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Friday, November 16, 2012

Will Regular Castor Oil Grow Black Hair Like Jamaican Castor Oil?


The question was asked among a few ladies at a salon in Charlotte, does regular castor oil grow your hair like Jamaican castor oil?  Of course, it all depends on what works for you, but we have heard several testimonies from some black women whom have grown really long hair just by using regular store bought castor oil.   It all depends on how you use it and how much you are using on your scalp.


Many African Americans prefer Jamaican castor oil.  According to jamaicanblackcastoroil.com, it is good for all hair types.  The reason why many people prefer Jamaican Black Castor Oil is simply because it is not just good for the hair, but all types of ailments and has been known as a health remedy. It comes in a dark brown color and has a strong scent. Jamaican black castor oil has been used for many centuries, since the slave trade It is the herbs mixed into Jamaican castor oil that really gives you the benefits of growing long and healthy hair. Allegedly, the company claims there product is more effective than the clear castor oil and not only grows your hair, but it thickens and moisturizes it. Jamaican castor oil supposedly can grow your hair much faster.  The same as regular castor oil, Jamaican castor oil grows eyelashes and eyebrows. Some testimonies of people who have used clear castor oil claim to have allegedly experienced the same as you will see at the end of this article.   However, you should choose whatever works for you.

Now, some black women may experience skin irritation, simply because either they are putting too much on their scalp or their skin just does not agree with it.   So, you have to test a small portion of your scalp to really know if using regular castor oil will work for you.  One of our journalist tried Kroger's brand and it worked, but after so many months she became discouraged to continue her regimen.   After learning how to use it, sparingly, she began her regimen again and now her hair seems to be growing, very healthy.   

When using regular castor oil as a hair growth remedy, use it sparingly and try mixing it with another oil and even a few more.  You can try mixing it with olive or jojoba oil. Regular castor oil, Jamaican or any other type of oil is too thick and it will clog your pores and as you already know, if your hair can't breath, it won't grow.   So, after you mix your castor oil with another one to make it lighter, just dab one drop at a time on your scalp and still, do not over do it.

How does castor oil grow hair?  It stimulates hair follicles, after penetrating into your scalp.

Watch these two clips of one woman who has tried the regular clear castor oil, then the other one who has used Jamaican castor oil.



Testimony Results from using castor oil


Testimony Results from using Jamaican Castor Oil


Source: jamaicanblackcastoroil.com
Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/glam4u2004 
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Black Women, can you really grow your hair using garlic? Is It Difficult to Grow Long Hair Using Sulfur?


The question was asked the other day among a few black women whom were a part of a discussion on techniques for growing long hair.   At this meeting, a few of AT2W journalists heard various remedies that would solve the problem of black women trying to get their hair to grow past a certain length.   There are so many ways you can grow your hair back, even if it has gotten to the stage of Alopecia, but one of the best ways is to use sulfur.

The disadvantage of using sulfur is the strong smell and it all depends on what type of sulfur you use.   Do you recall that old brand, Glover's our grandmothers suggested we use?   It seemed to work for a while, but the strong smell would embarrass us in front of our closet friends and at night when we covered our heads, the potent scent would get on our satin bonnets.  We agree the product does work overtime, but there are other ways to use sulfur to grow your hair really long.   Another traditional brand that was good for growing long hair is Sulfur 8, unlike Glover's ointment, Sulfur 8 may have always had a strong smell to it, but the scent was pleasant and it still comes in two types of ointments.   We can understand why both companies are still making a lot of money, simply because their products do work, except many of us black women do not want to deal with too much grease on our hair.   

So, what options do we have other than those two specific brands if we want to try using sulfur on our hair?   The answer is right in your grocery store. However, we want to encourage you to buy (methylsulfonylmethane) MSM which is a safe organic form of sulfur.  According to ehow.com, MSM is considered to be safe, there isn't an established RDA dosage, but a typical range is 1,000 to 3,000 mg daily.  Sulfur is in all types of vegetables, you should eat on a daily basis, but specifically, we advise you to use onion on your hair to regrow it.  In the onion family, garlic retains the highest in sulfur, but the juice in both is good for growing long hair, especially when it comes to alopecia.   We do not make any promises, but we have heard of several cases of men and women whom lost their hair, because of Alopecia and either using the juice from onions or garlic grew it back.


How exactly would you use garlic (or onion) on your hair?   Ehow.com, gives you step by step instructions using a blender and we also realized you can cut up a piece of garlic (or onion) and just circulate it on your bald spot that stimulates hair growth, they suggest leaving it on for about an hour, then rinsing it out.


For this technique of using garlic, we suggest you wear a shirt as though you are ready to mess it up, because if the garlic drips on your shirt, it will smell until you wash it.  One of our journalists at Real Long Hair came up with a solution of just cutting up two clusters of elephant garlic in a jar and letting it sit in the refrigerator.  After about 2 or 3 weeks, the juice sets in and you can smell it as soon as you take the jar out of the refrigerator, it is so strong, that's how you know it is really prepared to use on your hair.   She heated small half in a bowl in the microwave, just enough to warm it a bit, let's say about 5 to 10 seconds, (it can be very messy, but well worth it).  Then, she poured the juice all into her hair until it saturated into her scalp over the sink.   She repeatedly rubbed it in a circular motion, making sure it got all over her head, then she used a conditioner rinse.  Then she covered her hair with a plastic cap (you may want to also use a plastic bag, because it will drip a lot) and let it sit in her hair for 1 to 2 hours.   Now, you may use shampoo, but the reason why she preferred conditioner is so not all of the moisture and garlic would be rinsed out.  Also, she wanted to continue to feel that tingling sensation and believe us, we tried it and not only does our hair feel much stronger, it tingling feels very good to our scalp, even the next day, this is how we know it is working.

According to keratin.net, one 40-year-old man used garlic for his Alopecia and it grew his hair back in 5 days.  Look at the very first thread.  So black women, don't give up, God always has natural ways to regrow your hair.


Source: Ehow.com
Source:  Ehow.com
Source: keratin.net
Photo: http://www.telegraph.co.uk
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Black women, you Can Fight DHT, Strengthen Follicles and Grow Long Hair using Apple Cider Vinegar



Black women, we don't want you to give up, if you have had missing bald spots for many years.  There are natural home remedies you can try to strengthen your follicles and continue to regrow very thick and long hair in those areas.    Some of us as we get older, we struggle to continue to have very healthy hair and one of the reasons is DHT.  Dihydrotestosterone is a very long word so you must call it DHT for short.  However, some of us have endured Alopecia, because we lost our hair from wearing tight braids and weaves.  Apple cider vinegar just may regrow your hair, we do not guarantee it, but-it is worth a try.

