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i'm asian n i have hair like yours. none of my family members has hair like mine and people tend to make jokes about it since asian are not used to have big hair like mine. I ended up straightening my hair all the time, it makes me sad when even ppl at the salon tease me about my hair. Even when i feel like wearing it natural, i just don't know how to take care of it and there's no one to guide me since i'm the only one with hair like this. Do you have some tips on hair care that u cn gv me?

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malliha:

I know that this can be a work in progress and it is easier said than done but… you need to embrace who you are. Do not let other’s bring you down. People always tend to judge when they lack self love. People will try to bring you down because deep down inside…they envy you. Trust me…just embrace who you are and focus on loving yourself. Try not to focus on changing yourself so that others can accept you…focus on being beautifully you. 

PS: Forget the hair tips! I am quite sure your hair is amazing…just rock it! :)


Lately I have been putting everything else to the side and putting myself first. The magic…the beauty…and the serenity behind silencing a busy mind is indescribable. 
I woke up one morning, prayed, affirmed positive thoughts, and focused on being still. (*** side note, for those who know me…I do not have patience. I like for things to be fast, simple, and easy. When it comes to sitting with myself I am thinking a million and one thoughts per minute.) 
Moving on… after I had the experience I felt refreshed and at peace. I had this strong sense of clarity and depth that rested in my core. I felt like a completely new person.  
If you ask me, how many times have you done it since the first time? 
Honestly…one other time.  Yea I know….it sounds a bit crazy. How can I describe something that sounds so inviting…so enriching…. yet I have only done it one other time. 
Well don’t we all have that problem? It takes a certain amount of love, consistency and discipline in order to change anything (technically it takes a full 30days to break a habit or form a new habit). 
Well anyway, I write all of this to say that it is worth trying. What did you do today for the first time?  

Photo Cred: Dyaa Eldin

Lately I have been putting everything else to the side and putting myself first. The magic…the beauty…and the serenity behind silencing a busy mind is indescribable. 

I woke up one morning, prayed, affirmed positive thoughts, and focused on being still. (*** side note, for those who know me…I do not have patience. I like for things to be fast, simple, and easy. When it comes to sitting with myself I am thinking a million and one thoughts per minute.) 

Moving on… after I had the experience I felt refreshed and at peace. I had this strong sense of clarity and depth that rested in my core. I felt like a completely new person.  

If you ask me, how many times have you done it since the first time? 

Honestly…one other time.  Yea I know….it sounds a bit crazy. How can I describe something that sounds so inviting…so enriching…. yet I have only done it one other time. 

Well don’t we all have that problem? It takes a certain amount of love, consistency and discipline in order to change anything (technically it takes a full 30days to break a habit or form a new habit). 

Well anyway, I write all of this to say that it is worth trying. What did you do today for the first time?  

Photo Cred: Dyaa Eldin

I must admit…. I am not the best at posting consistently! :-/

I am super grateful for my followers and I want to hear from you guys! :)

What types of content would you like to see? Do you want to be a guest blogger? Do you have any suggestions or comments?

Looking forward to hearing from you  :)

PS: I have been having issues with dry scalp.

I have used tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and nourishing conditioners! I am not having any luck! Any suggestions? 


Here is a snippet of my hair story on un-ruly.com. Check out the full story on - http://un-ruly.com/hair-story-malliha-ahmad/#.Uu-TQv2qzLQ
"I’m originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  My mother is Black and my father, Pakistani.
Milwaukee is a very conservative and reserved place.  It’s very cookie cutter, meaning going out with my hair wild and in an afro was looked at as extremely different and I’d get a lot of stares and glares from people just wondering “why is her hair like that?” or “why isn’t it tamed? It looks wild.”  You can get a complex living in a place that’s not as diverse and is a bit more segregated because people aren’t as welcoming when it comes to things that are different from what they typically see.”
-Photographer: Kia Chenelle

Here is a snippet of my hair story on un-ruly.com. Check out the full story on - http://un-ruly.com/hair-story-malliha-ahmad/#.Uu-TQv2qzLQ

"I’m originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  My mother is Black and my father, Pakistani.

Milwaukee is a very conservative and reserved place.  It’s very cookie cutter, meaning going out with my hair wild and in an afro was looked at as extremely different and I’d get a lot of stares and glares from people just wondering “why is her hair like that?” or “why isn’t it tamed? It looks wild.”  You can get a complex living in a place that’s not as diverse and is a bit more segregated because people aren’t as welcoming when it comes to things that are different from what they typically see.”

-Photographer: Kia Chenelle

Hey Everyone! Here is a little snap shot of behind the scenes footage from my GUESS Watches event. They were filming how their style bloggers create an artistic look (using their GUESS accessories/watches). It was a fun filled event packed with fashion, great people, accessories, champagne, and love! 

