The collection is of portraits featuring Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Tina Turner, India.Arie, Sade, Aretha Franklin and Minnie Riperton. Erykah Badu and Steven Lopez recently met in Dallas, Texas for 100 prints to be personally signed by her and sold online through aftermidnightsoul.com .
March 31, 2009
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March 27, 2009
Motherland is a breathtaking passage, which sweeps the continent of Africa. With an all-star cast, it is a vivid cinematic centrepiece washed with an African aesthetic. A bold empowering sophisticated story of Africa, which in progressive dignity reaffirming terms looks at Africa's past, present and future. Motherland is an epic and unprecedented entry into the canon of African-owned cinema, which charts the glory and majesty of the Motherland (Enat Hager). Motherland is a film that unapologetically calls for African unity, self-determination and the African rebirth.
From the acclaimed producers of the multi-award winning 500 Years Later , Motherland is Directed by Owen ‘Alik Shahadah. Motherland has been in the making since 2004 and is expected mid 2009.
To view more about this film visit Motherland.
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
Aubrey Organic Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo & Conditioner
Aubrey Organics GPB Glycogen Protein Conditioner (I want the Shampoo)
Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioning Conditioner
Nature's Gate Henna Conditioner (My Fav)
Herbal Essences Conditioners (old packaging)
Elasta QP DPR-11
Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner
Aphogee Treatment for Damaged Hair
IC Tea Shampoo
Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream
Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Detangler & Ghee
Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade
Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey
Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Kinky Curly Knot Today
Hairobics Hair and Scalp Booster
Hairobics All-Natural Hair Scalp Leave-In Conditioner
Phytospecifics Integral Hair Care
Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Moisturizing Jelly
Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gelly
Aveda Humectant Pomade
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jamaican Castor Oil
Neem Seed Oil
Peppermint & Rosemary EOs
Wild Flower Honey
I'm not a product junkie:) As my hair grows I know my stash will shrink!
March 26, 2009
Join us on Thursday, April 2nd from 12-3 pm, for the first in store event of our
Nurturing @HoneyFig series.
For this event we will be spotlighting the Dr. Hauschka line of natural and holistic skin care. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn why this brand is considered the “Grandfather” of natural skin care.
On hand will be a Dr. Hauschka Skin Care representative, who will meet with you one-on-one during a 20 minute consultation; in which you will learn about your skin type and how the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care range can work for you. At the end of your consultation you will receive a natural skin care plan containing a list of suggested products and directions for use.
How to book your appointment:
1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; subject line: Dr. Hauschka@HoneyFig
2. In the email type: your name, skin type, phone number and best time to confirm you appointment time.
Upon receipt of your email you will be called to book your appointment, however, spaces are limited and those who email first will have first choice of available times.
Emails received after appointment spots have been filled, will be placed on a waiting list. If a client cannot make their appointment then those on the waiting list will be called in sequence.
About Dr. Hauschka
Established by the Viennese chemist, Dr. Rudolf Hauschka and Cosmetologist Elisabeth Sigmud, the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care range has been advocating the use of natural ingredients in skin care for more than 40 years. With their motto of “Nature’s Treasures Transformed for You” in their products, you will find high-quality plant oils, natural waxes, nurturing medicinal plants, and natural essential oils. Mixed together in just the right quantities and using the rhythmic manufacturing process, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care supports the skin’s natural functions thus resulting in a natural healthy glow.
Looking forward, to seeing you on April 2, 2009!
The HoneyFig Team
4967 Yonge Street
(HoneyFig is conveniently located at Yonge & Hollywood; 3 blocks north of Sheppard, on the east side of Yonge)
March 25, 2009
Shuantae1 posted this video to inspire all of us to keep our kynks and to embrace them if we are seriously thinking about transitioning. Thanks Shuantae1, I love this video.
March 24, 2009
- Avoid tension: Hairstyles that involve tension should be avoided or kept to a minimum (cornrows, braid extensions, weave, tight ponytails, etc).
