There are familiar faces on these trains, people I see every week, going to and fro. I recognize them and they probably recognize me. I don’t know whether they see me, though, for what I really am.
— The Girl on the Train (dir. Tate Taylor)
BTS reaction: the members tease both of you the morning after
This was fun to write! Thank you fro requesting, and sorry that it took me so long xx
Jin: I think he would actually act a bit cockier than usual. So when Jimin teases him about the hickeys on his neck while you’re eating lunch with the boys, he’s just going to shrug with a smirk.
“Well, at least I got some. Want me to help you get any girls so you can get hickeys, too?”, he says, and that is followed by shocked faces and laughs from the other members.
Suga: When you and Yoongi leave his room in the morning, you meet Hobi in the kitchen. Your entire neck is covered in bit marks, all the way down below you collarbones. Yoongi can see that Hobi is about to say something, and simply sends him a glare that tells him that he’s dead if he says anything while you’re still there. But when you’re gone, he’ll just counter all of the guys’ remarks with smirks and sarcastic comebacks.
J-Hope: This depends on which member does the teasing. If it’s Namjoon or one of his hyungs, he’s going to feel slightly embarrassed and blush like crazy. But if it’s someone from the maknae line, he’ll be like Jin and just tell them that they’re simply jealous because he got some, while they didn’t.
Rap Monster: He’s going to be cocky af. He’s not even going to be sarcastic about it. He’s just going to be like “yeah, last night was amazing. Wasn’t it, babe?”, completely unfazed.
Jimin: When the two of you leaves his room in the morning, his hyungs are gone, so you’re alone with Tae and Kookie. He thinks that they’re going to tease both of you to death, but he’ relieved when they don’t say anything. Maybe he’ll get away with it this time. But that dream is ruined as soon as you leave, and both of his dongsaengs start to imitate you from last night.
“Jimin oppa! Faster, please!”. He’s going to be a blushing, embarrassed mess, but try to cover it up by trying to wrestle the both of them and come up with witty comments. But he’ll fail miserably, much to their amusement.
V: He’s going to be sort of innocent and oblivious at first. Like, when Namjoon mentions the hickeys, he’ll be just like “yeah, Y/N did a pretty good job at them, didn’t they?”. But when he realizes that his hyung had expected either him to get embarrassed or to sass him back, Tae would immediately do that.
“Too bad you can’t get any, hyung.”
Jungkook: If his hyungs are teasing you, he’s going to shut them up immediately, either by a remark or wrestling them or something. Because he’ll want to sort of protect you from them, and also show you how tough he can be. But if he’s alone and they tease him, he’s going to be so embarrassed and not know what to do with himself.
FLAT MESS TO FAB FRO : How I take care of my hair
04/07/2014 ► 07/30/2015
A post about -almost-
everything about my hair ! In this post, you’ll be able to know
the phases I’ve been through to get my hair all healthy, then my hair
– Going Natural
used to hate my curly hair, like most of curly girls I would say. My
cousin offered me a straightener for my 14th
birthday and made me swear to use it for special events only. It was
the case, though. I’ve used it for my birthday, it was my first time
ever seeing my hair all straight and flat like pastas. But, people at
school were complimenting me on my long straight dark hair, saying
how much I look better. These same people used to bully me because of
my natural curly hair, and the fact that I was half Black (it was a
catholic school where I was the only « person
of colour »),
but that’s another
story. I was so happy
to receive COMPLIMENTS from people who were hating on me since day
one, to see these White boys trying to approach me in a seducing way
and all, asking me to hang out…you know, that I began to straighten
my hair once to twice a week.
moved to another city, a bigger city in fact where there were much
more diversity. But, every Black or Mixed girl was
straightening/relaxing their hair, wearing straight weave.
graduated to High School. Unfortunetely, it was a little High School
-but its reputation was really good-. One more time, I was one of the
rare coloured person. During my first year, I realised that my hair
was damaged. But I wouldn’t let my curls take a rest. I’ve cut my
hair -not that much
comparing to my big chop-,
it was my first time ever cutting my hair. My hair was wayyyy more
healthier, but I couldn’t let my curls appear.
