Sunday, October 10, 2010

Almost...But No Cigar

Mucho kudos to Essence magazine for releasing it's "Hot Hair" special issue. After all these years, they're finally catching on.
I was getting some groceries and picked this up on a whim. As usual, I wasn't expecting it to amount to much, especially since the cover touts to have several natural hair features, but you know how Essence is when it comes to natural hair, LOL.
But, I was pleasantly surprised by this little rag and even read a few of the articles from beginning to end. If I take away nothing else, I treasure the numerous natural hair photos, some of the ads for new products I was unaware of, and tips and tricks of the trade.
This is a pretty good beginning effort on Essence's part and I look forward to more from them on the hair tip. They seem to finally be heading in the right direction. Not there yet, but they're getting there. 
This issue gets two coils up.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sue Maesta Hooded Headband

A dear family friend purchased and sent me the Sue Maesta Hooded Headband I've been wanting for the past several months. I don't know if it was self-imposed hype of this product, but when it arrived, I was a little disappointed.
The headband resembles the top of a pair of cut-off tights and is approximately the same texture too. It took me a few tries to figure out how to put it on properly, but even after wearing it around the house, I still had a sour taste in my mouth (I hate being disappointed). 

I tried to wear this as a headband, suitable for public viewing, but it's not strong enough to hold my hair into a presentable position. I'd have been better off wrapping toilet paper around my head-a slight exaggeration. I also tried wearing it at night to protect my twist out. While it did work, it wasn't cute. Prior to going to sleep, the headband, stretched over all of my hair, stuck straight out like Olive Oyl's ponytail in those old Popeye cartoons. When I woke up in the morning, I looked like a Conehead and having a beige Sue Maesta didn't help, LOL.

The Sue Maesta Hooded Headband is okay, but don't hold your breath. The only benefit is it did hold my twist out in place so I suppose it's pretty good to protect your hairstyle. Beyond that, no coils up for this one.