itchy scalp and to promote hair gowth