Now a big part of retaining the length and health of my hair is keeping it well moisturized. Before (and after) each protective style, I like to give myself a nice hot oil and/or deep conditioning treatment. I lucked up and found some of my favorite essential oils at a great price and I jumped on the deal. I paid about $1.25 for each tube and I saw them for $
3.29 at beauty supply store in my neighborhood. Can you say STEAL! Anyhow, I got every one they had to offer and some.
The Solution: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Argon Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Cocoa butter Oil.
The Process: Lightly wet hair, Saturate in The Solution, Cover in Gold shower cap, Blow dry on Low/Medium Setting for about 10-15 mins, Let sit for 45 mins.
After: Wash and Style as usual
Stand to your feet & put your hands together because, the DIVAS have offically arrived!!!
Meet DEVONIQUE M.
UC Berkeley Alumni
“Seeing Older Black women with locks give me strength because their persona is one of many powerful representations of Black people”
I have been natural since 2008 which makes 5 years now in 2013. My decision was due to research of African Americans and status as a Black student at UC Berkeley. After learning the history of the racial undertones that prompted Black women to straighten their hair, it made me think twice about promoting the idea. Since it was already short (
though processed) I cut all the perm out and decided to proceed naturally.
I currently have locs, in which the texture has changed in the locking process. I have been growing for three years now, and they lay on my shoulders. My daily routine doesn’t consist of much but wrapping my hair with a head scarf. I personally like the low maintenance, thus styling is not done often. The product that I use the most is Shea butter, it has done me well.
Seeing Older Black women with locs give me strength because their persona is one of many powerful representations of Black people. My choice of hairstyle is “however it falls”, although sometimes Bantu knots surface. Long term plans are still undecided, but for now I embrace the growth and change. What I have come to love most about wearing natural hair is the Natural Beauty, money that I save in hair care, thus the the time.
I love the process of natural hair that I have experienced with myself and others. At times it made me stand out in ways that made me uncomfortable, but it has made me who I am and love it more. One word of advice: Tune into how your natural hair makes you happy, how it makes you beautiful, and more in tune with your body in different ways. It is a nice experience.
Ain’t No Fun Otherwise Right!
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(I claim no rights to the above photo)
First: Thank You to each and every person near or far who has been to this page. Whether I invited you or you just happend to stumble upon this little piece of Dary, I’m glad you came!! Please have a seat, enjoy the view, bring some friends & most importantly Be Inspired!!
Speaking of friends , I have invited a few of my “bonita amigas” to help me inspire the masses!!
** rolling out red carpets , stocking dressing room mini bar , calling paparazzi , shirtless beefy waiters , bubbly on ice**
The Divas Are Coming!!
That moment when your searching Youtube for you next protective style idea & BAM! You seen it , saw it , wanted it , needed it , just had to have IT!
You hit the beauty supply store with the “eye of the tiger”. Hair bands
check , bobby pins check , EcoStyler, lashes , lipstick: check check & check etc.
You rush home , run the bathroom (loot in hand)! You proceed to GO. TO. WORK. and ………..
S U C C E S S!!!
(left , right & front)
faux twisted bun
Not only did you do it, you did it damn good!
Wanna see something scary?????
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!! THIN LIMP HAIR!
Lol , I’m just kidding but those thin, limp , dyed , fried , frayed ends are by far the scariest thing I’ve seen all year. This is Me , pre-Big Chop!! About 6 months before I decided to take that huge step into Natural Fabulosity! I had pretty good length and I can’t lie I loooooved that golden blond bang (bangbang) but as you can see …. it was a pure mess! The shedding was rediculous, the thickness was non-exsistant & moisture went AWOL to say the least. Between the
creamy crack & my flatiron there was some vicious love triangle going on that I had to put to an end & fast! So…….. I BIGCHOP’d & ****wahlah**** almost like magic ….. I’m on my way back , full & in effect!!!
Wow! ITS OCTOBER 2013 .. this year is just flying by & since my last post I’ve been busy taking care of work & home. So while my hair has been doing what it does (getting all long&pretty) I’ve been doin what I can to help it along the way a little bit.
So I figured out a few things about my hair & what it likes ..
* Garnier Fructis EVERYTHING: shampoo, conditioners, mousse, friz control etc. , it all works well together & my hair doesn’t feel heavy. It doesn’t cost much & you can find it at any convienant/beauty supply store.
* LOC Method: Now I’m not sure if its the LCO or if the ‘L’ stands for liquid or leave-in, so I just do it the simplest way I can…. Liquid – I rinse my hair in lukewarm water after I shampoo, condition & detangle my hair (no combs); Oil – Pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Cream – Leave-In Conditioner
* No Heat: Cut the
blow dryer, flat irons , pressing combs off and out of my life (for now!)
* Protective Styling: Protective & low manipulation hair styles. I love cap weaves, havana twist, wash&gos & long braids. All styles are easy to do at home & youtube can & will change your life!
* WATER WATER WATER & more WATER: never deny your hair moisture!!!
. . . A N D T H E N T H E R E W A S G R O W T H !!!!
So. Here we have a little growth , lenght ,& much thicker! I didn’t think I would see these results this quick , I’m so glad that I bc’d. I wish I would’ve done it sooner!
Hello World !
Hey , im Dary & ima a “new natural” ! No seriously , I BC’d yesterday (2/3/2013) !!! & I must say it was refreshing & I giggle & grin everytime I look in the mirror ( how vein lol) !
Long story short : im inviting yu all to join me in watching my curly hair do its thing !
Last Perm : 9/2012
Trans : 4.5 months
Big Chop : 2/3/2013
I did it ! No weave , no perm , no color .. Just me & my twa 😉