Loc’d and Loaded…A New Natural Hair Journey

Hey Yinz Guys! It’s been a min since I’ve blogged…but you know how I be lol! So I have a lot to update you guys on, love…life…work…blah blah blah! But I think right now I’m going to blog about my new hair adventure. As you all may or may not know I cut my hair back in January of last year. I then celebrated my 1 Year Anniversary being a natural hair gal only a few months ago. All was fine and dandy, but as of recently my Rheumatoid Arthritis in which I have been suffering from for the past 5 years started to become such a pain in the ass, especially when it comes down to doing and taming my hair. So like 2 weeks ago while battling my hair(in which my hair won), I decided then that I had enough and that I was ready to start my “Loc Journey” with my hair. YES…I know that there is a certain stigma that is associated with dreadlocks/dreads/locs, especially in the work place, but so far everyone loves my new hair. Even the big boss committed on how much she loves it.

So yeah, I am just in LOVE with my hair. I even made a YouTube video about it. Yes I’m A Corn Ball lol!

So I hope to do more vlogs and blog posts documenting my loc journey…So stay tuned!

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My Natural Hair Journey…1 Year Anniversary

From January 2011 to February 2012...a little over one year later

So on January 24, 2012 I reached what I would call a some-what major milestone in my life. I celebrated 1 full year of having “Natural Hair”. Now I know for some that may not be a big deal…but for me it was definitely a reason to celebrate. You see for a long time I believed that only relaxed/straight hair worked for me. Every 2 weeks I was in a chair getting my hair chemically altered to be bone straight. Just the sight of my hairs natural texture could cost me to have a bad day or run and hide. I was also a fan of long straight weaves, you couldn’t tell me nothing on my 25th birthday when I had my long weave in lol!

Then at 25 with long weave & Now at 27 with my own natural hair

So when I decided to do the “Big Chop” January of last year I was extremely worried about how I would be precived…even tho I had put on a front that I didn’t care what people would think…I really did, especially when it came to the opposite sex. I haven’t aways been as confident with my looks as I am now, so doing something as dramatic as cutting off my hair was either going to make or break my whole persona of how I thought looked and who I was. And luckily it was for the better…like way WAY better lol.

My fro in all its glory

YES…I was 26 last year, and I know some of yinz may be thinking “Well damn…at 26 you still weren’t sure about who you were?” and the answer is…yes and no. 2011 was a really rough year for me…being unemployed and somewhat depressed had a lot to do with it…but this is not the post to discuss such things 🙂 so let’s move on…for now!

My First Updo

But now its one year later…my hair has grown like CRAZY and now that I have some length to it I have been trying all types of styles. I’m so proud of myself, so proud that I took a chance and stepped out of my own comfort zone and decided to make a change and try something new.
GO ME…GO ME!

Rockin' The Fro-Hawk

7 Months Natural…

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It’s 4:13am and I’m up cause I can’t sleep :/ So while while browsing my twitter TL I realized as of yesterday 8/24/2011 I have been rocking my natural hair for 7 months! So I just thought I would share this photo update from 1/24/2011 the day that I did the BIG CHOP and the photo I took yesterday with was exactly 7 months!

SN: Being able to blog from my iPhone brings me joy!

YouTube Tuesday…Hair Edition

So I know I have been doing A LOT of bloggig about my hair, and I said that I wasn’t going to bore anyone with hair talk for a while. But this past week I was in Philly visiting with my little sister and she was telling me that she was starting to feel unhappy with her hair. She was saying that she sometimes feels like she’s not as pretty or whatever as a lot of the girls she works with, because most of the girls she works with have long flowing hair weaves. Now if you know my sister, you know that this is just a phase…cause my sister is one of the most beautiful girls I know…and she knows it too. But just like most women, we go through a “I’m Ugly” moment.

Last Thursday my friend @missbrandii tweeted me a YouTube link and then today while I was blog suffering I came across a new blog called Black Girl In Russia, where she discusses going to school abroad and living in Russia while maintaining her natural hair. That’s where I came across a music video by Dead Prez called “The Beauty Within”. So I’m mainly doing this post to cheer up my sister, but it also was a little boost for me too. So I thought I would share it…and maybe it could be a boost for you as well!!!

The video is from FreshHonesty.com

Dead Prez “The Beauty Within” from kinetikcinematix on Vimeo.

So I Did It…

 

I know I’m super late with it…but on Monday January 24, 2011…I finally went and did the BIG CHOP! And man can I say that I’m in love with my hair. I feel like a totally different person now that my hair is gone…which is still takeing some time for me to get use to it! My mom came with me, and to be honest I think she had more of a ruff time with it then I did.

The crazy thing about it is that I feel like I now need a whole new wordrobe…is this normal? Like I feel like my old clothes don’t fit my current look any more. And now that I don’t have any hair to flat iron and curl…I need to find a worth candidate from all my hair appliances(which I love dearly…don’t judge me). So far I’m just co-washing it every couple of days, I still have yet to find a hair product that I absolutely LOVE. And because I really didn’t do any type of transitioning after not having a relaxer in my hair for a month…I still have some(tiny winnie bit) of relaxer left at the tips of my hair. And being that it’s coming on 3 weeks I think I’m an either go and get it trimmed or just cut it here at home.

But yeah…I did it \(^_^)/

Au Naturale…

YUP…I’M DOING IT!

So I’ve decided that I’m going to finally do it…I’m a finally get off the “Creamy Crack” aka hair relaxers. Now there is no DEEP reason for me doing so, I’m not trying to get back to my roots or discover who I am as a “Black Woman” (cause after going to an all white high school I figured that out pretty quick). I’m doing it for 2 simple reasons.

1.)    It’s cheaper

2.)    I want to try something different

THAT’S IT! Continue reading “Au Naturale…”