And then it hit me. As I ran my fingers through my hair,
from root to tip, it suddenly hit me that I was natural. For years, I cringed
at the feeling of puffed roots against my hands. I was quick to run to the
store to buy that no-lye, JUST because of that feeling. That feeling that made
me feel so unpretty, so unlady like, so ungroomed. That feeling that would make
me scorch my scalp in an attempt to straighten those oh so once dreadful to me…nappy
roots. That feeling that caused my peers to laugh at me, caused me to tie my
scarf tight around my head, creating tattoos of lines against my forehead that
were a reminder of the very thing that I was trying to forget…my nappy roots.
Be YOU!! It
comes soooo naturally!! ;-)
Woman in the Mirror
I am a young woman, who has been natural for almost 4yrs, but natural within for all my life. My blogs will be about how I fought my way into believing and accepting that God did indeed make me a beautiful being.
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Good evening Beauties!! The weather is so burrrr! Yea, I think that one word describes it all. Lol. My hair has been showing the effects of the cold, too. So, I have increased my amount of water/water based moisturizer for my day and night regime. I also keep my small spray bottle filled with water, a lil bit of conditioner, and dashes of castor oil in handy too. I spritz this mixture on my hair before I step outside, and after I have sealed and moisturized my fro.
I tried bantu knots this week, and they were gorgeous. It was very timely, though. I started off with medium 2-stranded twists. Then, I put the twists into bantu knots. Ladies, if you don’t know what I am talking about, please go to YouTube and search this process. That’s where I learned, and I promise you they can show you better than I can tell you ;-)
Also, my last post talked about how I trimmed my hair. Well…it has already started to grow back!! I cut about 2 inches off, and I am a bit surprised on how fast it is growing. Before trimming, you should wash and blow dry your hair straight. You will achieve a cleaner cut that way.
Finals week is approaching, so I am looking for a protective style to adopt. Ladies, I really don’t want to go back to the braids! (I won’t!) Any other suggestions on what I can do with my hair??
Be YOU!! It comes soooo naturally!! ;-)
Well, I know I promised that I
would probably post pics of my first updo, but it didn’t turn out how I wanted
it to. By day 2, my hair was already frizzy and puffy. Ugh, well you know what
they say…”If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again!” So
that is what I will be doing. For now, I have allowed the flat twists to
remain. Yesterday, I untwisted the middle portion, and was left with a curly,
half Mohawk. It looked okay, but definitely NOT the way I intended for it to
I will be untwisting my entire
head, and will wear it as a twistout. If that turns out nice, I will post a
pic. Tomorrow is my wash day…
1) Pree-poo hair with coconut oil,
about an hour, covering hair with a shower cap.
YOU!! It comes soooo naturally!! ;-)
Hola Lola’s!! lol. Well, we all know that Winter is right
around the corner. So, it’s time for us to start adopting those protective styles!
The dry, harsh, and cold Winter air causes damage to our hair. Therefore,
maintenance is a MUST!! (See my previous post to read my definition of
I will be back later on in the week with results of my first
updo and possible pics. I hope you guys check me out!!
Hi guys!! So, for the past two weeks, school has been kickin’ my butt!! I mean I have had at LEAST two tests every week. Not to mention online work in almost all my classes! But ladies, we all know that when we get busy like this, our hair tends to suffer and receive the minimal amount of attention…NO GOOD!! So...I have been rocking a bonnet for these past hectic weeks.
I promised myself that even though I didn't have the time to style and primp my hair when I wanted to, I would ALWAYS take care of it. |
1) I chose a protective style that I knew I could keep in for up to a week. My style of choice was flat twists. I don’t like the way they look without the bonnet, though…lol. I deep conditioned my hair, applied a good leave in, added moisture butter, and sealed with castor oil. I then proceeded to flat twist my wet hair, and allowed it to air dry.
2) At night, I wore a satin scarf to protect my hair. I used this same scarf to protect the back and top of my hair from the harshness of the bonnet. I left the front area of my hair out, and pinned the bonnet to the scarf so that it wouldn't fall off my head.
3) Every day, I spritzed my hair with water and sealed it with an oil of my choice. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!
4) At the end of the week, I repeated steps one and two, and prepped my hair for week two.
So when time is limited...
DO take care of your hair. You will be very upset with yourself when you wake up to a hair full of tangles and mattes.
DO pick a protective style that you like, stick with it, but also do hair MAINTENANCE! A little spritz in the morning is all you need. And if that’s too tedious for you, just add oil to your spray bottle full of water.
DO NOT neglect your hair!
Be YOU!! It comes soooo naturally!! ;-)