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What Exactly Do African Men Truly Want In Their Women? Beauty, Bust, Bum, Brawn, or Brains?

Nature offers visible proof of a symphony of diversity. In fact, life is beautifully variegated in manifold respects. Call it a sweet pie.
Stirred by a recently released book Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body written by an evolutionary biologist at Cambridge University, I would like to pose this piquantly engaging question: What do African men look for in a woman? Beauty, bust, bum, brawn, brains, something banal or benign? Or, they simply want the whole package and more?

According to Professor David Bainbridge, the author, intelligence is by far the most attractive quality for men looking for a long term partner because it demonstrates that his chosen partner is likely to be a responsible parent. He also adds that it suggests she was raised by intelligent parents and so was likely to be well fed and looked after in childhood, and so healthier. In his own words, Professor Bainbridge said: “Breast size doesn’t matter. The main thing that men are looking for is intelligence. Surveys have shown time and time again that this is the first thing men look for. It shows that she will be able to look after his children and that her parents were probably intelligent as well, suggesting that she was raised well.”

Is it really true that men value intelligence in women far above striking beauty, large breasts, shaped derrière, and long legs?

Furthermore, Prof Bainbridge adds that men actually do not care how large breasts are as long as they are symmetrical. He told the Hay Festival that, “Actually large breasts are more likely to be asymmetric and men are more attracted to symmetry. And they look older more quickly, and men value youth.”

While for legs, according to him, it only matters that they are straight, as bent, uneven legs suggest a developmental illness, like rickets. He said, “And men are not looking for long legs. Straight legs are a sign of genetic health so that is something that is more attractive, but surveys have shown most men prefer regular length.”

Perhaps as an unsurprising argument, he posits that men also look for symmetry in facial and bodily features which suggests ‘stable’ genes and youthful partners. He even adds that studies have shown that men who are four to five years older than their partners are more successful.

What I found quite interesting is the idea that men do like women to be curvaceous with voluptuous thighs and bottoms, and a waist that is much slimmer than their hips, and that carrying a bit more weight on the thighs and the bottom suggests that a woman has stored enough fat during puberty to adequately provide for the huge requirements of a growing baby.

It was also quite eye-opening to learn that the development of babies’ brains relies on fat supplies stripped directly from their mothers’ thighs and bottoms, especially during breastfeeding, and that the quantity of such fat supplies may directly affect a child’s intelligence and chances of survival. He even adds that it is one reason why such fat is the hardest of all to shift by dieting because the body instinctively saves it. He further argues that women have traded muscle for fat so they are about a third as strong.

Bainbridge makes a statement that may not come as a surprise to most of us, that “people are more likely to help, employ, give a reduced prison sentence to, want to be friends with, or admit to university attractive women with high status”.

Reading some of the thoughts above made me stop and ask this important question: What exactly do African men really and truly want in/from their women?

In my article Self-improvement Diaries 1: The Overrated Feminine Form ( I wrote, “I have heard it said, if your outer beauty attracts me, it is your inner beauty that will keep me. And while society will always continue to prattle on about outward beauty; as most women continue to discover, that type without a corresponding inward beauty, is truly overrated. So, go out and be a better you! It will make you more desirable. For as most men and women will agree: a rancid interior stains an exquisite exterior.”
Personally, I think most genuine African men want a woman who is kind and respectful—and perhaps religious! After all, great beauty, bust, bum, brawn, or brains are worthless without godly character.

From the great book, there is sound advice worth following. 1 Peter 3:1-6 (KJV): “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”

In our truly religious society, I remain of the view that godly men will equally seek godly women. Yes, women who will continue to help them to live in line with God’s Word, and not as their (women’s) flesh dictate. In fact, they will prefer women in whom the Spirit of God dwells and those who act as a force for good.

King Solomon was right when he wrote, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30 NKJV).

