TWO SNAPS AND A WASHNGO

Now was I feeling myself or what with this washngo?! I have never been able to get this look before. This style is one of the reasons I became natural, I knew I could rock this. The products used in achieving this look was H2O, Samy’s Lightweight Curl Defining Cream, and my oil spritz. The definition is head on, and I couldn’t be happier.

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14 Months Natural

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Hi Loves!

This pic marks my 14th month natural! Whoo! Seems like times passes once you get over that one year mark. This style was achieved on a four-day old braid out. I didn’t re braid at night or re twist  All I did was oil and put on my satin bonnet at night. The morning I rocked this funky look I just sprayed it with water, and it fell into place. This is one of the looks I wanted to wear so bad when I decided to go natural, and I’m so happy I finally got to.

People ask me still how long am I staying natural, and I tell them I have no intentions on ever going back processed. My advice to all you naturals that can’t find your own look or own way yet is to be yourself. Don’t copy what you see other naturals do, or don’t take everything they say so serious that you find yourself being a product junkie. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. What looks great in someone else’s head, or on someone else at might not be yours to do. Find your own style, and it’ll work perfect for you. This is your natural hair, it’s unique , and no one else has it. Please find a way to let you shine!

Love,

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Protective Style # 4

I did some twist in my hair and so far they’re lasing really long,I’m going on day four. I didn’t even do my deep condition day on yesterday because they’re in. Some people have said they’ve cowashed with them in, but I didn’t want to. I figured what the heck,.I’ll just do it on my other day which is Sunday. My protective styling is starting to grow on me. It’s funny because last time I tried protective styling for a long while I failed. I think this time is different because I will new a yet natural so soon, and I want my long flowing hair. Here’s a few pictures

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They’re getting so nice and plump,and I even figured out a new technique to use on mine, and I do like the end result. I’m not having any frizz or unraveling, so that’s a plus. With that stay true to yourself !
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Today I Let Free Be Free

Yesterday I decided to clip and do a blowout on my hair, which I named Free. I was reluctant in doing so because I was trying to stay away from heat, and I was going to treat myself to a blowout for my one year nappiverssary on Dec 13th. I did the blowout making sure to use oils all in my hair and my Tressame Heat Protectant all over my ends.

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11 Month Blow Out

Then today I decided to let Free do what she does best, be Free! Since I had the oils still in her from yesterday she was still very moisturized. I used a Goody Ouchless Band and did a side puff on her with stretched out hair.

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Side Puff

Then I can promise you at 6:00 pm I moisturized her in certain little spots, and braided her back up. Can’t take any chances with her breaking off. Back to my protective style I go. Can’t wait to talk to you tomorrow.

Love,

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Deep Conditioning Update

I know I came to you all stating that I was going to do a strenuous deep conditioning regimen. I decided to deep condition overnight on Tuesdays, and Saturdays. Today was my last time for this week , and boy what a difference!! I can see that my hair easily detangled immediately after I did my co-wash after rinsing out my deep conditioning product.

I follow with adding my shea butter mixture to damp hair, following with castor oil on hair and scalp. I keep my hair twisted or braided through the whole week. The protective hair styling has been going great, and as it gets closer to my one year natural anniversary , I grow more excited! I will keep you all updated on my deep conditioning regimen, because I want to see if this makes my hair grow longer, and faster. It’s all about length for me.

Love

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Fabolous Curlies Team Up With 24-7 Style!

Hi Everyone!

Something exciting has happen with Fabolous Curlies! We have teamed up with Laura of 24-7 Style to bring all things chick and fashionable to all of you! By clicking on the link affiliated with Fabolous Curlies you save on all the cute items. Remember to use the Fabolous Curlies link when shopping! As promised we are trying to give you all the best!

Love,

        Curliegyrl Free 

Does Your Natural Tell The Story Of You?

