Sunday, January 29, 2012

One of these days...


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Perfect Results: In the Natural Game

 I'm always surfing the Internet looking at products, trying to see how many new natural lines there are out there. Well I fell upon this website and its pretty darn cool how they show you how to stretch a WNG.  Ive never used this method before but its pretty neat. Basically after applying your styler,  you section the hair, braid it a little and then put clips on the end.  If you want to use a concentrated nozzle to stretch it further , it shows you that as well.

 Take a gander, they also have a chunky twist out ,  and braid out tutorial


http://www.perfect-results.com/style-and-care1.php?name=wash-n-go-stretch-that-fro#0

Jessicurl: Deep Conditioning Treatment

Hi Curlies!

As you all know, our most popular product is our Deep Conditioning Treatment, so for the next four days, now until January 31st, all three scents of our 8 oz. Deep Treatment are 40% off!

Use discount code DTD36945 and you will receive 40% off the regular price on all three fragrances. 

Have a curly day! 

Jess
Jessicurl - You Have the Right to Remain Curly! Hair Care Products for Curly, Kinky and Wavy Hair

Friday, January 27, 2012

Jane Carter Love


Enjoy 14% OFF any JANE CARTER SOLUTION
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We encourage you to treat yourself, that special someone,
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After all Jane Carter Solution is for everyone!

Love your Hair,
Jane

2012- year of the Protective Styling

 I have a hair goal and this will be my year to reach it. I would like ALL of my hair to get to Arm Pit Length this year. My hair grows extremely fast if left alone however its very fragile if handled a lot.  I love WnG's, especially in the summertime.  Its so easy and effortless. Protective styles, pfft!

I will say this,  I didn't go natural to hide my hair all the time, I would love to be able to twist out and go, braid out and go ,etc, however if after this year of putting in more effort to retain my length doesn't work , I will happily go back to WnG'n and just let it do what it do baby!


My goal this year is to keep my hair protected every three months, 2 weeks out, then back into a protective style I go. Wearing twists in my own hair doesn't work past 3 days because I like to take the hair down so Kinky Twists , Sew in and Buns will be my choice of styles.

Currently  I'm in a full head sew in weave and I'm aiming to keep it in until  April runs around. Every other day , I moisturize my scalp with  Shea Radiance Moisturizing Hair milk (review to soon come),  and every two weeks  I shampoo, condition and steam the  weave.

 I have also started to take Viviscal . You can find more information here.  I didn't take any starting length pictures, which I will try to do in April.


 If anyone else wants to join in , or is currently protective styling for a goal , let me know!!


 Happy Happy Growing!!

7days down 64 to go



How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

A look back.....

November 2008




May 2009


December 2009


November 2010

2011

Spring is in my " hair"

 Or so I hope it to be.  I love sunflowers!

 Here

10 Minute Style!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1st Protective Style of the year



How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beautiful Textures



How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Results of plopping a conditioner WnG



How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

2012: Spotlight: Gilroygal




What your current hair status, Natural, transitioning, or thinking about it?

My current hair status is natural.

If you are natural, how long have you been?

I have been natural for roughly 8 years.


If you are not natural, would you ever try to transition?

N/A

If you are transitioning, how long do you think you will transition, and what methods are you using to help yourself while you transition?

N/A

Why did you go natural?


I went natural because I was tired of “having to” treat my hair with chemicals. I felt like it was unfair that Black women HAD to alter their hair, unlike other ethnicity. I wanted to be able to embrace the hair that I was born with, rather than having to feel that my hair was somehow a “mistake”.


Do you ever feel the need to alter your hair to fit in better with family, peers or a loved one?


I often wanted to fit in with my step-mom and stepsisters, who had long hair, so I would stretch my hair out in braids or twists to make it bigger. Whenever I was around them, I would often feel insecure about having short hair.


Did you have expectations of your hair looking a certain way when you made up your mind to go natural?


I didn’t really have any expectations for how my hair would look though I DID hope to have a “big” fro. I had NO IDEA how much shrinkage I had in my hair, though! I was really just hoping to learn how to manage it.

What has been your consistent driving force to continue on with your natural journey?

I LOVE my hair! It’s part of me in the raw! I want to be an example to other Black women who feel that natural hair is “ugly” or will keep you from getting a job, a man, etc. I have all of the above, and I am SO HAPPY!


What does natural mean to you?

Natural means unaltered texture. If it’s kinky, curly, WHATEVER, just as long as the texture is kept intact!

What was one of the hardest things that you have or are struggling with as you walk down this natural journey?

The hardest thing for me has been other people’s reaction to my hair. It’s not always what IS said as much as what isn’t. For example, if I wear a straight wig or people see pictures of me when I had a relaxer, I get compliments galore. With my natural hair, not so much


What if any thing can you share with someone going through transitioning their mind and hair to natural?

Each head of hair is as unique as the person whose scalp it is growing out of. No two heads of hair are necessarily alike nor will they always respond the same way to various products. Embrace the characteristics of YOUR hair and don’t worry what others may have to say about it. Remember WHY you want to be natural. Don’t expect others to validate your journey.


What goals do you hope to achieve for yourself that you didn’t have prior to becoming natural?


I tend to be more health conscious these days, and I believe that happened partly as a result of my going natural. One of my goals is to be a pioneer in helping to abolish the good/hair bad hair mindset so prevalent in the Black community.


 You can find the lovely Gilroygal on Fotki or posting on Nappturality.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beautiful Textures

Anyone try this line out ? I'm intrigued.  I ordered the promotion pack as it has free shipping. I really only wanted four of  the products but hey I can find uses for the others in the line up.

 http://beautifultextures.com/hair-care.html



Monday, January 2, 2012

Check out Asha!

I adore Asha's products, have for years. I was super excited to see shes started a blog. I hope she continues to branch out and connect on social media websites ( hint hint).

Here's the link to her blog site http://www.lovepeacehappytresses.com/


I adore her Honeydew Treatment and Main Attraction Butter. Here is the website for the product line http://myashas.com/index.html

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