Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hair reflections of 2013

So it's a new year and I'm still natural. I'm not where I thought I would be length wise. Compared to 2012 my growth was minimal to say the least. My first year of being natural I stayed in a wig with my hair braided down underneath approximately 90% of the time. I wore my hair out a lot last year and pretty much got stuck in a style rut, I love me some twist outs. There was some major breakage to the front of my hair which boggles me because I don't put a lot of tension on that section of my hair. Thoughts of cutting it all off or wearing it in it's blown out state have crossed my mind. There is so much on my mind that has led me to making a hair goal for 2014:

(health over length)

That's it...plain and simple. How can you go wrong with that?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The abandoned blog

Today I logged on to shut this "blog" (if you can call it that) down. But not before I took a trip down memory lane and I realized that my posts weren't that bad. I need to work on my grammatical errors but the posts actually have useful information. I think I got caught up in the hype of creating this blog and helping the "nation" of individuals interested in healthy hair care that I lost focus on what this blog's true essence was and my hair journey. When the subscribers didn't come and with a new blog popping up every 8 seconds, I didn't believe I could compete. The thing is, it was never about that. I let the hype of being a "blogger" allow me to lose sight of my vision. I started focusing on the look of the blog and what would bring more subscribers. While reading my posts today I refocused and realized this is my journey, no one else's. The natural hair blogs that keep popping up have nothing to do with me. Shutting this down would be quitting and I would be giving up on me essentially. So, I am here to stay and if I never get another subscriber... I don't care. I want to look back and see my journey in words and photos. I want to be able to say I didn't give up. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hair Goals for 2013

It's never too late. Here are my goal:

Reduce frizz
Increase water intake
Healthy ends
Fall deeper in love with my hair
Try more styles

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Why wash-n-go's are not for me

I have been natural for over 2 years now and within that time I have probably attempted a wash-n-go 3 times. Each time I have come to the same conclusion, as it cute as it might come out the tangles that I have to deal with are not worth it. My crowning glory is compromised of corkscrew curls, s shapes curls, poofy parts, straight parts and pretty much everything else in between. With all of those textures commingling on one head it just a place for disaster strike. As my hair dries the ends begin to tangle. I get frustrated and start popping them off. I know but I couldn't find a scissors at the time. Dealing with the aftermath of the tangles during the take down is just a pain and leads to more strands than usual being lost. Wash-n-go's are wash-n-no's when it comes to the locs on my head. If you are one of the lucky few who you has a technique down to a science, feel free to share.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

It's that time of the year again!!!

I have a few gently used and never used products that have been taking up space under my sink.  If you are interested please see all the info after the break.