I was 16, I began to be more curious about things that were
surrounding me. I began to be curious about my African side, that
I’ve always wanted to deny. I’ve fallen in love with my own culture,
and since that moment I started to embrace my Black features more
than ever. I decided to stop using my straightener during Summer
2013. But it was too late, my hair was fried to the max. My hair was
kind of straight, but in a really mysterious way … my curls were
non-existent, my hair was flat, wavish, my ends were horrible. I
realised the impact of 2 years of trying to hide my beautiful curls.
I didn’t know what to do! I didn’t know how to take care of that mess
that was on my head ! Then, back to school, I wanted to get a pixie
haircut in order to start all over again. I couldn’t trust the
hairdressers of my city; they were White, and didn’t know anything
about Afro Hair. Everytime I would visit one of them, I could see
their faces looking at my hair like “how am I supposed to style
that shit ?”, literally. Nobody in my family wanted to cut my hair,
saying how I will regret it after. I started to transition SERIOUSLY;
I was doing homemade protein masks once a week, then I was using the
which was awesome on my poor curls who were struggling to pop. I was
using a really special technique to curl my hair while
transitionning. I was using a handband,
placing it on my head, and I would just wrap my hair arround it. If
you want to try it, you should be able to find loads of tutorials on
YouTube. The results went quickly, I was really happy. But not as
quickly as I wanted. In February 2014, I decided to pass the step of
the big chop, finally ! I just took my pair of scissors and cut my
hair quite randomly to be honest, hopefully the shape was pretty nice
! I went to my bathroom to wash my hair… right after, my curls were
popping like … damn ! I was so surprised, I didn’t even know my
“real curls” were looking like that, even though they were a
little weak and not as tight as now. At this point, I was altering
between protein and moisture. But my hair was so short, I was too …
“shy”… to appear with my hair down in public. It was still
pretty flat, but my curls were alive and almost healthy ! I was
always wearing various protective styles, except the week-end. Until
July, my hair has grown and was easier to “assume”, if you want
to. Plus, my curls were tighter. In August, my hair was completely
healthy, and beautifuuuul. I was so happy. Since August, I’m just
letting my hair grow. But, as you can see, I don’t have that much
tips for my ladies who are transitionning. I was just waiting mostly,
using some proteine and moisture, but that’s all.
By the way, I really advise you to take pictures every month to really see your evolution. It helps a lot because sometimes we have the impression that there is no evolution but when you look at your pictures you see how far you’ve come !
don’t know where to start so I’ll follow my instinct… sorry if it’s
a little messy. Lol.
I do monthly :
: I make my masks. I
don’t buy them. Except for the Hair
Mayonnaise that I was
using while transitionning but I don’t use it anymore. I just use 2eggs
with Olive Oil to
do my protein mask.
When it comes to the moisture,
I use Yogurt,
and drops of Lemon
Juice to make my hair
shines. I put a plastic bag on my head, with 2 beanies (LOL yeah I
look really ridiculous when doing that) to assures some heat and make
my hair infuse all the good nutriments. When it’s time to wash my
hair, I do it with cold
water. When there is
nothing left on my hair, I rince my hair using Mineral
Water with 1
or 2 tablespoon of Vinegar Cidar.
Your hair may smell a little, but when you’ll use your products after
the smell will be gone.
my hair : Well, I
don’t do it monthly. I do it between 2 to 4 months. When I feel the
need to, to be honest. I’m so lazy when it comes to do that.
Personally, I love to twist my hair with some Coconut
Oil on my hands and
cut the end, which should be “thiner”.
my scalp : At the end
of the month, I like to massage my scalp with Coconut Oil, to remove
all the dirt on my scalp (and it’s also soooo relaxing). After that,
I shampoo my hair using the Shampoing
Sunshine Clean Citron Grenade
by Les Secrets De Loly,
I stay a long time massaging my scalp again before focusing on my
hair to remove all the products that it could have accumulate during
the month. After that, your hair and your scalp is all pure and ready
for another month !
