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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Must See: Good Hair

So many things to write and post about, so little time.

Let me start this post with "Good Hair". I saw the premiere in Atlanta first with my 2 locked gal pals and then again with the Atlanta Sisterlocks Meet-Up.

At the premiere, Nia Long and Chris Rock, Jason Griggers and Derek J (who you might have seen on Desperate Housewives of Atlanta) were there. Sorry about the quality of the photo. I had one of Chris Rock and Nia but it looks completely dark. I forgot my camera. Ahh! Such is life.

At the meet-up, I met blogger Meikmeka for the first time in person. She is a gem and Amba was there looking fab too.

Look at Meikmeka 's growth. Do you remember when she was concerned about placing her hair in a ponytail? My how time flies!

I want you to go see this movie. Here are a couple of things I learned from watching the film.

I learned that relaxer, sodium hydroxide, can dissolve a soda can and breaks down the protein bonds in your hair damaging follicles permanently.

I also found out that there is a black market for Indian weave hair where girls are asleep or watching a movie get their ponytails chopped off.

I also watched Chris Rock interview with Oprah regarding "Good Hair". Please go to and watch the episode or go to this link to see highlights from that episode in the link below. One of my favorites includes Solange 's interview with Oprah.


*Coop* said...

Meika's in Atlanta now? Awesome! I hope there's a holiday get-together I can attend.

Can't wait to see Good Hair. My roommate (Indian and Malaysian) has told me about her friends back home growing, selling and growing their hair again. She does have beautiful, shiny jet black hair. I'd pay for it...if I needed it. lol

Great pics!

new2locs said...

I saw the movie & it was interesting to learn about the sodium hydroxide, and to see what it did to the soda can omg! Now I know that my thin spot in the top of my head will more than likely never grow back! You guys look great in the pics!!

QueenLi -Spiral-Loc said...

hey girl, it's been a while:
I saw this movie with my mom, and she "talked" through the entire film! {I guess it was not what she thought it would be} Mom does not like my hair, but she can't do nothing about me being Natural. {My right! I'm grown~}
I will have pictures up next month on my updates. Take Care~

Queen Nat said...

Our natural hair group here went to see the movie too and it was indeed eye-opening!

Cluizel said...

AWWWW you got to meet Meikmeika?!? no fair!

Somehow I think I missed the Philly Lock conference...I am so out of the loop.

Loves the movie though. I shuddered at the entire segment in India...can't believe I used to have that in my hair

Brown ButtahFly said...

Glad you two got to meet, I wish I was there.

I ashamed to say that I have not seen the movie yet but I will some day and I look forward to watching it, you mentioned a few things that I learned just from reading your post. Cant wait to see the movie.

Take Care