Monday, December 20, 2010
It's always god to write things down so don't delay..
Get the fancy paper.. and the cute pen and get to work..
If your a Mackie like me.. then type a way.. Yes.. I love my Mac book..
Make your goals simple and realistic..
Like shiny hair..
Don't get me wrong wanting waist hair locks is fine too..
But if your Hair is neck length then you have to be real it's not going to be at your waist by 2012.
Here is my List:-
1. Keep my ends trimmed and healthy
2. Add more moisture
3. Use less heat
4. Waist length hair
It's ok to dream and have long term goals- but you have to have short term goals as well. To keep you motivated as you cross them out!!!
HAPPY HEALTHY HAIR NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL- LOVE AND LIGHT ~
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
I am referring to the term Low Manipulation- Hair and Hairstyles...
No disrespect to Luda- I actually like that song.. :)
Back to the subject at hand..
I have challenged myself- Not to add any heat to my Hair until-New's Years.
It's my Before New's Years hair challenge...
Basically, a simple co-wash and go.. trying not to over comb, brush and absolutely no heat!
This is considered low manipulation or LM.
Until then- yikes what do I do..
Not to stress- that's for sure.. Everything happens for a reason-
Now, that I am 95% Chemical Free.. Bravo, bravo, bravo....
My hair seems to love the Oils and Co-washing- along with the Air Drying-
|This is a twist-out on damp hair|
Let air dry for about an hour
then let it hang!!!
But, I simply wring out as much water as I can.. and sorta shake the rest of water out..
While listening to my girl-
Willow.Smith " I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH"
Like really try it.. Its super fun.. Don't hurt yourself now!! I am not responsible.. lol
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
What a hair journey it has been for me..
As many of you may know..and for those of you don't know.. I have decided to stop processing my hair back in 2009.. well this year was quite a challenge...
| This is a Straight Style.. |
Blow dry and flat ironed.
I had to get use to my own curls.. the pattern.. the texture..
what a roller coaster ride of emotions..
Many times.. I felt like just turning back to the chemicals- the feeling of "I can't manage my hair" kept playing in my head like a broken tune.
But, I am so happy to share with you I MADE IT..
I am almost to my goals.
I had a few hair Goals really..lined up this year..
First the fantasy.. I wanted my hair to reach my waist .. It's not quiet there yet..LOL. However, I would say by next year this time it will be..well beyond.. Mermaid dreams here I come..
Also, I wanted to have 100% Natural Hair.. Almost there as well. I would say 95% of my hair has grown in- leaving just the ends- with the Texturizer..
And the Biggest.. One I almost forgot- I did not want my hair to BREAK-
As I had heard and read so many horror stories- Wooo weeee-- I conquered that demon as well..
So here are a few tips that worked for me..
. Protective styles are a must: Buns, braid outs, etc. Anything that will keep you from adding heat is a plus.
. Moisturising: Oil, leave-in-conditioners, hair serums and co-washing. These all help create a great mositure balance in your hair. My personal philosophy you can really never have to much moisture.
.Trimming those ends: I know Ladies the fear of the scissors and you have good reason- but its a must as well.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
But ok, I know you don't like that answer..
So lets get the shovel out and begin to dig deeper-
Other causes of the Frizzy's - could be climate, such as the sun, DRYNESS and air pollutants... Stress in our lives and illnesses added with not so healthy diet and waaa laa people ... Frizz
For the majority of us we invoke the Frizz Hell onto ourselves and our beautiful hair!
For you product junkies out there this one is for you- too much styling products can create dryness that will make your hair feel like the Sahara dessert.
Which leads to its best friend Mr.Frizz.
Many products contain alcohol which is can cause dryness in your hair.
Next.. for those of us still hooked into the matrix of perms, chemicals, coloring, bleaching, creamy crack and so on.. Say Hi.. to the damage you are causing your hair! Yep.. can I get a Frizz up in here..
Which leads me to my next assailant's The Appliance Junkies :) You know who you are.. Those handheld devices can be like putting a gun to our Hair/Head... Ok not so dramatic- but am making a point here...
There are some of us that think we must blow dry, flat iron, curl, press and prim our Hair daily.. This often causes over drying of your hair which you know what comes next..
As much as I love- and promote Co-washing- you have to ensure the conditioner your in love with is not oil based. Other issues associated with the Frizz monster is lack of moisture and protein.
Shampoo: can over dry hair as well creating frizz beyond your wildest dreams...
Then there is Hair like mines... that is Coarse.. this has to do with genetics like I said earlier..
But coarse hair tends to need moisture as well as a proper pH balance. There are many products on market that offer pH balanced shampoo and conditioners- However move on the side of caution always...
Then we head on down the road too what you put in you will get out:-
SO you can either take vitamin supplements as well as make some serious changes in your diet.