However, it may appear that some women are just too “spiritual” they don’t take care of themselves, and succeed in driving away their supposedly godly husbands. Here again, balance (a priceless virtue) wins the day.

By writing this article, I am putting the question up for discussion. If you are an African man, what do you value most in a woman: beauty, bust, bum, brawn, or brains? Or your numero uno quality is godliness?

Moreover, if you are a woman, what does your husband value most in you? Or, what seems to be the main thing that future suitors appear to be drawn to?

We all have personal opinions on this topic. Let’s get talking.

Source: Angelina K. Morrison/

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7 Things to remember when dating an introverted man

Being an extrovert with a hot temper I find it difficult to deal with introverted people. A few years ago I was dating a very shy man and our relationship collapsed because I couldn’t meet his basic needs and I couldn’t understand fundamental things about being an introvert. Most people, and I was no exception, credit numerous stereotypes about introverts.

Yes, they are reserved, sometimes strange and hard to understand, but they are people as well. Moreover, dating an introverted man can have many advantages. So, what should you remember when dating someone who’s more withdrawn than you? Here are 7 essential tips for dating an introvert.

1. Silence isn’t a sign of estrangement

A different style of communication is the most striking and significant thing about dating an introverted man. My boyfriend kept silent most of the time; thus I had to carry on most of the conversation, which was tiresome at times. When your man isn’t asking you questions or isn’t joking, most probably he’s not interested in you as a woman. With introverted men, it’s absolutely different. They talk less, but whenever they say something it’s really important to them. Introverts simply don’t waste time on silly talk.

2. Less violent conflicts

If you’re dating an introvert, you will rarely have severe conflicts and fights. Introverts never act and speak rashly. They need a lot of time to reflect on things; therefore their responds are deliberate. Chances are you’ll forget about the argument, but your sweetheart can start talking about it in several days. When you really want to settle a conflict, adopt a patient behavior. An excessive pressure will only lead to distrust and resentment.

3. Your social life will be different

Get ready that your spouse will never be the center of attention at a party, during friend gatherings or a party with unknown people. In fact, introverts don’t lack communication skills and they aren’t anti-social; they just need less time socializing. You should also be ready to spend a great amount of time at home watching films or reading. Spontaneous and unplanned events are highly stressful and unwelcome for introverted people. You won’t go out every day, but if your leisure time is properly planned, your guy will be more confident and comfortable.

4. Introvert can’t be converted into extrovert

This is the most common mistake most people make when dealing with introverts. You can’t change their temperament and it’s no use struggling with their personality. Being pushy is indeed the worst strategy you can choose. You won’t stir up your partner by asking him thousand questions or telling jokes. Most probably your man will retreat to save his sanity. You shouldn’t urge your partner to do anything or embarrass him, especially in public. It’s very hard to change yourself and it’s almost impossible to change another person. Remember it.

5. They need more me time

It always made me frustrated, but I couldn’t accept this aspect of our relationship. It doesn’t mean I wanted to spend every second with him, but I suffer when I feel lack of attention. Introverts need more time to recharge their strength and energy. Stillness and solitude are essential things they will always need. Thus, don’t minimize the importance of me time and try not to take it personally. If you aren’t able to adjust to this need, your relationship would be rather disastrous.

6. Honesty is a huge plus of being an introvert

A great advantage of dating an introvert is that your man will always be honest with you about his feelings and thoughts. Introverts focus their attention on people they are interested in. While extroverts are often superficial and pretended, introverted people say and do exactly what they mean. Don’t be afraid that you partner is a player or that he might be cheating on you. If you’re dating an introvert, you can be sure you’re the only one in his life. Moreover, introverts tend to stay in long-lasting relationships since they’re very picky when choosing a girlfriend.

