Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Response to Conjurethis's Being an Amercian

If you haven't read her blog about being an American please do. Click here to read it. It really hit home. Hmm...being an American. Personally, I grew up in an environment where there wasnt anything but black people. It wasn't the suburbs and it wasn't the country. It was a place that is often ignored by rest of "America." We didn't learn anything is school and almost every one I knew had multiple babies before out of high school. I've always been different because I've always been an individual. I want to make my own history and not live life settling like some many others. I chose to go away to school and get educated. I'm often called "white" because everyone is so "black." I have tons to say about that but that would be a long story. Anyway....I've never felt like "an American." After 22 years of feeling this way, I just take it as loss. I know that my ancestors and I had to work harder than whites to get what we have and I honestly don't think it will be different for my children. I pray for a change, but I don't think that it can be done by just Obama. I mean don't get me wrong...I love the man but there's only so much he can do to change "America."

Friday, October 24, 2008

Jam Packed but still looking Stylish

So recently I've days are extremely jammed packed. I don't have time for anything at all. I like to wash my hair every 5 days and retwist my hair but I don't have time!! ugh I usually like a busy life but I don't have any time to chill in the week

Sorry for the rant. Anyways I managed to do a twist out(I squeezed it in between studyin and surf the net on campus). Omg it turned out really good. I love it. Or should I say loved it. I expected to last a while and it would have if I wore my bonnet last night. I think I'll fit my wash and DC on Sunday night.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Absolutely Uneventful Wknd...but I'm happy bout my hair :)

Well my weekend was uneventful because not at all happened. I went home for the weekend to celebrate belated birthdays for my family. I washed and conditioned my hair on Thursday. Then I twisted my hair, and I actually like it for a change. I don't know about u but utterly hate the way my hair hangs. I don't mind the curls but it looks so short. I decided that I am going to start wearing hats like all the time. The cute ones that only cover the back of your head. I've been getting tons of compliments about them. I'll post pics soon of them soon.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Classic Wknd

This wknd was very interesting for me. I attended a Wynton Marsalis jazz concert on Friday which was great. A pic from that night is the one with the blue polo. On Saturday I went to the Circle Centre football game in Indianapolis with an old church friend. Then ended the night going out to a club with my cousin...great great wknd.

Typically, I use many products on my hair and I wash my hair once a week. I wash my hair with Organix-Coconut Milk shampoo then deep condition with the Coconut Milk conditioner. This time I coated my entire head with the product and combed through it(always always start combing from the tips Not from the root) then I applied a Coconut oil and water spritz. I've been trying something new with my hair. For the last two weeks, I've been using a hair creme made a friend's mother. Also, I have made a spritz that includes pure aloe vera gel, glycerin, rose water, and regular water. This stuff makes your hair sooo soft.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I haven't blogged in quite a long time. I thought it was time to try something new since my life has changed so drastically. Well this blog will be mostly about me and my college life living with natural hair.

So, let's recap on the months before my BC(big chop). I haven't had a relaxer since sometime in December. I have always been an individual who has never been afraid to be different. I have always been interested in getting rid of my relaxer but I was so tied to "normal" tradition. Even though I didn't get a relaxer until middle school it feels like my hair has always been straight and manageable(I felt like my hair had always been relaxed). I was just confused. Honestly, I was scared. I was scared about what ppl would think. I was scared that I would have nappy hair. I was scared that natural hair wasn't for everyone. Now when I think about that that was a bunch of bs. Anyways one day I had a convo with a close friend and she told me that she was letting her perm out. I decided then...hey I'll do it too. Let me mention, we didn't have this conversation until at least April of this year. Did you notice those months don't add up....I didn't have a perm since Dec 07 and I didn't decide to quite perms til April 08. Truthfully, I was trying to see how long I could last with out relaxer since I didn't want one anyway. I know this all sounds confusing. I was really going through a deep thinking process. I had been transitioned many months...transitioning mostly my mind.


Dec to Feb
I went to the stylist every two weeks for a wash and flat iron

Feb to April
I wore nubians twist for a protective style

I began cutting off the perm but only little by little

I wore a weave corn rows and pony tails

June to July
I wore a sew-in that I absolutely hated. I will never do it again.

July 16
BC!!!!! My hair was around 3 1/2 after cut.

I will post pics