Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Troy Polamalu's Million Dollar Hair

Troy Polamalu for Head and Shoulders
Head & Shoulders has taken out a $1 million insurance policy on Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu's hair. I find everything about this fascinating. Although, I must admit, I really don't know what that means...Well, I know what it means, but I guess I just wonder what insurance on hair entails.
Below is a clip of him giving a quick overview of his haircare regimen. I would of defiantly had some follow up questions but the reporter, based on his disclaimer, was embarrassed to ask even the initial question. Lol! What do you think? Is that what million dollar hair looks like to you? 

Ta for Now,


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Houston Naturals: Wedding Pics

Wedding Hair
Well I ended up styling my hair in a basic pony puff for the wedding I attended. Not super creative but it got the job done. Here are a few pics from the wedding. It never occurred to me how many natural friends my mother has too. So of course I had to share...

Me and My Mommy

Play Aunties Jeanette and Vanessa with My Mommy

Play Auntie Ruth and Bill
Aunt Ruth is also relaxer free. I believe she achieves this look with a set and wrap. I might need to sit down and plan an interview with her. Lol! Oh and check out the flyy natural in the background rocking the black flower :)

Elegant Natural Lexus Thomas
The Lovely Bride Kristy and Handsome Groom Adam. Congrats!
A great time was had by one and all! Prayers and best wishes go out to the bride and groom.

Ta for Now,


Friday, August 27, 2010

Wedding Hair...

No I'm not getting married tomorrow, but I am going to a wedding. So once a again I'm trying to decide what to do with my hair. I wanted to hold on to my doo from the other night, but ultimately had to give in to my need to run water through my hair at least once a week. Any who, my dress probably didn't go with that style anyway so it's back to the drawing board. Pretty sure this new look will involve spin pins too in some way, shape, or form, or maybe banana clips. I liked this video by naturalcurlz86 ...

You all have any ideas?


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jones Magazine Meet and Tweet Event...

Me at the Jones Magazine Fall Issue Meet and Tweet
I had a fabulous time at the Jones Magazine blogger/twitter event. It was so great to mix and mingle with everyone. Especially exciting was getting to meet and chat with the beautiful Tamara of Natural Hair Rules !!!   Of course I loved her hair too! You can also follow her on twitter @naturalhairrule
Me and Tamara of Natural Hair Rules!!!
Always fun getting to kick it with Stylist and Blogger Tanesha of  The Student of Style. She's also a twitter bud. You can follow her @StudentOfStyle
Me and Tanesha of The Student of Style
I also hung out with pal and blogger/vlogger Monique from Mo City Princess Diaries check out her YouTube channel Mocityprincess247 and of course you know she's on twitter as @MoCityPrincess

Me and Monique Aka MoCityPrincess
Monique is also a long term natural transitioner, two years in December. Interview coming soon!

I was so encouraged and inspired by all the creativity buzzing around the room plus I got an awesome goodie bag( I love swag!!!) My hair turned out to my liking as well, so all's great in my world!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Soul Train Dancers 1973

Keepin it funky!

Styling Crisis!!!

What's a girl to do?

Tonight I am attending a blogger event for Jones Magazine  and I have no idea what to wear and more importantly what should I do with my hair? Lol! Ideas?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Do you deep condition?

Hands down my favorite deep conditioner is Pantene Relaxed and Natural Deep Conditioning Mask, but it's beginning to get kind of hard to find. Being the product junky that I am I usually like to have 2 or 3 or 10 alternatives. Do you deep condition? What are your favorites?

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Big Chop

My Big Chop
 I have been natural for a little over a year now and this is where I started. I transitioned for about 2 or 3 months and then one day during a particularly trying detangling session I brought out the scissors. Pictured above and below is what I ended up with. Lol! Now I am in no way endorsing do-it-yourself big chopping, but I will say there was no going back after this...

What's funny is I looked super excited about this hair cut, and initially I guess I was. That soon faded once I woke up the next morning and realized, so yeah... I cut all my hair off and I still have this forehead. To make matters worse this was a new head of hair with a new set of needs and maintenance. I missed my doughnut! I would say for about 3 months I was rocking knit hats in every color, design and fabric. I had a royal blue one that I was particularly fond of.

I also had an assortment of Quick wigs and homemade ones! Yes y'all, I made some wigs! Lol! Shout out to youtube!
Out and about in my homemade wig
 It really took a lot of encouragement from friends and family to just go for it, and with the help of a doubled up goodie elastic head band I finally shared my hair with the world. Did I love it? NO! It was growing on me though... Tell me about your big chop!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I am living for this vintage Chaka! I mean, what's better than big hair, satin gloves, and floor length sequins??? What? I'll wait...

Friday, August 20, 2010

V05 Clarifying Conditioner

Houston Naturals I love V05 Clarifying Conditioner for Conditioner Washing! Love the price even more, 79 cents at CVS. Do you co wash? What are your favorite products?

Pebbles - Mercedes Boy (Extended Version)

Loving Pebbles's huge hair in this video, but I am not sure about her featured dancer. Like Wow he's wack. Lol!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hair Idol: Side Show Bob

I would not be mad at having Side Show Bob's hair. Lol! Tell me it's not fly!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Beer Rinsing

After reading about beer rinsing on maneandchic.blogspot.com I was all in. So today I drove to the corner gas station and purchased a 8oz can of Budweiser and a twix. Not being a beer drinker this was no simple task for me. It took all that was in me not to explain to the cashier I was using the beer for my hair and NOT an end of day unwind. In my head, the twix kinda clued him in, as opposed to say a carton of cools, cause that’s what I’d get if I was gonna drink beer out a bag, Right? Crazy I Know.

All that being said, the beer rinse was EVERYTHING!!!! I applyed clarifying shampoo to my dry scalp and conditioner washed it out as usual. I then poured the flat beer into my hair, which I’d sectioned off six ways, and let it sit for two minutes then rinsed. Omg, my hair was so soft and shiny, and detangling was a breeze. What’s best was very minimal shedding!!!! No wait what’s best was the curl definition!!! I applied my Pantene Relaxed and Naturals Moisture Mask after the beer because I’d read sometimes the hair may feel sort of dry after, although that was not the case for me. Needless to say, BEER will absolutely be added to my hair regimen.

Janelle Monae - Cold War [Official Music Video]

My Favorite Natural Blogs!

When I first decided to take this natural journey, blogs were a great source of information and encouragement to me. Here are my top ten:

10. Natural Belle- http://www.hairspiration.blogspot.com/

 9. Newly Natural- http://newlynatural.com/blog/

 8. Naturally Leslie- http://naturallyleslie.blogspot.com/

 7. Afrobella- http://www.afrobella.com/

 6.  Natural Chica- http://www.naturalchica.com/

 5. Honey Brown Sugar-  http://www.honeybrownsugar.com/

 4. Moptop Maven- http://moptopmaven.blogspot.com/
 3. Black Girl with Long Hair- http://bglhonline.com/

 2. Mane& Chic- http://maneandchic.blogspot.com/

 1. Curly Nikki- http://www.curlynikki.com/

What are you favorites?