Women Of Color Calender

I got an offer to be in The women of color calender, a small annual project in Columbus Ohio. I was nervous, but I decided to give it a try.

The night before, I had told one of my friends I was going to be in a women of color calender, and she told me that I wasn’t a woman of color, but one with color, implying that I was a dark skinned woman with a “white girl personality” which I took to offense…*sighs* I just wish racial stereotypes would die already!
This on is my personal favorites!(:

 Somewhere during the photoshoot, the photographer had me sit on the grass…by the end of the shoot, my thighs and arms had broken out in hives 😦

 I sure had a lot of fun though, and the park was so beautiful!
It was really windy and sunny, but my hair was good to me, thanks to Eco Styler and bobby pins!

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil Challenge: Growing 4" of hair in 6 months

My hair is 3 to 3-1/2 inches long in this picture, about ear length. My goal is to grow 4 inches of hair in the next six months using Jamaican black Castor oil only. I will stop using any vitamin supplements that I am currently taking, including biotin.  I will start the challenge today and end it on January 18th, at which point I will be able to put my hair in a bun. I will also braid my hair as a protective style.
My new routine will be as follow:
  1. Apply Jamaican black Castor oil on my scalp 3 times a week.
  2. Do a hot oil treatment every month using Jamaican black Castor oil.
  3. Pre-poo my hair with a mixture of Jamaican black Castor oil, honey, and egg yolk once a week.
  4. Massage my scalp every night with Jamaican black Castor oil for 5 minutes.
  5. Seal my ends with a mixture of Shea butter and  Jamaican black Castor oil every night, and after each wash.
My hair should be 7″  long by the time the challenge is over. I will check the length with you guys. I will be taking a lot of pictures. Our hair grow 1/2 an inch a month on average, it is time to find out if Jamaican black Castor oil speeds up the growth.

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil Challenge: Growing 4" of hair in 6 months

My hair is 3 to 3-1/2 inches long in this picture, about ear length. My goal is to grow 4 inches of hair in the next six months using Jamaican black Castor oil only. I will stop using any vitamin supplements that I am currently taking, including biotin.  I will start the challenge today and end it on January 18th, at which point I will be able to put my hair in a bun. I will also braid my hair as a protective style.
My new routine will be as follow:
  1. Apply Jamaican black Castor oil on my scalp 3 times a week.
  2. Do a hot oil treatment every month using Jamaican black Castor oil.
  3. Pre-poo my hair with a mixture of Jamaican black Castor oil, honey, and egg yolk once a week.
  4. Massage my scalp every night with Jamaican black Castor oil for 5 minutes.
  5. Seal my ends with a mixture of Shea butter and  Jamaican black Castor oil every night, and after each wash.
My hair should be 7″  long by the time the challenge is over. I will check the length with you guys. I will be taking a lot of pictures. Our hair grow 1/2 an inch a month on average, it is time to find out if Jamaican black Castor oil speeds up the growth.
I believe that we are all connected somehow. So let’s love and encourage each other. 

Confidence Comes With Natural Hair

Follow my blog with BloglovinIn all my life, I’ve never felt completely beautiful as I do now, and I believe my hair has a lot to do with it.

I feel more confident, because I know I don’t have to think to hard about styling my hair. It definitely can be tough to deal with, but in the past seven months I’ve been natural for, I’ve never felt so happy.
I handles all the name callings, even the ones that were completely immature, like being called a chia pet, which someone took a picture of me and paired it up next to a Shrek chia pet.
I can personally say I’ve grown strong in my own way, and even if I just wash and go, I know that if I have a positive attitude that day, my hair is going to dry up in a beautiful fro…or not dry up at all, lol. 
“Your hair is whatever you want it to be. Think it’s sexy, sassy, or elegant? It will be. Think it’s ugly? It will oblige!” -Knotty & Nice I agree with this quote 100%
I personally know my hair is beautiful, and it defines me, because I’m very bipolar, and it is too, it can be curly, coily, or have absolutely no definition, but I enjoy playing with it, plus the longer your hair gets’s the more excuses you get to add something new to your closet
*sighs* I need a life :p

It’s been about 8 months since my BIG CHOP! Can’t wait till it’s a year 🙂

Homemade Hair Conditioner: My best one yet

          This mixture will leave you with glossy, silky hair.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 egg yolk
  2. two tablespoons of  rum
  3. two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  4. two tablespoons of grapeseed oil
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Massage the mixture on your hair and scalp.
  • Wrap your head with a hot towel, or use a plastic cap under a dry towel.
  • Wait 30-35 minutes, rinse well, and style as usual.

Going With The Fro

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I remember this night clearly, I was bored, so I went into the bathroom, found a pair of scissors and cut off up to 10″ of my relaxed hair.  I had no idea what I intended to do with my new bob cut, but I was loving the compliments I had received so far.  After a month went by (as dirty as it may sound) I decided to wash my hair.  My roots looked extra curly, but I didn’t know why, I had been so brainwashed with getting relaxers, that I didn’t know not getting one would have such a beautiful effect on my hair, I transitioned for about six months, then went on ahead and did my big chop anyways, now six months later, I’m still loving it!(:


Natural Hair Journey: How to beat the summer heat.

A few tips on how to protect your hair during the summer. The sun will add extra heat to your hair, especially today, 4th of July. Therefore, keeping your hair moisturized is a must this summer.
  1.  Washing your hair twice a week during the summer will add more moisture to your hair. If you workout a lot, you will sweat a lot, too. So using a clarifying shampoo once a week can keep your scalp clean. You can also use a moisturizing conditioner to do a co-wash so your hair can keep its natural oil.
  2. One of the things that I like about summer is that you can let your hair air dry or do a wash and go with no problem. Your hair will dry very fast wihout using a hair dryer.
  3. If you go swimming in the pool to keep your head cool, don’t forget to rinse your hair out really good before applying your leave in conditioner and oil.
  4. Using a hat during the summer does not only protect your skin, it also protects your hair against the sun.
These are all the tips that I have for you. Have fun and remember, it is not the journey, it is the destination. So set a goal for your hair every six months and try your hardest to achieve it.