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twitter.com/myhappyroots:

    peaceloveandlifeisallineed asked: Follow Back?? :-) You have a great and really helpful blog btw.


    Answer:

    Thank you! :) Definitely. 

    — 1 year ago
    Feeling inspired by the Olympics but worried that your hair stands in the way of an sporty, active lifestyle?
There’s good news for all you aspiring athletes that want to keep your locks healthy, there is a website just for you: Sporty Afros http://sportyafros.com/
The site caters to everyone, naturals or those that have chemically treated hair. 
So your hair shouldn’t stop you from competing at the next Olympics 2016… See you there. 

    Feeling inspired by the Olympics but worried that your hair stands in the way of an sporty, active lifestyle?

    There’s good news for all you aspiring athletes that want to keep your locks healthy, there is a website just for you: Sporty Afros http://sportyafros.com/

    The site caters to everyone, naturals or those that have chemically treated hair. 

    So your hair shouldn’t stop you from competing at the next Olympics 2016… See you there. 

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #sports  #natural hair  #chemically treated hair  #swimming  #olympics  #olympic games 
    livingsimplistically:

I know I said I would not purchase or try more products but… I loved using the restorative conditioner while I was in ATL, I had to try their other products! The smell is pure heaven :-)
*sigh* the life of a product junkie!
Reviews coming soon!

    livingsimplistically:

    I know I said I would not purchase or try more products but… I loved using the restorative conditioner while I was in ATL, I had to try their other products! The smell is pure heaven :-)

    *sigh* the life of a product junkie!

    Reviews coming soon!

    (via naturalhaireverything)

    — 1 year ago with 35 notes
    Who or What Inspired You to Go Natural?

    Through Twitter I stumbled on an online video debate hosted by AlJazeeraEnglish’s The Stream on natural hair and whether it’s here to stay, titled: Roots of Beauty.

    http://youtu.be/bJ3BMLJvoaI

     One of the guest contributors, the photographer, Glenford Nunez, commented on his preference for natural hair on women as opposed to hair that is chemically straightened. http://trustyourphotographer.com/

    Which brought me to ask this question: Who or what is the deciding factor that pushes us ladies to go natural? Is it wrong for us to rely on the opinions of others, especially our significant others when it comes to going natural?

     As for me, a couple of ladies, a few Youtube videos and my fiancé inspired me to embark on my natural hair journey two years ago. I remember bumping into my friend Lori, from my days in university, at the campus cafeteria and asking how she got her hair to grow so long and thick. That was when Lori let me in on the secret; her hair was natural. No chemical relaxers, no texturisers, nada. Five years later I encountered a passionate hairstylist, who condemned my use of certain hair care products and my (lack of) a hair care routine. Her passionate speech, although long winded, left an impact because not only did she have over twenty years of hair care experience working with afro hair textures, she also happened to be White. In all my years of visiting hairdressers, which mainly catered to people of colour, no stylist had encouraged or given me tips on adopting a healthy hair care routine. This hairstylist’s race did send a definitive message to me, if someone from another race could see the beauty of my hair, why couldn’t I see it.  

     Exactly a year after hearing the stylist’s speech, I began transitioning. My fiancé (boyfriend at the time) also encouraged my natural hair journey. How did he encourage me? By simply looking at my latest twist out, running his hand through my curls and saying “I love  it when your hair looks like this”. Yes, I am guilty of going all mushy when my significant other compliments me. Even Youtube’s DearNaptural85 admitted that her husband Filipe encouraged her to go natural. http://youtu.be/sWsjn6nWXiU

    Nevertheless my natural hair journey has gone beyond my fiancé’s curly hair fixation and my initial intentions of simply wanting healthy long hair. I now see my natural hair choices reverberating around me, at my workplace and at my home. I’ve inspired my colleagues and even my mother to declare (rather proudly) that they are going natural. This journey has evolved into an intimate embrace of self, my race, and my identity.

    Who or what inspired you to go natural?

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #natural hair  #inspiration  #natural hair inspiration 

    black-feminist-manifesto:

    Natural beauty is boundless, and now it is a source of endless artistic inspiration and wonder. “I realized there were no real quality portraits of women with natural hair. I was looking to do something different and thought I could have something really special with this project.” 


    Glenford Nunez, founder and photographer of TYP Photography Studio in Baltimore Maryland, brings natural hair to the forefront of fashion and art photography with his creation of ‘The Coiffure Project.’ Starting as simple cell phone portraits of his assistant, who kept her hair natural and unmodified, he has expanded the project to depict something the world has not seen before, beautiful, natural hair on beautiful, natural people.

    Nunez has photographed models from various backgrounds with a certain spark and essence that he feels drawn to and he captures their spirits in his dynamic portraits, putting emphasis on, not only their hair, but their light, attitude and unique styles. The real beauty of ‘The Coiffure Project’ is that, according to Nunez, there is no deep intricate message, “I’m just doing me. I want people to look at good photography. The Coiffure Project is a portrait project first. The catch is it’s all about natural hair.”


    credit to The Coiffure Project, and Trustyourphotographer.com

    (via blackfeministmanifesto)

    — 1 year ago with 30 notes
    The filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa presents an Op-Doc on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners.

    The filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa presents an Op-Doc on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners.

    — 1 year ago
    #transitioning  #natural hair