Often times, some of us black women give up and do not believe in using home remedies, but really they can be much better than using store bought products.   Natural solutions for regrowing hair can be right in your kitchen cabinet.   One of those home remedies to use for regrowing hair and blocking DHT is apple cider vinegar.   Stop following the majority who believe as you get older you have to deal with wearing short hair for the rest of your life, because it makes you look young.   You can grow older, gracefully while looking younger in years growing long hair.   You do not always want to deal with covering up those bald spots for the rest of your life, do you?   If not, you have got to believe God can work miracles through natural solutions to regrow your hair.   Use apple cider vinegar and continue the process.   Of course, if you are allergic to apple cider vinegar, immediately stop usage and try something else to regrow your hair.


Have been been tired of trying to figure out why your hair just won't grow in certain spots?  Maybe your hair needs a nice rinse once every 6 to 8 weeks with apple cider vinegar.  According to helium.com, you need to use an organic type of apple cider vinegar, one that is unpasteurized, unfiltered.  One of the best kinds to purchase is Braggs  The article also informed us, one of the reasons why apple cider vinegar works to regrow your hair and block DHT, is simply because it contains many beneficial acids such as acetic acid, lactic, and malic acid.  It also can relieve your scalp of being itchy and full of dandruff.  It also removes dead skin cells that clog follicles.  The process of using this method to regrow your hair, is explained on their website.  After doing this process, do not give up, if you do not see results right away, it could take a few months before you see a change in your hair.  Note: if you have a relaxer, please realize vinegar has been allegedly known to strip the chemicals.

Source: helium.com
Photo: bragg.com
Photo:Photodisc 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Black Woman Simply Uses Grease and Water to Grow Long Hair


This black woman on You Tube really shows you can go the "Old School" way of growing your hair, just by using grease and water.   Sisters, do you recall years ago when we were little girls back in the 1970's and then, in our pre-teen years by the early 80's, our mothers would use grease and water? Most of us sisters had shoulder length hair.   That's the key, not being European minded to think we always have to straighten our hair, but go back to doing what are mothers and grandmothers did.   Just look at how beautiful and long this sister's hair is! 

We want to thank SAPerrin1970 for showing her videos, because she shows how humble we ought to be.   All of us true sisters need to appreciate how our mothers originally took care of our hair and it grew, naturally.   When we got to the 1980's, that's when we saw most black women straightening their hair, wearing perms, because not many of our sisters wanted to show their Afrocentric origins of their natural hair, what a shame, it cost us dearly over the years, too.


Many of us black women did not know any better as soon as we became big teenagers, but we were robbed of our heritage by the booming business of perms and relaxers and our hair began falling out.   All of those years our mothers grew our hair long was gone.  Why?   Simply, because as usual many black women want to become involved with trends, doing what others do. Even some of our mothers did not know any better when they began allowing these "new age" hair dressers to chemically process our hair.   Around the beginning of 1983 or 1984, the trend of straightening black hair with that extensively burning whipped cream did us more harm than good.  It should have never been important to appear European, simply because we were becoming more diverse, but thank God many us have found the light.  Now, we are returning to our roots of simply just using grease and water like this proud black woman, you see here.

Furthermore, using water is what really grows your hair, because you get moisture and when you use grease on your hair with it, it gives it a shine.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Black hair can grow very long, once you learn how to properly care for it


Black women, you can grow real long hair, but if you have not managed how to properly care for it, you will never ever see it grow long.    As yourself, what are you doing to care for your hair?  Possibly, you are wearing wigs and weaves, simply because you do not want to deal with trying to de-tangle your kinky hair, because the more it natural grows out, the more hard you feel it is to manage it.   Some black women like sticking to straightening their hair, anyway they can, simply because they do not like to be identified as a real black woman.

You must continue to stay away from chemically treating your hair with perms and even dyes.   You must make a decision to stay away from using hot combs and even hot blow drying your hair.   One of the main reasons why most black women have not learned how to break this bad habit of straightening their hair, is simply their mindset.  Many black women of the 21st century hate being black and dealing with part of the identity that comes along with it, kinky hair.   Black women, do you realize when you hate your kinky hair, you are hating the identity of Jesus Christ?   Jesus Christ had woolish hair and when you hate that trait about yourself, you are offending Him.  Think about sisters, maybe this is why you can't get a prayer through.  You cannot expect for Christ to do anything for you, if you hate your identical hair to His.  So the first thing you have got to do, is change your mindset began loving yourself with kinky hair.  Stop saying you have bad hair, there is no such a thing as black hair being bad, it's beautiful hair, which is identical to the Son of God.  Now admitting you have difficulty managing your hair is another issue, but this is what natural creams and twist outs are for.   


Now, many of you black women may feel you do not have the time to do twist outs, but really this is the best way to grow out your hair, it also will naturally stretch your hair. Take your time, part your hair, then twist it, then twirl it around your finger until you place a band around it.  Now, just sit down and drink a cup of coffee or tea and watch this sister show you how to do a twist out, which may take about an hour, possibly twice a week.  Just one more thing, you do not have to do this every night, you do it every three days, or two days, if you feel you need to refresh your twist-outs, sooner.   Sisters, once you learn how to twist your hair, then you will enjoy your natural hair without prejudice.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Where Did Black Hair is not Good Hair come From???


In our American society, anything connected with the black race usually was always said to be bad by the majority of people of any race, but especially among many black people. For many years, it was the desire of many African Americans yearning to have a white trace of blood.    From the time of the civil rights movement, if a black person had naturally wavy hair and they could trace their ancestry to European descent, they were treated much better within the black community.  Why?   Because for many years, many African Americans hated being too black and so, they identified kinky hair as being bad hair.   Kinky hair was not easy to comb as some whom were of Mulatto descent.  As you noticed we said "some," not all Mulatto or bi-racial people have naturally wavy and fine hair, many of them have the genes of kinky woolly hair, because genetically their genes are of mostly of black descent.


Within the black race for too long there has been a deep hatred for kinky hair, which came after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King as blacks became equal with white Americans.   Then, after the end of Huey P. Newton's movement, many African Americans thought they had arrived as they became more accepted in America.   If you recall, the less unity there was among black people, the more many of them hated their hair and anything else that had to do with being black, themselves.   Self-hatred became the norm within most African American families during the 1980's.  Those of us whom lived in the era can recall how unpopular it was to go natural as black mothers no longer platted their daughter's hair and pressed their hair only on certain occasions, it was the norm to always use hair relaxers and perms and many black women used them too often.  Then we began to see a lot of black women and black girls with much shorter hair.   We cannot imagine during the era of slavery, the slaves processing their hair to be straight, because there was no doubt of who they were as a people.   Most likely, because they were whipped, lynched and overworked, they had no interest to identify with their white slave-masters. 

