Friday, February 26, 2010
Dreadlocks, once they reach maturity, are permanent...sorta.
The only way to truly remove dreadlocks is to cut them off..sorta.
There are methods by which you can unravel your dreadlocks but their effectiveness often depends on the length of your dreadlocks, the method used to start them as well as your maintenance routine.
Generally the removal of dreadlocks is a tedious process and often results in significant hair loss. So if you didn't have a thick mane to begin with, you may not want to go this route. BUT...with a lot of time, some tiny instruments, the help of a friend and a truckload of patience, you MAY be able to successfully pull apart your dreadlocks...just don't get mad at me if you have five strands of hair afterwards :-)
No matter the process used, locking is meant to be a permanent change or transition to the hair. Consequently, over the years, most people have thought it necessary to shave their heads in order to get rid of their locks.
In an interview with Robert Coleman-Gladdis (a.k.a. The Loc' Man), its discovered that there is a safe way to remove dreadlocks. Robert is a Certified Consultant or Loctician practicing in Western Michigan. He has been in the business for several years and has a large clientele. Robert says that any form of locks can be removed using a combination of a detangler and either a safety pin (for sister locks) or a rat tail comb (for more traditional or fatter locks). It can take several hours to remove locks depending upon how long you've had them and their length. Once locks are removed, Robert says that one may find their hair a little thinner than normal (this is especially true for traditional locks), but says this problem can be rectified by taking a supplement such as Biotin.
Removing Locks Yourself
Most, but not all, locticians offer lock removal services. If you are not able to find a loctician in your area, there are several products on the market today that are said to assist in the lock removal process. Some of the more popular lines include the Knotty Boy Emergency Dreadlock Removal Kit, Take Down and Loc Out.
Be sure to initiate the process slowly and methodically. Don't force the hairs apart...encourage them with a little pressure but too much will result in breakage.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community in this exposé of comic proportions that only he could pull off. A raucous adventure prompted by Rock’s daughter approaching him and asking, "Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”, GOOD HAIR shows Chris Rock engaging in frank, funny conversations with hair-care professionals, beauty shop and barbershop patrons, and celebrities including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Dr. Maya Angelou, Salt-N-Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton – all while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter's question.
OWN IT ON DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. ALSO AVAILABLE ON DEMAND.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The World's Largest Natural Hair & Fashion Show...Ever!
Excitement is in the air and everywhere about the 2010 World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show. The show will be held on April 10-11, 2010. The 2009 show was a success! We are gearing up for another exciting show that includes new consumer and professional workshops, the best natural hair, braiding, locing and barber competitions, Da Poetz Corner, The Children's Corner, Healthy eating and nutrition information, the latest in healthy hair and beauty products and services and so much more. Of course, the Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show is always filled with excitement, beautiful people, beautiful fragrances, music and a sea of information on natural hair, health and beauty. Come and see why Natural Hair is the official other choice for hair care. Natural hair is mainstream. Actors, sports figures, models, doctors, anchormen/women, children, etc. are wearing a variety of styles with natural textures. Even weave-wearers are choosing hair with tighter curl patterns as they too want the look of natural hair. More people are embracing their natural beauty-and history repeats itself again as other nationalities desire the look of natural styles as well. Now the show has even more to offer as larger numbers of people both nationally and globally embrace the beauty of natural hair.
Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo 2010
Baltimore's Premeire conference on Natural Hair Care, Holistic Beauty, and Wearable Art
What You Can Expect in 2010
*Exposure to approximately 3000-5000 visitors
*Quality and informative workshops, classes and exhibitors
*Professional and friendly team of staff and volunteers
*Variety of great food, vegan menu and healthy exotic beverages
*The children’s village
*Remarkable entrepreneurers opportunity to market products/serivces to a widespread *& diverse audience
The best in the natural hair care industry, instructors/educations, manufacturers and YOU!
The Exposé Successes in the past
*In 2008, BNHCE attracted 4,000 visitors from across the country and aboard
Upgrade in diversity and creative services of practitioners, manufacturers, inventors and health highlights
*Increase number of visitors and specialty exhibitors
*Networking marketplace for the consumers as well as new retail client base for manufacturers and industry leaders.
* An array of services from natural hair care, health practitions, marketing specialists, legal aid, manufacturers, web masters and much more
Dates From March 20, 2010 11:00 AM
Through March 21, 2010 11:00 AM
1726 Reistertown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Info Line 410-298-0660
Sponsored by www.dreadznheadz.com 410-298-0660 vendor space is available call for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Ive been hearing about the nappy loc tool... wondering if it would help me. You know I have a battle with the frizzies, and my loc's un winding after a few days. I'm thinking about ordering the tool and trying it during my next loc maintenance. Hopefully this method will help with the loose roots, stray hairs and the frizzies.. Ive also heard the buzz about using a latch hook- but from the video Ive seen the tool can get caught in your hair- something I'm not trying to experience especially since I'm tender headed.. Have any of you tried latching using the nappy loc tool or a latch hook? watch the video and let me know what you think.....
** video courtesy of dynamic Runner**