I Cut My Hair.

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.

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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.

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Below you’ll find my ends….RIP.

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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.

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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!!!

Struggling…

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.

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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.

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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….

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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!!

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My Signature.

Happy New Years!! Ok, I’m late but it’s the first post of the year and I felt it was fitting.

So I’d like to discuss the only signature I have, my hairstyle. These big beautiful curls were created just over a year ago. From the moment I presented them to the world everyone, including myself, loved them. They were fun and cute, they fit my style and most importantly, they protected my hair from excessive heat damage. So let me explain how I create them.

Now of course I gave to start with freshly washed, clean hair. I’ll let you know now before we move forward, I am a Carol’s Daughter nut! I’ve loved just about every product I purchased from them and it’s mostly because of the help they have provided with my unnecessarily long transitioning journey…

To wash my hair I choose to use their Monoi Shampoo and Conditioner. I then follow up with a deep conditioner by using the Monoi Hair Repairing Mask. After rinsing out the mask I follow up with the Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner for detangling, the Monoi Repairing Anti-Breakage Spray for protection and I also use the Synergi Thermal Mouse for volume from the local natural salon, Synergi Salon. I then comb through to detangle, let air dry until damp then I divide my hair into four sections and prepare for work.

To actually curl the hair, I use Hot Tools Professional Long Spongy Rod Rollers from Ulta and some Hair Balm from Carol’s Daughter for some soft control.

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I go through each section to firmly twist and wrap smaller sections around the rods.

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Here’s my end result.

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And of course my satin cap.

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In the morning I unravel each coil and end up with this.

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I then use two pumps of Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum which is also from Carol’s Daughter to fluff out the curls. See, I told you I love their products.

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Throughout the day my hair will begin to expand to a larger size but I love the full look.

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Then at night I’ll comb through the curls again for added fullness.

So there it is, my signature which can last up to three to four days. I really do love this style for me and I think I’ll look for new variations to play with. When I figure it all out, I’ll let you all know. Until next time, deuces!!