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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stop Telling me To Perm My Hair

I have been a napturalist for a year next month, i will post my one year update then. I am very happy about the progress that I have made, so I have taken to wearing my hair in its natural state instead of putting weave in like I normally do. I just woke up one morning and was tired of the process of having to put weave in my hair, and leaving it in for so long, I was just tired of it. Since I have been wearing my natural hair people have been less than accepting of the look. Making comments like, "your hair is so thick it would look so good permed", "why don't you straighten your hair". Mind you, these are people who have either been perming or straightening their hair for years and now have a big mess of damaged, brittle, frizzy broken hair. My response to you is, I am natural for a reason. I like looking like this, I like having healthy hair, I refuse to damage my hair for the sake of conformity. My hair is healthy, I love it, and I refuse to be dependent on a flat iron, perms, or weaves because I want to conform to societies depiction of beauty! This is my idea of beauty so get over it.

Do you think people take way too much interest in your hair or the way you look?

Friday, May 20, 2011

How To Be Natural Pt 1

I am proud to say that it will be one year next month that I have been natural. The journey has not been an easy one for me, I have been struggling for a while to accept the new natural me. I have to admit that I have thought about perming my hair on multiple occasions but the thought of having a year of discipline and hardwork destroyed by relapsing back to the creamy crack has kept me happily nappy. Not only have I gone natural with my hairI have also tried to change my entire lifestyle to incorporate more healthy habits.
Here are a few tips on How To Be Natural:
  1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day - Our bodies are made up of 75 percent water, which is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients into the cell. It also detoxifies and regulates our body temperature. 
  2. Eat plenty of vegetables - Even First Lady Michelle Obama thinks this is super important. Vegetables help us to fight off the signs of aging, lower our risk of cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease. I can certainly get over the taste of broccoli if it means I can stay young forever.
  3. Exercise - We all know that exercise is important but not many of us are willing to do it. I would much rather sit at home watching television than get on the treadmill, the thought of exercise scares me. I know that's terrible to say but that's how I feel. All feelings aside, I know that the health benefits of exercise are far more important than being a couch potato. Exercise helps to reduce the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, premature death. Its also a great way to lose exercise. Knowing that wouldn't you much rather jump on the treadmill than veg out.

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    Hope this helps, stay tuned for part two and don't forget to subscribe.