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Tresses Thursday 4/20/17

Hi and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. This week’s post is about a very simple, easy hair style that just takes patience and two mirrors.

First, I washed my hair using something new, Nature’s Gate. I used their Aloe Vera + Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Shampoo and their Henna + Avocado Shine Enhancing Conditioner, which I believe they do not make  anymore because it is no longer listed on their website. What interested me so much in this line of hair care is that their shampoo and conditioner had specific vital ingredients listed on the front of the bottle.

I still used  Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner and combed my hair with a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly through my hair. Then I twisted all of my hair in to a low bun at the base of my next for a few days.

After a couple of days I unwrapped the bun, and parted the hair into six sections. I used a hand held mirror to make sure the parts were straight and even. From right to left, I braided each section along my head.

At an organic market I was able to find an all-in-one Pure Daily
Moisturizer called Booda Butter. I 20170416_113003.jpghave been using it for last couple of weeks to twist my dreads and let me tell you it is fantastic! For awhile I was just using water and the Direct Leave-In Conditioner, which wasn’t enough to have the hair lock. This Booda Butter boasts that there are 50 ways to use it. It is extremely useful, versatile, and a little goes a long way.

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Amateur Photography

Now days, anyone and everyone is an amateur photographer and film maker, all you need is a smart phone! Snap a couple hundred pictures of random things, and run them all thru Photoshop! The days of paying to process roles of film are long gone for the most part. Who wants to spend money on buying film, and then spend even more money on processing and printing the pictures out? Digital allows for so much more detail, as well as no more wasted materials.

My favorite type of photo is what I consider real life pictures! I don’t want someone to pose for a picture, I want to get a picture of whats really happening at that exact moment in time! Pictures of places are nice to help remind you of somewhere you’ve been, but its the emotion and raw feeling I want to relive when I look through a photo album.

Pictures are also great at reminding you of things you have overcome and for gaining perspective on why your life is where it is now. I’ve looked at photo albums online documenting someones personal transition from being over weight, to being in shape and healthy. I’ve seen slide shows documenting the physical changes that hard drug use will cause over time. Since its creation, a picture has been worth a thousand words, but in the digital era we now live in, I feel like a pixel is worth a thousand words!

I love looking at random picture online and using Google images to view places I’ve never been yet. I love taking pictures of random things such as a stop sign or a building I think looks cool. I also love living in a city that recognizes the importance of art in the community. Mural artists are hired to paint over graffiti and sculptures are incorporated into our public transit system. People need to be reminded to feel and experience life. We all need to be reminded of what separates us from all other species of life on this planet, our ability to create something that inspires feelings in others.

Take as many pictures as you can and live in the memory, don’t just remember! Both photos in this post are from my personal collection taken in Ocean City Washington.beach edited1.jpg

Feel The Bern!!!!!

This weekends caucus in Washington State proved that the people want Bernie Sanders! Why we want Bernie is so simple, I really don’t think I need to get  into detail. My issue is still with the way the electoral credits work in this country. Why should a state with a smaller population have more say than the majority of voters? Then I hear stories about polling places being shut down or people being turned away to feel like their vote doesn’t matter. Then we see videos of Trump rallies where people are being assaulted and the crowd is cheering on the attack! What is happening to this once great country? Have we all become so completely detached from our humanity that this has become acceptable behavior?

I can honestly say that right now I’m afraid! I fear for the future that awaits my children if we continue to allow such a small percentage of people continue to impoverish the entire nation for their own personal profit. How long can we really afford to have a majority of the population on some form of assistance program, when the real problem is allowing corporations to pay employees low wages at the same time as paying stockholders and CEO’s millions and even billions! The fact that this country doesn’t have a federal minimum wage that is actually a living wage.