So where have I been? What I been doing all week?
Well let’s see, I almost passed out ay work found out I’m on the dehydrated tip.Me and the heat aren’t getting along too well.For this reason I am laying low on the blog for a bit, sorry.
As for my fro, it’s glorious isn’t it? I has been wearing my long Rapunzel weave (u-part wig) from Glamour House of Hair and let me tell you something…my scalp was mad at me! When I took my u-part off (it was sewn on) my hair underneath almost looked like one of those Youtube Vids of people who have years of matted hair and walk in the salon like they have no clue.It literally look 25 minutes to was my hair,I’m embarrassed to say.My hair grew about an inch and a half though I swear I aint lyin.Get you a good sew-in , take care of your leave out, and let the magic take place under the mountain of tracks protecting that scalp.
After hours of deep conditioning I blow dried my hair and turned in Pam Grier.My hair was almost twice this size, but you know humidity.After a week of wearing my hair out and receiving nothing but compliment upon compliment, I am proud to say I’m over it lol.Its too much work after day one to keep my fro looking like a fro. Currently it looks like something similar to Gumby.Its lumpy ,easily moldable, and unkempt.Everyday it gets smaller and more tangled;memoirs of a 4c geisha.
No more fro talk for now.I only did it cause I know yall would ask.The next thing you want to know about is my amazing dress.I know, I know I am slaying for the Ankara gawds (I’m sooooo humble, right? Lol)! Ankara or sometimes referred to as Dutch Wax Prints, have become much more mainstream in the U.S.Many African Americans and American designers are embracing their African heritage through fashion which has really ignited a collective idea of cultural reverence in the black community.Acutally I think more fro talk would be more appropriate as the natural hair movement and the surgence of African prints in the African American community can go hand in hand.As many of us (myself included) start to love our natural features including textured and sometimes kinky and coiled hair we feel much more of a connection to our lost African roots and feel the need to embrace them.
Many reject the term African American for many reasons however for me, it is a reverence of where I come from (ancestrally).I am also Jamaican but the only difference primarily between the two is a boat stop.We were all stolen from our homes , enslaved, raped, tortured, forced to work from free,creativity stolen,ripped of our cultures and languages, mocked, made to hate our melanin, full facial and body features,and our hair.No, it’s not something to ‘get over’ when almost every black person I know has a last name that stems from the last name of slave owner of their ancestors.It’s easy for a people to not have pride in who they are when they don’t know who they are. So for me and many others, African prints and Ankara are ways to reconnect with a part(s) of us that was ripped from us hundreds of years ago.I do plan on doing an Ancestry.com look up to learn more about where exactly in Africa my ancestors are from because I wanna feel complete and then brag on where they are from.I mean, isn’t that normal?
My amazing dress is from Aden Secret (IG @Adensecret).You can shop it here for $95.All of their pieces are handmade with care so for all you anti-fast fashionistas, this one is for you.I am wearing a size small just for referece.All of my readers also use code RENEE10 for get 15% off any purchase from the whole site! So head over to www.adensecret.com
Check out some more Ankara looks below with pieces from one of my fave companies, Midget Giraffe. I would type much more but I'm so tired.Oh yea guys, YA GIRL IS PREGNANT!! THAT HAS BEEN THE REASON BEHIND MY HEALTH SCARES AND DEHYDRATION.I DIDNT WANT TO KEEP YOU GUYS IN THE DARK AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MY JOURNEY WITH YOU ALL FROM THE BEGINNING!!! I HAVE BEEN KEEPING THIS A SECRET FOR A WEEK AND I AM ABOUT TO BURST WITH EXCITEMENT!! AAAAHHHHH!!!!
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