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ebraiding.net/eNaturals.net September 2013 Newsletter -
your online source for hair braiding & natural hair care-September 2013-Vol. 84, Issue 2





 Welcome to the September 2013 eBraiding.net Newsletter


As always, we are excited to share news and information with you and prepare for another productive month.  


WOW!!!!!! Here we are again!


The 6th Annual SANATA Int'l Braiding & Natural Hair Braiding Magazine Vol. VI Premiere is only 36 days away. The unveiling is scheduled for the first weekend of November, on Saturday, November 2 at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland. Please mark your calendar for this historic event.


As we are preparing for another exciting event, we would like to take you back to 2008 when we launched the SANATA Magazine Vol. I. The organization, ebraiding.net, Publisher of the Magazine, was in existence for only 2 years back then. Being a young and ambitious organization and in the midst of the global economic turmoil, we made the pledge to continue the "adventure" for many years to come. Here we are in 2013 with the upcoming SANATA Magazine Vol. VI.

We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" to all of you for your constant support. Special "Thanks" will go to our Members and their Customers. Let's reunite on the evening of Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 to celebrate and welcome the 2013 edition of the SANATA Magazine. It will be an evening of celebration, recognition, Hair and Fashion show, and networking.


The new Magazine - the Vol. VI, 2013 edition is promising to be the best Magazine ever. There will be a good blend of Natural Hair and Hair Braiding styles, along with useful articles on Natural Hair Care. Stay tuned!!!!!!


Tickets and event information can be found at: http://sanatamagazine.ebraiding.net/ 


Remember, every attendee who purchases a ticket for this year's gala will receive a copy of SANATA Volume VI.



As always, you can contact eBraiding.net at info@ebraiding.net or via telephone at 240-547-0089.


Thank you so much for your support.


Enjoy and spread the word about eBraiding.net.   


See you next month...



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  • View the 30 Seconds SANATA Magazine Premiere Invitational Video



  • Visit the SANATA Magazine Premiere Event Page & Hotel Information 
  •   Special Group Tickets Promotion For Salons 


             Special Group Ticket Promotion for Salons

Providing Models Or Featured inside the 6th Annual SANATA Magazine


As a special thank you for your support of our magazine this year, Ebraiding.net wants you, your families and friends to share in our 6th Annual SANATA Magazine Premiere at the Sheraton Hotel-Downtown, Silver Spring, MD. The special group rate is as follow:


Group Ticket Package:

  • A minimum of 4 tickets must be purchased to obtain the promotional rate.
  • One free ticket for the Salon Owner or designated representative (not included in the 4 tickets minimum that must be purchased)
  • A reduced promotional rate of $30 for a spouse or significant other and $45 for family members and friends who want to attend the event. No magazine included in this special offer.
  • A magazine can be purchased at the event for $15.00.
  • No refunds or exchanges once your tickets have been purchased at the special group rate.
  • There is a limit of 30 packages available. This offer expires on October 15, 2013 or sooner if sold out. So hurry and order your group tickets today!



Salons providing Models will be included in the onsite photo shoot session and will be featured in the Vol. VII of SANATA Magazine (2014 Edition) free of charge ($60 per Model will be charged to cover MUA fees)


Questions? Call us at 240 547 0089 or info@ebraiding.net




Essential Expressions 

 Laquita Thomas - Banks  

By Laquita Thomas Banks - ebraiding.net Advisory Board Member

Email: laquita@ebraiding.net


Beware of Hair Growth Bandwagons


Our hair grows on average a half an inch a month, or six inches a year, barring any health disparities, so to say that we must have patience when it comes to hair growth is an understatement.


When I was on the transitioning journey - for the third time- I would just drool over photos of women sporting their natural hair and couldn't bare the wait until my hair was chemical free. I remember taking down my transition styles each month with anticipation, excited to see if by some miracle my new growth had grown over its usual 1/2 inch.


I was super excited when I came across Mane 'n Tail - now this wasn't the Mane 'n Tail they have on the store shelves today made for humans - this was the original straight from the farm bottle with directions telling me I could use it to condition and clean my hooves as well. I'll tell you I went through who knows how many bottles of that shampoo. But in the end I had the same results 1/2 inch of growth a month.


Nowadays, Mane 'n Tail has an entire line of products made for human hair and I have come across many testimonies stating how it actually helps people's hair to grow. Over the years of my natural hair journey I have also stumbled upon all other types of hair growth remedies or treatments.


With one quick search on the internet, you will come across various posts from at home growth remedies such as using garlic and onion juice on your scalp which are purported to work due to their high sulfur levels, to using a mixture of Cayenne pepper and castor oil or even vodka to grow your tresses.


Cayenne pepper has actually been used as a home remedy to grow hair for centuries. It is said to help improve blood circulation. The most bizarre remedy I have come across is the use of a bull semen conditioning treatment to grow hair, which to me sounds like an extreme act of desperation!


Now, while the at home remedies such as onions, garlic and cayenne pepper may not have any foreseen side effects, I would like to alert those seeking growth remedies to be cautious about using topical ointments such as Monistat 7 - yes the vaginal cream - and supplements. Be sure to consult a doctor before taking prenatal pills and/or biotin.


Also be cautions about using Monistat 7 or Minoxidil aka Rogaine. Although there are several YouTube videos that show great results with Monistat 7. There are also possible side effects such as Migraine headaches, tenderness/burning and extreme shedding once you stop using it.


There are also a great deal of testimonies of how the use of Minoxidil results in hair growth, but just as many more that state once people stop using it, just as with Monistat7, they experience hair loss. Side effects also include dizziness, irregular heart beat and chest pain.


Now as a side note those of us who have sought out and maybe even tried hair growth remedies are not alone, and actually hair growth remedies are nothing new. In fact, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used hair growth remedies, with ingredients ranging from pigeon droppings to animal fat. But all in all, to be on the safe side a healthy diet, exercise and patience are the best remedies for side effect-free healthy hair growth.




Live Strong.com - Natural Ways to Promote Hair Growth



UK Medix.com - Hair Loss Remedies



WebMd - Minoxidil

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-3503- Minoxidil+Top.aspx?drugid=3503&drugname=Minoxidil+Top


Thank you so much for reading our Monthly Newsletter.

Sahande Sy
ebraiding.net, LLC
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