A Touching Reason for Going Natural

Hey Ladies!

I received an email the other day from a reader (TL) who shared with me her excitement about starting her journey to becoming all natural. Her reason for going natural was so touching that I have decided to share it with you all too!:
 I am a newbie to this process of transitioning. I came across your blogs while trying to research this process. I have only been transitioning since June 20 but am sooooo excited about the process. The main reason I decided to transition is for my daughter.  My daughter’s hair texture is one that gets really frizzy within seconds (literally).  She wears ponytails and braids mainly…but recently she asked if she could get a perm.  Mainly because she is wanting to wear her hair down without it puffing up. One day she came to me and stated that she wanted a perm because she wanted her hair to be pretty and “like the girls on the box.” I tried to explain to her that her hair is gorgeous just the way it is and that she doesn’t need a perm to make it pretty. At that moment, my 6 year old daughter taught me a lesson I will never EVER forget….her response was…”but Momma you get a perm to make your hair pretty”. I vowed that I would never be the type of mother who said do as I say not as I do….and that I would however, lead by example.  So now my baby and I will be natural together. 


Thank you so much for all the informative blogs that you create.  Seeing your blogs have made me more excited and even stronger to continue this journey.  STAY BLESSED!!

~ TL


[Thanks again TL for reading and letting me share this with the others! : ) ]

A Touching Reason for Going Natural

Hey Ladies!

I received an email the other day from a reader (TL) who shared with me her excitement about starting her journey to becoming all natural. Her reason for going natural was so touching that I have decided to share it with you all too!:
 I am a newbie to this process of transitioning. I came across your blogs while trying to research this process. I have only been transitioning since June 20 but am sooooo excited about the process. The main reason I decided to transition is for my daughter.  My daughter’s hair texture is one that gets really frizzy within seconds (literally).  She wears ponytails and braids mainly…but recently she asked if she could get a perm.  Mainly because she is wanting to wear her hair down without it puffing up. One day she came to me and stated that she wanted a perm because she wanted her hair to be pretty and “like the girls on the box.” I tried to explain to her that her hair is gorgeous just the way it is and that she doesn’t need a perm to make it pretty. At that moment, my 6 year old daughter taught me a lesson I will never EVER forget….her response was…”but Momma you get a perm to make your hair pretty”. I vowed that I would never be the type of mother who said do as I say not as I do….and that I would however, lead by example.  So now my baby and I will be natural together. 


Thank you so much for all the informative blogs that you create.  Seeing your blogs have made me more excited and even stronger to continue this journey.  STAY BLESSED!!

~ TL


[Thanks again TL for reading and letting me share this with the others! : ) ]

"Taking Back the Black Hair Care Industry" -Clutchmagonline.com

Have you ever noticed that the majority of the beauty supply stores that sell products catered to African Americans are owned by Koreans? I know I’ve always wondered how that came to be, since most of them don’t even know A THING about caring for African American hair (Sidenote: They sure can tell you in a quick sec though about those weaves though!). 


Well, in an article I found on clutchmagonline.com ( online magazine for the African-American woman- IT’S AWESOME!!) , the story behind the different changes in power as it relates to the black hair care industry were explained and exposed. It was a very eye-opening read that’s for sure!


Here is just an excerpt: 


“In business, Korean immigrants understand the concept of location, location, location with beauty supply stores popping up everywhere from Smallsville, USA to major metropolitan cities and everywhere in between, but assuredly found in an urban community. They ensure convenience to the stores, stock them with high demand Black hair care products and sell them at a price point with which non–Korean owned beauty supply stores can’t compete.

One aspect of business Korean–American store owners appear to place little value on is customer service. You may or may not be greeted when you enter their stores, but you will certainly be watched if not followed. Shame on us for perpetuating the growth of the monopoly as they collect billions of our dollars and give nothing back to their indigenous customer’s communities-–not even a pleasant shopping experience.”




Has your curiosity been piqued?? Check the full article HERE! 

"Taking Back the Black Hair Care Industry" -Clutchmagonline.com

Have you ever noticed that the majority of the beauty supply stores that sell products catered to African Americans are owned by Koreans? I know I’ve always wondered how that came to be, since most of them don’t even know A THING about caring for African American hair (Sidenote: They sure can tell you in a quick sec though about those weaves though!). 


Well, in an article I found on clutchmagonline.com ( online magazine for the African-American woman- IT’S AWESOME!!) , the story behind the different changes in power as it relates to the black hair care industry were explained and exposed. It was a very eye-opening read that’s for sure!


Here is just an excerpt: 


“In business, Korean immigrants understand the concept of location, location, location with beauty supply stores popping up everywhere from Smallsville, USA to major metropolitan cities and everywhere in between, but assuredly found in an urban community. They ensure convenience to the stores, stock them with high demand Black hair care products and sell them at a price point with which non–Korean owned beauty supply stores can’t compete.

One aspect of business Korean–American store owners appear to place little value on is customer service. You may or may not be greeted when you enter their stores, but you will certainly be watched if not followed. Shame on us for perpetuating the growth of the monopoly as they collect billions of our dollars and give nothing back to their indigenous customer’s communities-–not even a pleasant shopping experience.”




Has your curiosity been piqued?? Check the full article HERE! 

My Interview with Carol’s Daughter Founder – Lisa Price!!

Hey chicas! Here is the audio (in video photo collage) from my interview with Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter. She was such a delight to interview!! I wish I could have videotaped it, but audio is better than nothing : )

The photos in the video photo collage are from the new Carol’s Daughter Store in the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, GA.

By the way, if you guys are fans of her products, she does have a fan page on Facebook that you can join…Just FYI : )