Well I'm a day late and a dollar short because today's actually October 10 but I started this post on August 17 (the day that I got my hair cut). Anywayyy, I didn't really do a big "big chop" like cut all my hair off but I cut my heat damage off so I can start my healthy natural hair journey. Though I did not cut off all my hair, this still was a big step for me. When I first cut my hair it was exciting and I felt like a new woman.
Now, there are days where I love my hair and then there are days that I hate it because I can only do so much with it. I do not regret cutting my hair at all because I would rather have healthy hair and I swear I think it's growing lol but I know the payoff will be worth it. Because I did not cut too much off, my hair is in the awkward length phase, too long for finger waves but too short for a ponytail or bun. I'm still experimenting but if you catch me with a scarf on I'm having a bad hair day.
If you have been contemplating doing the big chop just do it because if you continue to think about it you won't do it. Or just cut little by little. You can do this girl! We're all in this together. You may be shocked at first or you may love it, either way, there will be days you hate your hair but that happens anyway.
Another thing is I also still need to try more natural hair products because right now jojoba oil and Shea Moistures' Curl Enhancing Smoothie is my holy grail. I love how light jojoba oil is and it smells great and my hair loves it. Curl enhancing smoothie is nice as well and helps my curls POP! I will be back at the six month mark to show you guys my progress, give recommendations on hair product successes and fails, and even various hairstyles. Thanks for being patient with my posts because I am still trying to get the hang of this college thing *sighs* but I will...TRY to post more. No but really, I will find my groove again. Have a great week!
Lately there have been so many good movies coming out. Therefore, I've been at the movie theater more than usual. Last night, my friends and I all met up to go see Dark Tower. We were all late getting to the movie so we were left with seeing another movie which most didn't start for another two hours or going out to eat. We decided to do both. We agreed to see Detroit. None of us knew what this movie was really about except the person that suggested it. The movie was actually really good and informing. Ultimately I learned more about where I'm from. If you're like me before I saw the movie and don't have any clue on what this movie is about, you need to go watch the trailer RIGHT NOW! Lol, just playing, but the movie is about the riots that went on in Detroit that went on in the 1960s. The movie gives an overview of the riots as a whole, however it does focus on one specific story.Movies like this make people aware and remind them of the harsh reality of the world we live in.
Although some of us may not have ever been in a violent racial situation, at some point in our life we will be faced with racism. It's unfortunate that after hundreds of years, in 2017 we still are dealing with racism in the way that we are, from the president of the United States to white supremacist rallies. As a young adult I am just now beginning to see the world for what it is and not as candy and rainbows from the eyes of a little girl.
While Detroit is known for its music and cars, the riots also played a great part in what Detroit is. This brings us back to my previous post about gentrification. In no way do I support gentrification, but I do feel that it isn't all bad. The business and the jobs it brings, however it doesn't spread to the community that currently lives there (in fact it pushes them out) and the outer neighborhoods. If gentrification was more inclusive instead of exclusive it wouldn't be so bad. Now that we have that all cleared up, go see the movie! We learn so much about other places and their history. Learn about where you're from!