Friday, December 30, 2011

Year end hair growth update video

Hey ya'll! I hope that everyone is enjoying the the day before the last day of the year! This year went by so fast, I can't believe it!

Well, I just created a video of my hair growth progress for this year.  Despite not trimming often and breaking 10,000 other "Natural Hair Commandments," I think I made decent progress.  In the near future, I will be creating a 2012 Winter regimen video to let you all know what I plan to do with my hair this winter.  Alright ya'll, have a safe and blessed New Year's Eve and Day!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Big Ole Chunky Twist Out

on a cool winter day.  Hey ya'll! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Today I rocked a twist out after I took down some fugly twists I wore for a day.

I wore twists for about 10 days, took them down on Christmas day, put some more big ones in two days ago and took them down today.

rocking purple lipstick since 1998! What you know about that Bonnebell

To re-twist my hair for this twist out I am now currently rocking, I just spritzed it down with a little water mixed with aloe vera juice. 

My twist out feels super soft too!

I plan to re-twist my hair again tonight, maybe experiment with a bantu knot or two to see how it will turn out, and rock another twist out tomorrow.  After that, I will put my hair back into another protective hairstyle.

Whelp, that's all I have for now ya'll.  If I don't talk to you all again before the 31st ya'll have a safe and blessed New Year's Eve! 


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two Days and Some Change

to take my braids out!!!  I put in a set of box braids (sorry, no pics) and wore them for a total (are you ready?) of 4.5 weeks!!

I planned on wearing them a full 5 weeks but I couldn't take it anymore and had to call it quits.

Good News: 

My hair grew.

December 2011

Bad News:

My hair broke the heck off! Breakage hasn't been an issue for me since God knows when, with the exception of my edges which are weak permanently do to relaxer damage.  But I was weak when I started to notice 4-5 strands of hair all around 1/2 inch long in sections.

Urgh! My edges have never looked this bad!!!

I know hair goes through a growth cycle and a 1/2 inch long hair could be a new hair growing in under any other circumstance, but I know it is breakage because of how many there are.

Why do I believe that this happened? Because of tension.  I didn't braid too tight (I wasn't in pain from the braids), whoever, the tension of the braids was enough to jack up my hair anyway.  What ticks me off is that I worry about the ends, and then my hair breaks off at the roots! I mean really! Can't win for losing.

Busted and disgusted hairline

No use crying over spilled milk ya'll. All I can do is to learn from this setback.  Unfortunately, setbacks are apart of the process of learning your hair.  Unfortunately.  That's why I always say that if you are new to the natural hair game, it is okay if you stumble or don't get it right on your first try.  How many things in life did you succeed at on your first try?  Not many probably.

All I know is, I will never do another set of small box braids, and I will keep a close watch on my hair for the next four months and monitor the health of my hair and report back to you all.  Alright ya'll, I'm out.


PS-I'm still hot though. No lie.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fro to Fro with Victoria of!

Tell us your name and where you are from 
 My name is Victoria and I am from Cleveland, Ohio but I am pursing a degree in Journalism in Indiana.

How long have you been natural?
                                                                                                                                         I have officially been natural for 5 months and am a little past collarbone length. I transitioned for 14 months before doing the big chop in July 2011.

What is your favorite part about being natural?      

                                                                                                                                         I love feeling free! I do not have to try to be someone I am not because what you see is what you get. I am embracing what I was given and my culture. I have friends who wear their hair relaxed and they constantly seem stressed about the appearance of their hair, which is unnecessary. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                 What is your current regimen?     
                                                                                                                                                I wash my hair every 2 weeks cowashing with Aussie Moist and then using a shampoo once a month. From there I deep condition every time with Aussie Moist and Shea Moisture Deep Treatment masque. I’ll usually wear my hair in twist for a while and then do a twist out. I use coconut oil on my scalp and olive oil on my actual hair.  


What is your all-time favorite hairstyle? 
Twist and twist out. I also like puffs!

Finish this sentence: if my hair could talk....
 It was scream “OMG, I’m growing, I’m growing..yes!”

Do you have any hair goals?
I just want to maintain healthy hair. Eventually that would bring growth. One of my biggest goals pertaining to hair is to share my story with others. I want to be someone who people can relate to.

                                                                                                                                          Which is more important to you, long hair or healthy hair and why?        
                                                                                                                              Healthy hair. I feel as if length comes with healthy hair. Length is something that I’ve always had but now I actually like my shorter hair. I see no importance in having long straggly ends that are unhealthy.   


Now, where can we find more pictures of your gorgeous natural hair? 

Thank you so much for doing this interview.  Is there anything else you want to add?

Being natural is a beautiful thing. The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Your girl is on!!!!

Sorry for the looooong hiatus ya'll, I promise to give you some updates soon (my hairstyles have been pretty boring). But, but, but- I just wanted to stop in to let you all know I am the Style Icon on Black Girl with Long Hair (check it out here)! *does the cabbage patch*

I want to thank Meosha again for featuring me! You are the girl!

If you get a moment, don't forget to run over there and check it out! I gave a few tips for retaining length and I also revealed one of the biggest mistakes I made as a natural. So, if you are interested, go over there to BGLH and check out the feature!

Promise to be back soon,



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