Texture on the Geaux
By Rinata M Jackson
Renata Jackson is a natural hair enthusiast/blogger/vlogger that shares hair care tips and tutorials via her and YouTube: Naturally Nata!
I have been natural since 2010. At first, I just stopped getting relaxers, but kept my hair flat ironed, and then I realized the damage I was doing to my hair. I saw the havoc that using constant heat, going to money hungry stylists who only cared about my coin and not my hair health, and experimentation with coloring my hair had done to my tresses and I finally said no more!
I had a good friend who had recently done the big chop and I decided if she can be brave enough to cut all her hair off just like that, surely I can safely transition and learn to embrace my natural hair as well. It is now almost 7 years later, I am fully natural, and I would never dream of going back to relaxers and straight hair.
I think that nothing angers me more. The fact of the matter is, whatever grows from your scalp is more for you than anything else possibly could be.
Although I know I made the right decision, and it was without question one of the best I’ve ever made in my life, there are some things that I wish I would have known before I made it. Here are 5 things I wish I would have known before going natural and embracing my curls:
By Natasha Burton
of Style Caster
Whether it’s a personal challenge to see just how long your hair can get, or to grow out a look that isn’t doing you any favors, or because you just want to be able to throw your hair into a ponytail again, most of us have been eager to get our hair to grow faster at one point or another. You may have found vitamins or shampoos or tried to get your hair to grow longer out of sheer force of will. You’ll have likely found that most of these things? Do not work. That’s why we went to professionals to find out exactly how to get our hair to grow by making changes to our diets.
Here are eight foods that are thought to make your hair grow faster, recommended by Harvard and Yale Medical School-trained nutritionist Jayson Calton, PhD, and licensed nutritionist and fitness chef Mira Calton, CN. Behold, the foods for hair growth you should incorporate into your diet, stat.
by Johnene Benson | @evelynfromtheinternets
Cause I sleigh!!! I sleigh! I sleigh! All Day! I'm sure you get the point by now! Of course, a little of Beyonce' can get you excited for the holiday season! As we gear up for "Curls for Christmas", see how Curlformers can work a little magic for your curls!
By Johnene Benson | Pictured: @naturalista86
The holiday season is here and it's time to go on a curly hair crusade. With our upcoming event, Curls for Christmas on the horizon, we just want to help you learn about different ways to achieve elegant curls. Now the key is to pay attention to the technique, versus the products used as everyone has different textures. Now let's jump right into how to bring Spiral Curls to life!
Get Ready to Style Your Curls for Christmas!
The Kinky Texture Mixer is the premier social event for natural hair in Hampton Roads! This year's theme, Curls for Christmas, gives you an opportunity to learn how to style one of the most elegant styles for natural hair, curls. As the holiday season arrives, we will highlight the natural hair products and styles to help you be the life of the party!
Come dressed in your cocktail party attire and meet us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hampton, Virginia from 6pm -8pm on Saturday, December 16th!
This event features, The Product Spotlight, The K Street Marketplace, Spicy “Topiks” and the most enjoyed segment, Kinks in the Salon where you can hear a LIVE interview from a stylist in Hampton Roads!
Hey Curls! Halloween is here! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, we thought we should share three successful "spells" or tutorials to create the perfect curls!
Join Now | How to " Get Your Own Mix! "
Thanks so much for joining our email list! If you want to know how to get started with The Texture Mix, please watch this video and see more details on how to get your mix in this quick post!
Crochet & Slay : See What Happened
What a unique experience in the radio station for the night! For the 3rd Year in a row, The Kinky Texture Mixer hosted its 9th event, themed as "Crochet & Slay", brought together by Johnene Benson to network with naturalistas in Hampton Roads and discuss a popular protective style, Crochet. Take a look at some of the highlights from the event! Photo Credit: Daquan Powell
5 Reasons Why You Should Attend A Natural Hair Event
Before and after becoming Natural Hair Bloggers and Event Planners, we enjoy attending natural hair events. Here are our TOP 5 reasons for attending natural hair events…