Friday, June 25, 2010

My Inspiration

As my one year anniversary of being natural has come and gone today I reflected on my inspiration.  The person who was my main inspiration has been natural 3+ years and continues to give me the strength to stay on this journey.  Her hair is absoultely beautiful and if it had not been from her I probably would not be natural today.  So I have decided to show some pictures of my beautiful inspiration.

My 3 yr old daughter is my inspiration because I want to be a great example for her.

My new style

So I have been very lazy lately with my hair and after watchin youtube I decided to try something different, but not that different since twists are my go to style.  Here is where my inspiration came from

and here is my rendition
the front

the right side

the left side
and lastly the back

I am really loving this hairstyle.  I used Qhemet Biologics Olive & Hyrdating Balm and Burdock Root Butter Cream on freshly washed hair with Sheabutter Cottage's Rosemary Leave-In which has become part of my holy grail.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

One year ago today..........

I decided to chop off all my relaxed hair!!!!!!!!!!!  So being that today is my nappiversary I have decided to show some pictures of how I started and how I wore my hair this whole year.  I must say that twist outs and small twists were my go to styles during this year and unfortunately I have to find a new technique for my twist outs since my hair has grown significantly.  On to the pics:

This is when I BC'd

Kinky Twists w human hair
Kinky Twist with OdodoOriginals flower
Twist outs (my fav) and my gawgus mother


Puff from a small twist out
and last my hair today wet/ and my bc pic

I am so proud of myself for making it this far, it wasn't all rainbows and roses but it was definitely worth it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hair Growth

As I slowly reach my one year nappiversary, the one thing I despise about being in the military (having to wear a hat 5 days a week) has assisted me in seeing how my hair is growing.  As I often alternate from wearing mini twist to wearing chunky twist outs, I recently had two and this week had to buy a bigger hat.  Unfortunately as my hair continues to grow out I am unable to do a twist out and get the desired look so I have to find an alternative method.  I think I am going to try this method that I found on Curly Nikki the next time I attempt a twist out.  Currently I am wearing my hair in small twists in the back and meduim twists in the front twisted into a side braid.  As much as I sometimes have the desire to cut my hair my goal is to get my natural hair to the length that my permed hair was when I decided to go natural.  6 days from now I will celebrate one year natural and I can't wait.  Below is the length my hair was when I was relaxed,

Friday, June 4, 2010


Tomorrow I turn the big 30 but I still feel like I'm 21.  I received the most wonderful, thoughtful gift from the lovely Akua you can find here lovely shop here . My gift is pictured below and they are the best soy candles I have ever tried.

And even better than that is my lovely husband is taking me to see The Lion King, and I am so excited and can't wait. 

I will post pictures later of my big day.