Saturday, August 27, 2011

Updated Facebook Fan Page

So tonight, I spent a lot of time doing some of the tings that we creative types tend to put off.  I updated my facebook fan page. I even have the name thing all done. I updated the fan page with tons of pictures and descriptions. I linked my twitter to my blog to my fan page to my linked in. I am getting this technology stuff down pretty good and honestly with a little research all the information you need to do it too is all there. Thank god for google.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

First BnR on ETSY!

knottysleeves dreadlock cuff
Simply Dreadlocks Team BnR on Etsy

Well yesterday began the first Simply Dreadlocks team BnR. For those unfamiliar, BnR means buy and replace.

It is a marketing tool used on Etsy to promote each others' businesses. This is the very first one I am participating in and it is using the team members from the Simply Dreadlocks team on Etsy.
Vitalgoods dreadlock shampoo

This has proven to be a great bunch of artisans who make all types of dreadlock and hair related items, from natural shampoos from Vitalgoods to beautiful peyote stitch dread sleeves from Knottysleeves and of course, lovely dread jewels from LocLava.

knottymama handmade cedar wood bead
I might have to get one of these beautiful handmade cedar dreadlock beads made by knottymama.

hair jewelry by loclava

Support your local handmade business.Together we can make things better.

Henna for your locs?

As most of you know, my hair is loc'd. The longest ones are about 3 feet long. The shortest are about 23".  I am often asked if they are heavy. Ehhhh, sometimes they are. I wear them up mostly, since they do get in the way when sewing or painting or dying things and if I have them up and off center, my neck will let me know. I decided a while back that I wanted to henna my hair.

Naturally, my hair is a medium to dark brown and I thought having a bit of red would spice them up a bit. I like the idea of having Firey locs.

Henna is a plant, found in Pakistan, India and Yemen and probably some other places too. It is ground down to a powder and then mixed with an acid, such as lemon juice and then put on the hair. The process is thousands of years old and henna makes your hair shiny and healthy.

Several months ago, I ordered inexpensive samples of henna from and I tested the ends of 2 locs. I liked the color from the Henna Hut sample quite a bit, but decided to purchase from Henna for Hair. My reason for this is I wanted to support the incredible amount of research and free ebooks and information that is provided on Henna for Hair. Plus I think Henna Hut does have some additives in the henna, while Henna for Hair is pure henna.

Henna has to oxidize for a few days after it is applied and rinsed out, so below are pictures of how it looks right now, just 6 hours after washing, I expect the color to deepen some in the next 2-4 days. I will post an update and let you know if I have the Firey locs I was hoping for.