ive just seen your 3.5 year hair growth. im going through a phase with my hair and i just wanted to give up to a point i was thinking of relaxing it this weekend. now that ive seen your hair growth it reminded myself that i need to be more patient and not to be so dramatic over things (not just hair lol). idk how to explain it but it really gave me hope. so i wanted to thank you
OMG, thank you so much. I don’t think people realize how emotionally attached we can get to our hair. I was at a point early on when I was thinking about getting a texturizer due to not knowing how to handle my own hair, but I pushed through and I’m so glad that I didn’t make that decision. The main thing that I always tell people is that they have to be patient with their hair because we don’t always get the results that we want. Keep pushing on and I’m flattered to be one to give you hope. Be Blessed!!
hey i ADORE your hair , and i want my twist outs to look similar to yours. i see that you use perm rods on the ends of your twist, all i have right now is small magnetic rollers do you think i'd get the same results?
I’ve never used the magnetic rollers. The perm rods are extremely cheap and I already had some so I decided to try them out one night. Some of my ends do curl up, but I always use these to get the desired result. Hope this helps. Thanks for the compliment and Be Blessed!!
So I'm inspired but your blog. I want to go natural but I have nappy hair and I'm scared to see what it would look like. Plus I've been rocking the short cut with the long bang look for about 2 years now ( the rihanna look). I'm definitely ready for a change and some length. So my question for you is where do I start? What do I do to ready myself for this huge change.
You’re probably used to seeing you “nappy” hair without seeing what your texture can do. Once you begin working with using different products on your hair, it might actually shock you. If you are used to rocking short hair, you could easily go a short amount of time before big chopping to get rid of the relaxer. If you want more length, then give yourself time to transition with different styles (sew ins, kinky twists, braids, etc.) until you are ready to take the next step.
Don’t be intimidated by your hair. I think we all were somewhat scared of how our hair would look once we were completely natural. I know I was (hence the b/w photo that I posted on yesterday). Prepare yourself for being patient, experimenting to see what works, and do your research. There’s so much out now pertaining to naturality (websites, YouTube, etc.). Hope this helps…Be Blessed.
You are so beautiful! I love your hair!! I like the twist-out you did. I was wondering if you could help me, I usually do a braid-out but my braids kind of shrink and the braid out just doesn't look very good. is there a certain way you do your twist-out? Just wondering :)
Thank you so much for your compliment!!! One thing that I do to prevent shrinkage is that I only “mist” my hair, so it does not get very damp before twisting the hair. The wetter it gets, the more prone it is to shrink once it dries. Less dampness should yield less shrinkage since the hair is already pretty stretched out before twisting it.
I finger part my hair into sections (usually about 12-14 sections), mist with my spray bottle of water (usually just two pumps), and then twist the hair from root to end. At the top I usually put a bobby pin at the root since it doesn’t stay twisted as well due to the thickness at my scalp. I typically twist it every night so I can have the fullness everyday. I also carefully untwist to keep the definition in the waves when I take it down.
I just wanted to say that I love your hair and you have inspired me to become natural.
OMG!!! Thank you so much and I’m honored to be your inspiration. I love everything that I can do with my hair and it warms my heart to see others embrace what God has given us. Thanks again for the love and Be Blessed!!
Though I love my hair straight as well, I vow to never allow another relaxer to touch this hair of mine. I love it straight, wavy, curly, kinky, and everything in between. Natural Hair is what I am, what I love and what I embrace. To each it’s own, but I love mine!!!
I found this article on NaturalChica.com and wanted to share. Particularly because my sister is completely natural and her hair is growing beautifully, BUT, when I straightened her hair the last time she was home, her ends seemed extremely damaged. My first assumption? She’s not moisturizing her…