I Express AUTHENTICITY with Beauty 💯💋
Self-expression is essential because being able to communicate your authentic self to others is key to creating meaningful connections. It also is a sign of self-confidence and self-worth, which are things we all struggle with. Having the ability to share your human experience through self-expression is both liberating and inspiring. Having pride is important because it shows that you believe in yourself. As Queer people, we are often encouraged to downplay ourselves to fit in. But expressing your authentic self, and having pride in who you are - are the most revolutionary things we as queer people can do. It is the start of the journey to liberation. I express beauty through authenticity. How? By trusting my instincts and embracing all the qualities that make me uniquely me. I grew up seeing such little representation of MY type of beauty, that I resented my appearance. Only now do I understand that my individuality is worth celebrating. I am beautiful, and I express it authentically.
Bleaching type 4 natural hair at home
Hey guys, so recently bleached and coloured my own hair at home and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the products I used. Let me start off by saying I have thick/medium- fine type 4 (a) natural hair that was previously box dyed once to a light brown colour but was mostly grown out. I completed this entire process in one weekend and it’s been about a month and my curls are still healthy and intact due to a consistent hair care routine (I’ll share that in another post) The products I used: BLOND BRILLIANCE - Express Nine Level Lightener This is a VERY strong bleach powder but it’s infused with wheat protein so it protects your hair from some damage while processing, my hair was able to lift to a brassy light blonde in an hour. ion - Sensitive Scalp 20 Volume Creme Developer Since the bleach powder I bought was so powerful I opted for a weaker developer which I think played a role in my hair staying intact, it was a nice clean smell and my scalp didn’t get irritated at all. WELLA PROFESSIONALS - Wella Color Charm Gel Permanent Hair Color Honestly this hair colour smells like battery acid. It made my eyes water so bad while I was using it. I applied the colour #611/6N- Dark Neutral blonde at my roots to create and more natural look, then applied #711/7N -Medium Neutral Blonde to my mid lengths and left my ends UNTOUCHED. I also used both dyes to create some low lights and medium lights throughout my head as well. The gel consistency made it very easy to distribute the colour evenly. WELLA PROFESSIONALS - T14- Color Charm Permanent Liquid Toner This toner was perfect to ice out my brassy blonde hair, 4 weeks later and I still don’t need to touch it up. ApHogee - Two-Step Treatment/ Balancing Moisturizer Duo Packette As precaution is did the two step treatment since I did a lot to my hair and I do think it helped keep my hair healthy. CLAIROL PROFESSIONAL - Professional Shimmer Lights Shampoo for maintenance I’ve used once and will continue to use it once a months since i only co wash. I apply it the. Leave it on for 5-10 mins before rinsing.
BLOND BRILLIANCE-Express Nine Level Lightener
Decided to test out the new favorite natural hairstyle everyone is talking about, “the twaidout”, which is basically starting off by braiding the root of your hair and finishing with twisting. I loved the results I got using the michebeauty_ hydrating & twisting butter 😍
my hair for job interviews
I used to purposefully straighten my hair for job interviews because I thought I wouldn’t get the job for not fitting the “norm”. Now I purposefully leave my hair natural for interviews to filter out jobs that don’t fit my norm. •••Love yourself queen 👑
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