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Why you dislike your postpartum body and how to embrace it.

If you have had a baby and you do not like your postpartum body then you are not alone. Most women struggle to accept their postpartum body.  But have you ever wondered "why."" "Why do we dislike our postpartum body?" Why is it so hard to accept the difference?" "Why do so many women opt to change it through surgery or other ways that are advertised ?" Below are some of the top reasons why you hate your postpartum body. 5.  Your clothes don't fit the same After you have a baby, oftentimes your clothes  will not fit. Whether you are 6 weeks postpartum or 10 years, your clothing may never fit exactly the same, regardless of how much weight you lose. As a result some women may start to feel like a stranger in their own body. They may not know what clothes will flatter them anymore or how to find new clothes that look great on them. This can lead women to dislike their body. 4. You feel judged by others It is no secret that we live in an era wher


A Japanese straightner ia a thermal conditioner used to straighten an individual's hair. It is a technique that  originated from Japan to make frizzy, curly, or wavy hair pin-straight while preserving the health of your hair. There are chemicals (the chemical ammonium thioglycolate  is used in this treatment) involved in using this method and this type of straightener usually lasts for at least nine months to a year. During the process, harsh chemicals are placed in the client's hair for a limited amount of time. Then, the hair is washed with a neutralizing shampoo and blow dried. Unlike a relaxer, this process of getting a Japanese straightener can take up to 8 hours (for the first time). The hairstylist is often going back and forth every 3 to 4 hours to retouch the hair.

The price range is  anywhere from $500-$1500 dollars. If a person receives this treatment,  YOU MUST GROW IT OUT OR CONTINUE TREATMENT! ALSO, DO NOT GET YOUR HAIR WET FOR AT LEAST 3 DAYS AFTER THE TREATMENT. This can cause the hair to not be as straight as it should be. Pony tails and tight rubber bands are also strongly not encouraged. Blow drying is not necessary with this particular method. Hair is suppose to remain nice and pin straight. If you want to blow dry your hair that should be fine, however, it should take considerably less amount of time than it would have prior to the straightener.

 As wonderful as this miracle Japanese Straightener sounds, it is not  an excellent way to go if you are African American or black. The candidate for having this process are generally  the following:

  • Caucasian hair
  • Asian hair
  • Latin hair
  • Middle Eastern hair
  • Norwegian hair


    • Hair can become frizzy if you miss a few strands
    • Hair breakage
    • Flat hair
    • Never be able to curl your hair
    • Dry hair
    • Falling out
    • Hair thinning
    • Ongoing treatment can be expensive

    SIDE NOTE: Always consult with your hairstylist prior to making the decision to use this on your hair. Be open and honest and discuss your current products and chemicals that you have in your hair. Also if you are pregnant and nursing, talk to a specialist to ensure their will be no harm done to your child.


      "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb
       (Psalm 139:13)."

      Written By: Te-Shandra Haskett, MBA