I posted on social media today about my dislike for transformation Tuesday.
I don’t like it. I think we (including me) use it as an excuse to knock our former self and our current progress. I see women all the time with BOMB transformations who post basically ‘disclaimer’ captions. “I’m not where I want to be but…” “I know I’m not bikini ready but…” “I still have long to go but…”
Wtf yal. What if your significant other said that about you? What if you said that about them? Your kids?
You’d be an asshole.
But somehow we make it acceptable to be an asshole to ourselves. And it ain’t cool.
Continue reading “Don’t play yourself.”
Listen. I’m a bad natural. I still use silicones. I wash with a sulfate shampoo like 2x a month. I don’t finger detangle. I don’t prepoo. I ain’t right.
But I can get my hair poppin for like a month for under $20. And though I LOVE some of the pricey, healthier lines (kinky curly, deva curl to name my faves) – I used to be a college student. And ima forever be cheap. Scouts honor.
So here’s a few of my favorite cheap hair products that do awesome on my hair. They ain’t organic. But they’ll have you poppin.
Continue reading “Natural hair poppin for the low”
Yal, we did a thing. That’s why I’ve been MIA all week on here and spotty on instagram. I’ve been SWAMPED and covered in DIY ish. Next week I’ll be back to my usual poppin hair daily workout self. Last week? I didn’t wash my hair all week. I only got in 3 workouts. It’s hard out here for a pimp.
But you need some history first to understand.
When we first moved in this house – I wanted to change the kitchen. It was sooooo blah builder grade. Like if I walked into Ball Homes (popular middle class builder here in Lexington) and was like “yeah build me the cheapest 4 bedroom house you can” – they’d have built this one. Not a single upgrade could be found. And then to add to it – the house was nearly 10 years old when we moved in so the cabinets were scratched up as cheap fake wood cabinets often get. Continue reading “Kitchen renovation!!”
Aight so basically the rain got all up on my twist and curl. I mean it beat my curls DOWN.
Continue reading “3-strand Twist Out”
I’m an emotional eater.
And by that I don’t mean “when I’m sad I eat”. I mean, when I’m sad, happy, excited, stressed, angry – any hightened emotion I want to eat. Continue reading “Made to Crave – 10/23/17”
So I’m pretty amazing for the fact that that my hair is approaching waist length and I can still get my wash day done in 30 minutes flat.
It didn’t use to be like that. I use to dread wash day even more than I do now back when my hair was this length before (check my about me – in 2013 I cut my bra strap length hair to a taper for a year). I would hop in the shower with my hair loose and wash it all piled up on my head. Then I would condition, rinse it out, and get out the shower and wrap my head in a towel. Then try to part and section and section and detangle.
Sis. No. Don’t do it. Once your past shoulder length – for the love of all that is holy SECTION YOUR HAIR TO WASH. Don’t be like me. Mistakes were made early on.
Continue reading “Wash routine and twist and curl (video at the end)”
So if you read my braid out and other hair blog posts, you know that I use a modified denman brush. Its something I learned at random about 6-7 years ago. I purchased a denman d4 brush from Sally’s. It’s expensive af yal. Well, not expensive af but way more than I was prepared to pay for a brush. Not sure pricing now but it was like $12 back then. You can order online too. Continue reading “My Denman Brush and Wide-tooth Comb”