As black girls we grew up hearing our parents describe certain black people as having good hair when really the were secretly processing their hair to make it look that way, most of the time.  Then when a lot of teen girls expected to get a date or be approached by a good looking guy, they made sure they did not have to compete with the other girls and straightened their hair.    You see, although they may not have had naturally straight hair, they wanted to identify with having what they called, 'good hair.'   What is good hair and what is bad hair came from ignorance of many African Americans whom always claimed to be anything other than what God created them to be, black and anyone whom even attempted to grow out their natural hair and did not straighten their hair during the 1980's were looked down on as less intelligent and less beautiful.   They were badly mistreated by many who made mockery of their naturally kinky hair and so in order to avoid such humiliation while struggling to maintain its' kinks most blacks chose to process their hair.  Unfortunately, what was called bad hair became damaged and many black women were unable to ever grow their own hair and in the late 1980's beginning depending on weaves to wear a longer length of hair.



Friday, August 24, 2012

Why you should cover your hair before you sleep?


Black women, we are not created like European races and our hair is very easy to break off.   When we were coming up, our mothers told us 'you have very coarse hair', but no, our mothers were referring to how thick our hair grew out when we wore it, natural.   Either if our hair is natural or straightened, the strains are very fine compared to white women.  It does not mean it is bad hair, it is more fragile and this is why a lot of women braid their hair, which we do not encourage.  Therefore, each and every night before you go to bed and even when you are resting and taking a nap in the day time, always cover your hair with a satin cap.

About 10 years ago, we would even hear some black women encourage us to buy satin pillow cases, which is very good, but it is even better if you buy satin caps to prevent hair breakage. Now, mostly all we see is black women getting hair weaves or wearing wigs, so they will not have to care for their hair.   If you have visited our sister blog,  The Souls of Black Women, you will recall a few articles on Naomi Campbell and the latest one, Serena Williams allegedly developing Alopecia.  Both of these two black women maybe very successful and wealthy, but no amount of money could ever buy their natural hair, back.   After all of the hair weaves they have worn over the years, eventually what are they going to attach their tracks to?   Some day, they both may not have any natural strand of hair, because they they mostly wore tight weaves and in Campbell's case, possibly some wigs that killed the hair follicles.   

Getting back to covering your hair at night, many black women have been very guilty of going to bed on without wearing a satin cap.  Whenever you twist and turn during the night, your hair possibly easily breaks off and eventually you are left with a spot or more of damaged patches of hair.   This could be very frustrating after you have grown your hair to a certain length, but it has happened time and time, again.  When you process your hair, it becomes more fragile, so you should make sure you cover it then, but even if your hair is natural, you should protect it to prevent breakage.  Our hair easily breaks off, which leaves us with a damaged hair, after it has not covered as we lay on it.   When this happens do not rush and go buy a wig to cover your hair or pay for a weave, just get the bad hair cut off  and get it evenly trimmed by a professional stylist, then get into a good habit of covering your hair.   Especially, if you are going to grow out your natural hair, you must learn how to manage it and it would be better for you to protect your hair whenever you lay on it.

You can buy satin sleep caps at your nearest beauty supply store or even online, like here at amazon.com.




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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Celebrity News: Black Women Learn From Niaomi Campbell's shocking receded hairline and stop wearing fake hair



Ladies, do you see the above photo of Naomi Campbell?  Do you see how bad her hairline looks?  This is why we always tell you to keep those wigs, weaves, hair pieces and extensions out of your hair.  Many Asian business owners of beauty supply stores are making billions of dollars from black women buying their hair while many of our sisters are permanently bald.   The other day when we shared the news with you, regarding the woman named Connie who forewarned us about traction alopecia, we were doing so, because we are trying to save black women from losing their hair and looking similar to Naomi Campbell in the above picture.   However, we cannot stop you from not caring about your hair or even yourself.


Many of you are so focused on looking like female black celebrities in Hollywood or European women, you do not even realize you can lose your hair and have trouble growing it back.  The reason why we are telling you this, is because we know traction alopecia is real and many black women, both rich and poor have lost their hair just to be accepted by society who expects them to try hard to look like European women, having straight hair.   Many of our sisters wonder why many black men are not attracted to us, it is simply because some of our sisters fail to be themselves, they try too hard to be less Afrocentric and even idolize white women.  A lot of our sisters have lost their souls, because they have not worshiped God, but they have chosen to idolize white America, well-this is the price you must pay.  God has a lot many good ambitious black men who just turn away, simply because they want a woman who loves herself and will not follow the ignorance of many others. They are afraid of being with black woman who may be bald after she removes her fake hair.  Now, we are aware there are also a lot of black men...
Read full article, here.

Source: Souls of Black Women

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Secret of Black Women in One Family Having Long Hair


Just think of a photo of black women wearing hair weaves in one family.    Why isn't it possibly for all black women in every family to have long hair?   The mindset among black women in every family needs to change and it needs to be, so they all can grow very long hair.  One of the unique things about Madam C. J. Walker's family is that her female relatives believed in her hair system, because they witnessed it worked for her and even themselves.  Madam C. J. Walker was not keeping her secret to herself, but she shared it with those within her own family and even black women around America.  All black women need to understand many times, the belief system within their families is the reason why they fail to believe they no longer have to wear hair weaves, hair pieces and wigs.

Fear is is one of the biggest factors among many black women.  If they naturally grow their hair out, they are so afraid of their family members and even their closet friends talking about them.   They fear they will feel like an outcast among some ignorant black women whom may ask crazy questions like, 'you don't have money to get your hair done or-what happened to your hair...or-you want me to hook you up with my stylist...?   The crazy questions and ridiculous comments just go on an one and it is not just some black women whom give others a hard time for naturally growing their hair, but also some ignorant black men in the family and even those whom are strangers.  The secret, black women in one family should agree they do not have to wear weaves or wigs to have long hair, they can grow it, but they must feel secure to wear it natural to promote faster and healthier growth.

Insecurity, is one of the biggest problems among many black women.   Thinking about what their race feel about natural hair has kept many of them from enjoying being an original black woman.  An original black woman is one whom is not insecure to be herself, inside and out and this includes wearing her natural hair.  Natural beauty is the second greatest assets, the first one is spirituality, in connection with God.  Many black women within a family can hold one from feeling confident to wear the natural hair, God has given to her.

