Archive | June, 2012

Let’s Talk Hair

24 Jun

Happy Sunday people! Hope your day is going well, mine has been pretty laid back. I attended church, cooked dinner, and now I am just lounging.

Let’s talk about hair, specifically my hair.  For the last year, I have been on a natural hair journey.  I started transitioning May of 2011, did that for 5 months, and then did the big chop in October of 2011.  My relaxed hair was a little past shoulder length.  Prior to making the natural decision, I was in a hair rut, big time.  I was just bored with my hair, it wasn’t doing the things I wanted it to do and frequenting Miami hair stylists can be costly so as I learned more about having natural hair, the more intrigued I became.  In the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was going to stick with it because it wasn’t the easiest decision but as time went on I grew to embrace it and LOVE IT!

Top left: Relaxed hair. April 2011 Bottom right: Transitioning, June 2011

So I will give some facts about my natural hair:

1) My hair is very kinky and coily.

2) The top middle section has a little looser curl pattern.

3) My hair is 4 inches long stretched but 2 inches long in its natural state. (Shrinkage is real)

4) I do not only use all natural products but I have started to become more conscious of ingredients and what effect certain ingredients may have on natural hair.

5) I love color! My hair is colored in the top to the middle.  I have colored it 2 times, probably would have been more to maintain the color but I am hesitant of the chemicals.

6) I usually do styles with twists, two strand twist outs, flat twists, etc.

7) I don’t really use heat, I have only blow dried my hair once in the last year.  I am hesitant about heat damage but I don’t really do blow outs or straightening because I want to invest in a really good blow dryer and flat iron for the best results.

8) I use youtube and internet search engines for every question about styling, maintenance, or products that I have.  In the end, I use my own judgement but it is always good to have reference points.

9) When I first started transitioning I kept a journal of facts or tips I wanted to remember, products, and the maintenance such as when I washed, conditioned, or deep conditioned, treated, etc just so I could keep up with what I was doing and using.

10) I love my hair, although I get frustrated or bored at times, but I am very happy with my natural decision.

Day after the big chop

Day after the color was applied

So there you have it, and now that you and my hair have been formally introduced, get used to seeing and reading about it!

Present day hair

I want big hair *sigh* but I know it is a process and I have to be patient with it.  It will get there one day!

What are your views/thoughts/opinions of natural hair?

Thanks for reading and until next time,

Be you, be beautiful



21 Jun

I finally did it! This is the 1st post via my new blog account and I am excited about it.  I still have no clue what I am doing or how to get the page all fancy and frilled but I am going to figure it out (one day).  I have been influenced by so many people to start a blog to specifically share what I have learned about natural hair so far.  But don’t roll your eyes just yet, my blog will consists of other aspects of my life as well.  I will give details on what it is like to be a mother of twin boys, a teacher, and how I feel about the fashion of the world, *sigh* don’t we all just love fashion!! Now don’t get me wrong I am not a fashion guru (well in my head I am) but I do enjoy looking cute, nice, fierce, and all around fashionable when I can as well as drooling over what the oh so fabulous stars are spending their benjamins on! (Lol at benjamins, who says that!? No one!) Future posts will have pictures and actually be about something, lol, but just wanted to say that I am stoked to share with you beautiful people. 

So there it is, what my blog will consist of in a nutshell. 

Until next time,

Be You, Be Beautiful

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