Saturday, April 11, 2015

Maintain and Protect your Color-Treated Natural Hair

You’ve colored your hair … now what? 

Adding color to your natural hair can be a fun and exciting way to enhance the dimension of your curls, kinks, and waves.  But a change in color may also result in a change in your hair care regimen.  So whether you go red, blonde, purple, or jet black, here are a few things you’ll need to consider after dying your hair.  


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bigga is 3! || My 3 year naturalversary

Today marks my 3 year naturalversary and as I stroll down memory lane I remember that fateful day one of my best friends did my big chop in a hotel bathroom.  Sounds sketch, I know, but the short story is that I was moving cross-country from VA to TX and had made an appointment at an upscale natural hair salon in Atlanta (which was on the way) to do my big chop.  Well, I missed that appointment and could not wait another minute to chop off my hair, so I asked my friend to do it.  We went to Target a few days later, picked up some hair shears, and went to chopping.  At first I was ecstatic, and then fear set in.  Even though I transitioned for a year, I had no clue what to do with my hair.  Like ... couldn't buy a clue.  I thought my hair would automatically look like something out of a magazine (a' la Tracee Ellis Ross on the March cover of Essence).  I thought a wash and go was actually a wash and go ... not a wash, condition, rinse out, deep condition, rinse out, apply LOC, rake, shingle, fluff, clump, gel, shake like an exorcist, and go!  Lies... I tell you!  I was completely lost and totally unprepared.  But how is that even possible?  I transitioned for an entire year, read curlynikki.com on an almost daily basis, and studied YouTubers MahoganyCurls and Naptural85 like my life depended on it.  So all that "work" and I wasn't putting it into practice.  The first 6 months of my transition I continued to flat iron my hair and the last 6 months I wore my hair in a bun almost every. single. day.  In my mind I was saving those tips I learned for when I became fully natural.  Little did I know I was kinda setting myself up for failure.  Practice makes perfect they say, so looking back on it, here are few things I wish I would have done differently during my transition to prepare myself for my big (or little) chop.
Twist out a month after my chop - May 2012
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