FEED YOUR MANE IT NEEDS AND WATCH HOW IT’LL GROW

This is my personal visual representation of struggling hair versus healthy hair.

The pic on the left was taken in Dec. 2016. That was my silk press during my transitioning stage. The pic on the right was taken Nov. 2017, and was my first silk press since Dec. 2016. Even with color, you can tell how much fuller and healthy my hair looks.

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Okay, so now that you’re impressed and everything – what’s my secret to healthy colored hair? My #1 advice is you HAVE to feed your mane what it needs. Keeping your hair moisturized is always the first step. I mainly take use of water and oils in a spray bottle and I use it allllll the time. As soon as my hair feels dry, brittle, anything – I run to the spray bottle.

Also, protective styling. Wigs, braids of any sort, twists, anything low-manipulation where your hands aren’t constantly in your head is also a major key.

Take care of your hair, feed it what it needs, and sit back and watch how full and healthy it becomes. FACTS!

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IS YOUR HAIR STILL “NATURAL” IF IT’S COLORED??? (plus deets on my hair color)

Lawd. I didn’t even know this was a real argument until recently. But like I said in previous posts, the natural hair community can be really *whispers* crazy af.

Bu since this is a real debate I welcome a little controversy and I love throwing in my 2 cents so… here it is.

YES. I think so. Why? Because it’s YOUR hair and I you do whatever the hell you want to it. This is our problem, we police silly things entirely too much. In my opinion, I’m not chemically straightening my hair but instead chemically adding life into it lol.

I have always loved my hair but I felt so dead and dull with black hair. I’m a vibrant person and I need some POP! So, I decided to color my hair last month.

Was I scared? Hell nah. More so excited as hell. Call me a rebel, fake natural, or whatever but I needed that pop. Everyone is also always buzzing about “hair porosity type” and I think mine is normal and my stylist did too. My hair took VERY WELL to the color. I felt presidential af after my hair appointment lol.

Here’s another pic of how it looked if ya’ll missed it in my previous post:

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Anywho, my appointment went really well and as you can see I was CLEARLY feeling myself. So far, I haven’t experienced any abnormal breakage or dryness, but then again I think I have good hair maintenance (I think you have to anyway if you want to color your hair). But I also noticed something else. My hair texture drastically changed for the BETTER. After I cut off the rest of my relaxed ends, my hair was super curly in the back and straight af in the front. I thought I had fucked something up or something because it was super weird. However, after my appointment, I noticed my entire head was now curling up the same way. I was like “MAMAAAAA I MADE IT!” Lol. Those inconsistent textures were annoying as hell.

But that was my 2 cents. My overall point is: even if you don’t consider women who color their hair “natural” – why do you even care that much? It’s HAIR. Let them live sis. It’s definitely a choice and you shouldn’t choose to judge someone for it. Ya’ll already give relaxed girls a hard enough time as it is, got them regretting life decisions nsht lol.

But I’m done. What are you guys opinions on this? Let’s hear it – comment below!

Xoxo, ~ NaturallyLisee

 

 

 

 

7 NATURAL HAIR RULES THAT I BROKE (and probably still do.. sshhhh)

If you’re a member of the natural hair community, you know that natural hair gurus can be EVIL! There’s all these rules on what you should and shouldn’t do to your hair and it can be stressful af if you’re just starting your natural hair journey. The good thing is, everyone’s hair is different and its best to do what works for you.

Here’s 5 natural hair rules that I broke (and continue to break) to this day. Don’t yell it out to the world though, I don’t want any fro sistas coming for me lol!

1. I DON’T USE COCONUT OIL.

Word on the street was coconut oil was the shiiitttt, so I’m like shit, I wana be the shitttttt so let me try it. I ended up looking like a piece of shit after using it because it did absolutely nothing to my hair. NAY-THING. I actually tried a bunch of different oils, but the only thing that truly moisturizes my scalp is a good ole jar of blue magic (yes, the grease your mama would pull out back in the day to get you school picture ready). Get chu someee.

2. I DON’T DRY MY HAIR WITH NOTHING FANCY.

On wash day, I use a regular towel. It actually may even be 100% cotton. Sue me.

3. I DON’T FINGER DETANGLE.

Kudos to people that can do this, but my hair is entirely too thick and crazy, it would just look back at me like “biiitch please.” I use a denman brush to detangle, and I love it! Works like a charm.

4. I DON’T HAVE A WASH DAY “RITUAL.”

Girls on Youtube be doing the absolute most with their “wash day routines.” It doesn’t take me hours to wash my hair. I hop in the shower, wash and condition, wash my body, get out, apply my leave-in, put it in twists or a puff and go about my day. That simple lol. I don’t wash my hair in “sections” either. Fawk. Dat.

5. I DON’T CONSISTENTLY CLIP MY ENDS.

Look. While transitioning and even now as a full natural, I’ve seen a professional natural hair stylist MAYBE twice and that’s when I decided to let them trim my ends. If I see something looking dead and ratchet af on my own I’ll cut it, but I could have dead ass ends and not even know it lol.

6. I EAT LIKE SHIT.

Fried chicken (and chicken in general) is like 95% of my diet, no lie. The other 5% of that is complete bullsh*t. Would my hair be longer if I ate healthier? Maybe, maybe not.. but I may never know.

7. I DON’T OWN A SATIN PILLOWCASE.

I have a bonnet, but I don’t always sleep with it on. I sleep like a grown ass man, so I have to choose my battles. Sleeping “cute” is rarely ever an option for me.

But like I mentioned before, do what works best for YOUR hair. That’s the beauty in black women, we’re not all built the same and our beauty takes on many forms. 🙂

Comment below with any natural hair rules that you broke!

Xoxo, ~ NaturallyLisee