Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Blowout & Flat Iron

I did it on Monday, August 23 to measure my length, and I'm pleased. I think next time, I'll let a salon do the flat ironing though !! My iron is just not warm enough to completely straighten my hair. That's okay though!! lol... I really don't like seeing my real hair straightened completely anyways. I just like to have an idea of where I'm at =)

Anyways, here was my fro after taking my cornrows out:

and here I am after my prepoo, shampoo, protein treatment, and my moisturizing deep conditioning treatment. (LOVE THIS FRO TOO LOL)

and here is my hair after blowing it out and LIGHTLY flat ironing it !!! Excuse my ends, but I don't wear my hair straight so I wasn't worried about them looking perfect LOL

Even though I straightened, I ended up just wearing my wigs to work anyways lol... I just wrapped my hair underneath. Wrapping gave it a nice little bend on the ends, it almost looked as if I did it on purpose !! I was going to rock the wig again today (sunday the 29th of august), but honestly I love my ponytail now, I wore that out!! It's really pretty. I've come a long way since last year =)

I will have a video on this entire process very soon !! Right now my house is too crowded to make a video lol.. I tried ya'll, but someone always barged in and it got annoying. Once we all get off of vacation and go back to work and school, I'll have the house to my self and be able to record uninterrupted lol. Thank you for reading as always !!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another One Year Comparison Pic *Everyone Rolls Eyes* LOL

Yes, yet another comparison !!! But I have to say, I don't do it to pat myself on the back or make myself feel good. I know and I can tell my hair is growing and I'm blessed =)

I do post the comparisons because there are SOOOO many women who recently BC-ed and tell me how much the comparisons and videos keep them motivated to stay natural or continue transitioning. I agree... I love to look at fotki's and Hair board albums of women who have documented the journey for over a year's time. I personally just enjoy keeping my HJ documented. I don't think I would have BC-ed if I had not seen Maria G's fotki which documents her journey from the BC until now, about 3 years later. Her fotki was my favorite, among plenty of others. I also enjoy Sera's fotki too, her hip length hair is beautiful and to think she started off with a fade !!! Beautiful type 4 hair.

Oops I got off track.. Where was I? lol

Just Kidding ! Here is another comparison... This is a 1 year ( well more like 11 months, 3 weeks lol) comparison of my chunky 2 strand twists done on wet hair. In August 09 after the BC, I could wrap my twists around about 3 to 5 times max. Now I have twists that hang !!! WOOOO HOOOOOO !!


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Did I Just Ruin My Edges?!?

I've decided to go back to MN. My nape and edges seem as if they have thinned from the wearing of my lace front, so enough is enough. I don't want to risk any damage. I am going to try some protective styles on my real hair and wear them from now on. I'm thinking rollersets and afro puffs again =).

Since I am challenged when it comes to styling my own hair, I plan to visit a local salon that specializes in natural hair. I hope they can give me styling choices to look cute with and still look professional and polished!! It will be my first time going to a salon since my last relaxer back in December of 2008. I hope to visit it by the beginning of next week.

I was going to keep this a surprise, but I can't hold it in when I'm this excited. I finally want to color my hair !! I am thinking of getting some highlights only in the front of my hair to start off slowly and gradually lighten as time goes on. I want to monitor my hair to see if it becomes damaged at all. I really don't think it will though. I've been wanting highlights on the top for the longest time now, since I did my BC. I think I'm going to ask the stylist to give me a Keri Hilson -like color service like her hair is here :

.... I really like her color there. I just want something small and subtle, yet cute. This look is perfect to me to achieve those kind of results. I won't be risking too much damage by starting small. Wish me luck !!! =)

**** I don't normally moderate comments, but I understand alot of people are against MN. I don't mind disagreements, but I will monitor this thread in case someone decides to disrespectfully bash my decision !! I know that won't happen though. I Love You all !! Thank you for reading =)