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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.
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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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!
Dealing with a full work load, a inquisitive little boy and trying to start and maintain a business is VERY challenging. I wanted to relax and unwind after a stressful day and I thought to myself ‘I havent taken a bath in awhile.’ I normally just jump in the shower everyday- Quick fast and get it out of the way but theres NOTHING like a nice hot bath to sooth the soul. The ingredients for this detox bath are easy and most of us have these things laying around the house and tucked away in the cabinets and closets anyway.
1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of baking soda
1 cup of epsom salt
5 to 8 drops of lavender essential oil
A glass of your favorite wine (optional- and this does NOT go in the tub lol)
Personally, I like my bath water to be scorching hot from the start. I let it cool a bit, lit a couple of candles, turned on my shower speaker and jumped right in. I could immediately feel the effects. Together each component works together to eliminate pain, improve your immune system, relieve stress and leave your skin silky smooth. Like with any detox bath- the ingredients are meant to draw impurities out and will without a doubt leave you with a feeling of fatigue. Its best to use this detox before turning in for the night. Ive made a promise that I will use this detox method twice a month.
If you have any other ways you like to detox then please share and after you try this one, please come back and share your experience.
Since going back natural, I have read that sometimes your hair can change in texture. Just as soon as I was getting used to being a cool 4C. I discovered that its actually changing into more of a 3C/4A/4C with a couple of annoying 2A pieces in there. Im not too certain on whether this has something to do with my change in regimen or my experiment with new products but I may as well embrace it!
Whats your hair type or types? And have you been experiencing any changes? Please share!
My Pretty Natural has launched a tshirt campaign on TeeSpring to raise funds for their all natural product line! Exciting, right!? I think so! Please go and show your support and purchase a tee. We have a certain quota to reach before the tshirts can be printed and shipped so we need your help in reaching that goal! Feel free to email email@example.com if you have questions!
Thank you in advance!!
The LOC Method has been proven over time to help your hair retain moisture. In my previous post, I said that once you Big Chop your hair can become very dry. The LOC Method is a sure-fire way to keep your tresses moisturized. I practice these steps in the morning when I wake up and repeat these steps before I go to bed.
The Lis for LIQUID. I keep a spray bottle filled with water. So Im ready to spritz at any time of the day. And when Im at work, everytime I use the restroom, I throw some water in my hair. Lol
The O is for OIL. I am a firm believer that my Ancient Secrets Hair Oil is whats giving me the tremendous growth on my hair. And until you’ve seen what my hair looked like before as in comparison to now- You cant tell me ANY different. The ingredients in this magical mixture include: Aloe Vera, T- Tree oil, Jojoba, Ginger, Organic Coconut, Egyptian Basil, Egyptian Fennel and Olive Oil. Each of these essential oils is broken down to prevent any irritation or burning to the skin.
The C is for Creme or Cream. This can mean many different things to many different people. Ive found what works for me and is Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding. Just a dollop of this on my hair will leave it feeling soft and lightweight all day! Not to mention it smells great!
Using these three things daily has made an impact on the health of my hair and the way it looks and feels. If practiced regularly, you can begin to see the difference too.
Any of my fellow naturalistas follow this method? What products do you use? Please share!
Last month I told yall that I would certainly be waiting and ready to catch me a VIP curlBOX Membership this month. Well! I just received that good ol’ faithful monthly email saying that Membership will be opening up THIS Saturday at 3pm EST! Anybody who has been waiting to get one- Dont miss your chance this weekend!