Like drink more water, less sugary juices and eat more fruits and veggies..
I know it sounds BORING.. However..
The results may take longer to reveal themselves. But, in the long run you can you will LOVE the outcome. Main reason you are solving the problem from within! (My main suggestion)
So re-read.. this blog.. take notes on your self.. see where you are in my line up...
and stay tuned for part 2.. As we solve your Frizz Mystery together..
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
So it's not one big chop will take care of it either - in those instances..
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
is the process of growing out your natural hair while your hair mainly the shaft and ends are chemically processed. The roots will be your natural hair at this point you have made a decision NOT to “touch-up” anymore.
The difference between Transitioning and Stretching:
Transitioning is not ever going back for a touch up. While Stretching is not touching up for a while but then finally adding chemicals to the “new growth”.
my Personal update & thoughts:
Where am I personally on my transition journey: February 2009 was the last time I had a texturizer touch –up. It has been a long year for me in terms of working with both textures. Trying to find a way to wear my hair so it would not affect my daily routine. Mentally and emotionally I felt like I was ready to walk away from the chemicals. However, half way through this process like in August 2009, I began to grow frustration, resentment that I ever added chemicals. I think my mind began to play games. I had to separate myself from everyone and tell myself I was going to do this.. no matter what, I was not turning back, no matter what..
I happy to say I got over that battle.. I found that
I happy to say I got over that battle.. I found thathaving my hair blow dried, flat ironed and keeping it straight for as long as I can..really helped me..
I am into the Raw Oils: -
Grape-seed oil - * my favorite right now- a very light oil
Coconut oil- * Love the smell- the one I use is 100% organic- www.mamasorganics.com
Lavender Jamaican Black Castor Oil- Awesome scalp oil
Hair Lotion- this adds a bit of softness, especially to the natural hair..
Mental and Emotional side of things:
Personally I think this is the roughest side to growing out your natural hair. Is the thoughts that run through your mind while you’re in this process. The images we are bombarded with in the media of what Beauty is.. You begin question yourself, your ethnicity, you begin to see how "black" you really are.. lol sad but True.. You are now forced to claim your identity... not so easy..
You begin to ask.. I'm I still beautiful? Wow, how do I take care of my hair? It’s so thick..
You begin to feel frustrated, annoyed and eventually you may give up and put the chemical back onto your “new growth”. Then you get.."Edward Scissors hand" and feel like chopping off the chemically treated portion- prematurely..
Really you just want to be freed.. It's an Amazing transformation of Self..
A few tips to follow is:-
Know to your self – You are BEAUTIFUL no matter what your hair looks like..
Your hair should not DEFINE your beauty!!! Your HEART defines you're True beauty...
Going natural can very healthy for your hair.. Your scalp, your skin and your overall health.. It may be the best move you have ever make when it comes to caring for your Hair.
Get a support team-surround yourself with people and things that will “Love” your decision to go natural. Have a close friend who you can call- you will have those days when you want to give in!!!
Lastly- Be patient with yourself.. Hair grows and it takes time so try not to focus on it too much as it will frustrate you..
Questions to ask- Before Transitioning?
Before you enter into the battle field of “going natural” you must ask yourself many questions. Get out your computer, note pad etc.. and answer these questions to yourself and out loud..
Is Transitioning for me?
Am I ready?
Is this a good time for me to Transition?
Can I wear my hair in a bun for almost a year or two?
What other styles will I wear while am getting use to my “new growth”
Why do I want to Transition?
Of course you can add or take away from this list..
These were some of things I experienced and I am still dealing with.. Personally I have maybe another year.. before I go 100% natural..
Happy Healthy Hair Growing.. xoxo Anaiyah~
Happy Healthy Hair Growing.. xoxo Anaiyah~
Saturday, January 2, 2010
For all of us who are on our Hair Journey's we have to begin to realistically figure out; what would we like to accomplish in 2010!
One important thing to keep in mind is to set goals that are realistic...
If you have neck length hair it would be stressful for you to want waist length hair by the end of the year!!!
However, you may add more protective styles, or up your co-washing, or even trim your ends more!!!
Whatever you decide still have fun with it.. and take your time..
Here are some of my 2010 Hair Goals:-
Continue with my Transitioning Process a.k.a stay Chem free/Creamy Crack free
By August/Septmeber 2010 I want my hair to be at the top of my Waist..
I also, want to cut back on the heat so I plan a Summer 2010 Heat Free Stretch~
I also want to try some braid out styles.. hmmm
I may add or take away by the middle of year.. but the basis here is I have a good start .. :D
So Ladies and Gents what are some of your Hair Goals for 2010?
Please share.. Oh and All the best Happy Healthy Hair Growing.. no matter your goals.~
Remember patience is a virtue.. so take time with your self..