Biracial Hair Resource

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Hello, My name is Sharlinda Faith B. and I'm 25 years old. I have been a wife to my husband Nick for three and half years, and I am also a proud mother of our 3 year old son Lil Nick Jr. I'm the oldest of four children born to my black father and white mother. I'm also their only girl! Growing up our parents always told us we were mixed race and to be proud of both our heritages. Over the years my brothers and I have faced racism from both ends of the spectrum, but that never changed how we viewed ourselves. Time and Time again I've had to answer questions about my racial background, or have people angrily challenge me on how I define myself! These experiences along with the desire to know about others like me, lead me to read anything I could on the web about being biracial. I remember it as being one of the most amazing revelations in my life to find others who embraced both heritages just like I did! These last few years I have wanted to voice my opinions to the others. If enough people like me don't speak up then the world will never change.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sulfate Free Products and Curly Girl.

   Lately, I've been reading about the curly girl method which comes from Lorraine Massey the author of Curly Girl. It involves using mild cleansers with no sulfates and is also referred to as "no-poo". I noticed my hair looking quite dull and I figured this was worth a try. Apparently sulfates are in other harsh soaps like dish washing liquid or laundry detergent and strip the hair of all its natural oils. It's not necessary to to use sulfate in your hair to get it clean. I decided to try a sulfate free cleanser called Hair One which you can purchase at your local Sally's for about 8.99. It's a an herbal cleanser and conditioner in one. It was odd to me at first to have no suds in my hair,  but my scalp still felt clean nevertheless, and my hair is already looking less dull!

If you would like to read more about the curly girl method check out this article on wikihow.

Hair Products I've tried

  • Frizz-Ease Curl Around shampoo and conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Curl and Shine leave in conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Hydra-curls shampoo and conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Moisture Works shampoo and conditioner
  • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner
  • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo
  • Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner