Hey there guys!! Well summer is unofficially over and my favorite season has come. FALL is here!!! Man I love this season. Great weather, fun activities, and the clothing! Let’s talk about the clothes. Cozy sweaters, dresses with tights, and … Continue reading
Finaly!! I have a head full of curls!! After a long frustrating journey that dealt with horrible heat damage, I can finally say, “I’m a curly girl.” Now in order to get here, I took it upon myself to just … Continue reading
As much as I love my hair, I also love a good hair stylist. These individuals live and breathe everything when it comes to hair and I appreciate their dedication for the craft. This dedication is evident in the measures they … Continue reading
Hey loves!! Hope everyone is doing well. I decided to share some info on the top five products that I like to use on a regular basis. For the most part, these products have helped in improving my unfortunately long … Continue reading
Yea, I said it. I. Cut. My. Hair. Well, if you’ve read my previous posts then you know my frustrations from transitioning STILL after so many years. You see, for the most part, heat damage had set in and it was making me become impatient. So I headed over to Target and bought my own sheers.
Now I could have gone to the salon and had it professionally done, but I felt like doing it myself. Saved some money and time. No worries, I still love getting my hair did but I just needed to take care of this ASAP.
After reading an article about cutting your own hair and the techniques to use, I felt it was ok for me to do so. As you can see I took small sections of my hair and issued two strand twists throughout. Then I went through and clipped about 2 inches from each twist.
Below you’ll find my ends….RIP.
It turned out ok…a bit uneven but that was expected. I started going through it all to try and even it out some but when I started noticing it was getting shorter than I wanted. I said “girl, stop.” I mean before I started, I told myself to not bet on it being even and we can hide it with curls for a while. So I put the scissors down and finished my Sunday, wash-day routine.
Since this trimming, I’ve been wearing a twist out and it’s suiting me very well. Also, my curls are more defined now that a lot of the dead ends have been chopped. The front section of my hair is still pretty damaged, so I’ll be working on fixing that and we should be good to go with a wash ‘n go some time soon.
Well that’s all for now. Make sure to follow the blog and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @_curlyncurvy. See ya next time. Deuces!!!
Hello there everyone!! I hope you all filled your bellies with good food on thanksgiving and found some good deals the day after. The holidays were good to me and I wish it didn’t end so soon. This week I … Continue reading
Hey guys!! So the last time we spoke about my hair I said I would try some different straight styles out since I had my hair flat ironed. Well girl, that didn’t happen. I’m not sure where I went wrong. It could have been my lack of experience, it could have been the fact that I waited too long and my hair became limp and lifeless due to heavy products or it could have also been the fact that my hair just works better with texture. So unfortunately I don’t have any examples of straight styles. But I’ll try next time to see if it works out.
Now I do have an update to my curls. As I stated before, I was little shocked with the amount of hair that was chopped off. But I am trying to hurry up and get rid of some extremely damaged ends so it didn’t bother me too much. You can see it wasn’t such a bad thing since the curls are getting more showtime than the ends.
I do have some pieces that aren’t as defined as the others but once everything has improved I can work on those sections separately and rebuild.
To keep up the progress, I cleansed my hair of all the heavy products and worked in a deep conditioning. For cleansing I used Carol’s Daughter’s Rosemary Mint Shampoo which is unfortunately no longer available along with Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque which can only be found in Target stores. I left the masque on for 30 minutes and covered with a plastic cap.
Once I was done, set my hair with some two strand twists. Let me tell you, although this is my go to style during the week, my twist game is just complete struggle. I mean it’s just sad but it still gets the job done so ehh well….
So it’s great to have my curls back and I’m happy to see my natural curl pattern still going strong. That’s all for this week so comeback to see what I have going on for next time. Bye!!
Hey guys!! So as the hashtag suggests I got my hair did (sorry for the improper grammar but it fits.) As I stated before, I wanted to have two inches cut off to help quickly get rid of those damaged ends. So what do you think?
I’m not sure if two inches was a lot or if someone was a little “scissor happy,” but it’s shorter than I expected. I’m not too concerned because more than likely I’m closer to my goal.
My scalp is a little dry and it may be due to the changing season. Since my hair was flat ironed and I won’t have to tend to it as much this week, I’ll be focusing on this dry scalp issue I’m having. It’ll be a great use of time to find what works best with the winter coming soon.
