So its been a while since I’ve even opened my blog, can’t say I have a good enough reason for being away but maybe my creative juices have been dry. But today I felt a need to say something thanks to YouTube comments.
This is going to be a mini rant on Racism be warned.
Okay, first check out this video;
Then I highlight a few comments;
Hmmm, makes you wonder doesn’t it…
- Wait, 86% of rape will reduce just by vaporizing all black people? How come no one else has thought of this before. The world will be a Utopia without black people. Lets start the witch hunt, where did I put my pitchfork and match sticks.
- Black people have a low IQ. Awesome. All those black people with awards, PhD and honor degrees you were conned, return them immediately to the source.
- Women with 6 to 8 children from 6 to 8 different men. Wow! I am missing alot of my family member. Dear http://www.familytree.com, Where is my family?
According to these people, blacks are evil incarnate and we should all be locked into one continent where we can harm ourselves as much as we want.We are promiscuous, dumb, thieves and beggars and we should all be rounded up, put in a boat and sent on back to wherever we came from.
I just can’t understand the racist beliefs some people hold. It’s simplistic thinking to typecast an entire race based on the doings of a small portion. Yes, black people complain about slavery but they have a right to since it happened to them and their ancestors and because of that the vast majority of countries that were enslaved have low economic growth hence all the aid they are given by economic giants cause they are neighborly and to boost relations cause they might have resources that they don’t.
If you ship all black people to Africa and as Africans we unite and refuse your imports where would you get a market? The all white continents wont be richer and safer now, huh? Cause no market means no money, no money means a rise in crime rate, which means you would have jumped from the frying pan to the fire.
I still believe we should bring back some Old Testament kind of punishments for people who spew hate that might be construed as facts by others.
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Sorry for coming back with a rant on eww issues like this but that writing stick hits when you least expect it. Anyway, missed you all so much and I can’t wait to catch up with you all.
So at the beginning of last year I shaved my head. (Ahhhh so scary). If you were with me then you know all the gory details. If you weren’t, then let me cry on your shoulder a bit, I GOT A BAD DYE JOB AND MY HAIR FELL OFF. For more details, before I start wailing, check it out here bad dye jobs and hair growth remedies .
Anyway, so I was going to do a progress report with pictures, but since am at work and taking selfies on company time is seriously frowned upon, it won’t have pictures. I will update them soon though.
So down to business, I shaved off about 80% of my hair in February, I had an almost shoulder length bob then. Progress after almost a year; My hair is longer that it was before. I gained back all the length and a little more. Its now up to shoulder length. Am rocking that Afro like nobodies business. 😛
Things I’ve realized through out my journey…
- My hair was so badly damaged before and I didn’t even know it. I have been relaxing my hair since I was in class 2 which I think is the equivalent of 2nd grade.The effects of it had left my hair thin and weak, which made it easy to break off. Hence I was having minimal growth retention and scalp problems all the time. Now, my hair has life so to speak. It rarely falls off and if you discount last weekend where I got a free conditioner sample and like an idiot tried it. My hair fell off and became brittle but my saving joy, coconut and avocado oil. Its back to almost normal and lets just say even with that experience my hair has never felt this great. Moral; don’t use free samples!
- Mini braids work best (for me) as a protective style. Everyone I talked to emphasized doing protective styling to help maintain your hair. Its good to find what works for you and not try everything out there. Why it works for me? I don’t have to keep disturbing my hair with new styles everyday. It’s easy to manage. Easy access when washing and applying oils and creams. I ensure the products I use reach every strand and my scalp. Moral; Find what works for you.
- Lastly, don’t expect results overnight. Don’t get drawn in by catchy marketing ad’s and use all products that promise instant growth. Nothing really does. Moral; Don’t believe the hype.
My advice from the lessons I’ve learned.
- Try simple things, like the LOC method (Liquid – Oil – Cream) which helps keeps your hair moisturized.
- Find good shampoos and conditioners that don’t leave your hair dry and brittle. That is, stay away from products with sulfates and paraben.
- Always detangle your hair while wet. It eases the process and offers less breakage.
- Protective styling is a must, especially if your hair is natural. It lessens the amount of stress to your hair which in turn helps you retain length.
That’s pretty much it for this very long post. The longest I’ve done so far I think. Making this a new milestone as well the celebration of my hair growth 😀
Have a good Friday people. Also comment and give insights on your hair journey and experiences I would love to hear from you.
Giving you messed up plans for the weekend.
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