Friday, October 12, 2012

My Favorite Products!

My Favorite Products and Current Regimen.

Head on over to my new blog: SOPHISTAKINKY.COM
I will be posting on there for now on!

What are your favorite natural hair products?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Naptural85's method for 'Effortless Beach Waves'

After watching Naptural85's method for 'Effortless Beach Waves', I knew I had to try!
I absolutely love this easy, quick, and fun style!

Check Out her video to see the method used!

Here is what I used:

Bobby Pins.
 I used bobby pins to secure my bantu knots in place so they didn't unravel.

Olive Oil.
I used olive oil to seal after spritzing with a LITTLE (emphasis on little) amount of water.

End Result:

Let me know if you try this style and how it turns out!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 2012 Length Check!

I got caught in the rain and my hair looks a mess!

 I'm not too fond of these pictures, but here is a quick length check!
13 months post BC, 24 months post relaxer.




Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Braid-out Routine.

I've been wearing my hair in braid-outs lately. They are easy and don't take much time!

I alternate between a middle and side part.

All I do is spritz with a little water and section my hair into 8 parts. I add a drop of Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and shea butter mixture and flat braid each section.

I've also tried it with leave in conditioner.
Here are the results:

"How sexy hair is born! I added a little leave in conditioner to dry hair, sealed with oil and flat braided my hair into 8 braids. I bobby pinned them on the opposite side to stretch it more."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Natural Hair: A Look?

Lately, I've been hearing natural hair referred to as, 'a look'. This is something that occurred before, but since I'm a rookie in the game, I'm noticing it more and more. 

To me, a look implies something that is created. One does not decide to wear their hair natural to appear a certain way. If they did, their decision was for the wrong reason. Being natural isn't a style or a fad-- it's a lifestyle. 

Some people wear their hair natural to nurture their health. Your hair shouldn't be left out of your health routine. For many, it is easier to have natural hair rather than worry about 'sweating out your edges' when you workout. Wearing your hair in its natural state may also encourage better health. You can't expect your hair to grow and thrive when you are putting toxic in your body. My decision to wear my hair natural was influenced by a combination of things. Health was an important factor, but self-love was the main determinant. 

I decided to love myself entirely. Regardless of what society thinks, I am sufficient, my hair included. 

Sporting your natural curls, kinks, and coils isn't for vanity. A little piece of me dies inside when someone says, 'Not everyone can pull off the natural look'. It only shows how far we have to go as a society. Natural hair is beautiful. Don't get discouraged if people don't agree with your choice to wear your hair in it's natural state. Show them with your actions why natural hair is a great decision.

Confidence looks good on anyone. Many people didn't like my hair when I first went natural. Instead of replying to the nonsense, I showed them by caring for my hair. Now that my hair is longer, many people don't have much to say, but that they love it!

"It doesn't matter what anyone says; all that matters is what you think of yourself." -India Arie

My 1 Year Natural Anniversary!

I couldn't let July go by without showing a comparison since I am now 1 year natural!
My big chop date was July 2, 2011. 

It has been 2 years since my last relaxer and I haven't considered going back to the creamy crack. I love my natural hair and the only thing I want it to be is bigger!

Check out my growth!

July 2011

March 2012

July 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012