Starting today BGLH will doing regular interviews with naturals who live and work in the spotlight.
Luna Angel is an LA-based singer who has opened for major artists like The Wailers and shared the stage with Third World, Buju Banton, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Floetry and Toots and the Maytals. Her sophomore album is forthcoming.
Photo Credit: William Springfield
Photo Credit: William Springfield
Where you from? Where you reppin?
L: I was born in Marin, raised in Mendocino California, spent time in the Bay Area and I’m now currently based in Hollywood. I come from a Jamaican mother and a Sephardic-Jew father. I am officially a Californian. As far as “reppin” I’d have to say Nor Cal.
In your own words, describe what you do.
L: I am a singer/songwriter currently finishing up my second album. Very excited about it! Working with a great team. In terms of style I’d have to say its Pop/R&B.…I have grown a lot with this project, musically,
emotionally and spiritually.
What inspires you?
L: Life experiences, day to day life, struggle, the creator. I lost my only brother/sibling recently to an ATV accident, so his spirit and message are huge parts of my work.
Why did you go natural?
L: I’ve had my dreads for 11 years. My mother used to comb my hair and I would cry every time… It was not that my mom was harsh with the comb, I was just (as they say) “tender headed”. As I got older it was a choice for change and also an extension of my spirituality. The maintenance was less and I tend to be lazy when it comes to the upkeep of my hair lol.
My entire family has locks, but I chose later on to grow them. My father, who’s locks almost touch the ground, lived in India amongst Sadu holy men. My mother started hers later on in life as a part of her Jamaican heritage and spirituality. My uncle on my mother’s side is the lead guitarist for the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers. So Bob’s music and message played a huge part in my home growing up. I spent many months visiting my family in Jamaica. The rebellious message of the Rastafarians intrigued me. Dreads in the Bay Area are also a wide spread fashion nowadays. Living in Hollywood, it is not such a style.…so I enjoy being somewhat of an outcast in that regard. I am also not attached to my dreads, I do have plans on cutting them some time, when that is.…I have no idea.
What’s your hair regimen?
L: I moisturize my scalp every time I get out of the shower, or just the front of my head where the roots tend to be more dry from the water. I moisturize my scalp with Sulfur 8 Fresh Medicated Anti-dandruff Moisturizing Hair Lotion because it doesn’t leave residue where as oil attracts dust and lint. Dreads tend to accumulate dandruff, so the zinc ingredient in the solution works against dandruff build up.
I shampoo with Aveda Malva Shampoo and when styling my hair I use Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Treatment. After moisturizing, on the top of my hair I apply a light layer of hair gel (too much gel can create residue), I wrap my hair with a synthetic cloth hair wrap (so the hair can breath) and leave for about 10 minutes. Another hair gel I highly recommend is Magnetic Attraction Styling Gel by Giovanni Magnetic Hair Care. Made from all natural ingredients, can be found in your local health food store and is reasonably priced.
What is your personal mantra?
L: God is love.
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