Brothers Love Their Products TOO!
There is not a day where I don’t run into at least one loc’d brother! Sometimes walking down the street but mostly on the train riding to and from work. One morning I happened to sit next to a brother with the most gorgeous locs. They were shoulder length, thick and very healthy looking. I don’t make it a habit to talk to brothers in the morning on the train especially since I’m not sure if they feel up to talking early but I couldn’t help but ask this brother about his lovely locs. He told me his locs were about 3 years old and from the time he started them he fell in love.
"My locs are like my kids" he begin to tell me "even though it’s about 85 of them on my head, I love them all the same"
Of course I had to ask him about what products he uses and what he likes about them.
"For the most part, I use mainly aloe to retwist my locs. I use Olive oil to keep my scalp from drying but recently, my girl put me on to a shampoo I really like called "Aunt Jackies" she’s not locd but she wear a fro and she loves it so one day I tried it. I like it a lot, makes my locs feel soft and smelling good…"
After talking to the brother, I did some research on this product and all the reviews have been positive. You can pick up this and other Aunt Jackies products at various hair and beauty supply stores nationwide!
12 Mar 2014 @ 09:15PM /
Being as though our 2 year anniversary is coming up, once a week until our event im gonna share blog posts from#Menwithlocsfirstyear We had alot of brothers who gave interviews in our beginning stages before it took off so this is to honor those who started it all! First up..Heres literally the blogs first interview. I ran into this brother on the bus. I kinda caught him off guard lol Meet Dwayne.-Tia
What Made You Grow LOC’s?
"Cultral thing, Ima Rasta Trini…"
How Long Have You Had LOC’s?
"2nd time growing LOC’s for 6 years. 1st time was for 10 years but I cut them before I came to the states because I wanted to be fresh mi dread were mattie lol…"
Where Do You Go For Your LOC Maintenance?
"I do dem myself or I get a gal to do dem fa me…."
10 Mar 2014 @ 03:38PM /
Loc’d Talk w/ Prosper
Name: Prosper Taruvinga
Location: Melbourne Australia
What made you decide to loc your hair?
I loved the look and how it makes you express yourself in ways that not a lot can Comprehend. After watching, following and being inspired by the Movie Cool Runnings, i started associating myself with not giving up no matter what. That grew with me and so did my hair.
How long have you been locd?
I have had my hair for 8 years now.
Where do you go for loc maintenance?
Mostly I do it myself but my girlfriend helps. When i was back home in Africa, i went to the salon.
What’s your favorite product?
Jabu stone works wonders.
Any advice you would give to someone who wants to loc their hair?
Its not easy, and its not just for Christmas or when you have a bad hair day. Its a lifestyle, its a movement, its expression. Its not just the weight of your hair you will be carrying, but the inspiration that a lot of worthy man that have paraded on earth with that hair, have taught and inspired. Since there is not a lot of us with hair, you are a representative of the elite.Wear it with pride and respect the image it gives you.
Random Question: What is one of the things you would love to do but haven’t had the opportunity to do yet?
I am an aspiring model, and enterprenuer. There are countless thing i would want to achieve. First as a model i want to see myself on a billboard. As an Enterprenuer, i want to see my idea being the livelihood of the masses. I have come up with an idea that will change the way people use their smart phones. When that comes to life then i will be set. Also i want to open up a lot of people’s eyes and wipe of racism in the world. No matter what color, everyone deserves a chance in life. Bless.
07 Mar 2014 @ 09:49PM /
Thoughts of Paul Wayne
Some young women thought it was adorable to idolize thug love, now they are all grown thinking it’s too late…Well it’s not too late! There is no need to explain our folly on both sides, (male and female) regarding over a decade long of creating, supporting and projecting self hate via rap/dancehall music and television
You know you are not a bitch, a bad one or otherwise, and now our children are bi product of this odd culture as we now scramble frantically to try and undo what we did. Don’t blame our kids for the ratchet raunch, it’s us they seen do this.
Women need to stop supporting behavior by us men that is demeaning to our culture. Thug love won’t get us anywhere but perpetually conjoined to the dreaded prison system and before the judge in family court in the name of dysfunction.
If we know better lets do better and use our art and music to uplift and not tear each other down!
05 Mar 2014 @ 11:03AM /
A healthier YOU by Theo Rick Vick Johnson
What im SICK OF…
Did I mention the talkers…
And the I don’t have Time_ers
Since I’ve started training, DivaCamp (www.TheoRickVickJohnson.com DivaCamp Tab to sign up online ;), shameless plug… lol), I’ve encountered numerous of individuals, from relatives to ones I’ve just met who have either contacted me because they want to train, considering training or they still stuck on the first steps necessary and that is TALKING about it.
I’ve had individuals come out to train never to return again after one session. Individuals who’ve lost weight but somehow feel that’s it and so again they never return BUT contact me 1-3 months later because most of the weight, if not all, has returned. There also the “Talkers” who contact me, in which I reply but this cycle will go on and on and on for a good 20 plus emails until I decide that the persons really kidding themselves and is not serious.
I really hate to say that but it’s the truth. Your health shouldn’t be something you kid with.
We as trainers cannot perform miracles but we can aid you on that journey towards you set goal.
Thing is…YOU have to see your SET goal.
You have to WANT your SET goal.
There’s no way we can make it to a set destination if the person driving doesn’t know the address for one and second, the person must be willing to press the DAMN GAS to get there, see my face -_- sorry… lol.
You can have the address
The GPS navigational system
The vehicle for the journey
The passenger ready to ride out with you…
But if you don’t have the ROUTE and the strength to push that pedal and give it gas…You’re never going to make it from A to B…
You can sit and talk about it all you want to…
But being healthier and looking great isn’t something you can just talk up, that damn sure isn’t going to just fall into your lap.
You have to WANT it and go GET it…
You have to be able to fight for it. On those days you just don’t feel like it… FIGHT!!!!
On those days you’ve been working your ass off… and only notice a lil change… FIGHT!!!!
On those days your cravings are all you can think about…FIGHT!!!!!
MAKE TIME!!!! It’s there…
Im sure you all have 10-20minutes before you climb into the bed…
Better yet, during your favorite TV show, don’t lie, we all have one…In between during the commercials, exercise 20-30seconds, HEY it’s a start…
I have a client who is 5-7 states away from me which we train online…Her first week, training 3 days a week, she dropped 5pounds. This was just from 30min session… for 3 days, on top of being a mother, having a full time job where her schedule was STUPID crazy…5 pounds…In a week, from slight exercising and eating healthier/decent.
So… before I go on and on.
Its time, STOP KIDDING YOURSELF PEOPLE, its not sexy.
See my face -_-
Theo “Rick Vick” Johnson
04 Mar 2014 @ 07:50PM /
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection." - Sigmund Freud
22 Feb 2014 @ 10:28PM /