Thursday, December 26

Twisted Marley Bun



Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. 
I redid my twists on Saturday and wanted to try something different. 

Wednesday, December 25

Merry Christmas!




Wishing my blog family a very Merry Christmas. May God continue to Bless you!

Thursday, December 12

HOTW: Twists and Cornrows

Hey Hey Hey! Hope you all are having a great week. 


As you know, I removed my twists on Thursday so my wash day was on Friday/Saturday. 
My hair was loose all Saturday and Sunday. Before sleeping on Saturday, I moisturized/sealed then put each section in bantu-knots. On Sunday, I just wore my hair back in a ponytail.

Saturday

Saturday, December 7

6 Months Comparison

Hey hey hey. 
Y'all know the best way to see if your hair is progressing is to look at comparisons. 
So, here is mine. 


This is my hair on June 22nd. I removed some twists I had in during the week and just fluffed. 


This is my hair today, December 7th. I removed the braids I air-dried in and fluffed my hair out. 

Friday, December 6

Hair Update


Hey Hey Hey!!!!
Hope you all are doing well!
I just wanted to update you all on my hair. 
So, after having these twists in for 7 weeks, I decided to remove them last night. 
Twists at week 6


This is what my hair looked like after taking them out. I followed the same removal process I have done in the past(check out my braids label for more info or feel free to ask).

Wednesday, November 20

Twists Update- Week 4

It has been 4.5 weeks since I have had these twists in my hair.



To switch things up a little, I decided to curl them on Saturday.

Saturday, November 16

Missing the FRO!



I have had these twists in for 4 weeks now and I miss my fro although I typically wear it in a puff.  I will most definitely keep the twists in for another 2-3 weeks despite the fact that I miss my hair.
Week 4 update will be posted next week.  

5 Reasons Why I Don't Like Raw Mango Butter

I have always wanted to try Mango Butter and finally got my hands on some back in September.
Now, one of the reasons why I never purchased it was because the only store I saw it at, charged a grip for a container. It was like $15 dollars compared to the $7 or $8 I would pay for Shea-butter.
But I ended up finding it on 125th Street in Harlem for $10 and I was so happy to finally try it out.

Before I get into why I don't like it, let me show you the reasons why THEY say you should use Mango Butter.

Click to enlarge

Tuesday, November 5

Twists Update- Week 2



I have had these twists in for 2 weeks now(as of 11.2.13)
I must say that I am slightly missing my fro! I always get this way and the feeling will pass soon.
I love that my hair always looks “done” in the morning without much effort.
I put in a couple Cowry Shells because I just like the look of them.

Monday, October 28

Twists Update- Week 1

I decided to document my Crown and Glory journey.
I will update my blog weekly, probably every Monday, just so I can see what works and doesn’t work for future styles.

So, I had these twists in for a week on Saturday.
I have been wearing them down every day because I do not want to cause any tension on my edges by wearing ponytails, buns or any updos.
Because these are still relatively new, they’re still a little tight.

After I was done twisting my hair, I sprayed it with ACV mixed with water as a preventive measure to avoid the itchies. My hair still itched the day after, so I sprayed it a little more with the ACV/Water Mix and now I’m fine.

Wednesday, October 23

Fake It Until I Make It

I love my hair, I really do. I love wearing it in a puff or out in an Afro. But during the week, when I wear my protective styles, I don’t LOVE my hair. I just like it.
I don’t feel as beautiful as I do when I wear my hair out or in Box braids and Marley twists. I just know if my hair was a little longer, I would.  With that said, I’m going to fake it until I make it.
In previous posts, I stated that I would be doing the Crown and Glory method for the remainder of the year. That is still in effect depending on how my hair line holds up. I am also going to carry that well into next year.

Sunday, October 20

Protective Style- Marley Twists

Hey Hey Hey!!!
Happy Sunday!

I decided to install some twists in my hair yesterday. I started doing braids with Marley Hair, but they looked rather thin regardless of how much hair I used, so I opted for twists. 
This took me about 8-9 hours to do because the amount of detangling I had to do with my natural hair. 
I don't comb my hair, but I comb it before putting in a long term protective style. 
I plan to keep these in for 6-8 weeks and will follow the same regimen I typically do with braids. I will also probably curl the ends at one point. 
I'm hoping these will look better and better with age. 

