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Month: May 2015

For the Fathers

For the last six weeks like many of you I’ve been riveted as we watch our nation go through this season of growing pains. I don’t know about you but for me everything is off, I’m behind in my gardening, I missed my Mothers Day […]

Wish me luck!

Wish me luck!

The one question that I see most often on message boards and Facebook groups is whether locs and being active go together. Especially in the summer,  you’re out there running, swimming, playing tennis, you want to wash your hair after a good workout….you know…. get […]

Be You

Be You

There it stood in front of me, one of my favorite trees in our back yard. It was summer and this particular morning I had on my obligatory denim cut off jean and my brand new red gingham blouse. I loved that tree back then; to a kid of about 6 or so it seemed 50 feet tall. Well, I couldn’t stand it any longer so I managed somehow to hoist myself onto that first branch.

Photo Credit: CaseyTrees.org
Photo Credit: CaseyTrees.org
 The bark was sort of black, with grooves and gobs of a thick jelly long the branches. I managed to climb up to a couple of loaded branches. I looked around and surveyed our yard as well as our neighbors’ and it looked pretty cool being taller than everything else for once. But eventually, that deep peachy fragrance and that thick fuzz just called out to me to grab one of those softball sized gems and take a bite. And that I did. Best peach EVER! It was soft juicy, sweet and fuzzy all at the same time. After devouring the first peach I whipped off my pretty new blouse (back then we wore t shirts underneath) placed a few peaches in it, climbed down and went back into the house. Oh, I forgot to mention I was allergic to the peach fuzz and would always itch like crazy. Did it stop me, NO! back then only tom boys or country girls climbed trees. My parents were flexible in some ways about the doing some boy type things but always reinforced positive female images which is the focus of this post images of beauty.
 
Styles and trends in fashion speak volumes to how women feel about themselves. Like some of you, I grew up watching Raquel Welch, Dianne Carroll, Sophia Loren, The Supremes and so forth, but Cicely Tyson (with that little Miles Davis era afro) was gorgeous. Her skin was like a beautiful sculpture with a brilliant megawatt smile. Oh, and the characters she portrayed on the big screen were admirable.

Back then, women in general had a very limited choice and power to influence our images of beauty. Today, TV and the economic power that women posses have changed (in some ways positively) our beauty standards. Beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, colors  and ethnicities. Life is beautiful in all of it’s diversity, so just be you.


On My Soap Box

There is nothing like driving a stick or manual for some of you. I get an absolute rush listening to that engine rev up as your body becomes one; manipulating that metal beast with four wheels. Then the deep guttural noises and at that perfect […]

Getting ready for summer

Getting ready for summer

One thing that you might notice after a couple years is that your ends can start to lighten from being in the sun. I know ombre is the trend, but I would like to keep my hair dark. For just a quick change in pace […]

We are pleased to announce!

We are pleased to announce!

Starting today in the store we have a new promotion. For a limited time only we are giving away one free 1 ounce shampoo bottle with any purchase. Just choose which one you’d like to try and add it to your basket. This is a great opportunity to experience our sulfate and  paraben free  natural shampoos made with wholesome natural oils like almond, grapeseed, olive, and avocado. We love the way they smell, and since that’s a little harder to describe, try it for free on us!

Babylocs is a grape seed oil based shampoo great for locs that are 6 months or newer. It’s a gentle, tingly cleanser that can help reduce fresh locs slippage. Nappylocs is a coconut oil based clarifying formula for refreshing, deep cleansing, packed with essential oils like tea tree. If your locs are mature try the Softlocs. This is our sunflower oil based shampoo which has the perfect blend of gentle cleansers  and a soft fruity fragrance. And we haven’t forgotten the gents who wear locs. Ladies love our new MAN masculine fragrance.  Hey, our  guidelines are just a suggestion, so see what works for you.

We are confident that you will love these shampoos as much as we do. You can also purchase any of these shampoos in a kit at a great price. We know locs, we love locs, and we believe we make the best products for locs!

57 and workin' it!
57 and workin’ it!
Natural and Back

Natural and Back

Today I want to talk about the big chop. Not the one where you cut your relaxer off, the other one. When you decide you like your locs, but after a while (for me it was 8 years), you decide you want a different style. […]