Where for art thou kink?

Monday, June 28, 2010

The First Lock

So I've been getting nervous about this whole "Going Natural" thing. I just feel like my hair has been through so much stress in the last five years. Finally it's growing stronger, then I feel like the transitioning is another stress on my hair. I know, I know excuses, excuses! So spur of the moment I decided to cut a lock of my hair to symbolize my commitment through my natural hair journey. Of course I have some pictures!



You can almost see what the curl pattern will really look like



Had to save it!

Styling Transitioning Hair for the Weekend (STH4W)

Hitting up the HardRock for drinks and dancing
06/16/2010








Sunday, June 20, 2010

My New Fave Hairstyle

4 months post...





4 Month Post Regimen

Sunday and Wednesday
Deep Conditioned
Co wash
Air Dry
Moisturize and seal
Style either braidout, twist out, bantu knot out, or pin up

Everyday
Revive my roots with Water/OliveOil/RosemaryOil mixture
Apply Wave Nouveau Lotion to my hair
Seal with a natural oil

Every 2 Sundays
Shampoo with a clarifyer
Deep Conditioned
Air Dry
Moisturize and seal
Style either braidout, twist out, bantu knot out, or pin up

Satin Bonnet is must!

As the months go by I will eventually co-wash my hair every other day

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thoughts on going natural and relaxed hair

I am 4 months post relaxer. I'm still happy with my decision to go natural, but I am nervous. I fear that i will damage and ruin my hair in the process. I try my best to keep my roots moisturized and my hair in protective styles. Let's be honest I don't always have the time. While going natural i hope to gain healthy hair, a different look, and a acceptance for my natural beauty. Yes I have only been relaxed for 5, 6 years but over the years, you forget about the natural beauty that you already had before the perms, weaves, etc.

What do I think about relaxed hair?
Relaxed hair is beautiful if you can keep it up and maintain a healthy regimen. I see nothing wrong if you decide that you would like to keep relaxing your hair. Personally the relaxer has ruined my hair in the begining. My hair was limp, lifeless and my ends look like kaka excuse my french. I haven't told many about something that happened to me during my last relaxer. The lady burned me so bad i had to wash out one side before she could even apply the relaxer to the other side. Now if that doesn't sound messed up enough, well here's what else that happened. I couldn't comb my hair for 2 weeks i swear because one side of my head the hair was so badly burned it looked like melted plastic, NO BUENO!

Fortunately with lots of research i turned my hair around completely. Now I'm just curious as to what i really look like. Hope you guys can help me on this journey to stay focus.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Favorite Products

Shampoo
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo
Burt Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar
BioSilk Thickening Shampoo

Conditioner
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner
BioSilk Thickening Conditioner
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner

Treatmeants
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayo
Homemade Hair Smoothies(post coming soon)
Aphogee 2 step

Oils(100% PURE)
Almond
Avacado
Grapeseed
Morocan
Grapefruit
Rosemary
Peppermint

Moisturizer
Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion

Body Wash/Soap
Say Yes to Cucumbers Shower Gel
Alaffia Red Palm & Shea Butter Body Soap

Body Moisturizer
Raw Shea Butter
Cantu Shea Butter Body Lotion
Oil of Olay Quench Foam Lotion

Lip Gloss
MAC Beaux
MAC Instant Gold

Mascara
Maybeline Lash Stiletto

Eyeliner
Makeup Forever Black

Perfume
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique
Burberry Weekend
Victoria Secret Very Sexy

Before After 6-8 months in between

BEFORE



my hair at its worst


















AFTER












Castor Oil got me this thickness, i swear by it.

Potective Styling


my favorite hat right now!


sorta my signature, i wear it often


i'll take a better pic next time i twisted it all back with a part down the middle



cute style, but i'll never do it again, my hair came out matted and i cried i looked like an abused animal, not cool! no bueno!


loose bun

Before Hairlista

The hair just wouldn't grow!











I have extensions on in this picture

REHAB


It's Sunday June 13th 2010 exactly 1:29pm. Today, I am exactly 3 months and 1 week clean. So it's still early! I have a long journey to travel before I can officially say I'm off the Krack, Kreamy Krack that is. I have been relaxed for the last 6 years and boy what a rollercoaster. My reason for perming is not like everyone else. My reason is slight different. I never really wanted to relax my hair. I always dreamed of growing my natural hair forever. Then through out high school I developed a interest in locks. I thought locks were awesome, but of course my mother thought differently. So fighting for months about my hair i decide to rebel and perm my hair. Of course in the beginning it was beautiful, long and thick. I'm thinking okay not bad i can do this. Then a year later i moved to Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University where i studied child development. Not having much time to take care of myself, my hair suffered. It started to thin and break and would never grow. So i cut 5 inches off to start over with fresh healthy ends. Still my hair was just O.K.! Early last year i decided i was fed up with my hair so I began my research to get my hair back. So after being on a healthy hair journey for five months my hair transformed amazingly. Thanks to online hair gurus and mainly a site called www.hairlista.com (awesome for all hair types, look for Sunshyne) So finally i learned how to take care my hair and entered the new year with thicker healthy ends.

Now that i know how to take care of my hair, I've decided its time i cross over back to the other side. Although i now have the knowledge to grow healthy relaxed hair, I miss my old hair. So i decided to blog my journey to help keep me on track to reunite me and my kinkx again, who knows maybe I'll relax again maybe i won't!

Pic above: 3 day old braid out + didnt sleep with a satin bonnet = bad hair day