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Girls Gone Curly

It seems that everyone is going curly now that the weather is changing. I wore my hair curly for two weeks straight (although I have since straightened it), and I must say that it was refreshing to switch up my look. This hair style reminded me of my college days when I first went natural. Back then my hair was super short and curly! Sometimes its just easier to allow your hair to be in its natural state, right?!

When I switch to curly, I use the As I Am shampoo and leave-in conditioner (available at Sally’s Beauty Supply), which instantly makes my hair feel more curly than usual…Amazing!!! I also hear that Jane Carter’s Curl Defining Cream and Moroccan Oil’s Curl Defining Cream are nice for curly chicks too. Have any of you used those products? If you are natural, what kinds of products do you traditionally use?

Once I wash my hair and massage my leave-in conditioner into it, I take small sections and put them in two strand twists. Most of my hair is super curly, but the front of my hair is wavy so I usually have to twist the front and then roll the ends up with perm rods to mimic the rest of my curls. Does anyone else have this problem? Anywho, if I am pressed for time, I will sit under the dryer to speed up the drying process. Otherwise, I will leave it to dry overnight and untwist it in the morning. While untwisting my hair, I always use some type of grease or oil to make sure that my hair looks moisturized. Then the magic happens! Lol…At night, I twist my hair back up, and I’ve found that my curls look more loose and natural as the days go on.

I see that Hollywood is also going curly for the summer as well. I love these looks:

I think I am going to switch back and forth between straight and curly depending on what I am doing…How will you be wearing your tresses this summer?? XX

Image Credits: www.Essence.com

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Highlights

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I’m back from my mini hiatus. I feel like I haven’t done a post in forever! I apologize for my absence, but my thesis writing has been taking up a considerable amount of my time. I’ve completed my first chapter and have begun writing my second. There will be three chapters in all in addition to an introduction and conclusion. Anywhoo…I wanted to show you guys what I have been up to…

First, I was feeling like I was in a bit of a rut and I needed a change. So I decided to get some highlights in my hair. These highlights really gave me life…Funny how something so small can make such a significant difference in how you feel about yourself…But let me quit talking and show you the pics!

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My hair dresser used something called “Uncolor” to lighten my hair, which is healthier than bleach. I usually dye my hair black, but I was getting tired of that look. You have to switch it up every now and then, ladies! I really wanted to cut it, but my hair dresser refuses to let me cut my hair…Lol.

Anywhoo…I hope you enjoyed this post…I’ll be posting tomorrow about the lipstick that I have on in these pictures as well as a few other lipsticks I’ve picked up recently. I am loving lipsticks right now (both high and low end)!

Smooches! XOXO

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