Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tie that Head Up Gurl!!!

There is NO WAY I can comb through my hair when it's dry at this point, and combing through it wet is definatley a chore!!! Finger combing is the only option at this point, and it works well as long as I take my time. Anyway, so after rocking the braidout today, I realized there is no way I can sleep on my hair now when it's "out." This time instead of braiding it and rolling the ends with perm rods I just braided it and tucked the braids in themselves....basically kinda like Dr. Akbari's "Curly Fro" Lord knows I look like I should be pick'in cotton about I'm also going to spritz a little coconut oil on my hair too for added moisture. I will take pictures of the results and post them tomorrow.

Braid Out

This is my first attempt at a braid-out...not to bad. I put a headband on and off I went. I'm sure I can rock this look for a week until I get braids again. I can tell already that a braid out is not a good idea in cold weather though. Even thought I put perm rods on the ends of my hair to make sure that they were not straight, they were still a bit frizzy. I think I will put castor oil or olive oil on the ends next time...maybe that will help.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Check Out the New Growth Miss Celie

Now I understand why people who plan to transition for several months just give up and chop that mess off. What a tangled, nappy mess...LOL My last relaxer was nearly 4months ago and trying to detangle the two textures after taking out braids was no joke.

BTW....I also cut the braids to low in the crown of my head which resulted in me cutting my "own" hair. It wasn't really a big deal since I'm going to eventually chop this mess off any way.

After putting in a leave in conditioner (Aphogee), I sectioned off my hair with my fingers and added coconut oil and aloe vera gel to each section, combing through each section before braiding. I put perm rods at the end of each braid (because the ends are straight. This is my attempt at a braid out...we will see how it goes..I will take pictures.

The goal is to leave my hair down for one week before rebraiding it. I'm thinking of doing kinky twist, or maybe just getting corn rows. Braid can wreak havoc on your hair as well at times so maybe I should just do corn rows (getting them redone every 3 weeks) for the next 6 weeks. Who knows....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nappy Goes To the White House

Check out Miss Malia rocking her kinky twist....CUTE!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Here are a few pictures of the braid style I'm wearing right's nothing special (I can't stand the texture of the unbraided ends...I think I will use human hair with braid styles that have free ends from now on) but it will do until it's time to get them redone. I'm thinking about getting kinky twist the next time, and maybe a full sew in weave this spring. Check out Tori's blog....she is rocking a great full sew in while she transitions.