Natural Hair Workshop Reaches Australia!

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Without a doubt, the natural hair movement is still going strong and spreading all over the world.

On Saturday May 14, 2016, naturalista and boutique owner Allison Owens held the first natural hair workshop in Adelaide South Australia.

While natural hair workshops and meetups have become commonplace in America, such events are unheard of in Australia.

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The workshop, “No More Dry Hair: the LOC & LCO Methods” was held at Sassy Kinks & Coils Boutique, the first natural hair store in South Australia.

Surrounded by American made natural hair products such as Sheamoisture, Jessicurl, Cantu and Tgin, Allison discussed the steps of the LOC & LCO methods and demonstrated how to apply the techniques.

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The excited attendees got a chance to purchase natural hair products at the end of the workshop.  

Allison intends to host a natural hair workshop/meetup the second Saturday of each month as a means of supporting women on their natural hair journey.

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If Natural Hair Was a Cult... Is This Funny?

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OK, so we're definitely living in the era of satin hair wraps, coconut oil & #BlackGirlMagic

And I ain't mad at it. Not one teeny weeny bit!  🙂

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The natural hair movement is so strong that The Curl Club decided to poke a little fun (in a light-hearted way) and imagine if the natural hair movement were a cult. They used a lot of imagination and creativity to think up this off-the-wall scenario.

It is hilarious!

The video is going SUPER VIRAL and is causing a lot of interesting conversation between large groups of naturals and even non-naturals as well.

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We've even seen friends jokingly tagging each other on Facebook saying stuff like "This is soooo you!!"

And of course, there are some people taking the video waaaaaay too seriously and are even offended, I don't exactly understand what there is too get upset about, but hey, some people will find a reason to complain no matter what you do.

But for all y'all that just enjoy a good laugh this will be right up your alley.

Anyway, check it out and enjoy the humor. The end of this video cracked me up, home girl had no idea what she was walking into.

Enjoy! And please leave your thoughts and comments below... Did it make you laugh too?
 

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Natural Hair Journey With Lizzy - 7 Months After Big Chop!

Meet Lizzy, a new natural that is enjoying her natural air journey after doing The Big Chop a few months ago. Get to know her in this introductory video and follow her as she shares what she has learned and is learning as she embraces her naturally beautiful hair!
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Twistout With TGIN Hair Products on TWA - Natural Hair [VIDEO]

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Super defined curls from twist outs are one of the more popular natural hair styles around.

If you’ve been natural for a while and have noticed some growth, your twist out is probably full of life and gets a lot of heads turning too!

But twistouts are sort of like that rude friend who comes to your house, eats all your food, and then just bounces! Here one minute and gone the next. For whatever reason, a lot of women can’t seem to keep their twist out from twisting out.

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But don't worry about it, we have your back! Here is a great video from your BlackHairOMG expert Allison to help make your twist out super-defined and last a while longer! Hey and remember to subscribe to BlackHairOMG TV!

 

Twistout With TGIN Hair Products on TWA - Natural Hair Video

 

 

If you don't know much about TGIN natural hair products, you can find more info about them on our best selling natural hair products article and we even interviewed the CEO and creator of TGIN hair products in this article about the best hair moisturizers.

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BlackHairOMG Is On Instagram! @BlackHairOMG

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We admit it.

Not everyone here at BlackHairOMG is a fan of Instagram, and we REFUSED to get an Instagram account for the 1st few years of our website, but because a couple of the BlackHairOMG experts (namely Johanna Denny, Chia & Karen Hall) know how to keep things "poppin' on the gram". It's on!

So please follow the BlackHairOMG Instagram today and tag us @blackhairOMG if you want us to post one of your natural hair style pictures!

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How to Wear Puff Cuffs on Thick or Fine Black Hair

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Your Black Hair OMG Expert Pretti Uneek has a quick tutorial on How to Wear the Puff Cuff on Thick or Fine Natural Hair.How to Wear the Puff Cuff on Thick or Fine Natural Hair

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How to Wear the Puff Cuff on Thick or Fine Natural Hair

 

How many hair clamps has your curly hair broken? Well, no more! Finally, there’s a hair clamp that can handle the challenge of thick, textured hair. Meet the Puff Cuff, a “remix” of the banana clip, uniquely designed to hold and style even the thickest of thick hair!

The Puff Cuff’s unique teeth are designed to lock into the texture or curl of your hair and hold the clamp in place, NOT to glide through the hair like a comb or banana clip. While the concept may be similar to the old "banana clip,” the Puff Cuff functions differently by working with your hair instead of against it.

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Natural Hair Wash Routine (4c) + Twist Out Tutorial!

Natural Hair Wash Routine (4c) + Twist Out Tutorial!

Your BlackHairOMG Expert, Wanda, shows you her wash routine and her awesome twist out technique for 4c hair, watch as she breaks down every step along the way to a fabulous natural hairstyle that you can use all year around. She also was kind enough to show us all every natural hair product she used to accomplish her GORGEOUS twist out and she gives some suggestions for alternative products as well. This video is truly packed with information to help naturals, both new and long-time naturals, perfect their twist out game and look amazing on their natural hair journey.

