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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: 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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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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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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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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Garnier Fructis

Dry Hair Everyone has different hair requirements. I am a 4a-z with hair that is fine, medium density, kinky, coily, textured, cottony, or nappy. It is rarely hard and never coarse. Did I mention how fragile and delicate my hair is? I envy people who can comb, flat iron, and blow dry nearly every day. […]

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Hair Matters: Don’t Do it Again

Trying Something New I went against my own credo to leave my hair alone and stop experimenting. Out of curiosity – because I’m always curious – I decided to try something new: leave conditioner in my hair. Now, I’m asking myself: Why did I do that? I did it, because I wanted to see if […]

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Hair Dryers: I Own Three

The Bonnet I believe in going easy on my hair by not manipulating it too much. I might comb it weekly, biweekly, or more. However, I don’t ascribe to the belief that naturals should walk around with a damp or wet head. Perhaps if I lived in a hot climate, instead of the northeast, I […]

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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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Hair at End of Year: Did I Make Progress?

I suppose these are pictures of progress. I don’t see much of it. I blow dry to get a little stretch. That’s the case in all of the pictures. Going by the rule of half an inch a month, I thought that by December I’d gain at least 4 inches. Well, if I did, I […]

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Hair Confession: Nappy Head Check vs Relaxed

I do not believe that black women who do not relax / perm their hair are more politically or socially aware, or even nicer / friendlier than those who do. Nope. People are complex, complicated beings. A hair style doesn’t tell me anything about them. I think a number of people do make interesting assumptions. […]

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