- 6 days ago
- 6 days ago
We LOVE this one from Mary Ellen Matthews! And here are all her other portraits of Seth and Ed Sheeran from this weekend’s episode.
- 1 week ago
EXAM TIME…and I am not worried because I don’t give a jelly bean about it. First of all the lecturer sucks, he’s like a woman on his menses and pregnant at the same time (it’s that bad!) and he assumes that he taught and the content…don’t get me started on the course work! When I look at the notes I see things that I never heard come out of his mouth and at this time of night, after reading the whole day, I haven’t even reached half-way, I have decided…Fuck this Shit, I’m going to bed!
- 1 week ago
- 2 weeks ago
I’ve done the impossible!..well, it is possible, but never in a million years did I ever think that I would ever opt for going natural.
To be honest, I’ve been having this thought for a long time…why is it that we Africans always go to the extremes to have straightened hair?Isn’t our nappy, curly, tough hair not good enough?is it even possible to grow our hair to lengths that surpass our shoulders?
This always disturbed me and when I ask my mum why I should always go to the salon to get my hair straightened, she would say that if I go with hair that is not “kempt” it will look unflattering. Even in school, when you try leaving your hair “free” you get into big trouble with the teachers saying you look like a “ruffian”. I even heard some of my peers saying that good hair is the type of hair Asian girls have or Europeans…I really felt hurt!
So anyway, I hopped on the “status-quo” train and relaxed my hair in the hopes of getting long straight hair…that was a huge mistake! My hair began thinning out and it was so weak and brittle.
I hated how my hair looked like. I really desired to have big voluminous hair, not this poor example of hair that was on my head!
It was then I decided to stop relaxing my hair and let it grow naturally so that I can grow out the relaxed hair while I braiding my hair. I took me nearly five months to be sure that this was the natural hair that I can manage and finally did the big chop (that is I cut the relaxed hair that was still attached to my head leaving out my natural hair).
I am now two weeks natural. It’s still a struggle having to cope with people who say I don’t look good as I did with relaxed hair. Others are the passive ones, not saying it to my face as it is but say comments in the hopes I give up. Even when I made a comment in facebook about going natural, people actually laughed saying I wouldn’t last 3 months! but on the bright side, some people do support me!
Anyway, long story short, I kinda wanna prove to everyone that African natural hair is also good, it is a representation of who we are and not just the color of our skin…this is gonna be a long journey, but I know it will be worth it…fingers crossed!