Saturday, April 16, 2011
Do you have support in your relationship when it comes to your natural journey? For me..YES!! In my particular situation my husband loves the fact that not only I'm natural but our daughter is too. He is the type of person that thinks WAY outside the box so when I decided to embark on this journey to be "different" he was my biggest cheerleader. He's even trying to learn the natural hair lingo! A few weeks ago he said, "I like it when you where your hair parted in the middle and wavy"- the translation of that is that he likes me to where my hair in a twistout!! LOL! So what does your spouse/significant other think of your natural hair??
Posted by Kirstin at 7:03 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
So I have apparently been wet bunning and didn't realize that me slapping my hair in a bun the way I do had a special natural hair term. Wet bunning is basically putting your hair in a bun while damp. Here are the steps to properly and safely wet bun:
1. Start with freshly co-washed/washed hair
2. Condition as normal and rinse
3. Apply leave in conditioner
4. If needed, apply gel to the base of the bun to smooth hair
5. Create a ponytail
6. Create the bun
7. Let air dry
This method eliminates the need to straighten the hair and use unsafe methods such as heat. In my opinion the messier the bun looks the more chic it looks.
Now to much of a good thing is bad! So it is very important that you find ways to protect your hair line because bunning can cause that area to suffer. Here is how you can safely bun:
1. Don't pull your hair into a tight ponytail. You should be able to comfortably blink your eyes..lol!
2. Take the bun down and let the hair rest often. I usually don't go past 4 days with the same bun..I let it down and redo it!
3. Protect your hair at night. Wrapping with a scarf and even using a satin bonnet, this also will protect your style.
With all of this being said, go on and enjoy a bun!!
Posted by Kirstin at 7:09 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011
It's about to be that time of year when I get back into wearing wash/go's...the problem now is I have quite a bit of length. With length, comes responsibility! So for some time I've been experimenting as to how can I maintain my hair at night and have 2nd...maybe 3rd day hair. I've found my solution. We've all heard of the "pineapple method" from other naturals. This method involves pulling your hair into a high (almost at your hairline) loose ponytail. Well I tried it and it gave me nightmare hair in the AM. My sides were all straightened out and my hair just had a weird shape. After a lazy night I decided to just throw my hair back in a loose ponytail and EUREKA..I found my nighttime, wash/go, 2nd day hair miracle. So sometimes simpler is best. I also gave up my silk bonnet and opted for a silk pillowcase. The pillowcase won't ruin the shape of my hair and it's just more attractive for those "intimate", spontaneous moments with the hubs..lol!! So what works for you at night? And does your style (braidout, twistout, or wash/go) make the decision of which nighttime method will be best to use?
Posted by Kirstin at 1:32 PM
Monday, March 21, 2011
When I first looked at this product a few months ago...I said "yea right...what is that going to do for ME?" But to my surprise this lil device WORKS!! It appears it works for curlies and permed ladies to create chic, neat looking buns. It is so easy to used.
1. Pull hair into a ponytail and secure with a non-metal holder.
2. Slide ponytail through the hole in the bun maker
3. Fold hair over the holder to camouflage the material! And you have the perfect bun.
I also didn't feel like I had to pull my hair tight to achieve my desired look and my hair feel weightless! So Supernaturals...make this super purchase at your local beauty supply or drug store and you'll have a chic way to rock style and protect your hair at the same time! Happy Shopping! Stay Curly!
Posted by Kirstin at 4:35 PM
I'm proud to announce my 8 year old has FINALLY transitioned back to natural hair! It took us a total of 2 years but it was worth the wait. She is loving her natural hair! And YES she is still whipping it!!!
Posted by Kirstin at 3:29 PM