29 Jan - 04 April Natural 4C Hair Growth!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Heyyyy yall! I know its been a while but I have been posting alot of updates on my natural hair over on my other blog: www.4c-haircare.com

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Natural Hair Update on my 4B/C Hair!

Monday, February 24, 2014

So I big-chopped on 02 Jan and today is 23 Feb. I know this picture is past due but if you will see from my posts below they are back-dated because I recently decided to do a "Natural Hair" blog. The picture below was taken on 11 February.

I decided not to do a comparison picture for this month because my hair was looking all kinds of difference lengths when I 1st cut it and I had some relaxed ends holding on for dear life. So it wouldn't make sense to do a comparison. Let the picture below be my starting picture for next months update. :)

How do I feel about being natural after 1 month, lol. My natural hair never seems to surprise me. I love the feel of my hair is sort of like a springy soft cotton feel. Though I am not ready to wear it out I believe I will be ready in 9-12 months after it gets a little longer.....maybe when it at least touches my ears "un-stretched."

Washing my hair is the funniest thing to do! I can comb straight through it and my curls will pop! Its so soft and there is hardly any shed hair as it was when I was relaxed.  Detangling is not bad at all. I can actually apply a product like theKinky Curly Knot Today Leave in Conditioner and it will let me comb through my hair with no issues. Wait I shouldn't say comb because the only styling tool I have been using is the good ole "afro pick!"

How I Stopped my Hair from Balding! - 1 Month of Growth!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

So I think I told ya’ll a while back that I had some issues with my hair thinning right? And I refused to show pictures because I was embarassed because my hair was BAD! I mean bad like I would part my hair and the part would almost be an 1 ½ inch wide!

I  completely STOPPED talking care of my hair after my grandmother passed.  Now I would say my hair is not as nearly bad as it was a few months ago when I was relaxing…. but before I big chopped it was getting WORST! I am so glad I left that creamy crack alone!  It seem like it was excelerating my hair loss!

So once I big-chopped I VOWED that I would fix my issue. I know I said this so mant times…but sh*t was getting real!  I had no choice unless I wanted to be bald on both sides when I removed the lace wig. So for the month of January I completely stopped gluing my lace wig down and wore hats so I could remove the lace wig at night and do my routine. Also during the day at lunch I would go to my tent (I work in Afghanistan) and moisturize, oil and apply the Perfect Hair Solution to my hair.  Now that January 2014  is over here is my comparison! #WIN

How did I do it?
One thing that I have been “constantly” using on my hair since my big chop is the Perfect Hair Solution and I believe that has the biggest contributer to my sparatic balding spots (behind my ears)that are on both sides of my heads. I am in no way affliated with them but I will be a faithful un-paid promotor who they will know nothing about because I am a believe in this product lol! So y’ll nay-sayers can say what you want.  As long as these thin sides grow in I will be grrrr great!


Now to the good part: I big chopped on 02 JAN and today 01 FEB I couldn’t help but to do a comparison and below are my results.  I have been keeping a journal of what I used on my hair daily on my phone. Here are some of the notes:

Consistant Use:
1.       Perfect Hair Solution
2.       Coconut Oil
3.       BeanStalk Vitamins*
4.       Beanstalk Hair Oil (Started Late Jan)*
5.       Aloe Vera Juice (Started Late Jan)
6.       Coconut Oil
7.       Oil Mixture (Evoo, Castor Oil, peppermint oil and jojoba mix)

In-Consistant Use:
8.       MTG (used exactly 2 times due to the smell) I deep con with this before I shampoo’ d
9.       Fast Shampoo and Conditioner. I think I used this once
10.   Megatek ( Can’t remember how many times I used this, but it wasn’t a lot)
11.   Oyin Juices and Berries
12.   Aritha Soap (Indian Soap Bar) Used this one time
13.   Castor Oil (But this is included in my mix above) I haven’t used it a lot by itself.
14.   Monistat
15.   Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Moisturizer
16.   Hydratherma Naturals ENTIRE LINE (Just started with this late in the month of January 2014)
17.   Apple Cider Vinegar (Use One Time)
18.   Aloe Vera Juice (Just started this late in Jan… MY HAIR FREAKING LOVES THIS STUFF! I believe it’s the best moisturizer ever! I have been DRENCHING my hair with this stuff!
19.   Black Tea Rinse! This was GREAT for my hair but I have to add it as an inconsistent one because I only used it once this month. But I will incorporate this into my regimen to use at least once a week!