- Avoid tension to the hairline: This is important, just because the interior hair is not tightly style it doesn't mean that their isn't any tension to the hair line. Asking the person who's hair you are styling if it feels tight around the hairline is an excellent way to avoid hair loss and inflamed hair follicles.
- Don't maintain the same hair style for an extended time: This can vary from person to person. For me I have to cleanse my hair every week and most of the time that means taking out my hairstyle.
- Cleanse, condition and treat on a regular basis: I cleanse once a week, do a deep treatment every one to two weeks and do treatments (oil or protein) every month to three months
- Use hair accessories that limit friction and damage to the hair: I love the Goody Ouchless Collection of accessories because they do not make their products with metal clamps which limits tangles, and breakage; A wide tooth comb, a boar brush for smoothing and my hair's best friends, my hands.
- Avoid products/ingredients that cause dry scalp, flaking, bumps on the scalp and redness (sulfates and alcohol), or any products that after you use it you notice your scalp is very sensitive.
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (Paperback) by Pamela Johnson
March 22, 2009
March 19, 2009
March 18, 2009
March 17, 2009
March 16, 2009
March 15, 2009
Performance: My hair felt dry and brittle. I got a weird film on my hands and on my hair and scalp that I didn't like. 0/2
Price: 2 oz for 2.49 CAD. The price is reasonable but not worth the results I got. 1/2
Ingredients: Water, Saponfied Organic Coconut Oil*, Saponified Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Glycerin, Organic Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vit. E), * Certified Fair Trade by IMO 1/1
Dr. Bronner's Un-Scented Pure-Castille Soap 2/5
March 13, 2009
I Need to Exfoliate my Skin:
The Vanity Limited Edition Palette (Limited Edition) 52.00 USD
The set contains:
- 16 brand-new eyeshadows
What Five Products You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen to Keep Your Hair and Skin in Tip Top Shape:
Honey, not just a natural sweetener this is packed with humectants for our thirsty hair, (can be mixed in hot oil treatments for extra moisturized results, you can mix this in your favourite conditioner and apply heat, and you have a great deep conditioner.
Mayonnaise, "Hair Mayonnaise" sold in beauty supply stores is an attempt to duplicate the real thing, and it doesn't come close. Mayonnaise is packed with protein, cholesterol and humectants that are nourishing to our hair (try mixing with EVOO and honey/blackstrap molasses for a deep conditioner).
Sea Salt (fine), as mentioned above I use sea salt for exfoliating. Exfoliating a few days before waxing or shaving greatly minimizes ingrown hairs and that is a huge plus for keeping this inexpensive product around. *I also use sea salt for cooking, I will never use table salt again.
Greens (spinach, broccoli, rapini etc.) and Garlic, any vegetable that is leafy and green is packed with iron. Iron is essential in maintaining good health and does wonders for your hair and skin when eaten on a regular basis. *steam, stir fry, mix in salads or enjoy raw!
Last but not least drink PLENTY of water.
Sheacocoaluv did her big chop December 30, 2008, welcome to the natural family! Her hair is fierce, enjoy the video!
March 11, 2009
This short documentary of Esther Fleurival's experiences as a young natural woman is an honest account of some of the obstacles we navigate when embracing our natural tresses, enjoy.
March 8, 2009
March 6, 2009
Price: $26.00 CAD, if you are investing in a conditioning cap this is reasonably priced when compared to other electrical conditioning caps on the market. 1.5/2
March 5, 2009
* I use protein treatments as needed which is usually about once every 3 to 6 months.
March 3, 2009
Performance: The product did not adversely affect my hair, my hair just couldn't absorb it, I would use this as a styling aide or sealant but I don't need it for that purpose. 1/2
Pricing: 16.00 USD for 16 oz, worth the money if your hair flourishes with balms since it has superior ingredients to most products on the market. 2/2
Ingredients: Pure Olive (Olea Europa) Oil, Virgin Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, Pure Grapeseed (Vitis Vinifera) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Emulsifier, Pure Wildflower Honey, MSM (Methysulfonylmethane), Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols), Fragrance.
* Nourishing, all natural ingredients. 1/1
Qhemet Biologics Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm 4/5