I am exactly 2 years, 7 months, 4 weeks, and 1 day in deep into this natural hair journey....thanks to the little ticker that keeps up with the exact time frame!! LOL I actually started transitioning in 2009. My hair should probably be down my back by now but I'm definitely happy with the scissors. I can truly say I LOVE being natural!! The versatility is awesome and did I mention blogging about it all is not too shabby either?
My advice to newbies: load up on all the freakin youtube videos, facebook pages, twitter feeds, instgrams, Google+, tumblr pages, and blogs in the beginning..why?...because its fun!! Once you do that, oh and get over being a Product Junkie (I'm still in recovery), figure out what works for YOUR hair. There is no magic curl making product out there I promise...unless you want a Jerri Curl :) Remember...Its just hair. Take good care of it but don't go all nutty!
I think I'm going to focus a little more on growth for awhile and I have an itch to color it again. There will be photos, trust me lol. Whatever I decide to do I will enjoy the freedom of changing it up!
I love trying new things with my hair, so I went online and started searching for fall protective styles. I came across all of these YouTube videos on Crochet Braids. Now, I didn't know people still did these and was thinking early 90's when I saw crochet. However, to my surprise, there were some fabulous styles and great tutorials.
I honestly cannot remember the brand of hair I used, but I was in searching for the Freetress brand in the Bohemian Curl. I couldn't locate it at my local hair supply store, so I picked out the equivalent in Water Wave Curl. I got two packs of 1b and one pack of 1b/30 blend.
This is such a late post but I just wanted to share my protective style of choice I have rocked this past few weeks. YouTube was my friend on 'how to' for this one. I used the invisible root method where you are twisting from the scalp instead of the braid/twist method. It took a minute to get used to, but once you catch on its not so bad. I used 4 packs of Marley Braid Hair with 2 different colors. I sectioned my hair in medium parts and used 2 strands of the marley hair to make it thick. If done quickly and nonstop, I think it would have taken me about 4 hours, but I procrastinated and split my time. I will definitely be using this style again .