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

Easy transitioning styles

This post is for all my aspiring naturalistas who are about to give up on transitioning or think there’s no styles that can work with your relaxed ends. I’m here to tell you, hold on sis!

I feel like I’ve rambled on & on on how long I transitioned, so if you have any further questions on my journey – feel free to write me!

This post is for all my aspiring naturalistas who are about to give up on transitioning or think there’s no styles that can work with your relaxed ends. I’m here to tell you, hold on sis! There is and of course I have receipts.

1. Perm Rod Sets

I LOVED doing perm rod sets while I was transitioning. I love curls and these sets would have my hair soooo poppin. I can’t do them at the length my natural hair is at now, but when I get some inches back, I’ma get these sets back crackin’ again.

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2. Flexi Rod Sets

Another one of my favs were flexi rod sets. I didn’t do these as often as other styles because they are a complete bitch to sleep in! Ugh. Neck will be on all kinds of swole. But they’re cute as hell when done the right way.

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3. The Puff

Okay, I lied. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the puff. The easiest lazy b*tch style for naturalistas, but its also cute as hell. So I have to keep it real and let ya’ll know this puff wasn’t my real hair. I bought it from my local beauty supply store for like $12 bucks but it was so worth it. Nobody knew the difference and couldn’t nobody tell me I wasn’t PAWPIN.

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4. Crochet styles

Sew-in who? Crochet is my shizzzz. It’s super easy to do, low maintenance and cute as hell! I sat my ass on Youtube one day and figured out how to do a crochet style myself and it came out bomb (as pictured in the blue Cubs shirt).

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Also, wigs but I don’t have to go in-depth because ya’ll already knew that. 😉

If you transitioned, what were your go-to styles? Comment below!

~ NaturallyLisee