Twisted Loc Bangs

I had some fun with my loc's last week. I was inspired by Thierry's curls, and came up with some cool styles. On Wednesday, I was just testing it out and had some cute locs that where twisted, and pinned up.  On Thursday, I pumped up the style a little bit and got some height.   I am hoping to get a chance to do some loc tutorial video's (if any one is interested) sometime in the future.

Interview with Teri LaFlesh

Check out my interview with Teri LaFlesh, author of the book Curly Like Me.  Teri talks to Naturally Beautiful Hair Website & Blog about what motivated her to write her book and to reach out to others.

"I didn't want to see anyone else with hair like mine, have to go through with theirs, what I did with mine."
~  Teri LaFlesh

On Teri's website, she talks about her book, and why it can help:

"Curly Like Me is the off-the-grid, do-it-yourself owner's manual for tightly curly hair. Within the book you'll find:
* How to wear your own curls in their natural curl patterns
* Complete curly hair care guide, with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and over 250 original photographs and illustrations (done by yours truly)
* The best products, tools, and ingredients
* Pain-free techniques on how to comb and style your curls, or your child's curls
* Over 30 easy curl-enhancing hairstyle ideas, tips for growing out your perm, and more
* How to avoid costly treatments, products, marketing misinformation, and frequent salon visits so you can enjoy your natural curls, without pain, chemicals, or the use of weaves or extensions
* The story (with photos) of Teri’s passage from hair broken by relaxers, texturizers, improper care, trying to force it to conform, and fighting her weave addiction—to finally understanding her own curls. Now cherished and happy, her natural hair reaches well past her waist.

End your struggles with broken, damaged hair and begin your journey to thriving natural curls. Applying the ideas and information in this book will end the frustration and heartache of the past so you can love your hair the way it really is. Curly Like Me empowers you to take back the care of your hair so you can let your own beautiful curls shine."

To see Teri's interview, go to Naturally Beautiful Hair's Website Interview Page.   You can also find Teri on the following websites:

Website - Tightly Curly
Book - Curly Like Me
Blog - Former Mushroom Haired Child
Her readers Before & After pictures 

Crocheted earrings from Fatemeh's Etsy Store

I meet Fatemeh, creator of Fatemeh's Jewelry and Accessories at the San Francisco Natural Hair Event I attended in SF last month. I had a chance to see her beautiful handmade collection of earrings and hair accessories. I received my pair of beautiful blue crocheted earrings from Fatemeh last week, and wanted to share it with you. I think they are so cute and very unique!  They definitely stand out from any other earrings that I own.  To see more of Fatemah's collection, check out her Etsy Store:


Nicole Renee Boisseau

Nicole Renee Boisseau talks to Naturally Beautiful Hair about what has inspired her to stop perming her hair & embrace her natural texture. And what her how she maintains her natural hair.
"My children inspired my natural journey. As a mother of 7 saving time and money was very important to me so I decided to stop relaxing my hair. My natural hair enlightenment came as a result of a store visit. A woman in the store asked me about my hair (it had only been 4 months natural at that point) and she told me about a study that was done on deceased African American women with chemically treated hair. Studies showed their autopsy results listing these women with a neon green slimy substance under the scalp and on the brain. Having heard that, there was no turning back for me. I'm the daughter of a naturopathic doctor and for health reasons alone that was enough. After extensive research linking health problems to chemicals in skin care products and cosmetics I studied to become a Holistic Health & Beauty Specialist. Health and beauty go hand in hand.

Because of the health problems linked to chemicals in daily products that we use regularly as well as supporting other entrepreneurs in their endeavors, I strive to find organic and all natural products of the best quality that is also reasonably priced. Hair can become immune to the products with constant use so I try to switch up between 2-3 different brands of shampoo and conditioner. My favorites are Total Body Black Earth shampoo and Enhancing Herbal conditioner, also Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Restorative Conditioner sold at Target Stores. For moisture I use Olive Oil moisturizer, and Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist. To twist and hold the curl pattern in my “natural” red curly ‘fro, I use Jamaican Mango & Lime Locking Crème Wax.  It is important to use the best products, but remember beauty radiates from the inside out. Nurture your spirit and soul with meditation, replenish your body with water, and get outdoors and exercise breathing in fresh air. Rid yourself of overly stressful situations and people; eat fruits, vegetables, and foods that are conducive to your own body type and lifestyle. Live, laugh, love and do all things in moderation."

In her professional field Nicole Renee Boisseau is a Holistic Health & Beauty Specialist/Entrepreneur. Her background is in the field of cosmetology; a graduate of John Amico School of Hair Design and Taliah Waajid trained in natural hair. She studied Energy Healing under her mother, renowned Dr. Sunni DNM, and also Queen Afua. Nicole Renee Boisseau has a Research Fellow Degree in Divine Metaphysics. She lives with her husband and 7 children in Chicago, IL. Creatively she is an Artist.

