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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Freeze Frame

The one.The ONLY. Blacksistah of BLACKSISTAH BLOG is still rockin' Sengalese OR Silky  twist 3 months later. My summer protective style. Enjoy the pic

SN: Installation date-April 12, 2012
       Take down date-July 12, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012


To pick just one hair crush would be a hard task for me.  I have so many! But if one insisted I had to pick a hair crush I would have to shout out : Tracee Ellis-Ross. Yes, Diana Ross's daughter has beautiful, natural hair!!! I would see her on one of my favorite sitcoms, Girlfriends, and fall in love with her hair time after time. She is gorgeous, and so is that Head of hair! I


Do you have a natural hair crush? Please share.......................
Inquiring minds wanna know. LOL

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Book Review #1

  I work in the school District, and we work hard all year just awaiting the words S-U-M-M-E-R! I say this because the summer leaves me with more time to enjoy things I love.
I can spend more time with my son JJ,  family, vacation properly, EVEN read!
One of the books that I enjoyed reading this summer was: The Curly Girl Handbook by Lorraine Massey. I had many a YouTube friend raving about the Curly Girl, or CG method and I had to try it~I bought the book in April as a Birthday gift to myself, and I love it!

 Lorraine is a beautiful, self-professed curly girl and Salon Owner. She has many years in the haircare business, and has compiled all of her knowledge on hair and expertise into this nifty little Handbook! She has this curly hair stuff down to a science!! But I found that most of her info, Naturals in today's society already know!Here is my Book Review:
 Things I Learned
There are 7 different types of curl patterns:
1. Botticelli- Curls that vary in size and shape! 
2.Corkicelli-Curls w/varying curl patterns!
3.Cherub-Curls that are soft to the touch, and baby-fine. Resembling hair of a young toddler!
4.Wavy -Curls that loose curl pattern; Can appear straight!
5.S-wavy -Curls that are defined + wavy with a slight bend on the end; Curls resemble an "S"
6. Fractal or Zigzag -Curls that most women of color have; Very dry and resembles micro-spirals or corkscrews!

7. The Curly Girl Method-A daily routine which involves cleansing with sulfate-free  or Botanical shampoo- Conditioning, and leaving most in hair for moisture- Scrunching, with a microfiber towel to absorb excess moisture and lastly-Styling with a handful of gel being added to hair to define curls and hold your hair's natural shape!

8. How-To make some homemade products targeted to Curly Girls!
9. There are tons of natural hair classification systems;Lorraine's classification system of curl patterns is one of the BEST I've seen!
Things I Knew
 10 Hair doesn't need Shampoo to thrive and grow. Most naturals already do conditioner washes! >I JUST NEVER TRIED THEM MORE THAN A HANDFUL OF TIMES:(

11. Water is essential to hair growth 
12. Most naturals already know about shrinkage; Lorraine calls it " Spring Factor"- LOL.

In the end, the book was an awesome read, and at a price of  $9.99, I say grab it. It can always be used as a refresher course. It has the Actual DVD that assists you in learning how-to do the CG Method step by step! I would buy the book again for myself OR someone I love just so they can learn the CG Method. ***Once I have these twist taken out I am trying her method.

Monday, June 25, 2012

NatMuLab #12

So, NATMULAB is for any artist Female or Male who produce quality music, and wear their hair in its natural state! Tonight's NATMULAB is so Awesome. I love the words. I love the artist. I love his style of music and his natural LOCS. Truth of the matter is: This song was EVEN once my cellphone's ringtone. love,LOVE, LOOOVEEEE IT! Enjoy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Spotlight: Brooke

From time to time, We here at BSBlogs love to shine a Spotlight on Beautiful, naturals that we have become acquainted with. The naturals chosen are inspiring , admirable and VERY influential. This little one you will read about today is a phenomenal child, Blogger, Vlogger, Actress and Model, and a very good friend. Please get to know Little Miss Brooke Aaliyah, she will definitely be in the REAL "spotlight" soon enough!
Read Her Interview Here:
  BlackSistah: Straight or curly?

Brooke: My hair is naturally curly and I love my curly hair. I get my hair flat ironed twice a year by my hair stylist Christmas time and on my birthday. She really knows my hair texture.
BlackSistah:Accessories or no?

Yes, I love hair accessories. My fave ones are the ones with flowers and bling. I love flowers and bling. 

BlackSistah:What's your favorite natural hair product?Why?

We love to try new hair products. I love the ones that make my hair soft and allows me to wear it down. I would say that my fave hair products at the moment is Curly Q's. I love the smell, the bottle it comes in and I love that it doesn't make my hair puffy. I like to wear my hair down and when my mom uses Curly Q's, then I get to wear my hair out. My hair also loves Manetane Beauty's hair food. 

BlackSistah:What do you say to kids styling their own hair?

I think that's great. I wish I could do it. 
I would love to style my own hair but my mom says that I'm too young. I gotta wait until I'm older but sometimes she does let me brush it but only when 's wet.

BlackSistah:You prefer mom's styling or Brooke's styling? 

Well since you asked. I like to choose the style and mom does it. . :)

BlackSistah:Whose hair do you prefer best: Skai Jackson Willow Smith?Why?

I like Skai Jackson because her hair is always big and she has cool styles. I really don't want to cut my hair like Willow did but she is pretty with short hair. 

BlackSistah: Do you feel its important for kids to see natural hair in TV, film and commercials? Why? 

Yes....Because if other kids see my cool natural hair in movies and commercials they will love their cool natural hair too. I really like my curly natural hair. 

