6 Month Update and Flat Iron (November 2014)

A few weeks ago I was bored and decided to get my hair straightened.  It just so happened to be my 6 month mark, so it was good for a length check also.  I went to Wal-Mart and saw a black girl with natural hair, so I figured that she would be able to straighten my hair well.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.

After washing my hair, she proceeded to put me under the hooded dryer to have my hair dry.  With my tightly coiled hair, I knew this was a recipe for disaster and asked her to blow dry my hair instead.  She did, but I wasn’t really satisfied with her process.  I had to direct her on how to straighten my hair and she was the stylist!

I asked for a trim also and of course she gave me a cut.  When I left there, I felt like an old aunt or grandma.  I was definitely not pleased.

I kept it straightened for a few days.  I bought some small rollers from Sally’s so I wouldn’t have to put heat on it daily.  My bangs are pretty short, so I twisted the front and this is how I wore it.

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When I washed my hair, all my curls came back with no problem.  I used the Keracare Hydrating Shampoo and the Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner.  I used that conditioner because it us full of protein and I always like to infuse protein back in my hair after using lots of heat because it helps my curls come back.  My hair was super soft afterwards and I was happy with my hair again.

falling in love with my twa!

I truly have.  I didn’t feel this way the first time I went natural.  I don’t know if it is due to watching you tube and appreciating my hair more or what, but I’m digging this hair!

My texture is very strange…spongy in the front, slightly more loose curls in the crown, very loose curls in my kitchen, and tight corkscrews and curls everywhere else.

And if you are one of the ones that think your hair is too nappy to go natural…YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR TRUE TEXTURE UNTIL YOU CHOP IT OFF!  The parts of my hair that were the “nappiest” when I was relaxed, are the places with my looser curls.

Every morning when I look in the mirror, I feel so free and BEAUTIFUL!!!  And although I’m rocking a twa, I think I see hair growth.  I didn’t do length shots on the day of my BC, but I did this month and I will do comparisons in May when it will be three months after the BC.

loving my twa!

2nd BC Reveal

So this past weekend I have been really feeling myself.  So much so that I did not even bother to wear my wig – except on a date.

I woke up this morning really dreading putting on my wig.  Then it came to me that I did not have to wear it.  I felt that as long as I thought it was cute was all that mattered.

Below are some weekend pics of my hair.  The white stuff is a combination of gel and leave-in conditioner.

All is good now!