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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Star Andrews Whips Her Hair on Ice

I just watched this video and it was absolutely adorable. Starr Andrews, a 9 year old amateur ice skater does a routine to Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair". She embodies the essence of the young singer from her funky fashion sense to a play on her creative hairstyle.  Not only is Starr a little cutie, her routine was genius. This young lady is definitely a star in the a making.  Hope you enjoy.


Here's another group of women with gorgeous hair. These women can really rock a short do.

Solange Knowles

Chrisette Michele

Bre Skullark



Changes for 2011!

It's been a while since I have updated. I hope everyone had a happy holiday. In the upcoming year, I will be making a few changes to my blog, hair care and fitness routine. These changes are as follows:
  1. Quarterly length checks (every three months). The first one is coming up by the end of next week.
  2. Bunning 3 or more days per week. I think that this will really help with my retention...fingers crossed.
  3. Product reviews. 
  4. Monthly weigh-ins rather than twice a month. 
I believe these are all the changes I have so far.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Check Out My Feature On

My natural hair story is featured on StrawberriCurls.

How long have you been natural and when did you BC?
I have been natural for almost 1 year and 3 months. I BCed September 29, 2009 after a 7 month transition.

What are your staple products and hairstyles?
My staple products are Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner, EcoStyler Gel (olive oil), EVOO, and Unrefined Shea Butter. My staple hairstyles are mini twist, chunky twist outs, and straightening (once a month).

To get the rest of my story click on the link above!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weigh-in Day

I weigh myself every two weeks on Sunday.  Today, I was pleased with the results. I have lost 2.5lbs over the last two weeks. I am currently 1.5lbs away from my year end goal and 11.5lbs from my ultimate goal.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2010-2011 Winter Hair Regimen

I have quite a few products in rotation at the moment, but my actually regimen is pretty simple. I am very frugal...I absolutely love cheap products!

Current Products

Shampoos:  Suave Kids 2 in 1 Shampoo, ORS Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Deep Conditioners: ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Pak, Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose

Regular Conditioners: Suave Natural Tropical Coconut Conditioner, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration

Leave-ins/Moisturizers: Palmers Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Milk, Creme of Nature Lemongrass & Rosemary Leave-in

Stylers: ORS Lock & Twist Gel, Ecostyler Gel (Olive Oil), Fantasia Heat Protectant (serum)

Sealants: EVOO, Unrefined Shea Butter

Protein: 1 egg whipped a cheap conditioner and melted shea butter

  • Straighten (once a month)
  • Mini Twist
  • Twist/Braid/Bantu Knot Outs (done on damp, dry, or previously straighten hair)
  • Buns (high/low/side, done on an old set or straighten hair)
I wash my hair with shampoo every two weeks and generally co-wash during the off week.  I deep condition with every shampoo wash and  do a protein treatment once a month before I straighten. I usually apply leave-in conditioner and seal ends, then put my hair in two cornrows to allow it to stretch and partially dry before beginning to style.

Celebrity Hair Idols!

Just for fun, I wanted to post pictures of celebrities that have hair that I have always loved. In my opinion each of these women have gorgeous healthy hair that is drool worthy.  Well, on to the pics.

 Alicia Keys

Rachel True

Tatyana Ali

Tracee Ellis Ross

Monday, December 6, 2010

Southern Tease Bun

Last night I fell asleep without my satin bonnet, I know, that's a big NO NO, but it happens.  Needless to say, my curls from the bantu knot out was in total disarray.  So I decided to do my version of the Southerntease bun, but place it slightly off center to the right. I really like how it came out.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Last night I put about 15 bantu knots in my previously straighten hair that was staring to revert. First I moisturized my hair with Palmer's Moisturizing Hair Milk. Then I put a dab of shea butter on each section before knotting.
Front View

Left side

Right Side

Back View

Before taking the knots out today, I covered my finger tips with a little olive oil. I find that this keeps the frizz to a minimum.  Here are the results.
Front View

Left Side

Right Side

Back Side
I really like the way this came out.




Welcome to my blog!!! I will be using this blog to express personal feelings about things I love. I will primarily focus on my natural hair care and my weight loss goals.

Natural Hair Care
First, I will be documenting my hair growth and retention as well as various styles. I BCed to about 3-3.5 inches of hair in September 2009 after transitioning for 7 months. Currently, I have about 11 inches all around, except the bang which is about 9 inches.  It's pretty good growth and retention, but I expected more. So starting now, December 5, 2010, I'm on a mission to grow my natural hair long and healthy.

I also plan to showcase various natural sistas that inspire me and can be an inspiration to others. If you would like to tell your story on my blog email me at with Hair Journey as the subject.

Weight Loss
I plan to document my journey to a healthy weight. Currently I am using the Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum on the Wii three days a week.  I am seeing results already.  I plan to incorporate Zumba at the beginning of 2011.

Hope you enjoy!