7. You should show tolerance and indulgence

Sometimes it’s awfully hard to accept his strangeness and those special needs. It feels difficult to get along with an introvert when you have totally different desires. You want to go to a party, while he tends to stay at home. Or, you’re overflowed with emotions and your partner just can’t take it. An introvert will never belong to you 100 percent. Introverts seem moody at times because they are utterly introspective and sensitive to their feelings. You should give them a lot of time to process. Remember that a compromise is a pledge of any healthy and long-lasting relationship. Try to understand that your introverted man also makes efforts to handle your relationship, even if you don’t notice that.

It’s up to you to make your extrovert-introvert relationship comfortable and satisfying. Like any other relationships, it requires great work, common efforts and compromise. Just a little understanding and sacrifice will help your relationship flourish and work out. Remember that love is about accepting but not changing a person. Have you ever dated an introverted man or girl?

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1. The Chatterbox
This is the woman who never shuts up, barely stopping to breathe. Seemingly only concerned about what is going on in her life, she always has to make a comment about everything and dominates conversations.

2. The Desperate Chick
This type of woman will seem fantastic at first, until she starts talking about your wedding location, how many kids she wants and the name of your future dog–right after the first date! When a woman advances WAY faster than normal,watch out. She NEEDS a man so bad that she’s willing to put anybody in that slot, even the homeless
guy on the corner.3. The Overly-Critical Woman
Anything you do for this type of woman is simply not good enough. Nothing seems to work unless it is done according to her standards. Anything that is said by anyone will be quickly taken out of context to become some sort of insult or some reason to wage war against the world. This type of woman has plenty of emotional baggage and will make you an angry and bitter person as there will be nothing but misery with her.

4. The Bimbo
This type of woman can’t obtain a GED but has managed to secure a PhD in the science of the bedroom. This is an intellectually challenged woman who looks great but, in all honesty, shouldn’t open her mouth. Her skills are unquestionably only rooted in the physical realm and unless you’re just after one-night stands, you do not want to bring a stupid girl home to meet Mom and Dad. The majority of girls you see on the streets everyday fall into this category,

5. The High Maintenance Chick
If this type of woman breaks a nail, she expects you to drop everything you’re doing to drive her to the salon immediately. Her daddy always told her she was a princess and she expects to be treated like one at all times. She has expensive taste and expects you to shower her with only the best things and take her out to posh places on a regular basis. If you don’t have a lot of money and a penchant for luxury, don’t even bother.

6. The Clingy Girl
This woman is a nuisance who can’t go anywhere or do anything without the company of her man. She’ll adopt your interests, calls 20 times a day and fly off the handle anytime she’s not around to monitor your behavior. This type of woman will smother any chance of you missing her by insisting that you spend every waking moment with her, refusing to let you go out with the boys or spend any significant amount of time with anyone else.
7. The Baby’s Mama
This woman has a great physique, great personality and her toes are pretty too! There’s only one problem–she’s got a pretty large amount of children with assorted “baby-daddy’s”, and when women like this get desperate, any and every guy has the potential to be “daddy.” This woman got knocked up by somebody that she was supposedly in love with, and not only is she a bad judge of character, she’s GROSSLY irresponsible. The same guys that are “jerks” now are the same guys she once thought the world of and had unprotected sex with.
8. The Gold Digger
The Gold-Digger will compliment you on your expensive watch, ask you what kind of car you drive, what you do for a living, where you live and so on. Like the high maintenance woman, the Gold Digger is basically looking for a sugar daddy, she’ll size you up within the first five minutes and drop you just as quickly if your cash flow runs out and you can’t take her shopping anymore. These types of women will just suck your wallet dry and leave you emasculated. Fortunately,you can usually see this type coming from a mile away. She wants to write out the names of all her designer items and post it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
9. The Club Girl
Club girls are nothing more than fantasy women who have been practically living in bars and clubs since they hit the legal drinking age. They have beautiful faces with full lips, big doe eyes, great legs, and all the curves you could ever ask for. The problem in dating these women is that they love to wear clothes that show off their great assets not just to you, but to every Tom, man-hood and Harry on the street. A woman like this may be carefree and wild; however, once you take a closer look, you’ll realize that her entire life is a party and most nights will end with her puking in your car. Or waking up hungover, in some guy’s bed in the morning.
10. The Feminist
This type of woman can never be pleased by a man and she believes that men are the cause of all the pains and suffering of society. It is her strong belief that women are much more intelligent than men and are capable of doing things “the right way”. You don’t want to waste any time with this type of woman because anything that you do willalways be negative to her.
Ladies, your take on this article?

