Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm Back (UpDaTe)


So, I've been away for some time. I actually just got back on Saturday (but I was just away from the 18th till then to be honest. Before then, I just kept forgetting to put on here what I wanted to).
Okay! So, right now, I'm in school and well, okay! so I don't care what some of the people on here think about me having a natural hair blog so I'll just continue typing right now.
First, please, please pray for one of my natural hair role models. She's WAY younger than me, but still one of my hair role models and she needs all your prayers. Here's an article to let you know what I want you to pray about: http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/2012/03/half-up-half-down-banded-natural-hair.html

Now....what have I done with my hair so far...
I couldn't redo my minitwists and because my mum put off going to the salon for a while, she got my hair done for me (she did it). There's something about a certain hairstyle or braiding style that my hair and scalp doesn't like. Whenever I have it in for 2 weeks or a week, then redo it during the second week, I get some crazy sharp pain on my scalp. I mean, I've never felt pain like that before. It's terrible. So, on he 18th, I finally went to a hair salon again just to find out that the one person who was good with my hair there left and I hadn't gotten her number yet so I can't even call her to find out where she works now or whatever.Okay! So, I got my hair braided to a certain extent then twisted and I had two-strand twists everywhere else at the back. I held it up to protect the ends (as usual :)). I had that in all through bootcamp (yup! that's the reason I was away for a while :) ).
Bootcamp was stressful, I got sand in my hair during the activities and drills, I was sweating like crazy, it was SO SO humid and hot. Gaaah! Okay, so the day I was packing, I slipped my jar of shea butter into my bag (hehe :) ) On the first day whene I got my hair sanded-out, I rinsed it out thoroughly in the shower then rubbed some shea butter between my palms then applied it to my hair. Also, I took my satin hair wrap stuff with me (I am so into this!). People wear like, "what is that?" "you sleep with that on every night?" and I didn't care. Luckily, my roommates got used to seeing it quickly. So, I had the shea butter on my hair that day and till my Friday, I never really had the time to get shea butter on my hair again (even after showering).  However, my hair did get sanded-out everyday and I was always sweating so much from all the work so I always rinsed my hair thoroughly when I showered and I always let it air dry (in my room! Outside was WAY too dusty and I didn't want dust clinging to my hair). Okay! SOoooo, on Friday, I took my hair down and finger detangled it out then I got wet hands into my hair, got some shea butter with a lil water and rubbed it in between my palms then got them into my hair and thoroughly detangled (fingers only! :)). I had my hair all out and big and I left it like that till I had to get some sleep. The thing is, some girls had an issue with their room door and I didn't feel comfortable going to bed knowing that they were locked out of their room. I walked down the hallway and all with BIG hair and people were just staring at it, it shrunk, not so much, but it was obvious and when I held my hair a bit and pulled it down at some point, my roommate was like, "yeah, your hair shrunk." Okay! So, one of the girls (room, locked out) looked at my hair and was like, "you're so crazy," I was like, "what do you mean?" and she was like, "have you seen your hair?" I wasn't sure how exactly my hair looked then, but I didn't really care. Later on, I went to my room (when their door had been broken down and they could get their stuff and get some sleep) and yeah, I looked in the mirror and my  hair was perfectly fine. Well, I guess it was just that "image of beauty" that was going through her mind when she thought I was crazy because of my hair (she's got a relaxer).
Okay! so, this girl couldn't sleep with her hair out like that. I started puffy twisting (big twists) my hair, but I had a bit of a problem at the back of my hair (couldn't do it). Luckily, my last roommate walked into the room just then and she helped me twist up the untwisted bits at the back. I then got a bit more shea butter on my hair (with a bit of water in the sheaB) and then put a shower cap on and tied a scarf over my hair. By the next morning, wait! rewind! Okay! so when I took my hair down and detangled it did I tell you that it felt SO gorgeous!! Gaaah! okay! fastforward! When I took of the shower cap and did whatever I needed to do, my hair felt GOR-GE-OUS! It also had a soft wave to it that didn't go even after my hair got wet. I loved it. Someone touched part of my hair, I'm guessing because he asked, "why do you have such cotton-y extensions in your hair," while we were on the bus ride back to civilisation.
One more thing! I drank more water, craved more water than I ever have/had at the bootcamp. AND the only thing I used on my hair while I was there was water and shea butter. Worked wonders for me, I guess.

