Category Archives: Natural Hair


“C” Me In This New Hair: Wig Shopping At Cambridge Beauty Supply

I recently had the opportunity to go shopping for wigs. Yes, that’s right. I said WIGS. Oh, I know. I’m supposed to be some Super-Duper “Natural Hair Diva”, right? Well, I am. 100% forever and ever. But as any Natural Hair Diva will tell you, sometimes you have to give your hair a break. You have to stop manipulating it and protect...
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Speak LOVE Unto Your Hair!

Your natural hair, that is. I don’t deal in much else when it comes to hair. ‘Cuz I’m ’bout that life, you see. Dealing with one’s hair in its natural state can be a daunting and overwhelming task. So many of us have been so intimately involved with chemical straightening for so long, we have no earthly idea who or what our...
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“Well, I guess I’m kinda natural”: Girl, bye.

Hello My Lovelies! The other night, I joined a Facebook group called Contemporary Natural Hair. I saw a link posted on the Natural Hair stream on Twitter, so I went ahead and checked it out. I like it. While I was perusing the groups newsfeed, I came across this video that someone obviously posted for all of the Naturalistas (that’s what I...
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Re-Birth of An Afro

Hello My Lovelies! I’m back and I am finished taking my locs out. I finished detangling the very last loc on September 23, 2010 at 2:38pm. That’s almost 61 months to the day when I got that last set of two-strand twists that would eventually become the locs that a great number of people that know me have never seen me without....
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Hair Rules Everything Around Me

No, you’re not dreaming. Dirty Pretty Thangs actually as a post that doesn’t have squat to do with that lil’ fat blue Twitter bird or the hilarious mofos that entertain me on a daily basis. This post is to update you all on the state of my [now infamous] Loc Comb-Out. There have been tons of questions about it, despite the fact...
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The Comb-Out: FAQs

Welcome back to the present day here on Dirty Pretty Thangs! Hope you all enjoyed my throwback/hiatus week. I had a bunch of stuff to handle in preparation for the very first day back to school for Ike n’ Tina. Got most of that done, and anything not done will get done. I’m not about to stress over it. One thing I...
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From The Dirty Pretty Email Bag: Success With The Clarifying Cocktail

I received a letter from one of my longtime readers, Tonda. She’s a newbie LocRocker and gave the Clarifying Cocktail that I posted last month a try on her hair. Here’s what she has to share about the experience: “I enjoyed washing my locs with the clarifying cocktail and it’ll be a staple in my haircare routine from now on. It appeared...
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Kitchen Cures: Natural Clarifiers For My Locs

Anybody that knows me, either in real life or from this here Internet knows that I am a Loc Rocker © Brittany of locrocker.com I decided to go natural in 2004 after a horrific experience with a relaxer. It was my last relaxer, February 13, 2004. The Big Chop came a year later in February 2005 and my locs were born in...
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Dear Naomi Campbell…

Dear Naomi Campbell, Girl, what the hell have you done to your hair?? No, not that store bought hair-hat a’top your dome right now. I mean the hair that is struggling to grow from your Gawd-Given scalp. You have tortured your follicles with weave and wigs so much over the years that they have absolutely quit on you! They are screaming out...
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Hey You Asked: What About White People With Locs??

Here’s the note I got from my friend Judith in a Facebook message: A few days ago my boyfriend and I had a fight about white people with dreadlocks. He thinks it’s fine, that it’s just a form of self-expression, but I personally have always found it vaguely uncomfortable or even offensive b/c I’ve always associated dreadlocks with afrocentrism/pride — and if...
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