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A very Good Hair Day

Nothing But featured at the Good Hair Day Series

Hair expert Will Williams attended the Good Hair Day Series event in Atlanta last Sunday. In addition to bringing his knowledge and expertise, Will took plenty of product with him too!

Our sister brand Nothing But provided samples for attendees, plus two sets of product for demonstration (and possible giveaway). Our friend April B was the stylist working with Will and Nothing But for the demo.

Shoutout to the fabulous April B and the Good Hair Day Series!

Natural hair terms you should know!

Being natural has become a way of life for some and there is terminology that we all need to know (as if keeping up with products and technique wasn’t hard enough)! So here is a short and sweet lesson to expand your natural hair vocabulary.

TWA – Teenie Weenie Afro

BSL – Bra Strap Length

Transitioning – The period of time since your last relaxer

BC – Big Chop (cutting off all of your relaxer)

Co-Wash – Skipping shampoo and cleaning  your hair with conditioner.

EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

These are just a few of my favorite and most used terms. Hopefully this helps some of you ladies who are NN (Newly Natural) or thinking about going natural!!

Naturally Judged?

There are a few things about me that are not secrets; I am natural, I straighten my hair and I don’t care. Although I never considered the fact that straightening my hair makes me less natural, I found out after a trip to the beauty salon it does! At least to some people.

Living in Atlanta has its pros and cons. The largest con if you a woman with natural hair is the humidity. Some days upon stepping outside I can feel my hair swell up. If you are natural you know the  feeling. You immediately know that whatever ”look” you perfected in your bathroom mirror is no longer cute.

Being that this is my second natural summer, I had a game plan. I got a sew-in! Which in fact saved my look and hair. I only have a small part of my hair out and the virgin hair doesn’t go crazy when I step outside. After a recent trip to the hair salon to get my extensions washed and straightened, I ran into an old natural hair friend.  The first thing she says to me is, “Oh so you aren’t natural anymore?” I was shocked – I told her I was. She proceeded to tell me that if I wanted to wear my hair straight, I should have kept my relaxer.

So ladies I ask you this, where is the “So you want to be NATURAL” rule book? Why am I less natural because I can appreciate a good straightening from time to time? Why does everything have to be a competition? We need to support each other on this natural hair journey. My hair is just as healthy as the next naturalista and I like to be versatile. So I said it before and I will say it again.

There are a few things about me that are not secrets; I am natural, I straighten my hair and I don’t care.

Caring for your extensions

Maintaining extensions? Let Sofn’free and hair expert Will Williams (with the help of the talented stylist, Tiffany) show you some helpful tips & tricks in this how-to video!

Sofn’free videos for your hair journey!


Your hair is a part of your journey. Still learning how to care for your relaxed hair, or trying to transition to natural? Sofn’free put together a series of videos for the products and technique to help! Will Williams, the Hair Whisperer himself, helped 6 ladies learn to care for their hair.

 

Visit their YouTube channel or head to Facebook to see all the videos – don’t forget to “like” them!

Win Sofn’freen’pretty for a year!

You could give your daughter a year of happier hair days, for free! Sofn’freen’pretty is giving away collections of their Olive & Sunflower Oil line. Made with nourishing olive oil and shine-infusing sunflower oil, Sofn’freen’pretty Olive & Sunflower products give hair extra strength, softness and manageability. Nothing could make you and your little girl smile more, except winning a free year’s supply.

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A year’s supply of Sofn’freen’pretty Olive & Sunflower Oil hair care products.

NINE LUCKY WINNERS

Nine people will win a set of Olive & Sunflower Oil product line:

  • CombEasy® Conditioning Treatment
  • Hair & Scalp Nourisher
  • Moisturizing Lotion
  • Leave-In Detangler Spray
  • Edge Tamer
  • No-Lye Relaxer
  • No-Lye Relaxer Root Touch-Up

Sofn’free n’pretty at Mahogany Babies Seminar – photos

This past weekend, Sofn’free n’pretty supported the Mahogany Babies Seminar in Los Angeles headed by Dr. Kari Williams, tricologist and owner of Mahogany Revolution Salon and Clinic.  Dr. Kari is a natural-hair expert plugged into the industry, and Sofn’free n’pretty was happy to help! They sponsored the event and provided products for giveaways and demonstration.

Dr. Kari Williams, creator of Mahogany Revolution, Mahogany Babies, with a cutie holding Sofn'free n'pretty

Another cutie and Sofn'free n'pretty at Mahogany Babies Seminar

Will Visits South Africa

Will, standing below Nelson Madela's statue (Johannesborg, South Africa)

My travels take me all over the world meeting barbers and stylists in many countries; this week I’m working in South Africa.

I always come here to Nelson Mandela Square each time I’m in South Africa. I like to sit and contemplate, watch the many people from around the world taking pictures and reflecting on the life and contributions of this great man.

The road to success is paved with education, thats why I’m here – sometimes teacher, sometimes student.

It’s swim time!

Image via naturalandfab.com

I loooovveee going swimming and it’s just about that time again. I have two thngs going on though – 1) I have a blonde-ish hair color and 2) my hair tangles easy. I have to prepare for swimming just as anyone should!! You have to be prepared for the water and the sun!

So what should you do? I know you want to just jump in the pool but that’s not a good idea. Prepare your hair. You should coat your hair with conditioner before jumping in the pool. If you have colored hair, you may want to use a product that is specific to your hair color; otherwise you can use any moisturizing conditioner.

From there if you have hair that tangles easily, I would suggest putting your hair in a couple of braids and then pinning them in an updo (I know it’s not cute, but your hair will thank you later!). Keeping the hair in a managed hairstyle will help you when you are done. You can also opt for a swim cap (even more not cute unfortunately) that will get the job done of protecting your hair from the water. From my experience, swim caps generally don’t really keep your hair dry but do cut down on the amount of water that gets on your hair.

Either way, after you’re done taking a dip, rinse your hair immediately. You want to get all of the chlorine or salt out of your hair with shampoo and you want to condition properly. This is great if you don’t swim a lot. If you swim a lot, you may want to try some protective styles like twists or braids with or without extensions. This will save the headache of having to continuously detangle. With braids or twists, you should still take the same steps but with less work.

Happy Swimming!

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