You’ve big chopped and are now faced with a styling natural hair dilemma. You’re in luck because its all smooth sailing from here. The best part about my TWA was…wash and go. My wash day routine was simple. I could wash, moisturize, rub my flat palm gently on my hair and I was ready to head out (not forgetting a popping lip colour). Continue reading “Rocking your Teeny Weeny Afro “
I have a 3 day work week, yay. I wore head wraps for the three days. Mostly, because I didn’t want to touch my hair, while keeping my kinks tucked away in two strand twists. I had someone ask me if I was wearing a head wrap because I was having a bad hair day (LOL). That got me thinking about wrapped heads and choice, and here we are.
The interwebs are full of everything. Every little thing, short of how to perform your own heart transplant surgery.
In comes…”how to get rid of your acne in 5 days” and because you’re loving all things natural, you decide you’ll try a couple of DIY recipes for your skin. You being me that is. Suffice to say, DIY face treatments are not for everyone and they certainly are not for me.
This is the most emotional part, the part where you’re more likely to cry, tears of joy and sadness all at once, because it’s the point of no return *insert horror music*.
Started from the bottom now we’re ‘hair’…started from the bottom now my whole team… 😉. Whew! You’re probably cringing at that (poor Drake), but I am running low on creative juices. Either way I am doing a lil dance in my head. Let’s get serious.
Continue reading “Embracing my 4C Natural Hair”
A big part of being natural is letting go. Transitioning allows you to ease into your natural hair until you’re ready for the plunge. It is after all an important decision which I needed to take slowly. Transitioning starts from the moment that you decide to stop chemically treating your hair. You then allow your natural hair to grow without chemicals and the chemically treated hair is pushed to the ends. I transitioned for about 7 months before my big chop. It was quite difficult styling my hair during this transition phase but protective styling (my go to box braids) helped. I also tried to style my own hair in between protective styles and ended up using head bands often. Continue reading “Transitioning to Natural Hair “
Let’s get down to the business of natural hair- taking good care of it. This is in many cases why women are afraid to go natural. I’ve heard it all and I said it all , before I took the plunge: ‘But it’s so hard’, ‘how do you get a comb through it?’, ‘it’s so sore’, ‘it’s so much work’ and and and… the good news is, it’s not true, none of it. What is true, is that my 4C hair is easily manageable. At my current length I am using the regimen below for my natural hair care. It was most definitely less effort when my hair was barely there, but I am loving each phase as I go along. So here goes. Continue reading “My Current Hair Routine”