On November 3rd, I had the honor to moderate a panel at DBUFF, the Da Bounce Urban Film Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. DBUFF, celebrating its 5th anniversary, featured 35 movies from Black directors. One weekend long an audience could enjoy a wide variety of films from Hollywood to independent productions covering themes from racism […]
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This is a perfect style for naturals, transitioners and even non-naturals. All you really need is a little patience and the right products so these tricks can help you to create these beatiful coils in your your hair. What you need: ~ Freshly washed untangled hair ~ Rattail comb (only to part) ~ Tangle Teezer (optional) […]
Besides family, love and health, happy hair is one more thing to be grateful for. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show your gratitude with gifts that will only reciprocate love and make your hair flourish. Best of all, all of these gifts are shipped to your for free. Easy Foam Rollers Whether you rock […]
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 […]
@myckelle Yesterday I received a call from my youngest daughter screaming and crying on the phone, for me to come and get her from school.Apparently, some boys had taken a $5 BET about pulling her wig off in front of everyone. Lulu has a scalp condition that causes severe dryness and hair breakage and loss, and […]
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). […]
The very first public screening of the Going-Natural Video Diaries, a documentary that captures the heartbeat of the natural hair movement, will take place at the Warehouse Gallery & Studio in Redhook, Brooklyn on August 9 at 2:00 pm.
With so many Youtube channels, blogs, documentaries and hair care businesses on the rise, the renaissance of natural hair is undeniable. In a society where straight hair has been the dominating norm for centuries, even in the Black community, it’s interesting to find out what drives this natural hair movement.
Video Diaries is a series that follows the Natural Hair movement as it unfolds. With so many Youtube channels, blogs and other hair care busineses on the rise, the renaissance of natural hair is undeniable. However, for most women in the Diaspora going natural is still quite a challenge.
Growing up I was always a bit of an oddball. What some folks might call eccentric. But I suppose this came from me looking at the people around me and realizing that none of them were anything like me.
“Eventually I knew precisely what hair wanted: it wanted to grow, to be itself, to attract lint, if that was its destiny, but to be left alone by anyone, including me, who did not love it as it was.” – Alice Walker
Initially hair loss due to an autoimmune condition. Then my reason for staying natural was my love for natural Afro hair. Name: Sweet Africa Occupation: Occupational Hygienist Location: Toronto, On, Canada Hair Type: 4-a/b Hair Style: Thread wrap Fav. Products: Shea butter and coconut oil Fav. Hairstyle: Twists Natural for: 5 years Method […]