Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Flat Ironed Again....

I Love my results !! I rollerset my hair on HUGE 3 inch rollers like these in the back:

I know that pic doesn't do a descrption must justice, but the 3" rollers are big enough for you to slide on your wrist like a bracelet. I also used my normal gray rollers for the front, and some 2" rollers in the middle and top.

I did a POOR job in rolling....I did NOT comb my hair well or smooth it onto the rollers flatly. Instead I just kind of sectioned and plopped my hair on the rollers. My hair was still pretty kinky when I took the rollers out, but I was okay with that. I mainly wanted to get my hair stretched and straightened w/o using a blowdryer. I knew my flat iron would fix any "patches" in my hair, which it did!

My Mom bought me an FHI platform for Christmas, I used it for the first time today and I LOVE it... It's AMAZING you guys. I only used it once, but I think I would recommend this flat iron for other natural ladies too !! I've used a CHI before, ughhh HATED IT !! FHI is my baby now <3

Just as an FYI, I prepoo-ed overnight with a moisturizing deep conditioner, then shampooed the next morning, applied some ApHogee 2 Minute Reconstructor as my protein treatment, then followed behind that with a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment. Then I applied my leave-in cream, my foam wrap lotion, and a dab of heat protectant serum. Rolled my hair, dryed, and then applied a little bit more serum. That's sooo many steps, but that's the method that works for me :)

Here is a comparison from last year to now :

This is from February 2010, and today. I'm getting a trim because the ends can look MUCH better.

HHJ everyone =)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Game Returns Tonight !!!

I hope this season is the best yet =)

Monday, January 3, 2011

1 Year Afro Puff Comparison

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! I wish everyone a wonderful HJ this year, as well as all other endeavors you take in 2011.

I was in the car a few minutes ago, and decided to take a pic of my puff since I'm really feeling it today. I remember taking a similar pic back in January of last year just like it. I couldn't wait to log onto pikistrip and make the comparison photo. Check it out for yourself =)

I love that my hair is fuller now. The main reason that I went natural is to have thicker hair. I love that my hair becomes thicker each month that passes. Although I loved my relaxed hair, I always had a 50/50 experience with it. Sometimes I'd have a great service done, other times my hair was overprocessed. I just like that I don't have to worry about that overprocessing anymore. I used to think of texlaxing, but I'm too in love with my afro to do that right now. Rollersets and flat ironing seem to work for me the days I want to be straight, I don't think I need a chemical. Even if they didn't work, I love wigs and they DEFINITELY give me the straight look if I ever feel I miss it.

Wow, I'm all over the place with this blog post !!! LOL... Sorry everyone. I'm sure posts like this make for annoying blog posts, but you must understand that I HAVE TO DOCUMENT milestones like this to keep myself inspired and to re-assure other women who have done their BC's recently that their hair will grow, it just takes time :)

I think I will do a rollerset for my next blog post since I tried it for the first time in January of last year also.

Thank you for reading ladies and gents !!!