My mom is a locker who started with fine hair. Define fine. Straight, slightly wavy with frizzy areas in patches. Her hair was hard to lock and I had to start her locks with a teased, backcomb motion and interlocking in a R4 pattern. This install has allowed her hair to lock without unraveling, giving her the freedom required to grow long locks without root.
Now, going on a decade of locks, my mom has faced similar challenges as a seasoned citizen with locks. And, the pros consistently out weight the disadvantages and she loves them! She's a hair model, featured in The Knotty Truth Lock Manual. We started her locks with a hybrid combination , 9yrs later, in her 70's, she has long locks that compliment her lifestyle.
The Knotty Truth has identified yet another case in discrimination against a child with locks. He wins! This is good news! It can be an uphill battle; however, please remember to be your true, authentic self.
Have you ever found yourself in a custody battle with your ex? If you have, you may find yourself in a battle of the wills over personal grooming options like Halle Berry did. This story led to a hearty discussion on the courts, natural hair and custodial rights. As always, read, follow and empower yourself!
Makita shares her experience. She chose to install locks in her son's hair. He wanted them and she wanted them for him. However, she feared her ex's retaliation. Sho Makita was proactive and went to court in advance of the decision to protect her son's choice and they won! Here's how they did it.
Did you catch the news today!? While states like Florida, Georgia and 'Bama are policing the bathrooms of people with curly hair, the military is loosening its' grooming restrictions. Now, that's progress!
If you've never been to a Knotty Truth Seminar, or had a Knotty Truth Consultation, than you may not know what the difference is between KnottyLocks and all of the other different kind of lock installations. The key difference IS the consult, the install and the technique. Knottylocs are not braidlocks, they are not twists, they are not Sisterlocs, they are not coils, freeform, latch or any other. They are all. The technique used is a uniform install technique that complements You, is built around You and does not force your hair to conform to a restrictive system. You is at the center of The Knotty Truth™ system and does not work with out you. The Knotty Truth™Locs are customized locks installed for you, maintained with you and curated for you.
Let me explain.
To be totally transparent, the amount of attention and nurturing you get from a Knotty Install is the secret in the sauce. For years I have worked with clients. They come for various reasons, some because they have wanted l…
As a new resident to Florida, I went about the business of establishing my business here and closing my Ohio-based business. It's been a relatively easy process, surprisingly. Surprisingly, because Florida is extremely progressive in some instances and regressive in others. If you are contemplating a natural hair care business in Florida, here are some things to think about.
Florida is very friendly towards natural hair care. In Florida, to officially do hair, a 16 hour course requirement is the only 'barrier'. Personally, I consider this a booster towards entrepreneurship. In restrictive states like Ohio (yeh, I"m calling you OUT Ohio). A 760 hour (reduced to 400 last I checked) in hair extensions and braiding techniques is required to legally do natural hair. There's only one school in Columbus, OH that offers the program.
Because Florida is friendly towards natural hair care, the District 11 ruling stands on hostile territory. I have never in my life seen so ma…
Clouds were bearing down on the nation, as a season was coming to an end. After 2 seasons of togetherness, hope, possibility, a nation seemed to have enough peace and happiness. Now, the raging sea of evil rose higher and higher, set to swallow up the naïve and engulf the nation, vomiting up the bile of a hidden past, stained with the stench of misogyny, porn stars, treason, xenophobia and every other sordid evil this nation cloaked with a thin veil of gentility that was imploding. A man emboldened with desire to rule versus govern grabbed the helm of the most powerful position in the nation, inebriated with the drink of power and greed. He was devoid of a desire to honor and serve and girded with an iron fist to rule and conquer via a cloak of dishonor and disgrace, unleashing xenophobic fear as his power source. So, what does politics have to do with hair? Everything. As the curtain was closing on the age of hope, fall 2016, the District 11 court case seated a 2010 case against Catas…
As those with tightly coiled hair are forced to confront an administration hostile to our existence, I have put a lot of energy into surviving these days. To the naked eye, survival requires rest, sharp instincts, keen discernment and watchful prayer, leaving little time for extra-curricular activity. However, just under the surface, humans express external gifts of creativity as a means to escape.
During slavery, slaves sewed quilts, created songs, sang in unison, created instruments out of inanimate objects. During Jim Crow and lynchings, freed slaves created the Lindy Hop, danced the Jitterbug, invented blood transfusions, the stop light, wrote poetry, books, drew pictures, created jazz painted colors on canvasses of hope.
This hope was a door to a beautiful space of place and time, free of persecution and terrorism from an economic society that depends upon the subjugation of the African American.
After a slow churning, creativity has reach…
We hope you have a fabulous New Year. 2017 was full of change, challenges, trials, tribulations, anxiety, upheavals and struggles. But we're still standing. Only one direction UP in 2018! Onward and many blessings to you and yours.
Until then, Keep it Knotty and thanks for stopping by and supporting The Knotty Truth throughout the many years! We continue to follow many ongoing court cases attacking knotty hair and fighting legislatively. If you are interested in joining the fight, leave us a message.