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Spotlight on a Natural Celeb: Janelle Monae

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Song “It’s Code” track #12 lyrics provided by MEH!  I wanted to add these songs lyrics because this album is the TRUTH, and this song in particular is a fave of mine! Plus she is a NATURAL diva such as myself! Love your manes ladies ROCK THAT SHIT! If you don’t have the album COP THAT! Please and THANKS!!! 

Love is gnawing on my mind
Feeling real down
All dressed up in my new suit
Took my name, my sight, my sound

​Been trying to find myself all day long
I heard ’em say
Love’ll be your curse or a restless friend
Love belongs in movies
Now I know I played with your heart
Cause when I turned back around I saw
You in someone else’s arms
Walking round town
All dressed up making your move
But I was scared to fall in love
I never thought I’d be the one
That would push you in her arms

Oh baby it’s code
I want you to hold me
And love me til I want no more
Need me, and need me til I need no more
Baby it’s code
Baby it’s code

But I was scared to fall in love
I never thought I’d be the one
That would push you in her arms, oh!

Oh baby it’s code
I want you to hold me
And love me til I want no more
Need me, and need me til I need no more
Baby it’s code
Baby it’s code

Oh baby, hey baby
I wanna be in your arms, oh
Please don’t leave
Please I need a nurse
I’ve been hurt
I need a glass of Merlot Blanc
I know I was wrong
But can’t you see
The harm that’s been done to me, oh!

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Let’s talk SHRINKAGE

First of all, to those following me and those who will in the future (I hope!) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!! My NYE was pretty eventful! Memories made that will last a LIFETIME! Let’s try to stick to our resolutions, aye? More like our 1 week commitment! LOL! Only 6% of Americans actually keep them.. Now, back to the subject at hand!

SHRINKAGE!  Exhibit A then B 

ImageImageWhat is shrinkage, and why does it only seem to occur in women of color? (The Structure of Our Hair)

Different ethnic groups have observable differences in the structure, density, and growth rate of hair. With regards to structure, all human hair has the same basic chemical composition in terms of keratin protein content.[6] Franbourg et al. have found that Black hair may differ in the distribution of lipids throughout the hair shaft.[6] Classical Afro-texture hair has been found to be not as densely concentrated as other phenotypes.[1] Specifically, the average density of Afro-textured hair was found to be approximately 190 hairs per square centimeter. This was significantly lower than that of Caucasian hair, which, on average, has approximately 227 hairs per square centimeter.[1]

Loussourarn found that Afro-textured hair grows at an average rate of approximately 256 micrometers per day, while Caucasian hair grows at approximately 396 micrometers per day.[1][7] In addition, due to a phenomenon called ‘shrinkage’, Afro-textured hair that is a given length when stretched straight can appear much shorter when allowed to naturally coil.[8] Shrinkage is most evident when Afro-hair is (or has recently been) wet.

Laymen’s Terms

So pretty much our hair shrinks up because it is in our genetics. Some women will have 3A-3C hair while others are 4A-C.. None the less embrace it, whatever your texture! Scientifically proven, all that other ish.. LOL! Shoutout to Wikipedia!

I decided to blow dry my hair on a medium setting.. I won’t be doing that again. I’m absolutely terrified of heat damage.. And to think I use to WANT my hair to be “trained” translation of that bullshit is HEAT DAMAGE! But hey, you live and you learn, right?? GOOD! I write this blog to say this.. Learn to embrace the shrinkage, because it is your friend, and is a sign of healthy hair. It’s a bit of a struggle to combat, but with patient and care you’ll find what works for you!

The Introduction

Welcome to my world! I’m not new to blogging, however I will be NEW to an individual blog! I have a passion for writing, and helping others anyway I can! Let’s NETWORK! Empower and encourage one another, but most importantly let’s have FUN learning about the hair that God intended us to have!!  Women of ALL colors!! Welcome!! 

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The Naturalista- A child of God.. Lover of Natural Hair and all it entails. Been natural for 6 years. #CurlyKinkyChicksRock  #ProBlack #BlackIsBeautiful #MusicHead music is my life and it truly does affect my mood, and it soothes me.. If you were to take away music, you’ll take away my soul. #Techie #ImportedFromDetroit. I’m a free spirit, I believe in the #LawOfAttraction. Think of me as a hippie MINUS the “free love” and “hard core drugs” LOL! I’m a huge conspiracy theorist, humanitarian, very in tune with my spirituality, I #EatClean and exercise when I feel like it,… Overall, I’ll like to say I’m a pretty well rounded individual, not the norm at all…. I’m PROUD of that fact! I’m also a GOOF BALL!! My motto for life is simple… “CARPE DIEM!” (seize the day) Oh, and I’m 26 with ZERO, ZILCH kiddies!! I have so much I want to do in life, that excludes them.. Not a diss at the parents though! They are our future!! But yea, that’s “The Naturalista”  in a nutshell..