Going to my first Curly Hair party tonight. So exciting. Planning to learn all I can.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Have you ever wished you had a place to escape too? A place where you can go and just breathe? Get away from the children, work, house hold duties - husbands.... ;) Some where you can be yourself - center yourself - connect with your creative self? Whether it's painting, dancing or creating crafts or just bonding with like minded women. Well, my dear friend has a vision of such a place. Our place. A studio where women can gather and celebrate who we are and everything that we are meant to be.
I'd like to introduce you all to Soul Sister's Studio and my best friend of 20 plus years Jennifer Koenig. She, through the assistence of CreateHereNow, are bringing new and exciting things to the city of Bridgeport, CT.
If you live in Connecticut or in the Fairfield county area, I invite you to come out and join us. Bring a friend, a fellow Soul Sister to partake in this wonderful event. Let's share and Celebrate our Soulful Beautiful Selves!!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
If you asked me this question on Tuesday (yesterday even), I wouldn't have had an answer for you. Not in the midst of my every day. Matter-of-fact, I wouldn't have had an answer this morning. Lol... But I took the time to actually catch up on the bible study (***GASP*** I was 2 weeks behind) and one thing settled in my spirit. The ONE thing (because we have to start somewhere) that I can do - not tomorrow- but today is accept my limitations. And it actually stood out to me in this week's verse for the week. Isaiah 30:15... I think the Message version said it best for me:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Well actually, that's not what prompted it. What prompted this was my Google search of the word "Exhaustion". Quite simple - that's how I feel. Totally and utterly exhausted!! What clued me in? Well, besides my life in general. I have an event coming up in May that had (key word there) me all excited and determined to get my act together. At least 10-15 pounds gone, transitioning hair kept up and daily intentions set (and completed). I'm laughing now as I type this because it's day 2 and well - I Googled "Exhaustion" - need I say more?! Anyways, my search returned an interesting word that just stood out to me... FRAZZLE.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
It feels like I've been at this forever. I official began my hair journey aka transition July 4, 2012. Although my last relaxer was around December 2011.
And here I am today - 18+ months into the journey. Still trying to figure out what works.
I finally (18 months later) purchased EVOO. I know, a little late. ;) Hope my first try with adding it to my pre-poo is a success.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
This is how I started this post originally...
So I'm finding myself on a new journey. I, like many women, have decided to go back to my natural hair. I've had a relaxer for as long as I can possible remember. Well over 30+ years. I don't even remember what my natural hair looks like - which is scary! I had been toying with the idea for a while. Then when I found out I was pregnant with a girl - my mind was pretty much made up. I wish I could pin point my exact last relaxer. I do know that I was still early in my pregnancy. Since baby girl will be a year next month - I know definitely that it's been a little over a year since my last relaxer. Surprisingly at my last hair appoint (last month), she said my hair was healthy and growing. All good signs. I'm praying for strength for the journey. :) [I rambled... see why it took so long too post. lol... Baby girl is now 13 months old].
Back to the present. Today's hair regiment: I did my pre poo treatment with AVON Advance Technique's 360 Nourish Moroccan Argan Conditioner. Followed up by 2 free samples from Miss Jessie's. If you visit the website you get 2 free samples of choice. My choices were the Super Sudsy Shampoo and the Super Sweetback Treatment. Although, the samples are super small and with my hair thickness, I will probably have to use something else? Not sure yet (as I'm still in the pre poo phase). Here is what I'm working with today...
We'll see how the end results turn out. My challenges have been detangling and dryness... Please pray for me. :)
I never posted photos of my journey, so here they are:
Choice to go natural aka transition - July 4, 2012. Funny, I chose Independence Day! (I had an entire internal battle with all the old "black women & their hair" issues). This was also my last visit to the hair salon. Need to go back for a good trim though. My hair don't look this wonderfully straight any more. :)
one of my munchkins with me. :) ==>
<=== Current photo. 3 months post relaxer (or transition decision, which ever is more fitting).
I'm still holding strong. Trying to do this WITH 3 kids (2 of them under 4) adds a tiny bit more stress. It's only by the grace of God that I get through it all. Especially my hair wash days (like today)!
More to come with more pictures and progress!! Until then...