My New Love

Hey Everyone,

I’m in love with braid-outs! It’s official. I know I said this in my last post but I have to lay emphasis on my love for the hairstyle. In the past, I had been doing it the wrong way. I always attempted it with wet hair. I know better now. Damp hair to dry hair is the best. It actually stretches the hair better and faster than twists.

For some strange reason, leave in conditioner and coconut oil have been working out pretty well for my hair. I have not used Shea Butter in a while and my hair is soft. Maybe it’s the weather, or the fact that I’m using a gentle cleanser to wash my hair and not a harsh shampoo. Whatever it is, I have decided to sit back and enjoy it while it lasts.

Yesterday evening, my hair needed to be moisturized so I took down my hair, used my leave in conditioner and coconut oil, one section at a time and braided. This morning, I took out the braids and loved my hair. How come my hair comes out looking so good when I don’t intend to wear it out?! Sadly, I had to put it in an updo, but not before taking pics for you all!

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Just thought I’d share this with you. Back to work!

Always me,
Sandeey

La Braid-out

Hey World,

Over the weekend, I decided to braid my hair after washing instead of twisting. I don’t know what gave me the courage because in the past, I’ve had epic failures with my attempts at braid-outs. Well I have to thank whatever it is that made me brave because for the second time ever,I loved the results.

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Since I do not really keep my hair down to the office, I spent 5 minutes admiring my hair, then styled it in an updo.

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Now I have to get back to work! Just thought I’d share this with you.

Always me,
Sandeey

A Million Bobby Pins

Hey World,

Lets talk about bobby pins, a.k.a hair grips. Am I the only one who finds them uncomfortable?

I watch a lot of YouTube videos where fellow naturals give tutorials on how to style natural hair. Most of the hairstyles I see require the use of bobby pins…a lot of bobby pins.

This morning, I was inspired by a certain YouTuber and decided to try out a hairstyle. I used about a million bobby pins (exaggeration but it felt like a million) to put my hair in an updo. The hairstyle looked nothing like the style I was trying to recreate but I went to work with it. I was so uncomfortable and felt every single pin in my hair. This happens every time I use bobby pins. Necessary evil? Definitely!

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One question: am I wearing the pins the right way? My scalp has never EVER liked bobby pins.

I must either learn the right way to use bobby pins or learn to live with it because I absolutely love updos.

Hey World, any advice for me?

Always me,
Sandeey