Even if the women in your family do not agree to wear natural hair, then you should get rid of the fear and be confident in order to grow long healthy hair for yourself.  Of course, you do not need other women in your family to be in agreement with you, just be confident yourself and when they see your natural hair grow long, they will follow you, because you were not insecure to follow their old mentality of wearing wigs and weaves in order to enjoy long hair. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Black Hair Will Grow, If you Take Care Of It


Your black hair will certainly grow, if you learn how to take care of it.  It is like high maintenance on a car, the more you fix it up, it will not only look nice, but run good.   A lot of us black women may like to dress up our hair with all sorts of nice styles, but the question is, do we take care of it?  A lot of black women wear wigs and weaves, because they look good, but they do not take care of their own hair.   Your hair wants attention and when you care for it, you will began to see how long it will grow.  However, if you just cover it with wigs and weaves all the time, then it will become stunted and will not grow.   


Specifically, when you wear weaves, many beauticians have always said, 'it will grow, if you learn to give your own hair a break from the weaves and take care of it.'   However, we have not seen black hair grow very long among women whom wear weaves, so it would be better to just stop wearing weaves and love your own hair and expect it to grow.   


Specifically, when you wear wigs, there is no air to get to your scalp.   So, how can you expect it to ever grow?   You cannot just keep wearing these wigs, just like you're changing shoes, because you cannot forget to care for your hair underneath.   For years, since the 1930's, black women have put on a stocking cap and placed all sorts of cute styled wigs on top of their heads, simply because it saved a lot of time and the truth, some of them have always looked very cute, but many of them have not looked real as their own hair.   


Many times, black men have blurted it out about wanting black women to no longer wear fake things.   Think about it, Is this an excuse for them leaving us for other races of women?  No excuse, but the truth is, they like for their woman's hair to be real and naturally long and you should like it too.   So, are you ready to take care of your hair?  You can read more about learning how to care for your hair at Souls of Black Women, blog.  We do not just talk about news, but we also talk about how the black woman can grow long hair.

Read more about how you can grow long hair @ Souls of Black Women

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Do Your Research and Love Your Hair, Black Woman


It is so wonderful that we have books to teach us how to care for our hair.   If you have questions, regarding your hair when your beautician is not properly managing your hair, you should do your research.   Not only books, but also periodicals have a lot to teach black women about how to grow and manage their hair.  Have you ever wondered about how often to wash or brush your hair?  Have you ever wondered how long you should leave on a perm, if you do not have money to regularly visit a professional beauty salon?   Then, you should learn how to spend time to read information about it.   Believe us, the more time you take learning about how to take care of your hair, the more you will began to love your hair and you will not mind spending time to manage it.

Do you watch a lot of television or spend a lot of time talking on the telephone?   Just think about what you could learn spending that time reading a book, magazine or an article about black hair.  You could learn a lot.   Many times, we as black women suffer, because we do not take our time to do research.  You will not be able to just care for your own hair, but maybe you could help a friend, your child or a loved one.   Learn how to receive knowledge into your brain and not waste on things that will not benefit you and learning about hair is great value.

So maybe your nearest library does not have books about how to manage black hair, but there are all sorts of books you can purchase at Amazon.com or at other various online stores.   Sisters, if you can find a way to get information, do it.  But if you have difficulty, because you do not have any money, you can always visit different websites that will show you how to grow and manage your hair.   If you have been imagining what it is like to grow your own hair, you can stop dreaming and make it happen.   


One of the biggest reasons why many black women still believe you have to be of another race to grow long hair, is simply because they do not take time to learn how to grow their own.  They would know that's not true, if they would do research about growing black hair.   




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Why do Some Black Women Continue to Relax and Dye Their Hair, After Losing It?


For many years, we have seen some black women with extremely short hair, as though they are unable to grow it.   Even after they realize why they lost it.  Because of over-processing...


 http://soulsofblackwomen.blogspot.com/2012/07/black-women-choose-your-own-age-girls.html

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Houston Woman Creates Successful Business for Natural Hair Trend

We would like for you to see how popular natural hair has become among black women.  These black women are learning that it is time to be natural, who God created them to be without shame.   It is so beautiful to see these black women showing themselves natural without chemically straight hair.  They have learned the secret of being beautiful and that is simply being natural.

  As black women we need to watch more inspiring mentors like the creator of Uncle Funky's Daughter.  Tanya Reed created a product for black women...Read full article, here.

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Ten Steps for Black Women to Repair Damaged Hair and Regrowing It Back


Some of you ladies have lost all of your hair, because of over-processing it with relaxers, dyes and hot irons.  Many of you may have given up on regrowing your hair back the way it used to be or even more healthier.   However, we have the possible solution and we present 10 steps for you to repair your damaged hair and grow it back.  It may seem very difficult for to believe you can have healthy hair, again, but it is possible to restore it.   Many times, the strands of your hair are damaged, because your hair was not handled with ultimate care.   Your hair is just like a plant, when the root of your hair die beneath the scalp, your strands began to fall off.   Therefore, please take heed what we are about to tell you, in order to repair your damaged hair.


Many times, we as black women lose our hair, simply because of stress.   Overly processing your hair due to harsh chemicals and dyes are not always the only causes of you losing your hair, stress is a big problem for black women.  So, among these following steps we will also include what you can do to keep stress out of your life.   However, all of the negative factors could be the cause of you losing your hair.  For example, possibly a woman may have had a recent death in her family and cannot emotionally cope, so stress will not allow her hair to grow.   Another example, a woman could be going through a very stressful situation in her life, but also have over-processed her hair by relaxing and dying it at the same time.   Whatever caused you to lose your hair, you need to follow these ten steps and also seek guidance of a professional licensed beautician.


