Tag Archives: 4B

How I Protect My Hair from the “Heat Happy” stylist

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My hair worn straight. No pressing only blow dried on low heat, and straighten with a ceramic flat iron..
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2 weeks after straightening my hair. No heat damage occured. I ALWAYS prep my hair before going to see my stylist for ANY services providing HEAT. 1. Deep condition 2. Bring my OWN hair protector 3. REQUEST NO press and curl! Ladies YOU DO have CONTROL over what someone does to your hair. Don’t just sit in the chair and let them do whatever.

For starters I refuse a press every time I go to my stylist, I request they blow dry on low heat, and then use the ceramic flat irons to straighten my hair. I also bring my own heat protectant called TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Hair Spray.. This works WONDERS for my hair. I have type 4B and 4C hair, my curl pattern is alot looser in the back and sides of my head. The middle is more coarse. I’m especially careful to add a bit more to those areas with this product. I also deep condition my hair before I’m scheduled for heat. I’m very big on protective styling but these past style I burned my ass with it.. Cut too far up into some damn box braids and fucked my shit up.. I was in TEARS!!! But I realized that it was ONLY hair and that it would grow back.. You will see a pic of what I’m talking about… All chopped and screwed… GRRRRRR!!! Normally I only straighten my hair for length checking and to trim my ends. Because with my lifestyle I can’t simply keep my hair straightened. For one it can be damaging to the health of your tresses, secondly, I’m an AVID gym goer. So it would be a waste of my COINZ! Annnnnd like the internet sensation SWEET BROWN says “Ain’t NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT!!” My next post I will be talking about my current protective style! Also displaying the EPIC fuck up done on my behalf…. Stay tuned! Love my curl girls! 

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Feel Good Thursdays!

Every Thursday I will post a “Feel Good” type of song, from my fave artists! Today we have Zo hailing from DETROIT, MI who’s in the group ‘Foreign Exchange” as well! This here is “Count To Five” from Zo’s album “Man Made” the video has nothing to do with the song, it’s just some nice imagery! Simply loves the KIDS! enjoy my coily, curly lovelies!

My Holy Grail WIG!

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Outre “Quick Weave” style “Tammy” color 1B/30

 

The picture above is me rocking one of my FAVORITE wigs!! I have been wearing her since 2009. And with the particular style, it only gets better with time. It starts off somewhat silky, but after week 3 it becomes more full, and kinky in texture! LOVE IT!!! For years I have been wearing this style in a 1B.. So this past weekend, I asked if they had my girl in any other color schemes.. and “bet cha by golly wow!!!” THEY DID!!!! When I tell you I was up in the beauty supply store hitting the DOUGIE! I ain’t lying!! LOL!!!! This is an AWESOME protective style. I will literally not touch my hair for 2 months, while wearing this. The care of my actual hair underneath wig is simple. I would co wash my hair (while in braids) apply the LOC method and let it air dry. Once this is complete, then the wig goes back on my head. Length retention is no question while rocking this. The front of my head is done in loose flat twist, to protect my edges.. I have lost them before, when I was an avid braid wearer. I am NOT trying to lose my edges again! LOL! Tammy is only $19.99, and for those who are afraid to color their tresses (Raises hand, I) This is a great alternative for you! I am REALLY feeling this hair color on me, and LAAAWWDDDDD knows I wanna spice up my natural hair, but I’m afraid it will break off, with a permanent color.. So maybe I’ll look for a semi permanent color that resembles… Hmmm I don’t know.. But yes ladies, I just wanted to share my “HOLY GRAIL” of wigs with you all!! There is one other follower of mine who I believe wears the same style and it’s also her holy grail wig as well!! Great minds think alike!!! I love you all and HAPPY GROWING! MUAHHH!!! 

A Letter to Those who Rock with ME!

