We are Nadirah and Troy Lugg… a happily married couple by way of sharing a friendship since the sixth grade. Together, we enjoy the myriad of experiences that life has blessed us with on a daily basis. Whether it’s food, music, entertainment, travel, marital advice, etc., we always take pleasure in learning new things and passing along newfound knowledge. WELCOME TO THE LUGG XPERIENCE!
Before we get started...Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful women who are past, present, or future mothers!
the Natural Hair Movement a fad or a long overdue welcoming ideology to the
African American standard of beauty? I
was shopping in the mall with my hubby and the sales clerk welcomed me by
exclaiming proudly “Team Natural!”
Caught up in the shared pride of my hairstyle, I graciously replied yes
and we briefly chatted about our hair regimes.
My husband just looked on from the side and smiled. He later confessed to me that he witnessed a
beautiful moment between us. Honestly,
total strangers conversing in a positive conversation while exchanging
compliments on their natural hair styles.
How cool is that?! I personally
loved it J Anyhoo,
the point of this little story is that more websites, blogs, hair products,
commercials, resources are embracing and supporting women of all ethnic
backgrounds to learn and love the natural state of their hair. No more running to the hair salons begging
hair stylists to perm, Brazilian blowout, flat-iron, etc. to meet a traditional
European standard of beauty by straightening the hell out of our hair. Personally, I applaud all women who can say
aloud that enough is enough and have taken an interest in what they’re putting
on their scalp and hair. Don’t get me wrong…I still color my hair but I had to
learn the hard way that a Brazilian blowout isn’t temporary, perms and color
doesn’t equal a happy head of hair, and pressing my hair everyday with an
extremely hot comb can cause severe heat damage. After getting my hair back to normal
(healthy), I gotta have one vice! So
carry on ladies and be proud of the natural crown of glory growing from our
scalps. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so
we know it’s going to take some time to learn, care for, and style our
reacquainted friend. Forget the talk of
a fad …keep the movement going ladies!!!
I was first introduced to the Natural
movement by my wife, I was like most males up-at-arms with the whole thing…
very resistant. I did not want my wife to have her hair just plopped on top of
her head. As a man that strives to keep a professional look, I was afraid
that it would be hard to have a professional natural look for my wife. With my
wife relentlessly researching and instilling all trust in her, I helped her to execute
the big chop. That was very hard to do. By looking at testimonials and young
girls with perms/braids before they could walk and talk, it made me realize that
I was blinded by the facade of beauty that has been marketed to us. The true beauty
that a person has is what God gave you. Women have permed their hair for decades
with harsh chemicals and now like never before putting someone else’s hair in
their heads (weave). That is ridiculous! What I once thought was the epitome of
beauty, I have lived and learned that it is the true façade of self-hatred. Women
begin to go to the hair dressers so much that they don’t know the first step in
taking care of their own hair. On top of that, they perm their hair so much
that it becomes brittle and breaks off never discovering their true beauty and
sophistication that they were created to have. To my beautiful women, please
take care of yourself and your hair. Embrace the gift that you were given and
your magnificence will truly enlighten others.