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.
Two years ago, when I began transitioning, the definition of the word “transitioning” was completely different then what it’s grown to mean today.
Back then, transitioning was the process of growing one’s relaxer out, either for a short or long term. I chose the long term route; will be two years on June 30th.
Currently, I’ve seen it from many different perspectives. The filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa presented an Op-Doc on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners for the NY Times. In this awesome short documentary, Zina big chops (BC) and shares the mental aftermath. Read more...(341 words, 1 image, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)
All naturals know that a silk pillowcase is essential for your arsenal.
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. Read more...(419 words, 6 images, estimated 1:41 mins reading time)
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! Read more...(180 words, 1 image, estimated 43 secs reading time)
It’s week 9 of the challenge and I’m still on travel so I’m still rocking my bun…I love it though!It’s full and big and easy; certainly not a style I have to sleep pretty to maintain. Tomorrow I plan to re-moisturize, seal and braid up my hair. I am really excited about the end of the challenge. Normally, I wear my hair in protective styles, but I like having the freedom to wear it out when I want to. I am getting the big chop heebie jeebies! June 3o is right around the corner and I can’t wait to Read more...(243 words, 2 images, estimated 58 secs reading time)
Last week, I blogged about the benefits of flax seeds for the hair. Being the DIY-er I am, I decided to try to make some for myself. When I was relaxed, I never used gel simply because I thought it made the hair hard, flaky, and would dry the hair out, which would eventually mean breakage, so I’ve never used gel for the most part. Since I’ve started my transitioning journey, as my hair has grown longer, my styling options have increased. I can do high buns, which are an easy go to protective style for me, however, my fine hair makes it difficult to achieve a sleek bun without the addition of styling aids to combat the fuzzies, as I call them :). Read more...(928 words, 1 image, estimated 3:43 mins reading time)