I have looked at my last post and noticed they were 7 days apart…. *GRASP* this life I live is HECTIC at times! Full time job, part time student in college, a part time job, the gym, AND a relationship?!!! By the grace of God I’m still functioning! LOL! However, when I started this blog back in December of 2013 I told myself, the sole purpose of this blog was to help naturals, transitioning, and relaxed ladies like myself. I have been through ALL 3 stages just now listed and let me tell you.. It’s a STRUGGLE for all 3! But I got through them all! Loving my natural coils, a big chop was the best thing I could have ever done! I remember when I did my 1st big chop at 10yrs of age I remember feeling so alone, because back then there was no Youtube, or anything else of the sort that could help me out with how to deal with my hair. LOL! Can you imagine being in elementary school with a LEGIT bald fade? Nah, I’m sure you can’t.. The perm I received (at home in my mom’s kitchen) DESTROYED my hair, there was no choice but to call it all off.. At 10?!! Lord, I will say this.. That period of 10-12 built hella character for me.. I got into my first fist fight because a peer of mine called me a “bull dyke” I did NOT know what the hell it was, I just knew I didn’t like the sound of it! So I tagged that ass! Lmao! Fast forward 17yrs later I have had at least 2 more relaxers put into my head when I said ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH!!! I could speak all day in regards to my journey with my hair and I. But I won’t I will KEEP BLOGGING despite my busy schedule because I want to help anyone I can embrace the hair God has given to him. I love to talk, and meet new people, so yes.. I’m here to stay! Love you all! And I want to thank every single 37 of my followers for rocking with the kid! I won’t let you down! Just be patient with me! *Kisses*

My Go To Style: Wash and Go

Bare with me, I was at work! LOL! Okay, so I decided to upload a video from my phone to my Youtube page and this was the end result! LOL! I do not have fancy editing software, etc.. I simply did not feel like typing too much on my blog today, so I do what I do best… TALK! LOL! The oil mix that’s mentioned is simply a concoction I came up with that consists of peppermint oil, Jamaican Blk castor oil, and coconut oil. 🙂 I call it my “JuJu mix” don’t ask me why it’s named that! My head looks really huge on this damn video, but it is what it is.

Delicious Smoothie for Better Hair Health

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Hello my lovelies! As I get into the swing of this here blogging thing, I will try to come with new post DAILY instead of weekly! I really love sharing things with you about our hair, and the overall health of us as a whole. I’ve met ALOT of ppl who are clueless when it comes to the direction correlation of diet and hair health. Understand this… What you put into your body will have either a negative or positive impact on your hair.. Think of your body of as a temple, because it is just that. (Getting biblical, I’m not apologetic though) moving forward…. I myself drink a gallon of water per day and have been doing so for about 2 years now.. I sure to you all it is not that hard! Try to do this with lemon if the mere idea of water intake is just “BLAH” to you! LOL! SPICE THAT SHIT UP!! *does corny salsa dance*  I’m the QUEEN of veering off subject.. BACK TO IT SHALL WE! I will not get into the science of it and etc etc.. Because quite frankly, that’s a bit boring, and this is not the tone of this here blog post! Time and place for everything. I drink this here smoothie daily, and I can honestly say for a lack of better wording.. *clears throat* my hair is STRONG AS HELL!! And I want to credit that to this here drink! Give it a try, you’ll see the difference in your nails as well.. Quick to make. I personally LOVE my Nutribullet and magic bullet. Whatever works! Eating better is a bit pricey, I know sad but true.. America is a tad bit FUCKED UP! But that’s another story I will not go into.. LOL! Our bodies need Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Water, Protein, Minerals and Vitamins to be properly replenished on a daily basis. Here is a smoothie you can try that will incorporate all of those essentials:

1 cup of almond milk (Provides Protein, Potassium & Zinc minerals)
1 Organic Banana (Provides Vitamin A, B, C, E & Iron minerals)
1 Handful of Spinach (Provides Fiber, Protein and Cancer-fighting Antioxidants)
1 Handful of Kale (Provides Vitamin A, C, K, & Sulfur for Detoxification)
1 Tablespoon of Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds (Provides Omega-3 Fatty Acids)
1 Organic Pear (Provides Calcium & Fiber)
½ Cup of Ice

DRINK UP!!! ENJOY!!! BE HEALTHY!! GROW HEALTHY HAIR!!! Be it ear length or waist! Remember LOVE YOURSELF and LIFE will be GREAT!!