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Naturally Nspiring

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101LadyT’s youtube channel is such a pleasure to watch for all of you natural curly girls out there.  She is just so genuine and her videos are so nicely put together.

I will be 18 months natural in July of this year and she is def. my nspiration 🙂

Check her out!


🙂 N.Joy

Year in Comparison

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So, just a brief overview of my “hair story”:

  • In July of 2010 I decided I would stop perming my hair
  • In February of 2011 I decided to BC
  • I have been fully natural for 10 months now

I don’t have a regimene… really I have learned to just connect with the needs of my hair at the time.  I shampoo whenever I feel it necessary; sometimes 2 times a month sometimes once a month.  I deep condition and pre-poo only when I shampoo.  I co-wash every week and seal with coconut oil (I love coconut oil).

I love eco-styler gel, hello hydration conditioner, Carol’s Daughter shampoo, coconut oil, olive oil (pre-poo), cream of nature leave-in conditioner.

That’s pretty much it!  I know I probably owe a lot of how-to post (that I need to stop promising) but I just don’t even have the time.  I do good putting post up when I do.  I am really glad that I have kept track of this adventure it’s really cool to see comparison pics.

Check them out!

This is from my BC to Nov. 2011

 

It is crazy to me that my hair is where it was this time last year when I was transitioning. My hair was shorter than this when I started transitioning and it had been at that length for about a year and a half!!!

My Puff is big. It was my go-to style for a while!

N.Joy 🙂

 

 

Genie Locks/Yarn Braids

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I know, I have not been very good at keeping up with my blog. I’m mostly disappointing myself because when I’m ready to look back on my progress, I won’t have as much to look over 😦 o’well.

Anyways, already I miss length. I didn’t have very much to begin with, but it was enough to style-do twist, bantu knots, braid outs etc. Now, there is not very much hair for me to manipulate so as I started looking all over youtube (as I do very often) I saw someone do some yarn braids! YARN BRAIDS?!? WHAT IS THIS???? I was totally intrigued. I searched the subject and found 100 different videos on the subject (wouldn’t expect anything less from my very informative natural hair community 🙂 ). After research and a great tutorial I was ready to try them for myself.

It has been 2 weeks since I first put them in and I have to say I really like them. It was my first time doing any kind of extensions in my hair and it was really easy to do. I wanted to put some kind of braid extensions in my hair, but I was afraid to let anyone else do them for me because every time someone does them for me they always pull my hair too tight. It always looks good, but my scalp and hair end up suffering in the end. I was prepared not to do any kind of long-term protective style-besides a wig here and there-until I came across the yarn braids.

Before doing them, the night before I did a hot oil treatment, washed and deep conditioned my hair. Everyday I spritz it with water, glycerin and conditioner mixture to keep them moisturized. Here are my results:

If you are interested in trying them too here is a great video I found it gives before, during and after tips!
Have fun! 🙂

Tangled and Teased

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So this dog-on Tangle Teezer has got me all tangled over if I should buy or if I should not.

OK, so while I was transitioning this Tangle Teezer hit the blogs big time! Everyone was talking about how awesome this little brush was on our natural hair. Demonstrations where everywhere I turned and give-aways where popping up out of the woodworks!!! I mean this thing is best invention since sliced bread (as my mother likes to say).

Take a look at one of the videos that I found to be very attractive:

OK, makes you wanna go get one, eh?! I was still transitioning when I first came across this product. I was at Sally’s trying to find a good leave-in condish to try and came across the oh so mighty Tangle Teezer <insert the angelic voices singing “ahhhh” here>!  I grabbed it, but decided to wait until I was fully natural. I was glad that I knew where I could find it AND it was only $10, so I would come back and get it if I felt it necessary.

This past weekend I go to Sally’s and look high and low for my Tangle Teezer…it could not be found! I had the lady call around to the surrounding stores–they were all OUT!!! Evidently these little teezers were selling like hotcakes! The next shipment wouldn’t come in until Tuesday (which is today) so I would call and see if they received a new shipment.

****MEANWHILE****

I come across this Curly Nikki post, in which she says that the teezer was just that A TEASE!!! It detangled and shredded her hair at the same time 😦

Then just today I came across another post by the Natural Haven, that didn’t give the teezer too many great reviews either. O’Well, at least I haven’t bought one yet. I am still looking around at the reviews from the rest of you.

I’ve been teased! I was so excited to try this because detangling natural hair is a lot different than when your hair is in a transition stage.  I will say that I’m glad I waited.

NJOY 🙂