Hello natural hair, curly girl, blogger world!

1 Sep

Welcome to my natural hair blog & thanks for checking me out!  After 27 years of hair do’s & PLENTY of hair “don’ts”, numerous random natural hair questions about transitioning, how-to’s & products…I’ve finally decided to take my Facebook “Random Hair Album” and make it not so random.  I will be bringing you into my everyday hair challenges & hair ‘hook-ups’ (you know those days when you don’t know exactly what you did to your hair but…you hooked it up!).  This is my 1st post and my hair today (8/31/2011) :

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This was my ‘starting over’ hair because the night before I did not redo my 2 strand twists (I got home super late).

For this style I first co-washed my hair with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Conditioner in the shower, rinsed the conditioner once and reapplied leaving some of it in the hair, especially the ends.  I then used a t-shirt (no frizzies) to dry the drippys and sectioned my hair into 4 sections.  Each section I applied a quarter-sized amount (maybe more) of the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and a small amount of the Fantasia IC Gel.  I used the EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) on my scalp and sprayed the very front of my hair with a little water to help lay it down.  I tied the brown shoe lace (yes its an old shoe lace) around my hair twice and was on my way to work.

Note: I am still experimenting with the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to figure out what styles I like using it with the best and I am surprised that I did like the moisture & softness it left my hair with after being diffused. It did help to define the curls as well, I’ll try it again without the gel and see what happens.

Have you used the Shea Moisture products? If so, what are your fav’s &  what hasn’t been working? I’d love to hear about it!





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10 Responses to “Hello natural hair, curly girl, blogger world!”

  1. Ronnie Brown September 1, 2011 at 9:09 AM #

    Babe, you are inspiring me t re-grow my fro…I don’t know if the world is ready for that. Hahaha

    • mrsashb September 1, 2011 at 11:51 AM #

      They’re not ready Ronnie…not at all. lol. thanks for commenting! 🙂

  2. Elena Santiago September 2, 2011 at 10:52 AM #

    Ashley- You should be in hair shows around the country or better yet the world!! I like how you’re doing up so many new and different styles. Nice blog. Good pics.

    • mrsashb September 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM #

      Thansk so much Elena!

  3. janine September 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM #

    Hey Ash!! I certainly admire you for going natural, sticking to it, and being so creative with your hair styles! I couldn’t hang with the natural hair, but my hat goes off to those that do! I wonder if some of your tips might work on permed hair? 🙂

    • mrsashb September 3, 2011 at 9:35 AM #

      thanks Janine! I think hair is hair natural, relaxed, straight or curly and needs love & attention always so YES, def try out some diff styles or techniques w/your relaxed hair it won’t hurt. And tell us some of the things you do bc you’ve always had gorgeous hair! 🙂

  4. La Shonda Tyree September 9, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

    Ashley I am so proud to see your blog up and running. you go girl! and Ronnie….we are not ready for your fro…lol…xoxo

    • mrsashb September 10, 2011 at 1:15 AM #

      Thanks cousin for the push/confirmation & advice, ‘ppreciate it !!

  5. Janay September 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM #

    i really do love your blog and hair album, i wasnt joking. LOL. I use shea moisture curl and style milk and i loooove it. besides the fact that it makes your hair manageable and shiny…it smells good. LOL
    i have been natural for 7 months 🙂

    • mrsashb September 10, 2011 at 1:18 AM #

      Wow Janay! Thanks so much! I’m glad you like those products too, keep educating yourself so you find what works best for you & your hair! Natural hair bout to take the world by storm! Lol 🙂 (I do like your ‘mid way/middle cut’ too) lol

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