What is your hair type?

4chair 4chair1 4chair3We all come in different shapes, sizes, heights etc. and so does our hair. It can be straight, curly, wavy, kinky, coily or just a combination of all the above. Because of how diverse hair can be, it is  difficult to place someone in one category. However, celebrity stylist, Andre Walker, came up with a hair typing system in hopes to simplify things. I personally believe that the chart is too broad to accurately  classify all the different hair types, but it is a start.

I have been getting a lot of questions regarding my hair type ever since my big chop.  I don’t pay much attention to my hair type typically, because it is simply a guide. At the end of the day, I listen to my hair and care for it according to its current need. If it feels dry, I deep condition and moisturize. If not, I leave it alone. If you are a newly natural and is seeking help on how to care for your hair, the hair typing system can come in handy. I recommend reading up on it on this site.

As stated previously, I have been getting a lot of comments on this matter. Some people think that my hair type has changed over the years, while others feel like I am not a true 4c hair chick as I claim to be. I consider myself to be in the 4c category because of how my hair behaves when it is fully dry. When I wet it, especially if I use a heavy product such a deep condition, my hair forms little ringlets/coils and appears to be in the 4a/b curls category. However, once my hair is dry, it shrinks up about 80% of its length, becomes cotton-like and looses any curl definition that it previously had when wet. There are no apparent curl pattern left. My hair just does want it wants. Because my hair loves thick products/moisturizers, is naturally dry and shrinks up a lot, I classify myself as a 4c hair chick. To those who thinks that my hair texture has changed since my big chop, it hasn’t. My techniques has changed, however, and I have learned how to keep it moisturized.

So, if you want to know my hair type, it is kinky, coily with fine, cotton-like strands. Take that as a category!

..xo

-J

  

Simply Sweet!

IMG_7390 IMG_7628IMG_7670 IMG_7680Following my last post, I think that Mother Nature finally got the memo. It finally feels like Spring. Although, there is still snow on the forecast, I refuse to believe it. I actually drove with my windows down this afternoon and it felt amazing! It was the first time in over 6 months so that is definitely worth mentioning. I was able to go out and snap some pictures as well, which I was excited about. I really love the nail polish on my nails at the moment. Very Spring-like. Are you as excited as I about about the warmer weather?

..xo

-J

Naturally Detangle Your Hair

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Hey guys!

Today, I will share with you one of the reasons that I have been able to retain so much length. As many of you probably already know, I cut all my hair off in December 2012. Although I completely revamped my hair routine, one thing that made a huge impact is how I detangle. I only use my fingers!

In the past, I thought it was simply impossible to do such a thing with kinky hair. I have seen videos of ladies with a looser hair type discuss the process but I was convinced that it wouldn’t work on my hair. Hell, the times that I have tried were disastrous to say the least. After my cut, with a boost of confidence, I decided to give finger detangling a try.

PROS

-It gives your better control of your hair

-You can literally feel the knots and tangles

-Prevents one from ripping their hair out

-Allows maximum Length retention

CONS

-Time consuming

In order to finger detangle your hair effectively, you need to make sure that your nails are filled, your ends are in good shape, and that your have enough time so that you aren’t rushing though the process. Below is a video demonstration on exactly how I finger detangle my hair. Check it out!

..xo

-J

 

I Know Just How To Whisper

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 Hey guys!

I know, I know, where have I been (once again)?. Summer seem to have flown by and I can’t even say I have accomplished much. I have just been trying to enjoy the sun here (or lack of), and I took a little vacation to Vancouver. Now that I am back to reality, I hope to post frequently.

How was your summer?

..xo

-J

Orange Bloom

image1 IMG_8018 IMG_8022IMG_8024IMG_8019Hey guys!

Remember me? Well, I hope so. I am bringing you this outfit that I wore last sunday. It was my boyfriend’s nephew baptism  so I dressed up a bit. I really love the pattern on my top and I paired it with this blazer, which I am absolutely in love with. I am hoping to make posts like this more frequently, now that the weather is FINALLY nice. My hair is a bantu knot out that didn’t dry properly but the results were fantastic. I honestly LOVE bantu knot out. I can easily say that it is my favourite hairstyle…ever.

Top: A gift

Blazer: Dynamite

Bag: Forever21

Jeans: Sirens

Shoes: Payless

Rings: Aldo/ Dynamite/ Forever21

..xo

-J

Blue Sky

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Hey Dolls!

With Spring slowly making an appearance, it is time to bring out the bright nail polishes. This polish is by Orly called “Frisky”. This shade of blue is super cute and it is bringing out my happy soul. Is it just me that feels happier in the warmer months?

xo

Sweater Kinda Day

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Hey guys!

Today was actually SO nice here. It was sunny with a high of 6 degrees! It might not seem warm for a lot of you but considering the fact that it was -40 degrees less then a month ago, I would say I was burning! 🙂 Anyways, I had a pretty nice day, just enjoying the little things that life has to offer. How is your week-end going?

..xo

-J

Clinique

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Hey guys!

So my friend at work told me about Black Honey. It isn’t a lipstick nor a lip gloss. It’s almost a lipstick.  She told me that it would go great with my natural lip color. I am not into make-up but I decided to try it out. I went to the Clinique booth in the mall to see what it was all about. Black Honey was nice but I immediately fell in love with Chic Honey! Although the colour appears to be really dark, it is actually quite light and subtle. While I was there , they had this promotion: Spend $31 dollars and get a free gift!

I’ve had problems with acne for the longest time. My skin has significantly improved when I introduced juicing to my diet.  However, it seems like I am breaking out again lately so I decided to purchase the Clinique 3-step acne system. I will keep you updated on how I like it. The contents of the free gift are displayed in the picture above. I don’t care much for the make-up but how can I pass up free stuff? 🙂

..xo

-J

Sexy Can I?

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Happy Valentine’s day!!!

I hope you guys enjoy this day and remember, it is the simple things in life that we often forget!

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Hair

As you probably know by now, I cut my hair and I ABSOLUTELY love it. Healthy hair is so much more easier to style. I have less breakage and tangles. Granted, I do have way less hair to deal with but I am telling you, I am in love. I achieved this style with Goody perm rods, which I purchased from Walmart for $1.50! What a steal!

I started with washed and conditioned hair as usual and used the Giovanni Direct Leave in. I also used my shea butter mix to seal in the moisture. I set my hair with the rods and made sure that my hair was completely dry before taking down the twists.

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Outfit

Blouse: Garage

Jeggings: Garage

Jewelry: F21 and Garage

Shoes: Garage

..xo

-J