The ‘Natural Hair’ revival has made its way to the DMV

For decades, African-Americans (and other races) have struggled with the unanswered questions and frustration of managing their natural textured tresses. From the days of hot combs and texturizers to modern Dominican blow outs and harsh chemical relaxers the challenge of taming the curl has been something sought after by many people. In the past 6 or 7 years there has been a growing desire for many African-Americans in becoming more conscious and self-aware. The beauty that blossomed from that is the push to learn how to take better care and maintain basic beauty and health regimens in organic and holistic manners. Out of that birthed what many know as the “Natural Hair movement” or what we refer to it as the “Natural Hair revival.” Spreading  across the US, in major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta, natural hair enthusiasts have been popping up all over the place. Coincidentally, it is certainly nice to see that the natural hair revival has made its way back into the nations capital..

Just about every where you go now you can see aisles and shelves of hair care products lined in stores dedicated to helping grow, enhance or straighten natural hair. Now the importance of having these products is good but knowing how to use them is the real challenge. However not to worry there are certified brave souls (natural hair bloggers/vloggers) that are kind enough to test out these products and provide a review. That however can be tricky but to take it a step further there are certified natural hair stylists, yes we said it, stylists that specialize in treating your kinky, coiled, and curly tresses. What a beautiful thing to have options!

Speaking of options it is nice to see more people taking note to the importance of hair and health education for people of color who choose to wear their hair in its natural state. The District’s Natural hair community is budding, with tons of different natural hair shows, expos, and events popping up; it is easily becoming a black woman’s [and man’s] dream. Being born with kinky, coiled, or even curly hair doesn’t come with an instruction manual so it’s comforting to know that many people are committed to writing up that Draft.

Broccoli City Fest Event Recap

If you were sleeping a few Sunday’s ago you missed out on one of the freshest Earth day celebrations to hit the District: Broccoli City Fest. The festival is the first of its kind and I don’t recall really ever seeing such a huge urban earth day celebration like this. Broccoli City fest created a great atmosphere centered around sustainability, healthy lifestyles and informing communities in DC. It was like the second coming of Captain planet minus the mullet (for all you 90s babies that’s a cartoon, Google it)! LOL Although a bit cold we had a tremendous amount of fun all while being informed. If you were being a couch potato not only did you miss out on some great ways to help our planet, you missed live spray painting, yoga, and incredible acts like JMSN, Tittsworth, Phil Ade and Mississippi rapper Big Krit! The Street team also interviewed a few festival goers on their street style so if you missed out don’t worry we’ve got the Street Intell. Check it out below:

Photography/Videography by: Third I Images