Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Video of the Day

Artist: Letoya Luckett
Song: She Ain't Got

I'm really feeling this song.

Yay Twist Out Success...Well Sorta

If you know anything about my hair...u know it does exactly what it wants to do. After I BC'd I was introduced to a head of hair that I had never met before lol. It was stubborn but darn pretty. I love every inch of it...well I've learn to love it.

I often joke about not being about to do a twist out because they normally look like

which looks much like


which is just a wash n go. Because I like the 2nd pic more I normally don't wear twist outs.

Lately, I've been noticing a lot more knots on my ends and suspicious breakage areas so I need to add something to my regime. After looking at Beautifulbrwnbabydol's regime video I thought...hey I should try doing 2strand twists at night.

So I did and I used
And my 2nd day hair turned out as follows:

I'm satisfied lol

Fitness Confessions

My workout motivation sucks. I have so many holdups.

Number 1: I've always been petite and I've always cringed when ppl referred to me as "skinny." I've gain about 20 lbs since then and I really like it in certain areas but I know I need to be healthy. So I'm afraid that I will lose more than I would like to.

Number 2: I've always hated working out, but I know that if I do it more often I will enjoy it...but I have to actually get to that point.

Number 3: I'm always busy. I have yet to make a workout schedule and stick to it.

Yea, I know. These are all excuses for me to be lazy and unhealthy...it has to stop. I've been doing better and I've noticed that my stomach is already starting to shrink. I even feel smaller and better. I've never had horrible eating habits so that wasn't hard to break at all. I have been eating 3 times a day. I've also had this weird tendency all of my life. My friends laugh when they find out. So I get food in front of me and I eat. I always eat very slow and I get tired of chewing. This causes me to waste a lot of food, but that's a whole other story lol. Most importantly...I don't over eat or eat for no reason.

I've also added a lot more fruits and healthy foods to my meals. I often find myself bringing fruit and apples to work. Also, I've started using ACV in my daily routine. I will take measurements and give you more updates soon.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Micheal Jackson Tribute

Artist: Micheal Jackson
Song: P.Y.T.

It has truly sunk in that he really has passed on. He was a legend and truly changed the way that we view music today. I don't anyone can compare to him musically.

Keep he's family and loved ones in your prays.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Video of the Day

Artist: Ciara
Song: Work

Hmm...what do you think? Ciara has been trying to rock her ex-long pony lately. The song is def something to dance to, but I can really do without the video. It reminds me of a drag show..like one of the really good ones that has ur mouth hanging up in envy wishing you could dance like that lolol. I can almost hear B. Scott laughing.

I feel like...


lol...For the summer I am planning to rock wash n gos with full force, but so far I have been feeling like I have a jheri curl for the first hour or so after my cowashes. I might know the source of the problem. First off, I have a new puppy that demand all of the time at home. When I finally have a chance to get in the shower in the mornings before hopping on the bus to get to work it I'm rushing and running around the house like crazy. Second, I've been trying to kick towels out routine. I love my curls so much more when I have ringed the crap out of head. I know I've heard using tee-shirts as a sub, but I can't seem to find the time to grab any while I'm rushing. So instead I've been ringing sections of my hair with my hands to get the access water out...umm it sounded like a good idea at first.

By the time my hair is styled and I'm out the door I have condish and moisturizer running down my neck. Ugh I can't stand it. My skin is extremely sensitive and absolutely hates it. When I started doing this a couple of weeks ago I ended up with a huge rash on back of my neck and ears that itched like crazy. I managed to get my eczema on my neck and stuff cleared up by using ACV and coconut oil several times a day.

