On March 31, the Army released an update to its Army Regulation 670-1, along with an educational PDF to assist leaders in instructing soldiers on acceptable forms of grooming.
The PDF included clarifications for both male and female soldiers. Though the 60-page document is loaded with new information, one piece in particular has received a lot of attention: “Twisting two distinct strands of hair around one another to create a twisted rope-like appearance” — a popular style among black female soldiers — is now forbidden. And, in case there’s any confusion, there’s a collection of images that illustrate exactly what they mean. In response to the ban, Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs started a petition asking the White House to reconsider the changes to AR 670-1, as they “offer little to no options for females with natural hair.” And, she’s got a point, read more from >>Refinery29<<
Have you ever wondered why your hair isn’t growing? Why is it breaking?
I have a good news for you 🙂 . Your hair is growing, you are just not retaining length.
Here are few reasons why and solutions:
– Your hairstyles: over manipulation and heat can seriously damage your hair. Leave your hair alone! Use protective styles so you don’t have to manipulate them too much and slow down on the heat.
– Your diet: check your diet. You know what they say: “You are what you eat”. It also works for the hair.
– Loss of moisture: There is only two solutions here. Moisture AND seal your ends. Water (the gold liquid) is a natural’s best friend and should be used daily in your diet or directly on the hair.
Use humectants to retain the moisture and make them more flexible. Humectants act like magnets, their role is to attract moisture that is in the air. However, they should be used with caution depending on the climate you are in. In dry climate, like winter, use moisturising conditionner instead, as there are not enough moisture in the air, otherwise they are excellent to avoid dry hair. Great humectants include glycerin, honey and panthenol.
Once that moisture is in your mane you need to seal it, as it evaporates quickly. Oils and butters such as shea butter, extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil are great sealants.
p.s.: if you suffer from excessive hair loss, you might want to consult your GP.
Stay tuned for more tips!
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This fantastic event Curluscious Talks, had a room full of Naturalistas buzzing with excitement. I was greeted with a warm welcome from the event Organisers Mrs B and Mrs C. My pen and pad at the ready, these ladies took us through a well-orchestrated slide show which addressed key hair issues and provided tried and tested solutions.