Archive | March 2013

Teyonah Parris: A Chic Hair Updo To Die For

                                    I love that she picked the right hairstyle for her face.

                  Her eyebrows are flawless and I think she played it really safe with the colors.

She kept it simple with the jewelries, which is good because the dress is speaking loud enough.

                         I guess this is the “Let your hair out” season for most actresses.

                                                  I love, love, love the shoes. 

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The Game Is Back: A Look At (Tasha Mack) Wendy Raquel Robinson’s Natural Hair

Tasha Mack’s New Do

CHARACTER BIO:
The epitome of a strong, Black, sassy and independent woman, LaTasha “Tasha” Mack is the ambitious mother and super agent of her son Malik Wright. She’s the head agent at her own firm in California.  She’s currently involved with Pookie, her longtime lover and friend.

ACTOR BIO:
Actress, dancer and choreographer Wendy Raquel Robinson became a household name as a result of her role as Regina Greer in The Steve Harvey Show, which led to three NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Before television she appeared in several plays including The Vagina Monologues, Black Woman’s Blues, Agnes of God, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Colored Museum and Vanities. All of which received rave reviews. Vowing to give back she’s the co-founder of the Amazing Grace Conservatory in South Central Los Angeles, a theatrical training institute for teens.
Her film resume is an extensive one. Most known for her roles in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Two Can Play That Game and Something New.

She joined the cast of The Game in 2007 as Tasha Mack.

 Uploaded on May 6, 2009
        I saw Tasha Mack’s braided natural hair in one episode of THE GAME two seasons ago. Since this blog is about natural hair and she is my favorite female character in the show, I wanted to share with you her real hair under all the different wigs she wears. 

How Do I Use Regular Eggs On My Hair?

Via Hairfinity.com


One of the easiest and cheapest home remedies to treat hair loss is using egg yolk to treat your follicles. Eggs are safe for use on all hair types and may produce results, regardless of the extent of your hair loss.
Instructions

Step 1

Use 2 eggs for short hair and 4 eggs for longer hair. Crack each egg lightly on the edge of a large bowl. As you crack the egg, turn it upright and separate the shell in half. Keep the egg yolk in the bottom half.

Step 2

Pour the egg yolk back and forth between each half of the shell while holding your hands over the bowl. Allow the egg white to spill into the bowl, but keep as much of the egg yolk in the shell as possible. Continue this motion until the egg white has been emptied into the bowl.

Step 3

Dump the egg yolk into a separate large bowl. Repeat this process for the remaining eggs. Add about 3 tbsps. of almond or sesame oil and a dash of lemon for each egg to the bowl. Mix well with a whisk.

Step 4

Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and conditioner. While your hair is still damp, gently massage the egg mixture into your scalp. Cover the entire length of each strand of hair. 

Step 5
Wrap your hair in a plastic shower cap or dry towel. Let this mixture stand on your hair for about 30 to 45 minutes. The warmth of this extra layer will allow the mixture to infiltrate each strand. Rinse the mixture from your hair and repeat as necessary. Visit hairfinity.com for more hair related articles and tips!

What Is The Best Way To Apply Extra Virgin Coconut Oil To My Hair?

     There are different ways you can use coconut oil on your hair, but the best way to use it is to apply it to your hair, let it sit for 2 hours, or overnight, then wash it with shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

How to apply it:

  1. Finger de-tangle your hair or use a wide tooth comb to get rid of knots.
  2. Apply the oil from roots to ends while massaging the scalp.
  3. Braid or twist the hair if it is long enough.
  4. Cover your head with a plastic cap and let it sit for two hours.
  5. Or, you can cover your head with a plastic cap, wrap it with a good scarf and let it sit overnight.
  6. Shampoo your hair, condition it (not deep condition), and moisturize your hair as usual.

     91% of your hair is protein, and coconut oil is known to reduce the loss of protein from the hair. Protein is what gives your hair strength. A regular coconut oil treatment can help the hair keep its natural protein. It can add shine to the hair, eliminate frizzes, moisturize it, and condition it as well.

     There are many other ways to use coconut oil, like the video above suggests, but the best way to use coconut oil is on dry hair (pre-wash) so the oil can easily penetrate the hair shaft. The best way for me may not be best way for you. I know women who mix the coconut oil with another oil because their scalp is sensitive to the oil.

