Review| Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner

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So towards the end of last year, I was sent a care package by my really good friend which included all sorts of goodies from body stuff to hair stuff. I have never received a care package before so I was absolutely GEEKED about this! I do plan to send her a care package as well one of these days as I think they’re great!

In the package to my surprise I saw the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner. I have never used these products before but have heard LOADS, as I’m sure you have too, about Shea Moisture and the line online. The only product I tried previously from Shea Moisture was the Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie so I was excited to try other products from the line.

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DIY| My Winter Hair Care Shea Butter Mix

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So I’m pretty sure we are all in the midst of winter, unless you are somewhere in the southern hemisphere like Australia that is currently experiencing their summer – lucky for some! With winter comes dry hair, due to the lack of humidity in the air (the air is very dry) so the moisture in your hair escapes into the air.

Now my hair is naturally dry, it generally loses moisture quite quickly so in the winter time it’s even worse. If I get lazy with my routine for even a day, I can end up with some crusty looking hair which is not ideal when you have work the next day! What’s been getting me through these months, especially as I have my hair out instead of braided up, is a combination of my favourite leave in condition, Cantu Shea Butter, and my home made Shea Butter Mix which has been keeping my hair moisturised throughout this dry season. I’ve previously written about Shea Butter but I don’t think I really realised how great of a substance it was until recently. Shea butter is good for the soothing the scalp, it is a great sealant and locks moisture in and it is great at softening the hair as it penetrates the hair quite easily and has moisturizing tendencies.

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3 Years Natural…So What?

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Hi all,

Firstly Happy Holidays!! I hope you have been enjoying Christmas and are looking forward to the new year!

It’s been AGES since I posted (I know, I’m sorry!!). Life got in the way massively this year however my close friend and fellow awesome blogger Essie (Check out her blog here) has been bugging me to start blogging again so I’m starting as I mean to carry on. She also took these lovely photos of me – Thanks Boo!

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Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes and The Black Woman Stereotype

Like many black women in this world I respect Shonda Rhimes. I may not agree with all the content she creates, but I respect  what she represents. A black woman who has excelled at her craft to the point that she has 3 prominent shows on T.V every Thursday evening in the US: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and the new show How to Get Away with Murder starring Viola Davis. She has shown that if you are good at what you do, people will identify with it. All three shows have a diverse fan base and 2 of them have multiple seasons showing how far your art can reach when you are good at it.

I’ve written about Viola Davis before and how she boldly rocked her natural hair on the red carpet a few years ago. I applaud women who have the gumption to proudly stand for what they believe in even if that goes against what society deems acceptable. So I was interested to come across an article in The New York Times about Shonda Rhimes, that was meant to praise but instead came across as insulting towards black women. It perpetuated the stereotype of the “angry black woman” and called Viola Davis “darker – skinned and less classically beautiful” compared to her fellow actresses including Kerry Washington and Halle Berry, among other things.

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