Long time no post!!! Yup life has been crazy with responsibilities. I hope everyone who is reading this is doing well and getting ready to wrap up 2017 and head into 2018 with a new outlook and positivity. As for me, I am planning to make a major decision that will make 2018 a bang, and a totally new start. Like always see you guys at the next post and make sure to leave a comment below!!!
😳😳 Soooooo I just seen a YouTube video of a young lady, relaxing the perimeter of her head to have laid edges. Just her edges are relaxed but the rest of her hair is still natural. I understand that edge control doesn’t work for everyone, but is it really that serious? Watch the video below and let me know your thoughts below by leaving a comment below.
I have been getting a lot of follow invites both on Twitter and Instagram about hair supplements. Even some of my good friends have tried to get me to join their Hairfinity 30 day, challenges which I am always declining. My question do these hair growth supplements like Hairfinity really work, or is this a placebo effect? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
I Love supporting natural hair vloggers and bloggers. But when they start pushing a lot of products, or when I see a parade of products as their background when watching a YouTube video. It just makes me want to unsubscribe. I rather subscribe and support a bloggers or vloggers who has a main product that he or she uses as a main staple product. Me personally I can’t believe what your saying or trying to push because a company is paying you to use their product, to me your words are being purchased and bought. That’s just my opinion, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.
So the Today Show has this new segment they have been doing all week long titled “Curl Power” by Dove. When I saw this segment I became excited, that the Today Show will be talking about curly hair which means they will talk about natural hair. Well peeps so far I have been disappointed once again. So far in each segment I have only seen women with looser curly hair on each segment mostly Caucasian women, Hispanic women, and Biracial women. Which is nothing wrong with that, I love seeing women of all races embrace their natural hair. I just wish and was hoping to see an African-American woman who have kinky coily hair, be feature on the segment as well. Having and African-American woman with tighter curl or coils embracing her natural hair. Would have spoken loudly for the African-American community, because of the serious issue of hair among our community. Recently I twitted out my concern about the Today Show segment, using the hash tag #CurlPower. Below is the response I received from Dove.
I didn’t respond back to Dove because in my mind I was like okay cool Dove saw my response, and probably would make a point to feature women with different type of curly hair. But I was wrong again, today’s segment was more of the same. My question is what is it about coily kinky hair, that us kinky hair chicks can’t get equal representation on TV, or even in the stores when it comes to hair products? Yes I know we have natural hair bloggers and vloggers, but I will like and hope to see more people who have hair like me in mainstream media rocking their natural kinky hair. Please leave comment below, I really want to hear your thoughts on this.
While I was transitioning I was never one who cared about this whole protective style hoopla. I will just washing my hair, put in leave-in conditioner, put on my silk bonnet on and call it a day. As I was repeatedly doing this horrible routine I notice minor breakage, and I was waisting my time doing my hair causing me to be late for work. So I decided okay I’m going to take this protective style serious, if I want my long hair back. I started to properly wash my hair and seal the moisture in and twisting my hair at night. As I woke up in the morning to get ready for work, styling my hair was not a hassle. But I notice twist outs were not working for me, my twist outs never came out right. I remember reading a blog that someone said depending your curl pattern of your hair, twist outs may not be a good option for you so try braid outs. So I decided to braid my hair as my protective style, once I did my braid out. Let my tell you I was soooooo freaking happy with the results. I just stared in the mirror for 10 minutes and was like ooh I can style my hair like this, I can do a half up half down look, so many quick pinup options. I was so happy with my braid out results, but most importantly my curl pattern was so defined, my curls were poppin. I also notice ever since I incorporated a protective style routine, I keep my hands out my hair a lot now, which for me is leading to less breakage. I also notice hair growth, I don’t know if that due to keeping my hair braided up or what. But length retention is my goal if I want tailbone length hair, protective style is the way for me!!! So at the end of the day protective styling is now a staple for me at all times. What is your protective style routine? Leave a comment below letting me know, I want to read your routines!!
So in 6 days I would have been fully natural for 4 months. So far my experience has been positive, I do get the occasional eye rolls and what the heck is going on with her hair? I have come across what I like to call the delusional black females who thinks the European standard of beauty is the right way, asking me why don’t you perm your hair? You will get more attention from guys and you will look better. Even with the negative opinions about my hair, I have gain so much inner humbling confidence in myself that it makes me sick lol. Also going natural has made me to learn how to do my own hair and learn different natural hairstyles, because I have no money to be paying someone to do my hair lol. With that said I have notice cracks in the natural hair community.
Which has made me ask myself what is going on with the natural hair community these days? Why are we discriminating hair types? Is the hair typing system that crucial? Why do we have separation in the natural hair community? Why do some naturals feel the need to down people who choose to perm their hair? Why are naturals competing with each other on who has the best natural hair? These are some of the issues that I have notice since going natural, and I feel these issues will bring down the natural hair community. Please leave a comment below about what you think about the state of the natural hair community?
Checkout this video let me know what you think.
I just love this video and song by Sia Chandelier!!! I love the fact that Sia is not in her own video and has this little girl dancing, just makes me understand the video and lyrics even more and its different. It’s so affective and so artistic I just love it!!! I wish I was a dancer, I love watching this type of dance style.
Only few people can speak words that will stop you in your tracks, and speak to your heart. When that time comes all you can do is just stop, listen and let those words move you and settle in your heart. For me that time came when I came across a YouTube video of, Denzel Washington giving a group of students a very motivating and spiritual speech. Just stop and listen!!!!