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dreadlocks

What is your name and profession?
My name is Matthew Hicks and I’m currently in school at Hudson Valley CC in Troy, NY

How long have you been growing out your dreadlocks?
7 years

Who is your loctition?
I don’t have one, I’ve been doing my hair myself for about 5 years…

What is your regimen for your dreadlocks? Products , upkeep, ect
I usually use the Mango and Lime Grease or Gel. I switch up from time to time between the two and I usually get them done every other week or every 2 weeks. Also from time to time I would use the Mango and Lime Spray to keep my scalp moist and it makes it grow faster and makes your dreads smell really good.

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What is your favorite style for your dreadlocks?
Well I usually like when they’re braided back. The style doesn’t matter. My favorite is when I take them out the braids and they’re all wavy and crinkly. I think it looks pretty cool

Have your dreadlocks ever hindered you professionally?
I would say yes in most cases it kept me from getting a few jobs also I got kick off the football team in a Catholic School in Arkansas because I wouldn’t cut my dreads. I wasn’t upset from those situations because I know I keep my dreads nice and neat, I just had to stay positive and move on

How do you feel about the natural hair movement taking place amongst African American women?
I love the natural hair movement going on, I think it should have been done sooner, but I think African-American women are more confident with their natural looks. A few years back most of them wanted to get a perm and have their hair nice and long going down their backs and that’s cool and everything  but I know a few guys ,especially me, that love the natural look. Whether she has dreads, her fro puffed out or even a low fade or haircut they’ll be beautiful regardless, you just have rock it with confidence. I also feel like the media now a days are playing a big role in it as well, they’re showing more women with natural hair in magazines and on TV which is great

Any advice to someone just starting out on their journey?
Yes you have to be patient, because the first couple of months or in some cases even a year you’ll have the ugly stages of having dreads, its gonna be real short and not so appealing, but be proud that you have them and learn to appreciate the journey of growing your hair longer and taking care of them.

Where else can we find you on the net?
You can follow me on Twitter and IG, both @_Massaih_
The DreadLocks Files | Matthew What is your name and profession? My name is Matthew Hicks and I’m currently in school at Hudson Valley CC in Troy, NY…
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3c natural hair

What is your name and your profession?
Hello everyone my name is Cristina also known as Barbie Conga. I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am currently a social worker for kids and youth with mental health needs. I really enjoy anything having to do with fitness especially lifting heavy weights (I am all about that girl power).

Why did you go natural?
One day I woke up and decided I would rock my curly hair for the day. Oops! I was immediately slapped in the face with the reality that my curly hair was non existent. I immediately felt really bad inside and wanted my curly hair back. This alone was my motivation to get my healthy curly hair back.

How long have you been natural and when did you BC?
Technically I have never had a perm in my hair. However, I colored and flat ironed my hair excessively to the point I had no more curls. My hair looked permed without me ever having a perm. But since 2010 I have not colored or flat ironed my hair. I transitioned for a couple of month but became annoyed with the straight ends and curly roots so I Big Chopped after a couple months.

What are your staple products and hairstyles?
I am a wash and go type of girl. However, recently I have been loving flexi rod sets on my hair. I really recommend this to all the ladies that do not want to big chop and need some assistance with those straight ends. Favorite products right now are: Cantu Cowash, Cantu Conditioner, Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner, Shea moisture curling soufflé, Shea Moisture deep treatment (all of them), Mixed Chicks leave in conditioner, and Camille Rose curl love moisture milk.

What are your natural hair goals?
At this time I don’t really have any major hair goals. My only goal is to continue to maintain healthy hair.

3c natural hair

How do you keep your hair intact overnight?
In the past I have tried the pineapple method however, this method does not work for me. So I leave my hair out and sleep on a satin pillow case ( I really like this method because it also allows my hair to breath during the night).

How do you maintain length?
Water, Water, and more Water (I always stress the importance of water for healthy hair)! Along with a healthy diet, little to no heat, and weekly deep treatments.

Name 1 reason you went natural and why you love being natural.
My main reason for going natural was myself. Once I realized my hair was no longer curly from all the heat damage I did not feel like myself. I felt like a part of who I am was gone. I love being natural because whenever I take a look at my hair in the mirror it reminds me who I am. It reminds me of my parents, my roots, my culture and my self confidence.

Where else can we find you on the net?
Stay in touch with me on instagram @barbie_conga I have some really exciting things coming up for the ladies.

3C Natural Hair Story | Christina What is your name and your profession? Hello everyone my name is Cristina also known as Barbie Conga.
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dreadlocks

What is your name and your profession?
I am Gaël FREDERIC, I am from Guadeloupe, a French caribbean island. I live in Paris and I graduated from climate control engeneering.

How long have you been growing out your dreadlocks?
I have been growing my dreadlocks for about 4 years, and I am my own loctician.

What is your regimen for your dreadlocks? Products , upkeep, ect
I remove the dust from my dreadlocks every three months with soft soap and refresh them about twice a month with my natural handmade cream made with black castor oil and shea butter. I only use natural products in my hair such as jojoba oil and almond oil, and I shampoo my hair with a natural aloe vera shampoo.

dreadlocks

What is your favorite style for your dreadlocks?
I generally tie them, or keep my hair free.

Have your dreadlocks ever hindered you professionally?
The job I do is physical and not about appearance, so they don’t mind my hairstyle, They just want my job to be done.

How do you feel about the natural hair movement taking place amongst African American women?
I think it is a great movement, because I think that people have to accept who they are, how they were born. I’m not against relaxers, weaves and wigs, but I prefer to see women who embrace their natural hair. They can do so many hairstyles and I really like that. My sister has natural hair and I always enjoy to seeing her with different hairstyles. My brother too has natural hair and embraces his afro.

Any advice to someone just starting out on their journey
Patience is the key if you want pretty dreadlocks and also don’t refresh them too often. Once a month is enough.

Where else can we find you on the net?
My instagram : @KAMI971

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Mom Didn’t Pay So This Stylist Cut This Little Girl’s Hair Off

Mom Didn’t Pay So This Stylist Cut This Little Girl’s Hair Off

Stylist Cuts Little Girl s Braids Out After Mom Didn t Pay

Please don’t let me find this woman’s instagram!

While working in the service industry, small business owners sometimes run the risk of being bamboozled by clients who try to wiggle out of paying. One Louisiana hair stylist by the name of Crystal Collins recently became a hot topic of social media discussions for cutting out a little girl’s braids after it began to seem like the girl’s mother…

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Jergens Shea Beauty Oil Review #SheaTripleThreat #Jergens
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jergens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hi loves! There was a point in time when I was creating my own body oils.

I know, I know. Everyone doesn’t have the appittude to do that but just as dry as my hair can be sometimes, that’s just as dry as my skin can get.

We are all familar with the method of moisturizing and sealing right?…

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10 Things That Won’t Happen When You Transition To Natural Hair
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A Rude Awakening….

A Rude Awakening….

 

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Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking and soul searching. I’m just talking about life in general. As I get older, I often wonder why I was not informed that life is a b*&^*.

No like a REAL B&*&^

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for every moment every day but what does it all mean?

In September of 2013, I lost a very significant person in my life. My cousin/ best friend died in child…

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