Feburary and March 2008
well ladies of foki I just want to say thank you for a warm welcome and the kind words and inspiration. I have some what developed a weekly regimen so here goes. I wash once a week with Trader Joes conditioner and a add a little honey to the conditioner. DC with DPR -11 and sit under the dryer with a plastic cap for 20minutes. I then will detangle with virgin coconut oil and KCCC not today. I moistures with QB heavy olive cream. I twist or braid with QB honey Balm and IC. During the rest of the week I will braid my hair and remoist for the next morning. I have not been able to leave my twist in for more than three days. I just don't like the length of the twist after shrinkage on me. I am still trying things out and trying to find out what works for me.
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My first year being natural.
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My little momma, Imanni
Jul 1, 2008

IJust update Imanni's photo's. Her hair has grown some much.

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chucky twist out

well ladies, I thought I would create a new style for the first day of my last semester of Grad school. Here goes. I had a classmate take these pics for me.

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Puffs
Jan 28, 2008

I had co-washed my hair of Sunday with Suave Coconut Conditioner and Deep Conditioned with DPR-11. Moisturized with QB and castor oil on ends of my hair. I also used Not to day to detangle. I put big twist in my hair with Honey Pomade from QB and a little IC Gel. So, ladies this is the results. I have not been good with taking pics of putting the style together but bear with me. I still a newbee.

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Feburary and March 08
Mar 1, 2008

well ladies of foki I just want to say thank you for a warm welcome and the kind words and inspiration. I have some what developed a weekly regimen so here goes. I wash once a week with Trader Joes conditioner and a add a little honey to the conditioner. DC with DPR -11 and sit under the dryer with a plastic cap for 20minutes. I then will detangle with virgin coconut oil and KCCC not today. I moistures with QB heavy olive cream. I twist or braid with QB honey Balm and IC. During the rest of the week I will braid my hair and remoist for the next morning. I have not been able to leave my twist in for more than three days. I just don't like the length of the twist after shrinkage on me. I am still trying things out and trying to find out what works for me.

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April 2008
Apr 1, 2008

Hello ladies and thank you for all the suggestions and inspiration and uplifting comments. I made it through another month of nappiness and loving every minute of it.

I have been working on using styling products and getting somewhat confused about what is for moisture and what is to be used for a styling product. So, I am open to all sugestions. So please leave some.

I am currently co-washing with Trader Joes. DT with Shea Butter Cholesterol added evoo and honey to it.

Moisture product QB heavy Alma and Olive Cream and testing styling products.

I am also using Boundless Tresses every other day on my scalp and it has been working. My hair line edges are growing back and spot in the back of my head has filled in. Thank God.

That's it for now ladies. I hope u enjoy the album .

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May 2008 Nine months natural

Hey, Ladies. It has been a busy month with finishing up school. Amen. It has been nine months since I've gone natural and I love it. I didn't post when I BCed because it was a nightmare. I went to a natural hairsalon a few towns a way and my hair was a dry mess and the oils just sat on my hair. I said to myself, you have been doing so much research on the computer for school why don't you search natural hair and I found you ladies and was so happy. Thanks to all the ladies who have allowed my access to your albums and gave me advise and suggestions. I am truely grateful. If it was for you guys I might have put a perm in my hair and I didn't want too!!!! Well here goes. Sit back and enjoy.....

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June 2008 Product Style Testing
Jun 1, 2008

Hello ladies, it has been a crazy month due to my job. I will have to deal with it until I find aother one. I have been trying to find a gel that would style my hair without coating my hair or making it feel hard. I did my version of a wash and go. I cw my hair with Aussie condition with EVOO and Honey. I detangled with unrefined coconut oil and added Cantu Shea Butter repair cream. I put big twist in my hair and untwisted in the morning and wet the edges and put in a puff. I used the Cantu to put it back in a puff. I like the product but you can not mix it with much because you will get white balls in your hair. That is why I am not sure about this product because I woud like to be able to mix other products together without getting white ball. I will keep using it for wash and goes for now. Thanks Jazzi for your help.

Thanks to Gyspycurls , Girl, I tried your Jojoba Jel. It gave my twist out a nice hold without feeling hard. Love it, this is a HG styler for me. Thanks ladies. Here goes, this month I haven't tried anying new styles just testing products.

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July 2008

Hello to all my naturals sisters thanks for all of your comments and suggestions. I went to Virgina Beach for a long weekend this month and we returned home at 3am on Monday morning and I had to be at work at 8:30 am. I experienced my first wash and go. It turned out ok because I didn't have to much time to think about how I was applying the product. I had only slept three hours and I needed to get to work. I used Eyco gel and it turned out great. I got this from other ladies of fotki by lurking at many albums. I found my HG DPR-11 and QP mango butter while on vacation. HEY. I didn't have to pay shipping cost because I can not find these products at home at the local BBS. I will be working on a product album soon. Once again thanks ladies for your support. Until next month. Take care.

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August and September 2008

Hello my sista's of fotki I hope all is well and thanks for stopping by and showing love and giving me inspiration on my natural journey. I haven't been doing much with my hair but wearing it in a puff. I tried to twist on dry air but it come out dry and I didn't like it. I will try and again when I get the time to devote to twisting. I think I would like to twist on dry hair when I come up with the right product to use. I have found a HG conditioner with moisture balance condition by elecence. I have also tried Curl junkie hibscus and banana Deep fix condtioner for DT and love it. It make my hair soft and moist. I also tried curl junkie for Guava and Proteen Curl Creme. I like it but I will have to try it again to find out if I love it. I mixed together Eco styling gel, elcucence, water and avocado oil and make a curly pudding which I love. It keeps my hair really moist. Life has been busy, I am looking for a new job so keep me in your prayers. I have started walking and it is going well. I will take it one day at a time with my weight loss. That's it for now ladies and thanks for all the inspiration and kind words.

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One year Nappy and Happy Oct 25,2008

This has been a very trying month for me. On September 15,2008 I hurt my left shoulder at work and I have severe tendonitis in my rotator cuff. I had an MRI done and it shows a small tear. I have been given two cortizone shots and I can finally do my hair with little to no discomfort but I have to take it easy. I will start physical therapy three times a week.

I am so happy to have reached this point. It has been some very bad hair days before I met the woman of fotki, so once again ladies thank you for her encouragement and willing to answer all my questions. I love the sistahood here and feel so blessed to have found the wonders of natural hair care sistahood. So not to many pics taken. I am looking forward to a second year of nappy hair growing with no color for me this year unless it is henna that is my challege... Until next months thanks sistas of Fotki....

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November and December 2008

Hello ladies, November and December have been very busy for me. I have returned to work and the second cortizone shot and physical therapy has been working for me...Prays God and He is so good... Well I just finished celebrating my daugther 5th birthday on 12/6 and gearing up for Christmas and my son's 10th birthday on 1/7/09. I am going to combined these two months since things have been crazy for me...

I'm wishing all of my Sista friends have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Newy Year. If you celebrate so other holiday or no holiday I also wish you well everyday of the year.....

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2009

Happy New years ladies. I have decided in my second year to keep all of the pics together for the year and a second album for comparison pics.. This year I am all about moisture and nurturing the hair.. I have downsized on the amount of products I use and I am so happy with the results. Yes, Ladies I know I need to make a product album and I will. Thanks to all the ladies for your support and encouragement. It means so much to me to be a part of fotki family.

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2 years Natural and still loving my hair.
Jan 1, 2010

Well I am back. I have been slacking with the updates but I hope all my natural sistas are doing well and continue to be blessed in the new year.

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