Thursday, December 9, 2010

Confessions of a Natural Hairstyle Fanatic

So, I was on my sister's blog and she did a post entitled "Confessions of a Wash-n-Go Coily Queen". It was a great post and you can check it out HERE. She confessed that her natural personality is about hair care and not hairstyles. She also said that she is a fan of the Wash-N-Go.

This post had me thinking about my natural personality. And I must admit that I am a hairstyle fanatic. I will try out any natural hairstyle that appeals to me. Sometimes, I try to avoid going to natural groups, or natural blogs, or natural pics because I know that I will see a hairstyle I like and will be anxious to try it.

If I wasn't afraid of over manipulation I would probably have a new hairstyle every 2-3 days. However, I have forced myself to limit the changing of my hair to 1-2 weeks.

At my job, I get comments about how often I change my hair. "Hey girl with the million different hairstyles." or "You keep changing it up on me!" or "You're going to keep this style, right?"

And what is crazy to me is I feel like I don't change my hair enough. LOL. However, I must admit that I recently realized that I do change up my hair quite often. Just recently, I put a video on YouTube showing the various hairstyles that I tried over the past 2 months and there were quite a few! And to make matters worse, I didn't even post all the hairstyles over that time. (You can check out that video HERE) Also, my natural hair album on facebook has 87 pictures!
Honestly, I never see an end in sight with my hairstyles. Currently, I have been contemplating quite a few hairstyles with two-strand flat twists.

I attribute my diverse hairstyles to my creative side. I am very creative and love doing projects so, I consider my hair a display of my creative mind. Even when, I was relaxed I constantly changed up my hair. I was never content for a long period of time with one signature hairstyle. If I was to have a signature hairstyle it would be the twist-out. It has been the one hairstyle that I have kept in for a long period of time since being natural. I wore this hairstyle for the entire summer. (Wow! A whole 3 months.)

I am fascinated with all aspects of natural hair such as the care, the products, the celebrities, and so much more. But, hairstyles really appeal to me.

So, I confess that I am a hairstyle fanatic! But, its cool with me:-)


  1. Great Post. I am learning to embrace my natural personality, as long as it does not affect the health of my hair.

  2. Girl, you have some of the best natural hairstyles online hands down!! It's really encouraging for others naturals to see some diversity in styling; I think it further showcases the glorious beauty of our hair and our unique personalities!! Kudos for keeping it healthy and creative:)

  3. Thank you! I really appreciate it.

  4. I agree with Qzan!!! You keep me going in this natural hair journey, love your styles and how you do "loose" styles that dont pull your edges. This os off subject a little but I wanted to know what products you use for your twists, when you do a twist out?

  5. @Mika - I just noticed this question. I apologize. But, when I do dry twist-outs I use Jamaican Mango & Lime. When I do wet twist-outs I use a conditioner as a leave-in (such as Suave Naturals in Coconut) and just take the twists down after its dry.

  6. how do you get to keep you twist out so long?

  7. @Anonymous - I don't do anything major to my hair when I wear twist-outs. I just twist it at the beginning of the week and just oil and seal my ends every 2-3 days. I then sleep with a satin bonnet/scarf over my head and pull it out the next morning.