Natural Hair Event - Atlanta, Georgia

For anyone living in or near Atlanta, Georgia - there will be a Natural Hair Event on August 30, 2010. Here are the event details:

Who:   Seraphin Cognac Couture celebrates natural hair with Tress Talk and GlamBar
What:  Celebration of natural hair & the ladies who rock it!
When:             August 30th, 7pm- 9pm
Where:            Glam Bar
                        244 Peters Street
                        Atlanta, GA 30313

**Event Highlights: Seraphin Cognac Cocktails, Natural Hair Experts, Q&A Sessions, Live Demos and Much More

About Tress Talk
Tress Talk is the brainchild of three ambitious curly girls, Sheronda Campbell, Benita Brown and Kimberly Walker. Their passion for multi-textural hair led them to become beauty consultants at one of the top natural hair salons in the nation. After identifying a lack of knowledgeable  multi-textural hair care specialists in the beauty industry, they decided to form a consulting firm to share their styling techniques. Tress Talk models its modern approach after some of the top multi-textural stylists and leading cutting edge retailers like Miss Jessie’s and Anthony Dickey’s Hair Rules. Their mission is to provide women and men with practical tips and affordable ways to style their kinky, curly and wavy hair.

About GlamBar
The GlamBar is located in the trendy, art district of Castleberry Hills. It is a lofty full service salon with all the fabulousness that the glam girl needs. They carry the latest in beauty secrets and products from across the globe. GlamBar provides you with all that a glam princess needs to get on her way (visit

Thalia's Hair Jewelry

I just received my beautiful hair jewelry from Thalia's Creations, and I am in love! Each piece that I received is beautiful in its own way and is very well made. I can tell that I will have these unique loc adornments for a long time. I am so excited to get a chance to wear these pieces, to really show of my loc's.
To see more jewelry from Thalia, go to her website Thalia's Creations. All of the jewelry is designed for Loc's, Sisterloc's and braids.

Update for Beads, Braids & Beyond

Nikki, creator of Beads, Braids and Beyond, has a beautiful blog where she highlights hair styles for little girls. I just recently noticed that Nikki has started adding step-by-step instructions on how to create each style. Wow! Thank you Nikki for taking the time to give us so much information on how to create beautiful hair styles for our little girls.

Kem Juan Simmons

I had the honor of interviewing Kem Juan Simmons of the Bare Canvas Natural Nail Spa and Studio. Kem is a talented loctician,  and a savvy business woman. To see her interview, go to the Naturally Beautiful Hair Interviews page.  Look below, for photo's of styles she created, for some of her clients.  Kem works out of Oakland, CA. Here is the contact information to her salon:
Bare Canvas Natural Nail Spa and Studio
1470 MacArthur Blvd, 94602

"Hairings" from Sheebaz!!! Very cool....

Sheebz Belgrave created an interesting pair of earrings made from two loc's! What a cool and unique idea...  This is the comment I left for Sheebz on her facebook page regarding these earrings:

" Even when broken loc's fall, I can not let them go. What a great way to preserve the beauty that grows from our crowns." ~ Karen

Tanesha - Shown on I LOVE MY LOC's

Gorgeous Picture of Tanesha shown on I Love My Loc's Blog.  Thank you for sharing Kitty!

Chianu International Fashions

The Chianu Clothing line was establised by Nigerian-American designer Chidima Anusiem.  To read more about Chidima, go to her website

On Facebook:  Chianu International Fashions

Just for Fun!! And out of pure Curiosity....

Ok... so every now and then, I will see someone with an interesting hairstyle, and wonder what I would look like with that look. I would never ever want to cut my loc's, so my curiosity goes unanswered. Essence Magazine has a cool online tool that you can use to try out new hair styles.

The only disadvantage to this application is that none of the styles feature natural hair textures!

So no luck with my trying on a beautiful afro, shorter loc's, TWA or even a clean shaven beautiful bald head. O well... Maybe I will write to Essence and ask then to broaden their selection. Any how for now, I took a few minutes to goof off, and this is what I came up with:

Shockenly enough, I actually love the short Halle Berry type hair cuts more than any of the others!!  I could never picture myself with short hair... because I have such a big head! But I am kinda liking it.  LOL... but who am I kidding!  Nothing beats my Naturally Beautiful Hair!  I will be Loc'd for LIfe!!!

Readers Question - Natural Hair Inspriration for Young Men

 I received a question from Naturally Beautiful Hair Blog reader - Romy.  I did know the answer to her question or what direction to point her in, so I asked if I could share her question with you all. Maybe someone can offer her some helpful advice. Here is her question:

"I am wondering if there is any website out there for men/boys with natural hair. I am asking because I have a 9 year old son who is rocking his fro and I want to give him male inspiration. Do you or your readers can recommend any website?" Also, "I have started my own blog about natural hair care for black/afro-german hair in German language because there is not much information available in German. You can find it here"   

~ Best wishes, Romy

O My God! ...LOL

Ok, I saw this image on Mane and Chic, of model Kaila Wilson.  Is it just me or does this picture have a striking resemblance to my Naturally Beautiful Hair blog Header Image?!?  What do you think?

Look at the hair, shoes and attitude (aka - confidence!). I just love it!

Flowers From Fatima

I think it is absolutely amazing when we see young entrepreneur's who have already started businesses for themselves and doing something positive and productive with their time. Fatima Spencer, age 21, created Flowers From Fatima.  Her esty store has a colorful collection of handmade floral Accessories for all occasions. The are various designs for both woman and young girls.
 "I truly look forward to inspiring trends and sharing a classic look with others ... One of my main goals is to, not only beautify women, but make them feel good about themselves while connecting them with a reflection of Mother Nature's gift, which is the flower."   ~ Fatima 

Check out Fatima's Esty Store: