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Knot Your Standard

With inspiration from natural women, this blog will connect Naturals through our hair. This is a space for all people interested in the Natural Hair movement. Without forgetting my positionality as a man joining a community spearheaded by women, I pledge to be responsible. Please ask questions and submit!

what's your hair care regimen?



It’s really quite simple:
I co-wash it if not every day, every other day, with a “natural” hair conditioner. Make sure I use plenty and comb through with my fingers. I don’t always do this in the morning especially if I don’t have time. So I keep a spray bottle of 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts water. (I sometimes add a little of the conditioner in the spray bottle but that really depends). If I spray it on dry hair I do so very liberally, get it all in there and happy. This helps keeps my hair moisturized and happy and I can wake it up from bed head. If my hair is already wet I just spray it on to use as a concealing agent to keep the moisture in.
Every week or so I wash it with a spray bottle full of 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar to 3 parts water. (I use a spray bottle because it is easier to apply!) I spray liberally, and use the tips of my fingers to rub from my scalp through my hair shaft. Then I condition and comb through with my fingers.
Sometimes I find it useful to deep condition my hair. I usually do this on wash day so after rinsing with ACV, I comb through with a wide-toothed comb and add a Shea butter and oil mixture (I use olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil). I lather it in my washed and combed hair. Leave it in for 20 minutes (sometimes I wrap my hair sometimes I don’t) then I rinse that out with water.
And that’s it. Nothing too fancy, nothing too hard.











Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back


(via weareallmixedup)



Joana Choumali

Hââbre, the last generation

1. Ms. Djeneba : ” I used to like my scars; they were beautiful. We used to brag about them. But, now, in the city, it is definitely out of fashion.”

2. Mrs. Sinou : “I refuse to do it to my children. This will stay on my face only.”

3.Mr. Konabé : “Our parents did this not to get lost in life. When you went somewhere, you could not get lost.”

4. Mr. Lawal : “It is here in town that I am ‘nobody’. In the village, I am a noble; people bow down when they see my face! I am proud of that.”

5. Mr. Salbre : “ I do not want this for my children. We are the last generation “

6. Ms. Martine : “When I was 10 years, I asked for them. I wanted to be like my brothers and sisters, and to show that I am courageous. “ 

7. Mr. Guemi : “I already wear my identity card on my face. This is the reason why people did it : to recognize one another. But now, this is over. We can no more be recognized.”


why does this hurt my heart?

(via naturallychic)

Before and after “evening out” my hair. Told this dude trim the ends. This epic ness happened!

Black owned natural hair products/companies →




This is just a reminder that a lot of our natural hair products and lines are owned by white companies and they really don’t care about us, so buy black, it actually goes back into our community!

Black owned:

Non black:

  • African pride 
  • Soft& Beautiful Botanicals
  • Care free curl
  • Dark and lovely Au naturale
  • Motions naturally you
  • Dr. Miracle’s Curl Care
  • Sof n’ Free Gro Healthy Nothing But
  • ORS curls unleashed (Organic root stimulator)
  • Pantene truly natural
  • Naturally Silk Elements

There are so many more that can be added to each list. Bottom line, help black business. And an added bonus to helping our community out is a lot of the lines are more natural or Vegan. 

More black owned natural hair additions, cus why not?

More non-black owned

Support black business!

Carol’s daughter is no longer black owned??


A lot of shit makes sense now.

(via vida-escarlate)

Sorry for not up keeping this blog! I have been on the job hunt. Glad to say I was offered a position and am in the training process for the job! woohoo!

Look forward to more pictures, styles, and help from friends coming soon!

Also any suggestions, please send them over!


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