Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I found my Eco Syler Gel

I am so stoked because I found the gel I'd been looking for and it was right under my nose at the local beauty supply store. Not even a mile up the street from where I live. It worked wonders, and I also went through a bottle of biotin so I had to purchase another one. I actually am not a big fan of taking vitamins, but with this vitamin I noticed results after about a month in a half so I am sold.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On The Hunt!

I am desperately trying to find this most coveted gel, Eco Styler Gel. Natural websites, and naturals all over youtube have rave reviews about this product and its ability to define curls, and I have not been able to find it here in my city. I am going on the prowl this weekend and hopefully will have some luck. I tried Walgreens, but to no avail. Fingers are crossed.... wish me luck.

Past My Ears, Please!!!

I don't know if it is mental or not, but e'ry time I get a damn trim it seems as if I got a major hair cut. I know daggone well I didn't cut that much off my ends. My hair is not like it was last week, and I am sad!!!! I want my hair to sprout out of my scalp like bean sprouts!!!!!! This is extremely frustrating, and I have never been disappointed in my hair at all. I have just embraced it, but the nappy truth is, I need a solution. I watch youtube videos of women after their first year, and it is comparison to a person who has been growing their hair for years. I am not looking for hair to flow down my back just past my ears.... GROW PLEASE & Thank you!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Trimmed, dusted, clipped whatever!

Saturday, I bit the bullet and went ahead and clipped my ends. It was not a major difference, just a snippet. Either way, I think it's better for my hair if I keep my ends in top notch shape. After all, my goal is growth retention and just like Malcolm X says, "By Any Means Necessary." I am willing to do what it takes to have at least three more inches of hair by December. I washed with Frutis Garnier adding baking soda as a clarifier & also deep conditioned with egg & mayo. I rinsed with cold water moisturized with a mix of shea butter and aloe and then I defined my curls with aloe vera gel. I am currently in search of the coveted Eco Styler Gel.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beloved Frohawk

I have always coveted this style on others, and am so glad that I am able to do a mini hawk. I have been so bad to my hair these few days. It seems when my boyfriend is staying over, I forget all sense of being, LOL!!! I got it bad and I know it... anyway, I am sorry hair, LOVE YOU!!!!!


I conditioned with egg on Saturday and my hair is so shiny!!!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

nappy chameleon

The following hairstyles are not months apart but rather a day apart from each other, Saturday- Wash n GO (shrunken) Sunday- Fro and Monday- twist out.

By looking at the first picture, one would think I did a big chop, but it is simply washed with a little oil rubbed through it. The following day I felt liberated and wanted to wear my fro! Boy did I turn heads and cause a bit of curiosity. I had gone in to Wal-Mart the day before with my very shrunken fro and the following day I had to go back to Wal-Mart, yeah I know, I have no life..... but this time I was rocking the fro. Ironically, the same guy checked me out the day before. The lady behind me was just in awe of my hair and the guy at the check out was like that is not her hair!!! I had to allow this negro to do a scalp check. He was just like man, that is neat, how did you get your hair to do that. I told him that was the beauty in our hair. It simply can do whatever we want it to do. It got me to thinking about WHY women relax their hair versus keeping it natural. Yes, it is a choice, but the choice doesn't make sense to me. By being natural I can simply wear it in its natural state, I can fro it, I can straighten it if I choose to, I can do twist outs, braid outs, coils, coil outs, fro-hawks, flat twists and a myriad of other styles. To me, you minimize your choices when you relax your hair It will only be straight unless you get a weave! Why not keep it nappy and be that chameleon that keeps folks wondering how did you do that?!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Recent Pics

Slow progress, but progress nonetheless!

Okay, so I blew my hair out this morning on low heat of course, and I was shocked and in awe myself of the growth. One of my co-workers said that she loved it and how big it was getting... She is one of those white girls who wished she was black and had a fro! Dontcha just love that :) Anyway, I am going on my trip the Whole Food Market today to get some much needed products for my hair!!! I love it and love that even though I have slacked on my routine, my hair is still on the grow.