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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Fairy Knot…

I found my very first Single Strand Knot! I thought these were some kind of fairytale… I thought the whole natural hair community was lying to me! For the life of me I could not understand exactly how hair could wrap and loop up on itself to form these little buggers. Now I know. First hand!

I stepped out the shower after my usual wash and go routine and I started examining the hair on my hands to see if they where still connected to the bulbs (shed hair) or torn hairs (breakage) only found 1 torn whoo hoo!. And low and behold, there this infamous knot was.

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(on my ring finger… Do you see it?)

I then held the bulb end between my fingers of one hand and used my fingers of my other hand to slide down from root to tip to get a feeling of how they feel so, maybe, I can recognize one when I’m manipulating my hair at any given moment. To tell you the truth, I couldn’t really feel the knot. Then how could I ever feel one of knots in the mist of a clump of hair when I’m detangling or styling, if ever it gets long enough to? And if I found one that mean it might be others… And I have no idea how to find them.

Sooo how serious is this “condition”? In my research, I’ve heard a lot about it, but I never heard anyone say SSK’s made their hair fall out, stop growing, or create more split ins. So what’s the severity of these little things?

It was on a “shed” hair, so I assume the SSK itself didn’t cause it to fall out. Or did it?

Interesting…

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Curly Girl Method Fits

Hey,

I’m one month post big chop and so far on my natural journey I’ve found that the Curly Girl Method (CG Method) is agreeing with me. Not only because it’s kept my hair healthy, detangled, and defined, but because it aligns so perfectly with my overall health practices, also.

For the past few years I have been working on fortifying my body by keeping harmful chemicals out of it. I try to eat a very clean and wholesome diet complete with exercise and plenty of rest. I stay away from processed, fast food, and impurities such as artificial preservatives. Basically I eat thing that grow directly from the ground (yanno… twigs and berries) and roam the fields (not a big meat eater but I’ll tear some eggs up!) I soooo wish I could buy all my food from Whole Foods, but have you seen their prices??? This is why I think this hair care method “spoke” to me. I like that Lorraine Massey stresses botanically filled hair care products.

The CG Method excludes harsh chemicals such as sulfates, silicones, and artificial preservatives. Even in follow this method, there are so many products with alternative “less harsh” chemicals. I love Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner and Shea Moisture’s line, for example, because of their wholesome ingredients. I can pronounce everything!

In creating this blog and my YouTube channel, I hope to eventually branch out and try other wholesome hair products maybe make and try my own recipe? Yikes!.

Any who, I hope my blog is helpful and informative to you!

Love and no-hair-grease,

Rennie

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