99 Problems And A Kink Ain’t 1

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So I have to say this. I know I’ll probably get a few wild email responses but I’m prepared to defend my opinion.

There are many things within the community of those of us that have curly and kinky hair to be upset about. Crime, Wealth disparities, Police Brutality, Educational gaps, the Prison Industrial Complex, the Military Industrial Complex, Lack of a cure for Ebola, AIDS, Diabetes, Lupus…. the list goes on.

Why on Earth do we choose to fight and get crazy with one another about hair? We go all out to put one another down for our choices, “you use heat?”, “You use color..”, “Do you finger detangle?”. We actually waste energy getting upset about hair. We talk about people’s children (You know exactly who I’m talking about) pop off catching attitudes in Natural Hair forums and other exhausting counter-productive efforts.

Here’s a quick tip. Smile more.

Do you know that it’s hard enough to walk into the board room/ muster/ formation/ interview with confidence and a head full of hair that is still not considered the “norm” without finding that the places designed for support (Our own TV networks, groups, forums, and conversations) are filled with some of the same negativity we feel we receive from others.

We can’t change the world all at once, but we can individually pledge to be a little nicer to one another. When that angry bug starts biting the back of your neck making you want to say something snarky or mean, look for the light. Find where your experience and expertise along this journey can actually help someone more than hurt them.

Remember, there’s plenty of places that you can put that mad energy and use it to garner some positive results….

But hair? We talking about hair…. Not the struggle that people have put everything on the line for. We sitting up getting mad about hair.

*Allen Iverson Practice Voice*

 

Love 🙂

On another note I am still working on the product line with the development team. You can purchase the first product Growth Formula no.76 on Etsy.com but we are developing a full line.

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Live Styles… Where to Follow

Instagram in Instagram. Also: insomnia.

Instagram in Instagram. Also: insomnia. (Photo credit: thatgrumguy)

WE DON’T ALWAYS POST… BUT WHEN WE DO, THIS IS WHERE IT HAPPENS.

I’ve attached my Instagram below so you can keep up with each style change. I use the quick vids to gauge what styles need a tutorial. If you like it I’ll make a longer video. There are two styles up as of yesterday. Check them out!

http://instagram.com/marri76

Are you following on Twitter?

I Live Tweet when LAHair is on because we all love Mamma Kim Kimble. There are also links to hot styles we find all over the net. We love Ash the Painter so whenever she’s running a special on Natural Hair Art we post. Also random tips on hair that aren’t Full Post worthy get sent here.

https://twitter.com/OohMyHair

Have you Liked us on Facebook?

If it’s longer than 140 characters, but not worth a whole post. This is where it goes.

https://www.facebook.com/Oohmyhair

I appreciate every single follow, read, like, hit, tag, link back…so keep them coming, I’ll do my best to return the favor.

 

 

OohMy Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the versatile blogger award by Asia from www.foreverasiam.com I sincerely appreciate it. Her blog is very robust with lots of information regarding natural hair as well so I now consider her my sister-in-blog. (Feel free to use that)

I started this particular blog as a way to give back to a lifestyle that I’ve lived for ten years as a journey into a new hair choice of Locs. I am in the very early stages of this blog so to be nominated for anything means that someone is reading, and for that I’m grateful. This blog started as a way to keep all the tips & tricks I’ve learned in one place so that when my friends and family had questions they’d get an answer they could keep track of. However, after the  first few international hits, I’m working on building a team of experts.

Now, moving on to the rules of this award. Here is what you have to do, if you are nominated:

Nominate 10 fellow bloggers relatively new to blogging Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award Share 7 random facts about yourself Thank the blogger who has nominated you Add the Versatile Award picture to your post.

OohMy Random Facts:

1. I’ve got OCD and 7 is one of my numbers so I’m grateful that’s the requirement.

2. I’m a jewelry lover, but I’ve curbed my collection as a result of losing so many pieces in my multiple moves around the country.

3. I have two favorite colors, Blue and purple.

4. I once had a dog named Hannibal that was a Jack Russell Terrier.

5. I’m a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (I had to put that next to the 5)

6. Reading and writing are both my hobbies and profession.

7. I make a mean pound cake, thanks to my Grandmother’s recipe.

My Nominations:

Britney’s Beauty Tips

The CoF

MakaiSalon

Flux and Flow

Again, I revert back to the fact that I’m new, so I’ll add a few more people as I get around and read more.

Thanks again to Asia @ www.foreverasiam.com I hope to keep it Versatile 🙂