Tag Archives: Twist-N-Curl

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
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 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 🙂

2 Years Post Relaxer, 3 Months Post BC: Texture Shots!

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? 

SKYDIVING and Afros: We Survived!

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I love my fro and her shadow.
Enjoy the pictures!

Tandem Gear On

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I got to Skydive Hawaii at 8:00 am. 4 hours later, I suited up for my jump

Recycled Style: Twist-N-Curl UpDo

Happy Friday! This week I wore my hair in a twist-n-curl. My goal was to achieve at least 3 day hair and a restyle on day 4.

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French Rolled the back and pushed up the front

Here’s what actually happened with the style:

  1. Monday and Tuesday: My hair looked great 🙂
  2. Wednesday and Thursday: By Wednesday I’d had enough sleeping pretty so I used an elastic headband to push my hair into a high curly crown

22 Months Transitioning: BIG CHOP Right Around the Corner

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Twist-N-Curl

April 1st (also beauty day) marked my 22 month transitioning anniversary…Two months left until the BIG CHOP! I am super excited!

Yesterday I co-washed my hair, did a protein treatment using Aphogee, and DC. I then did a Twist-N-Curl, since Saturday marked the last day of the Protect Ya Ends Challenge.  I plan to wear my hair out this week after 3 months of not being able to.

Result Observations:

  • I really think the protein treatment helped. Last week’s rough hair is nothing compared to how my hair looks and feels today; Hair is soft, moisturized,and has sheen