This lovely blog is all about my natural hair journey, including the failures and triumphs (lol). Besides hair there will of course be fashion and monthly challenges and random rants about whatever interests me...ENJOY!!!!
Growth is noticed mostly by the length of your hair, however for curly girls that is not the only factor. When I started my no heat journey in 2011 my hair barely curled up, it was more like waves. Now in 2015 my hair is very curly and the volume of my hair has increased as well. The wonderful thing about taking pictures of your hair growth journey is that you actually see the growth in your hair, and in my case I really needed to see it. I thought that my hair wasn't growing at all, when in fact it was growing in the volume of my hair and in my curl pattern which are big indicators of hair growth. Lets just say I am pleased with the progress! The first picture was taken in 2011, my how time flies! The second one was taken in July 2015.
I know midi rings have been prevelant for a minute (yes I'm late) but at the moment when they first came out I just wasn't into them. But now... I love them! It's a fun little twist on how rings can be worn and when done properly it can add to your ensemble. Above is my attempt at midi rings that I got from Aldo, pictured below are my inspirations to get some more midi rings.
Took a well needed vacay to Miami and got the chance to tour the city! Very beautiful place, however the humidity down here has been no lower than 80% all week. Which means my flat ironed hair didn't stand a chance, I basically had to wear buns and top knots the entire trip. But it's cool, bobby pins and wild lioness hair had to work for the time being until I get back to Chicago. Enjoy the pics!!!
Ran across this lovely story while checking out Facebook statuses, and thought I should share this story with you all.
Isn't that just amazing, this just further confirms that whatever you put your mind to you can do! Congrats to Candace and all her endeavors, check her out on Facebook by the name of KandiVenice James and show her page some love. And check out the hair style that was pretty dope naturalista!
A few things to know, my ultimate hair goal is for purely strong and healthy hair. If I get to my goal length than that is a bonus however I am not aiming for length I'm aiming for healthy hair. But it is fun to see my hair grow and I am curious to see if I am retaining any length at all, so why not chart it and watch it grow. So my goal length is 14 inches by next summer. I'm already at 10 inches in the back, 11 inches in the middle, and 9 inches at the top. Is this goal possible yes, will I cry if I don't get to my goal length, absolutely not. With all the moisturizing that I will be doing and deep treatments I believe that this goal is very attainable.
So I took a year hiatus... Learned a few things about myself, went through some struggles and came out on top. In the process though I neglected my hair (sadly) had a couple of set backs, bad salon experiences and to tight weaves. However as of September I reverted back to being natural at a certain point you just get tired, tired of stringy ends and misshaped curls. So here are my rules for myself:
1. No weave till the end of December possibly.
2. No heat on a regular basis, just at the end of the month to do length checks.
3. Moisturize my hair when needed.
4. Find my holy grail of products.
That's what I have brainstormed so far, I will keep you posted on my journey. Also I started to do youtube videos so that you can see what I'm doing, and what works for my hair.
Want to make a full bun after you have washed your hair??? Welp here is how.
Not much is needed to accomplish a bun, but a brush, scrunchy, water bottle, and some jojoba oil (my favorite oil). Enjoy the video if you have any questions feel free to post them below and I answer them as soon as I can. Also if you have any type of video that you would like to see (how to's, tutorials, product reviews) let me know and I will attempt to post those as well.