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ECG Speaks On Yvonne Nelson’s GH¢22,000 Debt


The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has confirmed that it indeed disconnected power supply to 41 properties at Redrow Developments Limited’s estate at the East Legon Hills in Accra last week.

It has also billed the estate GH¢22,056.1 after it discovered that eight of the disconnected estate houses were using electricity illegally.

The estate agency has so far paid GH¢8,000, the District Technical Officer of the East Legon District Office of ECG, Mr Afukar Sampson, disclosed in an interview with Graphiconline’s correspondent Mabel Aku Baneseh.

Mr Sampson could not state the exact period the illegal connection and enjoyment of power supply began, but explained the ECG had its method of calculating such losses.

He further explained that “most real estate companies do their own internal connections, give each household meters or bill in bulk. In this instance, some of the homes had meters but they were mostly billed in bulk while others paid nothing for the power supplied them.”

Illegal connections

Narrating the incident to the Graphiconline, Mr Sampson noted that his outfit sometime last week, received reports of illegal connection activities at the estate.

“We went there with our estimator called Emmanuel Bediako and we found that some homes had meters while others did not. We also found out that some were enjoying power illegally. We called our Director of Customer Services who instructed us to liaise with the Regional Connection Manager to inform the Loss Control Unit to remove the cables from the illegally connected areas,” Mr Sampson explained.


“On Thursday, May 21, 2015, ECG officials disconnected 16 homes while 25 additional homes were disconnected the following day. Around 3 pm on Friday, representatives from Redrow Estates met with ECG Accra’s Loss Control Unit and at the end we came up with a GH¢22,000 bill for them to settle. Redrow Estate paid GH¢8,000 on behalf of their customers,” Mr Sampson said.

According to Mr Sampson, his outfit also observed that the estate company had connected some properties to power but those buildings were yet to be occupied.

He further explained that the ECG was investigating the matter to determine the actual loss incurred.

Yvonne Nelson factor
Popular actress, Ms Yvonne Nelson, who lives in the estate, has been accused by sections of the media as enjoying power supply illegally.

But Mr Sampson explained that, “no individual is to be blamed. It is the Redrow Estates that is being held responsible for this lapse.”

Ms Nelson led thousands of Ghanaians on May 16, 2015, on a vigil to protest against the incessant power cuts popularly termed as “Dumsor” that the country is experiencing.

The success of her protest march dubbed “DumsorMustStop” according to some pundits, had resulted in a witch-hunt, but an official of the Public Affairs Directorate of the ECG, Mr Dan Agyei-Larbi has denied the rumours.

He said “disconnection of homes for non-payment of bills and illegal connection is an ongoing exercise. We receive tip-offs daily while our own internal investigations also lead us to culprits. It is an ongoing exercise which is not targeted at any individual. The focus is on all companies and persons who have decided to enjoy electricity for free at the expense of a wider population.”

We do not pay bills directly
In a separate interview with the Graphiconline, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Redrow Developments Limited, Mr. Christopher Aryeetey, said “we usually do not payelectricity bills directly on behalf of our clients but in this regard we did it because our contractor did not complete the procedure for acquisition of meters for the affected households. The affected households are new and when there is no meter, we usually arrange with ECG for clients to pay fixed rates. But in this instance, the contractor did not complete arrangements. We hope to procure meters for the affected households before the end of the week,” Mr Aryeetey noted.

