Growing Long 4b Afro hair

I have been growing my afro hair with crochet braids for six years and I have about 10 inches at the front which is where my 4b hair is. And 14 inches at the back when my 4a hair is. My hair is equally split between 4b and 4a. I must admit I hate my 4b hair .Its coarse thick and hard to style. 4a hair is lovely , soft and grows more.

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I have work out that I must be getting between 1 & 2 inches a year. It just doesnt seem right .I rarely use heat maybe 15 times in six years. as I wear crochet braids. constantly The only thing I have notice is after I take out my hair my ends constantly break.

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I haven’t been moisturing my hair when it was in crochet braids ,when I first started wearing crochet braids.I only started moisturizing  the kanerows (cornrows) in the sixth year. I would only moisture my hair when I took it out ,which was once every four week.  I think this is the problem.

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I have decided to take a multi vitamin and see if I can get this six inches everyone seem to talk about.I am taking Tesco vitamin for hair and skin

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I don’t remember only having four inches after 2 years. I must be doing something wrong. I really need to do more with my hair and learn to cornrow with extension. I hate having short hair .Plus Manchester so cold without long hair.When payday comes I will buy Biotin, Vitamin c ,Omega 3 and take it for a year .And see how it goes. I am changing my hairstyle to long thick Tuareg Inspired plaits for the year and see if I can retain length as I will be able to deep conditioner once every two weeks.

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Heres the Tuareg inspired hairdo.I hope one day to not have to add hair to get the length.

Timia Niger Tuareg girls

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British Vogue’s New Editor

Gosh diversity is now in fashion and British Vogue has finally give Alexander Shulman the editor of British Vogue the push after 25 years .And its bringing in a new editor of the Cocoa Brown variety. Pic below.

This may not since like a big deal.But for a high end magazine like Vogue which is mainly targeted at British White Upper Class and middle class women .Its amazing.

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Naomi Campbell

The fashion world in the west has been accused of white supremacy aka racism for constantly showcasing only women and men of European descent for years now.Whether its USA or Europe.Its constantly ignores the fact that ,people of European descent are minority in the world.

The penny starting to drop especially since the fastest growing economies are in Africa and Asia not the west.If the western fashion industry wants to survive ,they can’t keep ignoring brown and black people. And due to western colonialism more of us wear clothing even western clothing. Are birthday suits just wont do anymore.Yes folks there are still people in Nigeria the land of my ancestry,that don’t wear clothes. Koma Tribe of North Nigeria and Cameroon Pic being the birthday suit type Pic below

There like my folks before the British came ,with there bible in one hand and a gun in another .We only wore raffa skirt ,leaves etc.And if we were a bit rich ,we would get some cloth from the muslim tribes of Nigeria e.g Hausa,Fulani ,Yoruba who are especially good at weaving cloth. And wrap it around are waist until the corrupt Christian missionaries e.g Irish ,Scots told us to to wear tops ,to cover are bare breast ,so they could flogs us manufactured British cloth .And the cotton was taken from northern Nigeria  at place called Kano processed in Britain the sent back to us and flog back to us.

The British,Dutch,French we forever trying to find new markets for there manufactured goods.And British and Europe jobs depended on it. Theres no point being able to create mass market clothing if not enough people are buying them. I tell you taking people resources making something out of it, then having the cheek to sell it back to them is a piss take.

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Koma Tribe of Nigeria & Cameroon.

Back to the topic.The new editor is Edward Enninful ,hes a British Ghanaian ,a former model and stylist. He learnt hes love of fashion from hes mom who is a dressmaker.

I really  hope he actually puts some brown and black models on the cover ,as there was only one black model on the cover of British Vogue Naomi Campbell .Then last year Jourdan Dunn make the cover.British Vogue doesn’t do much of anything but white and rich.Its about time folk realise not everyone in Britain is white or of European descent. Theres are people of African descent like me who are Cocoa Brown and speak with English accent. And I can’t wear leaves or my Birthday suit as Britain is just to cold.

Edward will have ,a uphill struggle as racism aka white supremacy in the British ruling classes is worsen then in the working classes.

