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Saturday was the final day of the box braids, ii missed my hair…badly.
What I did…
- removed the box braids
- spritz hair with water
- twisted using Olive Oil Curlying Pudding
- sealed with coconut oil
(this was all done between the hours of 4:30am – 8:00am, -_-)
Jordynn had dance practice at 10:00 am so mommy had to pin the twist up so she didn’t look so rough while hanging with the dance moms. lol
Viola! The BEST twist out of my life right here folks! I was so geeked because my hair was hanging down and not up. Life changer I promise you.
I decided to switch up the pattern a little bit on Sunday. I braided my hair instead of twisting it..using the same products listed above, and Bam a very fluffy braidout!
thanks to my chica Danielle, Jor and ii were able to try out the infamous curlformers this weekend. ok my hair didn’t like them to much (sorry no pics)…now Jor’s hair on the other hand loved them, well the first day. ok let me explain.
ii tried the curl formers on my hair thursday night but because my hair is uber thick it was super hard to pull my hair through the rollers and of course my hair wasn’t dry when it was time for me to head to work on friday. but ii didn’t become anti-curl formers tho..ii decided to try them out on Jor’s hair friday night. what ii did…
- removed her mini twist
- lightly spritz’d with water
- detangled with shower comb and tangle teezer
- applied olive oil curl pudding to each section for moisture
- sealed with coconut oil
saturday morning when ii removed the curl formers we both were in love with the curls. they were so shiny and bouncy. she was whipping her hair back and forth, literally.
but after her ballet/tap practice it was nap time. so ii put on her satin bonnet and showed her the “cute way” to sleep so she wouldn’t flatten the curls in the back. ii thought we had a really good plan, lol.
but chiillleee when my baby girl got up those curls were history, as in a has been. *shrug* oh well they were great while they lasted. so sunday ii found myself putting ponytails in her hair, mini twist are going back in sometime this week.
so monday night it was time to go back to what ii love. protective styling. ii placed about 10 chunky two strand twist all over my head, using water to moisturize and melted shea butter to seal. ii didn’t pin the twist up that night, ii just threw my bonnet on and went night night.
the next morning, ii grabbed my bobby pins and started pinning twist up. ii usually don’t have a vision when ii do updos ii kinda just play it by ear. sorry ii dnt have any pics of the back, its kinda hard to take a pic at that angle lol.
ii wore the twisted updo for 2 days and today ii let her loose. this morning ii just untwisted my two strand twist and placed a flat two strand twist on the left side and a small pomp on the right side.
Yaya’s Fierce Natural Updo-
For a lush spiraled updo like the one Yaya Dacosta wore at the premiere of “Iron Lady,” simply pin up your spiral curled or naturally curly hair in the back and let the hair fall loose in the crown and front. Gently separate and finger fluff curls to create fullness and height.
Taraji’s Sweet and Chic Side Bun-
For a sophisticated style like the one Taraji P. Henson wore to this year’s Emmy Awards, create a side part and gather loosely curled hair into a low ponytail right behind either ear. Grab small sections from the pony and pin each piece into a slightly messy chignon. Add a shine serum to the edges to prevent flyaways on your fun night out!
*check out the other perfect party hairstyles at Essence.com*
via Bennii Blast
Over the last few months I have noticed that while I have been transitioning, someone else has been transitioning with me. When my S.O and I are out somewhere, he’ll point out anyone that appears to have natural hair and make sure I have seen their luscious kinks and curls. There are also times when he points out a really bad weave and does not even attempt to hide how he feels about it.
Effectively, he is trying to remind me of my goal and the past I do not wish to revisit, of which I am grateful for. He asks many questions regarding my hair and the benefits of natural products, such as coconut oil, and genuinely seems interested in learning the ins and outs of natural hair. There was also a point where he suggested growing his hair with me and big chopping at the same time, but after I decided I wanted to wait it out a little while longer, he plans to cut sooner. The point is – he’s trying.
It has benefited me greatly having someone to unleash my hair rants to, or bore with information about how great a product is and not judge me in any way for it. As great as all the blogs and YouTube channels are, it is always a bonus to have someone who knows you personally jumping through the hoops with you, whether it is a relative or a close friend.
Do you have a transitioning buddy?