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Black Girl Curly

thenaturalcommunity:

Tips For Retaining Length: Adding Aloe Vera juice/gel can help balance out your regimen. 

Do you add any natural ingredients to your regimen to improve it? (at link to download app in profile)

One of the best things I’ve done for my hair. Reduces the amount of leave in I have to use by about half!

thenaturalcommunity:

Tips For Retaining Length: Adding Aloe Vera juice/gel can help balance out your regimen.

Do you add any natural ingredients to your regimen to improve it? (at link to download app in profile)

One of the best things I’ve done for my hair. Reduces the amount of leave in I have to use by about half!

Sorry for going ghost, y’all! I’m moving across country (yes, again!) so it’s been a crazy month.

I’m having my going away dinner and party tonight so wanted to try something new with my hair!!! It came out decent so figured I’d share. I started with a nearly two week old braid out that I used as my base for a VERY loose flexirod set. Only took me 15mins to do last night.

Will post what I did and more pictures tomorrow!!

Peace.

-BGC

thenaturalcommunity:

Tips for Retaining Length :: pay close attention to how you handle your ends, they’re fragile

thenaturalcommunity:

Tips for Retaining Length :: pay close attention to how you handle your ends, they’re fragile

gradientlair:

colormehappi:

Spelman College Graduates of 1892

Epic. ❤ 

Throwback thursday. Natural hair in the 19th century.

gradientlair:

colormehappi:

Spelman College Graduates of 1892

Epic.  

Throwback thursday. Natural hair in the 19th century.

Anonymous asked: Hi I'm 13 and I have natural hair and I was wondering how can i get my hair long n curly as yours. I use kinky curls for my hair after I wash it when its wet,and I use castor oil to oil it and make sure it's not dry. Since I've been trying to get my hair curly like yours I haven't been putting heat on my hair since December& I keep my hair in a bun. Any advice to get it curly like yours or how long it will tak to get tht curly & I also need advice to grow my hair longer. Thanx:)

Sounds like you’re doing everything right! Keep up the good work! But you don’t want hair like mine :) you want your hair to be the healthiest version of your hair.

As far as your regimen, I’d just make sure that you’re not bunning while it’s wet and that you’re getting it trimmed at least twice a year. Other than that it will keep growing (all of our hair grows at least an inch every two months), and because you’re taking care of it you be able to see the length you’ve gained. Good luck! 

-BGC

Anonymous asked: What are best way to keeping my hair looking and feeling health, strong and beautiful? This is my first time going natural and I have no idea where to start. I need help.

Hmmmmm….that’s hard. I’d suggest the following:

  1. Get on youtube - there are thousands of great resources 
  2. Minimize heat
  3. Find a good leave-in conditioner/keep your hair moisturized
  4. Find your go-to style 
  5. Get trims as soon as your ends feel weak/are crunchy or uneven
  6. Start building a regimen (how often you wash/condition, what products your hair likes, what styles are easiest for you, etc.)

Hope this helps!

-BGC

Anonymous asked: Hi, so I've decided I want to try a protein treatment. The avocado and oil(homemade) because I straighten my hair often at least once or twice a month. I know i shouldn't! I know there's a such thing as protein overload and to avoid this I wanted to know what kind of shampoo and conditioning products I should use following the protein treatment. Right now Im using the creme of nature argan oil shampoo and conditioner and I love it. Thanks in advance!

Hey hey! Well I’m happy you know that straightening that often can be harmful for your hair and that adding some protein back helps maintain your hair’s health. I don’t think there’s a particular shampoo or conditioner you should use, just make sure that when using heat that frequently that you’re adding back protein and using a moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioner. If you’re loving what you’re currently using, keep it up! When it comes to natural hair, if it aint broke, don’t fix it.

Good luck!

-BGC

Throwback from maybe a year ago?

Weekly Update - 1/03/14 - 01/20/14

Hey all,

So I was lazy lazy LAZY this past wash session. I ended up leaving the (wash out) conditioner in for an entire week. The first couple of days my scalp was on fire, but I just didn’t have the time or energy to rinse it out and take the time to style (a 2+ hour process). So about a week later, I finally took the time to rinse and style (four braids) and have barely touched it since then.

I midweek moisturized around Wednesday and then twisted it instead of braiding it. Finally tried that as I am daily moisturizing butter. Not a huge fan (will do a review later).

But anywho, I’ve been drinking lots of water, taking my vitamins, making sure my hair is moisturized, and really just trying to get back into the groove of having it in its natural state. If you remember, I had it straight for almost six weeks!

I’m happy to report there was no heat damage. A tiny bit of loosening of my front section, but honestly I’ve resigned myself to accepting that that will happen every time I straighten b/c the curl is so loose in the front to begin with and that’s the finest part of my hair :(…any heat (even moderate, infrequent heat) does a little something it. The rest of my hair reverted perfectly and looks the exact same.

Anywho, update over!!! Lol

Enjoy your MLK day!

-BGC

January 01, 2014 length check

Hey all!

Happy HAPPY New Year!!! So I decided to do a length check to bring in the new year. Because I’m not a huge fan of them, I only did one side (top, bottom), then the front and back, and then some shots of how close I am to waist length. 

Can’t wait to see where 2014 takes me!

Pictures are as follows:

side (lower) - 21; side (crown) - 23.5;

front (crown section pulled forward) - 21; back - 18;

last two show wait-length on me (l-pinned half up, r-all down with a portion of my hair pulled taut).