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’! Read more...(587 words, 8 images, estimated 2:21 mins reading time)
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.
I 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 Read more...(483 words, 10 images, estimated 1:56 mins reading time)
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. Read more...(556 words, 4 images, estimated 2:13 mins reading time)
For this weeks Gratuitous Post, I decided to share with my readers who hate traditional protective styles that Turbans & Headwraps are protective styles too! If 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! Read more...(156 words, 3 images, estimated 37 secs reading time)
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!
I 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. Read more...(402 words, 7 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
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. Read more...(557 words, 7 images, estimated 2:14 mins reading time)
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 Read more...(187 words, 5 images, estimated 45 secs reading time)
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. Read more...(125 words, 3 images, estimated 30 secs reading time)