Holiday Haute Chignon with Motions Hair

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I'm in all my holiday happy glory right now!  Ya'll know how I feel about Christmastime, right?  LOVE IT!!!!  I must admit though, I have never had a year in which my shopping wasn't complete by now.  Truth be told, I've barely started!  But as you can tell from the lack of blog posts, a sistah has been busy!  So....I'll be out with the hoards of people doing all their last minute shopping the few days before Christmas.  But it still … [Read more...]

Long Term Transitioning Update | My New Hair Cut!

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I told you last week, I'd be back to update you on my hair....and the reason I took so long is because I waited until after I had my hair appointment.  I didn't want to be talked out of cutting my hair all the way up to shoulder length.  Yep, I did it!  Snip, snip, snip!  As I told you, I will never have an official "big chop" or a final "fully natural" moment because I plan to simply cut my hair as I grow.  Parts of my hair are fully … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Flexi Rods on Transitioning Hair? #Fail

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Now ya'll know I have been hiding my hair throughout the majority of my transition thus far.  Before this wash day, I actually had an appointment to have my hair braided down for my wigs...then decided to cancel so I could play in my hair a bit more.  What REALLY happened is I saw my hair friends Jeni of Just Grow Already and KLP of Saving Our Strands do amazing flexi rod sets on their hair at 60+ weeks post relaxer (I'm bowing down girls, … [Read more...]

My Hair Only Grows 4″ a Year!

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Even before I began my official "healthy hair journey" I believed my hair grew at least six inches per year (one half-inch per month) because that's the average...and well, I thought I was at least average! lol.  While relaxed, it was hard to gauge of my actual growth rate - I would notice that I had "a lot" of new growth while stretching but that was the most quantifying I could do.  Now that I am a year into my transition, the amount of … [Read more...]

Amazing Kinky Curly Weave by Eva Wigs

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As my transition continues it is essential to my life that I choose protective styles that keep me excited.  Otherwise, not wearing my own hair for THIS long would be driving me positively insane.  So, weave and wigs of different textures, lengths and color keep it interesting while I keep my hair braided down beneath.  The latest hair craze in my life is this kinky curly weave from Eva Wigs.  It is a full lace wig that is sublimely … [Read more...]

Wanna See My Hair? Weave Take-Down!

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Hey ladies! I know I've been gone for a minute, but now I'm back for the take-down (true Lil' Kim fans just heard the beat drop in their heads)!  My hair has been in witness protection for what seems like forever, and although I won't be wearing it out for long, its nice to actually SEE it and say hello! :-) I removed my install with the Ten Minute Sew In and rocked the same set of braids with my new love, the Eva Wigs Kinky Curly unit for … [Read more...]

Fall Wedding Style | Hair, Makeup & Dress

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One of my good friends is getting married in a fall wedding this Saturday and as always I am extremely happy for her!  Plus it is an opportunity to see some of my closest friends and we all haven't been together since the LAST time someone was getting married.  Anywhoo, if you are anything like me, the first thing you think upon receiving an invitation is "What am I going to wear?" and "How am I going to do my hair?" I know I'm not … [Read more...]

Wash Day | How To Roller Set Weave (Sew-In)

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I stress time and time again how important *I* believe it is to invest in your hair extensions.  Great hair from a reputable company has so much versatility and more importantly longevity.  One way to straighten your virgin curly and wavy hair extensions is with a rollerset.  Learning how to roller set your weave versus constantly straightening and curling with hot tools will preserve the hair's natural texture, plus the style lasts so much … [Read more...]