Tuesday, October 15

2 Weeks of Hair

Hey Hey Hey!
Hope you all are doing well. 
I just wanted to take y'all through my hair journey for two weeks. 
I'm going to show y'all the good, bad and straight ugly.
You have been warned.

So, my hair is typically twisted for 1 or 2 weeks. This time it was twisted for a little less than 2. I installed the twists on a Monday and took them out the following Thursday.

Sunday, October 6

6 Months Post BC Length Check and Comparison

Hey hey hey! Hope everyone is doing well. I apologize for my unannounced hiatus, but I just haven't been in the blogging mood.
I just wanted to come on here real quick to document my hair progress thus far.

I am a little over 22 months post relaxer and 6 months post big chop.

These length check photos were taken in March 13, 2013(the left) and September 8, 2013.

Sunday, September 15

Transition Update: 1 Year Post Relaxer

Happy Sunday!!

Hope you all are doing well.

As some of you may know, my sister is transitioning from relaxed to natural.
What prompted her to transition was her last relaxer. The stylist (at Monica Todd Salon in Boston) overprocessed her hair SO much that it became so thin and lifeless. I put the salon out there because there is no excuse for a professional salon, that charges an extraordinary amount of money, to do that.
But this transition has made her hair the healthiest it's been for a while, so I guess MT did her a favor.

Anyway, her yearly regimen was as follows: 

September- November: Wash, deep condition, roller-set, wear hair down or in a ponytail. By the second and third month she would get her roots flat-ironed

November - February: Kinky Twists with added hair

February- June: Detangle, Wash, Deep Condition, Airdry every 2-4 weeks.
Wear hair in a bun or clipped up ( this was the hardest stage for her).

June- September- Kinky twists with added hair

She has been relaxed for about 15 years straight, no off period, so she is pretty used to straight hair and it does look good on her(not to mention it is more manageable for her while straight). So, she will most likely be a straight hair natural, well until her natural hair is a little longer.

For the remainder of her transition, which may be for about 6 months, she will get hair straightened at the salon monthly.

This is her hair at the one year mark after being heat free for 9 months:


Friday, September 6

The (Potential) Stages of a Long Term Transition


Transition from Relaxed to Natural that is.
Each of these emotions may come at different times or you may not experience them at all.

Stage 1(months 1-4) :
Excitement and Determination- I can do this! I am so happy I am transitioning and can’t wait until I’m fully natural. I’m going to research like crazy, watch tons of YT videos, subscribe to some blogs and maybe even register on a forum.  

These Are My Confessions


1.)    The reason why I haven’t tried many “out” styles is because I’m lazy. I cannot envision myself spending more than 2+ hours on my hair unless it’s a protective style that will last 1-6 weeks.

Sunday, September 1

My FRO is Back !!!!



Y'all don't know how much I missed my hair. Having braids was a nice break, but taking them out was the best feeling ever.
I had them in for a total of 6 weeks although I planned to keep them in for 8. Oh well, 6 weeks is good enough.
When I removed them, my hair was so moisturized. I don't know if it was the braid spray or the shea-butter I used when braiding, but my hair was SOFT!

Tuesday, August 27

My Mission Trip to Haiti


Hey Everyone!!! Hope all of you are doing well! 
I am back from my trip and wanted to briefly share my experience with you.

As most of you know, I am Haitian. Well, my parents were born in Haiti, but I was born in America so I guess you can say I am Haitian American.
I have never been to Haiti before this, but knew deep in my heart that when I did go my main purpose was to serve God by helping my brothers and sisters in any way I could.
A few months ago there was a voice in my head telling me it was time to do this mission trip. That voice was God. Within 1 week, I contacted the mission organization, booked my flight and paid for the trip. I was determined and so excited.

