Tracy Oliver (the witty brain behind Girls Trip) produced the comedy series in which Meagan Good wears her hair in her distinctive goddess locs. Her reddish-brown strands are amazing to see. “My hair represents how I’m feeling in a given season,” Good explains. “It’s a true kind of self-expression.” My hair had become purple.
My sides and back have been shaved. I used to have goddess locs. I’ve had pixie hairstyles. I used to be blonde. I’ve become a strawberry brown color. I’ve experimented with it in a variety of ways.”
The Think Like a Man actress isn’t always inspired by current trends; she loves to set them. Her goddess locs, which are distinguished from more typical locs owing to their curly ends, are one of her go-to styles in Harlem. Good and hairstylist Dr. Kari Williams originally designed the look in 2015, with Lisa Bonet as inspiration. “Some people have dreadlocks, but I wanted locs with natural curls,” she explains. “We made that. Following that, Halle Berry, Tyra Banks, Willow Smith, and others began to wear them.”
That’s why she recently founded Good Girl Wraps by Meagan Good, a brand for women who want larger-sized hair wraps for protective styles or thick hair the multihyphenate is a real boss with many interests, much like her Harlem character, Camille. “This is the first time I’ve played a character that is so weird, off-beat, and similar to who I am that I don’t get to show,” Good says. “Every single character is someone I haven’t seen depicted in this way before.” Despite the fact that it is a program concentrated on Bl-ack women—and there are a few of them—they are truly distinctive.” In this segment of Wash Day Diaries, she discusses her favorite products for keeping her natural hair healthy and hydrated.
My hair is now bleached blonde. I’m using shampoo and conditioner from OrganiGrowHairCo, a young Bl-ack lady who runs her own business. She always has the greatest things the purple shampoo is fantastic since it keeps my hair nourished and prevents da-mage.
Dr. Kari, who handles my goddess locks, and Jasmine Ashley, who does my blonde looks, both have deep-conditioning treatments and products from their brands. Jasmine’s is called Bathe Oil, and she uses it in the same basin as the bleach she uses on her blonde hair. Again I use it as maintenance every now and then. During the epidemic, I worked hard to get my hair to bob length. When I applied the Bathe Oil, my hair went crazy it was amazing. She prepares it at home and completes all of the tasks in her living room.
I normally give my hair a little blow-dry. H-ot Tools provides a number of wonderful goods that have helped me in the past. Then I’ll use my pressing comb and my Jasmine Ashley’s flatiron to even down my edges.
When I want to lay down my sides, the Bed Head stick comes very handy.
I don’t use many things, but it’s good to have something that you can use a very small amount of and it will do the job well.
Baby Talcum Powder
I try not to have too much product in my hair since I like it to be natural and not always clean. I like it when it accumulates natural oils, but I don’t put too much in it. When it starts to accumulate oils, I use a little baby powder and an open bristle brush to get the oil out of it. Many dry shampoos are sprays or have wetness to them, which I can’t do because my hair is naturally curly.
I conceived the idea for Good Girl Wraps after discovering a 15-year-old headwrap that I had never worn and thinking, “Oh, this might be able to keep my locs a bit longer.” I was having difficulty working out. When I placed my hair in a bun, it would fall down and get in my face during certain workouts. I couldn’t sleep well at night, and if my hair got in my face, it would irritate my forehead or cheeks. So I used this wrap, and it was perfect. People were asking me, “What, what is this wrap?” as I was filming fitness videos. How did you manage to get by? “Can you tell me where I can obtain one?”
That discussion went on for over a year, and I had no idea where it came from. So I decided to make my own in the same design, but with the added feature of being able to adjust to your body’s temperature. It will cool your head down if you’re overheated after exercising out. It will warm your head if you are chilly. I needed it to be satin and silk, as well as material that would prevent br-eakage and seal in moisture, among other things. It really took off during the epidemic because so many nurses wore dreadlocks, locs, braids, or plain huge curly hair. They required it to wrap it up in a manner that was easy for them and wouldn’t irritate or give them pain.