My journey into natural hair began over three years ago. I hesitated in taking the plunge because I was used to heat styling almost every single day and getting relaxers regularly as a child and up into my teenage years. I worried about how I would style my hair knowing it wouldn't be straight - I cringed as a child wearing an Afro or anything similar. Straight was the style I wanted and pretty much achieved it, but at the price of damaging my hair.
Looking back on it now, I laugh about how silly I was being almost. Yes, I was a child who didn't care about the health of my hair, but I wish I could go back and realize that my hair was perfect. I would NEVERRR go back to weekly straightening or worse - a relaxer. Natural hair, in its truest form, is beautiful, unique, and perfectly crafted for each woman and man who embraces it- I wish I could've grasped this concept earlier in my life. I'm so glad I did!
Since becoming natural, I've started buying products (like crazy), trying different brands, and methods to see how I want to style my hair and getting the moisture-protein balance right. But one thing I haven't done yet is “create” a winter hair regimen. Living in Michigan, you would think the cold weather and brutal winds would've forced me into creating one, but nope! I usually tend to wear sew-in and wigs during the colder months, so my hair can fit under a hat - a very serious matter when you are freezing!
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My need to read has heighten lately. I try to make sure I read something every day, definitely every week, to increase my knowledge and/or skills. With so many great books and magazines releasing, I want to get back to collecting and reading to stay current. While I do purchase magazines, I only borrow books from my local library, which helps me to complete them in a timely manner, until I like them enough to purchase them too.
I read two books last week, and I still have so many more on my list to cover. So here's what I've been reading and how I read them.
Sephora offers beauty classes and mini makeover in their stores all throughout the year; makeovers happen everyday, but the beauty classes are rare. So I was thrilled to find a class that: 1. was available, 2. at a nearby mall, and 3. that wasn't happening on a Sunday morning, which cuts into church. But today, the opportunity finally came to attend my first Beauty Insider class, in which I learned how to apply false lashes.
This makeup step has always scared me. I don't wear eyeliner and eyelashes are only for special occasions because my eyes twitch so much, so I just stayed away from it all. To get over it, I've had friends show me, watched YouTube videos, and even bought some Ardell lashes from Ulta hoping to get over this hurdle, but never seemed to get it done. But that all changes today!
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