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African American Beauty Salon?

No matter the race of the hair stylist that does your hair the first thing you need to do before going to any salon is to learning how to keep your hair in optimal condition for yourself.

For most African Americans, hair growth can be difficult because we buy most, if not all, of our hair care products from traditional and chinese beauty supply stores. When you do this, you buy a hair-damaging useless product that claim to be “all-natural" and for super hair growth. However, they contain synthetic emulsifiers and harsh detergents, such as Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Phosphates, Dimethicone, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Unfortunately, these products are loaded with toxins and chemicals that actually dry and strip your hair of vital nutrients it needs to grow.

I learned that unnatural hair care products are a no-no for someone who wants long-lasting, healthy hair growth.

The key to growing long black hair is finding a hair growth product that contains powerful essential oils, natural herbs, and vitamin rich nutrients your hair needs to survive. Look for products with ingredients such as: Aloe Vera, Citrus Fruits, Jojoba, Rosemary, and Sage. Make sure you stray away from all natural products that use natural extracts. Extracts are not as powerful as essentials oils. They are a cheap substitute for the real thing. Although there are several natural hair care products on the market, not all hair growth products are created equal. Make sure you read the fine print. Most “natural” products still contain phosphates, sodium lauryl sulfate, petroleum, mineral oil, and other lab created humectants that ultimately damage your hair. My advice---if you can’t read the ingredients, don’t buy the product. When I was searching for a natural hair growth product, I found one really great buy, Beauty 4 Ashes Super Hair Growth System. Finding this company took me awhile; but Beauty 4 Ashes pretty much gives you everything you need to make your hair grow. Foremost, I checked the ingredient listings and the products contained no artificial ingredients. The system also included hair growth vitamins, a great hair healthy eating plan, and even scalp stimulating hair growth exercise routine. At first, the system may seem a bit pricey, but, boy was I impressed with the results. In 9 months, I went from a thinning hair line to a full head of hair that could be braided. My sister is now using the system and her hair has grown 3" in 2 months. Now, I am no product junkie; but I have to tell you that this product is worth the money. It does not cost an arm and leg and it is worth every penny you pay. You can find it easily at Also, check for it on Ebay. You may actually find a deal.

Hey, I suffered from hair loss and I used this product called Beauty 4 Ashes Maximum Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner. It not only made my hair grow, but it also made my hair look fuller and healthier, without making it to flat and dry.

It is an all-natural product and is mostly made up of aloe vera gel and essential oils. Their website is I hope this helps.

American humour?

American humour?


By William Lyon Phelps

Some one has said that American humour consists in over-statement and English humour in understatement. This judgment does not in­clude everything, but so far as it goes it is not only accurate, but helps both to explain English humour and the frequently heard remark that the English are without it. I suppose one rea­son many ill-informed Americans say that Eng­lishmen have no sense of humour is because the English do not indulge so commonly as we in boisterous jocularity, exaggeration, surprise and burlesque. The average Englishman does not see why a stranger should accost him with jo­cosity-many Englishmen do not see why a stranger should accost them at all. It is an ex­cellent plan while travelling in England or anywhere in Europe never to speak first to an Eng­lishman; let him open the conversation.

One of the chief differences between the aver­age Englishman and American is in amiability, responsiveness, amenity. Americans are prob­ably the most amiable people in the world, the most happy to respond to an exploratory re­mark, the most willing. I dare say it is partly a matter of climate. Our chronic sunshine makes us expansive and ebullient.

In any American city on a terrifically hot day, two hitherto unacquainted men will speak to each other as they pass on the street, one saying, "Don't you wish you had brought your over­coat!" which harmless jest is returned by the other with equal affability. If you said that to an Englishman, he might stare at you blankly, and perhaps hazard the query, "You mean, of course, your light overcoat?"

After introduction to a resident Englishman in Vancouver, British Columbia, at a small din­ing-table in a hotel, I remarked gently, "Even though you are behind the times here in Van­couver, I do not see why you should advertise the fact." "What on earth do you mean?" he enquired. Then I called his attention to the dinner-card, on which was printed Vancouver, B. C. He exclaimed, "But it doesn't mean that, you know!" I do not believe he was deficient in a sense of humour. I had just met him, and he did not see why a stranger should be suf­ficiently intimate to be taken otherwise than seriously.

Punch is the best of comic papers; it expresses the genuine original humour of a humorous folk. I remember seeing there a picture of the village orchestra, and as the director rapped for attention, the first violin leaned forward and asked, "What is the next piece?" and being in­formed, replied, "Why I just played that one."

Woodrow Wilson once told me a story which illustrates how dangerous it is for anyone to as­sume that the English have no sense of humour.

Three Americans were telling anecdotes to il­lustrate the English dearth of humour, when they saw approaching a representative of that nation. It was agreed that he should then and there be put to the test. So one of them stopped him and narrated a side-splitting yarn. The Englishman received the climax with an impas­sive face. The American, delighted, cried, "Cheer up, old man, you'll laugh at that next summer." "No," said the Briton, gravely, "I think not." "Why not?" "Because I laughed at that last summer."

The humour of English political campaign speeches at its best, is unsurpassed. When the late John Morley had finished an oration by re­questing his hearers to vote for him, one man jumped up and shouted angrily, "I'd rather vote for the devil." "Quite so," returned the unruf­fled statesman; "but in case your friend declines to run, may I not then count upon your sup­port?"

A perfect retort was made to the great and genial Thackeray, on the one occasion when he ran for Parliament. He met his opponent, Ed­ward Cardwell, during the course of the cam­paign, and after a pleasant exchange of civilities, Thackeray remarked, "Well, I hope it will be a good fight, and may the best man win." "Oh, I hope not," said Cardwell.

