Take Off Your Cool-Satorial Sounds

as i was getting ready at 6:30 this morning,  i felt i needed that extra boost of inspiration.

as i made my way into the restroom i was inspired to open  Youtube & listen to Sartorial Sounds by a group of 7 artist coming together to share their love of all things “creative”.  as i listened to it i found  myself wanting  to  harken back to the 60’s wearing a vintage inspired pencil skirt, fedora style hat and mother of pearls earrings while sitting at a  Juke Joint with friends doing absolutely nothing but enjoying time, space and creativity.

“Sartorial Sounds integrates both music and style, two elements embedded in every culture past and present. We think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right. And it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas.”

Satorial Sounds

Artist included

Jesse Boykins III
Joekenneth Museau
Theo Martins
Joshua Bennett
Melo-X
Mara Hruby
Rinaldy Alvarez

-Street Etiquette

what inspires you? how do you express that creativity?

How To Tie A Scarf

It is Monday and I am starting to notice the sprinkle of fall on leaves and the morning dew. Who doesn’t like Fall.  One of the many things I love about fall is having fun with accessories, especially scaves.  There are various shapes, sizes, colors of scarves. What about the many ways to tie a scarf.  On behalf of Scarves.net I wanted to share with you how you can learn how to tie a scarf.They also have 50 ways to tie a scarf found here.

Source: Scarves.net

Fighting the Urge to Reach for a Relaxer

Are you currently transitioning from a relaxer to  natural curls?

…well you know what I mean when I say it was one of those days. I was tempted to reach for a relaxer. Today was definitely one of those days and  I felt not so pretty….we all want to feel pretty…right? I spent half of my Sunday morning dragging my best friend, Tai along with me searching for a beauty supply store. No Luck! I had to wait until 12pm.

Although I am 10 months into my transition, which is  more than half way through my 1st year ….I was so tempted to  perm my hair. Sometimes I ask myself why must my hair be  styled straight in order for me to feel attractive.  I felt angry and lost. I felt as if I had no solution to this hair management problem.  My best friend reassuredme I looked fine , well why didn’t I feel fine. With every passing reflection of myself..it was a continuous reminder of a problem I felt I didn’t have a solution for.
After finding my holy grail – Silicon Mix, a Dominican deep conditioner I sped home to slather it into my hair to remind myself of all the reasons I shouldn’t perm my hair.  I am really not sure of my hair pattern but whatever it is..I am in awe…thank you Ms.Silicon Mix.

I sectioned my hair and applied the deep conditioner. It works wonders for transitioners because it has a slip consistency; it makes detangling a breeze. I slowly watched my hair transition itself from straight to a naturally curl & wavy pattern. I let the conditioner sit for almost an hour and all the while admiring my natural curl pattern. I have decided to transition until all my relaxed end are gone. I can’t wait. I give it until December and I’ll be 100% Natural!…. I am looking forward to trying all the natural hair styles everyone is hooplaing about.

Yes, transitioning can be tedious and troublesome so how do you deal with fighting the urge to reach for a  relaxer?

 

I would love to hear you story.

 

Kerry Washington goes VINTAGE !

Kerry Washington goes VINTAGE !

Kerry Washington goes VINTAGE !

Well in case you haven’t already heard the beautiful Mrs.Kerry Washington went vintage for Vogue Italia . My personal favorite was the animal print jumpsuit and the leopard print heels were just the icing on the cake. I think the look is very simple and being that she only wore a select few jewelry pieces it made the jumpsuit pop! After-all, could someone honestly walk pass you with this on and you not turn your head?

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Reblogged: Transitioning Movement!

I couldn’t resist reblogging this article for all new transitioners .

Yesterday, as I was taking a stroll with my niece I stopped to have “what I thought ” would be a quick conversation with the receptionist at the rental office of my apartment complex  but turned into a discuss about natural hair.  Because I am a a new transitioner, I often stop to inquiry about other natural’s hair regimen .because for myself transitioning  can be a daunting journey without the necessary knowledge.

This article will help you through your transitioning phase credited by Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter .

Source:Carol’s Daughter

The-Long Grow-Out(Straight Styler)

Cool, we get it; you don’t want to cut you hair off at once! You’ve chosen to grow out your relaxer over time and stay smooth as you transition! Here are three things you need to know:

1)  STYLE YOUR HAIR WITHOUT LOTS OF HEAT: You’re going to notice lots of breakage during your journey, especially since you’ll be applying a lot of heat to wear your hair straight. But don’t worry, we got you covered here at TM.com. Try roller sets, doobie wraps and hood-dryer styles.

2)  LEARN OUR EASY DETANGLING TRICKS: Dealing with two hair textures (new growth and relaxed hair) can be tricky, but we’ll help keep you tangle-free.
*Always detangle in sections
*Always detangle first with your fingers, then a wide-tooth comb, working from ends to roots

3) GET REGULAR TRIMS: The more length you leave past the line of demarcation (where your new growth meets your relaxed hair), the faster it will break from the weight—so trims are a must for you. Give yourself a monthly goal of how long you want your hair to grow. When you meet that goal, go get a trim and treat yourself to something nice!

You can learn more about the Transitioning Movement & Carol’s Daughter Products here

 

Curly Girl Beginner’s Guide: Deep Conditioning For Lazy Girls

I just walked in the door from  seeing “The Avengers”(Robert Downey Jr. rocks!)  at Atlantic Station with my best friend Tai. If you haven’t  seen it….please do so.  I give it ★ ☆ ★ ✰★…..The action and comedy is never ending..lol.

As many of you know I decided to grow my natural hair out. Imagine that!..this is from getting perms since I was 14. This month makes it 8 months without one. Being a new “curly girl” beginner,  it has been an uphill battle  but with patience and Youtube tutorials I have been able to stay away from what the natural  world  now calls “the creamy crack”. Yes, it can be addictive and maybe because it is so much easier managing my hair with perms.
I am always browsing the internet for better ways to manage my transition ,especially since I can be so freaking lazy when it comes to my hair. So what is this solution you may ask? Leave that trusty ‘ol conditioner in your hair.  It will leave your hair well hydrated and prevent frizz, which is something many naturals battle in places with high humidity and dewpoint(yes, it a science to this madness).  Until next time…take a quick peek at this curly girl tutorial of how to deep condition your hair on the go. Its 1am EST and I have to be up at 6am so I am going to go to bed before I start drooling on this keyboard.

at the rate i am going i see this happening in my foreseen future…

 

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