Chopped!

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I cut my hair!  I still have plenty but you might know that lately I haven’t really been feeling my hair all that much.  It was getting too hard to deal with and I felt like I needed to switch it up a bit.  Plus, my hair does this weird thing (which apparently isn’t all that uncommon) where the ends flop over, which makes them look sort of scraggly (like the dancers,  Les Twins). I just got tired of seeing that and the sheer volume of hair I had to deal with on a daily basis.  And while I love big hair, recently it’s been a bit too much maintenance for me.  So I got a cut!

I walked into the salon (after all, most barbers aren’t prepared to deal with more than 2 inches of hair nowadays) and told my stylist Lisa that I was there for a cut.  She was appalled.  She kept asking, “Are you sure?….are you sure?!”  After a few minutes, I sat down in the chair and she asked me how short I wanted to go. I started having second thoughts. Wait, should I just get the ends trimmed?! I don’t know why but I have seriously never been so nervous about a stupid hair cut.  I can do this, I told myself. I took a deep breath and pulled out my work I.D. from about a year and a half ago for some inspiration.  I showed it to Lisa (the stylist) and she went at it! Continue reading Chopped!

Fro in the City: Sinful Saturday!

This past Saturday night, my friends and I enjoyed what can only be described as Sinful Saturday.  There were plenty of spirits and good time had by all.  As far as fro maintenance goes, I washed in the morning with Kinky Curly Come Clean, used Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner and then raked in some Donna Marie Miracurl Curling Gelly (PJism is a very expensive mistress).  It came out alright and I’ll do a more detailed review of the curling gelly soon but I’ve been a bit disgruntled with the status of my hair lately and just got my hair cut (post coming soon, I promise!). Check out the pictures after the jump! Continue reading Fro in the City: Sinful Saturday!

Quick Tips!

I recently came across a few articles specifically geared towards men’s hair care and wanted to share them with everyone.  The first is from Real Health and it takes a more holistic approach to growing healthy hair.  The second link lists Hair Growth Tips for Black Men but the tips are very applicable to anyone who wants to grow out their hair. I’ve used most of these tips myself and can definitely vouch for the wonders of co-washing.  Happy reading!

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Fro in the City: Friday Night!

I went out for a friend’s birthday dinner Friday night and basically used my everyday routine.  I co-washed with Tresemme Naturals and raked in some pink EcoStyler gel and this is how it looked:

Good thing you can't see the absurd stain that's basically just out of frame. But the lettuce wraps were worth it!

Nothing out of the ordinary but the fro is starting to get a bit too big for me. Monday I’m going to get it cut so we’ll see how far I let ’em go!

Battling “Chrome Dome”

Now you see it...now you don't!

If you’re a man above the age of 20, chances are you or one of your buddies has a long-held fear of getting the ol’ “chrome dome”.  Male pattern baldness is passed down through genes but don’t rush to blame your father or grandpa for your lack of hair. I recently learned that women also carry the gene and pass it down to their sons (Source).  Weird huh? Continue reading Battling “Chrome Dome”

Best and Worst Athlete Hair?!

Foxsports.com (via MSN.com) posted a list of the Best and Worst Athlete Hair.  The list is relatively short and after a bit of review there is definitely something fishy going on there.

In my personal opinion, the list is all wrong.  I actually think that most of the athletes listed have had great and not so great looks.  Take a look at the Tom Brady picture…that’s the BEST athlete hair? And, Troy Polamalu has the WORST hair? Right…

Don’t get me wrong, there are some that I absolutely agree with…Ron Artest (excuse me, Metta World Peace) for instance, but otherwise it seems the list is more interested in reinforcing the status quo on what both men and women should look like.

What do you think?

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