Saturday, 21 March 2009
Ok, so I have already done my mandatory blog post for Saturday but then yesterday, I received my first email which was surprising because I had not yet posted anything, so thank you very much for the email. However, that said, the email itself was like a hot steaming turd (that’s English for a number 2) through my mailbox. The lady was not happy (and I mean NOT HAPPY) that I had listed K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Sista) as one of the blogs that I follow. I will not post any part of the email but I will address her listed grievances since one person being vocal probably means there may be others who may feel the same. Yes, I really do follow K.I.S.S! I am a natural lady with no intention of ever relaxing my hair and I love positive and upbeat people and Traycee is one of those people. We are multifaceted human beings, a person’s hair does not dictate who they are. No, I do not comment on K.I.S.S because I have nothing to comment on. I think her site is mostly tailored to hair care for relaxed hair and I know nothing about that. My previous experience with relaxed hair ended up with my hair on the floor and I don’t think K.I.S.S readers want to hear from me. A lot of her advice is useful for people wanting longer hair – meaning keep your hair in protective styles and keep it moisturised, eat well and exercise. The message doesn’t change for natural hair or relaxed hair. Does this mean I’m endorsing K.I.S.S? Going by the number of times I’ve mentioned the site, you would think so lol. However, there is no endorsement or advertisement deal. Just because I like a particular blog does not mean others will. I do list it because I actually like it. Am I encouraging other women to relax because they see Traycee’s hair? I do strongly believe that once someone decides natural hair is for them, then they will stick with it and work with it. Some women will come to that decision immediately, others will cycle through relaxed and natural phases, others may never want natural hair. These are just the facts, there is no arm twisting involved to change people’s mind. I love a good debate, so let's hear it, natural girl following a relaxed girl site, is it harmful?