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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

my weekend

This weekend I did a lot of partying, I have partied this hard since Halloween weekend. On Friday I went to a friend's birthday party which got shut down, so we ended up randomly going to the Barbary Coast (a Gentlemen's Club) LOL.

playing pool at the Barbary Coast
On Saturday I went a party hosted by Gentlemen Republic and I enjoyed myself as usual. The live band was great and the new venue is also really nice.

Hasaan, 1/3 of Gentlemen Republic

Jerald, 1/3 of Gentlemen Republic
On Sunday I attended the 13th Annual Kappa Christmas Jam. This is my 5th year in a row attending this event...I feel super old LOL. It was nice to go out and see many of my Greek friends all dressed up even in the pouring rain LOL.


My beautiful chapter


Even though is raining all weekend, I made it out to 3 different parties...I have to make the best of my break LOL. What did you do this weekend?

unbeWEAVEable

On Friday I had a sew-in weave installed as a winter protective style. Honestly I have having a hard time with my hair since I started my healthy hair journey, so I really just wanted a break. Also, I will be going to NY next week, so I didnt want to worry about bringing a whole lot of products and worry about styling my hair and hoping it comes out ok.

So I wanted big curly hair and thats what I got, Im actually having a hard time getting used to all of this hair LOL. Its about 7oz of 14in curly Indian hair. And to protect my hair underneath I just spray leave in conditioner on the braids and then oil my scalp. I also plan to wash and DC weekly.



To prepare my hair for the weave, I washed with Giovanni 50:50 shampoo, then I applied Aphogee 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor. Next I DC'd with Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment. After rinsing that out, I applied Giovanni Direct Leave In and detangled in 4 sections using my Ouidad for the 1st time. I applied EVCO to each section and put each section in a braid. I let my hair air dry.


Tutorial Tuesday - Holiday makeup

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Be Featured

In order to showcase naturals with various journeys, hair types, etc, I will feature a natural or transitioner each Friday. I hope this will inspire, encourage, motivate and help others.

Name:

Location and what is the natural scene there?

Why did u go natural?

How did others react to you going natural? What was your response to them?

In regards to your hair, how do you describe yourself (natural, curly, kinky, coiled, nappy, healthy, etc) and why?

Describe your hair (hair type, thickness, length, porosity, etc)

Describe your journey (did you transition, big chop, etc)

What are your hair goals?

What is your staple style (please include picture)?

What is your hair regimen?

What are your staple/holy grail products?

What is your definition of natural?

Best advice to someone who is thinking about going natural?

Where can we find you on the web (blog, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Fotki, etc)?

Please send your responses and before, during, after pictures to curlychellez@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

3 month

Wow, it has already been 3 months since I started my healthy hair journey. During these 3 months I have tried twists (outs), flat twist (outs), bantu knots, curlformers and flexirods. Currently my hair is still straight from when I straightened it for my graduation pictures and on Friday I will be putting my hair in a weave as a protective style for the winter. As for the length of my hair, it is pretty much the same since I got it trimmed when I got it straightened and last week I also did a 'search & destroy'. I plan on cutting off my damaged hair as new hair grows in. So my goal is to have a full head of healthy and natural hair by May 2012. So until then the length of my hair shall remain the same since I will trim it at the rate it grows.


 1 month into my hhj (10/15/10), old twist out right before I washed my hair


10/16/10 curlformer set


10/21/10 damp hair

10/29/10 flat twist out

11/6/10 soaking wet hair, no product

11/11/10 hair before trim

11/11/10 just trimmed, IDK what I was looking at LOL


11/11/10 hair after trim

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Search and Destroy

So last night I trimmed my hair using the "Search & Destroy" method. It only took like 30 min since I just got a trim last month. Although I got a trim, I still saw a lot of split ends and single strand knots, so I decided to take the problem into my own hands.

On Cyber Monday I ordered some shears from Sally's. With my beauty club discount and the Cyber Monday discount, they were only like $7, so I saved like $3 LOL. I purchased the Salon Elements Home Hair Cutting Kit By: Fromm.



Basically i just took a section of hair, combed it out using the comb in the kit, then clipped any damaged ends I saw. After I finished a section, I pinned it up using the clips included in the package.

I only really had damage on the front, right section of my hair, the rest looked fine. But while clipping my ends, I started to get the urge to cut my hair. I tweeted about it and everyone was like  DONT DO IT! lol. Well I plan to keep with my transition, even though the big chop is tempting at times.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday - Sexy workout

So all this talk about sexy videos...why not take all that sexual energy and go workout to become even more sexy! Also, the freeze frame for this video is hilarious, trust me the video isn't raunchy!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Senses - Issue 2


The 2nd issue of Senses is now up, check it out at http://www.gentlemenrepublic.com/

Also, Gentlemen Republic will be hosting another event this month, check out the flyer below.


Music Monday - (3 videos this week, share your response)

This past week 2 very sexual videos were released. The 2 videos I am referring to are Raheem DeVaughn's "She's Single" and Keri Hilson's "The Way You Love Me". Now many people are saying that these are both publicity stunts for the artists, but I mean, what's wrong with that? In the case of Raheem, many are saying that he has real talent and doesn't need to do this. And a lot of people are giving Keri Hilson a hard time for being too sexual in the video. Although I do not like the song or video, I hate the double standard. I didn't hear any complaints about Trey Songz video, but when it's a female its a different story. I personally dislike the song and I honestly think the acting is bad and she is trying to hard, plus she can't dance so she just looks awkward. I actually like Raheem's song, but it also has the same beat as Lil Wayne's "Single" which I also included in this post. So all 3 videos are included....please share your thoughts!





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