Okay! So, now, yeah, I didn't have the time to make a quickie conditioner and quickly condition my hair when I got home so I just tried rinsing it out thoroughly before my mum braided my hair in 10 cornrows (which I'm rocking right now :) )

I'm going to make a pet peeve post after this (I need to mention something having to do with cornrows and school)

I think I might try mini braiding my hair some time soon. I know I have been against braids for some time now, but well, I'll go get this done at a salon (even though I don't like the only lady that would agree to touch my hair there. She always brings out her rat tail combs to comb my hair with and she always argues with my when I say my hair's fully detangled and slide my finger through it and they come out easily and well, she's like, "nothing would happen to your hair!" and tries combing it from the roots TO THE ENDS!!!! GAAH! Next time she argues with me, I'll go find someone else to get my hair done. I know I'm just a teen, but my hair means so much to me and I don't joke around with how my hair's managed and taken care of).

Okay! So here's what I'm going to do with my hair when I get my mini/box braids done:
Gotten from BeadsBraidsandBeyond (pic from someone named Aisha). I do not in any way own this picture.

So, what do you think?

Sorry, for the really long post, it's just been too too long and well, I'm in school, FUN, right?
Talk to you guys later.
~Sam :)


  1. Funny Story Sam ;o) I would recommend doing the mini twists instead of the mini braids. I've seen some people lose lots of length with the mini braids. Braiding all the way down to the tip of the hair is fine...but when time comes to take it down, it's literally like splitting hairs. Meanwhile, the mini twists, once lubricated properly, will be easily pulled apart from root, down to tip (without breakage). Just sharing what I've seen and noticed with the small braids. Laterssss

  2. Mini twists it is!

    Takes me WAY less time to take them down so I guess I'll do them instead of mini braids (plus, I 99.99% of the time take down my hair without help).

    How's Dimples? I keep thinking I'm subscribed to your channel, but I never get emails when you have new uploads (I'll go check again).

    I need to do a length check (I so love my hair and it's like soooo healthy!)

    By the way, have you ever tried a straw set? If so, how'd you do it and what do you think about it?

  3. Dimples is goood! She got a new puppy LOL His name is Zodiac, and she thinks he's a baby. I saw that she dressed him in a similar outfit to hers the other day! Wild! Anywhoo, never tried a straw set b4. Mostly did roller sets when I was transitioning. Now I wear my hair's own curl (way less work LOL). Glad u and ur hair are doing good! TTYL -tia

    1. I have 2 puppies (and 5 dogs). My puppies' names are, Yumi ("you-me" short for Fuyumi which mean, "born in winter," she was born on the 24th of Nov) and Tez. Yumi's black and tan while Tez is black, silver and white (they're "twins," by the way).
      That's something I would've tried at her age (that's if I didn't try it with the dog I had then).
      I've tried roller sets. I might try straw sets if I ever have the time. I remember when I asked my bff to help me out with it last week. She was like, "do you seriously want me to straw set all that hair?" she gave me this crazy look like I had just asked her to jump off a bridge or something. hehe :)
      Got my hair done like the on in the pic above, today. Looks pretty good the flat braid however could've been better, I'm going to redo it once I get rid of this headache.
      Finally found someone who's really good with my hair! YES! :)
      By the way, dad hates my hair. Oh! and I've scheduled to get my hair cut this June (only about an inch or less off). It's going to be like a BC. I'm not taking off that much hair, but I'll finally be rid of all chemically processed (relaxed) hair. I almost cut my hair off yesterday because I was frustrated with my straight ends.
      By the way, which is better: the Eco Styler Gel T uses or the Organics Lock&Twist Gel. My aloe plant still needs to mature so I'm using these. the OL&TG makes my relaxed ends feel so dry and crunchy and I can't figure out a way to get the gel only on my natural hair (which is well, how many inches long now, is so thick and is everywhere on my head). Thanks in advance.