One more time.

Greetings everyone!! Ok, I know…I’m late. I’m waaay late. But it’s cool, right? Well let’s just get back into it before the calendar changes…well for my timezone at least.

So, before I get into a regular pattern for this blog, I want to discuss 2 more subjects that I’ll be covering from time to time. Now I can’t really call myself a fashionista because I consider them experts and I’m far from that. But I do appreciate a great outfit either from myself or others, and I love to play with fashion. I was told sometime ago that I should work on creating my signature style because apparently I know a thing or two and I think this blog will help me do so. Well, I do take pride in the combinations that create given my size. But really it’s not that difficult now because there are more choices for the full figured lady.

So as I’ve said, I like to play around with my fashion and plan on sharing it with you all. Now please enjoy some of my best looks from the past.

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Also, nothing makes me feel more relaxed than a good mani/pedi. I love this whole gel movement and I’ve just learned that I can possibly have nail art with gel polish. So just like the other subjects I’ve mentioned, I’ll be sharing my fancy nails with you all as well. Now unfortunately, I do not know the names or brands of the colors that I have in this picture. So at this time I’ll refer to the pink polish as #75 and the red as #77. Sorry but at least I know which number to request when I go to the salon. But I will work on providing the full details in the future.

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Hey guys, have a happy and safe New Year!! I look forward to everything I want to share with you and I just think it’s going to be a great time. See you all next year!!

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Transitioning…still

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Good evening everyone!!

So I think it’s time to dive into the subjects that I wish to cover and give an introduction to each one. A large part of this blog will be my hair which is currently a situation. Like many others, I’m transitioning my texture back to it’s natural state. However, my transitioning story is a bit different than others.

I was born with natural curly hair. Actually I wasn’t born with any hair, lol. No really the hair grows naturally curly but my mother grew up in a world where it was common practice to chemically straighten hair. So when she felt I was old enough she gave me a relaxer. I didn’t get many, maybe the most, 4 a year. But the older I got the more I wondered about my natural texture.

During my senior year of high school I made the decision to have my last relaxer for prom. My mom was ok with it so I went for it. Looking back, everything went as expected. With the help of regular trims and keeping up with my cleansing, my hair transitioned back to its natural curl. The only problem was that this was between 2001-2003 and back then not a lot of people were going natural. Therefore, I had no idea how to style it or what products to use. So come fall of 2005 I requested another relaxer.

I felt since I was flat ironing my hair for the most part, then having curls was pointless. I continued with the relaxer for a few more years but it became boring. After receiving a deep conditioning treatment that I wasn’t happy with, I decided no more relaxers. Again, I cleansed my hair and received regular trims. I saw results but still didn’t know how to style it. At this point it’s 2010 and the transitioning movement still isn’t as big as it would later be. So I had someone talk me into a texturizer…dun dun duuuunnnnn. Big mistake.

So the first one was ok. I still had a lot of curls but they were loose. But then I got another one, and this is where it all went bad. I think it was left on too long and basically relaxed my hair and I ended up with an uneven texture. So I knew that I had to start all over but this time I was lucky.

At this same time I became familiar with a new all natural salon named Synergi Salon. They were familiar with the transitioning process, had their own line of products and didn’t provide relaxers so I knew it was a step in the right direction. So again I began my transitioning journey for the third time. But it didn’t go so well.

Between the mishap with the texturizer and flat ironing my hair 2-3 times a week, my hair became very weak and damaged. I literally have 5 different textures that I’m dealing with. But I’ve found a way to deal with it and get back on track.

I’m conditioning more, I’m using less heat and I’m getting more trims. Let’s just say this is transitioning journey 3.2. I hope it goes well and I’ll definitely let you all know about my whole process.

Until next time, be safe and take care. Deuces!!