Korrie Kelly | Korrie Korner #BNFeature

Bawn Natural feature aims to highlight a Natural Goddess who has her hair tight and her life right. This months #BNFeature Highlights the lovely, the charming, the talents and exceptional specimen of a woman Korrie Kelly who has a website dubbed Korrie’s Korner. Mother and wife give 2 afro shakes to the lovely lady!

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Simple Up Do’s – Wedding Options

After sifting though thousands of photos to place on my Facebook Page The Ethnic Truth I found two classy updo’s you can dress up and literally down for the Summer upcoming wedding season. The picture above is with your Classic Box Braids with a twist, home girl shaved of most of her hair except the top. She did some Jumbo twist and then did a High Bun on top. You can accessorize your high bun with what ever theme for the wedding you will be going to, pearls, diamonds, flowers you name it. The girl in the picture didn’t have much to do bu it has hidden potential to be very classy for the edgy girl. I would definitely do this. A scarf is a must have once you have natural hair as most natural mane can be a little difficult to control depending on the texture hair you have. For this you can do it two ways:  Option 1: 1) Part hair in two unequal parts with a smaller portion to the front to make a hump. Use a hair tie to keep them from not tangling back together 2) braid hair down from middle of your head to the nape of your neck and tuck end under. 3) loose hair tie from front portion and loosely fold hair back to cover the parted section, leaving the hair with a hump at the front. Push forward slightly for desired poof 4) Use bobby pins to hold in place 5) […]

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In my Own Skin

One of the most common questions I have been asked of late is how is I am so comfortable in my own skin…so to speak, breaking it down more. I came to work this week and really didn’t comb my hair at all, Leave in conditioner and some curling butter, lip gloss and some black eyeliner and ‘YUP’ I was ready for work. I was not trying to be a bum I just wanted to be hassle free this week, to the point I wore flowing skirts and linen pants too. I can say that feeling this way now about my appearance did not happen over night. I was not readily accepted in school and it took years to restructure and train my brain so alter the concept of beauty I grew up with. For me all black is beautiful, I love all hair types and hair styles, just may not where them all and my preference is natural hair and locs. Okay what was my response, I just tell them I got tired of being lied to by the media and the like, I got tired of putting on a big puff of slob and such to appear “pretty” I got sick and mostly tired of keeping up with all the blahh, don’t get me wrong I love fashion and hair and looking pretty, I just no longer think Mac or Maybeline define me. I still wear my make-up and haul it all in with Spanx and stuff but […]

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Care Free Hair

I have been fully natural, e.i. without my locs, for six months now and even I am surprised at the speed in which my hair grows, despite the constant abuse of colouring and bleaching. I do do take time to co-wash it (condition only)

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Whirl and Twirl with Kadie Kade

I met this cute girl one day when I went to her office, and of course the first thing I saw was how she punk rock’d her Teeny Weeny Afro. So naturally I had to ask her to be in my Whirl and twirl posts. Say heya to Kadie Kade Curlies   1. Please tell us little about you? Hi I’m Kadia but everyone knows me by Kadie Kade. I’m a young natural hair black woman who just loves being natural. In 2009 I did my first perm for boredom sakes and said I would return to my roots after I get “fedup” which I did. Now my hair is back and thicker than ever. I’m a local model in photography and runway while being a part time student @ HLSCC and working full time at Trident Trust. I love being natural in all aspects of life because it’s healthier and cheaper. Majority of what I use in my hair can be used with other things in my daily livings. It’s AWESOME!2. Why did you decide to go natural and how did you make the change? I decided to go back natural because I never had any intentions of keeping a perm in my hair past 3 years. I was more or less experimenting with the perm… I grew to like it then but eventually hated it. 3. What is your current hair routine? And if you don’t have time to do a full style what is your quick fix […]

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Herbal Haven – BVI

I have gone a exploring again on the lovely island of the british Virgin Islans. I have been hunting down essesnse, essense of all types. I needs me some smell good oils and frgances. Of course my first option was to go online but after I decided to search Tortola under every nook and cranny, I have actually found places and things that i can now use, of course you know aboyt my inftuation with Sageroots for my hair care products and Island Essence for my hair styles, I have now found Herbal Haven for my essenses and oils.     I must admit that I was not eternally impresses eith their collection but so far its the best I have found on island. The carry a wide range of vitamins and such but i was very intrigued by their peppermint, rose and lavender oil. They are a bit on the pricey sid ei find, but like I said my options are limited. Herbal Haven is operated my a elderly gentleman, soplease dont go askin ghim whats best to use in yah hair, I did and he isnt very, lets say knowledgeable about female issues…*lol* It is located on Main street right around the corner from Mckelly’s. Take a look guys and get some oils to add to your spritzer and spray bottles. I have used oils and essenses in my Gel Shea mix, makes it very whippy and smelling devine!!!

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Naturally Curly BVI meets The Ethnic Truth

I must first apologise for the late entry, I am having a bout with the Dengue Fever epidemic here in the BVI, which my whole family came down with…BOMBER…..I will tell you all about it next post. With my hectic life schedule, especially in the Christmas period I all but neglected my hair, *sighs* I have a bleached blonde base which I put a Bright Fushia or a raspberry twist rinse over. With all that colour on my hair My hair sometimes get really dry, hence why I only co-wash (condition wash). I considered for awhile to use some kind of protective style in my hair to give it a rest, but I seriously don’t really like the whole head of cornrows and I don’t have the patience or time right now in my life to sit for 8 hours to do a braided style. Any who, for my Munchkins birthday I brought her to my friends Celeste, she has a Hair Studio called Island Essence, here in the BVI down at Hannah’s, its a great place, I loved it at first sight, and Celeste is an absolute gem. After arriving I handed of Lil Moon to Celeste and opted to go Internet surfing, but low and behold who did  I discover works at the Salon on weekends….Shayla from Naturally Curly BVI. These ladies are absolute Natural hair goddesses and I have been chatting with them via FB for a little while now. Shayla worked with me, as it was my first time doing corn rows on my own hair, […]

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