Things To Know Before Going Natural

At times, natural curly kinky hair has been frowned upon but luckily many fierce women are stepping up and embracing what God gave them. A plethora of women are abandoning weaves and relaxers and joining the natural hair movement. I have been absolutely in LOVE with my natural hair since I transitioned and chopped off those hideous relaxed ends. When I took the plunge it felt liberating and necessary if I wanted to get rid of all the damaged, chemically-treated hair on my head. And like many others, I’m happy to say goodbye to burnt straight hair and how you doing (in my Wendy Williams voice) to thick healthy curls! It’s the perfect way to embrace the real me.

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What Made Me Transition to Natural

Transition to my natural!!!! Oh nooooo! Bish are you crazy!? That’s what I thought about the idea of transitioning.  Friends and family would tell me often, “girl, go back to your natural! You had nice hair!” I’m like what?!?! As soon as I would get an inch or two of new growth, I was ready for that relaxer (a type of lotion or cream generally used by people with tight curls or very curly hair which makes hair easier to straighten by chemically “relaxing” the natural curls. The active agent is usually a strong alkali, although some formulations are based on ammonium thioglycolate instead. Herein after, creamy crack). Straight to the salon to get that touch-up faithfully every 2-3 months.

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Broke and Chic!

We all need a little fashion inspiration every now and then—especially during this time of the year when the weather outside is still frightful, yet the only thing we can talk about is our non-existent spring wardrobe. The snow will end and we’ll all finally be able to wear shorts again, I promise!  Looking at those inspiring fashionista’s make you want to shop shop shop! But before you head out to the mall or run to your PC to shop online, here are some tips to help you save some coins.

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How Long After You Go to a Gym Do You Notice a Difference?

When it comes to late-night infomercials, overnight transformations seem to be the theme. Ripped bodies and drastic weight loss seems to be effortless and achieved in as little as six weeks. Reality check, here: real-life weight loss and muscle tone takes time and effort. If you’ve been slogging away at the gym and are anxious to see results, consider the factors that go into those results. You might be sabotaging your own efforts at the gym, so shaping up your routine could help you shape up your body.

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Tricks to Get Ripped Faster

At some point, you may find yourself in a sudden rush to drop body fat quickly. Whether beach season has caught you off guard or you want to blow the minds of your former classmates at a high school reunion, there are a few things you can do to tone your muscles and let go of some of your unwanted fat in a hurry.

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