Sunday, January 25, 2009
Rock interviews women who undergo hair-relaxing treatments with chemicals
that burn their scalps and others who pay thousands of dollars for hair weaves.
Along the way, he trades witty, insightful observations with such figures as
Maya Angelou, the Rev. Al Sharpton, actresses Raven-Symone and Tracie Thoms, and
singers Eve and Ice-T.
Long talks candidly in the film about her own perms and weaves, but in the
interview with Rock, she also speaks hopefully about how Obama, his wife and
their two daughters can help blacks overcome the cultural inferiority complex
that prompts them to change their hair.
"I thought, wow, this would make a great movie, but that was like 15 years
ago, and no one was making funny documentaries 15 years ago," Rock said in an
interview Tuesday alongside Nia Long, one of many actresses and other
celebrities Rock interviews in the film.
"So you cut to now, and I have
daughters, and I'm really dealing with them and their hair a lot, and my friends
have daughters, and we talk about our daughters' hair issues. I kind of saw
where to go at it, and now people are making funny documentaries," he
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I mean, her little gallery was basically a testament and an example to all the people in the world who use the excuse of non-versatility (if that's a word) for not wanting to deal with natural hair.
They say it's because it really doesn't style well, or because it's stubborn or whatever but she seriously just convinced me totally tonite that these reasons are nothing but lame excuses! And these excuses are used by both black and white people!
But this is no longer a valid excuse because there is a plethora of products out there in the market today; that are natural, synthetic, or a mixture of both! You Do Not Need To Burn Your Scalp With Something That Is More Caustic Than Battery Acid!
I really didn't mean to get on my little pedal stool there because I usually don't, but man! Wake Up People! I mean really! Shake Off The Conformity and Own Your Own Beauty!
I'm going to ask this young lady if I can have permission to post her pics on my blog because people have to see the reason why I'm ranting and raving like a lunatic. I mean, she totally inspired me tonite (yes, inspiration does come in the most unexpected places!)
This isn't really what I was initially planning to write about tonight, but I am so happy that I did.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Lets just say my hair experienced mucho shrinkage. I still added good ol' KCCC, so it does have a lot of hold, but it lacks that shiny shine sleeky look that honey gives on dry hair. But I've been rocking it for about 3 days now, and its mucho coily/curly. Which is what I Luv!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I currently have my hair in a nice braid out right now. I put a pound (exaggerating) of coconut oil on my hair, wet it a lot and then put KCC on it, for hold, and then single braided it into several sections.
After that, I put the braids on rollers and sat under the hooded dryer for 30 min. It came out mucho cuto and shiny of course due to the coconut oil, but I don't think I like the second day result so much, which is usually the case with my hair; I hardly like the second day result.
I plan on re-braiding it tonight without any oil or water, just using kinky curly curling custard, hopefully this will give it more hold so it can last for more than a day.
The thing that most people don't know, or that people don't tell, when you're going natural is that, the work is constant; especially if you're wanting it to have some sort of curl pattern or wave pattern as oppossed to frizz. You usually have to do something: braid, twist, roll, something, in order for you to achieve a polished curl or wave pattern. Unless you usually wear a wash and go which I used to do for the longest time but it's too cold for that mess plus I wanna try something new.
So I'll braid it again tonight with KCCC and see how long it lasts.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
1. I chose a combination of the long and narrow and short and narrow. I think I was scared that I was going to run out of curlformers so, I might have made the hair sections too big for each curlformer.
2. I used a product called "Lotta Body" (from Sally's Beauty Supply Store) as a setting lotion, maybe I didn't use enough or used to much water in addition to it.
3. A combination of number 1 and 2.
Don't get me wrong, It's not like it came out horrendous or anything. The curls that curled were spirally and looked good, the one's that didn't curl too good weren't really spirally and didn't really look good. That's basically the bottom line.
The front of my hair came out really good. The curls were nice and spirally and looks like it'll keep for a week or two. Today's is actually my second day with the curls. Before I went to sleep last night, I did a sort of pin curl for each section that was already curled, and of course, slapped on a scarf before I went to bed.
And this afternoon, I rubbed some coconut oil on my hands and rubbed it through my hair which gave it mucho shino and I finger combed the curls out, and then lightly brushed it with a soft bristle boar brush (except the front).
It looks nice like this so I'm hoping it'll keep for a week or so - especially the front. I'll basically do the pin curl method thing for the front again, before I go to sleep tonight.