Just that Simple ~
I have waist length hair, the products I used back in the day included alot of mineral oil and products that are considered ‘bad’ for your hair….you know likeÂ silicones. My hair did grow, I mean IÂ achievedÂ my goal………but itÂ wasn’tÂ until I switched to an all natural regimen that I saw the most potential in my locks. My hair is the happiest it has ever been you should Â leave the bad stuff alone and switch to an all natural regimen in order toÂ achieveÂ your goals… Thats what I did!
Devils advocate says:
*seems like its just a matter of choice your hair would have gotten there either way*
Â I say…..
The process ofÂ achievingÂ your hair goal is important because its personal and and no oneÂ else has it.Â I think gurus are interesting in the sense that I like to hear their story but while I am listening to them I am still creating mine. Listen to the stories but create your own process toÂ achieveÂ the goals you have.
I know this is a joke, but this is so real for girls raised in the Caribbean. We were always taught to appreciate looser textures and lighter skin tones which is such a shame… I am hoping with increased appreciation for all hair types and promotion of self love ..things will change eventually.
So today I decided to take Jonross out just to get a little air, he hates the sun so I figure the more time he spends outside maybe him and the sun could start to get along…butÂ that’sÂ a whole other story. So we go out and as I am headed down the sidewalk a branch snags Em and IÂ couldn’tÂ get her free….
Me: Em I am really sorry about what happened to you today, I trulyÂ didn’tÂ realizeÂ you were so close to those twigs
Em: You know you could be a little bit more careful and just a bit more conservative with how you ‘arrange’ me to go out,Â seriouslyÂ IÂ don’tÂ think you have much sense.
Me: Now EmÂ that’sÂ not nice I did bend over a bit and you know I was holding the baby.. I mean maybe you could stay in the bun…you know ….tucked….. like all the other great behaving buns out there.
Em: (breathing heavy) I know you not blaming me..sweet baby Jesus please say your crazy behindÂ isn’tÂ placing blame somewhere else.
Me: Em I know you are mad, remember your new years resolution?
Em: (cuts me off) Bitch aint nobody thinking bout no damn resolution at the end ofÂ January…
Me: ok ok ok.. calm down, how can we fix this….. what can I do?
Me: You got it
Me: Love you
Her curls are amazing and I thought her story was interesting read more here:
So I am 20 today (sike) and my birthdayÂ doesn’tÂ feel any different,Â I’mÂ as blessed today as I was yesterday which is a good thing. The hubs surprised me with a purse and wallet though and that was very very cool… Caz the homie needed it! BAD
Birthdays are always a time of reflection these days and well I have a couple things I need to accomplish still… Ya girl getting oldÂ y’allÂ . haha
Im Bunning it today – no fuss kinda vibe
I remember when I wasÂ pregnantÂ I used to say to myself if you could just find the energy to just co-wash every 2-3 days your hair will be ok.
I had to give myself that pep talk because honestly IÂ didn’tÂ have the mindset to deep condition weekly like I used to or to take care of my hair the way I should. I just had no interest, not to mention my energy level was pretty much the size of a peanut. So every three days IÂ committedÂ to my co-wash and braid routine. I would wear the braids the entire day on the day of my co wash and the next day after, if I was feeling really lazy I would just wear them until my next wash.
The point is, I am not a traditional ‘protective styler’,Â I’veÂ had box braids once in my life, an expensive weave that I removed the very next day and my mini twists are always a disaster.…. I will never be the type to braid or twist my hair for weeks and weeks, it will never happen.
With that said I cant deny the benefits IÂ achievedÂ from leaving my hair alone for a day or two within a 7 day period. If you are like me and you like letting your hair fly free try protective styling for part of the week and see if you see a difference in your hair over time. For me its like having the best of *that* world but only for a short period of time so its not so over the top.
Two days a week works for me and my hair likes it.
I saw this style on Pinterest, it is pretty cool and can easily be worn for 2 days
You must admit sometimes product junki-ism can lead to confusion and the feeling of being a little overwhelmed! If you are finally ready to narrow down your staple products here are 6 ways to determine if *Â That* product is your staple:
1.)Â Every timeÂ you turn around the jar is empty and even though you try hard to live without it for that week/month it is constantly on your mind… off to Sallys/internet you go. #youcannotbeweinedoff
2.) You are packing for your monthly product swap and that product never makes the stash – ‘I aint sharing that ish’
3.)When someone asks you what products you use, you always mention that one first
4.) You are always trying to get somebody to try it and telling them how much it saved your life.
5.) You email theÂ manufacturerÂ daily asking them to either make a bigger jar or reinvent the packaging to suit your own convenience.
6.) It never makes it under the cabinet.
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie Â – ‘Honey I think you are my Staple’
My hair Today
Braid out – Added The CurlÂ EnhancingÂ smoothie to 6 sections and released today
To tackle this theory we will first have to identify a few facts about hair and about hair growth:
Fact one: Hair structure- The hair cuticle has many layers and as the hair grows each of these layers is stripped away due to many things such as wetting, heat styling, stretching, braiding, roller setting, combing, brushing and many other factors that are too many to name here. The structure of the hair is important because you will notice that the ends of the hair are typically much thinner at the ends in comparison to the root.