Sunday, January 13, 2013

Janelle's more than a hair-spiration.....

 Singer, songwriter, high funkstress AND Cover Girl spokeswoman- Janelle Monáe's acceptance speech at the BET awards...please-please take a minute to read. THEN SHARE W/ every little girl you know!

"When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them. This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness. Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable." - Janelle Monáe

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Remember one thing......

It's never too late to wish YOU, the best year you and your hair will ever have!

Sunday, December 30, 2012


I've shared with you before, one of my goals is to help you see how all things will work together for the good of your hair, so let's go into the new year with a healthy body to go with your healthy hair. I have "Spiritual Secrets to Weight Loss" in my library & I appreciate what Dr. Davis exposes on this subject in a spiritual and practical way.

 All you have to do to be entered in the drawing (to own your own copy) is to answer both questions from my blog archive correctly. (1) Hey, Watch That SA_T! (Hint: blog archive 9-23-12) 

(2) EXER_ _ _SE   is great not only for your heart, skin & body, its good for your hair also. (Hint: blog archive 5-16-12)

email both answers, your name & email address to  or if you prefer leave a comment below. (2 names will be drawn)

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Hurry. Expires midnight Janaury 5,2013
U.S. only/ paperback only
winners have to answer both correctly

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

natural hair Q & A's cont'd

front hairline case of traction alopecia

Question:  What can I do if my hair is braided to tight & why do I loose so much hair when I take my braids down?
Answer:  If you're experiencing pain, then warm water (from the shower or a spray water bottle) can help with a gentle massage. Take pain relievers at your discretion  but I'd suggest not braiding it so tight next time, especially the front hairline. That's unhealthy for your scalp and can lead to hair loss and traction alopecia.  If necessary, then remove your braids and don't make a return appointment with tight braiders.  Before trying any hairstyle, consider the long term effects.

Also, hair sheds daily even when its braided, so once braids are removed it's normal to experience some hair loss. Be gentle when combing & always spray on a detangler 1st.
Consistency = progress.