Redrow Statement
Meanwhile, a statement through Mr. Aryeetey, on behalf of Redrow Development Ltd. has absolved Ms Nelson of any wrongdoing.

The statement said “we would like to state that the assertion and reports that the entire Redrow Estates has been disconnected is not true.

Further, electricity supply to our client, Yvonne Nelson, who is a resident and the focus of the media stories, has not been disconnected, as reported. We would like to further add that her property is properly metered, and, therefore, has legal electricity connection.”

According to the statement, the company does not condone the illegal use of electricity.

“Redrow Developments sub-contracted the connection and installation of electricity to our estates to an electrical firm. Unfortunately the contractor misinformed management on: status of availability of meters from ECG, and their (ECG) processes for connection of electricity as a temporary measure. Upon an inspection by officials of ECG to our estate, they drew our attention to the illegal connections of 12 houses, and further issued penalties, part of which has been paid. Earnest arrangements are underway, with the great support of ECG to install meters for the affected houses. We would like to thank our clients for their patience and the ECG for their co-operation,” the statement added

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I will be President of Ghana before I die – Akua Donkor

I will be President of Ghana before I die – Akua Donkor

Founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor, has reiterated her ambition of becoming president of the Republic of Ghana.

According to her, she can match up to the other presidential candidates for the upcoming 2016 elections. “Starting a party isn’t a difficult task, so if I’ve been able to do that, why can’t I be the president of Ghana?” she asked.

Madam Akua Donkor, who admits she doesn’t speak English, took a shot at the presidency in 2012, but was disqualified at the prior stages because she missed the filing deadline. However, she agreed to join forces with the PPP, headed by Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, to campaign, and the aftermath brought about many controversies.

On The Delay Show with host Deloris Frimpong Manso on Viasat1, the presidential aspirant revealed that she has spent about 1.2 million cedis (12 billion old cedis) since she began her political career. According to her, she is not bothered she has spent that much money. “I am going to spend more money for the 2016 elections than I did in 2012, because we are about to enter the campaign season,” she stated, adding that she wants to deliver Ghana.

Madam Donkor also denied ever sleeping in Parliament. A picture went viral a couple of years ago that showed the presidential hopeful dozing off in the chamber, but she totally denied she was dozing off.


Her tone went a pitch higher when Delay asked about the controversies surrounding the pick-up truck given to her by Dr. Nduom during the 2012 elections. “I am not Paa Kwesi Nduom’s wife…I don’t live with him to attend school…and I’m not his maid. He asked me to give him my supporters. After he defected from the CPP to form the PPP, he did not get even one supporter. So he asked that I give him my supporters and in return, he’ll give me his Tundra….I don’t owe him.”

Madam Donkor called Dr. Nduom a “thief” because he went to her house to take the pick-up truck without her knowledge while she had upgraded the truck. The conversion became heated…forcing Delay to ask why her mood had changed all of the sudden.


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Two young ladies arrived a Meeting wearing clothes that were quite revealing their body
parts. Here is what the Chairman told them:He took a good look at them and made them sit.Then he said something that, they might never forget in their life. He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; “ladies, everything that God made valuable in this world is well covered and hardly to see, find or get.


1. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.

2. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.

3. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down to get them.


He looked at them with serious eyes and said;
“Your body is sacred & unique” You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”So he added that, if you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct years of extensive exploration.


First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally( legal marriage).But if you leave

your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you always attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally.Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you just freely like that. Keep your
bodies deeply covered so that it invite professional miners to chase you.


Let us all encourage our wives, friends and daughters to dress well and decent!

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Sex with more than 20 women ‘reduces risk of prostate cancer’

There’s good news for the Casanovas of the world – sleeping with numerous women could help to protect men from prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Montreal and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier found that men who had slept with more than 20 women during their lifetime were 28 per cent less likely to develop the disease.

