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
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!
Hey , im back !! 😉 Today is Feb.13.2012 which marks 10 days since I BC’d. 1st week down & im am having a “Wicked Love Affair” with my little ‘fro lol.
Let me say that wearing your natural hair is like a badge of honor & you’d be surprise at who takes notice. For example : I live in the “hood” & I mean HOOD : dope boys/ dope fiends , prissy/ratchet girls & almost every female has a Brazilian/Remy 18-26inch weave or something like it. So imagine the horror of walkin out your door without your weave hair done up , rocking what appears to be a afro in 2013 & theres 30+ people outside looking at you crazy saying “OMG WHAT DID YU DO TO YOUR HAIR!” I put on my best face & a smile & told each one who asked why I cut it (thinning , damage) and to my surprise, I WASN’T shunned , laughed at or gawked , ever persons opinion sounded like music to my ears “looks good on yu Dary , OMG I didnt know your hair was so curly , its so soft , what did yu put in it , is it texturized , its gone be sooo long & grow so quick , its so thick & healthy looking etc” & my favorite from guys “its still long enough to be pulled!” I could go on but yu get it. I was shocked to say the least that my hair was not an ill topic , I was greeted with such awe & respect with my decision to BC.
Im glad I did it & although I will be braiding it soon (for work) im so proud of myself , proud of my strength as a black woman & individuality as a young woman. Im glad I was able to embrace myself as myself , no bells no whistles.
IG : @DLaLicious
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 😉