Here are the Ten Steps to Repair Your Damaged Hair and Regrow It Back

  1. Always cover your hair with a satin cap when you go to sleep.   Never go to sleep on your hair, which causes split ends.  Many black women cannot grow hair past a certain length, simply because they fail to sleep in a satin cap.  
  2. If you have lost your hair, because of split-ends and not regularly clipping the very tips of your hair, then you should began the process whenever needed.   Be very sure when you allow a licensed beautician to clip your ends, do not allow them to clip too much, only the tips needs to be cut off. However, if your hair is damaged, you or your licensed beautician should cut off the damaged hair.  This will allow it to grow back normal.  A lot of times. you may need to clip it off into an even natural, so it can start a normal and healthy regrowth.  However, it may take several months, in order for you to see new growth.   At this stage, do not put a relaxer, perm or dye in your hair, allow your hair to rest, so the roots can start a fresh process for regrowth.  After losing your hair because of a bad perm or relaxer, we advise you to seek the advice of a professional beautician.   It would be very wise to allow them to completely remove your dead hair.  Dead hair are usually strands that will not grow anymore, because they have been so damaged from harsh chemicals or split ends.   
  3. A lot of times, when you see black women wearing a natural Afro, it is simply because they are giving their hair a rest and want it to grow normally without any chemicals causing further damage.   So, it would be a good idea, if you join them and enjoy your hair growing out, naturally.   You may have a difficult time managing it at first, because it is very kinky, but it is better for to buy hair softeners in a spray, creme or lotion, rather than to abuse your hair with any more chemicals or hot irons straitening it.  Learn to apply gentle cremes and leave-in conditioners in your natural hair, most times this is what your hair wants, is simply to rest and grow at its natural coarse.
  4. Avoid covering your hair with wigs and weaves. Keep wigs and weaves off of your hair.  Ladies, your hair needs to breath.   Your hair loves air so you must avoid always covering it, you will suffocate your scalp.  Your scalp needs to breath in order to grow hair.  Many times, some black women have a bad habit of not taking care of their own hair, but are so quickly to place wigs or a weaves on top of it.   This is one of the main reasons why we do not see many black women wearing and growing their own hair.   Because it takes too much time, many of them just do not want to bother with their beautiful kinky hair.  So, you must learn to take care of your own hair and do not avoid taking care of repairing your damaged hair.  Take the time to make sure your own hair is getting the proper care it needs, in order to grow.  Even better, you will save a lot of money, if you stop spending it on fake hair.
  5. Learn how to regularly massage your scalp.  If you regularly massage your scalp, you will allow your blood vessels to circulate, which is very good for normal hair growth.
  6. Stop using grease and sulfur in your hair.   Heavy grease will clog up your pores and your hair will never grow.  However, it is okay to use a very light oil, but heavy grease is never good, if you desire to grow your hair and grow it long.  As for sulfur, many black women use sulfur to regrow their hair, but use heat along with it.   If you use heat on your hair, sulfur will take your hair out.  You should never use sulfur when applying heat to your hair and many black women have ended up bald-headed because of this.   We do not advise you using sulfur or any heat, at all, because hot combs and irons is not good for your hair and sulfur is too greasy, so neither are good.
  7. Wash your hair, at least twice a week.  Now, a lot of licensed beauticians do not advise you to wash your hair too often, but ladies it is a known fact your hair loves water.  Even Oprah Winfrey's hair stylist, Andre Walker allegedly stated this fact on her show.  As we mentioned in the above point #2, your hair is like a plant, it just does not love air and wants to breath, it also loves water.   So we advise you to wash your hair at least twice a week, so you can keep a clean scalp.
  8. Make sure to always eat right.  As we have instructed you in our previous articles, if you do not eat right, your hair cannot grow.  Eating more fruits and vegetables and less fast food is always a plus for growing long and healthy hair.  If you keep a healthy diet, your hair will remain strong and do not be surprised how long it may grow. Also, regularly flush your system with water to get rid of all of the toxins and keep bad waste out of your body.
  9. Learn to not comb your hair so much and brush it, regularly.   Some beauticians do not like bristle brushes, in our opinion bristle boar brushes (by Goody or Conair) are good if you are wearing your natural hair, because any other sort of brush would be too weak to handle it.
  10. As we mentioned above, many black women are under a lot of stress, due to financial and personal family issues and bad relationships.   Stress will cause your hair not to grow and may even break off, if you experience a sudden tragedy or death in your family.  So, this is what you need to do: You need to become a very spiritual person.  Keep God in your life and remain in His Word.  Listen to Praise and Worship and even classical music.   Do not allow life to get you down. Sometimes, life can get the best of us, our hair is badly affected and will not grow.  So, you need to relax, be spiritual and find something you like to do.  Do not spend too much time thinking on negative things or even painful situations in your past.   God will help you get the stress out of your life if you seek Him.   So, stay busy living for Him and remain busy with something you like to do.   You can choose any hobby like getting involved with doing daily exercises or taking swimming lessons.   It does not matter how old or young you are, life can take a toll on you and you should not allow any negative spirits to cause stress in your life.   Your hair is a part of your body and it maybe damaged, all because of the emotional trauma in your life.  So, if you love your hair, you must learn how to keep stressful things or even negative people completely out of your life.
 

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    Friday, June 29, 2012

    Black Hair Will Grow Strong, Long and Healthy, If you eat these particular vegetables


    Now ladies, in our previous article, 'Change the Way You Eat and Grow Long Healthy Hair by eating fruits and vegetables', we told you why you should eat your fruits and vegetables, but we did not tell you which specific ones to eat.  You also did not learn what other sorts of natural foods is good to grow your hair.  Remember what we said, do no eat junk food, because what you put into your system will control how your hair will grow.  Greasy fast food may taste good, but it is not good for your.   So, we want to encourage you to continue to eat healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables and other natural food that God made for our bodies.


    Now ladies, we first want to give you wisdom, as you grow older, you should enjoy eating the right foods that will keep your hair long.  Black hair can grow long, but you have must keep your bodies healthy.   Please do not chop off your hair, eat junk food, just because people are telling you that old myth, 'the older you get you need to chop your hair, because you look young', please do not do it. Many women run into trouble when they visit a licensed beautician who maybe spreading this myth that the older you get, the more younger you look. If you learn how to take care of your own hair, you will not have to spend your money for these stylists to chop of your hair you have been trying to grow for many years.   Furthermore, you must continue to eat these following foods that will keep your hair long and healthy and as you grow older, you will begin to take pride in your hair as you make sure your body is healthy and remain very youthful.

    Fish

    Take your daily supplement of fish oils, but also add a lot of fish on your diet.  Just when you want to enjoy beef or chicken, begin thinking about your hair Salmon is the best type of fish to eat, because it has a lot of omega-3 fatty acids in it.   You get a lot of vitamin B-12 and iron.   Omega-fatty acids are also known to help keep your scalp clean and it helps it to avoid dryness.   You do not want your pores to be clogged with grease, but it also does not need to be overly dry, so always make sure omega-fatty acids is in your diet.   Flaxseed oil is also good for your daily diet, you can find it in supplements or ground at Walmart, next to the Fish Oils.  When you take vitamin supplements, please follow the advised servings on the back of the bottle. Always remember, fish gives you a good amount of protein.


    Beans


    You should be eating a lot of beans.   Really all types of beans have a lot of protein in them.  However, we encourage you to eat legumes like red kidney, black, beans and lentils, which will give you a great source of biotin, zinc and iron.  You need a lot of biotin, because it stops your hair from being brittle.

