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Now, Miss Jessie’s.
You have one of the most recognizable names in curly hair products. Do you really think it’s a good idea for you, at the forefront of “the movement,” (make fun of me all you want for calling it the movement) to even post one measly tweet about everything the movement is against?!
The link links to how to do a twist-out using their products. Cool. Awesome. I use the curly pudding for twist outs. Granted, my hair is still two different textures which is why I do twist outs in the first place. But it’s cool to promote your products while teaching a style. That’s good marketing.
BUT. What’s my phrase? Watch your mouth. Tight curls are pretty too. If you want to change it up and do a style where you have looser curls, that’s great. But Miss Jessie’s is one of many names, personalities, Internet randoms, and real life people who imply this stupidity that looser curls are prettier than tight curls.
Wait. Aren’t we trying to embrace our NATURAL hair? Isn’t that why I’m transitioning? Isn’t that why so many women have stopped using relaxers? So that our hair can be healthy? So we CAN GO SWIMMING? What if we stop using relaxers but our hair grows out and the curls aren’t biracial girl loose? What then? We have to spend an enormous amount of time putting gels and puddings in our hair when part of the point of going natural was so that we could gain more time by NOT flat ironing, wrapping, spending the entire day in the salon, etc? We over-manipulate our hair to produce a certain kind of curl it wasn’t meant to have, thus causing almost the same amount of breakage that chemicals did? We work all night on this braid out so when our friends invite us to go swimming we say no because water would cause our hair to shrink back up? Yes? No.
If your curls are loose and your hair is healthy, your hair is gorgeous. If your curls are tight and your hair is healthy, your hair is gorgeous. I’m not here to listen to someone tell me what way is better. Styling is one thing, and I can acknowledge that some styles which HAPPEN to produce looser looking curls are good to use because they create less opportunity for tangling. But if you tell me that loosening my tight curls is the way to be pretty, I will tell YOU to talk to the hand.
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Humidity ruined my curl formers but it made for a real cute puff.
Now here we have Lana, swinging her poetic justice braids I crafted for her. There were about four colors used. The brown in the front is a mix of 1b/4, the gold-ish color is 27, the dark brown color in the back is 4, and I believe we threw in some 30 to fill it in. These braids aren’t poetic justice braids like the style Janet Jackson wore in the movie, moreso my rendition of a truly fabulous braid style.