The mission trip primarily took place in Titanyen and Minotre, Haiti. I was either painting houses for those displaced from the earthquake, assisting at  Vacation Bible School, putting together school curriculum called "Mwen Kapab(I CAN)" and visiting nearby villages while praying for the families and spreading the word of God.
I went by myself, but met some other GREAT people that either went in groups or went individually like me.
I was blessed with the BEST roommate a person could ask for. I am so thankful for that.

Haiti is such a beautiful country although I only saw a small portion of it.
Everyone was so NICE and welcoming. I honestly felt at home.I pray that God watches over every single person that I came in contact with and those that I didn't. I pray for their health, safety, future, happiness and most importantly that they trust in the Lord.

I had an incredibly experience that I will never forget. I am so grateful for everything that I have and will try not to take it for granted. But one thing I will tell y'all is that my work as a servant of God isn't over. I have plans!

I could write for days about this, but because I don't feel like this blog is the platform for me to do, I will  end with some photos.

God Bless!



At Minotre- LOVE these boys. I miss them already 

Sunday, August 11

Pop of Color- Box Braids

Happy Sunday!!!
I redid the front of my hair the other day and added some color.
Just wanted to come on here real quick and show the results.

Tuesday, August 6

Updates and Hair Plans

Hey Everyone! Hope you all are doing well.
Just wanted to come on here real quick to chat with y’all.

Saturday, August 3

Fishtail Braid on Single/Box Braids

I can do a cornrow or single braid with my eyes closed, but I don't know how to do a fishtail or french braid. 
I must admit that I never tried to learn how to do them or even attempted to do so, but I always loved how they look. 
Well today I decided to give the fishtail braid a try. I recall watching a few videos in the past showing how to do them and I surprisingly remembered the technique. 

You just: 

Friday, August 2

4 Ways that Water Does the Hair Good



Besides the obvious, water can be used in many ways to help keep your hair healthy. OK OK, these may be obvious to some, but I'm going to list them anyway.

1.) Cold Water Rinse- As your final rinse on wash or co-wash day, using cold water will help seal the cuticles giving you shiny and frizz free hair(well for some). 

2.) Water Spritz- Helps to waken up the curls, soften your hair or make it more pliable to work with. It can also be used as a moisturizer before sealing with an oil or butter. ( I use distilled water for us)

3.) Get that last bit of product- Have you ever realized you ran out of shampoo or conditioner right before doing your hair? I know I'm not the only one who adds a little water then shake it up and use it until I restock. Well you can do the same thing!

4.) Product Mixes- Water is good base for most spritzes. Some mix with AVJ, glycerin, ACV, conditioner or even oils. Just be careful in terms of the mix breeding bacteria or going bad.(look up various preservatives) 

Water is one of the best things for you. You should most definitely make sure you drink the suggested amount daily. I am very grateful that I have access to clean water and water in general. I would hope that those who have the same privilege, don't take it for granted.  


Thursday, August 1

Throwback Thursday

Hey Y'all. 
Decided to share some throwback pics from my blog and today is the perfect day to do so. 

Ok, so the first pic was taken in August 2011, the day I took out some single braids I had in. I believe I was about 12-14 weeks post relaxer. 
Back when I was relaxed, I rarely wore my hair straight and just about always wore braid-outs. 
This was after a night of dancing, so don't mind the face. 
And yes...I have a dress on, just can't see it in this pic. 

Tuesday, July 30

Products I Love

Hey Hey Hey!

I just wanted to come on here and share with you a few products that  I love. These are my staples and I will probably never switch them out…well unless they become discontinued or the formula changes. The main reasons why I love these are because they’re affordable, works well for my hair and can be purchased in a local store.





1.)     Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo for Thick, Curly Hair- I have been using this shampoo since I big chopped and must say that I love it. It leaves my hair feeling very soft after washing and I sometimes I feel like I don’t even need to condition it afterwards, but I do just in case. It also cleans my scalp very well although I do dilute it with water since I wash in braids. I’ve tried the other shampoo in this line, the Shea-butter one (I believe), but this seems to work better for my hair.

