Ancient Blends Naturals by Yendys is a natural, plant-based product line which was created especially to address the needs of black and biracial curly, coily and kinky hair. By using herbal infusions, pure carrier oils, nut butters, and essential oils this product line can make any mother's struggle to naturally maintain her children's curly tresses much less stressful without the use of harmful chemicals and toxins. Recently speaking with a white mother of two beautiful biracial little girls, I do understand that it can be especially challenging to deal with curly, coil, kinky hair. My product line will help bring manageability, luster, softness, and moisture (without the greasy feeling) to natural hair. The art of hair care is simple once you master it. When you learn which products and ingredients work well with different hair types, especially your child’s hair... it can make things so much easier.
Just as you have experimented with different shampoos, conditioners and hair care products on your own hair; you should also experiment to find the best hair products that produce the best results for your child’s hair. Due to the diverse textures of biracial hair, no one rule can be followed. Each hair type is quite unique and therefore may require different styling techniques, products and maintenance. Discovering how to care for your child’s unique hair is simple once you know how to style and have found the right products. Biracial hair is just as beautiful as any other hair type.
First, remember to take time to understand their hair and its needs. But most importantly, you should also be patient! The only way you will begin to know your child's hair is by trying various techniques and seeing what works best. The techniques used on one individual may not necessarily work on another, but through trial and error your child's hair care routine can become much easier. The product I do recommend from my line for detangling and moisturizing is ancient-blends-re-hydrating-moisture mist. This mist can be used after a wash and it's recommended for daily use. It's very light and will not cause build up. Allow your child to get to know their own hair texture. Let them embrace their coily hair strands while giving them lots of style options, so that they can learn to love the curls. Teach them gradually how to care for their hair. The more they learn about themselves and their biracial hair texture, the more they will love themselves. Curly, coily, kinky hair is a beautiful blessing and not a curse.
The West Indian Labor Day Parade 2012...A Brooklyn tradition. The first time I ever saw this parade was in 1976 after arriving in this country from Barbados in June of that same year. It has really change a lot since then. Back then, there were no police barricades and it was more family friendly...it still remains the largest, most amazingly creative, super festive party in the country... (Photo By: Mirielle Liong)