BlackSistah:What's your favorite hair style?

I love to wear my hair down, twists, braids and in a pony tail. 

 BlackSistah:What's the most important thing you've learned about your hair?

My hair gets tangled so mom is very gentle when she combs it. I have to keep my hair moisturized to keep it soft. My hair gets puffy and dry if I don't use the right products. 

BlackSistah:Anything else you'd like to add? 
Thank you....Please subscribe to my other channels and
Please like my facebook page:
Please follow me on TWITTER :!/itsbrookesworld and please visit my blogs
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Please add me to your circles on Google+
Add me as a friend if you are on DAILY BOOTH
I will be doing some more contests very soon. The theme will be my favorite things. So stay tuned. :) Please Add, subscribe and like me on all Social Networks! I follow back!!
Check out Brooke's work here!
Peace and Love

Monday, June 11, 2012

I love Divas!

So, I won a FANTABULOUS item this week in a giveaway, and I am so excited to tell you what it is! It is florescent  in color, wide, pretty.....and WELL.......
 it is a pink rose purse from Diva Deals Handbags and Accessories!
All I had to do to win was have all of my friends rush over and like my comment, "I love Diva Deals"
I asked over 30 friends and was delighted when the winner was announced. They hold giveaways often, so be sure you follow them!I truly feel that accessories are the perfect accent to any hairstyle, whether it be a headband, bangle or purse. Yes siree, I wore my purse to church yesterday and got a few compliments too! I love it and their site.
If you have a moment, won't you please check them out and spread the word. Thanks!
Click the following link for their FB page:

Diva Deals Handbags and Accessories

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NatMuLab #11

  Tonight's NatMuLab streams from The Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin. This all time- favorite should be EVERY natural's theme music.Enjoy!  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Guest Blogger Spot

Protective Hair Styling: Cute Style but NOT Age Appropriate.

Guest Blog Post: Maintaining Healthy Hair & Scalp of Young Children After Hair Styling. 

   Children's hair should not be styled in the same manner as an adult. The hair & scalp of a child isn't strong enough to take the beating of excessive tension, tightness and or pulling. The skin is fairly new and so is the hair. Hair Care for a child requires time, patience as well as understanding that the hairstyle itself doesn't have to be 100% perfect. Hygiene of children hair & scalp should always out weigh the importance of how a  hairstyle look. 

   Protective Styling is one of the most popular Natural Hair Care methods used to promote healthy hair care in children. It's purpose require low manipulation of the hair and to protect hair from breakage due to everyday styling. This fashion of hair styling is great for children of all ages, however, there are times the hair and scalp needs a break from always being bound and should be able to flow freely for at least a week. Just enough time for the hair & scalp to breath.

   Before I get into the purpose of today's post, I want to share a sad story with you that no child should ever have to go through. I recently provided mobile hair care services for a new 4-year-old client. After meeting this adorable child and her family, I sat down with the parents to conduct a consultation of the child's hair. Everything appeared to be normal. Her hair was loose and free in an Afro which made the consultation easy for me. What her parents failed to inform me of was that their daughter had had two different stylist style her hair that week and I was stylist number three to put my hands in her hair. Also that the child had two large open sores on her scalp.

   The first stylist styled the little girls hair in too tight Nubian Knots (Bantu Knots), which resulted in the child screaming and crying during bed time for two days. Recognizing their child was in pain, the parents decided to take the child's hair out. A day later, the second stylist cornrowed the child's hair but the parents didn't like the way the style looked and decided to take her hair out. The day after that, I received a phone call to provide the child with hair care services. After seeing the open sores on the child's head, I decided not to style her hair. I recommended the parents to wash her hair, leave it out and take her to a dermatologist immediately. I told them that once they get a note from the doctor, I will then style her hair in three weeks. Her parents thanked me for my advice and I have an appointment set-up to see the child once her scalp heals.

 BE CAREFUL WHEN STYLING: Nubian Knots/Bantu Knot for Children.

 With or without extensions, Nubian Knots can be very harmful to the hair and scalp if styled by someone who is heavy handed. Try not to twist the hair too tight or apply the rubber-bands too tight. This style (in my personal opinion) should not be styled in children under age 3.

 BE CAREFUL WHEN STYLING: Africa Twist for Children

African Twist is a very heavy and  painful  style for many adults and should not be styled in children under age 13.This style would be torture for a young child. I have seen adults who have had open sores on their scalp due to wearing African Twist.

BE CAREFUL WHEN STYLING: Cornrows & High Bun for Children.

    This particular style can be styled Naturally and or with extensions. The combination of tight Cornrows and a tightly twisted bun, can cause scalp irritation. The scalp may itch and due to scratching, may make the scalp raw and tender. Take the hair down if your child is scratching his or scalp too much. Not good for children under age 5 unless styled with their own Natural Hair. No hair added.

   These are just a few styles I do not recomend for young child. Tight hairstyles of any kind isn't good hair care practice for the hair or the scalp. And although protective styling is a great life saver for many parents, it is also great to allow a child's hair to breath from being bound for weeks at a time. Allow the childs hair & scalp to get a break between protective styling. 

Disclaimer: All photo's were pulled from Google. Statements made here are my personal views. Alway seek a Healthcare professional for all your scalp care needs.

Guest Blogger Author Keianna (KeeKee) Johnson  is a Certified Natural Hair Care & Braiding Technician. Specializing in Natural Hair Care and Braiding for Children. Certified through Madam Walker's Braidery and Schools. Writer of Blog Chi Chi Sophistication.  Blog site:  Website: 


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