Thursday, July 25

Braids Regimen



Quick and Easy:

Spray scalp and length of braids(up until where my real hair stops) with African Pride Braid Spray- Morning and Night
Wrap with a satin scarf at night
At 3 weeks- Wash& condition braids then re-do front 
Remove braids at 6 weeks, keep hair out for 2 weeks then re-install either yarn braids or kinky twists.
That's all folks! 

Back in my relaxed days, I went from neck length to collar bone length in 6 months by wearing braids. 
I hope to make the same progress, but from SL to APL, this time around.  

Saturday, July 20

Single Braids with Xpression Collection Hair

Hey Y'all! Guess how I spent my Friday night? Yup, braiding my hair.
Well, I started off twisting it and it just didn't look right to me..so I braided it instead.

I used the Xpression Collection hair that I purchased last April. I know I was complaining about it being $8.00 a pack, but besides the location of where I purchased it, I think I know why it was expensive.

Wednesday, July 17

5 Ways To Remain Happy During Your Hair Journey



1.) Stop comparing your journey to others- This may seem obvious, but so many people do it, I even admit to it. It's really hard not to, but you must realize that everyone's journey is different and no two heads of hair are the same.

2.) Stop trying to fix what's not broken-  You figured out your regimen, your hair is doing well and you are seeing some progress. Then why are you still trying new products, switching up your regimen and incorporating different techniques? I swear, sometimes we do the most and end up with a setback because of that. Trust me, hair grows...so if you see some progress and very little breakage(it's inevitable), you're on the right track

Monday, July 8

4 Months Post Big Chop!

Hey Y'all!
I can't believe it's been 4 months since I big chopped. Time sure goes by fast. 
I am VERY happy that I made the decision to bc when I did. I originally wanted to transition for 2 years, but the anticipation to see my fully natural hair was more important to me. Also, I like the fact that I can try things out with my shorter hair first.

Anyway...here are some the things I learned and experience with natural hair. 

Saturday, July 6

How NOT to Retain Length

I know there are some people out there with unicorn hair and can do just about anything, yet their hair is still full and long. But for the other 95%(made up percentage) of us, we have to be a little more careful.

Instead of me saying what must be done to retain length, let me tell y'all what you shouldn't do.

1.) Play with Your hair too much- low manipulation is the way to go. I see people trying 50-11 styles a week, yet wonder why their hair stays the same length. The more you play in your hair, the more susceptible it is to breakage, Period.

Thursday, June 27

3 Month Puff Comparison

Hey Hey Hey!!! I hope you all are having a fabulous week!

Back when I was relaxed, I would do comparison pics every 3-6 months to see if I made any progress. I still suggest that to anyone who thinks their hair isn't growing. 
Anyway, I wanted to do a brief puff comparison since that is my signature style.

Saturday, June 22

Twist Out

Hey Loves! 
I took my twists out so I can enjoy my hair for the weekend. 
I wanted to come on here real quick to show y'all how my hair looked like afterwards. 


Monday, June 17

TWA Love

One of the most liberating/freeing things for a woman to do is cut off all her hair.
Society makes us feel like our beauty is attached to the length of our hair. I personally feel like that's B.S. Beauty comes from within  and once you feel good about yourself and exude self confidence....that's when you are truly beautiful. 
I may sound hypocritical  because I chose to long term transition rather than do a big chop, but have y'all seen my shrinkage? LOL. Shoot, I might as well have a twa.  
I realized in my last post that I was kind of complaining about having shorter hair. Those thoughts have long left my mind because I need to embrace and love what I currently have. 

Anyway, the point of this post is to highlight the beauty of short hair/twa's. If you follow me on Tumblr, you would know that I not only post BAA's, but I consistently post TWA's as well. 

So for all of the ladies that have recently big chopped and are actively trying to grow out your hair...enjoy the convenience of your TWA. I'm sure you will miss it WHEN your hair grows out. 

And if you're feeling self conscious:

Put on some earrings
Put on a little make-up
Make sure your eyebrows are on point 
and wear something that makes you feel good 




Sunday, June 16

So Twisted

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day!!!




As I have stated many times, to emphasize my hair practices, I wear a protective style during the week(sometimes for two). 

