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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Natural - Kinky, Coil, Nappy, and Fro

What is it with people hating on nappy coils? why do people with natural hair have to prove to you that they want it that way? It truly doesn't make sense to me that individuals with natural fro should straighten their hair if they do not want to. I think leaving hair the natural way is liberating and adds less to the headache of spending too much money on styles, only to change them a lot because one has to keep their hair clean and healthy. When did it become okay to tag natural coils as "unkempt" and "homeless people style?" Nappy hair has its own unique texture and look and is not supposed to fall flat. It could easily get dry but steaming, creaming, oiling, and spraying it properly can give it a clean sheen. I have natural hair and would love to keep it that way because I despise hair relaxers. Relaxers are dangerous when not applied the right way. They can cause burns and also break hair. It's time for people to embrace the fact that there isn't one kind of hair texture. Let people be free with the kind of hair they want to carry, as long as they keep it clean and it does not harm you in any way. I admire Solange Knowles for  keeping her natural hair and she definitely doesn't owe anyone an explanation for choosing to do so. I love my hair and if you do not have anything nice to say about it, how about keeping your opinions to yourself :)

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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Monday, June 4, 2012

To Rock that Two-Piece

I don't necessarily slack off from my exercise routine in the winter, but I have to say I'm one of those who amp up their routine in the summer. I hope you're not asking why because it's as obvious as the smell of coffee. We wear lesser clothing and therefore show more figure. Shouldn't we at least try to flaunt the fact that we've been living at the gym? Kudos to those who actually succeed in their fitness endeavors because if there is one thing I know, it's not easy to get the "toned" look, believe me, I try really hard. Yes, you can be slim or full, but it takes a lot of dedication to doing the right exercises to be toned. I'm not an exercise junkie, but I think I do enough to have achieved the toned look by now. But, that is not the case. It's definitely possible that I may be missing key exercise regimens that can give me what I'm looking for. At the mention of plank I shiver. Not to talk of wall sits and other strength training. I always wish exercise was less-painful but we all know that's not how it happens. To flaunt you must go through some daunting experiences. I don't like daunting. I like fun. Zumba is my go-to exercise because I love to dance. It's not as easy as it may look but it is fun. I don't grunt but sing and laugh. I move about and drink as much water like I would have done doing strength exercises. But sooner or later, I have to wake up and know that I need to incorporate some strength exercises if I want to rock a two-piece.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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