Nature Waves officially began in 1993. .
1976-1988 The first of my peers to begin dreading my Afro, It was culturally and spiritually motivated
In 1993, my mobile was for client convenience and to save 3-5 hours of salon time.
When I was asked to name my services, I told him I did locs His reply?
'So i guess that makes you a loctician.The name loctician was born.I learned quickly that we were absolutely ignorant on how to care for chemical-free hair, much less care for locs.and so, I became the student and the teacher as a loctician.There is still a need to change the centuries of unconscious and negative perception about black hair. Not over-night.
I had the suspicion that someone out there was watching our awareness grow and want to derail it because Lets dread wax for locs,was marketed in 1994 when locs was top trend.At the same time, my new clients all seemed to develop a dandruff condition that wouldn't wash away.The culprit was the wax. Later, it was replaced by a black colored wax/jell.The result was the same but it was not easy to spot.People thought they completed their dreading process when their locs were rigid and tight but were surprised when their dreads started to break off. Stepping Out is a new book for any one interested in knowing black hair...what happened? How and Why we are now reclaiming our Hair-itage.
Created the word Bantu knots in 2003. It is creating short coils from long locs.
I have created a system of care for the health and longevity of chemical-free hair.
Hands and Heal is researched and created here in Toronto.