Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Black & Kinky Story

Growing up, I always wanted my hair straight and permed like the white girls (Americans & Asians) because it was the "in-thing". I hated it when my mum would use tread on my hair, I thought it made me look like an uncool village black girl *covering my face*

Now, I appreciate 'Who I Am': a black lady with kinky black full hair, thick lovey lips (I used to wish I had thin lips until I heard about how non-Africans with thin lips were injecting their lips (lip augmentation) to make it fuller like mine! I love my thick lips now!), brown beautiful skin and an African-beauty! *wink*

Recently I read this write up by Chime Edwards titled The Natural Hair Doll Experiment: Did Black Children Prefer Curly or Straight Hair Dolls on BGLH. Though to share....

And also watched this short documentary by Kiri Davis titled "A Girl Like Me"

These documentaries got me think...

So what's your thought on being "Black & Kinky"?
Me, I LOVE been ME: Black, Kinky & Beautiful!

Be inspired with India Arie's "Am Not My Hair" *wink*
''Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave
At the turn of century
Its time for us to redefine who we be
You can shave it off
Like a South Africa beauty
Or get in on lock
Like Bob Marley
You can rock it straight
Like Oprah Winfrey
If its not what's on your head
Its what's underneath and say HEY...''

Thursday, April 18, 2013

30 Days Up Dos by "My Fro & I"

Going natural can be a serious, exciting, bold step to take and sometimes stressful to maintain. But what keeps the love going is that as a "Fro Chic" you learn to appreciate, love taking care and 'playing' with your hair.

Got a new kinky inspiration, Aisha of "My Fro & I". She doesn't just make kinky hair look good, but she also ROCKS it to the point you just want to go natural by force, if you ain't one already!

Aisha took up a natural hair challenge to do 30 different hair styles for 30 days. No repeats but slight modification of styles. Was very and still tripped at how she was able to overcome that challenge and boy am I inspired.

Check out her 30 DAYS UP DOS link

Also check out vidoes of how she did each style: My Fro & I TV

You can also check her Facebook profile.

Love all the 30 hair styles that I just had to show case them all! Enjoy and be inspired #wink