Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hair Journey

I've been going through a great shed again and had to test it out to see if I still have hair. From the pix I guess I do lol!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


As typically in my year things get weird. Right now  is a weird stage.  Weird doesn't mean bad, but just a little unusual, different, not typical of how things are regularly.

I haven't written to my online blog in months and mostly because I've been busy and that's good. Now I'm exhausted. I'm going to try to at least post something once a week. Even if its to say...Hey...this week is weird.

Below are my updates of whats been going on recently...
  1. So, my hair. I don't even know.  It's going through a similar shed as mentioned (link) last year and I'm not unhappy with it...its just weird. I'm not really doing anything with it anymore. I just poof it or put conditioner on it. I've been considering braiding it or getting it professionally braided but I haven't been even putting a lot of energy in thinking about that monkey.
  2. We've experienced the hottest summer in the history of all summer on this earth and more than one day with temperatures over a 100 degrees is doing the most. Mosting! Weird.
  3. of the weirdest places to date.
  4. Family, love them however, its getting weird.
  5. Friendships...surprisingly weird too. Typically my friends are my source of entertainment but lately some of them.
  6. My sleep...what sleep. That's not actually weird but the thing is now, I'm really tired. Seriously can't keep my eyes open long enough to drive home from the metro tired, however, when I get home I can't go to sleep. Weird right?

I could keep going on but then...that would be weird. I will just say, I'll be back with hopefully some article a little more focused and less weird.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blow and Go

I'm 19 months into my journey! I decided to treat myself to one of the...or should I say THE best natural hair stylist in DC, the lovely Amanda of Bang Salon! She bangs...ok I had to do it!

I hadn't had my hair did since thanksgiving for my first end trim and since then winter and color have hit my hair. But I was surprised that I had virtually no damage! She just trimmed maybe 1/2 inch and blew it out and gave me the most awesomest flat iron ever. No going over pieces multiple times. This sister is bad!

My hair has so much body and movement. I'm so interested in seeing how long it lasts. I sweat so much in my head, but I'm going to try and maintain it without putting any additional heat.

Below are my photos. I'm so freaking proud of my growth!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Two strand twist out success

So I think I've finally mastered the two strand twist out! Finally only 18 months into the journey, lol.

I've been doing them on wet hair. I use herbal essences hello hydration mixed with castor oil and coconut oil. It my own made up leave in and works well to define my twist out.

The secret is... The blow dryer! I've finally figured out how to "stretch" it once I in twist it. This gives it great fullness and body. I'm so proud of this hair!

Monday, March 5, 2012

My 18 month check in...

I've been a horrible blogger and have so much to catch up on. I died my hair a reddish color and been having fun with it.

I recently tried a flexi set with 1/2 inch rollers. It was awesome the first day but the next day it got tragic. I left it in for about three days, but my wash was when it got bad! I lost so much hair and it was crazy tangled!

My hair hasnt been shedding much since I do my weekly castor oil and queen Helene conditioning. I am back to just chilling and putting my poofs back in. No more wet sets.

I'm happy for the growth I have. The front is finally gaining momentum, lol. It is starting to come around and look really full in two strand twist outs.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Year New Color

So...I get bored and I start feeling like I've had the same hairdo forever. This prompted me to switch my style up. I colored it!

I did a lot of research which led me to basically do it my own way. I used dark and lovely #379. It was light enough with no booster which is good because I didn't want the extra damage.

It has been about 2 weeks and no damage as far as I can see! No extra breaking or dryness. Just new hair!

I've been DP with my queen Helene once a week and using castor out to seal. I'm still mostly wearing only poofs and using co wash and conditioner only to style.

I'm pumped and excited about the new look. Below is a photo montage of my new hair and my most recent trip home!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Hairy Moments

Being that one of the main purposes of this blog was to follow my hair's moments, I feel I should recap where I'd been and where I am up to this point. Here is a photo montage of my hair journey which started a little before this blog...

Last Perm Circa 2009

Shaved it all off 2010

3 Months Into My Natural Hair Journey Nov -2010

4 Months Into Journey - December 2010

 5 Months into Journey Random Braids - January 2011

6 Months In Wash and Go - February 2011

6 Months Again - Late February 2011

9 Months In - May 2011

9 Months In - May 2011

10 Months In - June 2011
11 Months In - July 2011

1 Year Down! - August 2011

14 Months In - October 2011

14 Months In - October 2011

15 Months In - November 2011

16 Months In (My first straightening at a salon!) - December 2011

17 Months In (My first ponytail/bun so geeked) - Jan 2012