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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5 “NATURAL HAIR RULES” THAT I BREAK (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 OILS

Yep, I don’t use any oils in my hair anymore. I read a lot of articles, blog forums, etc. from day-to-day, and I realized oils can do more harm than good – especially when you aren’t clarifying your hair regularly.

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

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

 

3. WASH DAYS AREN’T AN ALL DAY THING

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, shampoo 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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