Wednesday, December 29, 2010

10 months natural

i am now 10 months natural! go me! go me!

this is a pic of me, my little brother, and grandma. in the pic im rockin a twist out (fav style) this twist out was about 2 days old, we took it on xmas day! i hope everyone had a fab xmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

hair color

so, i'm just a little curious about hair color!

crazy thing is, i've had tons of hair color before going natural! i've been blonde, red, light brown, jet black, all without blinking an eye! BUT, now that i'm natural, i just can't seem to take that step. I went to the store to buy the hair color and just ended up standing their in the isle with box in hand contemplating this huge decision. i ended up leaving with no hair color and driving off completely satisfied. however, now i have the itch again! i think i just love experimenting with my hair, but i'm not sure if i can take that leap.

what are your opinions?
and to those of you with natural hair who have colored your hair, did it change you hair in any way besides the obvious color? curious.

evening natural hair

Who says it's hard to have natural hair and hit the town for an evening of fun?? Definitely not me!!! lol Here are some shots of my hair this past weekend. oh, yes.... it is oh so cute! i did this twist out on thursday night. the pic with me in the white shirt is me(duh) on saturday night with my oh so fly suspenders! the pic of me in the gray shirt is me on sunday before sliding through a sushi joint in htown. i bobby pinned the front of my hair to stay down. -naturalzu-

Sunday, December 12, 2010

why go natural

why go natural???

well, lets think about this.... haha, do we really have to think about this??

do it! go natural because you owe it to yourself and your beautiful natural hair! since going natural i have received a ton of compliments and women telling me that seeing me and other natural women gives them courage to do it also! i walk out of my front door with a smile on my face knowing that i may be someones inspiration to go natural. embrace the beautiful hair that God has given you!

ohhhhh, but don't get it twisted! i have had some strange looks, but guess who they came from?? -other black women! what the! hey, no heads down on my end! these looks come from women with long weaves, so at least i have the courage and strength to rock my own.

no matter what you do whether it has to do with your fashion since, your hair, your style, WHATEVER, there will always be those haters! so what do i say?? let them hate, and do YOU!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

magazine coverage

to all of my black magazines... i give you :(

do to your lack of natural hair articles, photos, coverage on natural hair i give you a thumbs down. its great you talk of health and wealth, love and money, wigs and weaves, but when it comes to natural black hair (real natural black hair, not stars with weaves that look natural) you have little to know information to keep my attention.

there are black magazines out there, you know who you are... why do the natural men and women only get a snippet of information and articles?
why do you say natural, then have a pic of a black female with a weave that looks natural, but is not?
why are there no articles on REAL natural men and women?


in case you haven't noticed there are a ton of blogs, websites, and youtubers if you need writers! i shed a tear when i open a black hair magazine and 95% of the magazine is on everything but OUR REAL HAIR! .........tear

maybe if our own magazines would give us more pages then maybe, just maybe more black women wouldn't be so afraid to wear their hair natural. maybe if our own magazines would give us more articles then maybe black women can see we don't need to do be a slave to the weaves, wigs, and relaxers. maybe, just maybe society wouldn't look down on natural black hair. maybe black women would see its not hard to take care of their natural hair.

...maybe i'm just a girl in this world who likes to read, write, and talk about my REAL hair :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

flat twist out

these are the twists i put in last night before going to bed!

Slept with a scarf on!

results after taking out the flat twists!

i love it!

i feel like the flat twist gave my hair a lot more length then the individual twists! this was my first attempt at flat twists, not to shabby! lol

flat twists also seemed to be a lot quicker to put in! try it people!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

day 7 of twist out

ok, so now i am on day 7 of my twist out and i think i like it more now then when i first took the twists out!

I've been asked some questions, so here are my answers...
Q: did i use straws on my hair?
A: No, i did a twist out.

Q: do i twist my hair everyday before going to bed?
A: No, i sleep with a scarf on, then wake up and give my hair a quick fluff and i'm out the door! (day 7 of twist out)

Q: am i mixed?
A: no, both my mother and father are African American. my mom has sista-locs! so pretty!

Q: how often do i wash my hair?
A: i usually wash with just conditioner whenever i decide to do a new style. my last wash was a week ago because i wanted to see how long i could rock the twist out. however, before this i was conditioner washing about every 3 days and a wash with shampoo and conditioner once a week. i'm learning my hair, so i am experimenting. I was told by my amazing friend Iyanna to mostly just wash with conditioner! check out her site

----i will be doing a thorough wash later tonight to start a new style!