Monday, September 3, 2012

I ain't NO hairstylist!

Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. I’m looking forward to Friday. I know, I know. I’m always looking forward to Friday. This school year is going to be a workout. The man child is taking two high school credit courses plus band. This is in addition to my list of things to do and maintaining the blog. Whew! I’m adding supermom to my titles.

I’ve been frustrated with my hair lately. I took the braids down on Friday to DC (deep condition in the natural hair world) Karrie and planned to have her braided back up Sunday. I didn’t get back to the sweet young lady who takes care of it until Saturday so I missed my opportunity.

If you read any of my Tweets today, you already know that I’ve been soliciting anyone to do my hair. I even asked Dee Dee from MissFoodieFash for suggestion on stretching it. I have length but my hair is just coily thick and sitting on my head. I can’t tie turbans. Yep, I’ve watched YouTube so much T-mobile slowed down my data usage. Yes they did. No I did not give them the business!

Part of my problem is I spend too much time looking at anything that features natural hair. I want my hair to look like those hair bloggers featured on The true nature of my problem is I can’t cornrow, I’m tendered headed, I ain’t got time to be twisting then waiting until Karrie dries before plaiting patience. I just don’t want to put in the work. Washing it takes enough time so adding on twisting this head of hair isn’t on my list.

I’m texting my Soror Shanda and Roodlyn back and forth tonight about getting a hair cut AGAIN. They are begging me to be patience. Roodlyn even offered to help me lean to style it. She suggested a hair party day. All I could do is wall slide. I’m stressing folks out and the problem is me. I can’t do hair. God knew this and gave me a boy. Everyone who knows me knows this. 

Why or why did I make a decision to grow out my hair? Shrugs.  
Is my fro that bad? Or am I being petty.

Wore this to work on Friday. Very casual and comfy.


                                                                      Sunnies: Thrifted
Earrings: Aldo
Top: Marshall
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Steve Madden via TJMaxx

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Ticka said...

First & foremost, you look cute! I love the fit of those jeans on you! And you are werking those sunnies!

As far as your hair is concerned, I am feeling your twa. I think it's cute! But you said it best… you're not willing to put in the time, so your hair may not come out the way you want it to all the time. I am not trying to hear you! You CAN "do" your hair.

I've only had my natural look for about a week now but this is my advice (if you want to call it that). Just take 20 minutes at night before bed. Use a little bit of leave-in conditioner & twist or braid it up. They don't have to be perfect twists/braids, they just have to be there. Tie it up. Then jn the morning, unravel, finger fluff & go.

What types of products are you using?

Vee said...

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Roodlyne @supermomplace said...

you hair a fabs! your fro on Sunday was the biz but i do understand boredom. my hair is fab people telle me my hair is fab but that don't stop me from wanna take some scisssor to it on some day because i'm bored and just want some change lol
before your trip to the barber let's try some pin updos first lol

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Ok so first, those shoes are needed in my closet!!!

Second: I feel ya on the hair tip. When I was that short, I rocked the wash and go. I didn't even attempt twisting or styling it.

Lastly, I read your comments on my blog and I totally understand what you mean your faith gets tried. I've had several moments of questioning but I pray and ask for more faith and understanding. I will pray for you my friend. Keep the faith because without it, it's impossible to please Him.

Unknown said...

OMG, you are feeling me when it comes to this natural hair thing!!!!! The past couple of weeks and especially the past couple of days I have been ready to perm my hair and say FORGET IT.

My hair has been rebelling something serious and I am just about OVER IT. I intsagramed a vent message about it and I am seriously thinking about going back short and keeping it natural and short.

I tried the 2 strand twist yesterday, but have one section of my hair that is straight that wouldn't hold. It take too long to grow, none of the products I have tried really work to keep my curls defined and hair moisturized 2 of my biggest problems.

So I am seriously thinking about going back short, but we will see. I am going to try different products and see what happens. SIGH......

Carsedra of:

One Womans Style Evolution said...

You ladies are scaring me. I am on my second trial....

Whitney 'Nic' James said...

love the outfit; comfy and those shoes are GREAT!

while i do not have natural hair now, i was natural for 2 years and it was a struggle. i styled it in braids, straightened it, everything! its tough but hang in there. your hair look fab on you. even if you don't stay natural, you're still beautiful :-)


Mimi said...

I am at my wits end with mine. No to mention I have a baby girl with tons of hair different from mine. I have no idea what to do with hers. Thankfully I can cornrow but it only lasts two days before I have to redo it. I feel your frustration!!

Anonymous said...

I feel everyone's frustration with the natural hair thing. I have been relaxer for for 21months, didn't start to really "transition" until April when I finally decided to stop flatironing and try natural products and styles. I have been trimming off inch by inch every month and finally got tired of stringy relaxed ends and just cut them all off a week ago. I am not one for being able to do hair (I have 3 sons), but just read blogs n youtube to get ideas. It definitely takes PATIENCE and TIME! Night routines, washing, twisting, everything! One thing I have learned is that you can't be lazy with your hair when you're a natural, if you want it to be healthy. But for me, who has medium length hair now, from my middle back length previously, it is a big change n adjustment but I really like it! I have just been doing twistouts which I really don't like until after day 2-3 when it gets that 'fro look. Which I am still getting used to, but starting to embrace. I miss having enough hair for a ponytail, the most. I was never at your length so I don't have too much advice on styling except to twistout and use accessories(I love your twa, but I also can understand the boredom because I get bored too that's why I like to try different looks). Just like we know how accessories can change up an outfit, they can do same for your hair. Scarfs, bows, headbands, etc. Will this work for you, you don't know until you try! Good luck and I can't wait to c what you do!

YoyosFashions said...

cute!! Love how you added the leopard wedges with he stripes!! Nice !!

Style Chic 360 said...

I'm thinking of doing the big chop next month sometime. I really want to do it this weekend, but I think I'm going to wait.

I don't know how to braid either, I just want big puffy hair or a gigantic puff. I don't have a clue what I'm in for, lol. But I think I'll give it a try. :)

Shea said...

I know how to braid and still refuse to do anything to my natural hair! I am absolutely lazy, that's it. I don't have to patience for all the manipulation it takes to achieve some of these natural hairstyles. However I will make sure that it is styled this weekend for the natural hair event =)

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