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!