    Dark Green Vegetables

    Remember, we mentioned in our previous article, whenever you cook your collard or mustard greens, make sure you drink a lot of the juice, because that is where your vitamins are.  However, it is so much better to eat fresh vegetables, which have all of the vitamins and minerals in the leaves, especially if they were freshly grown out of the grown (don't for get to rise them).   Dark green vegetables retain a lot of calcium and iron; however, if you specifically eat the types like broccoli and spinach you get all of the other vitamins like A and C that will help restore your follicles.

    Carrots

    If you eat a lot of carrots on a daily basis, you will grow your hair fast.  Make a habit of eating carrots or even drinking carrot juice. They are not only good for your eyes, but they give you a lot of vitamin A, which keeps your scalp healthy.

    Whole Grains


    If you eat fortified whole grain cereals for breakfast, it will give your hair a lot of B vitamins, iron and zinc.   Whole Grain foods gives you a good source of fiber and that is not only good for your hair, but also your nails.


    Fruit

    You need a lot of niacin and vitamin B-3 in order for your blood to flow and circulate, which will grow your hair, so you need to eat fruit like boysenberries, mango, nectarines, peaches.  In order for your red cells to supply oxygen to your hair follicles, you need vitamin B-6, which is stored in fruits like bananas, dates, grapes, guavas, lychees, mangoes, passion fruits, pineapples, pomegranates and watermelons.  Please read further on this @ livestrong.com. 
    This article by Verneda Lights, 'What Fruits Make Your Hair Grow?' will certainly give you an idea why fruit is so very important for you to eat.  You will discover how God has already placed a lot of vitamins in natural foods to grow your hair and why many black women whom do not have a healthy diet do not grow long hair.   Therefore, fruits and vegetables are good for you to eat on a daily basis.


    So as black women now you can stop believing the old myth that you have to be mixed in order to grow long hair. Remember, many of them do not even grow long hair and also wear weaves.  Now, you should be able to realize God is not prejudice toward black women and what he created for other races, He has also created for us.   We just have to start loving His natural foods He created for us to eat and stop eating man-made junk foods that will not give you benefits to grow long and healthy hair.  When God mentioned in His scripture, your crown is your glory in I Cor. 11:15, He was not just talking to white, Latino or Asian women, but He was speaking to all races of women and it is time you refuse to believe those racial lies that have robbed you of having long hair.   Being black does not limit you, you only limit yourself of having good health and growing long hair when you lack proper vitamins and minerals.



    Source: livestrong.com.

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Be Good to Your Hair and Naturally Grow It, Even If Society Hates It


    As black women, the majority of us need to go back to the days when we loved our natural hair, even if today's society hates it.   Think about it, how will your hair ever grow, if you are always trying to cover it, straighten it and over-processing it?   If we are forever changing our natural hair, how will it ever grow, gracefully?   We are supposed to search deep inside our souls and question why is it, we are the only type of women who feel we have to change ourselves in order to be accepted by society.  Once you make up in your mind to love who you are, then you will begin to love your natural hair and it won't matter how many people within our own race shun you.  Many times, many black women fail to grow long healthy hair, simply because they have been so self-conscious about how others feel if they wore their natural kinky hair on a daily basis.


    The ignorance of many whites and blacks is that if a black woman wears her natural hair, she is militant.  Now, you may think we have gotten past that sort of ignorance, but society reveals we have not gotten very far, because they are not many black women like back in the 1960's and 70's wearing their natural hair.   Ladies, when you wear your natural hair, you are being good to your hair, you are not necessarily trying divide from society as a separatist, you are simply being the unique woman you are, simply loving yourself just as God made you to be, without any apologies.   Many people whom hate the black identity are the ones whom choose to separate from us.  Most of our American society has labeled the black woman as a separatist when she refuses to hate herself and change her looks from African into European and that is pure evil.   If you are a child of God, you will find in I Cor. 11:15, it says: 'But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.'   So, how is your hair ever going to grow, if you continue to cover it with wigs and weaves?   How will it ever grow your hair, if you continue to process it, without enjoying its freedom to be natural, the way God created it to be?

    Did you know there is such a thing called abusing your hair?   Many of us black women have been so guilty of abusing our hair, because we wanted to be accepted within America and not be made fun of around our own race.  For many years, some African Americans have been so guilty of making fun of black women whom wear their natural kinky hair.   We have been called, 'Buckwheat' or 'too black to hang around' and it hurts.   However, once we realized what has robbed us from ever enjoying our own natural hair, then we will be determine to ignore that ancient evil that has controlled self-prejudice within the black community.  The ancient myth that we need to kill as black women is this, 'you are more pretty when you straighten your hair.'  The truth is, your are more beautiful when you are not ashamed of your natural looks.   Ladies, it does not matter, if we have fried it or over processed it, our hair has been abused, neglected and it becomes damaged sometimes, for many years.


    One of the main things that has hurt the average black woman's hair from growing, is her trying to keep up with the latest style to look like her favorite black celebrity.  Most female black celebrities wear weaves, wigs and even will mostly cut it off and the pattern has not been broken since the late 70's.  Every since African Americans have broken into the entertainment industry, many black women have went to great lengths to satisfy the Hollywood elite.   Their looks have been desired by infamous black women whom may die without ever enjoying growing their natural hair.   When we look at Jill Scott, we recognize she wore her natural hair for a very long time, but we began to see a change as though possibly someone who manages her career suggested a change and it does not surprise us.   Isn't this how the popular look of the Afro died out, after of our sisters became more diversified after the 70's era?   It seemed as though more black women who began to straighten and cut their hair they began to style their hair, according to how Europeans desired for us to look, similar to their identity.  Over the years, many black women are yet wondering how they can ever grow their hair.   They yet think just because they are black, they cannot grow long and healthy hair, but that is an ancient lie of deception.   You can certainly grow long and healthy hair, but you must learn how to love your natural hair and wear it with pride and no regrets.   The more you thank God for creating you a black woman, the more you will learn to love and appreciate your hair and not abuse it.


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    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    Change the Way You Eat and Grow Long Healthy Hair by eating fruits and vegetables


    A lot of times, many black women do not grow long healthy hair, is simply because they do not eat right.   Ladies, you have to change the way you eat if you desire to grow long healthy hair.   If you put all of that fast food into your system, then how do you think it will affect your hair?  It will not grow fast as you want it to grow and will not be as healthy, because you are not giving your body the right nutrients.   You have to be good to your body, if you expect for your hair to be long and beautiful.   Many times, black women may envy other races of women, but they do not know that if those women did not eat proper foods they too would not grow nice hair, either.   Shocked?   One of the main reasons, why other races of women have long hair, is because they are constantly eating right, it is not always genetics.   So, if you want to see good results ladies, stop eating all of that greasy fast food.


