Monday, December 29, 2008

Getting ready for the new year!

Part of my plans for the new year include getting a sew-in weave to help me during my transition. Since I know there may be other ladies out there wanting to do the same, I'll be including my experiences with that on here as well.

The main reason for this post is to get ready for the new year! I have a lot of goals that I want to accomplish and things I want to improve about my blog. I'll be comprising my list of things for the new year and posting some time tomorrow.

Thanks to those who have subscribed by email or through blogger! I truly appreciate those who take the time out to visit and/or comment. It means a lot and I hope that I'm helping someone out there.

Talk to you guys tomorrow. Keep your eye out on the Announcement Section for detail on my first giveaway!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wash Day

Yes, I finally washed my hair after two weeks :O( I've got to get better with this. I detangled on Christmas day, on dry hair, and didn't suffer much hair breakage/loss. I've decided that I will start detangling my hair in smaller sections while dry before I detangle again in the shower. My hair did sooooo good today with that method. The amount of hair in my comb was a few strands here and there....which I expect when I don't wash and detangle regularly.

I was told by a few to never detangle on dry hair...but I must say it works for me so this is what I'm going to do from now on. My hair is air drying as I type and so soft to the touch. I'm still going strong on my challenge and I'm totally loving being heat-free! The key was finding the right way to air dry without ending up with a frizzy head of hair. Now that I have that down...I'm home free.

I haven't tested out too many transitioning styles right now...too lazy I suppose. Bunning is working for me right now and it's simple and easy. I find that bantu knots and braidouts lead my hair into a tangled web of mess and I just don't like the knots that I incur. So, I'll be trying to find some easier ways of doing these styles without tearing out all my hair.

Here's some pics of what my hair looked like while air drying! Stay Browne, Stay Lovely!

This is a side view with my hair down!
The front while drying!

This is the back, I had it up in a hair clip.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We're wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday! Enjoy and I shall return tomorrow with some exciting news!

Luv Ya!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Check This Out! Great Transitioning Tips Video!!!

This is a great video I found on youtube from a member named DPrincess28. She had some really great tips and I believe that she's also a member of LHCF. Check out the other video's she has on youtube also! Enjoy...

Disclaimer: I was not asked to post this video. I have done this to provide some information that I found helpful to me therefore I thought it would help others!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm taller than your average diva....

So I've been told at least. I'm ranging about 5'9" and I've always been taller than other females. I'm cool with it actually. I've never played basketball, lawd knows I got sick to death about that question. I guess folks figure you can play just because you got a few inches on ya.... not true. I play pretty well but let's just say I would have made the team if I would have followed through with practice. The fact was, I gave it my all but I would get maybe a minute tops in the game and damn near at the end??? What can I do if we're already winning at the end while folks are going to the snack stands preparing to watch the guys play next???

Anyways, wow- I've totally gone off topic. Today I wanted to add a little fashion discussion to the blog and the main thing I have trouble finding is JEANS THAT FIT. I mean really fit without that bulge in the back and look like high waters when your trying to be cute in heels. When your tall, it's almost impossible to find stuff that fits and is affordable.

The line I'm now interested in trying is PZI. They have had some pretty rave reviews and a lot of women with curves love them. They also have a selection where you can buy by the inseam!! I love it.

So if your a curvy diva, this might be a good line for you to check out if you haven't. For those of you that have, get on over there because they have a wonderful selection of jeans that are on sale. You can't beat that!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Regimen For Sunday!!

Quick Update For My Sunday Process 12/7/2008

1. Parted hair into 4 sections, clipping off each section.

2. Wet hair and shampooed with Nexxus Aloe Rid, then CON, then DC'ed with V05.

*Although it's not the best conditioner for me to DC with--I also had to detangle and this is one of the best for me to detangle with.

3. Detangled each section (horrible for me) and proceeded to rinse out conditioner afterwards.

4. Applied Aphogee Pro-Vitamin Leave-In on each section.

5. Applied Fantasia Polisher Gel to front of hair, pulled it back and place into a clip.

6. Tied my hair down with a silk scarf and removed the clip about 2 hours after my front had dried some.

7. Moisturized and sealed, before I went to bed, with Wave Noveau+Coconut Oil.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Transitioning Update!

