Britain went to the polls today to decide whether they will remain or leave the EU. In the opinion of many, a win for “Leave” could be the first step to making Great Britain “Great” again…where have I heard that before????? To others, a win for “Remain” is status quo and “known” safety.
Fact: The uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future should it decide to leave the European Union makes Brexit a leap into the unknown.
While this article does not focus on the intrusive and ever present talk around immigration in this debate; (which eerily echo’s, current US sentiments on that topic – this is NOT a compliment Britain!) it is important to separate the impassioned speeches from the bottom line. The aforementioned speeches centered on paying for an unending flood of immigrants, washed up on the shores of that sceptered isle, hands out, criminally minded (if one wishes to truly align with The Donald) all committed rapists, who also happen to be unwashed heathens praying to Gods unknown...for the next 50 years – at the very least - is distracting, unhelpful and just a bit vulgar.
Immigration issues aside, brass tax - What is my hair going to look like as a result of this? In order to understand the impending hair climate we have to focus on Brexit’s effect on international trade. How do we continue to get the products known, loved and demanded on market shelves at the same (or lower) prices?
L’Oreal may make everything you use on your hair (truly they may) but let’s remember that L’Oreal is not a British company. L'Oréal, as in France, is a member of the EU and trade between the two countries is governed by agreements EU members made governing the trade relationships within the Union.
All bets aren’t off with a win for leave on June 24, don’t despair. It will take time to renegotiate these agreements and potentially revisit EU policies adopted into law in Parliament. The question is, what happens during that time? What will the renegotiated agreements look like? How will Britain be (mis)treated by remaining EU members? Some in the remain camp speculate that a win for leave means higher costs on goods via tariffs on imports and taxes on consumer goods passed down to Britons to compensate for the short fall created by not enough exports.
But truly, how do Amir and Victoria Consumer feel about paying a pound or two more for their favorite hair care product(s)? That's what the comment section below is for *wink*.
So many questions you say? Not enough solid answers? A bit of a tangle right? So like hair, how do you get rid of a tangle? You have to exhibit some patience, cease with the ripping through, find a fine tooth comb and perhaps add a bit of product with “slip”, to help you get rid of the outlying hairs quickly.
In short, sit down and understand that knot so you can detangle without a clump of perfectly healthy hair being left on the floor. Understanding these issues (fraught with emotional charge) is difficult. The result to leave or remain seem to go hand in hand with political change, anger at whomever wins and maybe hasty and overzealous action to appease those who seek to make Britain “Great Again” by putting an end the “immigrant problem”. I shudder.
A few points let’s call them (product with slip) that may help with the trade portion of the tangle:
The reality is, trade agreements keep shelves stocked with the goods you want to buy, at a price you can afford - constantly. Living in Saudi Arabia has, in a way that no experience could, brought home that scarcity concept to me.
Aside - Thuraia, thanks for the text (in the middle of the nigh)t that Mane and Tail is on the shelves at the local quickiemart – I’ve been waiting MONTHS! (Good looking out girl!)
Remain or Leave the tangle is real!
"Maybe there’s something particularly becoming about success that happens later in life”. This was the quote from a New York Times article some years ago declaring actress Connie Britton, a symbol of age flouting beauty, who apparently, has defied the very laws of physics; successfully daring to live, function and miraculously work in Hollywood -past the age of well...
I take issue, (don’t I always?) with the continued shock and awe at the natural aging process and the surprise exhibited when it's discovered that some improve with age.
What’s wrong with coming into your own as a process? A continuing process? Some things are biological, genetic and will be better when you’re younger.
FACT: As we age our hair thins, becomes increasingly brittle, and follicles shrink. It happens to everyone. But with the respect to the process of life, it takes time to discover your confidence, feel comfortable with your sexuality, embrace odd beauty, find that perfect "go to" hairstyle, and most importantly make peace with the hand we’ve been dealt in these superficial areas. It would be a shame and more than a little boring if all that happened at 18.
Ms. Britton has, at 49 come into her own professionally later than most (although she has been a consistently working actress) and is naturally and in my opinion looking better than ever. Let's face it. HER HAIR IS OUT OF CONTROL!!!! About Ms. Britton's hair. It has been described as “magical and depression inducing”. (I’m sure she has the help of a few hair extensions, but why not?) Her long slightly layered strawberry blonde long hair is so out of control that it has…wait for it… a BLOG! Yes, I said it there is a blog weirdly (who am I kidding?? ;-) dedicated to Connie Britton's hair! http://conniebrittonshair.tumblr.com/
Grace is the point! And achieving that grace takes time. I say cheers to the process! Finding your stride and the patience to stay on the road to getting there is hard, hard work, but such a worthwhile endeavor. In the words of Ms. Britton “My life started being awesome five years ago.”
Go on and wait (and work) for it.