I'm not sure what to do about the drippige...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Slightly a change of mind

So, I prolly won't entirely eliminate natural hair sites and blogs from my life. Despite the awful distaste that they put in my mouth this week, I find it extremely helpful(when it comes to talking about have healthy nappy(reminder I absolutely hate that word and am using it to be sarcastic) hair). Although, I plan to slow down my visits and posts I will stay and I plan to post a thread on on both Nappturality and BlackHairMedia. Honestly, lashing out at innocent ppl is not every called for and I'm always up for helping create a meaningful eyeopener. I don't like drama in my own personal life, so y on earth would I stand for it when I visit hair sites with ppl I don't even kno.

For years, I've heard of some many women electing India Arie's "I am not my hair" as their anthem and I've always disagreed. When I decided to become natural it became my life. It was such a wonderful experience so to me it was an honor to say "My hair represents who I am." I am a young, independent, petite, dark skinned, tenderhearted woman. I am unique and I feel that the hair that God decided to grow out of my hair fits me perfectly. Despite, how true this has been for me I guess I really am not my hair...I am sooo much more.

My best friend, Tania(I hope she reads this lol) is always encouraging me and giving me great advice. She has been an open educational source all the way through my transition up til now and she is not 100% natural. We can be positive and supportive to other woman of color no matter what they decide to do to their hair. As mentioned so many woman use natural hair sites for guidance because may not have a Tania :) or don't know how to take care of their hair so I won't discourage them from visiting the sites that I named before. For the same reason, we really need a open hair(that caters to natural individuals) site in which woman will not pounce on someone for choosing a kiddy perm, because they didn't have the time to detangle their hair for 5 hours every two weeks. I know in the recent years there have been a number of sites going up but I wish they would reach all over the world.

Video Of The Day

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Artist: Tarralyn Ramsey
Song: Up Against All Odds

I was talking to my boyfriend this morning and this song came to mind as I was encouraging him to remain positive and fight against up all odds.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm so through

I have always been extremely open minded person and I understand that everyone can't be that way but damn. I posted a topic on Nappturality that in which I wanted to know who thought any one could be natural. Some how one of the chicks turn six freaking words that didn't even need to be taken seriously "she prolly never should have considered perming" into something else. Basically, she was accusing me of being ignorant which I am far from. Obviously, her and so many others have nothing better to do than be Natural Nazis. I'm am truly considering stoping all nappturality, blackhairmedia, and hair blog viewing.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Who can be "Natural"

This question was brought up when I was talking with an old friend. She has always been someone that receives the question "What are you?" I've been knowing her for over 8 years and I still finding myself driving down the street honking and waving at a White girl wearing shades thinking she's my friend lol. She identifies herself as black which is 110% fine by me. Her mother is mixed with German and Black and her father with White and Black. Around the same time me and my old roomie decided to be free from chemical fires she decided to do the same(or prolly before I don't really remember). She has beautiful hair and it's full of curls. Honestly, she prolly never should have considered perming in the first place. Note: I say that only because her texture always looks pretty much the same. For example, On Monday she walks in the door with straight hair(that hasn't been permed in months) and on Tuesday it looks exactly the same(She has just come from the salon in which she paid $60+ for a perm). True story.

Because of the way ppl ridicule her about what race she is and finds herself defending her right to called Black on way to often basis she feels she her hair isn't "natural." I quickly disagreed.

Number 1: She's Black(or AA to be politically correct)
Number 2: She doesn't have chemically altered hair

But she feels that maybe because

Number 1: She doesn't look "Black" (she has very fair skin and green eyes)
Number 2: Her hair 3B/3C isn't "nappy" *cringing* or kinky

The pic I found closest to her hair is:

From the Mouth of Babes. . . Why the N-word Should be Eliminated

This brung tears to my eyes. I eliminated the word from my vocabulary years ago and I hope that we can come together as a people eradicate the word completely.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I dreamt I relaxed my hair!