Friday, June 14

More Random Hair Thoughts



  • I did my sister's(on the left) hair in twists again. This time it only took me 4 hours. For those that have been following me for a while, you know that I have done her hair in twists a few times now. The first time, it took me 12 hours..second time was 8...third was 6 and now I am down to 4.

No Combing in 2 Months?!

I have a confession to make. 
If you read the post title then you already know what it is. 
I haven't combed my hair in 2 months.




 Yes, 2 months. Crazy as it sounds.
I don't know why, but I have only been finger detangling. 
So tonight I decided to finally detangle my hair. Boy was I scared. I just knew it would either take forever or I would lose boatloads of hair. 

Monday, June 10

Single Strand Knots

Image Source 


I know you all have either heard of or experienced them throughout this hair journey.
Those were one of my biggest fears about being fully natural, but to my pleasant surprise, I have not seen/felt/found not one single strand knot in my hair.
I believe it has a lot to do with my hair care practices and because of my thick/coarse strands. But mostly because of my hair care practices which I will highlight in this post.
So, what is a SSK? It’s basically what the above picture illustrates. When a strand of hair tangles within itself forming a knot in the hair. Us kinky, curly, coily girls are very prone to them. There are some ways you can avoid them, but for some, they can be inevitable. I do not believe  SSK’s can make or break your hair’s health and length goals. But having a BUNCH of them can cause some issues.

Here are some tips to minimize them.

Sunday, June 9

Texture Shots


Hey beautiful people!!! I know, I've been slacking on my posting. I have a few brewing in my head that I will get out soon! 
For today, I wanted to share some texture shots of my hair. Boring, I know..LOL. But it's better than nothing! Then again..who doesn't like pictures? I know I sure do. 
Chat with y'all soon :-) 



My hair after removing medium sized braids 

Sunday, June 2

My Fro's Summer Must Haves



Hey Everyone!!! Hope you all had a great weekend and if you're dealing with this HOT weather, I hope you stayed cool and hydrated. 

Summer weather has finally arrived and although my hair products haven't changed, I wanted to highlight on products/items that are helping my fro through this weather. 

Friday, May 24

Benefits of Rose Oil for Hair




A while back, I purchased some rose oil (from a local Moroccan store) and have been adding a few drops in water or my AVJ mix for moisture and fragrance.  I would typically spray that water on my hair before sealing it in with oil or my shea-butter mix.
If you’re interested in the benefits of Rose Oil for hair, then keep on reading.

Thursday, May 23

Quick Tip: Finger Detangling with Gloves

Image Source 


Do you finger detangle? Well try wearing a pair of tightly fit, vinyl gloves when doing so.
I discovered the ease of detangling with gloves when doing my Henna and Indigo treatment last week.
My fingers glided through my hair and I was left with no visible breakage.
Think detangling with a smooth, wide tooth, seamless comb. That is the feeling I got when detangling with my gloves on.
The added perk is that you won’t chip your nail polish in the process.
Try it out and let me know how it works for you!

How I finger detangle:
  • Lightly dampen hair with detangling spritz
  • Separate hair in about 8 sections
  • Work with one section at a time
  • Grab one section and gently separate (in a horizontal motion) the hair little by little
  • Then rake fingers through hair in a combing fashion, stopping whenever met with tangles.
  • If tangles are found, gently tug at each strand to gently remove the hair from the shed hairs that caused the tangles. (That was a mouthful!.LOL)

That’s all folks. Finger detangling doesn’t take me any more time than detangling with a comb. I only use a comb about once a month and finger detangle about 3 times a month.

Sunday, May 19

Natural Purple Hair Dye- Reshma Femme

 
Update: After using this Henna, my hair was still very black. It darkened my hair, but it did not turn purple or anything remotely close to purple.
 
 

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I have been thinking about coloring my hair, other than jet black, for a while now. 
I was in a local BSS and came across this Reshma Playful Plum Henna hair color! 
I was beyond excited. But before purchasing this, I tried to find some reviews to see if it actually turned hair purple. I couldn't find any, so I guess I'll find out for myself. 

