I am just trying to understand my hair, to learn what works and what doesn't, to experiment, make mistakes, and to embrace my hair in it's entirety..... because Roots Don't Lie

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hair Dilemma

Hey Guys,

Lately I have been wanting really really bad to straighten my hair. I don't know why but I am ready for a different look. I am kind of tired of the protective styles, and even though I really enjoy the look of the bun,  (thank goodness :) my hair can finally make a bun ...) I am ready for a new look.
I don't want to deal with my hair at all, guess I am in a 'hair rut'. I could try to get braids or a weave but they both make my head itch, a lot, and I am super tender headed, I cannot imagine the pain  from the first couple of days, and then knowing it will start itching almost immediately... urrr..

So yes back to the topic at hand, I want to straighten my hair. I could:

  1.  straighten my hair with a flat iron.. but
    •  I am scared to death of heat damage.
    •  I know a professional should do it.. but its expensive, and
    •  I have been doing my hair myself for over a year now, and I have heard stories of professionals who messed up natural hair. so I am a bit icky on the subject
    • My  stylists that cuts my hair is all the way in Dallas...whomp!!! whomp!!!.. :(
    • My second alternative is to do a roller set. I am less likely to get heat damage, and I
  2.  Do a roller set...
    • I am less likely to get heat damage
    • I don't have a hooded dryer so dry time is going to be forever and a day
    • I may not get my roots to straighten properly and then it will just be a big waste of time
    • My hair is super is super coily, and the ringlets are small.. I doubt a roller set is enough to straighten it
Anyway, I think I will go with a roller set, to at least try and see what my hair looks like straightened. It has been a while since my hair was straight.. and frankly I hope it's not in that weird length stage.. in which case I would be an unhappy camper.

Just thought to give you guys an update on what I have been up to. 

My hair has been in this same bun since Monday, and it will probably stay there the rest of the week.
I know amazing because I just put on my satin bonnet, go to bed, wake up and go so so good.

Hope you guys enjoyed my mini update please share your thoughts on me straightening my hair, and leave comment, questions and suggestions.


Bella Joya

Friday, October 21, 2011

Playing In My Hair

Hey Guys,

My hair has been in a protective style for about two weeks now. I was getting ready to take some length check pictures when i stumbled upon these..

Bella Joya

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hair Inspiration

Hey guys,

I was visiting one of my favorite blogs Natural Belle when I came across these wonderful pictures.
Please take some time out to visit the website it is AMAZING!!!!

*These pictures do not belong to me, nor do I in any way form or shape claim ownership of them. If you do copy these pictures please make sure to give credit to the owners.*

Bella Joya

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 3 of the "Not Very Cute Hairstyle"

Hey Guys,
It's day 3 and I am still hanging in there...
Some pictures..

The bags under my eyes= crazy long work days

The side

The back..braided up

Top.. I know.. super messy


Bella Joya

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 2 of the "Not Very Cute Hairstyle"

Hey Guys,

Here are pictures from day 2....

I know.. like enough of this hairstyle already .. :(

Anyway 4 more days to go

Bella Joya