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Roller Set Results on Two Strand Twists - Natural Hairstyles

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We have 6 natural hair experts that have joined forces to help you, they will go through the natural hair journey with you all while sharing their favorite hair advice and tips.

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Roller Set Results on Two Strand Twists - Natural Hairstyles

 

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How to Moisturize Type 3 & 4 Natural Hair

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How to Moisturize Type 4 Hair - Natural Hair

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It's Ridiculous To Say Black Women's Natural Hair Is "Unprofessional"!

News anchor Angela Green recently got a lot of attention because of a video she put up on her Facebook profile.

In the vid, Green gave her personal advice to an intern with gorgeous naturally curly blond hair. Green talked about how the intern was told that her hair was  “unprofessional” and too “distracting”. Obviously these were comments from people who don't understand the science of black hair. Responding to the situation, Angela Green suggested that the intern straighten her naturally curly hair just this once in order to please everyone.

Some naturals ripped into Angela and her advice. Some others said that her advice was practical. They noted that the ability to be mindful of your image is key to your ability to advance in the workforce, especially when black people deal with so much discrimination in the workplace and don't understand their rights in the workplace anyway. Why offer another reason to be judged harshly and unfairly?

Many woman strongly felt that a black woman straightening her hair only to appease others at work was considered “selling out.” Yielding to these workplace microaggressions against how black woman wear our natural hair means discarding a crucial piece of how we were created naturally. I have to agree with this last point of view.

In order to fully understand the scope of the push back against black women wearing their natural hair, we have to think about how American society defines and determines what’s considered “beautiful” and acceptable.

A culture’s standard of beauty can come in many forms, depending on the country you compare yourself to.  In Saudi Arabia, newscasters may wear hijabs, etc. In India, you will find women wearing saris in TV commercials.

In Western culture, the celebrated standard of beauty is typically white women with straight hair. We see this everywhere from fashion show runways to TV commercials to highway billboards, it's always the same look. In American society, the further a woman deviates from this "ideal", the more undesirable you appear in the eyes of those that live by the set agenda.

So this set agenda makes you wonder. How does Western society deal with those that don't bow to its "standard of beauty"? The women that push away from the set status quo? What occurs when society’s perception of beauty is shaken up by a particular hairstyle they have no intentions on embracing?

Black women are, and have always been, the outliers. Traditionally, outliers (i.e people who are outside of society’s normative standard of beauty) are forced to conform to what society deems acceptable or risk being push away. This is what Green was attempting to communicate to the intern. The intern’s hair is a “distraction” simply because it’s outside of society’s traditional standard of beauty. No more, no less.

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The Natural Fact Of The Matter

Her naturally kinky curly hair shouldn’t have been an issue. Professionalism in the workplace should only be referenced when it comes to a person's competence and skill. Had professional appearance been a problem, we’d have to make it fair across the board and put a mandate in place regarding ANY physical appearance be it makeup, hair, etc. How people wear their hair is an art and it’s the only wiggle room women have in the workplace besides makeup.

Of course, there had to be SOME reason the intern was singled out. Obviously most black women's hair doesn’t naturally straighten, it naturally stands up and stands out. Standing out in society, much less the workplace, isn’t always rewarded. Because the intern deviated too far from the classical conception of beauty, she kept being reprimanded, even in the subtlest of ways.

Natural Hair Often Unfairly Aligned With "Threatening" Images

Don't let this though get lost in the mix. Without a doubt there's a deeper, more nuanced reason that American society seems put off by natural black hair. Traditional styles such as afros and locs (some refer to them as "dreadlocks") are often connected to militant black movements. Many women in the Black Power Movement during the 1960s wore afros as a symbol of defiance in the eyes of some, although many would argue it was a symbol of embracing themselves. Mainstream society saw black men and women, who were conscious, armed with guns, and ready to defend themselves and their families, all while wearing these hairstyles. Back then, embracing your natural hair signified rebellion against society and centuries of self-hatred that has been ingrained in African-Americans since the days of slavery. Because of this, society still thinks of our natural hair in terms of being a disruption against the status quo and a hostile force, especially in the work environment. They need to shake that thinking and see people as proud to be themselves and not in need of changing into some watered down version of themselves.

In short, while Angela Green’s advice may have been understandable in the context of being able to advance in a predominantly white work environment, it does much more harm than good. It forces black women to choose complacency in a broken system that continually discriminates against anyone different. It's far better to embrace our our natural selves the way that God made us, our culture and face discrimination head on than continue to yield to unequal and invalidated bias societal beauty standards. Embracing our natural hair means embracing ourselves as beautiful, as worthy, and we need to fight for the right to show our natural selves in the workplace. Of course there are standards set, but my natural hair isn't an "offense". We are beautifully made.