Last weekend, I attempted to put a new twist to the classic french roll of the early 90′s. You know it well. I’m sure your mom rocked the hell out of it every week for church. I happen to love anything classic so I added two different styles at the front for interests sake.
Read More →
1. I’ve only gotten my hair lifted (process of lightening hair) once, by my sister, a year ago. Very old. My color has gotten lighter/brighter on its own.
2. I don’t have a hair length goal. I’ve cut it all off and back. It doesn’t matter to me. It’s just hair.
Read More →
I have never been a fan of the afro. Too stiff and perfect for my taste. What I am here for is big flowy, messy hair. And because I’m lazy, twists are my go-to hairstyle. It’s easy. Here’s how to rock it.
1. SHAMPOO & CONDITION your hair with whatever you like. No natural hair nazi here. You’re safe. Right now I’m using 4 Naturals products because it was free and I want to use it up before purchasing something else.
2. MOISTURIZE. I love love love the Honey Hemp leave-in conditioner by Oyin Handmade. And it’s reasonably priced! This is a staple for me. I also moisturize my scalp with good ole castor oil.
3. BLOW DRY. Because I have extremely coily hair, it causes me to have shrinkage. I like to have my hair stretched for a bigger fro. This is the only time I blow dry my hair. Also, it would probably be wise to use a heat protectant before you blow dry.
4. TWIST. Make about 16-20 large twists (I’m guessing), depending on how large your head is. Mine is pretty large.
The next day, untwist and fluff. VOILA. I usually re-twist my hair every night or every other night. The twists don’t have to be perfect or small. the messier, the better.
The pictures below have been the transition from my small to large twisty-fros over the last year or so. Yay for growth and not touching the shears!
Go ahead, try it.
Yay to me! I successfully kept my hands off the scissors for one year.
0 – 4 – 9 – 12 months
I have haaaaaair! I mean, I have braids. Same thing. Thanks, sister.
After being stuck in the house all weekend getting my hair braided, I finally ventured out to the city to celebrate my friends birthdays.
jean shirt: h&m; top & leggings: papaya; boots: target; watch: aldo
Happy birthday Mike and Johane! And hiii baby Preston!
so many flashes. paparazzi!
From my first hair video (6 wks growth) to my latest video (17 wks growth).
Remember how I said I was gonna use certain products? Yea…well I lied. I still haven’t used the egg and mayo mix yet. Too lazy. Those vitamins? I keep forgetting to take them. Oh. And I was taking five vitamins a day. I swear the Biotin was making my skin break out. I’m sticking to that thought.
SO! I still don’t use a lot of products. Yay me. But I’ve switched from what I was using. The hair polisher was bad bad bad. I threw it away. Now I use:
1. Giovanni shampoo and conditioner (when it’s finished, I’m getting cheap shampoo and conditioner. To me, these are not important).
2. Jamaican black castor oil & coconut oil (saving grace, moisture-wise).
3. Morraccan oil eco-styler gel (I love this stuff).
I just gave in and bought the Kinky Curly Curling Custard. Sigh. I guess it defines my curls more but my hair is still too short to tell. I still like my eco-styler gel better.
I’m so excited!!! I never knew how people made .gif’s!!! I usually use Picnik to edit my photos but it was down. So I did a google search and came across LunaPic. I uploaded two pictures and it did this! It hurts my eyes but at least I know how to do it now. FYI: it seems you have to click on the pic to see it move.
Hair has never been a top priority for me. It was never a big deal for me to snip, cut, curl, braid, weave, bump or trim my hair. It’s hair. It’ll grow back. No big deal. I’ve seriously done it all (well except for a texturizer and locs). But there was one hair style I’ve always wanted to try but too afraid to do: go bald, Amber Rose style.
fresh off the barber chair 11.16.10
It never occurred to me that all my hair changes had anything to do with my lifestyle. Really, why do I change my hair so often? And why do I make a drastic change whenever I go through something? New man? New do. Job change? New do. Vacation? New do. Frustration with life? New do. It’s like I take out all of my emotions through my hair.
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your expectations no no
I am not my hair
I ma not this skin
I am a soul that lives within
Thanks to my tweep Mademoiselle Mitchell’s post about her big chop and a FB friend, I finally decided that this was the final step in my hair journey. I’ve been toying with the idea of chopping it all the way off since the beginning of the year. Each time, I ended up settling for a hairstyle that had less permanent results.
Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave
At the turn of the century
Its time for us to redefine who we be
Everyone keeps telling me I’m so brave but why? What’s so hard about cutting your hair off? It’ll grow back. I feel extremely liberated knowing that I Am Not My Hair (India Arie). It made me realize how our images of ourselves have become distorted based on our hair. We give it so much power over our identity. I must admit, I was pretty scared. I’ve never had it that low before and for a brief moment, I wondered whether men would find me attractive. Surprisingly, the men dug it. So do men care half as much about our hair as we do? If not, why do we torture ourselves with believing hair makes us beautiful? Which leads me to believe that our issues with hair have nothing to do with men but with our own insecurities. I’m more confident now because I chopped it all off.
Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person?
Does the way I wear my hair make me a better friend? Oooh
Does the way I wear my hair determine my integrity?
I am expressing my creativity..
Cutting my hair this low has been the best hair decision I’ve made thus far. Whether my hair is long, short, relaxed, braided, wavy or straight, my hair will never define who I am inside.
The transition over the years: