Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just a Wash and Go Confession

Ok so I confess... 
I'm horrible about washing my hair. Have been wearing a pressed hair style for a while. This morning I really felt it was time to get right and wash it. My poor hair needed some care. I like my ringlets but I think I'm going to go back to twists. I'm kind of bored of my hair. My roots aren't like my ends. They aren't unified curls lol. So I have this thick bush and then curls. Anyone else have that? I washed my hair with a shampoo bar that I saw online. Moisturizing Shampoo Bar and I have yet to put extra moisturizing in it. Not because the shampoo is good alone, just because I didn't. I'm trying to figure out what I want to spray on it. I'm thinking of using an Aloe Juice spray that a great lady on the Natural and Lovin it group said she uses. I want a spray and not a cream or you know I'd put the products I make on it. :)  
I do have a A Tomoka's Twists in my hair too. I love her products they are so easy to use and stylish!

Here is a pic. I took it with my iphone and used my favorite photo app :) 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Curly Comparisons.

Well, I decided to do a wash and go.  This is what it turns out my natural curls are like. It's actually the first time I have seen my hair natural and loose. I'm quite surprised it did this. So here is a side by side of curly and straight. I look older with curly hair lol! At this point I'm not sure how to wear it loose. Last time I had it in two strand twists and it was easy to style. I'm not sure how to style it loose. I'm sporting the side bun at the moment and I quite like it. I've been reading on how to keep my curls neat and I've been trying them. I hope to continue to learn more about my natural curls.

I'm not sure how long I'll be curly. I like my curlies and I do love the way the natural curl pattern is. I also like the versatility of my African American hair. Curly, Wavy, or Straight I can do it!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

More photos

The other day we were on our way out to church and I told asked the kids to take some photos with me to send to my mom. Here they are. We are all natural hair loving. I've flat ironed my hair and one of my daughter's hair. My son and daughter have natural textures for the moment. I'm sure to go back to wearing the twist in about a week or so.

Mom and Daughter - August 2010
Here's my daughter! She's brilliant!!
I love her eyes in this photo and her little curlies.

Daughter and Mom - August 2010
Here's my daughter! She's wonderful!
I like the way she does her hair like this.
This isn't the Diana Ross do she's been sporting.

Son and Mom - August 2010
Here's my son! He's awesome!
I'm quite fond of his take on the Mohawk.
He's been rocking this since about 2008.

My daughters and Me - August 2010 (Yes they are twins!)

Daughter and Me - August 2010
Here's my Snugabug! She's our little sunshine always making
the family laugh with her "babyness." Her curlies are coming well!

My Husband and Me - August 2010
Here is my love. He's such a great husband.
Looking into his blue eyes can just make all the troubles go away.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Temporarily New

Hello Everyone,
I've decided to do something different for a bit for a little bit. I've straightened my hair using my flat iron. I needed to do something because I had been wearing the two strand twists for months. I needed to let my hair naturally shed. I don't know how long I'll wear my hair in this style but I like it so far. I do know it is very temporary. Straightening it too much can damage it and of course, I want to avoid that. A little variety is great for me. I'm using my own hair products ( and found that using coconut oil is good to help fight off our humid weather. We are in the very humid Saint Louis area so dealing with humidity is a daily thing right now. At the moment my hair will stay straight for the most part, but the longer I'm out in humidity the curls slowly appear. I've been amused at how it curls at different times. I  like my curls so I don't mind it not staying straight. It has been interesting to see just how it curls and in what direction.

I may go back to the two strand twists soon. How soon? I don't know. That's the good thing about being natural -variety! Oh! I've found some grey/white hairs! I've counted 4 so far and you know what? I'm kind of excited about it. I know people moan and groan about grey/white hairs but I'm not. I like the salt and pepper look so I'm not pulling them out.

My girls are wearing different styles at the moment. One just had me put her hair in two strand twists and the other is wearing what I call the big Diana Ross do. She pulls it off very well. It's her style. I think she will keep it for a while. My son is still rocking the Mohawk! 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Curiosity of Comparison

I hope you all are having a good day. Thanks for stopping by my blog here. I took a picture of my hair to send to my sister yesterday. I finally got an ok one to send. I looked back at my old hair photos just out of the curiosity of comparison. So here it goes... a short comparison.