They were also 19 per cent less likely to develop an aggressive type of cancer, compared to those who had had only one female sexual partner.However, the same did not apply to gay men, according to the Canadian scientists. They found that having more than 20 male partners doubled the risk of prostate cancer and made an aggressive cancer five times more likely. Sleeping with one male partner did not affect the risk.

Meanwhile, men who were virgins were almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as those who were sexually experienced.

The findings are from the Prostate Cancer & Environment Study in which 3,208 men answered questions about their lifestyle and sex lives.

Of these men, 1,590 were diagnosed with prostate cancer between September 2005 and August 2009, while 1,618 men were part of the control group.

Overall, men with prostate cancer were twice as likely as others to have a relative with cancer, but the study also found a possible link with their number of sexual partners.

Lead researcher Professor Marie-Elise Parent, from the University of Montreal, said: “It is possible that having many female sexual partners results in a higher frequency of ejaculations, whose protective effect against prostate cancer has been previously observed in cohort studies.

“According to one theory, large numbers of ejaculations may reduce the concentration of cancer-causing substances in prostatic fluid, a constituent of semen.

They may also lead to fewer crystal-like structures in the prostate that have been associated with prostate cancer.

Suggesting why the same did not apply to male partners Professor Parent admitted she could only provide “highly speculative” explanations.

One explanation she said “could be that anal intercourse produces a physical trauma to the prostate”.

The age at which men first had sexual intercourse, and the number of times they had been infected by a sexually transmitted disease, had no bearing on prostate cancer risk.

A total of 12 per cent of the group reported having had at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI) in their lifetime.

Professor Parent added: “We were fortunate to have participants from Montreal who were comfortable talking about their sexuality, no matter what sexual experiences they have had, and this openness would probably not have been the same 20 or 30 years ago.

“Indeed, thanks to them, we now know that the number and type of partners must be taken into account to better understand the causes of prostate cancer.”

On the question of whether promiscuity might now be recommended in health advice to men, she said: “We’re not there yet.”

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12 things you need to know before you dye your natural hair

One of the many ways to add a little life and creativity to your hair colour. It adds a lot of character and personality to your hair making it stand out and stay true to your character.

As alluring as a pop of colour looks on natural hair, an important question to ask is if the process of dyeing your hair is doing more bad than good. Adding chemicals to your hair can be quite aggressive and sometimes take a toll on your hair, so what are some of the basics to know ?

BN Beauty is here to dish on 13 things you should know when it comes to dyeing your natural hair.

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1. Being a D-I-Y lover is great! However, if you know you are not ready to bear the consequences of a bad hair dye job, go to an expert to get your hair dyed. Hair can experience a host of different reactions to dye and if you are not knowledgeable, so it best to have an expert handle your hair.

Be sure to use a qualified hair salon, preferably one you were referred to. This way you eliminate chances of a bad job and have the best results.

2. Just in case you decide you really (really) want to dye this hair yourself – a key aspect of dying is to identify your hair’s actual colour. It goes beyond black or brown because your hair’s natural tone will determine what colour you eventually end up with.

You can ask your (professional) hairstylist for their help in determining what colour you are and if your tone is warm or cool enough to try your preferred hue.

3. Dyeing your hair could result in curl pattern changes for those with natural hair. Whenever you tamper with the hair’s natural protein structure or bonding, it could result in a relaxing effect which will result in curl change. If you have coarse/dense hair, this is less likely to occur, but if your hair is finer than most, you need to be quite careful.

A solution to curl change is to use a curl protector post-dye to help guide the curl back and secure it. Also use loads of protein treatments & moisture to help soften and strengthen the strands.

4. It is important that you are realistic with your colour choice. Nicki Minaj wears a wig, so it is best you get a wig too. Going for a drastic change most times results in unpleasant or extremely drastic & uncomfortable results that you might not be ready to live with.

You could try the wig with the hair colour of your choice to test the waters, and then dye your natural hair when satisfied with your look.