Also here are the processes that I did to my hair for the month of Jan:
·         02 Jan – Big Chopped / Washed Hair
·         07 Jan – Deep Conditioned (MTG, my oil mix above and Saran Wrap)
·         12 Jan – Co Washed (1st time I noticed the bald spots were filling but very slowly)
·         17 Jan – Did a length check. Sides of hair are 4 inches.
·         18 Jan – Pre poo’d with Evoo, castor and coconut oil. Shampooed with Indian Soap (as listed above)Used Design Essential Reconstructor and let Aussie Con sit on my hair while I showered.
·         26 Jan – Co Wash Day
·         29 Jan – Deep Con (from 1300-2130 under lace wig) used Aloe Vera juice and  Hydratherma Deep Moisture Con
·         31 Jan – Co Washed.

In conclusion, the only side effects of using that Perfect Hair Solution is it says on the bottle if you stop using it the new hairs will fall out. What kinda sh*t is that? I will test it once the hair fills completely in, lol. Watch me come back in 3 months crying. So with that being said I will say use this stuff at your own risk. It works for me so far and I am happy. Let me know how it turns out for you J

Beanstalk Hair Products Review!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I haven't tried a new product in a while! My best friend Tieron is in the process of starting his hair care line. The 1st product is Hair Vitamins. I have been testing them for two months now and I have to say I am shocked! I have some issues with the side of my head and since using them I see fuzz! YEAHHHH babbbbie! BUT as for the hair oil...that is still in production but I got my hands on some and I AM LOVING IT! SERIOUSLY I am feeling it. It softens my scalp and makes it feel moisturized like nothing! Oh and it quenches my dry hair! I will keep using it and keep you ladies posted.

Anyway today I sprayed my hair with some Aloe Vera Juice, applied the oil and applied some Kinky Curly Custard and my hair came out SO FREAKING pretty! My nonexistent curls POPPED! And my hair feels so SOFT! If you gals wanna try his products and show your support he is selling them on Amazon at this link: BeanStalk Hair Products

Eco Style Gel for Review for Defining Natural Curls

Monday, January 27, 2014

I applied it to dry hair…actually I applied A LOT to the ends and combed through the hair and appplied a little more, twirled it slightlty and let it bounce back.  I like it a lot and it’s so easy and REALLY defines  the curl.  Once my hair grows longer I can see this was being a staple product! The top right picture is once the hair dried and the bottom picture is when the product was applied on dry hair.

Review - Defining My Curls with Kinky Curly Curling Custard (1st Attempt)

Friday, January 17, 2014

17 Jan 2014 - Here are my little curlies after using Kinky Curly gel. Yesterday I twisted this section and took it down tonight and spritzed with some water and applied the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Kinky Curly Curling Custard natural gel and below are the results of the hair dried! I love it! I can't wait until my hair grows out!

My Wet Natural Hair Pictures (Clear)

Monday, January 13, 2014

As promised here are updated clear pictures of my 98% natural hair, lol. I now see I still have a couple of straggler ends that were hiding from me doing my killing spree of relaxed ends.  Why did I do it? I really wanted to see what my natural texture was at least one time in my life. Its hair it will grow back as long as I take good care of it. Since I wear lace wigs 100% of the time what was the point in me getting a relaxer?  I am still trying to figure out my texture. When wet my hair is springy...soft and when pulled and when the hair springs back its like a "S" shape....ummm I dunno... I think I need more length to determine it. But I am SOOOOO loving my hair! It seems to much easier ....OMG you have no idea. All you have to do it wet and everything falls in place. So here are my wet / no product 98% natural hair pictures.