Grow or Trim?
May28

Grow or Trim?

I’ve been absent for some time because of work but my natural hair journey continues. I haven’t been doing much but conditioning and trimming it to be honest.  After living with hair “with length” for so many years I’m taken aback that I’ve taken so kindly to the short cropped look. I remember a few years ago writing the Long vs Short article where I was indisputably in the long corner –  but...

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Natural Hair Products
Feb27

Natural Hair Products

Little did I know that going natural was going to launch me into a whole other world of hair products.  For whatever reason I thought I could survive on my existing stash that worked well for my relaxed hair. What’s that saying again? Hair is hair? Wrong! I was in for a rude awakening when nothing in my stash could combat my dry hair. As I mentioned in the last diary entry, I had less than a week to find some products that would...

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TWA Adjustments
Feb20

TWA Adjustments

The week after my big chop I had to undergo several adjustments.  Adjusting to my short coiled look, adjustments to the products I was using, adjustments to my clothing accessories and even adjustments to my makeup application. Yes I said makeup. Adjustment #1: As much as I liked my TWA and was happy when I left my stylist, I didn’t love it.  I really wanted to love it, but I knew I wouldn’t if it remained the dry mess...

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The Big Chop
Feb03

The Big Chop

When I went natural I had all intentions of chronicling my journey here.  Fast forward some 7 months and well long story short life got in the way and I never did get around to it.  So here goes. My big chop was done on July 14, 2012 after 7 months of transitioning.  I had planned to wait until a year or so of transitioning before big chopping but the two textures were driving me crazy.  I had resorted to braids to help with the...

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