I've read about having these dreams on one of my natural sites. I read it thinkin...that's crazy I hope I never have one of those. Well ladies I did and it was horrible. In my dream I was preparing my hair to do a straight style. All of a sudden I got the bright idea to relax my hair so it could be straighter. I added the perm and instantly regretted it. I couldn't believe I was doing this to myself...all my hard work was flushed down the toilet. I threw my head under the sink and rinsed it out. I quickly thought...if I wash it out right away it will kinda still look natural. Once I had completely washed out my hair I cried and cried and cried some more.

I woke myself out of my sleep, because I heard myself wimpering. When I opened my eyes my puppy was looking at me like I was crazy lol.

Monday, June 8, 2009

You want me to run?

As I mentioned before, I am not happy with my weight. Part of my challenges is having to deal with sweat, being sore, and out of breath. I've always been really girly and I've always hated to run. I told myself that when my puppy was old enough to run without stopping and laying down I would start to jog. Well, I was hoping that wouldn't happen soon. To myself I was in general convo with my boyfriend today and I asked when he thought my pup
would be ready. He bust my lil bubble and told me that she is ready now? What...already? So I will bite the bullet, put on my running shoes and go for a jog. I'm not to happy about it. I'm sure that me and her will both eventually love our jogs *sarcastically smiles*

*Singing* I got my curls back!

I couldn't take it any longer. I had to release my hair from those kinky twists. I hate wearing styles that last more than two weeks, but I tried it again. This time I had them in for a whole 3 weeks and 4 days...wow that was a stretch for me.

When I was takin my twists down it oddly took me realllllly long. I have a new puppy so I had to take her out several times while takin my twists down. I kno my neighbors thought I was some crack head walkin around with a fro in the front of my hair and the back in twists still.

The last time I took my kinky twists down I was able rock my dirty hair in a twist out for a couple of days, but this time it looked a hot mess. I immediantly jumped in the shower and washed my hair. I finally tried
and looovvveedd it. Once I completely rinsed my hair I added a little more for a leave in and it turned out like this....

This summer I will take full advantage of wash-n-goes. So this morning I hoped in the shower and cowashed with Totally Twisted again and loved it again lol. My curls have been poppin.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flat Abs and a Small Waist Wish

For most of my life I have been petite. I was convinced that I would be small forever(stupid thought I know). My mother was like 120 when she got married at 28, both of my grandma's were petite, and so are the majority of my aunts(I have over 10) were small too. I was in for a rude awaking over the last couple of years. I've gained about 15 lbs and don't mind it most places but it's not cute on me anymore. My stomach is starting to budge out and I've went up two pants sizes. I know some ppl are thinking "You skinny chicks make me sick" but it is a big deal for me. I can't make unrealistic goals and say I'm going to go to the gym everyday or run for miles on a regular, but I need to do something.

I prefer to eat healthy food, but I will make more a commitment to do so more often.
I would like to get to the point where I don't have to undo my belt and pants because they are too tight.
I would like stomach to be flat.

For this I plan on jogging a couple of days a week with my new puppy. Also, I will cook healthy food at least 4 nights a week. I will do daily crutches and ab workouts. I plan to reach my goal by August 5.

Coil Review is Hott!

You have to check out this video.

I saw it the other day and have been meaning to post it. This is exactly the kind of positive exciting energy that we need around. There are too many ppl still walkin around saying the natural hair looks like we're slaves or just left Africa. It's pure ignorance and ppl need to be enlightened. I fully support the Coil Review. Spread the word.

Monday, June 1, 2009

10 months already?

The other day I was browsing through my usual hair forums (nappturality & blackhairmedia) and I saw that a poster hit her 10 month napptural mark. Then it hit me I forgot my 10th month of being natural :(. It was officially May 16. Well, I won't forget again.

I promised myself that I would keep my kinky twists in for at least 6 weeks. Hmm...idk about that. I love my real hair and have always hated weave so I don't know if I can last. I'm sure that my hair is loving the break from manipulation. Maybe I will take these down the Friday before Father's Day, so I can look extra fly on Sunday lol.

1 1/2 more months until 1 nappversay. Yay!