QUICK BITES: Practicing Patience With Chescaleigh

Today’s post is a quick lil somethin’, simply because I’m working on something REALLY special for tomorrow!

I peeped this video by the hilarious natural hair blogger/graphic designer/YouTube queen Chescaleigh (aka Franchesca Ramsey), and HAD to share (in case you guys haven’t seen it yet):

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Patience – what a novel idea in the natural hair discussion! A timely reminder though – I was just speaking with a fellow curly girl who was DYING to know what product/treatment would snap her hair growth into overdrive. She didn’t look extremely satisfied when I reminded her that no matter what she put in her body or on her hair or scalp, she still had to practice the virtue of patience.

Chescaleigh’s video wasn’t without its criticisms, but her intelligent wittiness got the point across quite clearly to me. All too often, I see women who choose to wear their hair naturally fall into the marketing traps of brands promising everything under the moon. Hell – I used to be one of them! It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy, but the Patience video will hopefully make its viewers step back and put things into perspective.

I’ve followed the blogs/vlogs of all of the ladies featured in the video: Fran from HeyFranHey, Nikisha (born in the Tdot!) and Cipriana from UrbanBushBabes, Taren Guy, and Myleik from Curlbox. If you’ve never checked them out, what are you waiting for?

Is patience in your hair care regimen? Have you forgotten it, or tossed it aside like a product that doesn’t work for you anymore? Also, don’t forget to vote for ’83 To Infinity in the Black Weblog Awards! I’m in the finals for Best International Blog and Best Writing in a Blog – and there’s just over a week left for voting! Hit up the ballot on your laptop, your cell phone, your BFF’s iPad, your work computer, at the library, wherever! You can vote once per device!

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