Tag Archives: Transitioning Hair Style

Natural Hair “Stylists”: One Cautionary Tale

This is a really interesting tale of a young women who went in to have her natural hair styled; she was given a chemical treatment she had previously declined. Regardless of her request, the stylist added the chemical treatment to her conditioner.

Another Hair Typing Chart…

As you know, everyone has a way to classify hair; whether it be Oprah’s stylist Andre Walker or others who created charts inspired by Andre’s chart, everyone seems to have a take on it!  Though I recognize that my hair would fall into the ‘4’ category, I don’t rely on those charts. There are so many factors when deciding how to care for your hair and even though you may share a hair type with another, their techniques and products might now work for you. For the most part, I really like this common sense chart; it gives simple suggestions for techniques based on strand texture and thickness, which I find matters the most. I find that  knowing porosity and density  helped me find what my hair needs were and what products would best assist in maintaining it. This chart gives tips for fine, combination, and course hair types, regarding a sealant, moisturizers, detangling, heat application, and hair styles.

BIG Chop, One Year Later

Today marks my 1 year NaturalVersary! I’m so happy I decided to take this journey back to my roots!

One small piece of advice I’d like to share with those considering transitioning (long term like myself, or short term) or doing the Big Chop, is that along with the change occurring ON your head, be aware that there also needs to be a change that occurs IN your head!

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.

I Did It! Red Copper Streaks

So I’ve been away for about a month and I have a bit of catching up to do!

My Color: Red Copper by Creme of Nature

First on the list is my color.  I’ve had it for about 3 weeks now. When I visited home, my BFF (who’s a professional cosmetologist) streaked my hair for me.

I needed two color applications to complete my entire head of streaks

 After the color was applied to my hair, I sat under the dryer with a plastic cap to let the color marinate, so to speak :)

DIY: Silk Pillowcase

Thrifted Silk Scarf 33X33

All naturals know that a silk pillowcase is essential for your arsenal.

Why?

Your hair rubbing against the fabric of your pillowcase  (most likely cotton) throughout the night, dries your tresses and ultimately causes breakage.

The solution? Cover your pillows in silk!

This will also help preserve your sexy if you’re sick of the silk scarf, and are feeling froggy!

This weekend, I went to the Goodwill Boutique here in Winter Park, FL and purchased a few 100% silk scarves for $3.99 each,  that I planned to use to make silk pillow cases for friends.

Beauty Day Sunday: 20 Days Until the BC

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My Deep Conditioning Headwrap Disguise

#Excited!

It’s also been 2 weeks since my last wash. I have decided that since I will be traveling next Sunday to Kentucky, I am going to change my Beauty day next day week to Saturday ensure that I get my wash in before I leave.

Last night, I pre-pooed with alma oil, covered with a plastic bag, scarf and hit the hay!

June 1: Coily Beginnings

The topic of today is: Show us a pic of your TWA or pictures of your transition!

I have a plenty of those!

Enjoy! :)

Check out the Big Chop count down to the right! Super excited!

#naturalglamchallenge

Last Month Transitioning: Natural Glam Hair Challenge

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#NaturalStyles101

I found this challenge on instagram from @NaturalHairStyles101. She writes,

The purpose of this challenge is to spark conversation about all things natural hair…whether it’s impromptu product reviews, blog sharing, or my personal favorite–HAIRSTYLE PICS and TUTORIALS.

I think this will be an awesome challenge for my last month transitioning.

Daily, I will be posting here as well as on instagram. Tomorrow’s post will be, Coily Beginnings: Show us a pic of your TWA or pictures of your transition! 

I don’t have a TWA, but I do have transition pics! Super excited! Look out for daily updates :)