Thursday, November 4, 2010

3rd Annual Nappiology Expo


 November is Nappiology's three year Nappiversary!!!

We are an active social networking natural hair group that embraces and celebrates natural beautiful hair and nappy roots. Nappiology was established on November 17, 2007 as a meetup group and in March 2009 became incorporated. We have over 1300 members and growing.

Nappiology Expo
Natural Hair and Beauty Experience
Sunday, November 7, 2010
University of Texas at Arlington
E.H. Hereford University Center
Bluebonnet Room
300 W. First Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
Expo will include:
Featured speaker: Rene Syler -
Five (5) Natural Hair Care Workshops
Several Vendors - catering to those embracing their napptural beauty and style - we encourage that you bring CASH please!
General admission: $10 per person
"The use of the E.H. Hereford University Center at The University of Texas at Arlington does not imply endorsement of the event or the sponsoring organization by The University of Texas at Arlington."

Nappiology Expo Schedule - Sunday, November 7

10:00 – 7:00 p.m. Nappiology Expo

11:00 a.m. Workshop 1 – Making Natural Hair Care Your “Business” and Not Your “Hustle” - Rio A

12:15 p.m Workshop 2 – Rene Syler’s Natural Hair Journey – Rosebud Theatre

1:30 p.m. Workshop 3 – Hairlocking 101 – Rio A

2:45 p.m. – Bluebonnet Room

3:00 p.m. Workshop 4 – Hair Empowerment 101 – Basic Styling and Technique – Rio A

4:00 p.m. Workshop 5 – Transitioning 101 – From creamy crack to natural naps – Rio A

5:30 p.m. Natural Hair Showcase – Bluebonnet Room

Parking is available in lots F12, F13 and 11

Nappiology Vendors
Row 100
100 - Dr. Linda Amerson
101 - Natural Beauty Salon
102 - Beauty for U
103 - Legacy Holistic
104 - Curly Chicks
105 - NappyBliss

Row 200
200 - Loc Soc
201 - Massage by Sheryl
202 - Forever Fit
203 - Arbonne
204 - Cush Cosmetics
205 - My Hairitage

Row 300
300 - Jane Carter
301 - Wellness Center
302 - Smell a Lishes
303 - Le Foxx
304 - Nappy Rutz
305 - Mind Body and Soul - Loving Your Hair

Row 400
400 - Milstan Thermal
401 - Allure Beauty Salon
402 - Anytime Beauty Supply
403 - Afro Angel
404 - Deep in the Roots Salon

Row 500
500 - Pure and Healthy Hair Salon
501 - Jewels by Anike
502 - Ori Organics
503 - Afrocentric
504 - Natural Hair Rules!

Row 600
600 - NuDred
601 - Macy - Carol's Daughter
602 - Wrap a Loc
603 - Afroveda
604 - 3 Sister's Beauty Supply
605 - Dreadn Headz

Row 700
700 - Taliah Waajid
701 - Big Eyes Pea Head
702 - Nkisi
703 - Blackball Classic
704 - PandL Accessories
705 - Nappiology

I am truly excited and have been looking forward for this event since I joined the Nappiology meet up group a couple of months ago.  I will post plenty of event pics and look forward to networking and meeting new friends...hope to see every beautiful natural woman (or looking to become)  in DFW there!  


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Lessons Come From the Journey, Not the Destination...

  Hello blogger's, welcome to Luv My Kynxx. Here you will find helpful support/resources if you're considering or transitioning to natural hair.  In celebrating our journey we will gain peace and love of self, together.   I'm here to support, educate, share, learn, and help you love and embrace not only your natural hair, your natural you in every aspect of your life.  This blog also is a support for my own journey towards obtaining my hair goals and accepting every part of who I am.  I have heard women express their belief that going natural is a difficult transition.  For some it may be.  In my own journey, my sole purpose was simply to transition from a relaxer to natural.  However, as my journey began there were also psychological transformations that took place within my mind first.  Those changes were required in order for me to feel comfortable wearing my hair natural.  For some this step of the process is more difficult then others.  Even when the desire to have natural hair is present. 
  In our culture, striving for "good hair" has plagued our ability for true self acceptance.  Relaxers, weaves/braids with improper tension on the scalp, and other harmful processes are being done to our hair, damaging our scalp thus making the goal for "good hair" an impossible task.  I am a natural hair care stylist and student. I intend on learning all I can from all who are willing to teach about growing healthy natural hair.  In return I will share what I know about cultivating beautiful natural hair.  By natural I mean unaltered with relaxers, hair dyes, and other harmful hair care practices that hinder us from achieving beautiful natural hair.  I will guide and show you how to take the first steps on doing so.
  I see many instances where some women cannot go in public without some kind of extension ponytail, wig, weave or some type of hair added to their own regardless of how unnatural it may look, just to feel like they are being socialy accepted, clinging on to mainstream societies distorted view of what beauty is.  These are some of the women I hope to reach, share knowledge with, and learn from.
  I my goal is to support, encouragement, and love to every black woman/man/child who desires natural hair and has not embraced their true selves by sharing my journey in learning how beautiful and unique our hair is.  By using the right hair grooming techniques and products and choosing hairstyles that protect our hair from damage, caring  and growing natural hair no longer has to seem intolerable. Our various skin tones, our highly textured curls, koils, and kynxx, our broad noses, thick lips, our hips, and overall swag is ultra sexy.  It cannot be duplicated by the masses.  Its time we show appreciation for the natural gift of outer beauty we have been given.  My goal is to create a Sisterhood/Brotherhood of strength, pride, confidence, humility, and love...and I welcome you to join me.  Peace n' Blessings.

Duafe: Symbol of feminine consideration or good feminine qualities:
patience, prudence, fondness,
love and care - things associated with women