    Sisters, life is inside of fresh vegetables.   The only types of vegetables some black women are used to are cooked collard, (Chinese) mustard and cabbage.  We are not saying they are not good to eat, but much of the vitamins and minerals in those greens do not remain in the leaves when you cook them.  If you do eat a lot of cooked greens, also drink the juice left in the pot, because that is where much of the nutrients are.  You must learn how to eat fresh vegetables more often, because when you eat them fresh and not cooked, more vitamins and minerals remain in them.   God has placed life inside of fresh vegetables and when you eat them on a daily basis, your skin will not only begin to look better, but also your hair, it will began to look healthy and it will grow.   This is why many people tell you to avoid eating processed foods like boxed rice and canned vegetables.  When manufacturers package canned goods and boxed foods, many times there is too much sodium and when they process the foods most of the vitamins and minerals diminish.   Therefore, most processed foods sold in stores are not good for you.  You are going to have to learn how to look at what they put into their packaged foods and most of the times, you will see a lot of sodium and/or sugar, which is why many people suffer from diabetes and all other sorts of other diseases.   So think about it, your hair does not even have a chance to grow, if you are sick.   You may think fresh vegetables do not taste good, but they taste very good when you acknowledge what they can do for your body and hair.   Fresh vegetables not only restore your body, put they put life back into the roots of your hair.   If you have really damaged hair or if it just needs to grow, you need to try eating fresh vegetables on a daily basis.   Just like your body loves fresh vegetables, so does your hair, because when your body is healthy, it controls the roots of your hair.   So, if your body yearns to have a lot of vitamins and minerals, you need to eat the right foods so your hair can benefit from fresh vegetables.

    Much life is also in fresh fruits.  God has placed vitamins and minerals in a lot of fruit.  If you have heard some people whom have died and spent time in heaven and came back to life, they will tell you about all of the fruit, God allows you to eat up there, because of all the good spiritual benefits in them, love, joy and peace.  So this is why it would be a very good idea for all of us black women to choose to eat a lot of fresh fruits along with fresh vegetables.   Many of the black celebrities avoid eating a lot of fruit, because of all the sugar and often times there are some dentists who will tell you to not eat fruit or fruit juice, because it is bad for your teeth, but that's what water is for.  You brush your teeth after eating your fruit and you flush your system out by drinking water while you eat a lot of fruit, because fruit is naturally good for your body and even your hair.   It is not good to follow the eating habits of today's average black celebrities, because many of them avoid eating fruit, in order to keep sugar out of their diet and remain thin.   You can eat fresh fruit, but drink 8 glasses of water when doing so to help flush out the body waste.  If fruit was not good for you, God would not have created it. 

    Many times, we as black women desire to eat what taste good, but not choose to eat what is good for us.  Change the way you think and began to want to eat much healthier.   Choose God's food over man-made processed foods.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    Black Women Who Wear Tight Braid Extensions Lose Hair: Learn How To Grow Your Own Hair


    Many black women fail to learn that they will never keep their own hair as long as they continue to wear tight braids.   It may appear cute for a while, but over time it damages the roots of your hair and then eventually removes follicles.  Have you ever watched Stevie Wonder enough to know that he did not just allegedly go bald, just because he is got older?   There are many black men as well whom have worn tight braids and all it does is pulls their hair follicles out of the scalp.  If you are a woman, this can be a really painful experience.   Can you grow it back, after wearing tight braids for so long?   Yes you can grow your hair back, dear sister, but you have got to stop wearing braids, all together, not unless you are braiding your own hair, sometimes.


    Hair extensions for black women may have been very popular back in the 1970's and 80's, but these days, it is time for a change.   When we were young children and pre-teens, we wore a lot of hairstyles that went along with the times, but as grown women we must do things different for ourselves and even for our little black girls.   This is the 21st century and it is time for black women of all ages to reveal God's goodness to our crowns.   Remember this, God does not love other races of women more than us, but He wants us to learn how to manage our natural hair so we can grow and enjoy it.   We know God must get very tired of the stigma that black women can't grow long hair and you have to be a mixed, a bi-racial woman to grow long hair.   Both are a myth, because we have seen some bi-racial women and they wear weaves, many of them do not have long hair.  Therefore, if you recognize you are just a black woman whom has difficulty with growing your own hair, you need to just accept it and learn how to grow it without latching the roots. 


    Back in the 1970's and early 80's we as black women can recall how our mothers would pay to get our hair done to look like the other girls at school and church.   All of those cute french braid styles adorned with  beads, then singles may have grown our hair when we were very young, but if you notice, when we became older. our hair changed, this is because what worked back then was only at the stage of early growth.   Now, as grown women, we must realize as we have gotten older, so have our scalps, so we must be very careful on how we maintain our hair.   Precious black women, if you have not never had long hair or once when you were young, it is time to make God happy and allow Him to grow it.   How do you go about doing so?   Stop buying all of that artificial hair and latching it on real tight.   Save some money and begin pampering your own hair.   Do not pull and tug your scalp anymore.   Begin washing your hair, at least twice a week.  Trim the split ends of your hair.   Do not clog your scalps with heavy oils, instead use very lights ones, hair cremes and even hair mayonnaise is even much better.  Do the same for your girls and you will begin to see a positive change.   

    Many black women feel it is necessary to wear some sort of braids, hair extensions or corn rows to identify with their race, when it fact, this why they have not been able to grow long hair.   Wearing hair extensions or french braids may have given black women a sense of pride years ago, but these days, it is time to learn how to love yourself without them, because your hair will grow much longer if you learn how to unlatch the roots of your hair.

    Hair extensions may have been good to grow a black woman's hair once in our lifetime, but because how we have pulled, latched and locked, our scalps have been extremely damaged at the roots.   Some women go bald and do not even realize they can eventually grow it back, but they must stop wearing braids, all together.   You may think if you no longer wear tight braids, you will be okay, not so.   You hair needs to grow without braids and extensions, completely, because after so long, your follicles are damaged and need to be able to grow again without your roots being pulled so tight.  So please black women, take heed, learn and change, if you finally want to grow your own hair.

    Sunday, June 3, 2012

    Black Hair- 6 Tips to Your Summer Survival Guide


    Black hair care in the Summertime
    Black Hair- 6 Tips to Your Summer Survival Guide

    1. Before you enter a pool, lake, ocean, or any body of water, drench your hair with water and apply a coat of conditioner to the hair. This water/conditioner mixture will fill up the gaps in hair shaft and act as a barrier from the chlorinated water. Follow up with a little club soda; it makes for a good post-pool rinse. Wear a swim cap as often as possible. Although most people hate wearing them for many reasons – uncomfortable, unattractive, or it never stays on, etc. – using a cap, that securely protects the hair, is always the best option.


