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Diary of a Transitioner

On January 5 of 2014, was my last relaxer. As of January 15, 2014, I decide to transition back to natural. I had my first relaxer at the mere age of 9, I'm 16 now and have made an executive decision on going back to the nap. I love curly hair and the way it feels and looks and the curls I'm making with my relaxed hair just aint cutting it.

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Added by Mia on March 23, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

DIY Natural: Deep Conditioning Protein Treatment + Recipe

temporarily stop breakage, and if you color, manipulate, or flat iron your hair regularly, protein can really make a difference in the health and well being of your natural hair. Aim for a good balance of moisture and protein. I do this by alternating between a protein and moisture conditioner on wash day.

Head over to the …

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Added by Knotty Natural on November 14, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Natural Hair & Tea Rinses

Are you looking for soft hair? Tea Rinse! Gentle Detangler? Tea Rinse! Hair that has a beautiful sheen? Tea Rinse! Moisturized Hair? Tea Rinse!  Reduced Shedding? Tea Rinse!

The question is, why aren’t you using tea rinses? Every DIY natural should, at the very least, be treating herself to a tea rinse. I have also…

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Added by Knotty Natural on August 20, 2013 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

Journey to Natural: Then & Now

Today is Oct 31, 2012 and after a 2 year transition (June 2010-June 2012), I am now 28 months post relaxer and 4 months post big chop (BC). I decided to reflect on my journey thus far and think about my hair goals for the future.

Recently, I did a length check:…

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Added by Knotty Natural on October 31, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Natural Hair Tutorial: The L.O.C Method

I put together a tutorial on how I have been using the L.O.C Method to seal in moisture.

 

http://youtu.be/J6Np_5K5GVA

Currently, I’m experimenting with different products to see what yields the best results!

Would love feedback!

Added by Knotty Natural on August 22, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

DIY Silk Pillowcase using Scarves!

Hey Ladies! Check out my blog post on how to create your own silk pillowcase!

http://www.lillian-mae.com/diynatural/diy-silk-pillowcase/


Using two thrifted silk scarves, I created a silk pillowcase. Total Cost of $8. Amazon lists their silk pillowcase for $47.

Happy Growing Ladies!

Added by Knotty Natural on June 13, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments

Transitioning: What’s Left of My Relaxer

It’s Tuesday and I am hating these ends, even more so then when I complained during the P.Y.E challenge! As I watch the clock wind…

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Added by Knotty Natural on April 10, 2012 at 11:07am — 2 Comments

Protect Ya Ends Challenge Results

The Challenge is over :(

January 2, 2012starting stats and goals:

As of March 31, 2012, here is a list of my current stats:

  1. Ending Point: 22 months into a 2 year transition. Total length of hair between 9-12 inches
  2. Crown Length: 8…
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Added by Knotty Natural on April 2, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

PYE: Week 12

So today is the next to last day of the challenge and I decided to use my freebie and wear my hair out! I couldn’t wait! Earlier in the week I wore this style, ends well protected.…

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Added by Knotty Natural on March 30, 2012 at 8:14pm — No Comments

PYE Weeks 10 & 11: Yucky Scalp; One Month Since My Last Wash



For the 4 Weeks, I've been on travel non-stop; I have been neglectful in posting my updates for the challenge. Though I have been a full participant, wearing only protective styles and taken pictures to show the style, I haven't been updating like I should have.

For weeks 10 and 11, I wore my hair in…

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Added by Knotty Natural on March 22, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

P.Y.E Week 9: The Big Chop Heebie Jeebies!

It’s week 9 of the challenge and I’m still on travel so I’m still rocking my bun…I love it though!It’s full and big and easy; certainly not a style I have to sleep pretty to maintain. Tomorrow I plan to re-moisturize, seal and braid up my hair.  I am really excited about the end of the challenge. Normally, I wear my…

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Added by Knotty Natural on March 2, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

P.Y.E Week 8

This week, I continued to wear my hair in the "Crown & Glory" style  

We are two months into the challenge. Up to this point, I have:

  • Consistently worn protective styles
  • Used one of two freebies to wear my hair in a non-protective style
  • Retained length 
  • Discovered my fine hair can not tolerate elastic headbands that…
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Added by Knotty Natural on February 25, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

PYE Week 7: My Crown and Glory

Week 7! We are half way through the challenge and I am very happy with the results thus far! Though I can’t say I’ve plotted my growth, I can happily say I am still retaining the hair I do have :)

For this week’s recap, check out the link :) Crown & Glory Hairstyle…

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Added by Knotty Natural on February 17, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

PYE: Week 1 ReStyle Reveal Video

Hi all!

Though I loved the style I wore at earlier this week, it was difficult to maintain without restyling in the morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rYTH01S2Tec

<3 Comments and Feedback!

Added by Knotty Natural on January 5, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

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