It’s that feeling you get when you and another natural locks eyes passing in a busy place. It’s like you’re saying hi to an old friend without even saying it. Realistically you don’t know each other from Adam but its like kindred spirits. Basically your just happy to see each other in a sea of lace front wigs and strange looks. No I’m not homeless is usually the look you have to give people. No I’m not crazy. I get the same feeling when I see someone with the same car as me. We have such a unique looking car we can’t help but smile and wave. It’s like having a secret club. 🙂
It was amazing!!! Whitney AKA naptural85 is a genius to me. I love all her videos and natural remedies, and that baby is the cutest. I tried the Greek yogurt conditioner recipe and even though I did get it on most surfaces in my bathroom I managed to get enough in my hair to make an impact. My new husband was still a little weirded out as to why I was putting food in my hair but he’ll get use to it. Last time I told him I put bananas,milk, eggs, honey and cinnamon in my hair cause a different hair blogger said it maid her hair grow. So he kept dabbing my hair with a piece of bread in public. I was not amused. Anyway the yogurt lavender and apple cider vinegar really de-tangled my hair well. It was as if the nots came loose as soon as the mixture hit my ends. I was really pleased and my hair felt great. I did end up using shampoo only because my hair was really dirty from the twist. However next time I won’t. Also my hair really felt moisturized from the aloe Vera juice:) I’m really happy. I still used a non homemade hair product to do my twist outs. The first picture is of my hanging twist out. The others is of my flat twist out. Have a blessed day! 🙂
Is it true that if you don’t dye your hair regularly it will break off. Lately I’ve been thinking about not dying my hair anymore. I’m trying to figure out a healthy path to get my hair to the level I think it can reach.
The last time I had it dyed was for the wedding. I went darker. Actually it looks like my original hair color. I picked the color form a swatch the stylist showed me and after she was done the color didn’t seem to show up on my hair. Only time I kinda started to see my color was on the honeymoon in the Bahamas on a really hot day. I could see it through the twist extensions. It was as if that supper hot sun lightened my hair which I know is possible. Just never really saw my hair do that before. Any-who my hair is colored but very close to my own color.
So I’m thinking of laying off the color for a while. Something my old stylist said still rings in my head from time to time when ever I think about quitting color. She told me its like a relaxer. If you stop coloring your hair it will brake off so keep coming in regularly for touch ups on your roots. Now she could have been just telling me this to keep me as a costumer.
She was my stylist when I had a relaxer and since I had gone natural I styled my own hair. The only time I came in was for color and I came in far and few between because she charged $75 for color and a wash. She didn’t use to charge that much till I went natural too. Also after she colored my hair and washed it I went home with wet hair and styled it myself. It wasn’t long before I decided that I should just get a $8 box of dye and do it my self. I always wondered though if she was advising me right about hair braking off and such or was she just scrambling to keep a customer.
It must have been really shocking to her. I mean I went from coming in every 4 weeks for years, to going MIA for a year and a half to transition, only to resurface to ask her to cut all my relaxed hair off. Something she advised me against. She also advised me to get a texturizer to make my curl pattern softer. I’m glad I didn’t listen to that advice because I soon found out my hair is very soft and has a very cute curl. I hope she was lying about this. If not I soon will find out. Let me know if you have heard anything about this? If anyone is even reading this. Oh well I’m a do this for me 🙂 I need documentation as a blue print for my hair success. The only other thing I’m worried about is handling all my gray hairs showing up. Peace out home skillets.
So as you know I’ve been havering some problems with my hair. It just was not feeling healthy like it did when I started out on this natural journey. I’ve come to some conclusion it might be what I’m putting on my hair, but I’m not totally sure if this is the case.
In the beginning there was hair and me. No YouTube hair crunches with super defined lush long locks. No natural hair bloggers with all the knowledge on our hair and what we are doing wrong and what we should be doing. Just me and hair and me trying stuff out. My hair liked the organic root stimulator olive oil and sta sof fro combo I did when styling, and my hair seemed fine and clean when I used Pantene Pro V for ethnic hair.
My hair was thick and long even though back then I didn’t realize it. I stumbled across some blogs and YouTube videos one day and decided to abandon my regime and go in search of product that were approved by the natural hair community. Nothing really worked and my hair started feeling like dry brittle crap.
Then I started to lose length and I started panicking and doing constant protective styling. My hair stayed on a steady downward sloop until my stylist cut it for the wedding. I was really upset till I realized my hair felt a little like its old self. So now I’m thinking this is a chance to start over and really grow some heathy hair. I’m thinking about letting go of a lot of my product junkie ways and using homemade products like naptural85. She is a big hair crush of mine and I’ve
One thing I will be trying soon is naptural85 Greek yogurt deep conditioner. I’m not sure if she still uses this, but I was watching the video today