Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Isn't It Beautiful?"

Chocolynne at posted this video and I thought I would share it with you all!  I think the message is beautiful along with the images.  Kathleen Cleaver explains why black people wear their hair in an afro.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Growing Right on Along!

I'm still a little salty about my 2 inch setback in September, but I'll live:

This is why I suggest that if you are on a healthy hair journey, keep a picture diary so you can track your growth.  You don't have to straighten out your hair to do a length check.  All you need to do to track growth is compare your hair in the exact same hairstyle over the course of several months.  Notice if your hair is touching different body parts over time.   Was your twist once touching your eyebrow, now it is touching the tip of your nose?  Those little indicators let you know if your hair is growing or not. 

If you are on a healthy hair journey, are you keeping track of your growth?  If so what things have you been noticing lately? 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Flat Twists and Twists Again

It all started last Friday with this:

Then I caught the mofo flu!  I planned to study all weekend, go to a work party, and just be healthy but noooo I caught the flu.  I had a fever of around 102 for 3 days and I felt like complete crap.  I only had the flu once before, about 10 years ago and it was just as bad as I remembered.

Anyway, influenza or no influenza, I had to study and go to few classes (bad GG but blame college, they don't make it easy to miss!) when all I wanted to do was sleep.  And my birthday was on the 5th.  I can't be busted on my birthday!  There are laws against that!

So this is what I came up with on February 4th, some flat twists and twists:

  For the first time ever in my natural journey I used bobby pins.  I didn't like them at all at one time because the ball would fall off and the tip would get caught in my hair and damage it.  But I bought the Annie brand bobby pins, 100 for 1.29 at the local beauty supply store and the tips aren't going anywhere.  They pass my smooth test and they are very well made.  So now I am a big fan of bobby pins again!

So the key to having snag free bobby pins is to make sure they have the balls on the ends:

Do not use them ever if they do not have a ball on the end! 


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