• Au Naturel

    5 Most Annoying Questions I Get About My Locs

    ….and my most annoying answers.  Even though these are real, I share them all in good fun. DISCLAIMER:  if you are sensitive to sarcasm, you may not want to read this post. 😉 Click here for more sarcasm free content.    Q:  I love your hair; how do you keep it so neat? A:  Well, once I find my spot under the bridge, I make absolutely sure to sleep on a satin or silk pillow. Q:  Have you ever considered going back to relaxed? A:  Hmmmm, have YOU ever considered going back to natural?  Sorry but that would be a “No”. Q:  Is it soft?  Can I touch it? (because…

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    The Loc Cut

    It’s Spring and I’m feeling the need for a change.  Lots of change, but I’ll just start with this. Last May, I got a loc cut – I mean a loc CUT, 4-6 inches off – and only a couple of months later I felt like I’d done nothing at all.  Well this time, I think I have learned my lesson. Anyone who knows me knows that I am NOT all about the long hair.  With my first set of locs, I started cutting them early and kept cutting them often.  It pretty much stayed like this for the first 2 years…… That strategy worked, until I just couldn’t keep…

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    10 Naturalista Myths….BUSTED!

    *** DISCLAIMER:  The post you are about to read is based on the experiences of 1 naturalista – ME.  Those experiences include other people but is definitely NOT inclusive of ALL natural haired folks.  It is pretty entertaining though! *** These are the top 10 questions or comments that I have encountered over the years of my napptural journey.  Some of them have sparked debates, while others are things people have told me are reasons they haven’t joined the “movement” (as if I expect EVERYone to – variety is the spice of life!).  So here they are  – ENJOY! I MUST know, understand, and advertise my hair type to go…

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    Mom’s Loc Oil

    Before our oldest son, my baby boy, went back to university we spent a few quality hours together grooming his locs.  I gave him a very thorough wash, oiled him up and twisted/latched his locs.  In doing so I had to ask him, for the millionth time, how he cares for them when he’s at school.  He does pretty okay; except he won’t allow anyone to “do” his hair but me. And then there’s the all important moisturization; his locs were DRYYYYYY.  He admitted that he needed a little help in this area, specifically some hair/loc oil.  NO PROBLEM, I GOT YOU! Problem:  I have the exactly what he needs…