One thing I also want to try out is different hairstyles for this straight hair. My goal is to find styles that use little to no heat. For example, using my flexirods to add more curls.
I may post again throughout the week so stay tuned to see what I’ve come up with. Ok guys talk to you later. 😉
P.S. Don’t judge me for my eyebrows. I’m trying to let them grow in to get a better shape…. #theStruggle
Greetings!! So at this time I’d like to give you all a little update on my journey. Again, this is my third attempt at going natural and it’s been since summer of 2010 that I had my last chemical treatment which was a texturizer. A few months into my journey I experienced disappointment as my curls just weren’t coming in like I wanted but at this point I’m starting to show improvement.
Ta da!! This is the result of scaling back on heat styling and low manipulation maintenance and styling. At the start of my journey I flat ironed my hair…A LOT!! It took me a while to realize that this was causing a great deal of damage to my hair. So I put the iron down and moved forward with curly styles.
My favorite hairstyle would be my signature. I spoke on how I obtained these wonderful curls in a preivous post. It was great but I think it pulled my hair too tight (maybe that was my fault) and I believe this caused damage as well. So I had to let it go for a while and find something less harmful.
Earlier this year, I began practicing flat twist styling which seemed to work. Now I must admit my flat twist skills aren’t that great but it got the job done. I’ll discuss my technique in a future post. With this styling method along with fingered detangling, I began to see my curls become more and more visible.
Here’s a better look at my progress. There are more few inches that I need to get rid of before I feel comfortable with wearing my natural curls. I’ll be getting two inches cut off this weekend and if I continue with a good trim each month I should be good to go early next year.
I wanted to quickly show you a better view of my progress. Here you can really see the line of demarcation as my curls become more defined. In case you don’t know, the line of demarcation is where my curly hair and straight hair meet. Now that the line is more prominent, I have to take special care of this area making sure nothing breaks or snaps off.
At one point I wanted to give up and just do a big chop, but those who knew me knew I probably wouldn’t like my hair that short and encouraged me to keep going. I’m glad I listened and stuck with my journey. I have just a little bit more to go and like I said, I should be ready to wear my curls out in a few months. Well I’ll be sure to keep you all posted. See ya!!
Hey people. So I was really hoping that this post would show off my excellent flat iron skills, but I was wrong. It ended up being a realization that the fight with humidity is mad real. But although I had some issues, trust and believe I know what I’m doing.
So my big concern right now during my transition is heat damage. At the beginning of my journey I was using a titanium flat iron with very little heat protectant. For months now I’ve been laying low on straightening my hair and instead using low manipulation styles to try and help my curls bounce back. Since I wanted to wear it straight, I went back to my ceramic flat iron and found a protectant during a product hunt at Target.
There were several products to choose from but I ended up settling on the Jane Carter Solution Creamy Leave in Styling Smoother. This product was especially designed to protect natural and transitioning hair during heat styling which was perfect for me and I found it to be very moisturizing without weighing my hair down.
Since I was going to flat iron my hair I decided to begin the process by doing a hot oil treatment for added protection. After sitting under the dryer for a few minutes I followed up by washing my hair with Carol’s Daughter Monoi shampoo and conditioner.
After cleansing my hair I used a few pumps of the leave in moisturizer and coated my hair from root to tip. I then blow dried my hair in sections. Here’s a look at it after blow drying. It’s big, huh?
I added another two pumps to my dried hair for more protection before flat ironing. Next I began to flat iron by parting it in horizontal sections from the back of my hair and working forward. When I was done I wrapped my hair and went to sleep.
At the end of the day the humidity proved to be stronger and caused my hair to inflate a little. I mean it was ok but I know what my hair can do so I decided to do a small touch up. Since the moisturizer evaporated a little I added a small amount of protecting cream.
As you can see the end result was great. I was completely satisfied with the way it turned out. My hair lasted for about a week and kept it smooth by wrapping it each night.
Like I said before, my main concern at this point is protecting my hair when heat styling. During my next wash I checked to see if my curls bounced back and they did.
It looks as though I’ve found a product that works great for me. Although I found this great product, I’m going to continue to wear low manipulation styles until my hair is 100% natural.
Well that’s all for now guys. Make sure to follow the blog and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @_curlyncurvy. See you next time!