365 Days of Dangermas: Day 126 – No Head Wraps For Me

DANGERMASLOGODay 126: May 6, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I went to three stores to find stretched cotton or jersey material for head wraps but had no such luck 😦 I guess I’ll just have to buy more t shirts.
  • I cut all my hair off again. I’ve decided that I like it cut very close and that’s how I plan to rock it from now on!
  • Being a parent can be emotionally draining. I’m drained today.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 122 – I Scream For Ice Cream!

DANGERMASLOGODay 122 – May 2, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • It’s official, I hate my new hair color. However, I’ll get over it! I’m not changing it. Fuck it!
  • I made a sale at my Half.com store. Horray!
  • It’s another beautiful day, so I decided to treat Senia and I to two scoops of Baskin Robbins ice cream. I actually managed to save some for later.
  • I had a long and great conversation with my good friend, Vas Littlecrow. Check her out! She’s very cool 🙂

Nothing for the Dangermas tree. I gotta change this!

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 121 – Alcohol By Fed Ex

DANGERMASLOGODay 121 – May 1, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I’ve been asked to participate on the SmarteRita “Get Waisted” Challenge. I’ve been drinking and I currently have a buzz. Results coming soon!
  • I dyed my hair a shade of dark drown (to get rid of the grey) that is giving me a red tint. Not sure I like it yet. We’ll see how it looks when I get dolled up.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 115 – Pizza, Scandal & Shampoo!

DANGERMASLOGODay 115 – April 25, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Not much to report today. I worked at Wellness. I ordered pizza for dinner with banana peppers, peperoni, ground beef, mushrooms, green olives, and onions. Yummy! I had a nap and now I am watching Scandal. What a life!
  • My arms are sore from lifting two pound weights and so is my ass from riding an exercise bike with a horrible seat. Yea, I am trying to get in shape…again.
  • Product Review – For the past month or so I have been testing out the System 1 Nioxin shampoo and conditioner products for fine/thinning hair. My front edges going over to the right side of my head have always given me growth issues, which is why I love to wear my hair short or shaved, but since using these products I have noticed a slight increase in growth and thickness. I believe it is suggested that the products are used daily, but Black people cannot and should not wash their hair daily because it strips the hair of natural oils. Also, I do not have fine hair; it’s thick and coarse. Nioxin smells minty fresh and tingles your scalp so you know it’s working. If you’re a man or woman with thinning hair issues give it a try! I do wish they had a product line for people of color. Hopefully when they see this review they will take it into consideration.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 79

DANGERMASLOGODay 79 – March 20, 2013:

It’s the first day of Spring and it’ s cold  as hell and snowing! Go figure, Michigan! Tomorrow is Spring school picture day for Senia and I just flat ironed her hair for the first time. She loves it and can’t stop posing! It should make for a pretty cute picture. A lock of  Senia’s hair goes in the Dangermas tree today. Don’t worry I didn’t cut it out; it’s from the brush 😉

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Not Senia’s hair, but pretty darn close…

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 78

DANGERMASLOGODay 78 – March 19, 2013:

Nothing to report and nothing for the Dangermas tree. Sorry! It’s one of  those boring, cold, snowy days where all you really want to do is sleep. I did get some new clothes I ordered in the mail today as well as a badass pair of black and red boots. OOooooooh, I love shoes!

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 74

DANGERMASLOGODay 74 – March 15, 2013:

I finally got a copy of Michael Jackson’s BAD concert at Wembly and let me just say after watching it my Michael mojo is up and running! The DVD is in the Dangermas tree, but I’m sure it won’t be in there for long!

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 64

DANGERMASLOGODay 64 – March 5, 2013:

Today was eventful. I filmed a screen test for a gig as a TV show host. I’ve learned to not get my hopes up, so I’ll just say that things went well and I am proud of myself once again. Also, I started wearing my natural hair out in the open this week; no hats or head wraps. I like this length. I may wear it very short for a while. I also had the nerve to beat my face and paint my nails. Spring must be right around the corner. An emery board has been added to the Dangermas tree! Nope, my iPod camera still doesn’t work 😦

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 58

DANGERMASLOGODay 58 – February 27, 2013:

Here’s another bangle for the Dangerms tree. I love buying bangles and making bangles (I didn’t make this one) but I hardly wear them. I’m more of an earrings kinda girl! Go figure!

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 39

DANGERMASLOGODay 39 – February 8, 2013:

I love African masks! This is one of a small pair that I own that I haven’t found a good place to hang yet, so on the Dangermas tree it goes! By the way,i t did snow a lot last night, but it wasn’t as dramatic as advertised.

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Top Story: Dangerous Lee Interviews Keyshia Cole’s Stylist – DaRico Jackson

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DaRico Jackson

Many Black women go blonde, but don’t think about the health of their hair or which shade is best. What’s your advice?

