Thursday, October 21, 2010

Be the change you want to see in the world!!!

*Please pause the music player to your right before watching*

Mahatma Gandhi said a mouthful, didn't he???  And there's NOTHING like the love a parent has for their child to inspire one to do just that!!!  I can speak from experience and so can Joseph Mazzarino, puppeteer and Sesame Street writer.  Joseph and his wife adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. For me, this isn't about a white father and his black daughter.  This story is about a father's unconditional love for his child and his charge to make her emotional world a safer place.

 I thoroughly enjoyed watching this interview and hearing his sensitivity to his child's needs, it warmed my heart. And y'all know how I feel about the kids loving their natural hair!

As an aside... 
I know that there are some people who are complaining about his song/video. Some have gone as far as to accuse this father of taking the puppet from wearing her afro in the beginning to wearing extensions at the end where she has long braids.    CLEARLY the persons who are saying this do not wear their hair in its natural state or such foolishness would not have been uttered. SHRINKAGE is real, we all know. How many of you have seen the beautiful Little Miss A. from ? Do you see how long her braids and twists are in comparison to her hair in its shrunken state?? - while GORGEOUS all the while!


People...we need to do better than the comments we are making in regard to a man, who's only "crime" is working to ensure that his child's self-esteem does not suffer at the hands of society's ignorance.

As a parent who's natural hair journey began from a similar place, as the one which sparked Joseph's actions,  I applaud and thank him whole heartedly!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thinking about Youtube and other things....

Hi Everyone!

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During my hiatus I was thinking about making YouTube vids....but I'm feeling some kinda way about spreading my face across the world just now. LOL I was talking with my friend, SarenzoBeads (<=check out her site!!) on twitter yesterday about this and I think I've come to a conclusion.

I've learned soooooooo much since I began this natural journey back in May of 2008 and I really enjoy helping other people...thus, the reason why I was considering YT vids. I was once INSANELY active in the natural hair forum at BlackHairMedia, but I've been away for some time now. I genuinely LOVE those ladies! I learned so much of what I know there and spent a lot of time "giving back" to that community. Side Note: I plan to return there very soon, but I know I have to have hair pics or I'll get run out of Dodge. LOL

I had initially created this blog as a sounding board of sorts, just to share how my journey had impacted my life (my evolution to organic skin care and a raw vegan lifestyle, etc) . However, in lieu of making videos (cause I'm scurred lol), I plan to share the knowledge I've acquired right addition to the personal piece reflecting the changes in my life. I've recently become re-energized as it relates to my online natural hair family. I have sincerely missed "my girls" so it's time for me to make my way "home" to BHM.

Just wanted to chat with you all a little bit about the things on my mind and the path I'd like to take with NaturalSunshine. I like the idea of picture tutorials. That might be a middle ground for me...until I get over my "stage fright."

Until then, take a look at the Natural Hair 101 thread I compiled over on BlackHairMedia a few years ago (WOW, time has flown!). It contains some extremely helpful and encouraging information and really is a great foundation to build from! It's even beneficial for the vets out there! I hope that it serves as a trusted resource for you. Be blessed!

Photobucket Toodles!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

REMIX!! knew it was coming sooner or later! LMBO

did I just find this on YouTube? And why do I love it? bwahahahahaha

*As always, pause the music player first - in the bar to your right* Enjoy...I did! Photobucket


Photobucket Toodles!

*twirls around & sings - I LOVE MY HAAAAIIIR!*

*Please pause the music player in order to fully appreciate the video - in the bar to your right*

I know a lot of you have likely seen this already, but I just had to post it!! I came across this video via Twitter the other day and my daughter and I have been singing the song almost none stop ever since!! I just love it, love it, love it!! Sesame Street gets much respect from me for this!! Y'all already know how I feel about kids and their natural hair...after all that's why I began my natural hair journey.

So even if you've seen it already, click on the video and sing it ONE MORE TIME!! *dances around singing at the top of my lungs*

Photobucket Toodles!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

... *smiles*

Hi lovelies!!!

Ok, yea...I've been MIA... again. lol I'm not even going to start with the excuses and promises anymore, BUT I am sincerely apologetic for being away. Charge it to my head and not my heart, you know I love y'all.

At any rate, I am here to share a new find with you! I'm UBER excited about it too! Photobucket I was recently in the Dollar Store and picked up an 180z bottle of White Rain Tropical Coconut condish by accident. I thought it was Suave...until I got home. Weeeell, once I realized it I was bummed and just threw it in my "hair" closet. It was only $1 and not worth returning, I felt.

Fast Forward a few weeks later >> I fell into a slump and didn't wash my hair for over a week. (Yes...I know) It was frizzy and tangled ...le sigh. So for some reason I grabbed this bottle of mojo and decided to detangle my hair with it prior to co-washing in the shower.fainting smiley << That was my reaction! LOL This stuff MELTED...did you hear me?? MELTED the tangles away!

I am OFFICIALLY in love with this condish and plan to have it's babies. smiley in love LMBO Before I mentioned it publicly, I decided to try it out again - to see if I'd get the same results. Sure did! I haven't co-washed with it (yet), but I'll bet it would work great in that regard. The slip is AMAAAAZING. Once I applied it to my hair the comb just slid through my hair with such ease... like a warm knife in butter.

Prior to this I was a fan of using Kinky Curly's Knot Today as a detangler, but as most of you know that stuff is a bit too expensive to "waste" (in my opinion) as a detangler. Especially when I can get 18oz of this for $1 and it works just as fabulously!

(hehe...I'm such a dork)

Give it a try and tell me what you think! I hope it works as well for you!!!

Photobucket Toodles!