Natural Hair Post #2: 8/21/09

Posted on August 22, 2009. Filed under: Hair, Hair Journey, Style, Women | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

so.. this is my second post about my Natural Hair Journey. I was recently rocking some cornrows (that I did myself by the way) and just took that transition style down. I just wanted to do a quick update on what i’m doing to my hair since I took my braids down && how I keep it moisturized. It seems that my hair has grown at least a half-inch, as well, but those braids also take a toll. I’m glad that I don’t have to constantly comb my hair everyday, but I easily get frustrated when unraveling. I had many many knots and tangles and I was literally ripping at my hair && now I regret it. I know I should NOT have done my hair like that but next time i’ll try to do better. I’m still new to this “demarcation line” so hair, please bare with me!

Before I braided my hair up && after my big chop (in the back) I wasn’t really comfortable wearing my hair out but now that it has grown some I love it…I think it’s pretty nice. It’s also helping me to embrace && love my natural hair as it is. I will probably add pics later. I just don’t really have the time tonight.

My Moisturizer
–My Moisturizer.

While in transition mode, I have been rocking the two-strand twist style, as well as the braids (switching of). I am loving this transition style. It’s easy to do && it helps to keep your hair moisturized. What I usually do is just twist my hair at night (while wet), applying my shea butter mixture && moisturizer to each of the strands to twist. This way my entire head gets equal treatment when it comes to the care of it. I may sometimes also spray my hair with this little concoction of mine: mostly just different types of oils && water just to keep my hair extra soft.

–This is a link to a tutorial of RusticBeauty’s two strand twist, just for those of you that are curious as to what i’m talking about in this post..

In the morning I just undo the twists && style as I choose. Most of the time you have to pick out the roots because it’s easy for the hair to keep the parts you make in order to twist.

So I just wake up, untwist, pick apart the strands && then pick out the roots for more fullness..

I’m sure this is a common and well-known transitioning && natural style. Wish me luck on my journey!!
Tips && Suggestions are much appreciated!!!!!!!


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3 Responses to “Natural Hair Post #2: 8/21/09”

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Good luck on your transition! It sounds like you’re doing GREAT 🙂 Do you deep condition? You might want to add one into your routine to help keep your new growth moisturized.


Yes ma’am I do. I try to deep condition every week unless I have braids or another style that can’t be washed. I use the Shea Butter & Green Tea Deep Conditioner but i’m still looking for something better…I also use the Profectiv Growth Conditioner to deep condition, but I can only find packets. I haven’t found an actual bottle of the stuff.

Hey, have you visited the website You may have but it is a great site and has specific sections (including natural hair and transitioning) every question you can think of is on there from women all over.

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