Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Style Files|2013 in Review


In the last 6 months of 2012, I wore protective styles consistently, which helped me retain some length and reaching this milestone in January of 2013.

 I got tired of the protective styling , so I played in my hair a bit in January, February and March.

I never liked my twist out so I ended up wearing twists covered with a beanie  for the entire three months.The stuffed Cinnabon was worn  once for a special occasion. 

In April,I embraced my hair once again and did not care that my twists were looking frizzy after a few days. So I rocked two strand twists and twist updo quite a lot and ocassionally wore a twist out.


 I got more creative and added flat twists by the end of April.

At this time, I had learned that roller setting my twists gave the illusion of full hair.
In May, I got even more creative and used African Threading to create some styles. I was called "color purple" on Facebook for choosing to wear my natural hair the way I wanted it.
I don't understand why it is okay for some to wear their twists in a bun but it was not okay for me to wear twist-looking threaded plaits in a bun. I really did not care for their foolishness, so I rocked these hairstyles for as long as they looked descent.
 Then I explored further because I wanted to have faith in my  hair that it could hold styles.
Believe me when I say I enjoyed these styles. I really learned to love my fragile fine hair.

Then in June, I felt like my hair needed a break, so I started the protective style journey again.

And every month, I wore a different protective style that lasted for a month.
 
Once I gained confidence about using extensions oneself, the sky became my limit. Marley hair became a must-have iny product/ tool stash.

So in July, I got creative more with Marley hair by adding little pieces of hair to makey flat twist updo look full.
In August and September, I wore short Marley twists and jumbo Marley Hair Flat twists.
Then I took a bold step and installed crochet braids which I wore for six weeks.
I kind of got tired of protective styles by the end of October they I decided to play in my hair again. But before then, I gave myself a good trim. I believe this made my twist out and Afto look healthier and fuller.




 Once I got my fix, which was pretty quick. I hid my hair in another marley protective style.
I faithfully wore these for four weeks even though I was bored with them.

Once they were out and I gave my hair the pampering it deserved, I put my hair in long Havana twists. 
I am still wearing them. 
This concludes my style files for 2013. 

11 comments:

  1. I think I like the African threading best. The other styles are also very creative and gorgeous. Happy 2014!

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  2. Happy New Year to you and your family. And here's to healthy natural hair in 2014!

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    1. Awww... Thanks so much. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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  3. HAPPY NEW YEAR AND I LOVED ALL THE HAIRSTYLES ON YOU.

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  4. Great post and Happy New Year!!

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    1. Thanks! Happy New Year to you as well.

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  5. my ABSOLUTE favorite was the short marley twists. Eugh! Why couldn't I think of that when my hair was shorter? I'll try to recreate them with my longer strands, but do you have any tips for brittle hair, and how I can get them to regain its health so that I can afford to wear them with extensions?

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    1. Hi and Happy New Year!
      Your hair's protein and moisture bAlance may be off.
      I would start by using a moisture-rich conditioner like As I Am Hydration Elation, once a week for two to threes straight. Them I would alternate between moisture-rich conditioner and protein-rich conditioner every other week. Nubian Heritage deep treatment masque,Shea Moisture for fine hair deep treatment masque and Aubrey Organics Glycol-Protein conditioner are few of the protein-rich conditioners that I have tried.

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    2. I would start by using a moisture-rich conditioner like As I Am Hydration Elation, once a week for two to three weeks consecutively.

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