Embrace YOUR Textured Journey!

Ive touched on this topic before in 5 Things to Consider Before You Decide To Do the BIG CHOP!. But I see alot of people who comment on my Instagram page and lots of others about how they cant wait until their hair gets to a certain length. Its great to be inspired and aspire because that is what this blog is all about. But to be honest, having natural hair and maintaining it is a lot of work. And if you’re a natural then you know this is true!

I dont know about everyone else but Im enjoying every bit of my texture and every bit of each stage. I have found the perfect oil to keep it moisturized during the day and I have FINALLY mastered the art of PROPER detangling. I love trying out new products to see what works for me and experimenting with new ways to style my TWA. I CAN wait to reach that lengthy stage because in all actuality I feel as if Ill be learning my hair all over again. And its taken me almost a year to perfect this stage. LOL

Im saying all this to say-Embrace YOUR Textured Journey. Learn what works for you hair and perfect a regimen thas good for you.

 

 

Peace!

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#BringBackOurGirls!

On April 16th, 230 African girls between the ages of 12 and 17 from their boarding school in Northeast Nigeria were kidnapped while taking school exams and taken to be sold as brides.  The young girls were kidnapped by the extremist al-Qaida-linked jihadi group Boko Haram. 43 of the young girls escaped and were able to return but their are still over 150 young Nigeria girls bring enslaved.   Its a shame to say that like the rest of the world, my first time hearing about this horrific event was just yesterday. In efforts to alert the higher chain of command of the US. Please sign this PETITION. While something should have been done weeks ago- Im hoping that something is done soon.     234

Lupita Nyong’o Wins Again!

Lupita Nyong’o has signed on as the New Ambassadress of Lancôme! Her year is not only proving to be very noteworthy but also LUCRATIVE. There is no doubt in my mind that in the last few months she has had a number of beaty, fashion and dacting roles to choose from. Her elegance, grace and style have been a forced to reckoned with- setting a new standard in the beauty world.

Nyong’o released a statement by the French beauty house, “I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Ads are set to be released in September. And I can bet that this is not the last that we will see from her. Im truly excited for her and cant wait for more to come from this beauty!

 

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3 Beauties, 1 Magazine.

Not one but three fearlessly natural beauties are gracing the May covers of  Essence magazine! Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange Knowles- all of who are amazing artists- are honored with three separate covers that hit the newstands on April 1st! Not only are the covers stunning but they capture each artist rocking their natural hair. These are for sure collector’s issues!

 

Below are the behind the scenes action for each of the ladies:

 

 

 

 

Stunning, right?

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U.S. Army Deems Braids, Afros And Twists ‘Unauthorized’ In New Grooming Policy

Hmmmmm……

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1 The U.S. Army is proposing a few changes to its grooming and appearance standards that many army vets have deemed discriminatory, particularly to women of color.

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According to reports, “Army Regulation 670-1” approved on March 6, restricts female soldiers from wearing most natural hair styles including “twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids”while deployed. For those who do not follow the guidelines, they will be forced to cut theses styles or wear wigs. Army veteran “Tonya” spoke with Al Jazeera and called the new rules, which aren’t officially implemented, “deliberate.” She said many of the natural hair styles serve a purpose for women who are deployed and don’t have access to maintenance products or tools.

“It’s very targeted because we all know who they’re talking about even though they never explicitly say the world ‘black’ or ‘African-American.’ We all know…

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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 5 Ivy League Schools Compete For DC Teen With 4.3 GPA

Inspiring! Go #AveryCoffey!

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Avery Coffey

Avery Coffey, a high school senior from one of the poorest parts of Washington D.C., is in high demand this college-acceptance season. The 17-year-old from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School was accepted to five of the top schools in the nation.

According to Fox DC, Coffey applied to five Ivy League universities, and amazingly he was accepted at all of them: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown.

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Coffey, who has a 4.3 grade point average, also received very generous financial aid packages from four of the five schools. (Harvard is still formulating their offer.) Although he hasn’t made up his mind yet, he said he’s leaning toward Penn or Harvard.

This was major news for the inner city student, who grew up in a single-parent household in D.C.’s…

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Job Hunting: Should you press your Natural tresses?

So I have the daunting task of searching for a new job. Anybody that has been in this position knows that this can be nerve racking! The idea of waking up each day and checking your inbox to see if anyone has gotten back to you. Or applying for hundreds of jobs that you think you may qualify for but not one of those companies gives you a callback. The process can lead you to drink. Seriously.

 

When I started, I was faced with a number of questions: How will they react to my hair? Should I straighten it? Push it back with a headband? Do I wear a wig? Will my hair affect me not getting this position? Will I catch them looking at my hair? And YES! All of these questions flew through my head at the same damn time.

I quickly pushed all of these thoughts out of my head because:

1. I LOVE my hair.

2: Theres no way Im going to apply heat to my hair everyday especially when Ive been on a no heat strike since July.

3. I dont have any extra money to buy a wig- not a good one anyway! Lol

4. My resume speaks for itself. If I can be passed over for a position because of my hair then I wasnt meant to work for that company anyway. (Cocky much? I guess. Lol)

In other words, the answer to all of my questions: I dont care. No. No. No. I dont care. I dont care. Lol

 

Let me hear from you! Any others have reservations about how their natural hair affects their professional appearance? I wanna know! 

 

Not at all close to what my mini Fro looks like but just as a reference... lol

Not at all close to what my mini Fro looks like but just as a reference… lol