Other ways to use coconut oil on your hair:

  1. Apply it to your scalp before a scalp massage
  2. Add it to your deep conditioning treatment
  3. Add it to your regular conditioner to tame frizz
  4. Use it as a leave-in conditioner after shampooing.
  5. Use it as a sealer after moisturizing your ends
  6. Mix it with your everyday hair cream
  7. Mix it with your Shea butter for extra moisture
  8. Mix it with rose water, Aloe Vera juice, and use it as a spritz
  9. Add it to your homemade deep conditioner
  10. Add it to your homemade shampoo
  11. Use it as a hot oil treatment

How do you use coconut oil?

What Is The Best Way To Apply Extra Virgin Coconut Oil To My Hair?

     There are different ways you can use coconut oil on your hair, but the best way to use it is to apply it to your hair, let it sit for 2 hours, or overnight, then wash it with shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

How to apply it:

  1. Finger de-tangle your hair or use a wide tooth comb to get rid of knots.
  2. Apply the oil from roots to ends while massaging the scalp.
  3. Braid or twist the hair if it is long enough.
  4. Cover your head with a plastic cap and let it sit for two hours.
  5. Or, you can cover your head with a plastic cap, wrap it with a good scarf and let it sit overnight.
  6. Shampoo your hair, condition it (not deep condition), and moisturize your hair as usual.

     91% of your hair is protein, and coconut oil is known to reduce the loss of protein from the hair. Protein is what gives your hair strength. A regular coconut oil treatment can help the hair keep its natural protein. It can add shine to the hair, eliminate frizzes, moisturize it, and condition it as well.

     There are many other ways to use coconut oil, like the video above suggests, but the best way to use coconut oil is on dry hair (pre-wash) so the oil can easily penetrate the hair shaft. The best way for me may not be best way for you. I know women who mix the coconut oil with another oil because their scalp is sensitive to the oil.

Other ways to use coconut oil on your hair:

  1. Apply it to your scalp before a scalp massage
  2. Add it to your deep conditioning treatment
  3. Add it to your regular conditioner to tame frizz
  4. Use it as a leave-in conditioner after shampooing.
  5. Use it as a sealer after moisturizing your ends
  6. Mix it with your everyday hair cream
  7. Mix it with your Shea butter for extra moisture
  8. Mix it with rose water, Aloe Vera juice, and use it as a spritz
  9. Add it to your homemade deep conditioner
  10. Add it to your homemade shampoo
  11. Use it as a hot oil treatment

How do you use coconut oil?

Natural Hair Idol: Esperanza Spalding’s Natural Hair

I first knew about Eperanza Spalding last year, when I subscribed to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. When I saw her the first thing that caught my eyes was the hair. Yes, the hair. Being natural to me is like being pregnant for the first time, because you notice more babies when you are about to have one. I notice more natural haired African Americans now that I am natural.
Photo Credit: Jack Plunkett
Esperanza Spalding plays the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Oct. 19.
You cannot help but noticing the hair. “Esperanza Spalding, who performs Friday at the Cobb Energy Centre, has a sweet, free-swinging voice, magnetic stage presence, formidable chops as a jazz bassist and great hair.” Said Bo Emerson, the Atlanta native News writer. Yes. She does have great hair and  I love it.

Fun facts about being a teacher:
  1. She became the youngest professor at Berklee college of music at the age of 20
  2. She stopped teaching because she realized that she had more studying to do. The students had more questions than she had answers, she said.
Fun Facts about being a naturalista:
  1. She has been natural her whole life because her mother refused to relax her her.
  2. She vowed never to relax her hair. 
  3. She does her hair herself most of the time.
  4. She does not worry much about her hair because it’s in an Afro most of the time.
  5. Her hair reflects her and she wants to keep it that way.
  6. “Work with whatever your have,” says Esperanza.

Fun facts about being a musician: 
  1. She is a great admirer of Sting, Paul McCartney, Jay Leonhart,  Slam Stewar, and of course, Prince.
  2. She does not believe in competitions when it comes to other musicians. she believes in being great at what she does.   
     
                  What do you think of her hair? Hair crush anyone?