208, 2014

Your Journey Is Not A Race With Others: Be True To Yourselves

By |August 2nd, 2014|Curls|8 Comments

My Rant: 

I feel the need to address the elephant in the room. I have noticed lately that there are some naturals that aren’t being so honest when it comes to interacting with their audiences on social media, and I think that it is crazy. Why lie and become a curly imposter? Why not just keep it real? The choice to be natural is supposed to your own journey and for your own person reasons, not just because everyone else is doing it. I have watched these people on these social networks sites blatantly lie about the prepping/styling method of their hair whether it was a twist out, bantu knot out, wash & go, etc.  We can tell that your twist out is not a wash & go boo.  No one will judge or think any less of you for telling the truth. In fact, with honesty, you may be helping out someone else who has a very similar hair texture/pattern as yours. I look at it as a win-win situation. Lying just creates drama, confusion, and questions.

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1007, 2014

“I’m Not Paying That Much Money For Those Products”

By |July 10th, 2014|Curls|1 Comment

I hear this from the newbies all the time.  That and…”It costs too much money to be natural.”

It doesn’t have to. There are still good products out there for the naturals on a budget, teenagers who have allowances, or just a frugal individuals in general. When I started paying attention to the type of products that I was using in my natural hair, I was still in college so you know how that is(Ramen Noodles & chump change). Here are a list a good ol’ budget-friendly products, everything under $10. Most of this stuff (If not all) is at the drugstore or Target.

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2803, 2014

Natural Hair Product Capitalism

By |March 28th, 2014|Personal, Rant|10 Comments

I’m trying not to make this a rant so forgive me if it slowly turns into one.

Have you all noticed that all these hair companies are now trying to cash in and cater to the natural hair community?  I feel a certain type of way about it. Where were you guys at when I really needed you? I needed products back in like 2003. I use to stroll up and down the hair aisle for hours reading labels and hunting for products. I used to settle on mousses, gels, curl activators, oh and Hawaiian silky. (Who used to use Hawaiian Silky?) Some examples of major hair companies that have started marketing to the naturals are Dr. Miracles, Dark & Lovely, Soft sheen-Carson, Motions, QP Elasta, and even Pro-style. I have not purchased any of those brands for natural hair care because I feel like they are just doing it for the money. Do they genuinely care about the well being of your curls?  Was there any real care or effort in creating these products? What if they are the same products for the relaxed ladies but just repackaged and put on the shelf for a higher price?
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203, 2014

HEAT DAMAGE…What do I do about it?

By |March 2nd, 2014|Personal, Tips|0 Comments

I Hate These Unruly Straight Pieces!!!

By the way, my hair loves being cut. It looks better and cooperates more.

I just realized that I hadn’t officially completed an update of how I’m doing. I recently made the decision to go heatless. I’m not going to set a deadline of how long anymore; I will just go with the flow. If I am heatless for 6 months, great. A year? Even better. Two years? Awesome.

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2202, 2014

Miss Jessie’s products helped give my hair life.

By |February 22nd, 2014|Products, Tips|1 Comment

Ok, so this is my own opinion. No one paid me to write this or bribed me or anything like that. The fact of the matter is, is that I love Miss Jessie’s products. These products have helped me to be able to get the MOST out of my wash & go’s. (Before I was using just shea butter & pro style brown gel…I know :-O)  I’ve noticed that a lot of blogs try to bash Miss Jessie’s for not using completely natural products, but I say to each their own. I’m not one of those ingredients Nazis. I do not know if the ingredients in Miss Jessie’s are all completely natural or not. What I do know is that these products work for me and they are not hurting my hair in any type of way. In fact, my hair just seems to love it. I have been able to achieve such lovely big spirally curls from using pillow soft curls, which is a styler*.

* A styler is a product that I apply to my hair after I have thoroughly moisturized my hair. It provides a light hold for less frizz but no crunch.

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1602, 2014

My Staple Products For Wash Day! Poos & Condishes

By |February 16th, 2014|Products, Tips|3 Comments

*Disclaimer: These products work for my hair type, texture & porosity. Results on your hair will vary.*

My hair type: 3b
My hair texture: fine
My hair porosity: low

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3001, 2014

Palmers Deep Conditioning Protein Pack Product Review

By |January 30th, 2014|Products, Reviews|1 Comment

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3001, 2014

Hello Naturalistas!

By |January 30th, 2014|Personal|2 Comments

I am so happy that I have finally started this blog. My voice can finally be heard…well read. I have so much to say that I feel as though I am about to burst.

Let’s see where do I start?  I suppose that I will do a short introduction.My name is Sara, I live in Chicago, and I have been natural all my life. Even though I have never had a relaxer, I have only been cherishing, embracing, and really caring for the well being of my natural hair for about 2 years.  I did not always understand how to take care of my hair properly. For the most part I was confused as a teenager. I thought that the best way to wear my hair was to straighten the life out of it. I mean I was OBSESSED with stick straight hair and was even fearful of letting people see me after I washed my hair.

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