The English are the only people who seem to be amused by attacks on their country; does this show a sense of superiority that increases the rage of the critic? Or is it that their sense of humour extends even to that most sacred of all modern religions, the religion of nationalism?

The Irish are supposed to excel the English in humour; but it is a fact that English audiences in the theatre are diverted by sarcastic attacks on the English, whereas it is physically dangerous to try a similar method on an Irish audience. The Irish patriot, Katharine Tynan, said that if she could only once succeed in enraging the Eng­lish, she would feel that something might be accomplished. "But," said she, "I tell them at dinner parties the most outrageous things that are said against their country, and they all roar with laughter." Undue sensitiveness to attack betrays a feeling of insecurity.

Typical American humour is not subtle and ironical; it is made up largely of exaggeration and surprise-Mark Twain was a master of end­ing a sentence with something unexpected. "I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces." Anthony Hope, in his recent book Memories and Notes, says that when Mark made his first dinner speech in London before a distinguished audience, there was intense curiosity as to what he would say. He began with an unusually slow drawl. "Homer is dead, Shakespeare is dead­ and I am far from well."

Another true story (which I took pains to verify) happened during the early days of his married life, which synchronised with the begin­nings of the telephone. Incredible as it may seem, Mrs. Clemens had not heard Mark swear, for during the engagement he had managed by superhuman efforts to refrain from what he called that noble art, and she did not dream of his oral efficiency. But one day, thinking he was alone, he started to use the telephone. (The Paris Figaro says that to get your tele­phone connexion is not an achievement; it is a career.) Mark, having difficulties, poured out a torrent of river profanity. He looked around and there was his wife, frozen with horror.

But she had heard that the way to cure a hus­band of profanity was for the wife to swear in his presence. So, in a cold, artificial voice, she said, "Blankety-Blank-Blank." Mark cried, "Darling, you know the words, but you don't know the tune!"

Mark had a way of combining philosophy and humour. This is the gospel according to Mark Twain. "Live so that when you die even the undertaker will be sorry."

where did native americans originally come from and how di they get there?

where did native americans originally come from and how di they get there?

No matter how adamantly people oppose science the facts remain.. . . Native Americans are not related to Asians and they have no Asian DNA.

Native Americans are not related to any other world population. Native Americans are their own race. That is clearly illustrated in every study regardless the field. This fact is clearly illustrated in Native American HLA, Y-chromosome and 9-Repeat allele DNA studies.

Y-chromosome DNA

9-Repeat allele DNA - Map

This data shows a "World Population Relationship Tree". You will see that Native Americans are not related to East Asians. (pg 4)

Genetic Map of Living Humans (Updated 4/29/2010)

This chart shows Native American DNA (Green) Asian DNA (Pink) Siberian/Eskimos/Chukchi DNA (Striped) and DNAabsent in Native Americans (Brown)

A2a and Db2 are the result of Native American gene-flow into Asia

C1 and C4 are sister-clades (divergence).


Amerindians are separated from other world populations on Y chromosome haplogroups. This is consistent with findings which points to either an "authoctonous" origin for Amerindians or to a very long isolation. This is not concordant with the theory that present day Amerindians came from Siberia through the Bering Strait. (see source)

The 9-Repeat Allele - Native Americans are more closely related to each other than to any existing Asian population. (see source)

The "autochthonous" character of American Indian genetic patterns is in keeping with traditional narratives describing origins in the land itself, which quietly repel scholarly attempts to imagine only migrations from elsewhere for peoples whose roots are in North America

The primary North American Indian genetic contribution identified for the Arctic region may indicate gene flow from Alaska to Siberia. This would reverse the usual scholarly presumption that North American populations have been only a recipient of Asian immigrants and not a source of American Indian emigrants to Asia.

The Arctic Connection: "Alaska to Siberia"

Who is H. sapiens really, and how do we know?

On average, 1 to 5% of the genomes of non-African individuals are descended from a Neanderthal, and Reich et al. report that 4 to 6% of the genomes of Melanesians are derived from a newly discovered archaic hominin population dubbed the Denisovans. Denisovans and Neanderthals are the only archaic species investigated so far, but future investigations may reveal contributions of DNA from other species, perhaps even from species that have never been characterized well morphologically.

It is possible that other archaic hominins, perhaps as yet undiscovered, also contributed to the human genome. In fact, Plagnol and Wall report that there is evidence for significant admixture into African populations as well, although no candidate species has been proposed.

On the basis of the data and analyses presented by Green et al. and Reich et al., it appears that a simple out of Africa hypothesis with no admixture does not give the full picture of human origins.

As sequencing technology improves and additional archaeological discoveries are made, we should be able to gain a more detailed understanding of what now seems to be the mosaic ancestry of the human genome.


Parasites were used to learn more about early man, because parasites can not live without a host. The study of body lice shows that the American louse population is a separate branch from the other world louse population.

This study showed two almost identical-looking but genetically different strains of head lice diverged 1.18 million years ago. That indicates each of the two kinds of head lice infested a “different species of early human” as the human species diverged.

One of the two louse lineages has a worldwide distribution and appears to have undergone a population bottleneck 100,000 years ago along with its modern H. sapiens host.

Phylogenetic and population genetic data suggest that the other lineage, found only in the "New World", has remained isolated from the worldwide lineage for the last “1.18 million years”. If the parasite is 1.18 million years old then so is the host, because parasites don't change species without mutation. (eg. a bird louse does not suddenly become a dog louse}. Both the Native Americans and their parasites fall on a different DNA branch from all other world populations

2004: Of Lice And Men


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