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Weekend Re-Cap

CarmelKitchenHappy Monday Folks;  I had a great weekend and I hope you did too!

First up, I attended an event called Black Girls, Sipping White Wine at the Carmel Kitchen, through being a member of MeetUp.com!  The Carmel Kitchen, located at 140 N. Orlando Ave in Winter Park Florida, offers a beautiful ambiance, appetizing food, and happy hour 7 days a week, 4-7pm!

Not only does MeetUp keep me active and connected with like minded people, but it also exposes to me places I may not have visited in the past!  This event was casual and fun! As you can see, I’m still rocking my Thailand braids with one more week until they come out! At the two  month mark, I’m ready for a change.

Saving Our Strands | Elastic Bands 101

I’ve worn tons of styles since I’ve stopped relaxing my hair and allowed it to return to it’s natural state.  Elastic bands take center stage as the go to tool for many styles I’ve worn.

I just knew my puff was on point!
I just knew my puff was on point!

Who doesn’t love a big, bodacious, blinding puff? I know I do; the bigger the better! The style is convenient, simple, easy to achieve and can be worn without having to restyle on a daily basis.

Buns anyone? While transitioning, my bun was always singled out by the TSA to be checked for weapons of mass destruction.

Recycled Natural Hair Style | Frohawk Roll & Tuck Updo

Original Style
Original Style

Happy Hump Day!

If you’ve ever had a style that was a disaster in either appearance or how your hair felt, read on!

If you haven’t read my re-cap of the natural hair and beauty expo event I participated in, you may want to check it out!

Initially, my hair was styled in a frohawk. My intentions were to wash my hair out as soon as possible due to the tremendous amount of product build up and flakes I had throughout my hair, but time didn’t really permit so I had to make due with what I had.

2013 Hair Resolutions!

First Wash Day 2013! Naked Fro
First Wash Day 2013! Naked Fro

Happy New Year Curl Friends! Welcome to 2013!

As with every new year, my personal resolution is to become better; smarter, more kind, more tolerant, patient, and to love better.

This is the beginning of my first year fully natural.

This Sunday was my first Beauty Day Sunday and as I sat with my clay wash, I decided to plan a few hair goals for myself.

Natural Hair November Updates!

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!

Baby Sis and I
Baby Sis and I

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.

Back to Basics
Back to Basics

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.

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.

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? 

The L.O.C Method: The Morning After

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 🙂

Thanks to my new and existing subscribers!

I Have Discovered the Banana Clip: Me Likey!

The Banana Clip

Happy Fierce Friday!

I am super excited to report that I was finally able to successfully use the banana clip I bought nearly 2 years ago, for the first time today! 🙂

Back in my product junkie days, I was also an accessory junkie! I went out and purchased the goodie banana clip, copious amounts of ouchless headbands in every color and design imaginable (most have been stretched out to the max by now), decorative bobby pins, decorative headbands, silk flowers to make headbands and hair pins…the works!

Top Image on Twitter, YAY!

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Woo-Hoo!

That’s my big head to the far left! I got patted down by the TSA for that bun, but it was well worth it! 🙂

Be sure to check out #TribeThursdays for hair chat! It’s awesome, insightful, and a great way to network with other naturals!