The 3rd Annual Natural Is Beautiful Summer Bus Trip

Natural is Beautiful Expo goes to a whole new level by allowing their event goers access to a special field trip to their 3rd Annual Natural is Beauty Expo in New York via coach bus!

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It’s just a few bucks to spend the day in the Big Apple. The expo is held smack in the middle of Times Square at the Marriot Marquis. Spend the day away from home while continuing to embrace your natural beauty. How about it this July 19th? For more Ticket information, make sure you check out their official Natural is Beautiful Events website.

I attended the Natural Hair Care Expo held in April 2014 and really enjoyed myself. To read more about my experiences, make sure to read 2014 Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo on Doc’s Castle Media.

Petition to Comb Blue Ivy’s Hair

The people of this world are absolutely out of their minds if they’re spending their spare time worrying about the condition of someone they don’t know hair. I’m sure Beyoncé and Jay-z can attest to this.

Accusations from Jasmine Toliver, inquirer and person in charge of creating, in my opinion, a quite disrespectful notion to parenting, have hit an all time high in becoming viral across the World Wide Web. The petition’s purpose is to somehow grasp the attention of people in support of Toliver’s idea to provide care for Blue Ivy’s “nappy” hair because we all just can’t take that Beyoncé is not putting a comb towards her child’s head.

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View the petition here!

Now, why would someone like Ms. Toliver place judgment on someone elses parenting skills? Ha-ha! Although, we all have done it. We spend so much of time worrying about what these celebrities are doing and forget that we as regular people sometimes do the same thing. I don’t know how many nappy heads I’ve seen this year but it’s been quite a few. But I believe taking to creating a petition about someone elses child is just too much. It actually makes me think of Ms. Toliver need for attention. I think she did it as a joke to grab some laughs because that’s exactly what I did.

I know Blue Ivy’s hair looks like it needs to be sprits with some water and thoroughly oiled but it’s still Jay-z and Beyonce’s decision to have their child look like that. I’m not going to say they’re bad parents. They might like that look on her. Or what if Blue Ivy’s just too unbearable when it comes to attempting to style her head, we can’t jump to the attacking the parents.

All I’m saying is though we might not raise our kids the same way as another person, lets still respect their business. We don’t know what happens in their home.

2014 Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo

I spent my weekend the natural way at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore for the 2014 Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo. It was a great experience to be a part of something so empowering, especially when I’ve never been to such an event. I had to wake up early Saturday morning to do my hair. I had to look fly.

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I took it upon myself to attend the expo because I am a natural hair gal, myself. I spend hours of my time perfecting my natural curly bush. So I felt it was my duty to not miss out on this chance to learn some new hair tips and purchase some new goodies for this nappy head. I was in there in no time, accompanied by two of my lovely friends, one of them being the beautiful Karyn of NaturalHasStyle, a hair blog on Instagram that showcases all hairstyles natural.

 

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Check out Karyn’s pretty hairstyle. Her pinned up puffy Marley Twist.

See more of her funky styles on her Instagram.

 

The event was delightfully free-spirited because it made me proud to say the hair on my head is real and majority of the people at this event hair is real, too. There were so many beautiful black people proud of their manes. I’ve never seen so many bushy heads in one place in my life. Sometimes the ignorance I receive from people who are unaware of this natural “movement” can cloud your reality of how many people who are for it. Being around a bunch of people who don’t understand my cause to be natural might have blinded me from the many that actually care. I guess I was brought back to life.

While at the expo, I bought some goodies. I now have new jewelry and some fancy smelling Shea butter for my body and hair. Everything I bought was from local businesses. You know, I love supporting the locals.

 

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I had to get a pic next to the sign, too. Ha!

The message constantly pushed to those who attended Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo was there is beauty in what you are. There’s power behind being natural. We are wearing our hair naturally to make a statement that we aren’t false. We’re more comfortable in being real. We’re proud of who we are. We’re letting others know that. It was very empowering and nice to see people in support of one another.

The Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo is held in the spring at a different location every year. I’ll be lurking on Google around this time next year to make sure I don’t miss it. But the current tour hasn’t ended. The next hair care expo is being moved to Eastern Shore. So make sure you mark your calendars for May 4th to attend the Natural Hair Care Expo at the Hampton Inn (address below.)

121 E Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804

Visit the Natural Hair Care Expo website for more details.

Is Your Dry Hair Keeping You Down?

Split ends YIKES!
Having troubles with dry hair during these cold winter months? The solution: MOISTURE. Moisture is what your hair needs to keep it soft and not dry and brittle. We all know what cold air does; it dries out the skin and can lead to dry, frayed hair. Try mixing a few drops of natural oils in your conditioner. Oils such as argan oil, olive oil, and castor oil are very good for your hair. Oils help to seal in any moisture that is present in your hair. So, first moisture your hair very well. That can be with conditioners, leave in conditioners,or just plain old water. The oils help to trap the moisture in. Even processed oils will do! Doo-Gro’s line of hair products has excellent oils that I like to mix in my conditioner. Of course, if you want only organic substances in your hair, only use the natural oils. Raw or natural oils can be purchased online, vitamin shops, or any natural food stores. If you want to be very creative, add different types of oils into your conditioner at once! Just be sure not to overdo it with adding the oil or your hair will be one big grease ball mess. YUCK!

Another way to avoid dry hair in the winter time is to do protective styles. Protective styles are any hairstyle that provide low manipulation on the hair and/or tucks away the ends to prevent split ends. This applies to all hair types. These styles can include buns, ponytails, up-dos, hats, scarf’s, and the list goes on and on so be creative. Also, try to limit the usage of heat on your hair during the cold winter days as heat further dries out hair. If you do choose to heat style your hair, use a heat protectant spray or serum and make sure to deep condition before and after you heat style as to preserve moisture in the hair.