Pistachios: Kakenya

"An animation for Vital Voices, an organisation working globally for women's independence. This film tells the childhood story of Kakenya Ntaiya, a Masai woman who negotiated herself out of an arranged marriage and convinced her village to collect money for her to study in the USA. She has since returned to the village and built a girls' school there. Directed by Aaron Kisner and Pistachios. Music by Dan Radlauer. Produced by Blacklist."  

- Source: Kiss My Black Ads

15% of all Lockology Purchases - July 2010!!

Hello everyone,

Ricea from Lockology has graciously offered all Naturally Beautiful Hair readers 15% off your purchase from their site, for the entire month of July, 2010. Just enter the discount code gonatural during checkout!

 They sell hair products, loc jewelry and more!

Aziza by Lockology

Lockology is a website that sells hair products, and hair accessories. What caught my eyes where the cool selection of loc jewelry.


Mahogany Boisseau

Check out my interview Mahogany Boisseau.  She is a model and the spokeswoman for Naptural Roots Magazine.

How long have you had your hair in its natural texture? I have been natural for 14 years

What challenges have you come across in the modeling world with keeping and loving your natural hair? The biggest challenge is that natural hair modeling is not mainstream yet, natural hair modeling paying jobs are far and few, but I remain positive that this will change.

Would you ever cut or process your hair to please a big client? No, I would not if they do not accept my hair as it is I will not take the job. I am doing this for such a bigger purpose that is way beyond money. I feel like modeling should be more diverse and I will not conform to what the majority of society considers to be beautiful.

What are some of your favorite products? My favorite products currently are all under the “Jane Carter Solution” umbrella. They work the best on my hair but I am still experimenting with new products.

What do you love most about your texture? I love everything about my hair, I love that I can switch up my hairstyles wearing styles like: braids, afros or curls. I love that my hair represents my ancestors and the beauty of god’s creation.

To read more about Mahogany, check out her interview on Afroniquely You. Or checkout Naptural Roots Magazine.

Rock'n your TWA (teeny weeny afro)

Video with various style you can create for a TWA -

Recipe for a hot TWA (teeny weeny Afro) from Keep it Kinky

"A dash of confidence 
(You must know that you are beautiful just as you are)

One pair of large fashionable earrings  
(An obvious feminine accent)

A nice shade of lipstick"
More photo's on Naturallycurly.com

My IC Styling Gel Review

After seeing Wahidah's video on how she maintains her hair, I decided to give one of the products she uses a try. I have always avoiding gel, because I knew that it has a history of building up, becoming a flacky mess and just drying out loc's. But I have always admire Wahidah's loc's, so I said.. ok, I will give it a try. And I love it!

I washed my hair, oiled my scalp with African Pride Oil, and then palm rolled each loc - using the IC Styling Gel at the base of each loc. As I palm rolled my loc's into sections, I braided loc's in groups of 6 loc's for each braid. Once all of my loc's where braided, I let them air dry. I left the braids / plaits in for 3 days.  With the IC Gel, the roots of my loc's stayed shiny and neat the whole 3 days (It always helps to wrap your hair with silk scarf at night, and wear a comfortable scarf around you hair line when working out to keep your loc's looking fresh).

When I took my braids / plaits down... I was so surprise. It looked salon fresh!  This is how my hair looked after I went to the salon two months ago. I was able to get the same look at home that I got at the salon for $60 bucks!  So I am so happy with the results. I am alreayd a fan of the IC leave in conditioner; but now I am also a fan of the IC Styling gel. Of course use the gel moderately. A little bit will go a long way.  Thank you for the recommendation Wahidah. Great info...

Kelis's TWA

 I like Kelis's new hair cut. Her TWA (teeny weeny afro) is cute. She looks great with short or long hair. Check out her new video - 4th of July


Photo's from N.B.H. on Facebook

 The two gorgeous pictures where added by members of my Naturally Beautiful Hair web page on Facebook.  Very cool...

Congragulations to my Daughter!!

My oldest daughter graduates from Elementary today! We are so excited for her....  She is smart, beautiful and has a kind heart and spirit. I wish her the best of luck in her transition to middle school. Woo Hoo!

I will try not to cry when she gives her graduation speech and crosses the stage to get her certificate.  I am very proud of her for being such am amazing person.

Designer Ashley Alexis McFarlane

First of all - this picture has a group of woman that are so beautiful with their natural hair. 
The clothing that they are wearing was designed by Ashley Alexis McFarlane. To read more about her, check out her blog Atramental.


Online game for your daughter... :-)

Facebook has a new game where you can create cute characters, create your own store and do a little bit of shopping. This a cute game for your daughter(s). Or if you want to create your own avatar, this is one tool you can use. Check out Mall World on Facebook. And look at the Halle Berry wanna be character on the end... lol.

**For those of you that are like me, and are not ready for your little one to have an account on Facebook, you can always let the play them game under your Facebook account with parental supervision.

Inspirational Photo - Joy Franklin

Joy's hair is gorgeous. She has a beautiful texture as shown in these photos. She uses Bee Mine Hair Products.

Nicholas Kirkwood Platform Sandals

I love these shoes worn by Sara Jessica Parker at a Sex In The City 2 promo run in Japan. I saw these shoes on the website Necole b**chie.

Before & After

I really like these before and after photos from loc stylist Thierry Baptist. In the photo above, he styled his clients loc's and added curly extensions.

In the photo above, he gave this client baby loc's.

In this photo, he cut the clients loc's into a cute bob and gave her color. 

Thierry's contact info - 

Facebook Profile:http://www.facebook.com/thierry.baptiste

Styles from Thierry Baptist

Amazing styles from Theirry Baptist.