Saturday, May 18

Friday, May 17

More Trials

Happy Friday!! I am so happy the weekend is here AND it's supposed to be beautiful...yay!!

Anyway, tonight I'm staying in for a much needed relaxing night. But to kick my weekend off, I will be doing a Henna and Indigo treatment. 
I took out my weekly protective style and decided to play around with my hair. 

I just wanted to share a few of the styles I tried out. 

Fro-Hawk 

Wednesday, May 15

Monday, May 13

"Average" Hair Growth



They say on average, hair grows a half inch a month. 
Well, I don't get the average growth. 
I measured my hair out of curiosity and all around, my hair is about 8 inches. I have been relaxer free for almost 18 months, so I am about 1 inch below the average growth. 
And you know what? That's okay with me. I have very healthy hair care practices and take care of myself. At this point, there's nothing else I can or want to do to increase my growth rate. 

But if your hair is not growing the "average" rate and would like to see an improvement....here are some tips.

Sunday, May 12

Random Hair Pics

Hey Hey Hey!
First, I want to say HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. 
I just wanted to come by and share some more random hair pics.
I think I may finally put in some single braids with added hair soon. I've been getting that itch since I love me some braids. 

Anyway..on to the pics. 

Tuesday, May 7

Repost: Satin Donut Bun

I was browsing through my stats and saw that this is one of my most popular posts. Who woulda thought that! Anyway..I decided to re-post this just in case anyone missed it. 

You could also roll up a sock to create a donut...there are many tutorials on YT. 
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I purchased this donut bun a while ago but never used it because of the texture. I thought it would dry my hair out and that defeats the whole purpose of protective styles.


 So, yesterday while I had a little down time, I decided to cover it up with a satin scarf. I just cut a thin strip of my satin scarf and sewed it around the donut.

Monday, May 6

Trials

 
I tried 3 new things this past week that I wanted to share with you.
 
1.) Went to work with Dookie Braids



Poll Results: Let's Chat

Hey, Hey, Hey!!
 
Hope you all had a great weekend!
 
If you recall, I created a poll to get a good gauge of my audience so I can cater to everyone's needs.
A big Thank You to everyone that "voted"!
 
Just in case anyone was curious of the results, here they are.

Wednesday, May 1

Quick Tip: When Baggying



On the forum I frequent, a young lady posted an issue she was having because of baggying. 
She noticed that her edges were thinning because of the plastic cap.

Super Random: Hair, Beauty and More

Hey, Hey, Hey!!

I feel like I haven't been on here for a while...and I really haven't which I apologize once again for. 
I missed talking to y'all...Which leads me to this super random post. 

Where should I start?? Of course hair, right?

So..what's been up with my hair?
Not a d*mn thang. Haha. If you read my regimen post, then you have a pretty good idea of what my hair been looking like. 

For a brief reminder, see exhibit A and B.


Exhibit A:
Weekend Hair

Thursday, April 25

Be Back Soon

Hi loves! I know my posts have been noticeably sparse,  but life is getting in the way.

I have some posts on the way(after another trip!) so stay tuned.

I also have a give-away coming up! Yay!!!

Hope you all are well and thank you for the continued support!

Saturday, April 20

My Natural Hair Regimen

Hey Hey Hey! 
I apologize for the lack of blog posts this past week, I've been traveling for work and couldn't muster up any energy to get on here. 

Anyway..I have been fully natural for 6 weeks and finally figured out a regimen that works best for me. 

I believe it’s very simple and conducive to my lifestyle while helping me retain length and limit manipulation.

I’m going to do this differently... which will show you what I do with my hair week by week.

Saturday, April 13

What is My Hair Type?



I can not describe my hair by saying a simple number and letter, it's much more than that. 

Wednesday, April 10

Straight from My Tumblr

Do you have Tumblr? If so, are you following me? If not, well...you really should be!!


Anyway..just wanted to share some of my recent pics. 
This is mostly a hair inspiration blog, but I post other things that interest me as well. 
If I'm not on here, you can most definitely keep up with me on there. 






Monday, April 8

My Top 3 Transitioning to Natural Tips

Relaxed to Natural 



Hey Everyone!

