Whether you’re new, transitioning, giving it a thought or already in the game, being a naturalista is no cup of tea, from hair care and maintenance, getting weird looks and answering awkward questions to finding the right products and sticking to them…..Clueless??? we’ve made a list of 10 things every naturalista should own to help you care for and maintain your natural hair while you enjoy your awesome journey.
We know that moisture is the no 1 essential ingredient for natural hair to thrive and remain beautiful, bearing that in mind, every naturalista should own a spray bottle to containing water and other natural moisturizing mixtures to revive dry hair and keep hair looking alive and beautiful. This is also essential during styling to avoid running back and forth to the bathroom to wet your hair while getting you wet in the process.
2. HAIR PINS/THREADS/ROLLER SETS
These things will make your styling life a lot easier, no heat needed. Hair pins whether bobby pins or big fancy pins are a natural girl’s best friend in terms of styling and holding hair in place. Ranging from up dos, side parts, single and multiple buns and what not’s, with hair pins, you have nothing to be afraid of. African threading is another ideal way to ensure good styling through its ability to stretch hair and make it more manageable and open to diverse styles. Roller sets are of different types and they have their different functions, these help with twists and curls while also stretching the hair although you might not achieve as much stretch as you would with threading.
3. A LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Emphasis on “works for you” because every hair type is different, as well as porosity levels and hair textures. It’s cool to play around with products in the beginning, experiment and find out what works for you, most of all its important to research, read product reviews, find out your hair type and supposed product that works for it. There are different types of leave-in conditioners, some are protein enriched while some are not, many of them have long lists of promises, expectations are high and most don’t even deliver… but its most important to check for leave-in conditioners that are water-based (key for hydration) with natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals as these will interfere with your hair’s natural state and bring about damage.
HIV, short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that attacks, alters and weakens the immune system which is responsible for protecting the body against illnesses, it does this by gradually destroying a type of white blood cell in the immune system called T-Helper and then goes on to grow and double itself in the cells.The virus can be found in blood, semen, vaginal/anal body fluids and breast milk and can be transmitted through Unprotected sexual intercourse, Sharing needles and other sharp objects, Infected organ transplant, blood transfusion, Mother to child infection during childbirth and breastfeeding .
Most HIV victims don’t have visible symptoms especially during the first stages of the virus and could infect or pass it on to others unknowingly and this can last up to 10 years or more in most cases.
HIV happens in 3 stages, The Acute Primary Infection(Early Stage), The Asymptomatic Stage(Clinical Latency stage) and The Symptomatic Infection(Late Stage),which if not diagnosed,treated and controlled at the early stages can become complex and eventually develop into Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) which is predominantly the Symptomatic stage and can lead to death with no treatment available.
During the Acute Primary Infection\Early stage of the virus most people might not downright know when they’re infected, but as time goes by they may start to experience symptoms. Most of these symptoms are similar to other viral illnesses and can sometimes be mistaken for Flu. They also can last for about a week or two and then go away
BELOW ARE SOME OF THOSE SYMPTOMS:-
At this point, an infected persons response to the weakened immune system is exhaustion and tiredness. They’d be unable to complete a task or perform at work. This could be a symptom both in the early and later stage of HIV infection.
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Are You an Ambivert?
There are times when you just get confused about your temperament, you can’t really explain your personality.One minute you’re calm, collected and enjoying your own company and the next you’re bored out of your pants and in need of some fire and spice in your life.
If you feel like you’re neither an extrovert nor an introvert, you just can’t seem to fit yourself into either personalities or understand when people explain their temperaments…Don’t fret much coz you’re an ambivert! you’re a something sort of a mixture of an extrovert and an introvert…just in the middle. As an ambivert you have the best of both worlds and as such i’d like to take you on a list of 20 ambivert characteristics which would help you define exactly who you are.
HERE ARE 20 CHARACTERISTICS OF AN AMBIVERT:-
1. YOU FIND IT HARD DESCRIBING YOURSELF[what am i? who am i?]
2. YOU LOVE ATTENTION BUT OFTEN HATE TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTRACTION.[it can be fun and draining at the same time]
3. YOU LOVE TO BE OUT AND ABOUT BUT FIND YOURSELF DRAINED MOST OF THE TIME AND JUST WANT TO GO HOME
4. YOU CAN DO SMALL TALK BUT FIND IT UNNECESSARY A TIMES
5. YOU CAN BE VERY INTUITIVE AND AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS[we can be very sensitive and notice things that most people don’t
Things You Should Stop Doing On Social Media
Social media can be fun and very helpful too, we just can’t deny that it has become part of our everyday life…the post, the pictures,gossips, trends and catching up with friends and stuff, we all want to part of it one way or the other.
Its a sad reality however that even young children have to come to terms with that social media can come with its negative sides and unfortunately it has and will continue to take a toll on people. You don’t want to be under this category of people..
Here are a list of things you should stop doing on social media platforms:-
1. STALKING YOUR EX
We all have been guilty of this more or less, but its not so cool…seriously NOT COOL! Firstly, let the past stay where it belongs… in the past. You won’t be doing yourself any good sticking your nose into ‘yesterday’, its a sign that you haven’t moved on and if you do intend to move on with your life,remember you broke up for a reason. checking up on exes business is not advisable. Be it what it may, they got a new job, has a new significant other, they’re happy without you??? it all doesn’t matter. Move forward and get on with your life.