Makeydah’s Pantry | I sell stuff online too

There was once a quiet little internet store launch that happened on October 3rd.

I was on vacation so the fanfare was limited.

 

Check it out here

Be easy

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Embracing tight curls

4C hair, unstretched, little to no product

I love natural hair, and I love scrolling through Tumblr and looking at all the beautiful pictures of fabulous black women and their equally fabulous, glorious natural hair.
But, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t notice the over abundance of sisters with more of a curly texture and less of us with the kinkier coils circulating around the net.

Teesha – 4C Hair Icon

This leaves me feeling a little left out, or as if my hair isn’t as appealing as say someone with a looser curl pattern.
I mean let’s face it – darker skin and kinkier hair are things that have been less desired in our community and we all know why that is.
I often find myself wondering why sisters with the fluffier less kinky hair ever felt the need to relax their hair as it is not deemed as ‘niggardly’, ‘unkempt’ or reminiscent of slavery as hair like mine.

Nneka – 4C Hair Icon
Teesha – 4C Hair Icon

Don’t get me wrong, I love myself just the way I am, but being honest, when I was younger I used to wish for a more relaxed type of curl so I wouldn’t have to endure the teasing about my edges or my nappy kitchen.
Now that I’m a grown ass woman, I have learned to embrace and cherish the hair I have been blessed with.
It gives me my character and is a part of who I am.
But it would be nice to see hair like mine on women as dark as me being reblogged with such ferver and admiration as my lighter skinned sisters or the sisters with more of a curly, fluffy hair texture.
I’m just saying.

*Photos included in this post are not mine but have all been properly tagged, linked and/or credited

Big chop?

My hair is relaxed.  I remember not really wanting to do it when I did,  but my SO liked it better relaxed plus I wanted a job and where I live (in a very racist small town) your chances of landing a job with a nappy Lil fro are slim to none.
Two years later, I had great growth but lots of breakage.
My breakage has gotten so bad now that the entire back of my head is no more than two inches long while the front,  sides and very back are about 7.
Yeah, it’s time to cut this shit off.
I’m holding onto a dream.
Because of this, I have seriously been thinking about going  natural again.
I mean last time I tried.  I really did.  But I just didn’t know what the fuck I was doing and looked a hot ass mess most of the time.
I was considering this time to rely on braids (extensions),  wigs and headwraps to look decent.
I don’t know.
I don’t want to make any rash decisions.
I mean,  it really isn’t that serious.  I just want my hubby to like how I look too.
Ugh… Decisions,  decisions.