I'm trying to do a “tips” post once a week. I don’t want to drown you all in posts all about me, me, me, me. haha

For this week, because it’s fresh on my mind, I will do one on transitioning.

Saturday, April 6

Steps I Took for Thicker Hair

Repost!!!
I receive questions on ways to thicken up relaxed hair all the time. 
See below for how I did it. 

My Hair went from this in July 2010 

To this in September 2011


Wednesday, April 3

Recent Buys

Hey Hey Hey. I just wanted to show you my recent purchases. 

Keep on reading if you're interested! 

Monday, April 1

What to Expect After the Big Chop


Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great Easter. For all my transitioning readers, this one is for you!

What to expect after the BC: 

Thursday, March 28

Throwback Thursday

One thing I love about having a personal blog is that I can look back at past hairstyles, regimens, etc. 

For today's Throwback Thursday, I decided to post how my hair looked in March 2011 and 2012. 

Braid-outs and turquoise/teal  seem to be the theme. 




Monday, March 25

Wash Night- The Final Result

I know, I know...another puff?!?! Well, if y'all read my last post and saw the trial styles..you should understand why I am sticking to this for now. 

If you follow me on Twitter(which you should!), you would have seen my tweet about not caring about curl definition. I really don't, which explains this puff. I like my hair this way and chances of me TRYING to define my curls are very slim. 
If I do make posts about it, it will be for y'all only... to show "how to do it". 

Saturday, March 23

Wash Night!

Hey Hey Hey!!

Last night while everyone was partying it up, guess what I was doing?? Yup you got it, washing and setting my hair. I actually enjoyed having a night in though. These last few months have been crazy for me!

Ok..before I start rambling, let me jump right in to my wash night. 

Friday, March 22

7 Reasons Why I Love Short Hair

I chose to do a long term transition because I never wanted to have short hair again.
But then I grew madly in love with my natural hair and said, “Bump that!”. Hair grows..it’s constantly growing and my hair will be even longer than before. So why not enjoy this new found length?

So, what do I like about having short hair?

Thursday, March 21

Twist It Up Twist It Up!

Hey Ladies and Gents! ;-) 



I have received MANY questions about twists on relaxed or transitioning hair. 
So, I decided to do a quick post on it. 

Now you all know that twists were my signature transitioning style. I wore them about 90% of the time to minimize manipulation and keep my hair tangle free. 

On to my tips..

Wednesday, March 20

Roll Call!

Hey, Hey, Hey!

Can you please take this poll so I can have a better gauge of my audience?

It's more for you than me! :-D

Thank you!!

                       








Sunday, March 17

Weekend Wrap Up: NYC Edition

Hey Ladies! Hope you all had a great weekend!
I haven't done a weekend wrap-up in so long!! I need to get back to this. 

Let me jump right in. This is going to be short one, since I didn't take many pics :(

Wednesday, March 13

Length Check: 15.75 Months Post Relaxer

Hey Ladies! 

I said I wasn't going to focus on length and I won't. I decided to do a length check to remember where I started later on down the line. Also, when transitioning, I would watch so many length check videos to have an idea of where my hair might be after X amount of months. I know we all have different growth rates and body shapes, but it still helped me. 

So...here it is. 

Tuesday, March 12

Oldies but Goodies!

Hey, Hey, Hey!

So I'm going through that dreaded "dry" phase after the big chop. Although my hair is in chunky twists, I can still feel that my hair is drier than the Sahara(no matter how much I moisturize it)

Instead of purchasing a bunch of hair products that I am not yet familiar with, I decided to go back to what worked best.  
I have used everything pictured and being a former relaxer stretcher(and long term transitioner), I grew to learn what worked well on my natural hair. 


Keep on reading if you're interested in seeing what I purchased. 

Monday, March 11

Big Chopped...Now What??


Left: Fresh out of damp braids
Right: Shrunken hair 
I first want to thank each and every person that commented on my big chop post!!! You all made me feel even more confident about my decision and I sincerely appreciate the love!!

Okay..now on to my hurr.