Friday, January 31, 2014

Another Anniversary (& A Miscalculation!)

First of all, let me say that I feel so bad!! I mistyped some info in one of my earlier posts this week that I thought was right at the time. I was going through some older posts and ran across this post from last year. So, let me clarify, I've been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for FIVE YEARS...not four! LOL. I definitely charge this one to my head because I've had a lot going on and getting these posts out every other day hasn't been an easy task. BUT!! My start date was in the post (January 25th, 2009) and nobody said anything!! So...I blame you guys for not pointing it out! :-) Just kidding. I keep forgetting it's 2014 because time is flying by just that fast! Look, it's already the last day of January for Pete's sake!

Now that that's settled.... Yesterday was my 2nd Naturalversary (and I made sure to calculate it right this time). I had my last relaxer on January 30th, 2012!!
  • I told my AWESOME story last year in Do You Know What Today Is?.
  • Recently, in my One Year Post BC post, I shared three pointers about my natural hair journey
  • And then in my Holiday Salon Visit post, I talked about some of the pot holes I've hit recently in regards to my hair, steps I hope to take to get back on track, and goals I hope to reach this year with my hair.
A few updates:
  1. I've decided to do length checks every other month instead of monthly this year and because of that I don't have a length check for you today.
  2. I still waiver back and forth about having to do my own hair. Some days I'm all for it, other days I'm not. I mentioned that I wanted a sew-in and now I'm not even sure if I still want to do that. I've had some extra time on my hands because of snow and administrative closings at work, so I've tried some different things with my hair during that time. Because those things turned out well, I'm encouraged...TODAY! Lol. I know this will soon fade as the time comes, again and again, to wash my hair or when I run out of things to try with my hair. If I decide to get the sew-in, I really want to have my hair covered for about 4 to 6 months. If that's the case, I need to get on the ball! I've got some decisions to make.
  3. I think I might be to the point where I'm ready to say cut all the split ends off and I'll just go from there. People do second big chops all the time. I'm not saying I'm going to go as far as doing a second big chop because I don't truly know how damaged my hair is. It's one thing for me to say cut it now...but once the hair is gone it's gone...and who's to say that cutting all the split ends will solve the problem? Cutting it may create even more split I'm still contemplating. Plus, my hair's in a shedding stage right now. It sheds so much it would probably mat under the sew-in...LOL...jk!
  4. Another reason I'm unsure about getting a sew-in is because I FINALLY signed up for the curlBOX. It's so exclusive now that there's a closed VIP list you have to get on to get the box. I just so happened to get encouraged about getting a box around the time they opened the list. These boxes will allow me to try some new items without paying an arm and a leg for it. I get my first box next month and I'm anxious and curious to try it out.
Am I happy with the progress I've made after two years, of course I am. I never thought I would go natural; it wasn't in the cards for me. I was looking at some old videos last night of my relaxed hair right before I went natural and it was soooooo thin! I'm very glad to have made the decision to work towards healthier hair. Two years is a long time and I'm grateful to have made it this far.

Could I be happier, of course. I miss my cosme and doing hair isn't one of those things that comes natural to me. I've never been "da bomb" at doing hair...whether it was on somebody else's head or my own. It's a lot of work, but I'm still committed and I will stay committed until I see the results I want to see!!

So, Happy 2 Year Naturalversary to me!!!


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It's the weekend, ENJOY!

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  1. 1st off, happy naturalversary! I love sew-ins, I've worn them off and on now for years even when my hair was permed. Lately, I've been wearing wigs to not have to deal with my hair. I like sew-ins better because the feel more secure. I'm a curlkit subscriber similar to curl box so you should have fun with that. I am still getting burned out on what to do with my hair, even with the days off from the snow, I still haven't touched it...maybe today will be the day lol!

  2. Happy Naturalversary. I have been natural since 2010 and I keep my hair short and tapered 'cause I cannot style hair. Thank God I had a son and not a daughter because I so suck at hair styling. This year I plan on a getting a wig to spice of things when I get tired of going for a haircut. Enjoy your hair. . . .

    1. First of all, thanks for the well wishes!! Secondly, I feel l it would help if my hair would just get to a decent enough length for me to be able to style it. I can't seem to get out of this in between stage...and it's holding me back!! I'm not a fancy "hair-doer". We'll see how this plays out. I know I just have to stick in there!!

  3. Happy Anniversary! I know you'll delay your sew in for sure since you have some new goodies to explore. While being snowed in I actually installed the marley twists in my hair. We'll see how that goes. (You can see a photo on my last post - The Snowy Day.) Wishing you all the best and have a great weekend!

  4. Yay! Congrats to you - your hair is BEAUTIFUL!


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