I have a backlog of "Movember" posts I need to finish up! So here goes: First off, my fun fact for Movember, taken from Medscape: Men should receive information on screening starting at the following ages: Age 50 for those at average risk of developing prostate cancer Age 45 for those at high risk, including… Continue reading The Transitioning Stage
Here's our Movember "Fun Fact", to raise awareness on men's health: Warning signs of Testicular Cancer: -A hard, pea sized lump on the testicle -Feeling of heaviness in the testicle -Enlargement of testicle -A dull ache in the testicle -Sudden accumulation of fluid in the testicle -Lower back pain -Source: Cancer society of Zimbabwe Where… Continue reading The TWA Stage
Before we get into this interesting topic, let me share a fun fact for Movember, in the hopes of raising awareness of men's health this November: Prostate Cancer risk factors: -Diet high in animal fat -Family history of prostate cancer -Chronic stress -High blood testosterone levels -Exposure to radiation, food preservatives, tobacco and pesticides Cancer… Continue reading From Relaxed to Natural
When I went natural in January 2015, natural hair was a new-ish phenomenon in Zimbabwe. Besides the mapostori women with their short hair, very few people wore their natural hair out. Because of that, I kept my hair in a wig for a good 2 months, and then braided it up constantly until I decided… Continue reading Day 22: How Not To Be THAT Person… the Natural Hair Edition
Hair. A woman's glory. Her obsession, sometimes. When our hair is short, we want it to be longer, when it's long we want it to be even longer. People are making money over "length check" tshirts, where you can check how long your hair is growing. There are hair-growth seminars, meet-ups, elixirs, you name it.… Continue reading Day 11: My Favourite Zimbabwean Haircare Brands
On Saturday, the 2nd of September, I went to a Natural Hair Spring Festival, hosted by Kinks & Fros and Langa Cosmetics. The vision behind it was to model it after the annual CurlFest held in the States, where naturals all over get together, and be fabulous! With food, music and some freebies of course!… Continue reading Day 6: Naturals, Naturals Everywhere!
When I was in high school, it was a given for me that my skin would start itching like crazy when winter hit. It was a disaster, to the point that I’d have scratch marks by September. When I finally told my mom about it, she replied, matter-of-factly, “Your skin’ll be dry.”Since then I’ve realised… Continue reading Part 3: No Ash and Straw This Winter!