بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beautiful Beloved Black Queens!
I have been procrastinating about this topic for a while because it’s like common sense to me, but every time I go out I see a Sister with long, acrylic, painted fingernails and it’s like a scratch on a chalkboard to me.
I will be happy to see the day when Black Women realize our True Beauty.
We waste billions of dollars on things that make us ugly! False additions which actually takeaway from our natural beauty.
Makeup and false eyelashes, nails and hair are things that make us ugly!
We are already the most beautiful women in the UNIVERSE!
If you try and improve on perfection you cheapen it.
Putting lipstick on perfect lips takes away from their beauty.
Covering perfect eyelashes with false ones removes their natural beauty.
Wearing fake hair, bleaching, coloring and straightening hair that is naturally the BEST cheapens it.
SISTERS, YOU ARE ALREADY BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE!
You cannot improve on perfection….
Wash, comb and style your hair.
Do not straighten it (even with a blow-dryer), color, bleach or add to it.
Keep your finger and toe nails clean, neat and well-groomed.
Wash your body (bathe or shower) at least once every day.
Trim your pubic hairs. DO NOT SHAVE THEM.
All you need to do to your face is wash it. You do not need the devil’s products.
You may arch your eyebrows minimally.
If you have facial hairs, shave or pluck them.
Do not use the devils’ manufactured “beauty” products.
You are already beautiful as you are.
Use your own natural products.
IVORY is the best soap according to the Divine Supreme Wisdom Teachings of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). It floats! Most of the “soap” that is sold in the market is not even soap. You will find they say things like “beauty bar” or something because to be classified as soap it has to be made with some type of oil. Most of the “soaps” on the shelves are actually detergent. In sha Allah, I will write a blog on soaps that goes into more detail. Black soap is made using oils as well.
Do not use the devils’ perfumes and colognes. They are alcohol-based and you do not want any type of alcohol to enter your blood stream. Use oils.
But back to fingernails……
I generally like to keep them as shown in the picture above, but the the main idea is to keep them natural. You do not need to paint them. You may use nail hardener. Definitely do not cover them in acrylic or silk. Keep them pure and natural, clean and the same length. Never try to keep up with the devil and her way of doing something or trying something new (styles and decorations for your nails). You do not have to do all of that. You are already beautiful. If you knew this, you wouldn’t even think of even wearing a French tip.
When a nail breaks, you have to cut them all. Don’t try to keep one long nail after the others have broken. That looks tacky. Just cut them all and start all over. 🙂
If you want to give yourself a manicure. Here is a tutorial for a pedicure. With the exception of a scrub, they are pretty much the same. Substitute the scrub for a good hand massage to make you really feel good.