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I got my hair braided in circles!! Images inside

  • I went to get my hair done. It cost me 60 dollars.  I got my hair braided in circles. I love thie style.  Its new and different.

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My very short pixie hairstyle is suitable for my oval face shape!

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It was a long drawn out process to get my hair done. At first my hair wouldn’t go straight or form curls. Now it does both. I went to a hairstylist. She used Pravana Detox Shampoo to remove any residue from my hair. Then, she used the PRavana Vivids Color Protect Conditoner and added castor oil to it. The castor oil was added due to my porous hair. The ratio was
2 tablespoons of conditioner to the 1/2 tablespoon of castor oil. She let the conditioner process under the dryer for 20 minutes. She rinsed my hair first with luke warm water, then cold water. Then, she styled my hair as usual into a pixie style. Oh, and let me not forget. SHe clipped my split ends. The style suited my oval shaped face. It was definitely meant for me to have. All you see is design. I have it curled in the smallest curls. The curls hug my head.
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Here I am Sporting the Crimps Hairstyle for all eyes to see!


I love curls. Curls are even better than braids. hare lady-like and elegant.

I just want to show them off, put them on display for everyone to see.

Now I can curl my own hair and even do flip curls. I just never tried doing

crimps. I actually had my hair crimped professionally. The hairstylist

shampooed and conditioned my hair, gave me a deep conditioning

under the dryer, and blow dried it. She crimped it. I didn’t know if

I had to have a relaxer to get crimps.

This is my first time having crimps. I love the wavy, crimpy look.

It suits me. I got many compliments around campus. It made me feel

so good to hear the compliments. I felt even better knowing how I love

my hair and the compliments continue each day . I will be getting crimps

again in the future. I got the this hairstyle done Tuesday NOvember 19, 2013.

It’s just a few days before my birthday on November 24th. I got this done

as a birthday present to myself. How rewarding it is to get

my hair done.



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What did slaves use when they didn’t have hair supplies?


We all know slaves were denied many things. So what would they use if they

didn’t have things we use today? Dr. Amerson took the time to state what slaves used

to replace what they did not have. She says slaves used a table fork to comb their

hair. We know that today we use a variety of combs to comb our hair like detangling,

picks, wood,rattail,etc. Hairbrushes are used to style a person’s hair. The

first kitchen utensil used by slaves to curl their hair was a table knife heated on

the stove. This was all they had.

Technology advanced us to the point where we could use hair rollers, pin

curls, curling irons of various types. Slaves used cornmeal, grits, and powdered

charcoal to clean their hair back then. Now, hair companies offer shampoos to color treated hair, dry hair, oily hair, volumizing

hair, chemically treated hair, hair restoration, hair thinning, etc. They cater to your needs.

Head and body lice was a major problem for slaves.SLAVES slept in barns on the hay where animals slept and this transmitted lice to their hair and body. Today, head lice are almost unheard of in the African American communities.

Slaves used warm bacon grease on their scalp as an oil in the past.  Now hair care manufacturers have multiple types of soothing scalp oils to lubricate and moisturize the scalp. Slaves used dishwater to wash their hair. It was believed

that the nutrients in the dishwater would make their hair healthier. Currently, we have a filtered water system. A few

consumers want rainwater. Most people can get clean hair and scalp from a filtered water system.

The braid patterns in hair was symbolic to female slaves. It was symbolic if she was mourning, getting married, or

a high priestess. Yet, today wearing a sculptured braid design is not symbolic. It ‘s known as a creative way of wearing braids.

On the other hand, many tribes  in Africa still keep their culture going by wearing  symbolic braid patterns, specific hair color,

feathers, hand crafted hair accessories,and others.

The male slaves received hair cuts on the front porch in the past. Today we have barber shops and hair salons who offer

haircuts by licensed professionals Sanitation and Sterilization Laws are enforced to protect the public.

Now you have been educated on a lesson in what slaves used. They had to substitute when they did not have the real thing.  It

had to be tough doing all this substituting.I wonder how the substituted version makes their hair? THank God for today’s

version so we humans don’t have to suffer or to lack .


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Some tips for blow drying the hair

“You need a great hairstyle for that great outfit. THus, you’ll get that balance.”

Blow-dryer III

There is the right way to do something and the wrong way to do something.

When it comes to our hair and other things, we should do it the right way

right away. Hair tends to need special treatment. We can’t just ignore it.

We need to take care of it just like we take care of other things.

We can’t always just fly through the hair styling process. We

must take care of the hair we have to maintain it or increase it.

