Monday, December 17, 2012

N-Zo's Hair Studios "HEAT-FREE HAIR MOVEMENT"




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 womenWe 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!”
–Ngozi Opara
 Heat Free Hair Movement Founder & Owner of N-ZO Hair Studios




Instagram:  @heatfreehair @ngozithestylist

Website: www.heatfreehair.com

twitter: @heatfreehair

FB: facebook.com/heatfreehair


16 comments :

Amma Mama said...

I can't wait to see you hair and the results.

Jazzy Claire said...

I hope you'll enjoy it! I decided to transition to natural hair December of last year and decided to go heat free! It's almost been a year for me and I've really enjoyed it. If I can go a full year you can definitely do a season! I hope you enjoy it!

Samantha L said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm in TGHBPSC2 and I've been wearing roll tuck and pins like mad. I had a set of mini-twists in for a week but my sides and crown were so scalpy I took them out and went back to my good old reliable RT&P. Maybe I'll try weave next.....

Kay Lee said...

and i Thank you for this lol. i wish i knew about this stylist and her collection before I paid over $200 for Malaysian hair that i wore for only 2 weeks. clearly i'm mad about it. but thank you for this information cuz my next weave will be coming from her, after I take out my fluffy twists. thanks Alex!

Carrie Bledsoe said...

I've always tried to go without using heat or chemicals in my hair... Doesn't work. My hair is short and when it gets nappy, it looks ugly :( I really don't like it.

My hair won't grow any longer than the length it already is. I've tried starting over by cutting it really short - grows back the same length. Ugh! I just want long hair again like the time I had when I was younger!

-Carrie
http://ilovebeingonline.com

Roshawn Brent said...

I have been no heat for almost Two years. I make my own uwigs,half wigs and wigs and just blend my hair. Using twistouts,braidouts also I get to deep conditionj and cowash. Every week(staying on my regimene is important) I achieve kinky curly wigs with curly brazilan human hair and other kinky curly hair. When I want that blowout look to match my kinky striaght mongolian unit I thread my hair for strecthing..kinky curly hair dosent like heat..no hair does..let's embrace keeping our hairl healthy and curly! My wigs look so realistic just like her weave units no one ever knows only if I tell them! My hair has been thriving with my wig protective styling..also I love reaching my small goal hair lengths and still feeling glamourous!

Lisa Cromwell Munroe said...

What does it mean to go heat free? I do wet sets under a bonnet dryer using either flat twists, flexi rods, or magnetic rollers. I don't blow dry or flat iron my hair anymore as it changed the texture of my hair. I haven't blow dried/flat ironed for over a year now and have cut out most of the heat damage, but because my hair is sooo thick, I can't rely on air drying, especially if I use a leave-in conditioner, which I like to do as it keeps my hair soft and touchable. Thanks in advance for any responses to my question.

KeetaRay said...

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see!

Tayyub Khakan said...

Great post. I like it very much.
THanks for this.

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Robbi said...

I likes! I recently realized that straight weave is not for me. I like more textured "hats" lol. But I'm not feeling the whole install movement either. Why is it so expensive?

robbi
peacelovenhair.blogspot.com

Sherrie Spratt Kelli Morales said...

Awesome post! I have been heat free since May 2011 and love it!

Kelli
Modern Day Naturals Hair Magazine
www.moderndaynatural.blogspot.com

Suzie said...

I just found the heatfreehair website tonight and I am sooo excited! It is so fabulous! I was just conisidering doing kinky twists but I just could not bring myself to spend the 7 to 8 hours in front of the mirrow this weekend (I do it myself), Lol!
Really looking forward to seeing your pics of the finished results. This may definitely by my next style!

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Bel Saint Palarca said...

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Bel Saint Palarca said...

Thanks for sharing this post. I really like the way you dress up your hair..you have your own style and i love it! :)

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SittingMakesMeSad said...

Looks so nice I'd like to try it. How many bundles or packs of hair need to be bought?