I've been following blogs such as CurlyNikki, HoneyBrownSugar, ManeandChic, etc., starting in January. February of 2009 marked my 2 year post relaxer marked! I celebrated by having my layers cut, and therefore the last few relaxed ends were snipped. This was a very liberating experience and I am now proud to show off my "nappy/curly" locks!!! Since, I've only flat ironed my hair once (March 17th) and don't plan on flat ironing again until a special occasion.
I've experienced MANY trial and error hairstyles such as wash and gos, bantu-knot outs, and twist outs.... each time it seems like I get a different result. I rarely ever remember my regime, so now I am determined to log all of my experiences in this very blog. Who knows how big it'll get and how many other natural curly girls I can help along the way.
SO, I guess I'll start with a bio about my hair....
I think I am considrered 3C, 4A... During wash and go's in early February, I experienced a lot of dryness and became very frustrated. I've seemed to remedy this just a bit by using products recommended and used by lots of other girls.
So thus far, my list of products consists of:
Herbal Hessences Hello Hydration Conditioner
Aussie Moist Conditoner
VO5 Hair Milks Conditioner
ORGANIC, Root Stimulation - Olive Oil, Oil Moisterizing Hair Lotion
Palmer's Olive Oil Gro Therapy
Lets Jam (barely ever)
Pantene Pro-V R&N Shampoo (and conditioner, but haven't used the conditioner since Jan)
I'll start a product wish list soon as well as update the one above... but right now, gotta go! I'll leave you with pics of my hair
1st and 2nd picture : February 2009, last few inches of relaxed hair finally cut
3rd picture (me on left): Curly fro-hawk created w/ a banana clip
4th Picture: December 2008, sister blow dried, curled hair w/ flat iron (still has relaxed ends)