5. Hair might experience porosity i.e the inability to hold moisture. Hair dye gets in direct contact with the hair’s cortical layer; and when this occurs, the cuticle is breached and the hair’s natural porosity is increased. This eventually leads to dryness which could ultimately lead to damage of the hair follicles and strands. It’s like a bottle with holes poked in it – no matter how much water/moisture you put in, it will get dry.

This is mainly why experts suggest that after a dye, deep conditioning should follow regularly. Regular deep conditioning adds that extra moisture the hair needs to reduce the level of premature thinning and loss of hair. Your hair will need an intense protein and moisture-focused regimen to remain healthy.

It is also important to stay away from Chlorine after a dye. This chemical strips away hair cuticles allowing it get into the hair shaft and alter your dye color.

6. Hair may loose elasticity. Naturally, our hair strands can stretch & bend and still return to its normal curl because of its moisture-locking abilities. However, when the hair has lost the ability to do this, it becomes stiff, dry, brittle and breaks off easily. This loss of elasticity means you can no longer park your hair in a bun or handle it day to day without experiencing a level of damage to the strands or loss.

The remedy to this is the same as above – a protein and moisture-focused treatment to give the hair strands strength and moisture enabling better resistance.

7. Use your regular hairstylist when considering a drastic hair change. Your hair is very much like a child, it need someone it is used to – one who knows it, understands its characteristics, what is good for it and what isn’t. This way you know your hair is in good hands and you can be a little more secure in the end-result.

8. Always do a strand or section test. Hair colour doesn’t always come out the way it says on the box because not all hair types are the same and many factors affect the end result. These factors can range from hair texture, porosity and your current hair colour. The hair colour result on the box is the manufacturers best guess of the outcome, however you have to take extra measures to ensure you don’t end up with a totally different hair colour.

9. Colouring your hair means more responsibility. Your hair is now more reactive to certain elements like moisture, sunlight, heat etc; so it is important that you pay closer attention to your strands and what they are telling you. If not this could lead to hair damage and possibly hair loss.

10. Buy more hair dye than needed – I learned this the hard way. Chances are you might need to apply more than budgeted due to hair porosity, coarseness of the hair and even length. So just to be safe, buy a few more boxes than you think you need. Besides, you can always keep the extra box for later.

Also buy a shade or 2 lighter than you want. Hair colour always comes out darker than the dye in the box. So it is best you get a lighter shade then leave it on for longer to get your colour of choice – It is always easier to make hair darker than lighter.

11. If you have sensitive skin, it is better to buy a foam colour dye. This is because this type of dye won’t run or drip onto your skin and cause irritation etc. For women with thicker hair, gel or liquid dyes work better in working through the hair and giving full coverage.

12. You know how hairstylists always tell you not to dye your hair right after relaxing or washing? Well, that’s because dirty hair is more ideal for a dye. The scalp’s natural oils help prevent irritation on the scalp; and it is easier to section and work through dense-like hair.

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New Panties That Prevent Pregnancy and STIs


Protective panties are coming to a bathroom vending machine or sex shop near you. New Woman’s Choice brand medicated underwear are predicted to replace condoms as the preferred contraceptive method for the one night stand.

You can slip these discreet underwear on up to six hours before intercourse, and they will help protect a woman against pregnancyand many sexually transmitted infections.

The special undergarment is coated in a blend of antibiotics, spermicide, and pesticide, which is up to 99% effective against chlamydia and gonorrhea, pregnancy, and pubic lice.  It must be worn for at least 80 minutes before sex for maximum protection.

It does not prevent the transmission of viruses like herpes or HIV, and is not intended to be used regularly.

Clinical trial participant, Joulee Brown says she is thrilled about the product. “A lot of brothas complain they can’t keep it up with a condom on, and sometimes I’m so drunk I forget the risks. If I’m going out to the club I put the sheer pink panties under my regular ones, and in the morning I don’t have to worry, What happened last night? I can’t wait until I can pick them up at Walgreens.”