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Hair Chronicles…Mohawk

5 Jul
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As I promised, I am posting pictures of my hairstyle each time I change it. I got tired of the puff, and tried something new. I’ve never actually styled my natural hair by itself i.e no help from personality pieces. I usually put a few flat twists in the front and add something on top. Yesterday, I was home for the Fourth of July, and had some time on my hands, and decided to go for it. I had no clue what kind of style I wanted for my hair, or how to accomplish it. Sometimes experiments turn out okay, so I went for it! It turned out okay, and although it’s not the perfect Mohawk, it made me feel confident to leave the house with MY hair, and know I can do many things with it! It gave me confidence in a whole new way. I don’t only feel confident with my hair, but it made me want to go after everything I want to accomplish! It’s amazing what trying something new can do for you! Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good lace front or half wig to assist me through some weeks! But, since going natural March 2010, I’m no longer a slave to the weave! Weave (personality pieces) are now an accent to my hair, not the main attraction!

For this style I used:

Beautiful Curls Products

Leave in Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Curly Pudding

 

 

 

 

 

Cantu Shea butter pomade

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Hair Chronicles

27 Jun
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This week in Curly Conversations…
I want to start featuring my hairstyle for each week. Hair is such a huge topic for women in the African-American community. It’s so complex yet unique to each individual. We all have different textures and each head of hair has its own pros and cons. One thing we do share is wondering what in the heck we’re going to do with it each week. I’m natural, so I’m still learning what works for me. To really get in the thick of things, click on each photo, and it will show an enlarged image. Enjoy!

Products used:

Cantu Shea Butter pomade

 

 

 

 

Ampro Styling Gel

The Complex, The Often Misunderstood, The lovely: Black hair…

26 Mar

Do you ever get ready to do your hair and end up staring at your disorderly tresses in the mirror with a blank stare?  It’s like “what am I supposed to do with this ish?” If you answered yes, then you probably have “black hair.” Black hair is not a negative phrase, it just defines generations of the most complex, unique, and misunderstood hair follicles known to man! No matter which one of my friends or female family members I ‘m talking to at the time, we always end up discussing our hair! We’re either trying to figure out what to do with it for the week, or agonizing over how much to spend getting it done!

I’ve had my hair cut so many times, primarily due to damage from chemicals. I finally went natural two years ago! It is still difficult dealing with my hair, but it’s so much thicker now, without my relaxer. I am a HUGE fan of lace front wigs these days. Although my natural hair has grown out, I have to be at work early, and I’m not the most crafty person with natural hair. I never learned to braid, so I am natural for the health of my hair, not so much the styling

We can’t just go to sleep with nothing on our heads at night. We all have used the satin pillow case, head scarf, bonnet, do-rags, and everything in between! We can’t just go for a swim or to any beach/vacation without getting it braided up or sewn- in to protect it. I think any man who is in a relationship with a women with such complex tresses are accustomed to the scarf, braids, wigs stands etc…lol! If not…he’ll get used to it! I know my honey has seen me in everything from a short crop to long braids, to natural, to wigs galore! That scarf of mine comes out every night around 10pm…lol!

Relaxed or natural, there is no easy way of pleasing the root-to– tip strands on top of that head. So instead of complaining and agonizing over our very ambitious hair, lets embrace it and keep each other uplifted, whether your hair is short, long, wavy, kinky as all get-out, straight, curled, knitted (lol…I mean sewn-in) braided, locked, and wigged out, whatever!

See the various hairstyles below from my family friends and loved ones.

Thanks to all my family and friends for allowing me to feature them on this week’s post! Without y’all, it would’ve just been me, and all my hair glory!…lol



Afro Puff hair piece

Full cap(when I’m feeling fancy huh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominican blow-out

Synthetic Braids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural dreads

Growing dreads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freetress lace front

Extensions with closure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Strand twist out

Flat ironed natural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly Johnson Lace

Curly sew – in

Curly Conversations

19 Mar

This Category is dedicated solely to the very distinct entity that is “black hair”.  I will talk about everything from great products to use, styling tips, new trends, and share photos!


Want to be featured on Caramel Conversations? Send pics of your ‘do.’ What’s your hair style for the week? Email the hairstyle you’re rocking to work, school, and spring break, this week. I want natural, relaxed (permed), braids, personality pieces (weave), dreaded up, whatever! I will publish them on the blog under the title feature Blog: The Complex, The Often Misunderstood, The lovely: Black hair…What you rockin’ this week?

I promise to make sure I cover a topic in relation to hair every time I try or hear of new hair trends, wigs, weaves…everything! Look for the words ‘Curly Conversations’ listed under Special Conversations that means I’ve posted a topic relating to hair. Since this site will not allow posts on separate pages, I will use the main page to post ‘Curly Conversation’ blogs, listed under Special Conversations>Curly Conversations. 

Send Hairstyle pics to:

caramelconversations@yahoo.com

or Tweet them to @caramelrell