Saturday, July 31, 2010

I picked my fro out ! :)

I'll use these pics to compare my growth in a few months. :)
I just moisturized my hair so there was still a little shrinkage.
Next time I'll actually blow it out for the maximum fullness.

Btw-I'm two months post big chop and about 10 months post relaxer.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday hair: Twist out puff (FAIL)

Twist Out Puff

I tried to do twists for the first time since I've been natural. I figured my hair has grown enough to try to play around with it a little because I was sick of doing the samething every single day. Geez!

1. I parted small sections with my fingers (used clips to hold the rest of my hair back.)
2. Sprayed the section with water in my little ToGo spray bottle.
3. Used a little Shea Butter (because I dont want my hair to dry with just water)
4. Detangled
5. Two strand twisted. :)

After I twisted my whole head I just went to sleep with a satin head scarf.

Texture shot! Lol. All of that hair (above the twist) was dry tangled hair. Haha.
Another Texture shot. You can also see my color growing out! :D

The hardest time about twisting my hair was that my ends wouldn't stay! I don't know if I still have relaxed ends but they would not curl at all. I tried to used a curl gel on my ends to sort of seal it. Kind of worked.
I probably won't be doing this again for another few months, when my hair is longer.
It took my 2 hours to twist my whole head. But I kept stopping because I get restless a lot so maybe an hour to an hour and a half if I would have stopped fooling around.


I was going to wear a straight twistout but when I took all of them down (with coconut oil) it just wasn't cute.
So I decided to push my headband faaarrr back. I've never been able to do that before but the twists helped stretch my length. That's about the only thing I loved from the twistout. I saw a little curl defination but not much. But like I said, I'll try again in a few months. :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

I would like to thank blackfashion for posting a picture of me of tumblr. I was really caught of guard when I saw my face. Lol. I already have 70 notes. :D

Um...yeah. Just thought I'd let you all know.

But I know I've been MIA for awhile but I'll be back soon. :)

Hi New followers!


Q: How many times have you dyed your hair ? And has your hair ever broken off as a result ? I just dyed my hair jet black but I wanna dye it a lighter colour again September/october...however I'm scared it'll all drop off or something and I'm NOT all for that.

A: A few weeks ago was the first time I dyed my hair...ever! Well besides hi-lights that I got Apr. 2009 but I never had a problem with my hi-lights.

As far as the color I have in now, I haven't experienced any breakage. I make sure to keep it moisturized. I don't plan on dying my hair again over the new color, I'll probably just touch up my roots every 6-8 weeks.

And for you I hear that it's fine to wait 6-8 to dye hair that has already been dyed prior. And since you said You just dyed it and want to wait until sept/oct then you should be good.

But make sure the color you want isn't too light to where you may need to bleach it because bleach is NO BUENO!

Hope this helped. :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Formspring question: why did you decide to go natural? what gave you the motivation?

"To be honest, I don't remember. Oct 09 I made up my mind to cut my hair in a pixie cut that Dec. As the months went by I didn't get a relaxer so I thought that maybe I shouldn't get one any more and just go natural. So I decided not to cut my hair in Dec because the pixie cut aint cute on naps. Lol. So I started researching natural hair via youtube, google, blogspot, etc...and I fell more in love with it. I would have to say my biggest motivation is the other women on youtube who transitioned and cut their hair. I've watched their hair grow beautifully from when they didn't have any to big full curls.

I also love that I'm not like any girls my age. The long straight (weave or real) hair is so common. I'm the only girl I know with a fro. Lol. And I love it."

If you have a question you would like to ask me, feel free to on my formspring. The box is in the side bar somewhere. → 
If you have any ideas you would like to share, topics I should touch on, or you need motivation, I'm all for it. :)

Hair accessories: Beanie hats & Berets.

I love dressing my TWA up with different hats. I have 3 beanies/berets, well 2 now since my friend stole one. I plan to get a lot more colors this summer because I know I'll use them like crazy when fall comes. It's a quick and easy style I do when I need to go somewhere after I just wake up or something.

All I do is spray a little water on the front part and then add a little gel or moisturizer to form curls or just liven up that section. I'll use a comb to lift the roots to give a little height. Next I brush the sides back and throw the hat on. It seriously takes about 3 minutes. :) 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shea butter.

We all know that naturals love shea butter. 
It's perfect for moisturizing our hair because it tends to dry out often.
There are two kinds of shea butters; ivory and yellow. 
Which one should you choose?

The colors are usually determined by the shea tree nuts used to make the butter. The color has nothing to do with the age of the butter; shelf life is usually forever as long as it is in a tub of some kind with a lid so that it doesn't dry out. In some cases, palm oil may have been added which may explain a yellow color. 

The yellow shea butter also has a faint odor to it whereas the ivory is pretty much odorless.

When choosing a shea butter make sure that it is "Unrefined". Some may think that "Refined" is better but in reality, the butter has been bleached, neutralized with lye, and heated it to very high temperatures. 

So which shea butter is better, ivory or yellow?
The answer is either! Both give the same results to heal, moisturize, and revive hair and skin. As long as the shea butter is "Unrefined" it's all good. The only thing you may want to keep in mind is the odor factor. I use the yellow shea butter and yes, the smell can be a little overwhelming but it's not a big deal. It's all on preference. But just know that I can sniff out shea butter anywhere now. :)


Call me crazy, but I wish it was this time next year. I hear from everyone that my hair will grow like crazy and like weeds, etc but I'm not sure I can agree with them yet. It's been a month 2 days ago since I did the BC--dang, it's been a month??

Hopefully time flies by this fast and I'll actually be able to see some growth. Yeah, a month isn't enough to see any growth at all because it's only about half an inch of growth; an amount too small for the naked eye to see.

I'm just ranting about wanting big hair now.
Don't mind me.