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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Confessing My Own Thoughts | My Relaxed Hair, Transitioning, And Starting Fresh

I have reached 3 years natural! I'm excited about that because I have had some triumphs and doubts about my hair this past year. So to commemorate this special day, I will reflect on my pictures and entries, starting from the beginning:
My Hair Diary | My Mini Chop From Heat Damage


Wow! Just looking back at pictures of my relaxed hair makes me think, "Why did my mama have me get a relaxer?" I was 12 years old in the 7th grade (about 2002) when I first got my period and things changed quick.

I wasn't exactly the most excited growing woman ever, but what resonated in my ear the next moment would always make me think 'why?'..."You are a woman now! Now you can get a relaxer, sweetheart!!"

I never wanted a relaxer...I hated my relaxed hair...I wish I never gotten a relaxer...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | Comparing June And September 2015


I AM A NATURALISTA!
*THIS IS A LONG ENTRY*

I decided to let you experience one of the things I do in my Hair Diary! Although I record my triumphs, failures, double failures, and awesome product reviews, I also do something called the "Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement (QNHA)." This entry reflects on the last 3 months comparing with the previous QNHA while giving a summary in one whole journal entry.


There are a lot of comparisons with lengths, regimens, goals, habits, and hair styles. I also include pictures to show that I have either improved or that I need to improve in a specific area. I started this back in June 2013 and I do the QNHA at the end of the months: March, June, September, and December. Yes, I am very intricate with my Hair Diary...but this helps me perfect my current regimen, helps me with future styling options, reminds me of my hair goals, and just fun to do!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Protective Style Series Vol 6.2 | How To Care For Natural Hair While Wearing Crochet Braids

FreeTress Bohemian Braid
You can make crochet braids to last for 3-6 weeks, if you care for them gently and with patience. Crochet braids definitely look brands new, just like day one, with a great cleansing to your scalp and moisturizing your natural hair. Here is what I do to care for my hair when I wear crochet braids:

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Confessing My Own Thoughts | Would You Rather Have Length Or Volume?



volumecheck
“I love #lengthchecks but I’m obsessed with #volume #naturalhair #progress #healthyhair #naturalvolume #igbocurls”
Image Credit: IgboCurls


Wow!!!!

That's exactly where I want to be at by my ultimate goal (huge volume and waist length) December 2018! I saw the article Could ‘Volume Checks’ Be the New ‘Length Checks’? and wondered if that could really be the new thing in the natural hair community.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Protective Style Series Vol 6.1 | FreeTress Bohemian Crochet Braids



This is the style that I'm going for!!!
Image Credit: Jasmine Lyons

Time for crochet braids again!

I have seen the above picture over and over when looking for big, curly styles. I knew that this would look perfect on me. So I thought, "Why not?" So let's get started!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

5 Ways To Share Your Hair Journey With Your Loved Ones

Sisters: All Naturalistas
The decision to go natural was definitely my own and I felt it was the best decision for my hair.
When I first started my journey, I was on cloud 9 and just so proud of myself for finally loving my hair. However, it was a struggle for my family to love my decision to go natural. I mean, I was the only one in my family to rock my natural at the time, but I did not think it would be a struggle for my family to love my hair like I did...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Natural Hair Inspiration 3 | Alicia James: The Perfect Sock Bun




Image Credit: Easy Natural Hair


I have been doing cute buns for the past few weeks. I must say, "I love the easy style."

So I'm going to do another one this week! The bun was so classy and easy for me to keep up with. Usually when I take my bun out, I hair is still moisturized and feels so healthy. So let's do another one!

For this week, I decided to do a low bun and one of my hairspirations did with her style: The Perfect Sock Bun.

Friday, September 4, 2015

4 Reasons To Have Hairspirations

What exactly are hairspirations? They are hair inspirations of your favorite women and men to follow because of their hair tips, hair styles, and of course their hair. You may call them your hair idols or hair gurus, but if you follow them or get updates on blogs they have posted then they definitely have something to offer to you and your own hair journey.


Whether you’re searching for advice on transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair, tips on keeping your hair moisturized and sealed, how to retain length, or simply how to define those stubborn curls of yours, there are many reasons why everyone should have hairspirations:

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Desire My Natural is my personal blog.

The pictures and information provided are based off my own personal experiences and intense research of medical publications and articles, blogs, videos, and books for your enjoyment.

If you have medical issues or other conditions, contact your doctor or physician immediately.