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That Damn Hair

I recently have been hearing a lot about “The Damn Salon” and was interested in seeing what it was all about. Well let me tell you it is Damn excellence.

Some may or may not have heard of them but here is a quick bio on “The Damn Salon”…

The damn salon is certainly not just your everyday hair salon or braiding parlor. Damn is a beauty movement. We are about hair. We are about make-up. We are about being natural and still high fashion. We are about being conscious and still exciting. We are about being intellectual leaders and teachers, who are intelligent enough to know when to follow. We are about being fierce and DAMN, we have attitude for days but are humble enough to give. We are confident in our art, in our selves, in our goals, in our beliefs and in exactly what God made us to be. We are beautiful to the fullest of our potential and frankly dont give a damn what other people think. Through our art, we aim to inspire and dare you to be beautiful to your fullest potential. Our art is unique and has inspired and attracted women internationally. Our clients fly in religiously to experience our damn services from as far as California, New York, Hawaii, DC, Toronto, Alaska and even Europe. Yes that may seem farfetched, but once you’ve had damn experience, you too would travel to be damned.


The Damn Salon is located in Georgia but they share all of that greatness with us. They host what is called A Taste of Damn where they give you a little taste of the salon. You too can get DAMNED! If your looking for a protective style for that natural hair then head on over to to find out how you can take the next step to get a Taste of Damn.

“Taste of Damn” Locations

Washington DC June 23-24, 2012

Philadelphia June 26-27, 2012

New York June 29-30, 2012

Tackling that Demarcation

Having natural hair requires you to take excellent care of your hair. As a natural, hair should remain detangled,ALWAYS!

Especially, if you are transitioning you should make a habit of detangling your hair(when wet of course).

When one is transitioning, there are two completely different textures. The perm ends and your natural strands; they become best friends(always remember that opposites attract). The place where these two textures meet is called the line of demarcation. I am informing you to beware and be wise. I am telling you this only from experience.


That is the most important way to protect your transitioning hair.

How you should do this you ask…

First, we throw out all the knowledge we thought we had, about washing our strands.

We wet our hair with room temperature water, really hot water can suffocate our strands and they become dry. Following that we drench our hair with conditioner, trying our best to avoid product that contain alcohol. This too can dry out your hair as well.

Now, for the detangling….it is best to use your fingers to comb through your hair, but we have time to master that. For now, comb conditioner drenched hair with a wide tooth comb. Start detangling from the ends and work your way up. Remember, tender, loving, care!

Braid or twist your freshly detangled hair and tackle the remaining hair.

Tackle that line of Demarcation, don’t let it tackle you!

Until next time….