Curly Hair, Hair, Lifestyle

Length and Volume Check August-October 2018

This is my curly hair brushed out, no heat used. I took these pictures after I took my protective style out. This is my way of doing a length and volume check. The top photo in the black shirt is from August 2018 and the bottom photo in the purple shirt is from October 2018. In between these months I had a shape up hair cut to give me better shape. I can see some growth! I’ve been taking Hair, Skin, and Nails gummies along with taking good care of my hair for 8 months. I started taking @hair369hairvitamins yesterday so I’ll have to do another comparison like this in 3 months.

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Curly Hair, Hair, Lifestyle

Looking Back

Saw this challenge and thought it would be cool to look back. I started my healthy hair journey in February 2018, so I can’t go back a whole year. However, what I didn’t notice that the years of coloring my hair(8 years), using excessive heat by straightening my hair all the time, and not taking care of it at home the way I should on a daily basis wreaked havoc on my curls. My curls were looser, some were wavy, and some were near straight. My hair was drier and my curls didn’t have much life. I used to have hair half way down my back but then I wasn’t taking care of it right and I started cutting and coloring my hair. My hair looked great straightened out(far right pictures) BUT it didn’t look great curly—at all. I wasn’t happy. I decided on my birthday(Feb 21) that I was going to learn how to take care of my hair, nurse it back to health, grow my hair, use protective styles, and not use excessive heat(only use heat for hot oil treatments and deep conditioning treatments) for a whole year. It’s been a very enlightening year hair wise and I’m going to stick with it! I’m learning so much. Healthy hair is better than damaged hair all day any day. Thanks @naturally_genny for this look-back challenge. #fbfwithgenny ………………………………….. #naturalhaircare #lengthcheck

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Curly Hair, Hair, Health, Lifestyle

Acquired Angioedema

I’m really happy to be smiling because for 2 months, I physically could not. Anyone with a chronic illness will understand that each day brings a struggle of its own. I have been struggling with acquired angioedema for the last 8 years in various forms but didn’t know it. I was recently diagnosed in September 2018. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of tests, doctor appointments, and trying out medication. I couldn’t smile for August and September because my lips would itch, split open, burn, and swell very large to the point I couldn’t close my mouth causing me so much pain. The pressure in my lips made me feel like my lips would burst. I couldn’t wear lipstick(which I love) because my lips were irritated and sensitive to everything, even food. Something/anything would touch my lips and my lips would blow up. This has happened before to my eyes, knees, legs, and joints. This acquired angioedema is only one of my many issues/symptoms. However, I’m thanking God that I can smile now while my flare up is minimal. Acquired angioedema really affects your life just like any chronic illness does. Sometimes the effects are seen and sometimes they are not(like when I have intestinal swelling). Just wanted to share.

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Curly Hair, Hair, Lifestyle

Refresh with Mielle. Curl love!

Refreshed my hair with my @mielleorganics Pomegranate and Honey Leave In Conditioner and Honey and Ginger Styling Gel. I focused more on refreshing my bangs. I absolutely love the way my hair smells and I’m loving the hold and definition. Same poses, different light. ➰➰➰➰➰➰

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beauty, Curly Hair, Hair, Lifestyle, Style

Pretty Earrings and Pretty Hair

Love these earrings from @hm!!! I don’t wear them often but when I do, they bring me joy all over again 😍 Today’s makeup is NYX Liquid Suede lipstick and Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette 754A. I just put unrefined organic Shea butter as the moisturizer on my face.

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Curly Hair, Hair, Lifestyle

Twists!

Did wash night last night with @mielleorganics products!! If you followed me last week, you would know I was super impressed by their products in my twist out and when I washed my hair. This week, I used the Pomegranate and Honey shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, Twisting Soufflé, and Honey and Ginger gel. I wanted my twists to have extra hold so they would stay in for a day or 2 no problem. I’m loving these twists! SWIPE to see the texture shot. These coils are perfect!! I twisted my hair about 3/4 of the way and then finger coiled the rest. I know @curlygirltelisat had a debate on finger coiling. I’m all for finger coiling 100%! It’s a perfectly acceptable styling technique.

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