Monday, November 23, 2009

Coco Swiss: A Reason Why Shaving My Head Wouldn't Be So Bad After All

She went from rocking a mighty afro to a close crop and here's her reason:

Cutting My Good Hair
The reason I decided to cut my big natural hair is because after I seen Chris Rocks movie Good Hair, I realized how far black women are really willing to go to get what society and main stream media has dubbed as Good Hair. Hair should be used as an accessory, to enhance who you are not to define who we are. I want to make a loud bold statement to my African American women and say its time we redefine what beauty is. If I have a big beautiful head of coily curls or a short bald head, I'm still a queen. We spend ridiculous amounts of money and time on something that's not going to help our kids, there future or our culture. Why are we doing this, so that others will be comfortable around us and to fit into what is considered normal? All of our hair is Good Hair. We have to most unique hair on the face or this earth. Learn it and embrace it and others will have to do the same. I AM NOT MY HAIR!
Please email comments and pictures of your Good Hair to:
Coco Swiss
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The point: Whether you're rocking a fro or sporting a close crop, Natural hair is beautiful hair. Say It Loud and Wear It Proud!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Esperanza Spalding: Natural Hair Inspiration

She drew me in with her divalicious afro and captured me with her voice. So I was just walking down the ailes of my local library a couple days ago, waiting to use a computer, when the cover CD of an afrolicious beauty caught my eye, the name - Esperanza.

Of course I immediately picked it up if only to look through the CD booklet to see more pictures of almighty afro, very impressive, but what was even more impressive was her music. It's basically a fusion of latin and jazz which I have never listened to before, at least not on purpose.

Esperanza is definitely an inspiration to me now and should be for the whole natural hair community and I'm pretty much in love with her music. It took me a second to fall for the music, but I did, hard.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Recipe is Making Me Angry

I know I'm unto something. I just have to find the right balance. Haven't found it yet and its making me angry.
I woke up this morning and felt like shaving all my hair off my head. Ever felt like that? Maybe by lunch time I'll look into the mirror and that feeling will go away.
Just had to vent.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Coily Coils...Oh How I Have Missed Thee!

So, I've been rocking my hair in dry styles for a while now and I really missed seeing my coily coils at their best, when they're wet and coated in good ol' Kinky Curly Curling Custard. The coils pop like nothing else and remind me of my wash and go days when I first started my natural hair journey (December 2007). Can't believe it'll be two years this December! Time flies when you're forever experimenting, and experiencing different things.

They look so cute. I've missed them. Of course, they always look better up than down but I'll take what I can get.