As celebrity buzz would have it, there’s been quite a bit of talk regarding Tamar Braxton lately. It seems as though the youngest of the Braxton sisters has been let go from her job as co-host on the daytime talk show, “The Real.”
The “real” scoop around the rumors (no pun intended!) is that she was released after being stabbed in the back, as she put it, by another individual or group of individuals on staff.
This past Saturday, Tamar took to Instagram to clue her fans in on what was going on. She posted a picture of her big sister, Toni Braxton embracing her and made a statement regarding her departure. Several media sources have quoted her as saying:
“I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted (not my man or my sisters),” Tamar wrote. “I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch…and it’s not in good taste to tell you who…… but as #tamartians you are very smart and can figure things out on your own. But know that everyone who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear u down to TRY and dim your light. Thank GOD HE HOLDS MY FUTURE AND MY HAND! (Remember who u are)….”
“I am Tamar Braxton,” she said. “And if you thought for 1 sec u played me…..In the late great Prince and the amazing Beyoncé voice you PLAYED yourself to God be the Glory and I will be taking a short break from ALL social media…until then ♥ yourself and WATCH YOUR BACK (I put this picture up cause this is the embrace I got from my sister and best friend that she ALWAYS gives when she knows I’ve been had).”
On a separate note, I wasn’t able to watch “The Real” often, as the timing of the show conflicts with my work schedule but when I was able to catch it every now and then, I enjoyed watching Tamar’s colorful personality and comedic responses to her fellow co-hosts. Her presence will definitely be missed on the show.
Now enough talk about “The Real.”
I have to be honest. The reason behind me writing about Tamar wasn’t exclusively about her departure from this show.
I chose this topic because a few years ago, Tamar was struggling with a part of her appearance that many other women struggle with as well; thinning edges.
The singer turned television personality received quite a bit of flack from fans and other celebrities regarding the mane around her hairline, or should I say the lack of?
People can be so crude at times!
According to a source, Tamar addressed one of the “not so polite” comments that came her way.
She wrote “When you have your baby (my son) your hair falls out.
Many new mothers fall victim to postpartum shedding as it’s a common side effect after the birth of a child.
What’s impressive about this situation is not only the way she responded to the vicious comments thrown at her; but also how she was able to completely grow back her edges. She credits the turnaround to her use of all natural hair care products. She also says if they didn’t grow back, she would have bought some!
Thinning edges are extremely frustrating to deal with. They can be the result of genetics, age or an undetected health condition. They can also be caused by a scalp infection or an excessive amount of stress to the area – such as ponytails pulled too tight.
Here, I have listed a few ways in which you can combat thinning edges:
1. Stop adding stress to the edges of your hair. Minimize the pulling and tugging of your hair into ponytails. If you do decide to go with a ponytail try a loose ponytail as not to add any stress to that sensitive area.
2. In order to get your hair to grow back around your edges, you must create an atmosphere of clean, product-free hair follicles. If you are using hair gel on that area, I would recommend that you stop immediately. If you absolutely cannot live without your hair gel, try limiting it to special occasions only; making sure to go with alcohol-free products as not to damage the hair. Be sure to wash the product out at the end of the day. I usually go with a light conditioner to co-wash. I apply a mild conditioner and leave it in for 5 minutes, rinse out and then, pat dries using a t-shirt, as not to snag my hair (terry cloth towels are a no-go). Done!
3. Vigorous brushing or even brushing with hard brushes should be avoided. Instead, try to massage the area with your fingertips. Which brings us to the next tip.
4. The hair follicles need to be aroused. Gently massage your scalp with our all natural scalp serum. It contains an array of oils such as argan, coconut, avocado, hemp seed, jojoba and vitamin E oil. It also contains a mixture of strong and effective essential oils such as peppermint, lavender, rosemary and sweet orange. The mixture of our carefully selected oils infused with biotin will provide your scalp/hairline with powerful stimulation causing your follicles to awaken and sprout hair.
5. Be patient. All things take time. Remain steadfast in following the above tips and I assure you, results will happen!
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