- To prepare for the inevitable shedding and possibly the loss of more than a few strands, I recommend a shower stall drain protector! These babies work like a charm to collect shed hair and to prevent hair from collecting in your drain, leading to possible clogs. For as little as $10, these are available on amazon, at target or walmart, or your local hardware store. They come in multiple sizes for your sink and or shower! Some of them even come with a water-proof adhesive that stick easily to your drain!
I was steadfast in my decision and scoured the net for inspiration for my cut. I was a bit unsure about what the repercussions would be at the office (or if I decided to change jobs), but I reasoned that I would still have enough hair to cover the shaved parts. I would unveil the full extent of the cut gradually. Only three people in the office noticed; my boss noticed about two months after I’d been wearing the cut and two other ladies noticed six months later.
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
As I approached the 3rd year writing this blog, I decided to change the site address to a name! Although initially the name I chose held significance to me, I wanted readers (old and new) to associate the site with natural hair.
I came across this gem on one of my favorite Natural Hair sites! This hairstory is from the Black British perspective but parallels the American Black hairstory. Take 10 minutes and check it out!
I have my hair blown out about 4 times a year when I have my hair trimmed. It’s an easy way for me to achieve the classic afro; a truly beautiful look! This time was special because my BFF did it for me. It wasn’t a pleasant experience because she combed through my hair first, and I HATE having my hair combed! Though we disagree about the necessity of the dreaded comb, I appreciated her work.
And oh how I LOVE a blowout, but baby! It shrinks right on up! Luckily, I’ve embraced all that comes with being natural, and shrinkage comes with the territory!
This photo is a sneak peak of this labor day weekend; my friends and I went hiking in Elijay GA. It was beautiful, exhilarating, and fun! More pics to come!
This summer, I have been experimenting with hair tea rinses! I’ve been using a variety of loose herbs to create teas, which traditionally I’ve done as a final rinse on clean hair. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with different uses for the tea. So far, I’ve successfully used it as a remoisturizing spray, a final rinse, a pre-deep conditioning rinse, clay facial and finally, it’s one half of the liquid I use for my bentonite clay mix (I’ve listed my recipe below :)).
It’s been a minute but I’m back! It’s been hectic so I just wanted to update you on where I am in my Newly Natural Hair Journey!
Currently, I am 2.5 years post relaxer, 6 months post BC.
I’ve been beside myself since I BC’d; I’ve been so enamored with my hair that I’ve abandoned my tried and true protective styling for the most part.
My plan is to return to protective styling for at least 4-5 days a week and let it all hang out on the weekends.
It’s been nearly 3 months since I’ve done my BC and I thought I’d share some texture shots! Since my BC, I’ve learned a lot about what my natural hair will and won’t do; her likes and dislikes. I’ve learned that I have low porosity, high density and elasticity natural hair. Knowing about the porosity alone helped me determine which types of products and moisture methods would (or wouldn’t) work for me. Check out my post on determining porosity, density, and elasticity.
Enjoy the hair porn!
Have you been keeping track of your hair journey?
Happy Fierce Friday!
Have you checked out my video, “Natural Hair Tutorial: The LOC Method“?
This video showcases the results!
The style I’m wearing is a partial protective style. It can also be worn by transitioners by rolling the relaxed ends on a perm or flex-rod.
I discuss how changing up my product yielded a different result. Lastly, check out how I untwist my hair for my twist out.
If you have tips to share, spill the tea 🙂
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