  • In photo: Stylist Matthew Anderson
  • Filmed by: Max Lipka
  • Photo taken by: Alexis Rai
Since the 7th grade, my hair has been my trademark.  When I walk around the streets of New York City, people stop me all the time to comment and compliment my hair.  And in the spirit of support, hope and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to be able to give that kind of love and attention back to someone who truly deserves it.
It is with that motivation that I decided to cut off my hair to donate to The American Cancer Society, so that women going through cancer treatments who have lost their hair can have the joy that my hair has always brought me.  It was a big decision but, given the circumstances, this is not a big gift but just a token of support and love that I am able to give.

This will change me, too.  People will see beyond my hair and begin to really look at the real me.  Walking into the beautiful Wonderland Beauty Parlor in New York, I felt nervous, anxious, excited, happy and full of support for the cause.  And I made sure to wear my pink GUESS Watch, created specifically to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Now that my hair has been cut, I feel amazing, grateful and brand new!  The support I have had from GUESS Watches, Wonderland Beauty Parlor, my family and friends has been amazing and I am truly thankful.  If I had one message to the person who will be the recipient of my hairpiece, it would be…have fun!’

-Stylist Jeb Johnston wonderlandbeautyparlor

-Photographer Max Lipka

Check out the Q & A- For Love of the Moon did on yours truly! :)


First of all, we are huge fans of your artwork and blog, not to mention your stunning portfolio and impressive style. You have so many talents and passions, is there any project you’ve done that you’re most proud of? 




First and foremost thank you so much for extending the invite to feature me on your blog. I am grateful and honored to be a part of your social world! As far as my project that I am most proud of…I would have to say thecollective57.com




I curate for the site and provide social media support. The Collective 57 is a global platform for artists, which gives exposure and opportunity. 



To read the full story click: http://forloveofthemoonblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/get-to-know-malliha.html
forloveofthemoon
Photo Credit: Nikki H.  
Check out the Q & A- For Love of the Moon did on yours truly! :)
First of all, we are huge fans of your artwork and blog, not to mention your stunning portfolio and impressive style. You have so many talents and passions, is there any project you’ve done that you’re most proud of? 
First and foremost thank you so much for extending the invite to feature me on your blog. I am grateful and honored to be a part of your social world! As far as my project that I am most proud of…I would have to say thecollective57.com
I curate for the site and provide social media support. The Collective 57 is a global platform for artists, which gives exposure and opportunity. 

To read the full story click: http://forloveofthemoonblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/get-to-know-malliha.html

forloveofthemoon

Photo Credit: Nikki H.  

My latest style post on GUESS:

"Whether I am strolling around town, running errands, traveling, or going out for a night of fun…I always make sure that I have on a classic timepiece.  One of my favorite timepieces is this rose gold beauty; you can pair this stylish watch with vibrant colors, a classic little black dress, or sporty sweats.  It is a watch that can easily be dressed up or down; it is my best friend no matter the occasion!" -  To read the rest visit - http://bit.ly/malistylelesson

My latest style post on GUESS:

"Whether I am strolling around town, running errands, traveling, or going out for a night of fun…I always make sure that I have on a classic timepiece.  One of my favorite timepieces is this rose gold beauty; you can pair this stylish watch with vibrant colors, a classic little black dress, or sporty sweats.  It is a watch that can easily be dressed up or down; it is my best friend no matter the occasion!" -  To read the rest visit - http://bit.ly/malistylelesson


"To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the state of beauty in our culture?
That’s what photographer Marc Erwin Babej wanted to explore in his new series,"Mask Of Perfection." Babej worked with his close friend, plastic surgeon Maria LoTempio, to illustrate the difference between a woman’s natural beauty and the “correctable flaws” a plastic surgeon has been trained to see. (Scroll down to see the images.)
"The idea came to my head very spontaneously," Babej told the Huffington Post in an interview. "I had been taking portraits and I was on the phone with Maria, and the idea just came to me. I suddenly had this vision in my head — what would Maria mark up on her? What would Maria find about her, from her perspective as a plastic surgeon?"
After some debate, the pair decided to focus solely on women’s faces for this first set of photographs, but are considering a second part to the series which would focus on the rest of the female body.”

To read the rest of the article on Huff Post click - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/marc-erwin-babej-mask-of-perfection_n_3641246.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
 
 

"To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the state of beauty in our culture?

That’s what photographer Marc Erwin Babej wanted to explore in his new series,"Mask Of Perfection." Babej worked with his close friend, plastic surgeon Maria LoTempio, to illustrate the difference between a woman’s natural beauty and the “correctable flaws” a plastic surgeon has been trained to see. (Scroll down to see the images.)

"The idea came to my head very spontaneously," Babej told the Huffington Post in an interview. "I had been taking portraits and I was on the phone with Maria, and the idea just came to me. I suddenly had this vision in my head — what would Maria mark up on her? What would Maria find about her, from her perspective as a plastic surgeon?"

After some debate, the pair decided to focus solely on women’s faces for this first set of photographs, but are considering a second part to the series which would focus on the rest of the female body.”

To read the rest of the article on Huff Post clickhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/marc-erwin-babej-mask-of-perfection_n_3641246.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009