“When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn’t mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.”—(via aimlessdrifter)
And this stuff is still on the market. I owned some when I was younger cuz I was told to use it to lighten my dark knees and elbows from playing so rough as a kid.
Well, I may not use this to make me lighter or brighter but it does DEF help with scarring. So if we say, “And this stuff is still on the market.” then we must refer to coco butter as well. Any I think it’d be hard to find a black person/women ready to step down from endorsing coco butter. Let’s not blame the product for the advertisements of the past.
I hear what you’re saying, but keep in mind that cocoa butter is natural & from the earth, bleaching creams aren’t. Also, I can honestly say that I’ve received better and quicker results with cocoa butter for discolored skin than I likely did from that bleaching creme. Exfoliating my elbows and knees helped drastically as well.
Yes, coco butter is natural but they both do the same thing. Coco butter helps for most of your body but one place you can’t use it is your face. Even though some people do, you shouldn’t. Personally, I need something with hyroquinone to fade my scars. I have scarring from acne so Nadinola it is. Plus it’s cheaper than going to the dermatologist and putting in a prescription for the same exact thing.
But as I said, let’s not blame the product for the advertisements of the past. Honestly, if anyone goes around thinking bleaching cream means a cream used to bleach your skin to a lighter color, then I’d say they’re one lucky individual to be that ignorant. Meaning, they probably don’t suffer from scarring that often. Most people of color have hyper-pigmentation and that’s what it’s for..basically spots. I’ve never had my skin general skin color change from using this, just helped my scars fade. And let me point out that advertisements of the past were very ignorant, period (i.e. there was this ad that played during soul train in the 70’s saying that they’re product is good because it’ll make you pretty and that was it.) Ads use to be extremely simple minded in the past. While that’s not the same as saying lighter is greater, it’s the same x variable; simple minded advertising. Point is, it’s not advertised that way anymore. And personally, believing bleaching cream actually makes you an overall skin tone lighter sounds like believing snake oil does wonders.
So what is your routine for exfoliating your elbows/knees? What do you use?
ok so…I’ve been getting into the whole youtube beauty guru community right….and I’ve found myself delving into the whole “gone/going natural” community….. ……….
……ok, so let’s put this out there1) My hair is naturally long2) My hair is naturally curly So on one hand, it’s not that hard for me to go natural because my hair is long and most people weave it up to get my length…..on the other hand, it’s hard for me to go natural because of my naturally curly hair…You know, some parts are puffy while other parts are straight…and wetting it all the time can cause hair loss So I’ve actually been natural for a year and a half. Oki doke, let me say this, the first year was easy. While it was annoying time to time dealing with the puffy spots, I dealt with it bc I was really busy. Plus I wanted to see how long I could go without getting a relaxer because I just wasn’t feeling the chemicals and what not anymore. But it’s interesting bc I was accustomed to getting a relaxer every 6-12 months…..I really felt like I NEEDED to get it done in order to deal with my hair…Why you ask? Bc my hair would get to a point where it would curl into itself so much that I would have to comb it out 2-3 times a day to detangle it. Oh wow, I just remembered when that was a problem….Well it’s not anymore amazingly lol…I’m amazed bc I have to think about what I did to change that… Ok so, I am now natural. I no longer want to use relaxers on my head. So what do I do???? Well one thing that changed things is I got the avanti wet to dry croc flat iron…that thing works wonders. That was a huge step. When I wear my hair naturally now, well wet, I only use protects that promote hair growth and boost it *spritzers*. And my hair now looks like this:::
Well the first pic was me gone natural too. Anywho, I really like how my curls looks in this pic and I LOVE the fact that I hardly used any products. One big thing I do to prevent hair loss is I comb my hair while I’m still in the shower. HUGE difference. You know what I dont understand though???? Watching girls talk about how they’re natural and they’re wearing a weave!!!!!! Please, someone tell me, what is natural about wearing a weave or wig??? Seriously though. I dont care if you use synthetic or human. It’s still not NATURAL. I grew up thinking natural meant freely and proudly wearing the hair on your head. Don’t get me wrong, if someone wears a weave or wig for fun go ahead…. if you want to wear a weave to help your hair grow, so be it….But I’m talking about those girls who always get a weave or wear a wig then try to say they’re natural…BITCH— sit your ass DOWN! And I apologize if that translates into an angry tone, bc I do not say it angrily. Just how it naturally pops into my head in its’ rawest form. If you wear weaves, if you wear wigs, WEAR THEM! No problem with that at all. But dont act like you’re natural bc aint sht natural about wearing someone else’s hair on YOUR HEAD. That actually sounds mad creepy when I think about it. Oh well, I would still do it. EHRMMMM— no I wouldn’t. I would be attracted to the idea of getting a weave put into my hair to help my hair grow but I HATE having a weave in….I’m so not cut out to wear a weave. Wearing a weave gets me pissed off at all the girls who religiously wear one. Like , what hell people, why put your self through the pain and misery?! For what?! You better be getting paid…and producing a hot ass photoshoot….ok well you dont have to be doing a photoshoot but you better get paid for the pain….