We all know that the choice to keep hair or remove it is our own. BUT in the time of quarantine, many of us out here are becoming more and more aware that our options on removal have become extremely limited. Long gone are the days of booking and rescheduling our European Wax Center appts. Goodbye, for now, threading lady!
As salons remain indefinitely shut down, those of us who have long subscribed to a regular professional threading and waxing regimen are left to wonder how to deal. And you better believe the Latinas and WOC of color on Twitter have thoughts on the matter. Check them out below!
So many chicas are feeling nostalgia for the pain of a good wax.
We never thought we’d miss it, but here we are DREAMing of the day we get that wax burn.
Mostly because we never thought we’d miss it so bad.
Bikini waxes, the wax lady… I’ll never reschedule an appointment again.
Because truth be told it’s not just our tweezers that have their work cut out for them.
Thank you for your service.
Some of us are resorting to the unbelievable.
Desperate times y’all…
But you better believe when the quarantine is over we’ll be balling out on grooming.
Of course, there is an upside to every sad story.
Some of us are living for the regrowth of the brows we messed up in the early 2000s.
And its one of those moments of just being like live, laugh, love ya know?
Or live, laugh, grow.
Truth is this whole thing has made so many of us appreciative.
Like so much respect to my wax lady Kara right now! Love you, BB!
As the pandemic continues to carry us into the infinite unknown the only thing that we can be certain of is that keeping ourselves entertained, busy, and happy is essential. Of course, any plant lover knows that one of the most simple pleasures in life is having some homegrown vegetables in the kitchen. If you’re quarantining and doing all that you can to avoid public spaces like grocery stores this truth goes double.
Recently, a TikTok user uploaded a quick tutorial on how to make your very own avocado plant using supplies you probably have around the house as well as that avocado seed you most definitely toss out way too often. We broke down the steps for you below and they’re pretty easy!
Check them out below.
Here’s what you’ll need
A vase or glass
1. Once you’ve cut the avocado hold on to the seed
As TikTok user @BradCanning points out save the seed! As you’re preparing your avocado for a feast, be sure to avoid cutting into the seed.
2. Remove the outer layer of the seed by peeling it off
Run the seed underwater then dry it. Once it’s dried up, peel off the skin with your fingers to make sure the seed doesn’t go moldy.
3. Allow the seed to sprout and grow a root by wrapping it in a paper towel and putting it in a Ziplock bag
After the seed has been in the bag for two to three weeks, it’s time to pull it out and crack it open.
4. Fill a jar with water and suspend the seed
According to Canning’s TikTok “Put the root in water and it will start to sprout … be careful though, this is a total addiction.”
Make sure to place only the roots or half of the seed in water. To do this, Canning used a vase with an opening that fits around the diameter of the seed. Note: others often insert wooden pegs into the seed to suspend it above the water. The root will slowly grow into the water below which means you’ve got a healthy growing plant on your hands.
5. Once the plant gets to a good size pot it in soil.
Once the plant gets to a good size you can pot it in soil or in a bigger vase to ensure that it keeps growing. According to SF Gate, “After that, the plant takes 10 to 15 years to grow large enough to fruit, which it only does in suitable growing conditions. In U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, it’s safe to grow avocado plants outside. In colder zones, they make attractive houseplants but are unlikely to bear fruit.”
When it comes to growing the hair on our head quickly, some of us take all kinds of desperate measures. From hanging our heads upside down to avoiding trimming our hair altogether, we often go to some pretty weird and extreme lengths for some length. We asked Latinas on FIERCE what tricks actually work for them and the answers pretty eye-opening.
Check out the tips below!
“Jamaican Castor oil. But it really did help with my alopecia.” – corazondemelon
“Take Ashwagandha as a supplement! I started taking for anxiety but a nice side effect is more healthy hair.” –iamsunshine78
Regular trims when it’s a full moon
“Trim/cut ends during full moon, ideally at midnight (I can’t stay up that late so as close as I can get).” – daleitzy
“Jamaican castor/coconut oil when your hair is super dirty and a couple of hours before you wash it. Then argan oil after you have washed your hair and it’s still wet or damp.” –angiemhrndz
“Mayo in my deep conditioner i make my own makes my hair so soft.” –erika_kane__
“Great hair care! Good for your scalp and hair and it’s already what you do. Monat has great shampoos, conditioners, styling products that are nontoxic, cruelty free, vegan. Would love to help anyone interested with recommendations.” – claudia__moreno__
“My mamá always said that eating lots of avocados would promote hair and nail growth. Tbh I think it definitely helps!” – mandamonqiue
“A blended hair serum with Olive oil, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint oil.” – thekittylounge
“Both my parents have thin hair my dad is bald! I have thin hair it’s in my genes. But these are the things I have tried that didn’t work cold-pressed castor oil, prenatal pills, not washing daily, biotin, collagen, mane and tail, tio nacho shampoo and I’m sure there is more. I started using Monat about 4 months ago and my hair has thickened and grown yes it’s super expensive I use the black shampoo and conditioner the mousse and hair spray and occasionally the root lifter if I want more volume!! NO I don’t sell it!! And I already have a person I buy it from!!! Again it’s hella expensive but it is working for me! Also when you first get it be patient cause I was like this stuff sucks I want my money back but the agent just keep saying give it time cause at first the shampoo didn’t even sud up now it does and if you are still using other products with them it won’t sud up as much either cause it is trying to remove the toxins from your hair!!!” – cindy_adame_cervantes
Fewer shampoo days
“Stop over-washing your hair. This quarantine has allowed the to go longer days without washing it. Now I only was my hair once a week and my hair has stopped falling in chunks and grown so much in length in a year. Ohhh I also have so much new baby hair! Waiiiit and my hair is less oily. Dry shampoo will be your new bestie.” –