Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How are you planning to enjoy your hair more in 2014?

What else? At twist out. lol

Well hey there ladies and Happy New Year!!  I hope  you all enjoyed the holidays with your loved ones. I know I enjoyed my time with friends and family, and good food!!  Soo much food, and now it's over time to get back to business! .

 I don't know about you but I am feeling blessed to have made it into the New year. It says to me that God is trusting me, and giving me another chance to make an impact for Him. So I resolve to grow closer to the Lord this year so that we can be in perfect harmony. I know this will cover me in every area of  my life!  

Winter Crochets

As for my hair,  I've been feeling like I want worry free, carefree hair this year? Last summer I can recall setting a goal to grow my hair to Full MBL and maybe even WL, but something happened to me this fall and I'm still feeling it this winter! lol.  I just want to enjoy my hair.  So much can go into continuing to retain long Kinky Natural hair. The longer your hair the more gentle you have to be because the hair on the ends is older. I have  lost some serious patience within the last six months with my hair, and I believe it's my schedule. I don't have as much time to spend on it. So I've decided I better put my precious locks away before I do something I regret! I've been looking at twa's and  short curly bobs a lot more lately. lol.  

I'snt' this cute!?  And it looks easy. 

 I am here to tell you if you want to grow your hair long and healthy you can definitely do it! But remember to set a realistic goal. Not an attainable "length" reality but, being real with how much hair you think you can deal with, keeping it healthy, and enjoy it at the same time.  Lets face it, what's the point of having long beautiful natural hair if you can't enjoy it?  I don't want to constantly think about some of the things I think about in order to have waist length hair. So what am I saying?  I'm saying I just want to enjoy my hair, and without having to spend hours in it on wash day(s).   This doesn't mean that I want to wear it out every chance I get(can't deal with the SSKs) But I  want to let go and let flow and this year, I shall be doing that.  Yes, I would like to "see" my hair just a little longer, but  I  am going to continue to doing the things I know I should to keep my hair healthy and happy. Period. I won't be measuring, and setting length goals for my hair to reach by certain dates. I will no longer be afraid to flat iron my hair more than once or twice a year for fear of heat damage, and I will no longer be afraid to cut off more than 1/8 of an inch when I trim! lol.  I've been natural for over 4 years and I think I'm out growing that. I know my hair can grow and it will eventually be where ever it need to be.  I'm resolving to keep my hair at a peaceable enjoyable length for me.  And on this year we shall find out what that its!  

          As for what's next? Once my Crochet braids come down I will probably get it flat ironed and a really good trim and shape, because I am growing a tail!! lol My hair grows in a V on the bottom, and that V grows pretty fast so I have to get some order in that area!  I  don't wanna look like a sting ray by the head,  when wearing my twist outs!  : ) 

  So, how will you enjoy your hair more on this year?(without damaging it)  What goals do you have set?   Remember, whatever you do keep it healthy, find a balance, and keep your peace of mind! Our natural hair should be healthy, happy, and fun...  

Well Until Next time!!    

Oh one more thing!  I really enjoy all the emails and questions I've been getting from my newly natural ladies, and those who are currently transitioning to natural or a healthy hair lifestyle.  If there are any topics that you would like to see covered that aren't here just let me know in the comments below!  Thanks for reading!

8 comments:

Cheleski's 2nd Lock Journey said...

very cute sis!!!! love your protective look!

Chan said...

Hey there Cheleski! Thank you so much! I've been enjoying it let me tell ya.

Virtue said...

Wow! That was really inspiring Chan. I just did the big chop this new year, having transitioned for about 6 months.. And I sure could use some inspiration coz I sometimes wonder if know what I'm doing, if it was really worth it..but seeing thid beautiful mass of hair you've got..I just know I'll get there!..by the way I happen 2 b a woman of God too and I write..plus I couldn't help but notice..you're pretty!

nappy headed black girl said...

Yeah, that curly bob is fly.

I'm so happy to hear you're focusing on health first. It's easy to get caught up in want long hair by any means necessary. I always say if you focus on health the length will come.

As for me, I'm going to be experimenting with styles more this year, particularly the bun. It's kinda hard doing certain styles with freeform dreads but this year I'm gonna buckle down and master some.

nappy headed black girl said...

Yeah, that curly bob is fly.

I'm so happy to hear you're focusing on health first. It's easy to get caught up in want long hair by any means necessary. I always say if you focus on health the length will come.

As for me, I'm going to be experimenting with styles more this year, particularly the bun. It's kinda hard doing certain styles with freeform dreads but this year I'm gonna buckle down and master some.

klamaestra said...

Hi! What brand of hair did you use for your crochet braids? They're so cute! I am ready for a protective style, but can't decide.

Chan said...

Hello Klamaestra, thanks for stopping by. Yes I use the Freetress brand and I bounce between the water wave curl pattern(shown in this photo) and Bohemian.

You will love these, enjoy your protective styles.

klamaestra said...

Thanks Chan! I couldn't find Freetress anywhere so I ended up having to get Glance by Model Model. So far so good, but I noticed that it is already frizzing up. I'm going to find a good product to put on it to help. Next time I'll be sure to order the Freetress online.