Good luck Edward you will need it.

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Goddess Locs

Goddess Locs seem to be a new hair crazy in the kinky curly hair world and I love the look.I personally don’t have the patience to do it myself but there look beautiful.What you think folks?

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Eva Marcille Goddess locs

 

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Aftress Bohemian Bulk hair review

I thought I would review my favourite brand of curly hair extension. Which I use for my crochet braids.I wear crochet braids because there easy to manage ,cheap to do and the only hairstyle I can do without anyone’s help.And there a great way of protecting my hair and reduce hair styling time.

The hair l am wearing in this picture is Aftress Bohemian bulk in colour 1.Its a lovely brand of hair soft and a beautiful size curl.And Aftress brand has more hair in the bag compare to Freetress and Glance model model.I usually buy three bags which cost me £4.99 each.I only use 2 bags and a half for the crochet style .And refresh it over the weeks as the hair gets flat with the left over hair.Its suppose to be curling iron safe but I havent use heat on it.I would recommend it the curls are smaller then water wave Freetress brand but its beautiful all the same.

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Black Opal Nutmeg Foundation review

Hi folks as a girl on a budget.I have one rule I screw by .Which is not to buy any makeup item over ten pounds. When it comes to makeup foundation my choice is limited in a Vanilla world. But I found Black Opal years ago. It was £7 pounds then and I firstly brought the colour Beautiful Bronze and Hazelhut. But I then brought Nutmeg as Hazelhut was too orange for me.
I have super dry skin, so I always put on a lay of coconut or palm oil on my face before I put on foundation. And even then its dry within about three hours. ( Its a myth that all black women have oily skin).

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I prefer liquid foundation as my skin is dry but I brought the stick foundation, this time as I worry about it spilling in my handbag. Its happened before folks.

Its a nice foundation,medium coverage ,cheap. But its just a bit too orange for my likely. Its better in Summer as I am darker then. I always buy two different colours, Nutmeg and Beautiful Bronze. As like Bobbi Brown the makeup artist says.Women of colour who are darker,tend not to have an even colour all over there face. Unless your like Sudanese dark. Those folk always seem to have beautiful dark chocolate skin and even too.

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black opal nutmeg and beautiful bronze stick foundation

I aint that lucky, so two colour are always in my makeup case. I must say I have no idea why black women makeup foundation on the cheap end, always seem to be orange. I might be of the chocolate variety but my undertone is yellow not orange or red.Most makeup aim at white skin whether there European descent or Asian tends to have a pink or red based. And Western based makeup companies just mix a bit of brown in it to get the brown based.Saves the companies big buck having to cater for brown skin women.Its a cheap and shoddy way of catering for women of colour .But its quite common practice in the west.

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Supermarket Wars

For years now I have been clothes shopping in the supermarket and discount stores Because of how cheap they are and they always seem to have my size.Its amazing the amount of cheap fashionable clothing , you can get in the supermarket.I love Asda,Tesco and Sainsbury supermarkets for beautiful clothing. Here’s some items on my wish list.I just take snaps to reminder myself of what I would like to buy in future.

The first item is this beautiful khaki green dress.I love this dress ,as its lovely and classic looking and Asda sizes go up too size 24.I can always find my size in Asda.

The second item is khaki green shirt is a shorter version but with different fabric and different shade of khaki green.

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This is a Beautiful floral top from Sainsburys ,I really love this item .I really hope I will find the money in time before the item is out of stock

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Sorry about the blurry pictures.I was rushing.please comment and share on social media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My new equipment for YouTube videos.

I love YouTube but it takes well to much time ,to set up lights, camera , outfit and makeup .Especially when you can’t find anyone to help you film.Blogging so much easier.And there’s not much money in YouTube if you don’t have tons of subscribers and views.But it’s a fun hobby.I started a new fashion YouTube channel.Got a new camera Sony W830 and photography lights .And I am excited again.

I want too do a sewing video  and outfit video for my new channel so watch this space.

Link below My new Fashion ,sewing and beauty channel