Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pi Nappa Kappa-The Natural Hair "Sorority"

About a month ago I was invited by a fellow naturalista to join the "Natural Hair Sorority" on Facebook. At the time I didn't think much of it as I assumed it would just be another forum where we would discuss natural hair care, products, and such. I went ahead and joined the page but recently chose to remove myself from it. While the members of Pi Nappa Kappa did discuss natural hair products I was a bit bothered by the administrators requesting the members to refer to themselves as sorors and that they had a formal name for the group; Pi Nappa Kappa. Now I'm not a member of a Greek organization however, I have several friends who are and I understand the tradition, value, and sacredness (if you will) behind it. As a non Greek I found this natural hair "sorority" to be slightly offensive so I'm sure there are many Greek members who feel the same way. I'm not sure what happened this week to put this group at the forefront of the natural hair community but things seemed to get heated on several different media outlets. I ran across this article today: Pi Nappa Kappa-The Natural Hair "Sorority" in the Huffington Post where the founder, Leola Anifowoshe, attempts to explain her reason behind forming the organization and her vision. Check it out and please share your thoughts? Is this "sorority" offensive to real Greek organizations or simply a sisterhood where natural hair enthusiast can support each other? 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Let's talk...

On a daily basis I am asked questions about my hair regimen and what products I use, so after much thought I decided to blog about my journey.  Here I will not only discuss my journey but I would also like to discuss things that I have learned and continue to learn. I would also love for my followers to share knowledge with me.  I am a fairly new naturalista and I learn something new every single day so I am in no way trying to educate anybody, I simply want to discuss my new found love so....let's talk!!!