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Now that you know a bit about me, onto the topic of the day – hair blogs. As someone who used this very blog as a major resource and now authors what I hope is an additional resource for women on my own site, I would like to address those of you who may be new to your healthy hair journey on how to get the most from a hair blog. According to Merriam-Webster, the word “blog” is defined as a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer. A blog is not an instructional manual, a foolproof map, a voice of authority, expert opinion, or a scientific source of information. The reason I feel it necessary to make this distinction is because many of us are so zealous and excited at the start of our journeys and if we see someone with hair as gorgeous as Traycee’s – the first thing we want to know is “Exactly what does she use, how does she use it and how did she grow it.”
I absolutely love talking hair and one of the brightest parts of my day happen when someone tells me they found something or information I’ve shared to be helpful. But I know that I am not a hair expert and I’ve never told anyone “This is how to grow Black hair long” and neither has Traycee. Instead we share our personal journeys, do a bit of research and present the information, and share our hair lives with you.
Remember that everybody’s DNA is unique and since no two people are exactly the same (not even identical twins when you factor internal and external factors), no two heads of hair are the same. So buying every product Traycee, or even myself, has ever loved, tried or mentioned in the exact same ways will not guarantee success for you on your hair journey. Blogs are meant to provide information from one point of view based on the author’s experiences. From the information presented, you should then do a bit of research on your own – verify the information provided, check your favorite sites to see what other’s have to say on the same topic, ask the ladies on KISS for their opinions, and remember a great deal of a HHJ is trial and error. If you recognize that hair blogs are meant to serve as both resources and entertainment – not an exact scientifically proven or surefire way to grow your hair long in the fastest way possible. Any website or “blog” that makes those types of promises probably is not worth your time reading, let alone following its advice.
That being said, happy blog surfing and I’ll catch ya in cyberspace!