Month: September 2016

My Natural Hair Journey

Started from relaxed now we here *dances*. If anyone ever asked what I did while I transitioned to natural I’ll just tell them that I got braids and gradually went to Great Clips to get my hair cut. It was a long time coming and I’m happy that I finally took charge of my own hair. I had a lot of challenges and naysayers along the way but I did it!

The beginning – Late 2014 & Spring 2015


In the beginning stage I didn’t really do anything different with my hair care. I still flat ironed my hair every week/every other week until I eventually started to wear my hair pulled back with a middle part or with a couple of twist. I got tired of wearing my hair in the same styles so one day I said I’m done with relaxers and that pretty much solidified my decision.

Half way there – Fall 2015 & Spring 2016


After some time I ventured into trying new styles like crochet braids and flexirod sets. I watched at least 50 videos before I finally did it myself. I had used them previously before but it was on straightened hair and it just gave my hair a slight curl. Those results were nothing like what I had ended up with this time. And of course I wore some box braids, I get those at least once a semester or three times a year.

Basically 100% Natural – Summer & Fall 2016


At this point I had officially cut off my relaxed hair. Whenever I would flat iron my hair I would have super thin ends while the majority of my head was thick and it was a mess. After the cut my hair was bob length until I went back and got it cut shorter so it could grow out evenly. With my hair at this length I couldn’t get my flexirods to stay in my hair so I tried out perm rods. And let me tell y’all, my hair looked so good it gave me the faux tapered look which is so cute. After a while I got tired of doing my hair and got some crochet box braids for back to school.

Now I’m just trying to master a wash and go. Wish me luck!

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BeadsbyAree Review + Haul

BeadsbyAree is another brand that I discovered after reading Quirky, Brown Love’s 49 Black Owned Fashion Companies list. Immediately after browsing their website I stalked followed their Instagram page where I began to plot on a few items. Knowing that I was heading back to school and that my 21st birthday was soon approaching I had a “treat yo self” moment and ordered the brass word choker in Queen. It was also my lucky day because they were running a promotion for a free customized brass choker so you know I had to get my name.

What I got:

Custom name choker – $30

Queen choker – $28

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Soooo it’s safe to say that I am in love with these chokers because they look so cute with almost any outfit! I would definitely recommend that everyone check out BBA and make a purchase or two or three. Just be aware that you may not receive an email when your package is on the way as stated on your order confirmation email. I never received one but I was so happy to see my order that I didn’t initially notice. If you choose to make an order let me know what you got and if you liked it so i’ll have a reason to spend more money LOL.

Check out BeadsbyAree website here and their Instagram here

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