    2. If there is a time to be extra gentle with your hair, it is now. Treat your hair like a fine silk blouse. Purchase a gentle hydrating shampoo. ALWAYS follow up with a rich conditioner. Shampoo gently – massage a small amount of shampoo into scalp, rinse well. Use a quality conditioner with moisturizing ingredients to deep condition your hair on a weekly basis during the summer. Look for ingredients such as wheat germ, jojoba oil, coconut oil, silk amino acids, etc.

    3. Over-shampooing and under-conditioning is a common culprit to dry and frizzy hair – especially in the summer months. Shampooing more than 1x a week is not recommended. On “shampoo-less” days, simply do a conditioning rinse – rinse your hair to remove styling products (this is when using the right products that are water soluble come in). Apply an ample amount of your favorite conditioner, comb through, rinse, and proceed with styling. Doing so will pump much needed moisture back into your hair without stripping away essential nutrients, rinse away unnecessary dirt and oil, and give it a fresh, clean start.

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    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Celebrity Hair Stylist Tributes Jill Scott’s Natural Hair Do’s

    jill scott natural hair do's

    Celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen about the styles she loves most on Jill. Stephen says she admires Jill for her beauty and confidence. “She shows the girls how to be beautiful with natural hair,” said Stephen. “She’s definitely one of the natural hair icons.” Source
    Take a look at the video below of many of the hair do's Jill Scott has rocked over the years in celebration of being proud of who she is, what she looks like in her own natural hair.

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    Monday, May 21, 2012

    “A Beautiful Disaster” Film Embraces Natural Hair Over Weave [Poem and Video]

     “A Beautiful Disaster” Film Embraces Natural Hair Over Weave [Poem and Video]

    Let's take heed to this poem and short film on natural hair choices over weaved hair. We think this is inspirational and necessary information:
    A short film and poem I wrote to highlight the struggles that many black women face when it comes to embracing our natural hair texture and the repercussions of living in a society that often places nappy and unattractive in the same category. For a lot of black women our natural hair texture has been something we’ve learned to disassociate ourselves with from childhood and therefore we lack self esteem and confidence when it comes to being beautiful naturally. I have also noticed that there are a lot of black women who are intolerant to seeing a black man with a woman of another race. I don’t think race should matter when it comes to a relationship, as long as it is based on love and not based on the societal pressure to look a certain way and therefore produce offsprings that fit into that stereotype of “beauty”. If black women continue to associate beauty with eliminating our natural hair texture and making our eyes and skin color lighter, we cannot then criticize a black man for preferring to date a woman who NATURALLY has straight silky hair, light eyes and light skin. We are only reinforcing and agreeing with the ideology that there is only one type of beauty– one that doesn’t include us. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors AND hair textures. I hope that more black women take the initiative to understand the importance of embracing our natural beauty instead of depending on a celeb to dictate to us what’s hot and what’s not. Afro hair is beautiful and so is any other hair texture that is taken care of and every woman regardless of her race should strive to embrace and feel comfortable in her own skin. Please feel free to LIKE this video, LOVE it, SHARE it and watch it whenever you want some hairspiration. Source



    Sunday, April 29, 2012

    Black Women Stop Forcing Your Little Girls To Wear Weaves and Hair Extentions

     
    Back in the 1970's, it was unheard of for black women to harm their little girls early hair growth with weaves and hair extensions.   Back in those days, mothers in the black community were so proud of their little girls kinky hair, they brushed and greased it.   If you are old enough to remember, it was water and grease that made our hair looked so naturally pretty.   Then only on holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, our mothers and other black women in the community would use a hot comb to straighten our hair.   Then in the 1980's as black families ceased the black community and began moving into suburban neighborhoods the began to mingle with white families and many of them became ashamed of their naturally kinky hair.  We no longer saw Afros as a symbol of our heritage, but instead, in the minds of many African Americans it became a disgrace and a sign of militant behavior to wear them.  So many mothers themselves began chemically processing their own hair also paid beauticians to perm their daughter's hair.   Back in the 1980's it was very popular for the average teenage black girl to have her hair permed and the same conversation was among average black women that heat was bad for the hair while they over-processed their hair.  They seem to forget one important thing, whenever our mothers used heat, it was only for holidays and this is why black girls hair was much longer than in the 1980's and years later until now.   Many mothers of this era are putting hair extensions and weaves in their daughter's hair and have forgotten how well their grandmothers and mothers adored and enjoyed growing their naturally kinky hair when they were young girls.



    These days, we see many young girls as toddlers wearing extensions and weaves and this is extremely dangerous in the early stages of their hair growth.  We want to forewarn black mothers to avoid the trend of not only placing hair extensions and weaves on the crown's of their daughter's heads, but also to avoid perming their hair.   There is nothing wrong with naturally kinky hair, if anything, it is the most beautiful texture of hair than stringy fine hair.   This is one of the main reasons why we see many white women having babies with black men, simply because they want to bore little girls with kinky hair, but unfortunately because of their own European gene and hair texture, their bi-racial little girls hair either comes out wavy or very stringy, most of the time.  As a black mother, you do not know how blessed you are to bore your daughters with the naturally kinky hair they have, which is also mentioned in the Bible when the description of Jesus Christ is mentioned.  'His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; (Revelation 1:14)'  Therefore, it is such a joy for each and every African American to have woolly hair, similar to Jesus Christ.   We know, He would rather for all black people to take care and grow their own hair and especially to care for our daughter's hair.   We feel God is not happy to see little black girl's mothers stooping so low to put weaves and extensions in their daughter's hair.  If He could bless little black girls back in the 1970's and previous years to have long hair, surely He can bless them today, but their mothers need to take heed and no longer be ashamed of growing their little girl's natural hair.


    When you place those extensions and hair weaves in your little girl's hair, you are damaging the early stages of hair growth.   Their young scalps do not even get a chance to properly breath without being clogged with glue and/or tightened at the roots.   They will grow up with short hair and will have receding hairlines by the time they reach their preteen years, which is nothing they inherited from their fathers.   Many mothers have been so lazy, they have failed to even want to touch their little girl's natural hair, so they have hair extensions and weaves placed in their daughter's hair instead.  Braided hair extensions have been going on since the 1980's and has not stopped yet and we began seeing weaves worn on the heads of even toddlers since 1990's.   This cycle must stop now, along with the shame of being African descent in the minds of many black mothers and black fathers in this era.   The shame of being black has ruined hair growth among many black girls and even their mothers.

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