His Confessions |▶ Cendino

by West Parsons on May 23, 2011 · 18 comments

in his confessions

Name: Cendino Teme
Age: 29
Geographical Location: Miami, FL
Educational Background: A Grad of Florida State Univ.

How important is hair to overall attractiveness? Specifically, which styles (down vs. ponytail vs. bun) and lengths?
Hair is pretty important to me because I think it speaks to a woman’s attitude. I’m a fan of all types of hair styles (minus lace fronts) but a woman that can rock a short hair cut has a special place in my heart!

Do you feel there is a ‘Natural Hair Movement’ currently occurring?  Why do you think so many women are going natural (i.e. Do you think most women want to make a statement or to just stop relaxing)?

I don’t feel like it’s a movement necessarily but more of a sense of freedom. Most women started getting their hair relaxed at a very young age so it became the norm. Now I think women are discovering that there is another option.

Would you support your significant other if she decided to become natural?  


Are you able to tell the difference in textures of hair?  If your significant other were to go natural, would the texture of her hair affect your opinions on whether she should remain natural or not?
I can tell different textures of hair. I don’t think the texture would matter because there are a lot of products on the market that can help with that.

Do you like or dislike when your significant other changes her hair style often (i.e. wigs, weaves, braids, flat ironed, wash & go)?
I wouldn’t have an issue with a change ever so often but a woman that changes her hair everyday like its Halloween #MightDon’tMakeIt.

Does the amount of time your significant other spends on her hair prove to be problematic?
No. As long we don’t have somewhere to go.

How do you feel about the amount of money your significant other spends on her hair? Is there a point where the amount of money is a source of conflict?  Is it acceptable for her to spend as much as she chooses as long as she looks fly?
I would rather a significant other spend money on taking care of her hair because it’s something that is an everyday representation of us. As oppose to the million dollar pair of shoes that she bought and only wears once a year.

Do you think your significant other should consider your opinion when making decisions about her hair?
Yes! It’s a representation of us. Can’t have people talking about “Dang you seen Dinos girl hair?…. #EpicFail

Why do you think women care about a man’s opinion when it relates to hair?
Because hair is something that can curve attraction.

How do you view women that wear weaves? Can you tell the difference between natural hair and a weave?
I don’t have an issue with a woman that wears a weave however I would like to know that she can feel comfortable without one as well. No hiding behind a lace-front!

How do you feel about satin sleeping bonnets or any type of hair scarf?
I’m with it!! Hair maintenance costs, so it needs to last.

Does it matter to you whether your significant other’s hair is relaxed or not?

I would rather it not to be relaxed because you can always straighten natural hair but it doesn’t work the other way around.

Find Out More About Cendino: www.CendinoTeme.com/blog


Jerlyn September 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I do faux curly hair :p. So it sort of goes the other way around.

ke September 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Nice! I'm loving this feature already.

Blog Vixen September 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm

@Jerlyn, you know I like the faux curl on you 🙂

@Ke, Thanks!

I invite you all to have a discussion. If there are other questions you would like to ask, do so! Cendino is probably lurking 🙂

questfortheperfectcurl September 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm

LOL I wanna know what this is supposed to mean, because you can't really change the pattern of your hair completely unless you're getting it in with some chemicals.

I can tell different textures of hair. I don't think the texture would matter because there are a lot of products on the market that can help with that.

I enjoyed the feature though! 🙂

CocoSlim83 September 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm

This is a nice feature. He's very informed too; intelligent men rock, lol.

Anonymous September 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I like this, thanks for commenting.

Anonymous September 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I would not have expected him to say "I would rather it not to be relaxed because you can always straighten natural hair but it doesn't work the other way around". COOL feature

simone.kinsale-hinds September 16, 2010 at 1:54 am


I don't know him personally and probably never will, but by this post I'm sure he's AWESOME! lol

Thank you Mr. Teme for showing us your love and support.

Anonymous September 16, 2010 at 4:23 am

texlaxed hair CAN be straighten and then curly the next–i think this knid of hair is the best of both worlds. I love it!!

Cendino Teme September 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Hey Ladies,
Its me Cendino. 🙂 I appreciate all of your comment and Ill be stopping by to answer question.
@ questfortheperfectcurl I know that some type of chemical are needed to straighten hair but I know whatever it is it better then that paint thinner called relaxers…lol

Feel free to send me a message on facebook and visit my blog http://www.cendinoteme.com/blog

YaniraNaturally September 21, 2010 at 3:06 am

Hi, Nikos cousin checking in! Great piece (especially the part about the satin bonnets)!

I'm bookmarking and I'll definitely keep an eye out for the other features 🙂

Blog Vixen September 21, 2010 at 4:08 am

Thanks to you all for your comments and viewership 🙂

Sara September 25, 2010 at 8:50 pm

You're getting the side eye from me on the texture thing too, lol. It's refreshing to see an intelligent Black (person) man that doesn't degrade their own features. 3 thumbs up!

questfortheperfectcurl September 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm

@Sara LOL I'm glad I'm not the only one! I'm still confused at his comment but I guess he means that you can straighten natural hair without a relaxer? That's true, I dunno I won't hate on him. 🙂

And I died at the paint thinner comment…lol

Anonymous September 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm

LOL @ "paint thinner".

Anonymous February 10, 2011 at 3:02 am

Hahaha I know him! Small world! 🙂

Oldine May 25, 2011 at 2:34 am

I go to Florida State!! Go FSU!! =D

asha July 29, 2012 at 1:10 am

Imagine coming on here and seeing a familar face. 🙂 Hey, Dino!! Nice interview.