Hairy Adventures:

My first post to this blog was October 1, 2008. I had decided to go natural and said this, "I started my journey of going natural in August 08. So far I have about 6 inches of relaxed hair and maybe a 1/2 inch of natural hair. I plan to grow it out past the 1.5 inches required to get sisterlocks. Maybe I'll try 2.5 :) I'm excited!" The next day October 2, 2008 I posted this photo of me trying transitional hairstyles.

I decided to put individual braids in my hair during my pregnancy. I've worn individual braids at different times for years. I do them myself to save money and I guess because I like to be in control of how tight, how big or small they are. When I put the braids in I did a secret big chop. I cut all the permed ends off with plans of growing it out to a length I felt confident with. I don't think I can rock that TWA like many women can. Any how I wore individual braids during the pregnancy. Our 4th precious one was born in July 2009. Yes she will be 1 soon! I decided to take my braids out after she was born. Here is the photo as of November 2, 2009. It was 14 weeks after our baby was born. I was so excited to be able to used one of hair accessories!

During 2010 I started Pure Natural :) I've been experimenting with my own hair products and enjoying it. Here I am as of May 25, 2010. I'm still doing the two strand twists. The hair do is about 7 months old but I keep retwisting them one at a time.

New Hair Discoveries: I've discovered that I don't really have to refresh with a whole new hairstyle. I can just update/modify the one I've been wearing. Yesterday I was thinking of wearing my hair straight but decided to hold off. This is straight enough for now. I do want to buy some more tomoka's twists and a flower accessory. I like this style from Curly Nikki's blog it's super cute!

Adventures at Home:  Well we shall be taking a trip to go see my family in TX soon. I don't know what reactions I'll get about my natural hair but we'll see! The last time I was home I had individual braids. I'm going to buy the Thank God I'm Natural Book for my sister. It is a very good read! I got my copy from the library and I intend on buying one. Very good info!

Last Friendly Notes:  I hope you enjoyed the look at my progression so far. I think I'm liking my hair more and more. It's funny to look back at the transitions with hair and other things with yourself in photos. LOL @ the eyebrows and expressions in the photos. I've surly enjoyed looking at the online resources for natural hair. Please remember there is no such thing as bad hair. We can't continually do bad things to our hair and expect good results. Treat it well. I hope you have a great day!

Many blessings &

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Natural and Lovin it!

Hello everyone!
Well I haven't posted much in a while. So let me give a little update!

Hairy Adventures:

We are all still doing well with our natural tresses. I've started a Yahoo group for those with Natural hair and those interested in going natural. Natural & Loving It is a group of warm people willing to talk freely about all things Natural hair. I created this group because I desired to talk with people about their Natural Hair care. So far we've talked about kids hair, products, our stories, funny situations, disappointments, ideas, inspirations, websites and more. The group isn't limited to one topic or one type of natural hair. We chat and there are people in the group with locs, loose natural hair, transitioning and people exploring the idea of going all natural. The group is for people who enjoy good humor, good knowledge, good stores and good conversation and will respect one another. The group is spam free. You are welcomed to join and enjoy good conversation. Can you tell I like our Natural & Loving It group?

New Hair Discoveries:
For dry hair try Joyful or Loving Hair Creme.
For dandruff or split ends try Harmony!
Shop Pure Natural!

Follow Pure Natural Blends on  Facebook and Twitter!  Pure Natural Blends will offer coupon codes and product updates on  Facebook and Twitter . Thank you for all the support and encouragement with the products! We have the best customers!!

I found a great product that I like. It's called Say Yes To Carrots. I like the Pampering Hair Mud Conditioner  I like that this company puts all their ingredient lists online. The Pampering Hair Mud Conditioner smells good.
I like the ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dead Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Silt (Maris Limus), Magnesium Chloride, Chamomila Recutita (Chamomile) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Juice, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Juice, Ipomoera Batatas (Sweet Potato) Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Honey (Mel) Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Dimethicone, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Cetrimonium Chloride, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Peel Extract.

