Monday, December 17, 2012

My Loc'd Regimen at Two-Weeks

I have received quite a few questions about my regimen thus far with my new set of Traditional Locs, so I made a video to show you exactly what I'm using and how I use them on my locs.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Locs Are Born: Est. 12/12/12

I started my locs today using the Backcombing method I shared with you a few weeks ago [HERE]. I am very happy with the way my locs came out using this method mixed with Palm-Rolling! The instant "loc'd look" definitely is what I was going for instead of having the look of comb coils or two-strand twists.

Check out my first video in my "Traditional Locs Vlog" series for more details and pictures of the establishment, loc count, and products I used... 

Luv Your Mane Event in NYC

When I saw Taren Guy post that she was going to be hosting a natural hair event in NYC, I knew it was going to be big and that I had to go! Luckily my sis Alex loves New York and agreed to join me on the adventure.

Upon getting to NYC, we met up with another Naturalista and headed out to Hair Rules for the event. When we got there, the line to get in was literally around several blocks and it was freezing cold out. We barely made it into the event and when we did get in, like I expected, it was packed!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Taking Out My Sisterlocks

I know I said I was going to keep my "natural headband" even through my traditional locs journey, but I couldn't deal with them any longer. At first, they were really cool because of the Loc Wrap [HERE] and, admittedly,  I wasn't totally ready to let them go. But as the weeks progressed I knew this day would come...So this morning, the day before my Traditional Loc journey, I took out my last two Sisterlocks. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

[Product Review] Chunky Twist Out with Liquid Pomade

You saw in the Carol's Daughter Holiday Mixer Recap [HERE] that I picked up some of the "Hair Balm: Liquid Pomade" and was anxious to try a Twist-Out with it. 

After the event, I immediately went home and did a few twists on my old Wash-N-Go with the Hair Balm....

[Recap] Holiday Mixer at Carol's Daughter

Last night Jess, Crystal and I went out to Virginia for the Holiday Mixer at Carol's Daughter. The event was put together by Marques Davis Productions and included fashion, beauty, and hair care information and giveaways. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hair Diary: Elegant Gala Hairstyles

TB and I were invited to a Holiday Gala this weekend and I immediately thought..."What am I going to do with my hair"? Honestly, I had a moment of panic thinking just wearing my TWA wouldn't be fancy enough... How silly of me right? Luckily, I was running a little behind and just decided to do a Wash-N-Go. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

In the Stylist's Chair: CURLS Curl Control Paste

Since I will be starting my locs in a few days, I still want to share loose natural hair products with you so I'm launching a new series called "In the Stylist's Chair". In this new series, I will feature styles I create and/or products that I have discovered and I'll share the results of their styling capabilities.

Marley Twists on Amma's Natural Hair

Today, I had the opportunity to install Marley Twists on a fellow Naturalista in the DMV area, Amma. She has a beautiful head of thick tightly-coiled hair and it was perfect for trying the CURLS Control Paste.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Would You Get Loc Extensions?

With less than a week until I start my Traditional Locs, I thought Loc Extenstions would it'd be a good topic to discuss. Check out the latest video in the NuGrowth Chat series and leave your comments, thoughts, opinions, or experience on the video [HERE].

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Life As a Hair Stylist Who Cares

As many of you know (or may not know), I quit my corporate job back in July and since then I have started an apprenticeship to obtain my Cosmetology License while also working as a Natural Hair Stylist & Loctician. So far, my experience has been amazing, beyond amazing honestly! I have been able to connect with so many beautiful women and even a few readers of my blog, which has been really cool to say the least!

Even though I am in the early stages of my career in Cosmetology, I see the need to reconnect the Salon/Hair Stylist to women with Natural Hair. I've heard so many women exclaim about bad experiences within a Salon and encountering Stylist that don't know how to or, dare I say, care to take of natural hair. I think that is ludicrous. Natural hair is beautiful, more versatile, and manageable with patience, at least in my opinion but I could go on about that topic forever. I really wanted to share a few hairstyles on natural hair that I've done lately...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Natural Hair Wishlist

On Thursday, posted their annual "Natural Hair Bloggers' Holiday Gift Guide" [HERE], and I was quite impressed with their selections!

With over 25 different bloggers offering recommendations there were items ranging from Books to Jewelry to Products and other Handmade creations. I scrolled through all the items and here are a few items that caught my eye... 

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