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7 Tips to a Perfect Tapered Fro!

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My Tapered Fro

So you’ve just gotten a fresh tapered cut; you look and feel ah-mazing!  Fast forward a week or more and you and you’re hair need an intervention! Tapered cuts are stylish and easy to manage and maintain. They can be cut different lengths to achieve a unique look for the wearer. This may become an issue for those new to styling shorter strands. Here are 7 tips to help you rock the perfect tapered fro’!

  1. Always start on clean, moisturized hair: Working with clean hair ensures that you avoid the grit and grime caused by product build up and dirt.

Tapered Fro| New Hair, New Attitude!

Before & AfterI love the versatility of having natural hair! Since I did my big chop, I’ve only allowed scissors to come in contact with my hair every 3 months or so for a trim, until almost 2 years ago when boredom led to the decision to do a big mini chop!

I had them fade the back and sides, and for a while I was happy; after all, my cut was fly! I became frustrated with having to maintain the cut due to the fact that I was never able to find a barber that

“I’ve Had to be Okay with Being Invisible to Men” |Wednesday’s Word

I absolutely love this article!

Here’s what I know: I’m cute and I have a great figure. Whoever sees me, sees me. Those to whom I am invisible didn’t merit my time in the first place.–Carolyn Edgar

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I believe every woman who returns to natural hair via the big chop goes thorough what Carolyn went through. Although she went from mid-back length locs to a TWA, rather than from relaxed to natural hair, the shock of seeing one in a different way can be traumatizing and spur regrets if one does not do it for the right reasons…that reason (in my humble opinion) being because they want to! I think it makes you develop character, self acceptance and leads to self confidence.

Fierce Friday Gratuitous Post | Turbans & Headwraps ARE Protective Styles, Too!

Happy Friday!
For this weeks Gratuitous Post, I decided to share with my readers who hate traditional protective styles that Turbans & Headwraps are protective styles too!
PhotoGrid_1401563628099If you have an extensive scarf collection like I do, you may want to explore learning how to tie a headwrap or turban! You can also go to a local fabric store and purchase 1.5-2 yards of your favorite fabric and create a unique look that’s not already in your closet. Joann Fabrics has weekly 50% off coupons for fabric! They also take competitor coupons.  Mixing and match the colors and patterns to accessorize your outfit for the day is fun! They work for natural, transitioning, and relaxed hair, can be used to disguise a bad hair day or the fact that you’re deep conditioning while running errands,  and are appropriate at a variety of settings!

Fierce Friday Gratuitous Post | Razor Burn, Oil Infusion, Roller Set

Happy Friday! In honor of Fridays, I’ve decided to do totally unnecessary posts that essentially are a wrap up of my week! Let’s go!

PhotoGrid_1401985526333I started out my week by trying for 4 days to contact my barber, with no luck. I was in a crunch and I really wanted to look polished so against my best judgement I went to another barber. *Hangs Head in Shame* Long story short, I’ll be more explicit in another post but after being unsatisfied with the job the barber did, I went and allowed my barber to fix her error. I ended up with a severe case of razor burn.

I’m Faded|Big (Mini) Chop #2

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Fly, right?

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I love my sideburns!

Although this is completely out of the ordinary for me, I’m in love with the results! What motivated me to do a second chop was wanting a change. I knew I wanted a shape to my fro, something edgy and adventurous!  I scoured the internet for inspiration and decided on a tapered cut. After agonizing over the details of who would execute the cut, whether to cut it in the curly or blown out state, and most important I worried that I’d hate it.

First Order of Business After the BIG CHOP: Henna

Jamila Henna, via amazon.com

This Saturday, June 30 2012, I BIG CHOP!

I am beyond excited!

My first order of business is to actually get someone to cut off the remaining ends. Originally, my baby sister was going to visit me and do it for me, but that plan fell through. I spoke to one of my girlfriends and if she’s available, she will do it.

My other option is to ask my old stylist to do it for me; coincidently, she called me today…hrm…I just might throw some business her way 🙂

Roots Only: Castor Oil Scalp Challenge

I was just inspired by a twitter user to put myself on a castor oil scalp challenge for the duration of my time transitioning.

For this challenge, each week I will oil and massage my scalp with castor oil. I hope to gain at least another inch by my June 30 BC.

I plan to experiment with the castor oil application by using this baby:

This product intended for reapplying color to the roots of hair but my idea is to use it to apply oil to my scalp. It would make the application less arduous and less messy. I’m going to pick one up today. I’ve seen it available on Amazon.com,  in walmart and CVS.