Well hello my people. I am so new to all of this. This is the first time I’ve ever attempted to blog or express myself through my hair. I’ve searched the web for the past couple months trying to find an outlet like this. I live in Minnesota and there is a huge community of nappiness. […]
Random thoughts about transitioningfrom relaxed to natural hair bymembers from the going-natural.com community.
I have been wearing natural braid for over a month. I am truly enjoying the freedom of being able to style and rearange my hair freely in my braids. I am finding this is one of the best options that gives me the freedom and styling options of locks or straight hair naturally Shop Natural […]
It’s a while since I wrote here. Through my struggles with loose hair, I’ve discovered that my hair loves/needs moisturizing conditioners, curl activator type products with some oil to seal moisture in. I had a run in with Henna and it left my hair brittle. But I now think it was probably the Type of […]
Hi! My name is Tiffany Wells. I am 24 years old and I am married to the best man in the world. His name is Jamie. I am also the mother of the prettiest little girl in the world. She will be 3 next month. Her name is Jada. I work in Information Technology and I […]
I’ve always been tender-headed. I think I got it from my momma. And since then, I’ve come to the conclusion that mothers who were themselves tender-headed when they were young, most times raise tender-headed babies. Now this is only my conclusion and opinion, but here’s my rationale. When you remember the pain assosiated with getting your hair
I've been seriously style challenged since I became a loosie. This is my 1st twist attempt and twistout. I thought the twistout looked better on day 2. (middle pic).I'm just not feeling wash'n go bc of the cold weather and my afro isn't cutting it right now, so
I have been natural for about 6 years now and I do not plan on going back. I wear a straw set quite regularly and when I want a change, I sometimes straigthen my hair (with a hot comb) and wear a flip. In the summer, I may sport a short sassy wig. I love […]
I wore my hair press and curled forever. I went like clockwork every two weeks to the beauty salon. Several things lead to my natural hair journey. but the biggest was my beautician of over ten years began to do hair part-time. When my beautican started to do hair part-time due to a full-time job with the state licensing […]
After trimming the ends of my hair I put them in big loose twists. The next day I tried a shruken 'fro. See the shrinkage for yourself.
I unravelled the last few locs today. I think I've taken down about 170, but I'm not sure, I lost count. Those locs at the nape of my neck were the hardest. They had knots,knots and more! I'm elated. Now I can get on with trimming my ends, nurturing my hair and trying some interim […]
…a few pics to show my progress. This is the stuff I mix to soften the locs (knottyboy damage control/sunsilk conditioner
Today, the loc countdown reached 120. My fingers ache. I’m now heating my diluted conditioner(in the microwave) to a little more than warm, before I soak a loc. I’ve also added a touch of acv. Seems to work better that way. The paper clip is more efficient than the cable stitch needle. I’m making faster […]
Under 2 weeks, and I’ve unravelled 110 locs! I’ve noticed the thinner the loc the harder it is to unpick. The loc must be well saturated with conditioner and water and you have to be patient and careful in order not to tear the hair especially when you encounter the knots. You have to pick […]
Join me on my loc take-down journey. Sad as I was to see my bradelocz go, I knew it was time. Still the task of unravelling was both frightening and exciting. I started off by soaking by locs in deep conditioners and oils and rinsing lightly. This Method proved unsatisfactory (although it helped soften the […]
I decided in early sept 2007 to take down my bradelocz in order to switch over to Sls. I wanted more coverage on the top and less weight on my roots. After much praying and research, it became obvious that Sisterlocks were the right choice. Thus I began the big Loc TAKE-DOWN. I will be […]