My Long & Crazy Journey!!!

Okay so I’ve decided to post my natural hair journey……

It all started In Chicago winter of 2008 around Christmas time we took a trip to Texas to visit family. My mom did my hair for me in a style called tie downs.(pictured below)0106090731-01 (2)so after the entire Christmas trip my mom re-did my hair in the same style for when we moved to Dallas in March 2009. Me not thinking I put Super glue on each one to secure it at the roots. (The most STUPID yet REWARDING mistake of my life) Okay back to the story so not realizing the glue seeped down into my actual hair that was braided underneath. Yea i know you’re all thinking why use super glue?, why this? and why that? Yea i thought the same. :/  Soooo….. soon It was time to take down my hair and i COULDN’T do it!!!!! I freaked i tried everything i could think of and nothing worked. I tried everything in my power to avoid cutting my hair. My mom and i even went to Home Depot just to check and see if they had any kind of products that remove super glue. We found Nothing!! So i had to do what i had to do . I loved my hair, no, it wasn’t natural but i had healthy hair and i was pleased with my length. (pictured Below)8077926(I had a perm in this picture) As you can see in the picture above I’ve always loved a auburn/copper colored hair even now. I think if this unfortunate event never happened i wouldn’t be natural today! Well i know you want to know…… Yes i cut it off, My heart was crushed into a million pieces i even cried. I’ve always loved my hair to the fullest. I was only Half way through my junior year of high school and had to deal with this.

Pictured below is the way it looked after i was done cutting the hair out including mine. it was all uneven all over because some wasn’t glued all the way and some was .

 The Day I Turned Kinky! 😉 06/14/09 1095 (2)This is after it was trimmed evenly (below)
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For a few months i wore wigs. I did twist under the wig and more protective styles. pictured below.

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I was content for now because i could go out without feeling some type of way. But in the back of my mind all i could think of was my hair being so short.  Seven months later my hair was growing at a nice speed and i was happy. my hair has always been a nice texture but when i went natural it was soft super curly and just amazing. I have 3C Texture. (After this point in time i never i didn’t wear wigs/weave anymore. i was too in love with the curly hair!)

Seven Months Kinky(01/11/2010)

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 This is 14 Months Kinky-8/15/2010

(Straightened Out)

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I was in LOVE my hair was extremely curly and it was growing!!!!!

15 Months 09/05/2010-(Curly Puff)

 

Look at those waves!!!!

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I love the waves and curls i miss them.

16 Months 10/17/2010(Straight)

My method of straightening

  • Blowout on damp hair with Hawaiian silk 14-in-1
  • Chi silk serum as i flat ironed it in small sections

(it protects from heat as well and adds extra sheen)

it comes out beautiful every time and last in Texas heat and humidity

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18 Months 12/09/2010 (Dyed & Kinky)

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12/14/2010 (Blow Out) & 12/16/2010( Straighten)

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12/20/2010(Straight Again)

My Hair was only Straightened in this picture i didn’t do anything else to it.

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Christmas 12/25/2010

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19 Months 1/26/2011

Half up/ Half Down Curly/ straight

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20 Months 02/10/2011

My version of the Lady Gaga Bow

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  • No curling iron was used. This style was done on wet curly hair using curl former. it dried and Wallah you get this!!

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Pregnant with my Princess 05/27/2012- (2yrs 11mnths)

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7/14/2012 (9 months Pregnant)- 3yrs 1mnth

By the time i was half way done with my pregnancy my hair was BSL

for those who arent familiar with the Kinky Girl Lingo it means Bra Strap Length.

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8/06/2012- 3 days after giving birth (3 yrs 2mnths)

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12/06/2012 (3.5 years) Twist OutIMAG1368

 

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4yrs 4mnths (Feb) 2013- Twist/Curly Fro’

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 IMAG18434yrs 5mnths March 2013

(03/01/2013)

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03/24/2013 (Pinned up curly style)

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This was the end of my curly Journey (In pictures). Little did i know that another journey was ahead of me. My husband has had loc’s for awhile now November 12th 2011. I’m the one who started his loc’s and helped him maintain them in the beginning.(he’s been maintaining them ever since) He’s been asking me for years “why don’t you get locs?”, “You wont have to do much to it” & ” I’ll Help you maintain them”  My response every time “No”, “Maybe one day”, “Okay tomorrow” and  “No” again. But i guess one day he didn’t have to ask i came to him and said
Me:”Bubby i want loc’s”
Him:Seriously
Me: Yea Lets do it

          Him: This is awesome!!!!

(This isn’t verbatim but you all get the gist)

He started them for me (October 16th 2013)

01/26/2014(5yrs2mnths(kinky)) (3mnthsLoc’d)

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5yrs 3mnths Kinky Feb 2014(4mnths loc’d)

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5yrs 4mnths March2014(5mnths Loc’d)

RETWIST!!!!!!!!!

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5yrs 5mnths April2014(6mnths Loc’d) They’re really locking up fast!

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  5yrs 7mnths June 2014 8mnths Loc’d Fully loc’d

Layered Ombre affect

(top layer) my natural brown hair

(middle) Red

(Bottom Layer) Blonde

I did Bantu knots all over my entire head 3 locs to every Bantu knot. As i was doing that i did a fresh re-twist at the same time. (Knocking out 2 birds with 1 stone.stone. Yay Me!!) I waited until dry and unraveled them and Wallah! (Effortless curly Locs)

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5yrs 9mnths(Kinky) August 2014 10mnths Loc’d

(I made this Loc Jewelry Below)

It was the black wire and i used something to make the wire Black & Gold

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Thank you all For tuning in to be apart of my long yet crazy, horrendous, rewarding, beautiful and glorious journey.

For Tips/Help & Question feel free to email or comment below. I will DEF. get back to you

Until next time guys! ENJOY!!! 🙂

-Signed Diary Of A Kinky Girl

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The Key to my Locs

IMG_3908So I decided out of the blue one day that i was going to just make my own loc jewelry. I knew what i needed and what i wanted so i did it! I’m a very random person and when i get a inspiration what ever it may be it fires something inside of me that just screams DO IT  DO IT DO IT!!! I Always end up with something really creative or different. This is what i came up with this time. I like black and gold and I absolutely LOVE Keys!!! Here it is the Key to my Locs.

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