Adventures at Home:
Well lets see, so far things are going well on the home front. I've got a few ideas on the table for different
projects. So far the little one is ruling the schedule. She's almost 10 months now. Her hair is growing so cute with curls. She's almost go enough to put into some sort of pigtail style. I won't for now. It's cute as is. The only thing I've done was use the elastic type head bands.  Here she is! She's crawling and standing. The other day she was cruising the furniture too. I'll have an update on my other blog Here.

Last Friendly Notes: I hope you enjoy the new design of the blog. I just searched for a new template because I needed a change. Oh and if the yahoo group interests you, please join we'd love to have you. It's spam free!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Moisturizing Words of Affirmation

Hello Everyone!
I have a link to share with you and some exciting news!!

I've started my own business! It's called
Pure Natural Blends!

Pure Natural Blends is all Natural! Our products contain 5 simple natural ingredients.

No Petroleum
No Alcohol
No Mineral Oils
No Beeswax
No Artificial Colors
No Perfumes
Pure Natural Blends contains no Parabens and is Cruelty Free!
The first ingredient isn't water! Pure Natural Blends products are quality products that can be used daily on hair and skin. Our product ingredients are all natural and beneficial! Pure Natural Blends products uses Coconut Oil, Mango Butter, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil and other natural ingredients to create blends suitable hair and skin. There are several blends available. Please browse and see what blends interest you! Pure Natural Blends hair cremes are for natural or relaxed hair. Being all natural, Pure Natural Blends cremes can be used by people of all ages, yes even babies**! 

**Please to be aware of any allergies to the ingredients listed in each blend. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New things.

Well I have some ideas going around in my head of a few projects. One is about hair products. I made my own "hair stuff" and I like it. I've given it to some friends to try out and got a few good reviews. I'm excited yet scared of this new thing. I love the product but I'm afraid of the legal stuff. I've heard that cosmetics aren't regulated by the FDA but I just want to make sure. My wonderful husband is the one that is great in this area. He's so good with research and looking into things. It overwhelms me to read the fine print. I'm such and idealist. I'll have several ideas come through my head and never do anything about them. Are you an idealist? I sort of get annoyed with myself when I do this because I need to get a notebook and just jot down all of the ideas that come.
Any how what do you do when fear comes into your mind? How do you conquer those moments when you are afraid to step out because of all the "what ifs"?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Small update

Well things are still going well. Just wanted to share some more pictures. It's a bit late so I think I will post more of my thoughts tomorrow. Lots of ideas and confusion swirling around in my head. I've got to sort them all out.

 This is me. A little bit of my snuggie's head is in the picture. She turned her head and got cut off the photo :(.

 These are my girls! Twins lol. In this picture they look a lot alike. I guess they would since they are identical but most of the time they look very different. Here's a picture of Ang. No relaxer just a flat iron and some homemade hair product. If you recall she had me take her locs down after a year of having them. So she's actually got relaxed ends but more natural than relaxed hair. Any how, she was singing in this picture.
Oh! Here are a couple of links I can to share with you!  The girls singing. They are 11 and still learning.
Ash singing Amazing Grace and Ang singing The Climb I've got some others of them singing there too.

Ok off to bed. More natural talk tomorrow.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wild and Straight

Hello Everyone,
Well my natural journey has been going well. Here is a recent picture. This is me and my 6 month old daughter. She's looking more and more like her father. I've been sort of letting it go. I do like this new style. I'm still getting used to it though. Every now and then I'll get the urge to straighten it.

Speaking of straightening hair, one of my daughters decided she didn't want locs any more. So we worked for weeks on taking them down. I agreed it wasn't a style she felt comfortable with. She is still natural with permed ends. We flat ironed it since she wanted it straight. It looks good. It had grown out well with the locs. I told her we've got to make sure we are doing the right thing so it won't ruin her hair. Here is a picture of her after a rough play lol!

This hair journey thing is very interesting. Through it I'm finding out more and more about myself and my girls. We are finding out what we like and don't like. None is wrong, it's just our own preference. I'm glad we are getting to know us and not what someone else influenced us to be. We are all experimenting with our hair as God made it. I like that.

Well we must be off to church now. I pray you all have a great day.
Live Well.