Celebrating my hair’s 4th birthday
In the spring of 2006, I decide to go natural, cease in the decease with the white lye. And there were a few reasons why. (You can read more about it here) But mostly I wanted to see what I would look like natural. In October of 2006 is when I did my big chop. I was completely natural and terrified. Not only was my natural texture strange to me but I had never had short hair before. I really didn’t know what to do with the texture or length of my hair. I didn’t know what others were going to think. I almost hyperventilated in the mirror as I saw my new look for the first time.
Shortly after my big chop, I received so many questions about my products and natural hair styles. I figured I would start a blog to reference my natural hair journey. Since then it has grown to an international resource and social community with the largest Facebook & Twitter following of any other beauty blog. Natural Hair Rules is an award nominated natural hair/beauty site that receives top rankings in the State of Texas as well as NetworkedBlog. This was a cause for a celebration!!!
That’s exact what we did on Oct. 8, 2010 in the heart of Houston, TX. There were so many beautiful natural ladies and the men that love them. I’m not just saying that. You can see for yourself in the pictures here. It was very important to me that I had an opportunity to meet and greet all of my natural hair family. We mix and mingled. Product shopped and swapped with the wonderful vendors.
Sister Roberta, Owner of Sister Roberta’s Organic Hair Products provide informative tips and which ingredients will nourish the individual hair types of the guest. Monica Howard of Curly Chicks has the cutest t-shirt line. Organic Jewelry was offered by Karma Colby of KarmaSoul International and Rasheeda Golden of A Golden Divine Touch Jewelry. Unique African Bags were displayed by Nneka Mokwe of Ifenkili. Need unique hair accessories check out Keondra’s InnerMe Custom Creations. This fabulous list will feed the jones of any natural hair product junkie.