Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Natural Beautie: Redefined

Meet the M.I.A. lady behind this blog:

Name: Shelby, or just Shel.

Age: 22, often mistaken for 16

Located: The heart of TN, Nashville.

Years Natural: 4

Years Loc;d: 1

Years it took to love myself: a lifetime.
A few years ago I started this blog because I was newly natural and that was the cool thing to do; start a blog to document your journey, all the while in hopes of encouraging others on the exciting journey to nappturality (totally made that up).

As the years went on and I started college, and did more things to my hair faster than I could document them, this blog fell to the wayside. There were better bloggers who posted quality posts and did it quite often and consistently. That is something I just can't seem to do.

Now, here I am, four years later wanting to reinvent this blog. No longer will this be my hair journey, but it will be our journey to loving the beauty that we posse naturally; from our appearance, to our gifts and talents, and even our flaws. Let's go on a journey to love ourselves just the way we are, while also loving the person we will eventually become.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wash n' Go Mega Puff

Head over to my Youtube to see how I achieve this look! :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I Flat Ironed my Natural Hair!

Which is a really big deal for me! I've never truly flat ironed my hair since I've been natural. For a few weeks I've had this itch to do. So...I did it one night without any thoughts!

After I washed my hair, with Shea Moisture all natural shampoo of course, I applied Extra Virgin Olive Oil all over to seal in the moisture. 
I sectioned of small sections of my hair starting from the bottom (now I'm here)! 
Gold' N Hot Blow Dryer. Click to buy.
Silk'n Sleek Straighten Polisher. Click to buy.
Applied a little more olive oil to make sure the strands are fully covered, and the applied the Silk 'N Sleek Straightening Polish. 
I then blow dried that section using the Gold 'N Hot (picture and price below). 
I twisted up that section after it was completely dry and continued this pattern with the rest of my head. 

One 'N Only Argan Heat Flat Iron. Click to buy.
I then flat ironed my hair using Argan  Heat by One 'N Only. I used it on the 20-25 heat setting. After I unraveled a twist (starting from the bottom, ayy!), I combed it out. As I pulled the comb through my hair, the flat iron immediately followed. I did this all over boo until it looked like the photo below! ^_^

Can't you tell I was felling myself? ;)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Zury HT-Saja Wig Review

Price: $$$$$
Pros: Looks natural, movement, shine, low maintenance, very affordable. 
Cons: Sheds just a little, tangles around nape, elastic bands can be too tight.
I would recommend any women to buy this wig; for fun, protective styling, or just a new looks.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wait! Don't leave, I'll be back soon!

I know I've been gone a little over a year, but I'll be back very soon with:
New Styles
Hair Journey

In the meantime, you can still find me on the interwebz!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Genie Locs/Yarn braids Style #2.

Swoop Bang with Weave Basket in back into low pony.

Genie Locs/Yarn braids Style #1.

Two Strand Twist Bun in front with Bun in back.