I do weekly :
: I co-wash once to
twice a week. I’ve just remarked that I tend to wash my hair more on
Sunday and Wednesday. But, sometimes I do it another day, depending
on the circumstances. I usually do it the evening, so I can let my
hair airdry and pineapple it to stretch it, and be ready the next
morning. That’s the best option for me, personally. I don’t wash my
hair and my body at the same time. I start with my hair. I just bend
over my bathtub, so my head is “reversed” (I do the same thing
when I wash my mask, by the way). I do this because I want to avoid
having spots on my back, because the products you use stay on your
skin and the back is the space I tend to forget sometimes while
taking a shower. I don’t touch my hair, I don’t try to detangle them
before applying the Too
I let the products on my hair for few minutes before detangling my
hair using my fingers, simply, or a wide tooth comb when I find it,
lol. I rince with cold water. Then, I crunch my hair and put a
t-shirt as a turban on my head. I let my hair dry a little in it, so
during that time I can wash my body, wash my face, do my make up, put
my clothes… After that, I can apply my Lait
by Les Secrets
a little bit of Confident
blended with Rockin
both from Jessicurl,
and seal everything with some Oil (Almond,
it depends of my mood,lol). Then, I let it airdry. When my hair is
like 90% I like to use a blowdryer (not hot) while shaking my head,
to not have my roots “stuck” to my scalp, and encourage the
volume of my hair. After that, I can use a pick and comb through my
roots to maximise the volume. Et voilà !
I do everyday :
my hair before sleeping :
This is my technique to sleep while not crunching my poor curls
against my pillows, since I move a lot when I sleep. I just take a
satin scarf that I wrap arround my head and I tie it on the front. I
helps stretching my hair, and the next morning my hair is longer and
even bigger !
my fro :
After the night, comes the morning, when your fro has been enduring
all your movements during the night. To refresh my fro, all I do is
putting some cold water on my hands, then I -kind of- massage my
scalp. After that, my hands still a little wet so I take advantage of
that to reshape quickly my fro and the wild curls. Finally, I put
some moisture back on my hair, but not too much because I don’t want
the products to weight down on my hair. I spray my hair with cold
water lightly, I put my Lait
by Les Secrets
and my favourite oil in my fro, especially the “outer” curls
which tends to be drier than the rest.
Hope I didn’t forget anything … I hope it was clear too !
My name is Akunwa Theodora and I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. I’m originally from Delta/Benue state though.
Have you been natural all your life? If not, please tell us how and why you decided to go natural
No I haven’t been natural all my life. In the summer of 2013 I decided to get a hair cut and I shaved the sides of my head. Then I did braids from September to December, and when I took them out I had natural hair mixed with retouched hair. And so I just cut off the relaxed hair so my hair would be even.
Tell us about your Big Chop Day
Okay so…! I just took out my braids and I was like, wtf why is my hair two different textures. Then I remembered natural hair is different from relaxed hair. So I was like, this is interesting, I’m going to try short natural hair today. So I took a pair of kitchen scissors, stood in front of the downstairs bathroom and began to cut the relaxed parts. Then one of my best friends, Joshua, called me and was screaming about Beyoncé’s surprise visual album. And I dropped the kitchen scissors and ran upstairs to DL the real album of the year. 4 hours after screaming at the videos I realized my hair was half cut. Then I cut it all off and went to bed covered in Beyoncé’s approval.
What made you decide to take your healthy hair journey seriously and how’s it going so far?
I started reading about the effects of the relaxer on natural hair and I was like nah. Also the whole construct of society against African hair. I felt taking my own natural hair seriously was a kind of solidarity with my background and culture. It’s going good so far.
How would you describe your hair and your relationship with it?
Lol basically my hair talks and I listen. I don’t mind though, I give her what she wants and she gives me what I want ;) 😂
What’s your typical, current hair regime-wash days, styling, protective styles…
I don’t wash my hair often. I use more conditioner than shampoo. Twists outs when I have me hair out, or like a double ponytail. Protective styles: braids and wigs.
What recent issues have you had with your hair and how have you resolving/are you resolving them?
I’ve been braiding my hair down for my wigs and my hair always feels dry and too stretched when I take the braids out. So now I moisturize often when I have my wigs on. My scalp tends to get cold and tender in the winter so I learnt to keep my head covered, at least when I’m out for long.
