“You’re so exotic, you should date white men”. Seriously?

It is interesting how many times I hear this statement. We’re a quarter of the way through 2017, and I am still hearing these quips. It makes me think that maybe we’re not as an advanced a society as we’d like to think we are.

There is a level of racial stereotyping when it comes to such statements that leaves me deflated and robbed of my personality and many of the qualities that make me who I am. Momentarily, I am reduced to an exotic creature that needs to be claimed by an owner who appreciates exoticism.
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Rocking your Teeny Weeny Afro 

You’ve big chopped and are now faced with a styling natural hair dilemma. You’re in luck because its all smooth sailing from here. The best part about my TWA was…wash and go. My wash day routine was simple. I could wash, moisturize, rub my flat palm gently on my hair and I was ready to head out (not forgetting a popping lip colour). Continue reading “Rocking your Teeny Weeny Afro “

Wrap it Up

I have a 3 day work week, yay. I wore head wraps for the three days. Mostly, because I didn’t want to touch my hair, while keeping my kinks tucked away in two strand twists. I had someone ask me if I was wearing a head wrap because I was having a bad hair day (LOL). That got me thinking about wrapped heads and choice, and here we are.

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DIY Face Treatments are not for Everyone

The interwebs are full of everything. Every little thing, short of how to perform your own heart transplant surgery.

In comes…”how to get rid of your acne in 5 days” and because you’re loving all things natural, you decide you’ll try a couple of DIY recipes for your skin. You being me that is. Suffice to say, DIY face treatments are not for everyone and they certainly are not for me.

DIY face mask

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Embracing my 4C Natural Hair

Started from the bottom now we’re ‘hair’…started from the bottom now my whole team… 😉. Whew! You’re probably cringing at that (poor Drake),  but I am running low on creative juices. Either way I am doing a lil dance in my head. Let’s get serious.
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Transitioning to Natural Hair 

A big part of being natural is letting go. Transitioning allows you to ease into your natural hair until you’re ready for the plunge. It is after all an important decision which I needed to take slowly. Transitioning starts from the moment that you decide to stop chemically treating your hair. You then allow your natural hair to grow without chemicals and the chemically treated hair is pushed to the ends. I transitioned for about 7 months before my big chop.  It was quite difficult styling my hair during this transition phase but protective styling (my go to box braids) helped. I also tried to style my own hair in between protective styles and ended up using head bands often. Continue reading “Transitioning to Natural Hair “