Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson and I just am in total disbelief right now. To those out there thinking negative thoughts, it's better not to say nothing at all. Let us remember him for what he did, how he changed music, how he affected people all over the world. This is the only man that could stand on stage, do nothing, and people cry and faint at his mere presence. Let him be great.

I have started my music blog and decided to start off with a tribute to Michael Jackson. You can check out some videos over there! My Life, My Mind, My Music

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transitioning Emotions

Transitioning is the process of growing out chemical processes in your hair, for example chemical relaxers. This can be a long and tedious process if you decide that you don't want to do a BC or Big Chop. A BC is basically a way to say your cutting off the chemically treated part of your hair leaving the natural new growth behind.

Many people plunge into transitioning after years of being frustrated with perms, breakage, and scalp issues and aren't really aware of the major change that transitioning will bring into your life. Your hair will be going from it's straight state to the kinky-curly pattern you were born with. This seems easy enough but you are also transitioning your mind along with your hair. For me, transitioning is also about preparing my mind to accept my hair in it's natural state. That may seem irrational to say but I've been getting perms for as long as I remember so wearing my hair silky straight is the only way I know.

I've heard so many stories from other women that have went natural about the stares and comments they have encountered about their natural hair. That's not going to stop me because I don't care what people think about my hair, as long as I love it-- that's all that should matter. However, we don't live in a society where "different" is accepted openly without judgment.

So, please note that transitioning is not only changing your hair but changing your state of mind. When you cut your hair you will undoubtedly experience a wave of emotions ranging from excitement, liberation, freedom, disappointment, shame, regret...anything can happen. I'm not saying it will but you will experience something you've never felt before so enjoy your journey to natural hair. B&L is here if you want to share your experience!
BTW: The picture is my hair in October 2008 right after my relaxer. I can't wait to post my results of my transition. I'm now at 33 weeks post and I have tons of new growth!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Getting back to the orginal way

Hey Lovelies! I thought long and hard this weekend and I've decided to start another blog! I will out of school until August and wanted to focus on blogging and make it into a source of income also.

What does that mean for Browne & Lovely??? It will be going back to what it was when I started it!! I will feature hair tips, product reviews, skin care, etc.... The fashion section will be an additional post on every Friday just for anyone who likes to see that section.

However, my new blog will be completely different. I will be more focused on music and entertainment. No, this will not be a gossip blog!!! I'm not completely sure on what is going to be on there exactly but it will be the one with the "other" topics.

I wanted to change the atmosphere here a B&L to where everyone who visits is feeling the material. I've fallen off some with my camera tearing up and random posts but now that I have the time....I'm focusing solely on making sure my readers get the best of my work!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Transitioning Update

I've got a big transitioning update planned for tomorrow morning so keep hope alive for me guys! I'm running down to the last week of school and I've got to keep myself on track to pass these classes!!!

I'll include lots of pics and starting tommorow until next Saturday...this will be an entire week of transitioning tips, topics, pictures, and product reviews! Woo-hoo

Stay tunes Lovelies!