Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
41 Months NaturalApril seems like such a long time ago but I'm here again with another length check. Since April, I've recommitted to having healthy hair and I've started working fervently towards reaching and maintaining the healthy hair goals I've set.
First, let's take a look at my starting point:
March 30 = 165 weeks natural (3 yrs, 2 mos)
June 21 = 177 weeks natural (3 yrs, 5 mos)
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Assata: An AutobiographyMy friends and I have decided to start a book club. As adults, we've found that we don't read as much as we used to when we were younger. This could be because we're not forced to since our reading isn't associated with a grade that could keep us from passing a class...or because we're all busy adults and reading isn't at the top of some of our things-to-do list but nonetheless here we are!
Our goal is read books that will feed our minds useful information. We picked Assata: An Autobiography as our first read because we were having group conversations around the number of social injustices that have been happening. We wanted to follow some of that conversation up with a book that would shed some historical light on injustices of the past. There were many books brought to the table, but Assata got the most votes!
Monday, July 13, 2015
Protective StyleWe all know by now that I’m on a healthy hair trip! There are many things I’m learning and trying so I can do what’s best for my hair. I’ve set a few hair goals and I’m determined to get this thing right. I mean, I have to if I want my hair to flourish!
One of the ways I plan to achieve this goal is with protective styling. Here’s one style I haven’t been able to accomplish since I was transitioning, so I’m very excited to share!
When I was transitioning, the easiest style for me to do was a braid out. I would cornrow my hair nightly and wear crinkled hair each day. I was excited then because I was never able to cornrow my relaxed hair. I guess my naturally curly roots allowed my fingers to grab the hair better and those roots laid together better.
Since being natural, I’ve had this style done once in the salon. My cosmetologist French braided my naturally curly hair. The only product I remember her using is gel, but I'm sure there was a moisturizer and oil in the mix. The style looked great and I loved it!! I also loved not having to do my hair every night! Unfortunately, the style didn't last long. Like I've explained so many times before, my hair is super soft and doesn't respond to gel the way other hair types do.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Under The Big Top
UniverSoul Circus provided free tickets to another blogger in exchange for a review for this event. She was unable to attend, so I went in her place. These thoughts are totally my own, unpaid and honest. Just Mi!
Imagine my surprise when I was invited to a night of fun at the UniverSoul Circus the night before I was leaving town for the holiday weekend. I had the night planned full of activities to prepare myself to get on the road, but I'd always wanted to go to this circus, so I jumped at the chance.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Creme Of Nature Pure-Licious Co-Wash Product ReviewI recently did a product review for the first cowash product I tried. I don't know what I expected but I'd heard so much about that particular product that I couldn't resist.
I've always shampooed my hair about every two weeks. Now that I think about it, that may be a part of why I think my hair is always dry! I don't have a staple shampoo but I think I may have found one with the ORS shampoo I tried recently. I shampoo so often because of product build-up but after defining my hair type, I learned I don't need to pile on products AND that cowashing might be the way to go for my type of hair.
I know many naturalistas use conditioner to cowash but I guess brands are getting "hip to the game" because I've been seeing many products advertised as cowashes. I usually don't think twice about trying new products because they're new, but I'm still subscribed to curlBOX and they recently sent this product. I figured since I had it, why not try it...especially after that last attempt.
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