My week has been rough? how about yours? did you miss the 29th too because I am sure I skipped that day!
IÂ didn’tÂ pineappleÂ last night, just added coconut oil and covered it and went to bed.. It feels great though, andÂ .. no awful dryness!
Did you see Carol’s Daughter’s interview with Elle Varner? I amÂ definitelyÂ a Elle FAN, JoeyÂ doesn’tÂ like her music too much, something about her voice, *rolling eyes* whatever! he bought Rick Ross’s last album (who does that!?) (no disrespect Rick but I like to take you in small .99cents doses)
Elle Varner Turns Up Volume and Talks Voluptuous Curls
by Sharlyn Pierre
It would be pretty difficult to pictureÂ Elle VarnerÂ having a bad hair day. It has happened though, when she was fifteen, and weâ€™re almost certain it hasnâ€™t happened since. Life has changed immensely for this NYU grad. The conversational lush explained why she isnâ€™t afraid of humidity, switching up her hairstyle, or the color yellow. TM: People LOVE your curls. Have you ever had a perm? If not, what is your styling routine? EV: Iâ€™ve never had a perm and my styling routine is so simple: I comb it while itâ€™s wet and then I do not touch it until itâ€™s completely dry. Beforeâ€¦well for a long time, I used to wrap it up in a towel to dry it faster and it would always be frizzy. Once I discovered the key was to let it air-dry, it comes out beautifully! TM: So you donâ€™t use a diffuser or anything? EV: Nope. I donâ€™t use a diffuser; I donâ€™t use a blow dryer. In the beginning, when I started going on the road, I used to bring my blow dryer and I couldnâ€™t achieve the right look so I started air-drying my hair. TM: Can you share a hair moment with us that went completely wrong, and look back it and just laugh? Â EV: Oh yes! When I tried to dye my hair blonde myself, I think I was like fifteen. It turned out yellow, not just yellow, like sun yellow. It looked crazy with my skin toneâ€¦it was so bad! *laughs* that was the first and last time. TM: How do you manage your summer curls in the humidity? Â EV: You know, the cool thing about having curly hair is that even when itâ€™s a little frizzy, it can look like you meant to do it that way. If itâ€™s humid, but your hair is moisturized, at least itâ€™s not looking dry. Itâ€™s perfect [for me] because when Iâ€™m on stage, I can sweat and I donâ€™t have to worry about sweating my hair out. IfÂ I wore it straight, that wouldnâ€™t not beÂ happening. TM: What advice do you have for women who are looking to explore new hairstyles? EV: My advice is to try it because the reality is: itâ€™s hair it grows back no matter what you do to it! Iâ€™ve learned that a great hairstyle can transform your entire look. It will change how you feel about yourself in so many awesome waysâ€¦a definite confidence booster, especially if youâ€™re looking for a fresh start. I say go for it! TM: How is your hair an extension of your artistry? EV: Itâ€™s big! I feel like my music is big and my hair says so much about who I am and my larger than life personality! TM: What can people look forward to on your new album? EV: On my new album, which is also my debut album, you can really expect such a journey through song. Youâ€™ll hear lyrics and concepts that youâ€™ve experienced whether youâ€™re a man, a woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever. I really do think itâ€™s a great piece of work.
I am in a rut of sorts, its not like I am surprised, co-washing and bunning everyday can get boring but I stuck to it for the ‘health of my hair’. Anyway, yesterday I saw a video where a young lady did a rollerset using pony tails and well I thought ‘ hmmm Im lazy, I dont feel like being stressed out and quitting half way through trying to get a million rollers in, and I want to stretch my hair a bit, give me a break from it. This is perfect!!
I hopped in the shower- cowashed (no deep condition this week,Â whichÂ is hella bad because my joint needs a protein treatment bad) I created my pony tails in the shower, 5 of them, Â on in the very front, two on the sides, one in the middle and one at the very nape of my head. kinda like this:
Then I sat under the dryer for 2 hours and let the hair aloose! *Hair was not completly dry, finished it up with a blow dryer *Did not like all of my results – I ended up twisting the hair and adding permrods to the end for bed *I need to try this again
Final thoughts: You cant slack on the treatments – to me my hair feels great but looks lifeless 🙁 , and even though a search and destroy like crazy and I stretch I cant get rid of the knots, (notÂ completely). I amÂ definitelyÂ going to Sally’s to get some aphogee and I need a professional trim.
Have a Fabulous Tuesday! Em
I have watched Taren916 for a long time, and the thing about her is, she puts everything out there..flaws, and all and that to me is real!
SO yesterday (I think it was) she did a random vlog about embracing your hair as it is, cutting down on your regimen and just enjoying the simplicity and freedom of just letting your hair be. She titled the video ‘Beautiful mess’ and I loved the video because to be honest I have been there. It took me a long time to get to the point where I truly looked at my own hair, and was like welp Ima let it do what it do.Â I’mÂ going to listen to her and nobody else and follow the regimen that she likes the most. Do I admire other women and play around with ideas that people suggest,Â of course..but at the end of the day, Emily is always the boss!
here is her video and a few of the video responses that she solicited are below it:
Be inspired! Em