Why would anyone want to do a blog on Snapchat? How is this even considered a topic for natural hair? Isn’t this website catered toward teenagers? These are probably some of the questions that have crossed your mind when you first saw the title, so let me give you a brief 101 course in Marketing! Snapchat doesn’t only have the coolest filters but if you are trying to build a brand or your clientele Snapchat is the way to go. You can do quick hair tutorials, people can follow you and get to know you, and you’re building your BRAND! Social media has made it so convenient for anyone wanting to expose their product or business to the world because there are so many social networks out there. The key to success is networking with others that’s how your brand will grow. Oprah and Tyler Perry are not on social networks for the thrill of it, they are expanding their business by letting their followers or subscribers become family by viewing their private lives. By doing this people are practically willing to buy what they are selling and watch their shows and network. Just remember you are not just looking for followers but a tight nit group of people that you consider to be loyal; like family. I love my Snapchat, I don’t always do “Natural Hair” things but people get to see that I’m human and that I live my everyday life just like others. Snapchat has become big business so if you don’t have a Snapchat I suggest you get one and get to marketing.
I not only rock the fro, but I rock the apparel. I love when I can represent team naturals by rocking a fierce tshirt . This my latest tshirt that I had done at a local print shop and I love it. The hot pink fro displayed on the black tshirt is poppin and I didn’t imagine it would look so hot! Haven’t worn it yet, but pictures are coming soon to my Instagram page when I do. I also rock apparel that express my culture such as my “Black Girls Rock” tshirt and shirts that express my love of shoes and handbags because I love to shop.
The majority of my shirts, I order off Etsy from Akili Kabibe Apparel. They do wonderful work and you can wash them over and over and it looks the same. I have a section full of natural hair tshirts in my closet. These are just a couple of shirts I received from Etsy. You see natural hair is a lifestyle for me and I am a walking advertisement at times for TEAM NATURAL.
When I first did the big chop I couldn’t wait for my hair to grow. I was very impatient because I had my mind set on wanting a Afro like Pam Grier!! Pam Grier to me rocked the Afro like none other. To me when you are rocking an Afro you own it and she did just that. Naturals back then who wore Afro’s dressed a certain way, talked a certain way, stood a certain way, they had soul. I know this new generation probably think they are the ones who started this natural hair explosion but to their dismay naturals have been around since the early 60’s. Afro’s evolved around the civil rights movement when most African Americans revolted from straightening their hair as a sign of racial pride.
I wear my Afro proudly because I’m proud to be an African American, the things we can do with our hair is totally amazing. I love my kinks and my naps, I love my culture and all that it stands for. Just know I’m still striving for that Pam Grier iconic afrooooooo.
The love I have for Coconut Oil is undeniable, there you have it the secret is out. If someone would have told me five years ago that this would be my go to product I would have laughed in their face but the laugh is on me because I can’t believe I went this long without it. My hair thanks me everyday with its shine and manageability. I love this product so much that I did a YouTube video about it. If you’re interested in it’s many uses please check out my channel YouTube.com/svgonzalez85. You’re probably wondering where I get this product from well the answer to that question is “Wally World” but to you it’s Walmart. The price is reasonable and I only use unrefined. Please give the Coconut Oil a try you will become a lover of this product and you will not be disappointed with the results.
Hi my name is Sabrina and I am a product junkie! Am I in recovery noooooo, do I have a problem yessssss. Am I seeking help, yes I am at the nearest retailer shopping for more products. What more can I say I love natural hair products and I am not ashamed. I don’t sneak into the store with baseball caps on I strut proudly into the store and buy my products. Today out of curiosity I decided to google the word product junkie just to see how many other pj’s were out there and when the videos and images popped up my latest video was in the mix. Couldn’t contain myself seeing my video pop up on Google, I felt like Nene Leakes when she says “I have arrived, and the spotlight is on me, honey!”
Some may ask what defines you as a product junkie well in my case I always think the next product I buy will outshine the one I already have. I also have numerous conditioners that I use as co-washes, a variety of oils and plenty of styling products such as custards, gels, and creams, but I need more. I stand together with other product junkies to say there is nothing wrong with buying products because my local Sally’s know me by name but please, please, please, pay your bills first!
That moment when you browse on the internet and see natural hair memes. Some make you laugh and some make you angry. I don’t know why natural hair has become so popular for memes but it has. The other day I stumbled across this Eddie Murphy meme and I laughed uncontrollably because when my hair was in its twa stage I definitely rocked the side flower! Wow I thought to myself someone is undercover in the natural hair world because they are studying us and hitting the nail on the head.
Then I come across memes such as this Buckwheat one that just strike a nerve. Growing up I would always hear people talking about Buckwheat from “The Little Rascals” and how they thought his hair was nappy and that just did something to me. This little boy was somebody’s child and just because his hair texture was different and his skin color was a darker shade he shouldn’t have been ostracized. What defines a persons hair as nappy? Is it because it’s not straight or because you can’t get your hair like theirs? These are the type of memes that I get angry about.
As a natural we all know the struggle is real and we can laugh at ourselves when we see those memes that are telling the truth but don’t laugh or repost memes that are degrading to get a laugh because that to me is uncalled for. Do your research before you laugh and know your history.
My husband is my best friend and his support of my natural hair is one of the main reasons I have made it this far. When I first shaved off my hair and came home his eyes lit up, he embraced me and said “babe I love it!” I truly didn’t know what to expect because this was one of my spontaneous decisions. He has parted my hair, picked my hair, combed my hair, and taped my edges. I couldn’t ask for a better husband, soulmate, and friend. They say teamwork makes a dream work and that is definitely true in my case. So many times I was tempted to delete my YouTube channel, my Instagram page, and never tweet again but I held on because he encouraged me to keep pushing forward. Thankful, grateful, and honored to say that’s my husband and we are in it to win it. #TeamNatural