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What now?

I haven’t written anything in a few weeks, but trust me–it’s not because my hair hasn’t been on my mind! It’s been growing pretty well, and I’m using the same 2-3 products (Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner for co-washes and either Kinkly Kurly Curling Custard or Polish & Shine Curling Mouse, and sometimes the KK Knot Today leave-in-conditioner). They work well for me so far, although it’s hard to have nice “second-day” hair with any of them. But every now and then, I won’t wet or co-wash, I just wear it as it is and keep it moving. I imagine that, eventually, I will really need to have good second-day hair products and routines. I’m always reading about other naturals having challenges with this. Maybe the mystery will be solved by the time I get a few more inches.

So right now I feel like I’m at the in-between stage. I still have a TWA, but not so teeny anymore–perhaps just tiny. It’s not long enough to wear a headband (whether it’s tight and curly from products or I pick it out to a true afro). But I also detest that whole headband and true TWA look. Forgive me, but that makes me think of the militant, Angela Davis, “Fight the Power” look, which is none of who I am. But I do love headbands with the wild curl or twist type look, like my coworker rocks, or a nice-size true afro, like my other girlfriend rocks with flower power! I love their looks and locks and can’t wait until I get at least another 3-4 inches (which probably won’t be for another 6 months).

So what now? Summer will be over before you know it and I’m old school–I don’t walk out the house with wet hair or skin in the fall/winter time. I know I can’t catch a cold from that (yes, yes, colds are viruses transferred by germs/human contact, yadda, yadda, BUT going out with wet hair, etc. can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to those pesky germs that cause viruses). But I just aint feeling it. Especially with the KK products, which REQUIRE you to put them on soaking wet hair (they need a better system than that).

So I’m on my hunt to find some nice styles for TAs (tine afros). If you have ideas, post a comment or send pics or links to naturaljustbecause In the meantime, here are my recent pics and some inspiration I found online for a style I hope to be able to achieve very soon! I looked and looked and couldn’t find too many that look somewhat achievable within the next few months.

PS. I have on a strapless shirt in these pics, although it doesn’t look like it! LOL!

Credit: Naturally_Nai, http://www.afroglitz.com/Naturally_Nai/ Her eyebrows are FIERCE!

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Not Today–literally!

So today I decided to skip the Knot Today Leave in Conditioner by Kinky Kurly. I had just co-washed; wasn’t that conditioner enough? Apparently not. Just using the KK Curling Custard did not look so hot or curly, but still smelled good! I asked my friend Kelley about this and she said her experience was the same.

Hmmm…I don’t know how I feel about that. Especially considering the price tag on KK products. I think products should work well regardless of if you use the whole line or not. Maybe a little different but not drastically.

I think I’m going to wait and see what my girl Aaliyah comes up with. I asked her what she uses on her natural tresses and she said she makes all her stuff herself. I’m hoping she’ll give me the “recipes” or start selling it! But I don’t know about getting her whole line! LOL

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I Tried Kinky Kurly Today!

My gracious coworker, Kelley, surprised me yesterday with some Kinky Kurly Knot Today and Kinky Kurly Curling Custard samples–homemade samples packaged and labeled with kindness for sure! I will admit that at first I thought it was some snacks or something (I’m always down for snacks!) But was pleasantly surprised at the contents and her generosity.

So this morning, I washed with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo (ok, so I’ve read all about co-washing, but I knew some soap to feel clean! Perhaps when I get more length I will consider just co-washing, as well as being more selective with the ingredients of my products) then, which in the shower, I put in the Knot Today, then the Curling Custard, which smelled sooo good!

Well I will say, I got more curl with KKCC than I do with the Polish & Shine Curling Mouse, which is what I’ve been using. But I need to use it a few more times to see if a few more curls is worth $20+ (P&S is $3.99 vs KKCC at $26). While both provide good curl, they also provide good hold–but I don’t necessarily want hold right now. I’d prefer softness. I’ll try some HE Hello Hydration conditioner on top of the Curling Custard next time. That’s what usually helps with the P&S.

Well this is my first mobile post, so let’s see if it works!

Comparison Pics

3 weeks in! Polish & Shine

4 weeks in! Used Kinky Kurly stuff here (today!)

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