My short, wispy fringe is not some kind of fashion statement. I try to keep it hidden but when my hair is newly washed thick tufts of it stand up on end. It looks ridiculous but at least it shows my hair is recovering from what is fetchingly known as postpartum hair loss.
It's just one of those passing fashions: meta, almost, a passing fashion about a passing fashion: a stripy dress which will go out of style almost as quickly as people forget the online debate about what colour it looks in different kinds of light.
Call me stupid, but it took a passionate discussion of the relevance and place of hair and hairstyles as cultural markers from my black students, to bring it home to me just how complicated African hairstyles are.
In this digital age of social media, selfies and smartphones, how realistic is it to expect to see a true and un-retouched representation of natural female beauty?
It would be easy for me to say that I wish I had a smaller nose, no lines on my face, and a thinner torso. But if I had all those things, would my life be suddenly improved? No. Because those things don't define me. They don't affect the way I live.
The fans that jumped on Beyoncé's leaked images missed the point. Those images are going to reach out and reassure far more many women in a positive way than photos of her looking perfect every will.
Whilst designer stubble may be the epitome of style for a man, facial hair is usually a less welcome trait for females. It's certainly not uncommon though, as it affects four in ten women at some point in their life.
Staying young and attractive certainly seems to be hugely important in today's society. It's difficult to imagine anyone bemoaning the fact that they're beautiful; being physically attractive is considered fortunate, and when beautiful people to complain about their beauty, it seems ungrateful almost.
When I first began in this industry, hair extensions were the reserve of only showbiz pop-sters actors and film stars like J Lo, Beyonce and countless others who trot up onto a different red carpet daily, rocking yet another new and different hairstyle - changing colour, style and even the length of their hair.
There are a lot of articles going round about the difference between "being hot" or "being beautiful" as a woman, and usually in those articles, men get slagged off for liking a hot and sexy woman, but what is wrong with that?
Blue was a strong catwalk look so don't dismiss the power of navy as a great daytime alternative to black. You get all the definition of black but softer - great for the morning after, as blue really brightens the whites of your eyes, belying lack of sleep.
It's not fair that parents of little girls start fretting when their daughters are seven or eight, thinking that no man will ever fall in love with them because of their dark skins; it's not fair that girls feel the need to cake themselves with skin-lightening creams and painfully mismatched powders in an attempt to feel beautiful.
Additional sweating, the bacteria transferred from the gym equipment to your face by your hands, working out while wearing make up and exposure to the elements from exercising outside can lead to spots or weather damaged skin. It's a strong look, and one I'm sure you're keen to avoid.
Not content with instructing us that our vaginas are too hairy (wax them!), stinky (Vagisil!), oozy (pantyliners!), and haggard (vagacials!), the beauty industry is now reaching whole new heights and coming after our reproductive organs.
I'm not asking you to eff your beauty standards, I'm asking you to eff your preconceived notions. Understand that not a day has gone by in the past eighteen years in which I haven't been cussed and tutted at and judged for looking the way I look, yet I still get up and go into the world and try to be the best version of myself.
You'll step out of the lift and straight into a scented-candled oasis of calm and quiet. Set over two floors, the spa feels indulgently spacious, with huge changing rooms and relaxation areas.