 

Being natural has become like a fashion trend on the rise, and I’m loving it. The one question that I have is what set you apart from all the other ‘Naturals” out there? I’m not trying to make anyone angry, but how can we say its a self journey, when we’re repeating the same hair styles, dress as the next natural? Hmm? Sounds like the wrap trend, or the waterfalls trend, everyone was wearing the weaves rocking those. My understanding is that you’re suppose to show case your natural beauty in a way that expresses you, not someone else. Ladies, keep this in mind. Show why you are unique! 

                                                                                                      Love, Curliegyrl Free

 

Moisture. Moisture and more Moisture. By NaturallyChar

 

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Before I big chopped all I read about were women who experienced that dry spell after their BC. Many responded that hair needs a moisture overload.  Greenhouse effect, baggy, co-wash, porosity. Am I the only one that had the *blank stare.* Of course I didn’t want my hair to be like a bird’s nest, but wasn’t quite sure where to begin. When did being natural become so complicated? I had to look at my hair as a science project.  Natural hair thrives off of water. Where we ran from it when we were relaxed, we can now walk in the rain (unless you’re wearing a killer outfit). The BIG question was how was I to get this moisture?

Co-Washing

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Many women frown upon this. The idea of not using shampoo is just ghastly. In my opinion this actually benefited my hair in the beginning. Co-washing is just washing your hair with conditioner only. Who says conditioner can’tcleansing? Use it as you would shampoo. It’s best to start off with the inexpensive ones (VO5, Suave, Herbal Essence). Lather it in your hair. I found it easier to do this while in the shower. Use this time to detangle as well. You can co-wash every day or a few times a week. It’s up to you. My moisture level increased with this method.

Steamers

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The best invention since sliced bread for natural hair. With a good deep conditioner and some steam, your hair will be singing hallelujah to the Heavens. Best investment I ever made and it cost less than a $100.  Steam allows the hair follicle’s to lift up to allow moisture into the hair shaft. A must if you have low porous hair. I would steam my hair about twice a week in the beginning and now just one a week. My hair would feel like butta afterwards. Just writing about it makes me want to plug it up right now. I have the LCL steamer that can be purchased at http://lclbeauty.com/products.php?cat=9. Love it. 20 minutes is all it takes.

                              In the long run getting that moisture wasn’t as hard as some made it to be.

 PEACE LOVE and WATER

 

I’m A Curly Girl- By NaturallyChar

Your probably wondering what in the world is she talking about. When I first big chopped March 7th 2012, I had the slightest idea where to begin. I was on sites like Curly Nikki and NaturallyCurly getting an overload of information. When it came down to me actually putting this info to use I drew a blank. So, I was cowashing like crazy with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration and using Eco Styler gel. Both are good products, but I knew my hair needed more. Thus came upon me the Curly Girl Method. Now I know plenty of you have heard of it, but many are still not sure what the whole method is about. The Curly Girl Method was put together by Lorraine Massey. If you want to know more about her visit this site: http://www.devachansalon.com/about/staff.  The process is all about eliminating sulfates, silicones, parabens, mineral and castor oil from your hair regime. You might give me the yuck face when I say this, but I haven’t shampooed my hair since March 2012 when I started the method. Who says that shampoo is the only way to clean your hair? I clean my hair with conditioner and either leave it in my hair or apply a leave-in conditioner.  Since black hair loves water this works for ME. Depending on your hair it may take between 2-8 weeks for your hair to adjust. This process has helped with moisture, curl clumping, and overall hair health. So, feel free to inbox or just ask what questions you have on being a CG.

Peace. Love and Water

WARNING: The CG Method isn’t for everyone. Some people’s hair actually does well with silicones.

Smooth ‘N Shine® Keratin Power Semi-Permanent Hair Tamer

Hi everyone!! As my fellow Fabolous Curlie members already know I test out products for BzzAgent. The newest product that I got selected for is the Smooth “N Shine  Keratin Power Tamer. Well I’m a little hesitant in this , so I’m up early researching the product before I put it in my beautiful curly hair. I found a video on a s that I thought you’d all like to look at. http://youtu.be/MeErDMt6dG4

I will definitely keep you gals posted on this , maybe it is what we all have been searching for.