Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wash and Go

I decided to experiment again with the wash and go. My hair still has a really funny shape so I decided to pin it to one side. I really loved it and I got a lot of compliments. Soon it will be one year since I bc'd and I think I have experienced a great amount of growth and my hair is very healthy! Here are a few pics of the wash and go. The next day I decided to try a style I saw on All Things O'Natural's blog. I really enjoyed this style as well. I took a little break from the twist because it takes so long to do them and I haven't really felt up to it. Enjoy the pics!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mini twist

I am going to start experimenting with mini twist for awhile to gain some growth. I have had these in for almost two weeks. I have thoroughly enjoyed them and they have made a great protective style.

Maintaining my mini-twist
• sleeping on a satin pillow case
• spritz daily with leave in condition my Jane Carter
• Seal daily with an oil
• Oil scalp weekly

Next week I will be getting them done gain and getting a trim. So far I am loving this and I am 2 years post relaxer. I still am looking forward to a lot of growth:) check out the pics below!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Been Sooo Long!!!

I haven't posted in awhile, there has been so much going on in my life and now I feel the calm after the storm. I was working in a new school district this year and it was the worst experience of my life. I am so very glad God put me in that situation and took me out of it at the same time. I am praying better things are in store for me and now I can breathe and focus on what's next.

Soooooo as for my curls, I have been spending a lot of time getting to know my hair. I tried a few wash and go's, which I love but I am going to have to get more length. I also been wearing a few low buns and a experimented with a flat iron. I will not be flat ironing again any time soon. I was able to visit the salon again and Alem at Shea Locs, hooked me up with some comb coils which I LOVED!!! It lasted for 5 days. I could have stretched it a lil longer but they started to shrink a lot. I washed my hair and took the time to prepare for a twist out. I am approaching 2 years since my last relaxer in a few days (June 10th). I am also 10 months all natural, I transitioned for 14 months before I chopped. Here a few pics below of my twist, twisted for a twist out and my comb coils by Alem. I will try to do much better to post weekly:) Happy Summer to me and Thank God for all of his blessings:)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Flat iron

I had a really good flat iron for the first time while being natural. It lasted for over 2 weeks. I really enjoyed it and my hair looked very healthy. I went to my old stylist, Trayon David. She did an excellent job and I loved every minute of my hair being straight. I can't do it often though because I did notice my curl pattern was looser after I washed my hair. Here are pics below of my flat ironed hair....enjoy!

BTW, I am 21 months post relaxer and 7 months all natural!!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

20 Months Post Relaxer 6 Months all Natural!!!!! My First Wash and Go!!!

Today was wash day and I decided that I did not feel like putting all of those twist in my hair to get some curl definition. I know I have a few curls naturally so I decided to bring them out. I decided that I would try my first wash and go. I began searching on YouTube and watching videos that other naturals posted about their wash and go regimens. I viewed the videos while I deep conditioned my hair. I finally decided to get up and rinse the conditioner out and try it. I detangled each section, spritzed each section with water and Jane Carter's leave in conditioner. I then applied to each small section some Kinky Curly Not Today, olive oil and Eco Styler Argon Oil Gel. I fingered through each section to define my curls. I let it dry but I was getting too cold and I am already kinda under the weather so I blow dried it. That made it look a tad bit dry so I applied some Shea Moisture Curling Enhance Smoothie and oil, I rubbed them both and in there I had a cute pattern that I could live with. I then decided to style my hair by pinning up the sides because I do not like the shape of my hair when it is all down. I am waiting for my sides to grow out some more. I think I will try this style all week if I can. I will continue to revisit this style. I love the way it came out and it saved me time without all those twist. If I find a good night time regimen I am sure this will be a staple:)

Enjoy the pics below of the style....
Before it dried

texture after applying all products

after styling

Love the style!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Shout Out to Shea Locs Natural Hair Studio

I just wanted to give my stylist, Alem a shout out for all the hard work she has been putting in with my hair. She is very flexible and I appreciate her always working with me and being patient. I just told her that I had a hair blog documenting my hair journey. She blew out my hair and I must is growing. It might not be growing as fast as I'd like it to but it is growing. I wanted to share  pics of the blow out and the finished product!!!! Thanks Alem and the ladies of Shea Locs Natural Hair Studio. I enjoy coming to the salon each week. I enjoy the conversation and the laid back environment. I look forward to growing long, natural, beautiful hair with the ladies of Shea Locs!!!!



Thanks Alem!!! I think I like how my hair hangs better with a blow out but I still wish it was thick:(

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!

I am so happy excited about 2012! I brought my NY in with some great people and I am looking forward to great things. This yr I do not have any resolutions as usual. I just try to set goals and stick to them. This yr I want to take my test for administration, lose 30lbs and save some money. For the New Year, a few friends and our significant others went to the beach. I straightened my hair and it was not a good idea on the beach. My hair blew up like Nitro as soon as I stepped out of my car. I kept it in a bun and when I got back to GA, I curled it and rolled it. Here is a is on the grow. I am very proud of my progress. I am looking forward to longer, healthier hair in 2012!!!