Blonde is one of those special colors, but it is not for everyone. My advice to anyone that is considering it is to make sure you choose a shade that is opposite your undertones, so that you have a nice contrast to your skin. You don’t want to look monochromatic. If you are not a licensed professional, you should not be doing it at home your self. High lift blonding is a very serious service and you can run the risk of scalp lesions and hair loss.  First, try a strand test  to make sure your hair can handle the chemical process, and make sure you moisturize your hair frequently after the process. It is best use an all-natural oil regime such as INOA, which is ammonia free so that your hair will retain optimum moisture afterwards.

Does Keyshia come to you with style ideas or do you bring the latest looks to her?

Most of the style ideas done on Keyshia are chosen by her. She knows exactly what she wants and I execute. She has a great since of style and great ideas, so the collaborations are always nice. I’d say we have a good thing going on.

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What are the best products for Black hair?

The best products for black hair are those that have natural oils added and sulfate free. Mizani is the best multicultural product, designed for all curl types of hair, hence: (black hair). Mizani means “perfect balance” in Swahili and all of their products have a balance of protein and moisture, which is exactly what black hair needs to thrive.

Hair is a very important part of Black History, what are some of your favorite styles?

Hair is an important part of black history, In fact it’s because of that history, hairstyles are constantly evolving. The 1920’s is my favorite era, with the hot sexy flair of the flapper. Women were rebelling against their husbands after the war, and the bob evolved. I love a good bob because it’s simple, chic, and there’s one for every woman. It’s my absolute favorite hairstyle to cut!

Images Courtesy of Terry Akins PR.

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 28

DANGERMASLOGODay 28 – January 28, 2013:

I did it. I cut my mohawk off and now I am bald! The plan is to let my natural hair grow in Angela Davis style without using chemicals. It’s gonna be a long road! Got any natural hair tips?

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 21

DANGERMASLOGODay 21 – January 21, 2013:

Today we celebrate MLK’s birthday, a very important man in Black and American History. The pen below is one that I have owned for a few years and I display it proudly on a pin-board at my desk. It’s now proudly displayed on the Dangermas tree!

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 18

DANGERMASLOGODay 18 – January 18, 2013:

This is a bangle I purchased years ago, but I also used to make and sell even cooler bangles than this one! I want to get back into it, and I will. On the Dangermas tree it goes!

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Facial Features – What Makes Black Women Beautiful

In the first installment of What Makes Black Women Beautiful, I focused on hair. In the second part of the series I want to focus on facial features. Black women are often thought to be unattractive because of the size of our lips and noses. Many of us buy into the negativity about our noses and choose to have plastic surgery while White women all over the world are having their lips pumped up to achieve what many of us are born with. You gotta love the irony!

Her nose is broad and wide, her lips are pouty and full. It’s a beautiful thing.
Is she not beautiful?
Watch out for her, she’ll chew you up!
I dare you to call her ugly!
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Our features are what make us beautiful!


In the next and final installment I will highlight images of beautiful dark skinned sistas. Skin color is not only an issue for racist White people, but it has also been and continues to be an issue within the Black community.

Skin Tone: What Makes Black Women Beautiful

 

 

Hair: What Makes Black Women Beautiful

The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice! I want this framed on my wall.

There has been a lot of talk lately about the various reasons that Black women are the least attractive women on the planet, thanks to a racist article that was written by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa and published by Psychology Today.

She knows she’s beautiful, and so do you!

Throughout history Black women have always tried to live up to the White mans’ standard of beauty because we have been programmed to do so, thanks to the images we are fed by the media. Many Black women want to “bleach” their skin, wear their hair long, straight, and blonde or get their noses slimmed down in an effort to become something they already are naturally; beautiful.

Look at that bone structure!

What’s strange is that White women want to look like us and White men want women that look like us, that is, if they’re not already with one of us! White women tan and line up at the plastic surgeon’s office to get bigger lips and asses because the White man thinks it’s OK now.

Flawless skin and hair!

I’m here to tell you that as a Black women, I have never had an issue with my hair, skin, nose, big ass, or anything else that identifies me as a Black women of African descent.

Even when it’s all over the place, our hair is beautiful! C’mon, who else can rock this?

I have worn my hair at various lengths, I have worn my hair natural, permed, and jheri curled, I have worn wigs, and I have dyed my hair every shade of red imaginable. I did try blonde once, but died it black the same day because blonde just wasn’t my color (more of you need to realize this), years later I tried blonde streaks…that turned out to be a  better look for me.

Please, keep the chemicals out of your child’s hair. Be happy to be nappy!

Hell, I even date White guys, but that damn sure has nothing to do with me not being aware of my heritage or not having pride in my heritage, nor does it mean that I want to be White. I love my chocolate skin and coarse hair. Never have I once wished I could look like a White woman, so those messages and ideologies that are being pimped in the media that are getting to some of you, have not worked on me. I was raised to love myself, and I was raised to express myself freely; that’s why today you have DANGEROUS LEE!

The next installment – Facial Features: What Makes Black Women Beautiful