Monday, July 16, 2012

Newly Natural

It's been awhile since I've posted.  I have been so busy learning this new head of hair, of mine.  I decided to create a video slide of my hair journey from relaxed to newly natural.  My YouTube channel is HairAndMoreISH. Subscribe! I have more videos to come.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Big Chop

     Yes, the title is correct. I - BIG - CHOPPED.  But it was so unintentional.  Here's what happened:  I took my braids out. Applied conditioner to my hair first, then detangled.  Instead of washing my hair thick ol' transitioning hair in a downward motion, I used all 10 fingertips & massaged my scalp & washed my hair in every which way I wanted to.  I was washing my hair as if  I had a fresh relaxer!  I didn't catch my wrong doing until after I finished shampooing & couldn't understand why my hair was all tangled- then it hit me!  At this point, I was sleepy & my arms were tired. So I cut & hacked my way through the tangles with a pair of shears.  The right side of my head, in the very front was completely chopped down to the natural hair.  I lost good sleep that night..

     The next morning, I woke up & cut to the point of no turning back.  I figured that I was going natural anyway & I didn't plan on being a long term transitioner either.  I went to a hair salon to for them to finish the job for me to all the relaxed ends completely off.  I also got a wash, deep condition & coil style.  I'm not feeling the coil style.  It's not me. Fortunately, I purchased a wig that I really like & will feel comfortable in.  I'll wear the wig to work & my own hair when I'm out with my boyfriend.  He loves my hair like this.  The brother keeps suggesting me to get dreadlocks.  It's too funny.  Anyway, my hair picks are below.  Go easy on me. :-)

On my way to the salon, to get the rest of the relaxed ends off.
All done now. Not feeling it but hey...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Transition Do: Box Braids

     I'm currently 17 weeks post relaxer.  And for the past month, I've been wearing my hair in box braids.  Even though I miss touching my real hair, I really enjoy my braids.  Getting ready takes no time now.  I've washed my braids on two occasions using Shea Moisture shampoo and applied a leave in conditioner afterward.  I feel like a creamy conditioner would be too heavy & possibly leave a residue, so I've opted to go the watery leave in route instead.  Every other day or when my hair feels dry, I spray it with water and seal with extra virgin coconut oil.  My only challenge are my edges.  My boyfriend calls them Beedeebee's. They curl up & feel very dry, crispy, crunchy, you get my point.  Right now, my only solution has been to spray my edges with water then apply Nature's Brew Hair Butter to them. The Nature's Brew has made a difference for the better.  Before that, I was alternating between castor oil & coconut oil which didn't do much to soften my edges.  Below are some photos of my braids.   

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Yes, yes I have been away for quite some time & the break has been intentional.  I decided to take a hair hiatus, as I like to call it.  I felt myself becoming overly obsessed with my hair- again.  So, I had to take  50 steps back. That included staying away from blogging, reading other blog posts, purchasing hair products & anything else that I needed to take a hair time out on.  

A few posts back, I decided that I was going to go back to the salon & refrain from doing my hair at home.  I went to the salon for one visit.  But since then, I've been utilizing the DIY method.  I'm currently 14 weeks post relaxer & ready to big chop already, lol.  But seriously, I'm not scared of cutting my hair off & that's probably because I'm scissor happy anyway.  Will I be comfortable with my twa?  I doubt it.  I will just wear a wig whenever that time comes.  For the time being, I have my hair braided in medium size box braids.  I went to an African braider this past Thursday.  The last time I had braids was maybe in the 5th grade.  I opted for braids to give my hair the break that it needs.  I will post some pics of my roller sets, new growth & my braids tomorrow.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The "T" Word

I've decided to try to transition from relaxed to natural hair.  Let's see how this goes...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Honey Hair Company U Part

This evening, I made a purchase from Honey Hair Company.  For quite sometime now, I've been thinking about & surfing the web for human hair half wigs and even a front laces.  This morning, I logged onto YouTube & watched a video that inspired me.  The young lady's hair wasn't long but it was super duper healthy and that's what I'm all about on my personal hair journey.  She went on to say how she had stuck to the hair products that work for her and mainly covering her hair by utilizing her U Part wig.  I have always liked U Part wigs. But I do not have the skills nor patience to make my own.  Anyway, watching her video really got my mind stirring.  She inspired me even more than I already was, to elevate the health of my hair. 

I began thinking about a U Part wig & what hair would I purchase an& who makes them an& how much should I spend. Blah, blah, blah!!!  Okay, so I'm surfing YouTube again and then it hits me.  My girl Renee304, the one and only honey along with her Honey Hair Company.  On her YouTube page, she has a video showing how she washes her Honey Hair U Part.  Then once it was dry, she installed it. After viewing the video, I WAS SOLD!!! I purchased 3 bundles of hair which includes a complimentary U Part.  If I would've sent her another brand of hair, the cost for a U Part is $75.  Hopefully, my Honey Hair U Part gets to me before my trip to Florida at the end of this month. :-) 

Link to Chelseb06 video:

My Poo Cracks A Hair Joke!!

Here's the set up:  Earlier today I was apprehensive to tell my poo about a hair extensions purchase I made.  Mainly, because I spend a lot of money on hair products, salon appointments, weave, styling tools and pretty much anything else hair related.  Not only that, I have been known to spend hours and hours at a time watching hair videos on YouTube & surfing hair websites from my lap top.  Most nights, I fall asleep watching hair videos from my cellphone while in bed.  I know, I know I got it bad. But trust me, I have gotten WAY WAY WAY better.

So anyway there he and I were, sitting in our living room.  I was prepping myself to spill the beans.  I started off by saying, " Babe, I have a confession to make."  He goes, "what?" Then I proceed to tell him I decided to buy some extensions.  So you know what came out of his mouth next right?  "How much?"  All I could do was sit there, with this silly grin on my face.  Here's the funny part, or so at least I though it was. I guess you had to be there, LOL.  He sits next to me then spoke in this serious tone.  "You are way out of control. This is really bad.  At first, you were on hair journey. But now you're on a hair mission."  As soon as he said, "mission." I busted out laughing!