If you’re anything like me, I cannot stand the detangling session on Wash Day. So much so that sometimes I skip it altogether #judgeme #idc
But the other day while scrolling through the explore section on Instagram, I found @askproy. She’s beautiful and without a doubt, my new BFF in my head! 🙂 I began clicking through her photos and of course I had to take a peek at her blog, Steel Feather Lace Elephant. The blog is lively, adorable and full of natural hair info. I clicked on a post titled, Everything You Need to Know About Natural Hair and discovered a God Send!
The TANGLE TEEZER. When she mentioned it and its price I immediately (like told the bf to watch the kids, Ill be right back) ran out to Sally’s Beauty Suppy to purchase! It comes in a variety of colors but purple is my favorite so I chose this one!
The Results: PHENOMENAL! I no longer dread detangling my hair. With a little help from a detangling product this baby will glide straight through and help cut down the time. And the shape allows for it to fit perfectly in your palm for easy control.
I highly recommend every naturalista to purchase! Thank me later! 😊
If you are in located in the Northeast area of the US like I am, you understand that Mother Nature has not been to kind to us in the last couple of weeks. The up and down temperatures along with record breaking lows, ice and blizzards have left searching Timehop for sunny days and wondering if we’ll ever get back to that happy place again. Not only is this weather depressing to the psyche— It can also be depressing for our hair.
While it is very important to keep your hair moisturized in these harsh temperatures, you also want to give it a break every once in awhile. I have three protective styles that are fun, versatile and so I have heard are very easy to install on your own.
There are tons of YouTube videos and visuals floating around the internet on how to do these styles. They may take some time but since we’re all pretty much stuck in the house anyway— why not try these out!? Lol
The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2014 and took place tonight, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Everyone looked stunning per usual but I would like to point out the Naturalistas that were spotted working the carpet. These two women are never shy about rocking their hair all natural in front of and off the camera.
Did these ladies work it or what!?
A couple of months ago while browsing my Instagram Feed, I came across Homegrown Naturals of CT’s page. In addition to pictures of beautiful women sporting beautiful textures, I noticed that she was in fact sending out free samples of an all natural hot oil treatment. Being the product junkie that I am and not to mention I have a hard time retaining moisture because of my thick strands, I contacted Daliah and she was all too happy to send me a sample!
Not even a week had passed when I came home to find a cute little package stuffed in my mailbox! I tore that package open so fast and sat it on my dresser because I was definitely not going to forget to include it in my morning regimen. I love a good scalp massage on the daily and this oil quickly became my number one pick! This hot oil treatment has 5 different oils, 3 essential oils, and 3 herbs. These oils and herbs are penetrating to the hair follicle and promote growth. The ingredients include: castor oil, olive oil, safflower oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil, lavender flowers, rosemary leaves, and chamomile flowers.
Every morning I spray my hair with my trusty spritz bottle of water, apply a generous amount of the herb infused oil to the tips of fingers and massage it into my scalp for about five minutes. Research has shown that massaging your scalp daily can promote hair growth and I am all for that! Before using this oil I have to tell you guys that my scalp was always extremely dry.. Like flaky dry. If i shook my head too fast, snow would fall sometimes. This particular oil definitely helped that to the point where I have minimal to no flaking AT ALL! The oil has a slight but not overpowering scent and it tingles a bit once it touches your scalp. I am sad to say that I am all of it but I will definitely be ordering more soon!
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Sooo much has happened since my last post. Its almost impossible to know exactly where I should begin lol
First things first I would like to say hello to all of my new followers.. I see yall! 🙂 Dont be too shy to comment. I love the feedback!
Second, I gave birth to my a beautiful healthy baby boy in January!
Did I go all natural like I contemplated in a previous post? HELL NO! Once those contractions I quickly and
very aggressively very nicely asked to have that big long needle stuck in my back. No shame here! 😊
So on top of being a mommy to a very curious six year old and now a one month old– I am very exhausted and BLESSED but I have not had time to post. Have I been itching to get back? Of course! I have so much new content to share and a revamp is coming for the blog site. Im so excited to share these things with you in the near future!
Ive been there. Im probably in that place now. Ok. For certain Im in that place now. Ive mastered the art of keeping my hair moisturized and have perfected my sleep regimen. I have an abundance of products- some of which I have not opened. Ive tried every style in my now a little bit longer than an TWA fro and yet Im still bored!
For the past week Ive been rocking a twist out and figured that I would just let my hair do what it wants to do. And guess what? Its working! Who says that you have to style it everyday. I dont have time for it. I have teetered on the line of maybe getting it chopped into a tapered cut. But on the other hand- I want to get braids again.
All in all, Im figuring on just letting my hair does what it wants to do. Low manipulation, twist outs, water and oil. Thats it. Not to mention these prenatal vitamins are without a doubt aiding in the growth process!
While searching on YouTube, I found a cute tutorial on some easy styles for short natural hair (since Ive passed the TWA stage-Yipee!)
Check it out Below:
Guess what!? Im am expecting!!! Super excited and blessed to be becoming a Mommy once again! Unlike, my first pregnancy where I wanted to feel as little to no pain as possible AND get it over with as quickly as possible— Ive been toying with the idea this time to go ALL NATURAL. Crazy, huh?
Some may ask why put myself through that pain? Do you understand what it was like the first time? You MUST be crazy! But in all actuality I cannot remember half of what went down the first time around. It was all a blur. I received an epidural. The nurse had to stick me three times before finding the right spot. And each of these sticks/pricks contained meds!
I was so doped that the process seemed quick, easy and painless (not quite but compared to others–i just felt a bunch of pressure) when in all actuality, I was in labor shy of 24 hours. Going in and out of sleep to finally be rushed to the OR for an emergency c-section. I met my son with tear filled eyes after he was ripped out of my lower half and placed in front of my eyes before i dozed off again (keep calm-my mother never took her eyes off of him) and woke up in a cold, dark room which they called “recovery.” I cant even remember if the reason for the c-section was because he couldnt fit through my pelvis or because of the fact that I had just been in labor too long and was not fully dilated– See what I mean? I have alot of unanswered questions and I really wish that my time in labor, I could have been more alert.
During my most recent prenatal visit, my doctor informed me that my baby is breech. Yikes. However since I am only in my 29th week of pregnancy, there is still time for him to turn around. This may complicate things a bit more considering I am leaning towards the idea of a natural birth. Also coming into play is the fact that after you have a c-section, it can be difficult but not impossible to deliver vaginally.
Have any of you moms out there had a successful vaginal delivery after a c-section? What are some thoughts on natural birth versus epidurals etc?
SO its been a year now since I took the leap and did my BIG CHOP!! AHHHHHHHH! I still remember back to that day. Even though I would like to forget sometimes that it ever happened- it did and it changed me forever. This year has been and up and down and sometimes stagnant roller coaster ride for me on a physical and mental basis. I have learned so much about my hair and most importantly- MYSELF.
Needless to say, I have not been very active on here or any other social media sites. Ive totally fell off with updating but lets just say that Ive gotten a bit of motivation in the past few weeks and IM BACK. And Im back with a totally different vision and direction for this site. Please stay tuned for a major revamp and maybe even a name change in the very near future. Ive come to the conclusion that life is way too short to not do what you want. There is no certain niche that you have to stay in. No lane- Pave your own. And thats exactly what I intend to do.
In the meantime, I am going to continue blogging, reblogging, FB’ing (yea…that) and IG’ing (and that..) about everything Pretty and Natural. Whether the changes are subtle or suddenly, Im hoping that each of you (yes I still see the steady stream of visitors each day- THANK YOU!) stick along for this ride.
Until next time,