Friday, March 30, 2012

Hair thoughts....

I have had a weekend to think about getting my hair straighten again.   I would say not for a very long time.  I know in the beginning I was a little hesitant about getting it done and then I was ready to go back and then my hair didn't look the same.  I think I got too much done on the same day...I got color, a blow out and then straighten.  So I don't think straighting is bad, i think I need a little more education on it and i might try again next year...just maybe go to someone who has done this for a while.  

I was so upset when this happened, but then I had to cone to terms that is was just HAIR!!!! Who I am is not defined by how much hair I do or don't have on my head....If there is one thing I have learned in this year and 1/2 of my natural journey, I have learned to love myself unconditionally...

I have also learned to appreciate my natural hair, I am trying to love on it a little bit more than I did the first time.  Now the texture of my hair has changed, probably due to the color, its not as thick as it was but im hoping as it grows out it will thicken up, if not I will accept it and keep it

Saturday, March 24, 2012

So devastated... :-(

So last week I had mixed emotions about having my hair pressed out.  I liked it but I was so ready to go back to my kinky curly hair.  Well I woke up on Thursday and decided to wash my hair, I was still on vacation and I was in ATL, where you run in to naturals all the time, and I wanted to talk natural with my  Well this is my hair after i washed it..

YIKES!!! I am saying something aint right...

where are all my curls
 We were going to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke in 2 hours what am I gonna do.....  This is the way I had to wear my hair today because I couldn't do anything with the mess I had on my head...

I called my natural friend Lynda and she said that it was probably heat damage...and I would have to wait it out...I could just do twist outs with the roller on the end until my curl came i went to the beauty supply and bought me some rollers and some twist and lock gel and I braided my hair to the back, like i did when I was transitioning..  I didn't like the results the next day when i took it looked terrible...therefor no

So after that disaster this is what i did:

yep!!! I cut off all the straight ends...

praying that i didn't have to go back to the brush cut...

the color looks great... :-))

On the way back home I contacted my friend Donita and she suggested that i buy some apoghee reconstructor to help bring the pattern back and to add some protein to my hair.  I liked the way it made my hair feel but Its still didnt all curl back up.... So I did and my hair is long enough that i can twist here is my hair after all of this..

my hair growth gonna be all over the

im still a curly girl!!!

you can still see some straight ends...:-(

i went out that night so all wasnt lost...

Monday, March 19, 2012

All Natural Journey's are Different....

I went to church today with my blow out and I had mixed reactions.  The funnies reaction was from some of my natural sista's.  There was one lady who called me a "traitor",  one that said " I cant believe you permed your hair" and so on and so on....I was like Really????  First of all if you know my journey to natural hair you know I would not have permed my hair..  Second of all if I did, its my hair.  Chill out honey!!! lol  

I heard about a friend that was natural and went back to a perm.  At first I was sad and a little disappointed but I realized I was doing the same thing the people were doing to me. This is really not an easy journey for some people.   To me it goes back to why you started this natural journey and the why will keep you on this journey.  If you started it because it was the latest fad...then yes I think you will go back when you get frustrated and tired.  Its your choice or decision not mine or anyone else to make.   There have been plenty of times I thought about going back in the beginning, because I didn't like my hair when it was really short...I wanted to be natural but didn't want that transition period that comes with it. 

Now I love my hair......I miss it too, so I don't think I will be wearing this straight hair for long. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Salon visit

Today I went to the Salon, because I have been wanting to get my hair colored for a while now.  In this natural hair journey I have felt like I needed to shake things up with my hair.  I wanted to get a little spicy!!! lol.  I have been calling around to compare the prices and let me tell you, I didn't like any of after attending the hair show last week I spoke to someone who told me that they got their color done at the Aveda Institute.  Its a school.  So I decided to try.  It was good.  They give you a consultation.  I took the box of color that I bought last week also so I can show the stylist what color i was shooting for.  I wanted Cinnamon Brown....while getting my hair colored he asked did I want him to straighten it out....hummmmm that sounded interesting....I thought about it...consulted with my sister friend Ingrid and decided to do it.   here are my results below:
okay this is what is looked like when i left the salon

i decided to add a little fluff to it...
I was shocked at how long my hair was.  Its exactly the length it was a year ago before I big chopped!!  It is crazy how your hair shrinks up so short that you don't even know how long your hair is..  Its funny,that i had to send my daughter out to go pick up me a wrap cap!!! I was out and it was threatening rain...and I was like dang I cant get my hair wet and I was thinking I am not going to stay this way long...too many restrictions for me... but its nice to switch it up some time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Natural Hair Expo

There was a Natural Hair Expo in my city on yesterday.  I was very excited about going.  I spoke to a few people and they were complaining before even going.  This event was the first event and it was only $15 on line or $20 at the door.  Wow...I have spent more than that, going to the Fro Fashion Weekend in ATL.  Its funny how people complain that there is nothing to do in your city but when they try to introduce things people don't support it...that is the weirdest thing. 

This was the first it didn't compare to some of the hair shows I have been too, but its a start and it can only get better.  New time i hope they have some vendors selling food, because a sista was  Enjoy some of my pictures.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My worst Nightmare.....

I woke up in the middle of the night...because I was having a nightmare.   I dreamed I had permed my don't you "permers" get offended.  This is my disclaimer....I have nothing against a perm...many of my very good friends have perms...But I have made a choice to not get perms anymore and so when I dreamed I did I has horrified.  In my dream, I cant explain why I permed my hair, but I turned out beautiful of course...but then after about 20 started to sink in what I had done..and its crazy...because I was going to the hair show I was like I cant wear my Team Shirt anymore...what about all these products I bought...Now I am going to have to wear a wrap cap and have to sleep pretty, and run when it rain if I don't have an with the bad dandruff....and the list goes on and

Thankfully I woke up and it was really was just a dream...I was like thank you GOD!!!! 

I love being a Natural Hottie!!! lol

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Not a baby anymore...

As I took a picture of my 11 year old...I said she is not a baby anymore...before I know it she will be on the way to high school then college....where has the time gone.  I realize that I have to cherish our time even more.  There is going to come a time when she doesn't want to sleep with me, or hang out with me, or just sit and talk....yes I have to savor all these moments...

The Hair Gods is still smiling: My puff is growing

Its funny how sometimes you look at your head of hair and it looks the same everyday...but when you take realize that it really has grown.  So today I am reflecting on my hair growth.  I look at it so much and it really looks the same but the pictures say different.  I am not ready to do straighting yet...but i am curious of the length...I might wait till my hair anniversary next year to do