What are your three favourite things about your hair?
The colour. I have dyed bits. How hard it is, lol, people think it’s problematic but it makes my hair really resilient. Shrinkage, cause my Afro feels real when it he springs are condensed.
How do you feel about shrinkage and how do you deal with it?
Lol I like it. But if I want to stretch it out I braid my hair and then loosen it after a few days
What are your favourite hair products so far?
Shea butter, styling gel and coconut oil.
What are your favourite protective styles?
What 3 pieces of vital advice would you leave to other naturals?
Don’t worry about the length, beauty takes time. Heat on your hair is never worth it. Invest in a silk scarf, that shit works.
It had been a few weeks since their trip to Disneyland and Dani had made some great strides in…well, nothing, if she was being entirely honest. Her heart ached more and more everyday as she encountered Santana at school, or when the girl would text her out of the blue and she had to will herself to turn down any suggestions of going out. It hurt like hell.
So, why exactly was she at this party that Santana had decided to throw for seemingly no reason? Dani kept telling herself it was to keep an eye on her roommate to make sure she doesn’t end up doing anything stupid, but she knew the real reason was to see Santana. She missed the woman terribly - it was like she was missing a limb. She had grown so close to her, after spending months on end basically living with her.
She opted to stick by the sides of some familiar people, only making a break for it when she saw Santana coming their way. She had been challenged a few times to chugging contests, and played a quick round of beer pong that she, fortunately, lost. Needless to say, she was more than a little tipsy at this point. It felt good. It felt like there wasn’t a damn thing in the world she needed to care about tonight.
Which was probably why she had no problems going up to Santana. “I didn’t know you knew so many people!”
“Man, I know he’s evil and he just kidnapped her and all, but this man is attractive look at that dishevelled hottie with the unbuttoned shirt and no tie and stupid charisma and manners wow Marvel likes their suave baddies I mean I am definitely going to look for some fanfiction la — OH WHOA GIRL YOU GO WOW YOU GRAB THAT GUN FRO —– OH HOLY SHIT WHAT.
In between takes, David Tennant chats happily with the pupils, who are volunteers - and wannabe TV stars - from local schools. “Have you broken it?” he exclaims, when one girl snaps her watchstrap. “Ooh dear, the whole show will collapse now! We’re gonna have to cancel cos you’ve broken your watch.”
Students, students, going to and fro, students, students, students. In the middle of the throng are the Doctor, Sarah Jane, Rose, and Mickey. “It’s time I had a word with Mr. Finch,” the Doctor tells them, and heads into the school foyer.
“CUT” says James [Hawes, director], and then turns to Jon [Older, assistant director]. “The kids are walking in too fast. It needs to be five times as slow.”
“I’ve never seen anybody so keen to get to school,” agrees Elisabeth.
And then Noel thumps K9′s head so hard that one of his ears snaps off. “Is it broken?” asks the producer, Phil Collinson. “How long will it take to fix?”
It’ll take 10 minutes to fix, because the ear was linked to a servo. K9′s side panel is removed once again, and out comes the screwdriver to fix it. “No twisting the ear this time,” says James.
“Can I pretend to twist it, though?” asks Noel.
“No! Be nice to the doggie!” replies Phil firmly.
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Nico tapped her pencil against the thin notepad, yellow pages bright and overly showy about her lack of research her club president had demanded of her. Journalism wasn’t the best thing out there, but it gave her the credits she needed.
Not to mention she had the best view of the volleyball club as they practiced, a certain redheaded girl standing out the most. The MVP. She had seen her a lot, as she’d interviewed members of the club before, but Nico never had the guts to speak to her.
CLAD IN HER CHEER uniform, Milan walked through the halls, ponytail bouncing to and fro while her chocolate hues searched for a femme decked out in her gear. It was just minutes after halftime and the team wasn’t doing so well, the confidence welling up in the student body a few hours before was depleting. Yet, the girl was more worried about the other as she rounded the corner and turned into the locker room. “Y’know the entire school is out there wondering what’s going on with their quarterback and I’m here wondering what’s going on in that head of your’s?”