Hello all! I just wanted to give a quick update about my transitioning status and give a tip or two to those who may be experiencing the same trials as me. First off, I brought some Fantasia Polishing Hair Gel to help me with the frizzies I have after I air dry. Surprisingly it worked!! This will definitely be one of my staples.

Yesterday was wash day and believe me I was past due...way past due. I did a clarifying wash to get the buildup out of my hair and detangled with conditioner and I lost wayyyyyy too much hair. I'm not for sure if it was because I hadn't combed my hair in days or if I'm still having a problem with my hair coming out. I started a BC around May and I'm thinking that it may be the culprit. I'm not totally sure so I will be scheduling some appointments today to see what's going on with that.

Good news is that my hair is totally detangled and I've decided to use low manipulation for the remainder of my transition. I'm bunning to reduce tangles and wearing a hair clip so that I don't constantly have to wear a ponytail. I'm not using anymore heat because I don't want to take any chances with messing up my natural curl pattern. Seriously, why go through all of this if I'm just gonna flat iron my kinks away only to find out I've damaged them too much???

Yesterday's process was very simple. I washed and detangled first. I've started to incorporate Aphogee products back into my regimen as it seems my hair is craving protein. I used Aphogee Pro-Vitamin Leave-In and pulled my hair back into a ponytail. I applied a small amount of the Fantasia Polisher Gel lightly dabbed on the front section and tied a scarf around my head. Once the front was pretty dry, I removed the scarf and let my hair hang but used my hair clip to keep it together vs. using a ponytail holder. This worked much better for me. My hair dried flat and I minimized a lot of the poofiness that I usually have. I will definitely be doing this for the rest of my transition.

If anyone else has some great tips on transitioning...please leave a comment or send me a message. I have a quick and convenient email form at the bottom of my blog so feel free to use it.

Stay Browne, Stay Lovely

Friday, December 5, 2008

Eyebrow Threading Videos!

Click here to see another one I liked!

Eyebrow Threading!

OMG!!! This is something that I have to try at the beginning of the new year. I'm so excited that I can barely wait. I usually get my eyebrows done by my hairstylist with a razor. She's excellent so I trust her to do the right thing (LOL).

I haven't had them done in a while (SMH) so since I went to Atlanta for Thanksgiving I was going to get them done at my favorite place in the mall...and yes you can bet I can't remember the name right now*sigh* but when I think of it I will definitely get back with you. I want to say the name is Color Me Beautiful?? Anyhow, the store is located at the main entrance of the mall and on the left side in case anyone is going to Southlake soon. It's small but the staff is VERY professional and I can't stress that enough. It's a friendly environment and they are very personable. They do the facial waxes and eyelashes also.
So if threading isn't something you want to try, give them some business!

I've been researching the whole threading deal for about 2 days now (a long time huh?) and I've watched some videos on youtube about it and found some interesting ones that may help some to learn how to do it at home. I picked two videos to post for additional info on threading in case anyone else is interested!

Disclaimer: The shop I mentioned in this post does not know anything about my blog nor did anyone ask me for advertisement. I like going there and thought if anyone else in the ATL area would like to would be a good idea! Videos will be in the Eye Candy Section.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Swimming in debt?

Lawd knows I am :O(...buit there's a easy way to fix your it off!! I'm going to put up a poll later to get some idea about people's ideal debt. Funny thing is>>>I'm in school for Accounting/Finance!!!>>>but it's so easy for me to help others get their money right but so hard for me to get my own???

That's such a confusing thing for me these days*sigh*but one of goals for the new year is to get the debt under control. I am working extra hard to curb any extra spending. This seems to be where all my extra money is disappearing. Eating out, buying little things I don't need, and spending in snack machines.

Does anyone out there have debt problems? (yes this includes student loans!!!)