So, I am AMPED about this post! Do y'all recognize that face above?! Some of you may remember my Captured Curls feature with the gorgeous Ngozi Opara (if not you can click here so your memory can be refreshed). Well, Ngozi owns a hair studio in DC called "N-Zo Hair Studios" and is starting a fabulous movement that advocates for women with natural hair to wear their hair in low maintenance protective styles that require no use of heat. Since I am currently hosting TGHPSC I was stoked that she wanted to team up with me to get the ball rolling! As you all know, I've been wearing Marley twists the past month but this Friday Ngozi will be weaving me up so I can join her amazing heat free hair movement. I am so excited for my new protective style, my kinky curly weave will last me about 12 weeks. Ngozi and I will be documenting my growth, length retention and MORE so this should be FUN!
I am really happy about this movement because I feel like naturals in my DC metro area now have a choice when it comes to wearing their hair in a fun protective style and a good EDUCATED stylist who's AFFORDABLE, to install it. Ngozi knows her stuff and when it comes to weaving up a head of hair, her work is amazing and she prides herself in not damaging our strands or taking away from all the hard work and effort we take to grow our hair. Having the option to get a weave install that looks and feels like our natural texture is great! Not every natural wants to weave a long straight weave when she wants to take a break from her hair.
To learn more about this BRILLIANT movement, click the jump!
The Heat Free Hair Movement is a protective style initiative started by N-ZO Hair Studios, a Washington DC based salon that emphasizes the importance of protective styling through all of its services. It was inspired by the thousands of women that use sew-in weaves as their protective style of choice, but are limited to styles that require them to heat straighten their hair for the purpose of blending with their style. This movement not only features pure 100% virgin human hair lines exclusively created for natural hair textures, but serves as a community platform for women to display their heat free styles and connect with an amazing community of natural women. We want our customers to embrace their curls, toss their blow dryers and flat irons in the closet and grow their hair to new heights (and lengths!).
Message from the founder:
“I have always believed in embracing your natural ‘kinks’ and ‘curls’, but also in the benefits of sew-in weaves as a protective style. At my salon, we call it ‘the ultimate protective style’. Being natural for almost a decade, I experienced my greatest length retention during my one-year weave challenge back in 2005. My hair grew over 8 inches! Since then I have maintained both my hair and the hair of my clients through customized regimens and protective styling. Whether you are transitioning without chopping, growing your hair out, protecting it for a period of time, or considering going natural, The Heat Free Hair Movement provides an option that will allow you to embrace your journey with confidence and style. Experience the revitalization of your natural tresses when you GO HEAT FREE!”
Heat Free Hair Movement Founder & Owner of N-ZO Hair Studios
Instagram: @heatfreehair @ngozithestylist