Thursday, June 30, 2011

Toya's Natural Hair Journey: My (Almost) Sixth Month Milestone

Toya's Natural Hair Journey: My (Almost) Sixth Month Milestone

Well, the quest for the perfect hair styling product combo continues. I tried to combine Kinky Curly with some Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and my hair was like “We said NO!” I can’t get my hair back to the texture it was before I started using it but I really think (hope) that has to do with the hot weather and not the products. I will say however that even though I am struggling to find the right products, I have arrived at one natural hair journey milestone. My TWA (teeny weeny afro) that I started close to six months ago has now grown into a full grown…

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*Da-da-da-daaaaaaa!!!* AFRO PUFF! Yes yes yes , I FINALLY have the much coveted afro puff. By the way, the above is a pic with my girl Ta-Tanisha Thomas taken at the Crave Nashville party.  Crave is a fantastic organization that connects and  fosters community amongst  women business owners. Ta-Tanisha's blog, The Queen’s Castle is an entertainment blog with all news, no gossip. It’s wonderful. Be sure to check out her blog and Like it on Facebook.

Back to my hair. Man, you can’t get me out of an afro puff right now. I slap some Eco Styler Argan Gel and some extra virgin olive oil in this joker and go about my BUSINESS! I love putting flowers in it too.


That’s my buddy Brandon and me brunchin’ for the Lord (seriously, you have no idea how much food was on that table.  We get down.) one Saturday morning. I still have a ways to go until I am back to my big curly afro but one milestone is better than none.

You just don't know what you got til it's gone, do you? *Sigh*

Tomorrow is Friday Rodriguez (payday Friday) and I will be buying new products. Anyone have any suggestions for my 4A hair?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like kimmay tubes leave in conditioner for moisture. I use various styling aids on top of it after it dries for hold. I like the curls product line and also kinky curly's leave in by itself. The curling custard is ICK. I'm a product junkie and am still looking for the just right styling product so good luck!

Anonymous said...

I like using the clear eco styler and I shingle my hair with it. It makes my curls very define. Since shrinkage and I arent on the same page. To stretch my hair(i'm 3c4a) I band with baby scruchies over night sometimes. When I take my time I twist my hair with African Shea Butter. I mix it with olive oil and I coat my hair and twist it overnight. I also love uncle funky's curl magic. I've been natural for a year and 3 months and what has helped me in this journey is putting in my hair type on fotki and youtube to see what other girls with my hair type use. I hope this helps! :)

ToyaBGLU said...

Thanks yall. As far as the banding, I may be too lazy for that. LOL! My problem is second day hair. Will my hair still look good the sceond day after I stretch it?

Anonymous said...

It should....It may not look exactly like the 1st day but you should get some days out of it. Just dont spray a lot of water on it. Use just enough to manipulate how u want it to look. I also use a diffusor at the root of my hair to stretch my curls.

pfirsch said...

Hey, Toya! You should check out Naptural85 on YouTube, this video in particular . I'm not sure how you feel about twists, but I have tried this method (minus the flax seed gel) and it works wonderfully!

pfirsch said...

For whatever reason, it wouldn't let me post the link to the video. It's Ultra Defined Twist Out Tutorial No Heat Curls "Natural Hair"