Friday, August 20, 2010

Help!: I want shiny hair!

I need help with shine!!

The kinkier the hair the less shine because the cuticles do not lay flat. It's very difficult for the natural oils to reach the ends of every strand. This goes for 4A type hair, like myself.

I really hate not having shine because my hair looks so dry even if it isn't. I don't want it to look like I have a tumbleweed on my head. :\ I'll style my hair with oils and such to have shine but by the end of the day the shine is no longer there & when I do certain styles, I can't mess with my hair too much or I'll have frizz. It's really hard for me to oil and moisturize my hair without messing up the curls once a style is complete.

What can I do to achieve more shine that's longer lasting?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hair growth challenge.

Grow an inch or more of hair each month.

Most of you may know that on average, hair grows about half an inch a month, 6 inches a year. Wouldn't it be lovely to grow a whole foot a year! I had gotten this from a natural hair diva on Youtube who had gotten it from hairlista I believe. But she said that it has worked for her so I figure, why not?

So here's all you have to do:
  • Oil your scalp with Castor Oil every other day.
  • Take one Biotin pill everyday.
Yep, that's it. I kid you not. I would advise that you eat right, drink plenty of water, and try to be stressfree as well.

If you do this challenge please let me know how it goes for you. :)
I'll be doing it as well and updating every month or whenever I can.

I apologize.

Not only to yall, but to my hair.
Just as I've been neglecting my my blog, I've been neglecting my tresses.

I haven't been moisturing, sealing, nor wrapping my hair up at night.  I haven't been co-washing nor deep conditioning. I haven't been detangling. I've been too lazy to do anything about my hair care.


It's seriously a terrible habit.
Sorry for being M.I.A. but I shall return soon enough. I just have a lot going on in my life as some of you may know if you follow my other blog, lokei dreams.

& Hi, new followers!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ignorance towards natural hair. [II]

Once again I'm faced with ignorance about my hair. The "Afro" pics I just posted, I also posted on facebook. I've gotten a lot of postive comments and "likes". I really didn't care what people thought about it, good or bad, I just wanted to show how bold and out of the box I am. I wanted to show that I'm not ashamed of who I am. I'm very proud of myself for those pics.

I was on the phone with my ex/best friend, Jeremy, and he said to me, "Bruh. When are you cutting your afro?" and started laughing. I was very confused by the question because for one you can't just cut off an afro and for two, I didn't go natural just for the kicks and giggles! I said "never" and his response was laughter again and "You are not going to be walkng around with an afro." Excuse me?? Why can't I? I'm not doing it to please you or anyone else. And no, I don't plan to wear an afro. I style my hair so that it curls. And he's seen my hair before, curly... So I'm like what the fuck. Please grow up for a second.

What people don't understand is that all black people/african americans have curly hair for the most part. There are things we can do to make our hair curl. Our hair is kinky and curly. The afro's people see are just combed out curly hair and that's exactly what I did to achieve that look.

Jeremy also keeps asking me what I'm going to do with my hair once it's longer. His small mind to natural hair is that I can only wear an afro when it gets longer. Natural hair is very versatile.
I seriously can't wait to prove everyone wrong. But once again I'm not doing this for them. This is what I want; It's for me.