2013 Hair Resolutions!

First Wash Day 2013! Naked Fro
First Wash Day 2013! Naked Fro

Happy New Year Curl Friends! Welcome to 2013!

As with every new year, my personal resolution is to become better; smarter, more kind, more tolerant, patient, and to love better.

This is the beginning of my first year fully natural.

This Sunday was my first Beauty Day Sunday and as I sat with my clay wash, I decided to plan a few hair goals for myself.

Aztec Indian Clay
Aztec Indian Clay
Aztec Indian Clay: Close Up
Aztec Indian Clay: Close Up

My first resolution is to consistently protective style. It’s much more suited to my keep it simple, stupid (KISS) lifestyle. Additionally, I believe it helps keep single strand knots at bay. For this week’s look, I modified and simplified my Roll and Tuck style, which I wore for most of my transition to natural hair.

Divide Hair into 3 Section: One Section on either side of the head and a back section
Divide Hair into 3 Section: One Section on either side of the head and a back section
One one side, begin to flat twist your hair
On one side, begin to flat twist your hair
Continue to Twist the hair until you've reached the end
Continue to Twist the hair until you’ve reached the end
Final Left Section Twist
Final Left Section Twist

Repeat the same procedure for the Right section

Flat Twist  Right Section
Flat Twist Right Section
Final Right Section Flat Twist
Final Right Section Flat Twist

 The Back Section:

Crisscross left and right twisted sections and secure with bobby pin
Crisscross left and right twisted sections and secure with bobby pin
Pinned Twist Sections
Pinned Twist Sections
Roll and Tuck Right Side. Pin to Secure
Roll and Tuck Right Side. Pin to Secure
Roll and Tuck Left Side. Pin to Secure
Roll and Tuck Left Side. Pin to Secure
Protective Styling for the Win!
Protective Styling for the Win!

I’ve worn this style since Sunday. My usual MO is to wear PS through Thursday.

My next resolution is to publish more Youtube videos. You can find me @NaturallyDemure on YT

I'm really excited about the influx of subscribers :)Thank You
I’m really excited about the influx of subscribers and views :)
Thank You

Along with publishing more YT videos, I plan to do more blogging. I do so many little DIY projects at home and never post them. In 2013, I’ll be posting more regularly!

One thing I’d like to try is having my hair trimmed professionally. I purchased my own shears last year and cut off maybe 1/2 of an inch of hair all over but I know that I need to have it done professionally.

This year I’d like to try a long term protective style such as senegalese twists and the poetic justice (box) braids. I’m not convinced mini-twists are the best options for my hair, so I’m going to mimic the style by adding hair extensions. Currently, I live in Orlando and honestly, I’m not sold on having my hair braided or twisted in the state of FL. It takes too long to install the braids/twists and is too expensive for the style to come out wrong. I may have to take a trip to the DMV so I can get them done the right way!

If you know of any reputable braiders in Orlando, please pass along their contact information!

 Have You Made any 2013 Hair Resolutions?

 

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