Thursday, July 25, 2013



     With the weather being really really hot, I didn't quite now what to do with twa (teeny weeny afro). Because it been so hot, I did not want to use a lot of product on my hair because the oils would end up on my skin and I have sensitive skin so that's not a good thing. Another thing, I have got to practice keeping my hands out of my hair. I like my natural hair so much til I'm always touching it because I love love love the way my hair feels.
     So after I shampoo or co-wash, I use a leave-in conditioner, I use a small amount of oil, I never stick to the same oil. I may use olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, argan oil, tea tree oil, carrot oil, vitamin e oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, shea butter oil or herbal oil. I know, that's a lot of oil. When I first decided to go natural, I spent a lot of money on hair products, had I known how long these oils would last I would not have gotten them all at the same time but its cool because I have three daughters and I'm making good use of them all.
   So lately, my go to hairstyle is the two strand twist. I have been using coconut and shea curl defining creme by Eden Bodyworks. It seems to be working okay for me but once its all gone, I like that its really light and it does not leave my hair feeling greasy or oily and it has a light scent. I'm not sure if I'll purchase it again or maybe I will for my girls hair. It works well for their sensitive skin. For the most part, I will keep my twisted for three to five days and where a twist out style, after that I will change it a little more each day with hair accessories if I do not co-wash. I use to co-wash daily but with weather being so hot I do not because it tends to dry much hair out so I try to do it once a week right. I am truely enjoying my hair journey and getting to know my hair and I'm learning more about me and embracing who I am, natural hair and all. I can't embrace my natural hair without embracing a healthier me so I have started my health journey as well and it is much needed because I am a type 2 diabetic and I need to take my health more seriously. There are many health issues in my blood line so I need to take control of my health. I hop everyone is happy, healthy and blessed!!! Have a great day!!!Here are a few pic of my hair post bc..

s/o to Kimberley Williams for the inchy scalp treatment... tip, thanks again
 The tip was to oil my scalp with tea tree oil to help with dry itchy scalp...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Blues/Natural Hair

Monday Blues
     Getting kinda of tire of twisting my hair every night. It's really hot outside and my hair is not staying the way I would like for it to look. I guess I've hit a bump in the natural hair journey road so to speak. I'm trying to find a style that will last for about three or four days at least, I've watched a lot of videos on how to style your twa, I'm just not sure how those style would look on me. I guess I'll never know until I try some of them out so I think I'll be trying some new styles really soon. 

Hot Weather

     Today is too hot to wear make-up.Too hot for lotion on your skin and too hot to put oil on anything. Its a  great day for swimming.  I don't like using a lot of oil in my hair when it's this hot outside. I don't want it dripping from from my hair due to the heat. I not giving up on my natural hair, I'm still getting to know it and learning how to care for it. I am open to suggestions. How do you deal with your twa on really hot days? What styles do you wear? and How long do your style last for you?

Help  A Sister Out

Share your natural hair remedies, share a day in your hair journey, what have you learned thus far.

Well, thanks you in advance for caring and sharing.....God Bless you and have a great day!!! I hope everyone is healthy, happy and blessed!!!Enjoy!!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Relaxer Vs. Natural

 Relaxed Days

      During my relaxer days, I would get my hair relaxed about three or four times a year. For the past twenty plus years, I've been going to the hair salon getting my chemically processed. As I got older, I noticed my hair getting thinner. So I didn't relax my hair as often. It made a different for a while but not much. I paid between forty-five to eight- five bucks every times I would have my hair done at a salon. With today's economy, the cost of hair maintenance was getting to be a little too much so I started doing my own hair relaxer at home about three times a year. As time went on, my hair was shedding really bad, Many days I would wear a wig. As time went on, I was spending way too much money on wigs. I was contemplating on going natural. While debating, I wore wigs, pony tails or hair pieces.
Me wearing a wig.....

bored with my hair....

relaxed and colored

What made you decide to go natural? What's your hair care regimen?

Wash Day

July 13,2013

     Today is my wash day with shampoo. I did not pre-poo this time. After I did my exercise for today which is my three mile walk. I wash and conditioned my hair with Cherry Blossom shampoo and conditioner by Organix. This is not a staple for me. I'm bought so many different hair shampoos and conditioners when I first did my big chop so I'm just using all the products I bought before purchasing any other hair products. I have bought the cherry blossom to stimulate scalp and roots and for shine.
     After that, I let my hair air dry for about 20 minutes, next, I oil my scalp with Dr.Miracles Hot Grow. It has Aloe, Shea, and Jojoba oil. I used this for the past five months and I'm happy with this product and will continue to use it. Next, I put in my kimmay leave in conditioner. Then I did 2 strand flat twist with a part on the side, using a little gel.
     This was my first flat twist and I watched a few videos on how to flat twist.This has been another day in my natural hair journey.  Hope everyone is healthy, happy and blessed!!!

The link for the video on the Kimmay leave in conditioner can be found on youtube,kimmaytube  or

Friday, July 12, 2013

Embracing My Natural Hair

     It's been five months post my big chop and I'm a little bored with my hair, I've been watching you tube videos on how to style my twa (teeny weeny afro). I colored my hair about a month ago. It didn't turn out like I hoped but I am happy with the color. It's something different. It's okay. I'm still working out my morning routine as well as my night routine. Trying to get to know my natural hair has been a real journey. So far, I've learned how to pre- poo, co-wash, make my shea butter mix to moisturize my hair and the  two strand twist out on my hair. So I twist my hair at night and sleep with my satin bonnet. My hair dose better when I don't wet it every day to get a style. I not really sure if I like the wash n go method. Out of all the wash n go videos I've watched on you tube, none of the ladies just wash n go, but they do have great tips on what to do with your natural hair. They are inspiring. They make hair styling look fun and easy. We all know looks can be deceiving. It's harder than it looks. I know, I'll get better with time.
      My go to hair style is the two strand twist out. It's simple and easy and it doesn't take a lot of time. So far my night routine is twisting my hair in two strand twist all over my head, only moisturizing if needed then I put a small amount of coconut milk anti breakage serum on my end. I use the organix brand for now. That's what's been working for me. When I first cut my hair, I went out and bought too many products so I will not be shopping for hair products any time soon. I've mainly just been using my TRESemme' to co-wash and as a leave-in conditioner for split ends. It's working really well for me. These past five months my hair has gotten a lot thicker and healthier and I'm so proud of my natural hair. I would encourage anyone to give their natural hair a chance and if you don't like it go back to relaxers. I'm learning to have fun with my hair.It's all part of loving myself and being happy with who I am. Yeah, it's personal, embracing me.  Embracing my natural hair. I hope everyone is happy, healthy and blessed!!! Enjoy!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I Don't Think I Like This!!!

I didn't like the fact that the more I relaxed my hair, the thinner it became. I decide to take a break from relaxing my hair. During that time I would wash and condition my hair every two weeks. I would wrap it and  sit under a dryer for 30 minutes or until my hair dried. Well, I did that for 8 months. I would blow dry it to try and straighten my roots, flat iron and style. It took too much time to try to take care of two different textures of hair. I grew tire of that routine. I was thinking about going natural. Here are a few pictures before and after my big chop. Enjoy!!!

Love Tag: Interview with my husband "Duke"

This video is sometime after my big chop was inspired by Alicia James love tag, It was asking my husband questions about how he felt about me cutting my hair off and going natural. Enjoy!!!