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Natural Protein Treatment

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So, I finally did a protein treatment last weekend and I opted for a natural, DIY at home one which I found on Pinterest. It amazes me the world of things you can find on Pinterest, I’ve pinned a gazillion pins to my natural hair board by now. Funny enough my board name is “Bye-Bye Creamy Crack” and we’re 13 months on a fully natural ‘fro.

Why did I need a protein treatment?

  • Sadly, parts of my hair lost its elasticity aka the curls weren’t holding. Whether it was wet or dry when I pulled the strand it wouldn’t bounce back.
  • Hair was also LIMP AF. It just didn’t have its body anymore
  • Needed added moisture
  • Recovering from heat damage
  • Protein = strength and length, which are my ultimate goals

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Damage Control! // Hair Update

So as you know my hair growth recently turned one year a month ago, and as a “celebration” I decided to get it straightened;Β BIG MISTAKE. When I say straightened I mean blow dried and flat ironed. I began to regret it when I was in the chair but still followed through, thinking what the hell. Well, now I know that I will NEVER be doing that again or at least I’ll try finding someone different to do it.

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After a week my ends started fraying and my roots were growing out but the middle was still straight. I also wasn’t feeling it anymore and definitely missed my fro, so I decided it was time to get rid of this. Now, being that it was my first time doing this I thought that once I washed my hair it will be back to normal;Β WRONG. Or is this the heat damage people talk about? Anyway, I washed my hair once and it’s still straight; it was also feeling pretty limp and lifeless. My hair used to be so thick so I was pretty disappointed. Continue reading “Damage Control! // Hair Update”

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Natural Hair Tag

Happy New Year once again. Towards the end of last year I added a new tab on the blog for Natural Hair. I decided to share with you my trials and errors that I go through with my hair in order to inspire others and gain feedback from you guys which may assist me. As it’s a new year I’m starting out with a natural hair tag which would give you a little introduction on my natural hair journey. I’m also not going to tag anyone so feel free to participate if you have natural hair!

Let’s get into it.

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Tell us about your hair texture ~

My hair is thick and kinky, or at least it was before I decided to straighten it and end up getting heat damage (post coming soon). If I had to use the hair chart I’d say 4C because my curls are extra tight. Continue reading “Natural Hair Tag”

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One Year Natural

*round of applause*

*drum rolls*

Please cue the EXTRANESS. If you asked me two years ago if I’d ever go natural the answer would have probably been NOPE, but look at me now! Natural and loving it! I may not love it everyday, but as I mentioned before it’s all a learning process.

On this day a year ago, I did the big chop which was totally unplanned. However, throughout the course of the year I’ve done various protective styles with and without hair extensions, tried numerous products and finally did a blow out and trim.

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Protective Styles Szn ~ Braidless Crochet

As you know I’m trying to do more with my hairstyles, so I’m declaring this a protective style season (szn) where I’ll attempt to see how many styles I can do. This was to be done from October to December, but that’s just not happening. So, lets say March 2018 will close season.

I got started in October where I wanted something different for my birthday. I still love my afro but was definitely missing the “long” hair. My first option was a wig, but I just couldn’t settle on one. So one day I was on Instagram going through my feed when someone I knew posted a new picture where she had big, curly hair. I was intrigued at once because I knew she had natural hair and this hair fit her so well. I hopped in her DMs right away and she told me it was crochet hair and she did it herself.

I got even more excited. The fact that it was something new and probably wouldn’t cost as much since I could install it myself. So I ventured to YouTube to see how this was done, and to find the right type of hair. Throughout my search I discovered a new youtuber who was doing countless videos with crochet hair and she was also Jamaican (Caribbean sister, yay).

Now as you know, crochet is usually done like weave where you braid your hair then crochet the hair onto the braid. However, she was doing a totally different method ~ BRAIDLESS CROCHET. My interest kept growing as I can’t braid my hair myself at least not neatly. So you can guess what this hairstyle is –

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Natural Hair Update

Can you believe it’s been 10 months since I did the BIG CHOP?? It actually feels like a lot more, but truthfully it’s only almost a year. After revealing the big news to you guys back then I think I only did one hair update, so here’s another! Let me tell you about my protective styles, products, mishaps, length check and goals.

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Hair Type:

Back when I had relaxed hair I never knew people were actually classifying hair by numbers and letters; who even came up with this system? I definitely didn’t care much to find out my type until I needed to search for hair care tips.

My hair is THICK AF. No exaggeration and the curls are also very tight. *Wish I had taken a texture shot when I last washed my hair*. My hair also doesn’t seem to take in moisture quite well; when I’d first apply the product it’s good, but couple hours later and it’s dry. (Any fixtures?)

However, based on images and descriptions on the web I’ve decided that I’m a 4C with low porosity hair. Continue reading “Natural Hair Update”

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Braid-outs & Saltwater

Hola!

What should have been my weekend in review is now a round-up of my Saturday shenanigans.

*sidenote*

Wednesday was my two month post big chop-aversary (anniversary). I didn’t do a length check, but instead CORNROWS! *at least my sister’s version of them*. Don’t get me wrong I’m pretty appreciative of them, because I could do no better.

Single twists or Bantu knots would have taken forever so I decided to try a “Braid Out” and hopefully it came out how I desired. We all know this is probably not gonna happen right? Continue reading “Braid-outs & Saltwater”

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1 Month Post Big Chop

Can’t believe it’s been a month already, OMG!

So in July I decided I wanted to transition to my natural hair simply because I was tired of relaxing my hair frequently. Over the years my hair has changed from the very first time I relaxed it. There was heat damage, color damage and just overall DAMAGE; as a result I went through many different cuts trying to grow it back. However, I never really had the patience and kept cutting. Don’t get me wrong I loved my haircuts but also missed my length.

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Bye Bye Creamy Crack // Protective Style #1

Heyyyy Guys!!

Last month I finally came to the decision to say bye bye to the creamy crack.

For those of you that don’t know, “creamy crack” refers to the substance used to relax/straighten your hair. Growing up my natural hair was extremely hard to maintain, so my mom decided that for the beginning of high school I was going to get my hair straightened. This made it easier on her as I could now comb and be in control of my own hair.

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