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Are years of wigs & weaves taking their toll on Naomi’s hair line?

It looks like years of wear and tear on Naomi Campbell’s hair has finally caught up with her.

During a glamorous photo shoot in New York City on Monday a hairdresser brushed back a portion of Naomi’s weave to reveal a frighteningly large bald spot on the side of the super model’s head. Unfortunately, bald spots and a receding hairline are not uncommon in the modeling world: After years of weaves, blow drying, dying, and styling, some models can lose their hair.

(L) Naomi in 1997 (R) Naomi in May 2010

If there’s anyone who can rock a bold bald head, it’s Naomi. She’s certainly got the attitude. Should Naomi just ditch the wigs and give her hair some time to recoup?

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8-Year-Old Removed From Class For Using Olive Oil Hair Product


The NAACP is filing a complaint against a Washington State elementary school after an 8-year-old girl was kicked out of class because her teacher complained about the smell of her hair.

Charles Mudede, a writer for Seattle’s The Stranger, says his daughter was moved to the hallway at Thurgood Marshall Elementary school before ultimately being forced to switch classrooms because she used Organic Root Stimulator in her hair.

Mudede’s daughter was the only Black student in her accelerated learning class but was moved down to a lower class with other Blacks after her white teacher complained about the way her hair smelled.

The NAACP has stepped in and is announcing plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.

Mudede and his wife have since taken the child out of the school and say they don’t’ want her to return “until the teacher had medical proof that our daughter’s hair or something in her hair was to blame for the [teacher’s] nausea. The last thing you want to happen to your daughter is for a teacher to faint or vomit at the mere sight of her.”

The family has since hired an attorney.

** I’m Absolutely SPEECHLESS*

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Recipe: Sour Cream Natural Hair Pack

Sour cream and almond oil are especially necessary for hair damaged with acids, highlights or chemical straighteners. Some have said the mixture will loosen curl pattern, strenghten hair,help with detangling, and makes hair less frizzy and more defined. sounds good!

Recipe for Sour Cream Natural Hair Pack:

What You Need:

2 tsp of Sour Cream
2 tsp of Lemon Juice (or Lime Juice)
2 tsp of Almond Oil
1 tsp of Wheat Germ Oil

How to Prepare and Apply:

Mix the ingredients and then apply the hair pack on your hair. Leave the hair pack on your hair for 30-60 minutes. Rinse your hair and wash wash regularly and rinse with water in which you added some apple vinegar. This hair pack should be applied on dry hair.

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Janet Jackson- Au’Naturale??

HEADLINES
” Janet cut her hair ” , “Janet shaved her head”

….. errrrr……. SHE TOOK HER WEAVE OUT!!!!!!!! .
I can see where some tapering and edging was done- BUT she didn’t do the bc ( big chop)- she let go of her infamous long flowing weave.. She isn’t rocking this short crop gelled back boyish style. My two cents-If you re gonna wear a natural- ROCK IT!!!!!! I see a haute faux hawk, straw set, spikes on the top, soft waves on the side, some kind of hair accessories ( funky flower, decorative pin) or go a little shorter and rock it low and tight- BUT please don’t dis respect the natural by just slicking your hair back appearing as if you just didn’t know what else to do.. 😮

Tell Me: What do you think of Jackson’s shorter look?

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Interview: Loc Take Down W/ Kellee Tolbert



What’s your name and where are you from?
Kellee Tolbert, grew up in Glen Burnie, MD. But I live in Baltimore Now

How long were you loc’d before you decided to take them down?
3 years

Why did you choose to take your loc’s down?
I wanted a change. My locs were not healthy; I had little knowledge about how to care for them at the time. Also, I was not able to do my own hair and it was getting expensive going to the salon just to get a style

What method did you use to remove your locs? Products?
Just a rat-tooth comb, with the metal end and some VO5 conditioner

What has been the reaction of your family and friends since removing your loc’s?
My husband has been very supportive of my natural journey. My mother in the opposite and wishes that I would relax my hair. She was not in favor of the locs either.

