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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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Natural Hair: Slicking It Back

I like this look. It’s easy to maintain and great for hair of all lengths and types. Although I can’t pull a brush through my hair like that. πŸ™‚ I’m a subscriber to MsVCharles’s YouTube channel, because of her demeanor and attitude: very cheerful. BTW, Peace and Blessings on this Good Friday. πŸ˜€

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Happy Holidays: Hair Again – The Vanity Check

It’s been two years – I think – since I did a length check. It’s been a long time since I flat ironed my hair. I used a low temperature. This will be my last length check, and putting up of online photos, since I am finally satisfied with my hair. It has never been […]

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2nd to My Obsession with Men Is Natural Hair and the Blow-Out

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Natural Hair: Roller Set and Silk Wrap

I have to try this. I love her results. Except no matter what foam I use, my hair ends up hard. Maybe I will find a light weight oil to mix with it – like Coconut and some Shea Butter.

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Headache Sunday and the Ponytail

Headache My head is killing me. I woke up with a hell of a headache. I cannot tell if it is the weather, a head cold, or having too much heat on. I cannot be dehydrated, because I drink a lot of tea, maybe I need to drink warm water after every cup of tea. […]

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Hair: travel style, observations, and conditioner concoction

Returning to Normalcy (Yawn) and Travel Observations In September, I was away for nearly three (3) weeks, and honestly, it was a downer to return. I never used to feel that way. I used to be so happy to be back in America it wasn’t funny. This was the first time I realized I could […]

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Rapunzalima, Rapunzalima Let Down Your Weave

Went out to a mall a few miles away with my Mother. It’s always a challenge when I go out to eat. At this particular chain (TGI Fridays), they provide no information on their website as to how many calories their food has. It was the only eatery I could find on my GPS, otherwise […]

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Blog Post for Friday: Deep Conditioning / My Own Concoction

Washed my hair this evening. Oh, I love washing it too much. Yet, I have to. I work out daily. And who wants to be engaging with people with a stinky head? It’s so not cool. I made up a deep conditioning concoction. Made my hair so soft and smooth. Ummm. My hair loves oil […]

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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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Black Woman: Another Milestone in Corporate America

This is Ursula Burns, who will become the first female (of African descent) of a major American Corporation. Per the New York Times: Ms. Burns is the first African-American woman to run a company this large. Xerox reported revenue of $17.6 billion in 2008. By the way, I put her picture here for a reason: […]

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Hair Paranoia: Oprah Winfrey and the Rest of Us

The above image I “stole” from the Huffington Post. I don’t know who the photographer is. Sorry. Wow! Imagine one of the only topic a twit(s) on Twitter could think of was to tell Oprah that her weave looks nice. She promptly had to tell the entire world that the so-called-weave was actually her own […]

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Hair Again: Rough and Dry Ends

Please note: I dislike tagging my personal pictures, but I’ve discovered they are being used. I was never asked about it. I never gave permission. These are my hair ends. I’ve flat ironed a few times. I blow dry my hair nearly all the time, and I am pleased to see the teeny-tiny-itty-bitty curls come […]

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Hair A Few More: Leave-In Conditioners

Hair Length Goal I did not have a particular hair length goal before. I simply wanted to know how to treat my hair well, and to be satisfied with the results. I’ve worn my hair natural (without relaxers, perms, or any other kind of toxic chemicals) most of my life. My styling and treatment of […]

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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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Airlines, the TSA, and Post-Mardi Gras Thoughts

Well, I ate as much Moon Pie and candy as I could tolerate and them some. Caught a few stuffed bears and dolls, and lots and lots of beads! Wheeeee! I had an awesome time. The candy was handy on the plane ride(s) back. My throat was so dry and ticklish: I caught a cold […]

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Brain Dump Tuesday

Exposing the Hair I’m looking for a weekly style in which I can wear my hair un-braided, uncovered and exposed. Perhaps a Bantu-knot twist-out, braid-out, or something. Weekly or bi-weekly flat ironing is a big no-no. Expose my hair to the elements? Phew, I shudder at the thought. My hair doesn’t take to the air […]

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My Hair: It’s Too Black!

On Christmas Day, I flat ironed my hair. The day before I washed and deep, deep, deep conditioned it. I’m actually sorry I didn’t take a picture (see an example below). No big deal. Next time I straighten, and / or curl my hair, I will take one. I simply enjoy the comparison shots. I […]

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Hair Again – Vanity Check – hair washing routine

Oh, joy. Washing hair is a drag in the winter. I prefer to wash in warm weather, it is easier to do, because I don’t worry about a completely dry scalp. Unlike other mortal beings, I can’t walk about with a damp scalp. It must be nearly bone dry. Last I’ve checked my hair length […]

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Hair Care: Weaves

Company History In 1998, L’Oreal (French) purchased Soft Sheen, a company owned and managed by African-Americans, which targeted the “ethnic” hair market. Making the move to dominate this market, L’Oreal followed up with the purchase of Carson, Inc. The resulting brand was SoftSheen-Carson. Today, weaves are an open secret. I didn’t catch onto weaves until […]

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Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel

I don’t hype products; that’s not the purpose of this blog. However, I am a happy woman when I find something that works. And Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel works! My hair is kinky, not in the least curly. Outside of an old school jherri curl, I didn’t think I could have any. Well, […]

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