1 Year Natural Hair Journey

Happy New Year! It’s 2014 and I already feel the promise with this oncoming year and I am excited for it. Today marks my 1 year natural hair anniversary and I’m so happy about my growth and overall thickness.

I find myself suffering from Hand In Hair Syndrome and I need to stop, but I just can’t stop playing with it!!! I’ve never had my natural hair this healthy before (horrible hair practices) *hangs head in shame* but I’m determined to make up for all the neglect by treating my hair as a top priority.

I’ve been natural before in my life so my overall hair texture wasn’t too new to me except in the middle of my hair. That portion of my hair is some weird wavy/straight texture, but I’m learning to work with my hair instead of against it and trying to find ways to make the crazy textures blend #thestruggle

Along with all this greatness is I decided to make a Youtube channel to video document my journey so I can look back on what I’ve achieved and also learn from my many mistakes (in front of an audience)

I hope to make this year my great hair year.

Love,

Eureka

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Protective Styling: Crochet Braids

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Protective style time, ladies and gents!!

So, it’s fall/winter time and I’ve found myself constantly fiddling around with my hair. The reason being since the weather has cooled down significantly (Bye summer!! See you next year!) and that means my hair has started to struggle with maintaining its moisture levels. I had tried to combat it initially by deep conditioning 2x a week with a moisture dc, but it still wasn’t up to par and the more I was messing with my hair the more breakage I started to see.

Then I just decided to say ‘heck to it all’ and went to my go-to protective style: crochet braids. To achieve this style I had my hair cornrowed straight back. I ended up with about 10 to 11 braids. Then I added the Model Model Braiding Hair in Soft Water by using a crochet latch hook to insert the extensions onto the braids and tying them off. It took about 2 hours and 30 minutes altogether to finish this style. Then I just cut it to frame my face.

I love this style because it’s really low maintenance. All I really have to do is spray my hair with my homemade spritz and my hair stays supple and moisturized. Also, since the extensions are crocheted into the hair I still have easy access to my scalp so I can easily co-wash and oil my scalp whenever it feels dry. Super easy. Depending on how well I can take care of this I have had this style last me from 3-9 months if properly maintained. I don’t believe I’ll be keeping it in that long, but I’ll see how it goes this time around.

Love,

Eureka

6 Months Natural!!!!

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        April 6th – 3 months post bc                         July 13th – 6 months post bc

            Stretched mini twist out                                                Wash n Go

It’s officially been 6 months of me being natural on July 5th!! I’m pretty excited about it! My hair is thriving and I’ve gotten the hang of taking care of my hair and it’s really low maintenance. I’ve figured out that even though I get a lot of shrinkage my hair thrives off of wash n gos. I can make them last 4 days then when there’s no more definition I moisturize and seal them and put my hair into twists until my wash day. Easy peasy.