What styles do you love to wear the most and why? How do you go about achieving this style?
I like when my hair looks wild and big. I achieve this by twist outs and braid outs

How do you detangle your hair?
I find that detangling before I wash works best for me. I just spray a glycerin/water mixture and take sections with a wide tooth comb and get to work

How do you maintain length? Moisture?
I don’t really worry about length, because there is a lot of shrinkage. Moisture was a big problem for me. I now have the correct mixture of shea butter that works for my hair. I also do a mayo/egg conditioner.. sometimes I add an avocado. It has been working very well for my hair.

How do you protect your curls at night?
If I have a twist out.. I re-twist with shea butter and put my satin cap on

Name a few challenges you are currently facing with your hair. Have you been doing anything different to overcome these challenges?
Right now I am trying to get my hair to grow in the places that were broken off from the locs. Just keeping moisture has been working.

List the products that you use and how you use them. What is your current hair regimen? share what works for you!
I make my own she butter hair cream recently added Soybean oil and Avocado Oil and I have noticed a significant difference in the moisture and shine. For quick styling in the morning I use coconut oil. To wash I use Blacksoap shampoo ( only when I have product in my hair ie. gel ( Ecostyler or aloe gel) Or I just use VO5 with oils added for co-washing. Glycerin/water mix to hydrate curls.

Do you have any advice for other naturals?
Being Natural has more to do with just hair. It is mental! You have to be extremely comfortable with yourself to live outside of society norms. It took me a while to understand this and it is not for everyone. Everyone has their own journey.

Where on the web can we find more about you and your styles?
No website. But maybe in the future I would like to do natural hair consulting; especially for children. Children of bi-racial and adoptive parents. There is a lot of knowledge that needs to be shared. Education is always the key.

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Random: Rock Your Natural


If your natural is sexy and you know it- Clap ya hands!!!!!!

I’m feeling some kinda sexxy today.. I’m embracing my natural, and having a love affair with myself! I’m bare faced ( no make – up) and the locs are just hanging pretty (letting them do what they do)** guess what? I don’t have on my infamous 4inch stiletto’s either**. So to all my fellow sexy naturals out there- hug yourself and ROCK YOUR SEXY NATURAL!!!!!!

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I’m Just Saying- Stay Outta My Product Stash


Have you caught your spouse or significant other using your beauty products? I’ve offered to make my husband his own stash of skin products, but he usually say ” that stuff is for women…I’m good” – but I’ve caught him like a thief in the night, sneaking to use my Lemon Sugar Shea Butter, Citrus Body Scrub,and Facial Cleansing Oil.. He has even dipped into my daughters stash.. What irks me more is that he take “clumps” out of my butter and leave “dents” in my perfectly smooth, rounded out butter ( ok.. I have a OCD- I like stuff a certain way). I’m just saying.. I’ll make you some- as much as you want- BUT PULEEZE stay outta my stash 😮

Vent over..

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Cherry Lola Treatment – Frizz Reducer Fluke Concoction



For my 3A/4B hair types, I know that frizz and tangling is usually an issue. While surfing the internet for interesting home made concoctions, I ran across Cherry Lola. She has concocted this frizz reducer recipe. From the comments on her site, others have tried it ( tweaked it, replacing yogurt with conditioner) and received amazing results. You be the judge!!!!!

Recipe

Yogurt – 2 parts
For the protein and the conditioning properties.

Baking Soda 1/2 part
To make my hair more porous.

Amino Acids 1/2 part ( can be purchased from whole Foods & Vitamin Shoppe)
To see what they did.

I sectioned my hair into eight parts and applied the concoction with my fingers, making sure to coat from root to tip. As soon as I put the treatment on I could tell something was different. My roots! My roots started to clump together.

This has been my big “issue”; frizz – mostly at the roots. This treatment totally calmed the frizz down and made the roots behave the way the rest of my hair does. It has become curly from root to tip. I was floored by the results. I still am. I’ve done the treatment three times now over the course of a week and the results seem to just get better. I haven’t changed anything else in my regime and have been using Lustra Silk and my own handmade conditioner, or the Henna Wax Treatment, and co-washing every other day with Boots

For more information on the Cherry Lola Treatment, please visit her Meet Up at http://www.cherrylola.com

For more information on her treatment- click the link below
http://www.cherrylola.com/2009/03/magic-frizz-reducer-a-fluke-concoction-called-the-cherry-lola-treatment/

She is also on You Tube…

Article Courtesy of Cherry Lola (www.cherrylola.com)