Naturally Phenomenal

I think it is so important to embrace our “Natural” selves. To accept one’s self is often difficult in a world fueled by standards that are often not realistic. It was only right for me to take that truth and make something that everyone could be proud of and wear. The inspiration behind the “Naturally Phenomenal “ t-shirt comes from one of the most famous African American female author, poet, and activist, Maya Angelou. Take this time and read this historic poem and hold it dear to your heart.

Love, Lon


Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I'm telling lies.

I say,

It's in the reach of my arms

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I'm a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

 

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.

I say,

It's the fire in my eyes,

And the flash of my teeth,

The swing in my waist,

And the joy in my feet.

I'm a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

 

Men themselves have wondered

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can't touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them

They say they still can't see.

I say,

It's in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I'm a woman

 

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

 

Now you understand

Just why my head's not bowed.

I don't shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It's in the click of my heels,

The bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand,

The need of my care,

'Cause I'm a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That's me.

Becoming A Wilkerson

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As I approach the final days of being the fiancé to becoming his wife, it was only proper to have a bridal shower hosted by the people that I hold dear. A mixture of family, friends and very close clients were all in attendance. It was rather fitting to have it in NYC, being that I am so close to many there and my family from the surrounding areas could easily come. My sister who is my ace and my maid of Honor, with the help of her amazing friends, all with backgrounds in interior design, fashion, and culinary came together and made this day so unbelievably special for me. My heart is so full of gratitude and love.

Thank you,

Lon.

Live. Love. Your Healthy Hair.

Daily Scalp Care

For your dry scalp (especially as we bare these cold winter months) place coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree or peppermint oil on your fingertips and massage your scalp. This motion will not only help your dry scalp but will increase blood flow as well. The stimulation will activate the sebaceous glands and create blood flow, which feeds the follicle and Creates Hair Growth!!

Daily Strand Care

For dry mid lengths and ends, try jojoba oil, almond oil or a little grapeseed oil. These oils will seal the hair creating that barrier to prevent moisture loss. Oiling the hair can also lay the cuticle giving hair a shiner appearance.

Weekly Care/ Bi- Weekly Care

Pick an oil of your choice and pretreat (oil the hair from root to tip) your hair, on your washday or the day before.  This is will ensure the hair is not striped by your shampoo. Proceed with your cleansing regimen and deep condition the hair (25 min). Try alternating between your treatments with hydration and strengthening conditioners, keep a good balance in your care regimen. 

Bi-Monthly Care

Every 2 months (tops 3) give your hair what it needs, get your hair trimmed, even if it just and 1/8 of an inch. At any length try to keep your ends smooth and blunt. You will not only have the ease of detangling your hair but more importantly this will help retain your length.

“Make healthy hair a lifestyle.”

-Love, Lon