30.12.09

Natural Miss AFROspiration of the Month: Solange Knowles

Use to be known as Beyonce's lil sister, but now has made her own name. Actress and singer this young mum, not only is empowering but inspiring for all those natural sisters out there. Lets hope this will be a forever natural thing and not a fad. Simply for ditching the weave, and rattling the media for her sudden change of hairstyle we give Solange afrospiration of the month. Check out her new blog site and some of her textured haired friends...http://mydamnblog.com/iblog/









DIY: Afro Blow Out Technique Tutorial


GMA does not encourage heat on the regular, however there are times when you just need a break from all that tough combing of the hair...also you will love to show off how long your hair is growing at times. The Afro Blow Out is a great technique to have eaiser styling, you can blow out the hair as with a cold setting as well as a warmer setting as well as spend mintues to an hour depends on how straight you want the outcome.

1. The Heat Protector


Kera Care Silken Seal

Seals the cuticles, reduces damage from thermal styling, makes her soft, shiny and detangled...downfall is it's expensive although esstential to have if your ever blow dry your hair. (MotownGirl)

2. Wahl Afro Powerpik Hairdryer



Wahl Afro PowerPik

This product GMA has used thy self, and finds this a worthy product to use perfect for the afro blow out.

Blow Out Tutorial shown by youtubers!





18.12.09

Wild Out big Sexy Hair this Winter!!!


Source: istockphoto.com
Wild Out winter's party hair! Sexy Hair-raising Wild, bushy and big!

We wanna leave 2009 with a big band err we mean bang! What better way than letting your hair down and out. Whatever length your hair is from Solange's short cut or Mid length kinks... big statement hair is the best way to start 2010! Happy new year!!!


For Short hair (Rock Out)

Use hair ornaments such as jewels and bows they are a real bold statement for this years party season!




Forever21, Exotic Peacock Hair Clip, $4.80
Deepa Gurnani, Crystal and feather hairband, £55

Topshop, Bunny Ears Headband, £18


For Mid length to longer hair (Wild Out)

Go for the Afro Blow Out technique, you could spray in a little hair glitter to give your fro a sparkle! Or try a hair raising look with a super high quiff style!



10.9.09

Tyra Banks shows what being fierce IS

Watch out Oprah, Tyra's on the rise and she seems to be empowering a lot of women out there. And its not always about the weave... She trying to send out a positive message, about what really natural beauty is all about. Although sometimes she conflicts herself with the weaves that she wears. Is anyone confuzzled with the pics of Tyra? I am seeing that her wet hair shows complete straightness.

"You know for years I’ve always wanted to do a magazine and it always seemed like a natural thing to do, but with everything else that I have going on—I’m like busy all the time—and I never felt like the time was really right for me to do a magazine.

Well now, here it is! The time is right and the magazine I’m creating is right here. And my mission is to redefine beauty online. I’m good for making up words, and this time is no different. So I’m calling this my “MagaLine” – get it? Online, magazine,magaline?

Every month, just like a real magazine, we’re gonna explore new subjects and new themes, but here, when we do it, it’s gonna be “Tyra-sized.” It’s not gonna be just that normal magazine talk."

Click here to see her brand new online magazine

9.9.09

Natural Miss AFROspiration of the Month: SPEECH DEBELLE

Speech Debelle a British Rapper who won a Mercury Prize Award September 2009, is our Afro inspiration of the month. Simply by being in the limelight right now rocking natural hair. Get it girl! And thank you for being another inspiration to us natural Afro kinky coily girls. Glad to see another musician repping the natural afro hair and they are surely not afraid to experiment and show it off! She often loves to blow dry, and experiment with cornrows and curls.

Side full cornrow and middle

Afro quiff and side cornrow

Beautiful criss cross cornrow and Mohawk curly fro

All back cornrows design

19.8.09

What is Good Hair? (Tyra Banks Show Video)

What exactly is good hair? Is there such thing as good hair? Does it comply with a certain type of texture, bone straight hair? Here is a debate on the Tyra show, about one of the most controversial topics about black cultured hair.

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4.8.09

The Shaven Head it's nothing new!

Solange Knowles currently critized for copying likes of Amber Rose shaven head trend apprently a desperate cry for attention

Solange crying for attention? Solange was simply caught on her hey days, those glasses do her no justice either. This shaven head look is very old, and has been used by several women all over the world. Especially within Africa where this is the most common style for many young girls, as it is a moderation for schools for girls since the 1960's to have cropped short hair. We also see many women for years doing the B/C the Big Chop due to no longer wanting to use chemicals within their hair. Not only this but there are women who simply love it low cut, here are examples of our girls...Amber Rose (glamour model) with blonde dyed shaven

Alek Wek (model) with full head shaven

Kaone Kario (model)

Ajuma Nasanyana (model) low cut

Stars following 08/09 trend part shaven head

Kelis shaven mohawk

Amelle Berrabah from Sugababes part shaven

Cassie half Shaven

Jack Davey Member sides shaven as mohawk

Nina Sky Girl sides and back shaven

3.8.09

Natural Miss AFROspiration of the Month: Shingai Shoniwa

Brit girl Shingai Zimbabwean descent, sucessful at the beginning of the year 2009 with the hit song "Please Don't Stop the Rythm" by The Noisettes, we totally see this chic as a black British Icon, especially with her individualised fashion style. As well as her hair we love the way she styles it and how she does not conform to the typical relaxed and weaved hair that does not define who we truly are. Shes embracing textures totally not afraid of being natural, do your thing girl! Unkept and raw afro style her back to roots iconic look is turly inspiring. We hardly see many black celebrities like this, I wonder if it would catch on with Beyonce? Didn't think so. Not that we are saying weave is bad either. But it is a different story when it comes to relaxers.

Uncombed diagional part Fro

Sculptured Fro

Cornrowed updo

Afro with Black Head Band

Part cornrow Part Afro

Afro quiff pinned back

Flying the flag + pinned onament in Fro



Twist out take out Afro


See hair featured in Black Hair Magazine UK in this Autumn's Issue 09


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