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HAIR:BRAIDS

Published November 30, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

Lately things that were done back then in the old times have returned and they are given a fancy name *VINTAGE* and this style have been taken  from head to toe,like everything is retouched from the old times and am in love with the braiding.Just searched some inspiration from the net as i want to braid this weekend and am looking for a more fun and funky style to go with the festive mood…here are my picks

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Source:hair.lovetoknow.com ; mediumhairstyleupdate.com

Check out some of the individual braids i did my self and i was plaiting myself guys its easy

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Iam crazy about all of the above like its madness i dont know wch one to pick…which one is your favourite gauys…

BLACKs’ HAIR MYTHs

Published July 12, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

Growing up as a young African girl,i have heard lots and lots of Myths about our kind of hair *the kinky,bushy and dark hair* and i just wanted to share with you these myths.

                                                                                              My hair updone lol

                      My hair moved around and about by wind#Ignore the funny face lol

This hair do it always saves me trouble,i master it ,its quick and very nice…..anyway on with the myths now….

#1 Black hair doesn’t grow

There is a common misconception in the black community that black African hair can’t grow long on its natural and relaxed state. Well i got news for you,black hair can grow long and healthy as long as you treat it with proper care and follow a regimen that works for you.I got proof my hair does grow….

#2 Black hair needs grease

Many people in the African community believe that black hair needs grease in order for their hair to be healthy. Grease..REALLLLY????? are you kidding me,grease will only allow flying dust to stick to your hair and when it’s too hot i bet we will see your face dripping oil instead of sweat. This common belief is false and many grease products actually have petroleum and mineral oil which are not good for black hair and FYI petroleum and mineral oil will clog up your hair scalp too which actually hinders hair growth and health.

 #3 Braids make your hair grow

Many Africans have a believe that having braids in your hair will promote hair growth and this is not true.   Having braids in your hair can cause more of an opposite effect.   If done tightly*which we always do believing  that the tighter the longer it will grow*, braids can actually break your hair off and cause damage.   Instead of promoting hair growth, braids protect your hair from heat and other environmentally related damages not grow,yes your hair will grow but you cannot rely on braids to have your hair grow,if overdosed OOPs!!1 overdone you will lose it instead oh having it.

 #4 Cutting black hair makes it grow faster

Cutting black hair does not make it grow faster.   Many black women believe this common myth and it’s not true.   Hair that grows out of your scalp is dead therefore cutting, so it can’t possibly make it grow faster.   Cutting and trimming will actually make your hair appear healthier because damaged ends are removed OK!! stop cutting your hair hoping for the Nile river long hair because you wasting your time and resources.

 #5 Black hair is stronger than every other hair type

Black hair is not stronger than every other hair type.   Black hair is actually closer to being the most fragile compared to every other hair type.   African hair is more prone to breakage in its natural and relaxed state.   Black hair can lose its moisture much easier therefore it’s very important to apply protein and moisture treatments along with natural oils like coconut oil regularly.   Also be very careful when grooming the hair.   Tools like wide-tooth combs and boar brushes can be your hair’s best friend.

#6 Going to the salon regularly will make your hair grow long

It’s not necessary to go to the hair salon regularly in order to have your hair grow to your desired length.   All that’s required of you is to properly care for your hair. Do protein and moisture treatments on your hair, use as little heat as possible, and continuously moisturerize your hair (especially the ends) to promote hair growth.Or else you gonna be working for the salon all your salary going there….

 #7 Natural hair isn’t versatile

Many people in the African community believe that black hair isn’t versatile and that is far from the truth.   There is a lot you can do to natural hair.  You can twist it, braid it, wear  cornrows, coil it, wear as an afro, wear as an afro puff, loc it, and create knots.   With these different techniques, you can create so many different styles.   There is no limit to what you can do to natural hair as long as you’re willing to learn or you can have someone style it for you.

There you have it,my hair works fine against these myths because they are myths lol…

discliamer:i researched some of the information and added my opinions here and there…;)

xoxoxo

Aquah

Fashion w/t limits:DurbanJuly

Published July 10, 2012 by aquahlekkergarla

Durban July is an event organised by Vodacom(a cellphone network service provider in SouthAfrica).In this day fashion is expressed without limitation,your creativity is just allowed to go all the way,you can go as far as designing a dress with leaves,grocery plastic bags,plate numbers,horns,grass just whatever you find is appreciated.It takes place at Durban,SouthAfrica,all roads were facing Durban this past weekend as people were flocking to this big city.This big day is an opportunity to let your hair down and show off your creativity in an eye-catching outfit for the big day. Based on the year’s theme ofcorse, racegoers are encouraged to put together garments for raceday that add to the special occasion. The competitive-minded designers enter the raceday competitions, and the edgy and daring are showcased in the Avant Garde raceday competition.There is horse racing,betting,food,fashion,musicand just everything.Its actually one of the biggest events in Africa attended by people from all over the world….i was more interested in the fashion part….just too much hey…..check out creativity meets fashion….

source:durbanjuly.co.za