Tag Archives: Natural

Fierce Friday Gratuitous Post|Texture Shots, Effortless Turban Look, & Misadventures with Hair Color

Type 4 Hair
Type 4 Hair

Check out the eye candy! Afro textured hair is so versatile; it’s one of my favorite things about having this texture. At different states, wet, dry, product, no product, the hair can take on a different appearance.

FF_Turban_AdI loved the way this headwrap design turned out! It took me about 5 minutes! Stay tuned for a pictorial next week.

HairColorCollage675X372Yep, you read that right; three hair colors in one week! Stay tuned next week for my sob story and see how I recovered!

Have a great weekend!

Fierce Friday Gratuitous Post | Family Photobombs, A Picnic, & Curly vs Fluffy Bantu Knot Out

Sisters
Sisters | Photobomb | Family Cookout

It was great seeing my family!

PicnicTwo weekends ago, I attended the 2nd Annual Picnic for a group I’m a member of called “Black Women Who Want More”. I had a great time! Check the scarf! I decided to rock the scarf simply because I had twists in my hair that hadn’t been in long enough to set my hair.  I recommend scarves, turbans, and/or headwraps when you’re in a bind! They are beautiful and versatile, while adding a pop of color and style to your outfit! Additionally, If you’re not on meetup.com, you’re seriously missing out!

Journey to Natural: Then & Now

Today is Oct 31, 2012 and after a 2 year transition (June 2010-June 2012), I am now 28 months post relaxer and 4 months post big chop (BC). I decided to reflect on my journey thus far and think about my hair goals for the future.

Recently, I did a length check:

Stretched Hair: 4 Months Post BC
Shrinkage…

When I was transitioning, one of my favorite protective styles was the big high bun. 

21 Months Transitioning: March 2012
Close Up

 Recently I was able to replicate the style on my fully natural hair.

Beauty Day Sunday FAIL: Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner

Hair Porn! My camera captured my texture beautifully!

I was so excited to try a new protein deep conditioner recipe, but based on my experience I’ll chalk this one up as an epic fail!

I started my wash day a little later in the day yesterday due to my thrifting trip.

I began my routine by:

Pre-Poo’ing: I sectioned my hair and to each section, I sprayed water and oiled my scalp and strands while lightly finger detangling. I covered my head with a plastic bag and tee shirt, then let my hair marinate for an hour.

What Topics Do Women Love to Hate Discussing?

I ran across an informative news blog, Change Comes Slow, written and managed by Nikeasha of Chicago Illinois. She dares to list the “5 Topics Black Women Hate to Love Discussing”.

1. SSBWS (Successful Single Black Woman Syndrome)
I believe most successful women are accused of having successful woman’s syndrome

2. Natural vs. Perm vs. Weave
Let’s live and let live. Personally, I no longer relax my hair, but I do not fault any woman for it.

3. The Long and Short of It All
Again, a personal choice for the woman.