Sep 26, 2009

Finally...Pics of my BC!

I finally bought a digital camera.  Yay!!  As you all know, I BC'ed about 3 weeks ago and I am loving my hair...I have finally "grown into it."  I am happy to say that I have even noticed some growth in this short amount of time.  I'm excited to see how long my hair will be next May when I graduate!  I moisturize regularly, usually two times day.  I co-wash 4 times per week and wash every two weeks.  I recently bought Carol's Daughter Hair Milk and Black Vanilla Shampoo.  Be looking for reviews on those products soon. Here is my current regimen:

  • Co-wash 3 times per week.
  • Shampoo every two weeks
  • Moisturize morning and night (Using my homemade spritz, aphogee balancing moisturizer or hair milk, and then my own oil blend)
  • Deep conditioner once every week
  • Aphogee Protein Treatment every 6 weeks
To my surprise, I get these cute little coils over my head.  Love it!

The Back

Lovin the Coils!

The coils are not as defined in the front

I have a big forehead, LOL.

Be Encouraged!!!!!!


Sep 7, 2009

Dirty Thirty Challenge

So, since I did the Big Chop, there is really no point in me doing the Dirty Thirty Challenge.  I will create my own strategic plan with the help of Dr. Phil.  If you haven't read his book, Life Strategies, you need to go pick it up ASAP if you're looking to make some changes in your life.  I had to read it for a class over the summer and it definitely made me think about the choices I make and how I often engage in self-sabotage.   After its creation, I will layout the full details of my plan for you guys.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Stay Encouraged!


My Big Chop

I did the BC last Friday, September 4th on my 23rd birthday!!!

My experience at the salon, to which was my first visit, was not so great.  The stylist was one hour late, she rushed while trying to comb my hair (painful!) and cut it, and she cut too much off.  I managed to grow about 2 inches of new growth during my 7 month transition and I only have about one inch of hair on my head.  I probably don't need to say that I will never visit this salon again.

On a positive note, I am really enjoying my new hair, or lack there of.  One of my concerns, however, is that I look masculine.  I know that sounds crazy, but I really did feel that sense of uncertainty when I got dressed up to go clubbing with a group of friends.  I also wonder if men find women with minimal hair attractive.  I know...another crazy thought.  However, I know natural women attract certain types of men.  Unfortunatley, I just think those types of men are scarce where I live.  Ladies, what kind of reaction did you get after BCing or going natural from men?  Were you comfortable with your new look in the beginning?  I'm the one needing encouragement right now....


One more thing...As soon as I can afford a digital camera (hopefully soon), I will be posting pics and videos!!!