It was time to document a new journey. When I grew my locks in 2006 there was no natural revolution. It was just who we were natural or not. There were no hair products that were organic and natural in the local stores. We had to order online and pay huge prices for ordering/S&H. As a result, my journey has been very organic and grass roots-which is best. Nevertheless I pride myself in educating others and learning by experience. As the true researcher I am, I launched my own research study and painstakingly took down my locks over a 4 month period-hair by hair I released my 7 year lock with a dental tool, a bottle of conditioner and cup of hot water (oh yeh, a heating pad and some Arnica gel too). More books coming! So much more to write about!
I just started my locks and was told not to wash my hair. Is that true?
No, you should always wash you scalp! Scalp care is a must. Gently massage your scalp, then rinse thoroughly through the hair. To find out how, both Knotty Truth books extensively explain HOW you can wash your scalp AND your baby locks without fear of unraveling.
The number one question I handle during the lock consultations are regarding lock/hair thinning in the middle of the head. How can I stop loosing my hair?
There are alternative solutions that have worked for many of our clients if we can catch the alopecia in time. Whether you've been diagnosed with CCCA, Androgenic Alopecia, Traction Alopecia etc. we can walk you through some alternatives that can help you from the inside out. Yes, you can stop it! I bet you didn't realize that your place of employment might be impacting your hair loss? Did you realize that breast feeding can lead to hair loss? Did you realize that eating greasy foods can lead to hair death? Did you realize that excessive exposure to aluminum products can lead to hair loss? Let us walk you through a plan from the inside out that can help you to get on the right track and save your hair! Fill out our questionnaire today for your consultation.
So, Do You Do Hair? I can. I do it as my schedule allows. I prefer to educate, empower and share by writing books and empowering others. I enjoy my career as a biomedical coordinator and researcher. Hair is truly my passion and I'm glad that I have the liberty to keep the message pure because I am free of political strings that can muddy the waters without taking advantage of others.
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I order from Afrikan Republic. The kind I buy is free of skin-irritating preservatives.
Bulk Black Soap Made from coconut oil, cocoa pod ashes, plantain skins ashes, and palm oil - this is authentic Africanbulk black soap made in Ghana.
If you aren't familiar with black soap, you'll find that it is a unique and wonderful product. How many products can we use today that are really made in traditional ways by people who have been making the product this way for generations?
The first thing you will notice about "black" soap is that it's really brown. The other thing you may notice is a white sheen that sometimes appears on the soap which people mistakenly assume is mold or a fungus. What really happens is that the soap, which is usually wrapped in brown grocers paper, oxidizes as it comes in contact with the air. You can wash this right off. Re-wrap your soap in saran wrap if you don't want this to occur.
It's safer to color loose natural hair before lock installation, than locks. Once locks are installed, within the first 24 months, the hair within the lock can unravel. The coloring alters the chemical bonds in the hair, straightening them even more. Even coloring with henna, a natural, protein hair dye, has the ability to straighten the curly bonds in the hair, which can lead to slippage and unraveling. Coloring locks is safest with a trained professional. There are natural rinses to color locks that will turn the locks a different shade over time. Many lockers have lost their locks years after the coloring process, just to learn that the dye left deposits inside of the locks that led to disintegration and hair weakening. If pursuing a color, this is an area where a trained professional is critical. And, not just any trained professional, but a stylist with experience with locks and coloring.
Mildew and Build Up! How Can I Stop It?
Mildew and build-up is preventable don't be a victim. The top 2 ways to prevent them are to start with a clean head of hair. Never compromise your scalp. Keep your scalp and your hair clean. Stay away from cloudy or thick products. If a product leaves a smell behind, there's a good chance it leaves build up in the hair. Read More