Saturday, June 27

Wash Day...

My next to last transition hair day!
  1. I prepooed with Ojon Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment.
  2. Shampooed with Ojon Tawaka Rejuventaing Cleanser.
  3. DC with ORS Replensihing Pak, Suave Humectant, Texture Smoothing Conditioner & Rosemary EO with heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Leave in is Giovanni Direct, Pantene Relaxed & natural Conditioner for the leave in comb out conditioner. Sealed with Castor oil.
  5. Placed hair in about 20 twists, secured at base with hair clip.
  6. Air dry over night.

Friday, June 26

Hair comments...

So my parents were visiting this evening & I just had my hair up like in french roll kind of, but in three sections, one in the front and 2 in the back.
Mom: What's going on with your hair? Your hair makes you look like an African.
Dad: That's how it is supposed to be looking.
Mom: He means it looks good like that.
Me: What do you mean?
Mom: Oh, I meant it in a good way too.....

Saturday, June 20

Different textures of hair on my head

After washing my hair last night, I applied Pantene Relaxed & Natural Conditioner for my combout. I detangled & finally used my Denman. I brushed my hair up into a high bun, planning to look cute with uniform waves in my natural hair & wear a kinky puff that covered up my relaxed ends......The front of my hair was not wavy, just kind of there, I don't know if that makes any sense or not. The back, waves! the sides, waves! the front, just doing it's own thing!
Now I know, by getting back to natural, I have to let my hair do what it do....I guess I will just learn to work with it. In an effort to increase the texture in the front, this evening I decided to lightly dampen the front & section and twist into about 7 twists.

I'll update tomorrow to show if it worked. If it works somewhat, I will thoroughly dampen and twist in uniform sections for definition in my up do this upcoming week.
PS- Ok, this definitely helped with the defintion, but I need to start closer to the root.

Friday, June 19

Definitely getting mentally ready to BC!

This morning I was taking down my french braids in order to DC before shampooing & it just came to me to wet my hair and just cut it RIGHT NOW! I don't know where this came from, but it was just like CUT IT!!!!! DON'T WASTE TIME DOING YOUR WHOLE HEAD OF HAIR...JUST CUT IT AND WORK WITH YOUR NATURAL HAIR THIS WEEKEND!
I decided if I still felt like this after the DC & shampoo, I would do it this evening....
This passed...

Tuesday, June 16

my new half cap!

Mia girl! Love love love it!

Friday, June 12

Doing the deed....

So I think I have finalized my BC date....DRUMROLL PLEASE! July 2nd is my planned date for now. I plan to make up a batch of Curly Pudding on the weekend. I also need a backup wig...IN CASE I HATE IT!

Sunday, June 7

One of my best comb outs!

After being somewhat frustrated with my hair last week, I did some researching on curly hair sites and came across . I tried Herbal Essence Break's Over, one of her suggested combing conditioners which is left in hair & not rinsed out. This combout was one of the easier EVER!!!

Here's what I did this time:
  1. Prepooed with Ojon Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment. The label says leave it on for up to 5 minutes, but whatever, I put it on, went to the grocery store, & then rinsed it out.
  2. Shampooed with Ojon Tawaka Rejuvenating Cleanser. Conditioned with Ojon Tawaka Rejuvenating Conditioner for 5 minutes. Rinsed out.
  3. Sectioned hair into 4 sections and applied Giovanni Direct Leave-In. Applied HE Break's Over to each section as a leave-in. Combed out without very few tangles or knotting YEA!Sectioned each quarter section into 2 sections and did Bantu knots.
  4. After this I proceeded to go get my hair cornrowed by my mother, in the two layer style so I can pop on my half cap whenever I want.

I will definitely be using this method going forward. The only other thing that worked this well was the oil rinsing method I tried a few months back. I can't wait until my BC, when I can try the fingercoil method with the conditioner like the site recommends for the ultimate curl definition with no friziness.

Saturday, June 6

Nettle Tea for my Hair

So I am brewing nettle & horsetail tea for a hair rinse, 2 cups worth. It reportedly stimulates hair growth, thickens and softens hair and darkens grey hair after continued use. There are several favorable mentions on the internet, on the LHCF and in several natural beauty books I own. I plan to use it on my upcoming wash day and continue 2-3 x a week. I am planning to get my french braids again.

I forgot to use it on wash day, so I refrigerated it & poured it on my scalp and hair while braided up the next day.

Nettle contains a great number of amino acids, glucidic substances, amines, sterols, cetones, ketones as methyl heptenone, acetophenone, volatile oil, fat substances, sitosterols, formic and acetic acid, panthotenic acid, folic acid, chlorophyl, protoporphyrine and coproporphynine. It also contains vitamins C, B2 and K, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, iron and Si salts, & phosphates. Because of these wonderful compounds, the plant also has anti-anaemic, anti-diabetic, hemostatic and diuretic properties.

Friday, June 5

What does Obama's hair feel like....

President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office May 8, 2009. The youngster wanted to see if the President's haircut felt like his own.

Wednesday, June 3


I keep thinking is it vain to not BC at this stage of the game? At 11 months, I have a nice amount of new growth, but I have become hesitant and ambivalent about doing the deed. Previously, I couldn't wait to reach this time....but now I am here and I have many doubts and uncertainities. I know most of them I really shouldn't care about...and usually I don't care what people outside of my small circle of close family & friends why am I having these thoughts? My DH has said he doesn't care what I do with my hair especially if I stop wearing fake hair and it's all my own hair!
  • Will I still be cute and a babe?
  • Will people who already know me view me differently?
  • Will people who don't know me at all form a different opinion of me due to my hair?
  • My head is already big, will it look bigger?
  • Is it too short to style?
  • What type of curl pattern will I have, if any?