BETTY CHAMBERS

Narcissism for Black Women: The Very Good and Healthy Expression of Deep Self-Love, and Extreme Self-Devotion. Why? Because It's Good For Ya! And Sometimes I Write about Natural Hair, Among Other Things


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Hair: Length Check and Bantu Knots

Note: My hair type is 4a-z, nappy, kinky, coily, cottony, soft, fine, moderately thick, and very very delicate. Time to check the hair length again! It grows so slow now-a-days. I’m still trying to figure out where that growth spurt a couple of years ago was due to. I had to cut off 1/2 an […]

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Turn I Loose: Afro, Locs, and other Styles

Note: This is just my opinion, people are free to wear their hair as they please, of course. All personal choices are valid. I rarely wear my hair loose. Is that a sign of shame? I was wondering if I hide my hair based on subconscious dislike of it. I wore it straight (flat ironed) […]

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Hair Again – The Vanity Check

I lurk on a number of hair boards. I’m surprised that there’s still a debate over hair types. Let me be specific: some black women (almost monthly) often wonder whether 100% African Americans (black parents and grand parents, allowing for multi-ethnic, multi-racial great-grandparents) can grow hair past their shoulders. My hair type might be what […]

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Bantu Knots Solves Itchy Scalp

It’s hard for me to believe, but it works! Since the weather turned dryer and colder, my two-strand twists hair style was growing more irritating by the day. I couldn’t stand it anymore. My scalp itched so bad, I was like a dog with fleas. I tried light dabs of castor oil. When that failed, […]

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