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Lancashire, United Kingdom
When I was born, my parents were stunned. I was illuminated, almost holy, a docile burst in that sterile place (a poverty, a stupidity). This is how the story goes. Wherever I go, I am my own ghetto. I don’t drive. Mobility is an issue. When I am rushing, no one knows. It’s like watching clouds crawl across the zone of a flat Pennsylvania sky. Did you see that? the voice asks. No answer. I am there, intellectually dividing myself. Nevertheless, “Taking Up Space”: Email me.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

3 Day Hair

Three Day Hair. Love.

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Best twists ever!

1) I was doing them too big before (because I'm lazy & couldn't fathom the thought of spending 6 hours making twists just to undo them in 12 hours).

2) it's less intimidating and retains most of the moisture if I band my hair into 6 sections & do 1 at a time.

3) Doing small twists is a lot neater.

4) I can definitely ensure the product is evenly applied.

5) And finally, I would actually leave the house like this! Because it's neat and pretty.

The journey continues...

But the twist out is slightly disappointing. #confused!

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Twist Out Shout Out

My book will be published one day.

This right here is a twist out, sculpted and lovingly defined an hour before I met with my writing group. This was a good day, a wintry, spring Tuesday. I had the pleasure of feeling split, yet pulled together and whole. I'm that brave big chop chick; I'm that chick that's about to grow an Afro big enough to command space. I collaborated with coconut oil and Keracare's twist and define cream for this creation.
My book has already been published in some other universe.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Bantu Knot-out Shout Out

Yes, this little number shall be called Bantu Knot-out Shout Out. I took the effort to make a collage because we are witnessing the best style result I've had since my "Big Chop" on 28th February. 

Here's the recipe: Wash with Tresemme's Naturals, condition with Herbal Essences It's a Curl Thing, Spritz with a mix of hot water and Creme of Nature Argan oil intensive conditioner in the shower. Rinse. but don't rinse all conditioner out. Wrap head in a cotton t-shirt. Keracare Leave in conditioner. Twist the Bantu knots with Keracare Twist & Define Cream and organic Efa Gold coconut oil.

Result: My actual hair looks great, full, shiny, feels so soft and smells like a coconut. I wasn't sure about the style at first. I did some of the knots too small and tight and some too big, but it seems to get better with time.