3.4 Years Later…

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“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

-Michael “MJ” Jordan

I am not saying that I’m Jordan, but I’m not denying it either. However, I can confirm that I fail over and over.

My hair and I have an on-off relationship, like my friends who change their Facebook status every time I sneeze.

I went back to natural 3.4 years ago. For the past three years my failing streak began around wintertime. I slack on trims, moisturizing, and bunch of other stuff that stunts growth and hair health. Why? I dedicate less time to my hair.

I fail in winter because I am…

  • wrapping up the year more and taking care of my hair less
  • celebrating holidays (esp. my burfday)
  • frustrated with winter for sucking out all of my hair’s moisture
  • adding new interests/activities to my better my life
  • not big on protective styling
  • afraid of wigs (I briefly braved on this year though)

Scissors have a way of wiping away my failures, so I booked an appointment with Felicia Leatherwood for a trim and shape. I have fresh ends for a fresh start and extra volume.

Here we go again…

 

Big Chop #2. Why?

I Reached Two Milestones This Week. It’s a Celebration!!!

happybirthday2Tuesday marked 1 year since the birth of kinkycurlsLA.com, yay (see the first post here)!!! And… Wednesday marked my 2 year naturalversary (see 1 year naturalversary post here)! It’s a celebration, I want a cupcake.

This journey has been awesome and I’ve learned so much. Kinkycurlsla will continue to evolve and improve as I grow and figure out how to better serve you guys. I appreciate you all. Thank you for your support! Please feel comfortable enough to share your opinions, content requests, and ask questions.

As for the hair… If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I cut my hair on August 31. I will reveal the reasons for the cut in a Youtube video on Monday.

Have a great weekend! Take a shot for me. xoxo

How Long Can You Grow?

Do you have a hair goal? Mine is to reach armpit length by my 2nd Naturalversary (September 24, 2013). Right now, the back of my hair is about shoulder length. Do you think I can do it?

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16 Months Post Big Chop

Check out my growth 16 months after the big chop. I will post a video with details later this week… stay tuned! xoxo

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1 Year Naturalversary!!!

 

IMG_1215.PNGWoohoo! Today marked one year since my big chop. It’s been an awesome journey.

To mark this point in the journey, I decided to do a length check. Sooo… I attempted to blow dry my hair yesterday, but it wasn’t having it, lol. I threw out my flat irons months ago, so that was a no-go.

I really wanted to straighten this stuff so that I could start this blog that i’ve procrastinated on for far too long. Frustrated and anxious I marched myself to my mom’s house to use her flat iron. The weather was great for a beach day but not so much for straightening hair. As I straightened, it poofed. It didn’t turn out to great. Next time i’ll go to the salon.

The photo is a comparison pic of last year to this year.