Saturday Hair Things

This is my current hair situation. Took a 3 day old twist out and made a puff I didn't use gel like i see on YouTube. I just spritz my hair with water, moisturized it and then BAM! done! I cant't seem to find eco styling gel here so i am iffy about trying other … Continue reading Saturday Hair Things

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How to NOT obsess about your hair length

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hair length

Stop nagging your hair and stressing that it isn’t long enough. Forget about length, focus on health instead. That’s the mantra I go by, especially since I did (yet another) big chop in fall 2012. Since then, I find that focusing more on health instead of length is actually more fun and attainable—and everything else (length) falls into place after that.

I’m probably the last person who should be writing a blog post about how to not obsess about your hair length because I don’t care much for long hair, I never did. I can chop two or more inches off my hair without blinking (to me, it’s just hair, it’ll grow back). I wasn’t always smart about REALLY taking care of my hair either. If you read the My NaPpY Roots section of this blog, you’d know that I’ve had my share of “the big chop”. It isn’t that…

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Why I Don’t Care What Men Think About My Natural Hair

Young Fabulous & Natural

Before I decided to go natural, I had the average stragely shoulder length permed hair and, since it wasn’t nappy, it was passable with men at the very least. When I decided to go natural, I transitioned for about 4 months before deciding to big chop and I had about 2-3 inches of kinky, nappy hair that I had no clue how to take care of. During my transition, a friend I had a “friend” that gave me a snippet of advice, unsolicited advice:

“Are you sure you want to go natural? You will have to dress different and change the kind of men you date. The kind of men you go for don’t like that Afro-centric shit”.

So, I can only date the Maxwell types then, right?

Turned out that after I cut my hair, my confidence and love for my hair made my big chop, that was already…

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Happy National Macadamia Nut Day – Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sounds Yummy

Be Like Water

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Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 3 dozen

  • 
1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 
1/3 cup white sugar
  • 
1 egg
  • 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 
1 1/8 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 
1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • PREP
15 mins
  • COOK
12 mins
  • READY IN
40 mins

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 large cookie sheets with vegetable shortening.
  • Cream the butter and sugars together in a large bowl. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually blend into the batter. Stir in the chopped macadamia nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the…

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