  • When you go to a hair salon, take a lesson with an expert. 
  • Learn what it is this person is doing to get the same look you want when blow dried.
  • If you let your hair air dry before you use a blow dryer, this can minimize hair 


  • Blow dry down your hair shaft and this will give you smoother locks.
  • Keep the blow dryer about 10 inches away from your hair when you want to remove moisture.
  • keep the blow dryer 6 inches away when styling to cut down on heat damage.
  • Don’t focus on one section of hair for too long.
  • Keep the blow dryer moving.
  • Don’t blow dry your hair upside down.
Once you understand how to avoid breakage, then you can avoid the headache of hair loss.
Also, you can unwind and sit back and relax instead.
well, now that you know the ways to blow dry your hair you can practice them. Make it a
habit. You always have something to remember. I wish I would have known these tips
a long time ago. The important thing now though, is that I know. I see areas where
I can improve in my hair such as the growth. It’s thick, but it can be thicker. Also,
I’d like to give my hair some shape. Are ya’ll satisfied with your hair or do you
feel that you need improvement? Let me know. Thanks for reading!
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Prodigyrls is a collection of professional career oriented black dolls to inspire black children!

Black dolls

Prodigyrls is a new thing…not like what I’ve ever heard
before. The name itself sounds like a success. I would love
to see a commercial of it. It sounds like something that
could form trends. People everywhere will be asking
did you get your prodigyrls dolls yet?

The reason why I love Prodigyrls is because it shows
little black girls that they are special. I mean they grow
up to be the MOST beautiful women anyways. We are
watched for our uniqueness……let that settle in your
mind. Take it and run with it like a baseball player
doing a homerun.

Prodigyrls is a line of dolls with real genuine facial
features, skin tones, hair, and has many accomplishments
along with them.

Nicole is a black doll which has brown skin and thick
curly hair. She wears pink scrubs and a white lab coat.

Janelle is a black chef doll…she is very enthusiastic about
diet and excercise.

Joy is all about justice. She has a honey colored tone and
golden brown type of wavy hair.

Denise is a black doll interested in chemistry…Why?
She wants to learn how to detangle hair. Therefore,
after months of trial and error she comes up with
a formula for the detangling problem.

The Dr. Daniela Wiggins is a black woman and
Anesthesiologist really disappointed about the lack
of quality black dolls for her daughter. So she
developed her own line of Black dolls with different
hair styles and things of that nature.

I sure I am tired of the lack of black dolls…So I really
adore that this woman did this….She is the type of
person you write about…but oh duh….Im jotting
about her in this post….

She is a true inspiration to black people, especially
black girls and black babies. OUR black people will
enjoy it!

What I particularly love about these dolls is that
they show diversity in hairstyles so that shows
them freedom to look like they look naturally.
In addition, it is more than a set of black dolls,
these dolls are dolls with stories of aspirations
and goals! Take a goal, keep a goal!

Does your child have one of these dolls already
or a black doll in general?

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The fastest man in the world title was given to a Black man…..Usain Bolt!


Instead of taking a bike or a car,this man decided to run
and he ran this race and took over!!!

A black man is the fastest man on earth. In the words of Alicia Keys
song Unbreakable,” Clap your hands everybody, um, clap your hands..
Well black people are known for doing the best in everything. This internet
could never be thorough enough to explain it…Charisma, talent, beauty,
soul, spirit, giving,intelligence, inventions, black people are the best
in all areas no matter how good others are in areas. They say everybody
has talent but black people take it to the extreme.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is the speediest man in the world. He has
won the men’s Olympic 100 meters with such power. He went
even further than his former record of 9.72 seconds. He finished
the race in only 9.69 seconds, which is a new world record
he has set. Some Trinidadian gentleman named Richard Thompson
got 2nd place and won silver medal. He finished the race in 9.89 seconds.

American Walter Dix went home with bronze medal for 9.91 seconds.
This gentleman from Jamaica is quoted as saying” I came here to prove
I’m the best. I could even be 9.60.” His name and his high level
of achieving in running has deemed him worthy of the media nickname
“Lightning Bolt”. And in the words of Muhammad Ali, Fly like a butterfly,
sting like a bee. We know how that applies to this man’s speedy race.

Puma is the sponsor company. After he won the 200 meters race in
World Junior Championships in Jamaica in 2002, Puma signed Bolt.
To advertise Bolt’s chances for 100 meters race in Summer Olympics
in Beijing, China, Puma has released a collection of videos showing
off Bolt’s world record setting run in the Reebok Grand Prix to his
preparations for the Olympics. Even during the Beijing 2008 100
meters final, Bolt display his golden Puma spikes that read
Beijing 100 meters Gold.

Oh yes people, I probably should have kept running. I did run a lot
when I was a kid. I never got into racing, but when I was a kid
mom said I was the fastest runner on my block. And doesn’t
running give people a rush? It’s great excercise, pumps
that heart, challenges you. What more could you want?