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She Did It!!!!

After 9 months of transitioning, my dear sister Jumie finally did THE BIG CHOP *insert applause*
She’s now a 100% natural haired belle.

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For the transition period, she was mostly in protective styles such as cornrows, braids and twists (with extensions).
She uses a lot of Shea butter, Coconut, Castor and Jojoba oil (all from Vanity Oils ūüôā )
I’m soooo happy she’s done it and joined me on this journey.

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Inspiration- SOLANGE KNOWLES

The beautiful and multi talented Solange Knowles gets the spotlight today. Shes a musician, model, DJ and a mom.

She did the big chop in 2009 (Yes I had to google that) and has been rocking her natural hair since then her way.

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Inspiration- Erykah Badu

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This is one lady that isn’t afraid to stand out of the crowd.
Shes constantly mixing things up and trying new things. From her afros to locs to straight hair and buns… and her turbans!!!!
I absolutely love this beautiful multi award winning artist.

NITC 4

Whooooop!!!!
Tres excited

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Hair pins

For the past 6 weeks, my hair has been in kinky twist. I really enjoyed having them in. Extremely low maintenance- I just sprayed my roots with a mix of avocado oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, glycerin and water (All oils courtesy Vanity Oils
But eventually, I just really missed my own hair. So I took out the twists.
Started on Thursday (just took out the back cos of work on Friday), went on to Friday and the early hours of Saturday. I was really tired after work on Friday so I really took my time loosening the twists. I loosened it in sections and then braided the section when I was done. Then I went straight to bed.

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On Saturday morning I took out each braid, put some V05 conditioner on it and detangled with a wide tooth comb. After this, my hair was in 3 sections.

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Headed to the shower to attempt washin my hair in sections once again. Didn’t pan out. So I gave up on that, washed as usual and then applied my deep conditioner (mayonnaise, honey and avocado oil). I put on my plastic shower cap and then put cotton wool at the edges to handle drips and wrapped in a towel. I left it that way for about 2 hours then cowashed. Detangled again and braided in sections. I let that air dry and in the evening I loosened each braid and put in Bantu knots (I two strand twisted and then wrapped the twist around itself). I used my Shea butter mix on each section before twisting.

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Expectations:

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Reality (Monday morning)

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The situation was quickly salvaged by a multitude of hair pins (God bless whoever created them)

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Not a good start to the week

Yaya

Anyone remember Yaya DaCosta from Americas Next Top Model? Shes a model and actress.

Her hair!!!!!!!

I love love love it.

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