Friday, February 15, 2013

You don't need olive oil and keratin, you need a miracle

I overheard a conversation between two women in an elevator. Woman #1 was asking woman #2 what kind of hair care products she used. Woman #2 said she used olive oil conditioning and Keratin treatments, woman #1 said she needed to get some of that right away. *BLANK STARE*

Here is the thing, woman #1 had a little bit of hair. Since I believe that the term nappy has taken on a derogatory connotation, I don’t use the word. Thus, the only way I can describe woman #1’s little bit of hair is that it was super extra curly and, I don’t know if this is possible, but the curls looked….angry. Woman #2 had hair that is easy to describe, her hair looked like Pocahontas hair. [Don’t be jealous, she had a face like a young Al Sharpton, for reals].

I know it is tempting to think that you can alter your whole appearance by doing one thing that someone else does. For example, many a woman has fallen prey to thinking she can look like Beyonce by buying House of Dereon clothing. As a preliminary matter, I don’t know that Beyonce actually wears any of that stuff. More significantly, whatEVER Beyonce wears has been put together by a team of stylist, tailored to her specific body and by the time you see it, likely air brushed from here to eternity. So yeah, let that go.

The point is this, there is only so much you can do to enhance the natural gifts God has given you. And if you have super short tight angryish curls, the only way you are getting the Pocahontas look is if you buy a Pocahontas wig. I don’t care if you bath in olive oil and keratin, it’s not happening. If people could grasp this simple concept, we would have far less fashion travesties and disgruntled consumers.


  1. LOL LOL LOL LOL. SO TRUE. My curls are extremely happy but I wanted my hair straight without chemicals. Keratin is the business. My hair stayed straight for a week. What bothers me is people saying one, I'm lying about not indulging in creamy crack and two "black people" don't have naturally curly hair and I must have a texturizer! Blank stare! However, olive oil and keratin on angry curls would look like she fought with grease and lost. Angry curls have a hard time allowing anything in. It just sits on top. Look at an angry curl coming out of a pool. WOW is all I can say. With that being said.....embrace what God gave you angry curls and all. Think about a woman who endure a week of chemotherapy....she would love to have angry curls.
    Krishawna Scott

  2. I love you for that line "looks like you fought with grease and lost." OMG, I'm dyin laughing!