You may have seen the guest blogger post from Shelly at Glam Natural Life…if you didn’t click here! Well, I loved her hair and story, so I asked her to share it with my readers!
Share about your hair/style journey over the years and how it has evolved to the point you’re at now.
I have always been a devoted Remi weave wearer. Going natural was not for me girl! Lol! However after my last extension removal I struggled with detangling the two textures. At the time I did not know much about ‘transitioning’ so I chopped after a month or two. The two textures were driving me mad along with me being a little anxious to know what my hair looked like. So, Aug 6th, 2011 I did the big chop. Having no memory of what my natural hair looked like, I was clearly unsure of what my expectations should be. All the permed hair was now gone, leaving just enough to barely twirl around my finger – a true TWA. I loved it. Yes, I looked like I was 12 years old but it was all good. Instantly I started adding up all the dollars I was saving. $70 for a perm and DC, $25 to wash every 2 weeks – it all adds up. More importantly my natural journey had begun and I was very ready and excited for the ride.
Ooooh and can I tell you the compliments were coming in from left and right, up and down. Lol! Yea I love attention; so you know I loved it. Lol! All fear and worry went away. My weaves never got that much compliments.
I experimented a lot with styles and product. When I had a TWA I just wore it as is. As it grew I started wearing Fro Hawks and then moved to twist outs. About a year ago I discovered the stretch that braid-outs gave my hair and now that is my signature hair style.
Do you have hair goals? What about a regimen?
Healthy hair is my optimal goal. I would love to have bra strap length hair then that’s it!
Spritz with my homemade mist (water, aloe Vera juice, honey and coconut oil)
If needed, I moisturize with Shea Curl Enhancing smoothie
Shampoo with Shea Moisture Curl&Shine Shampoo
Condition with a product that has lots of slip like Tresemme, Herbal essence, etc
Click here for my Regimen: http://www.glamnaturallife.com/2013/08/natural-hair-regimen-updated.html
My favorite hair product line is Shea Moisture. You just can’t go wrong with it. It’s organic and good to my hair and pocket. However I also love a few other brands that are a bit pricier.
Shea Moisture curl and shine shampoo
OBIA shampoo bar
As I Am Cowash
Shea moisture smoothie and the curl and style milk as well
Curls Whipped cream
OBIA moisture cream
Why did you begin blogging?
As I continued on my natural hair journey I was fascinated with all that I was learning and started to make little notes on my iPad. Then one day I was like ‘why don’t I get a blog and write about my experiences?’ Then I wondered if people would even read it. I knew nothing, but I created glamnaturallife.blogspot.com. After a month or two I saw that people actually look at it and it made me want to take it seriously. So, I bought the domain and www.glamnaturallife.com was born and the research addiction began. I decided to be here for girls who are natural, transitioning or thinking about going natural and need support in whatever way shape of form; and I still pride myself in that. My blog is not huge but one day it will get there. But if at least one person visits the site per day I am happy.
How do you manage it with your other priorities?
Girrrl, it’s hard. I have a very demanding job as a Marketing Analyst and a man at home to cook for and I have to find time for myself and him. Lol! Trying to post at least once a week is every bloggers dream but it’s hard sometimes. When I get home from work all I want to do really is jump in my bed and say ‘don’t wake me’. However if you want something really bad you have to work at it. I mean sometimes weeks will past and I don’t get to write anything but I never stay away for too long. It’s hard but nothing good don’t come easy right? I try to write on my phone on the train and weekends I can find more time.