Check out this naturals growth update and length check
The hairstyle in this video is a twist out with about 3-4 bantu knots. I have a video coming up soon to show the method. I am usually a braid out girl, but I love this twist out.
The shine in my hair happened over time. I am very consistent with doing my deep conditioning/hot oil treatments each time I wash. I have been doing this for over two years. I use my regular rinse out conditioner and mix with my extra virgin olive oil.
Previous Length Check (Reaching Waist Length):
My First Flat Iron:
Cutting My Ends:
Different Buns I Like To Do:
As some of us Natural Hair Junkies know, searching for products can be addicting. There are so many products, expensive and inexpensive, out there that we as naturals try but for some reason never satisfies our hair. We all know that a hair product for a 3a texture hair may not work well for a 4b texture hair. Especially for wash-n-go’s! So let’s help each other out!!!
State your claim!! What’s your hair texture type and what product works for you!!!!
“I have 4A hair texture and what I find works for me is the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration for my condition and Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in conditioners,which to me is by far one of the best detanglers out there. I also like to use the Eco-Styler Gel with Olive Oil. It leaves my hair soft and shiny and does not create any residue. And with using that product I can usually wear my wash-n-go for a couple days.” – Kelli Morales of Modern Day Natural Magazine
“My hair texture is 4C. For a great cleanse of my hair I use Aztec Healing Clay & Apple Cider Vinegar. For great moisture and shine I use olive oil, Royal Crown Hair Dressing, and African Pride Leave-in conditioner. Not only do these products work for my hair texture but they are all are $5 or less which is a great deal for you and your hair!” -Sherrie Spratt of Modern Day Natural Magazine
(For product information make sure to click on the product name description within the post!)
So our naturals graced us with their presence on the red carpet at the 2013 55th Annual Grammy Awards!
There were a number of naturals who attended the Grammy’s such as Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, and more but below are three beautiful ladies that caught our eye!
WHO DO YOU THINK ROCKED THEIR NATURAL HAIR THE BEST?
Janelle Monae, Solange Knowles, or Esperanza Spalding
Handling Natural Hair Negativity
So we all know that there are those natural hair “haters” out there that feel our hair cannot compete with the real world and reality itself. Why? We have no idea!
But when they start to speak on it how do you as a Modern Day Natural respond?
“Over 10 years ago I did the big chop and I had a few comments about it…which some were just harmless…but at that time there wasn’t a lot of natural hair motivational blogs and inspirations like there are now…so after a few weeks I decided to do a texturizer and then eventually went back to the “creamy crack.” So I let the negativity get to me. I felt there was no way to defend my natural hair.
Now being almost two years natural I look back and think if that was today I could easily respond back…in a nice way and still feel confident as ever. All they needed was a little educating.” -Kelli Morales of MDN Hair Magazine
WAYS TO RESPOND TO NEGATIVITY
1) You can ignore it if you like. If your one to get emotional about your looks and in any situation you may want to just ignore. There is no reason to get mad because you KNOW that you are beautiful the way God made you! Just respect their opinion.
2) Ask them why they feel that way. Spark up a conversation and once they are done explaining why they feel that certain way about natural hair…state your claim and let them know why you KNOW that your natural hair is perfect for you!
3) Joke about it. Have a little fun with it.. Example: Let them know..”Oh..you should try my style sometime… I tried yours but it just didn’t work for me.” 🙂
4) Direct them to a natural hair website community: Modern Day Naturals Hair Magazine is perfect!! 😉 wink…wink 😉 Let them see the beauty in all natural hairstyles for themselves and why you choose to show your beauty the natural way!
There are so many ways to let others know about natural hair and why it is the best and healthiest way to take care of your hair and bring out the natural beauty in yourself!
They just need a little educating..thats all!