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Back to Curly | Southern Curl Charm

Hey yall! The curls are back in town and they are loving life!  They must have thought that the press that i STRETCHED for months was punishment because the curls have not had to be put in timeout not once since I finally reverted back to curly. I did take advantage of the fact that my hair was extremely well detangled because it was straight and I’ve tried to keep that up and keep my hair stretched to help that process. Check out the video of me going from straight to curly.  Below will be a pic of my two latest twist and curls. This was a two strand twist...

Should I get Locs? | Southern Curl Charm

While I’m still going through this period of hair boredom, I’ve been considering loc’ing my hair.  I’ve actually been going back and forth about locs for longer than I’ve been thinking about cutting my hair. I keep seeing these beautiful pictures of women with locs and I just swoon.  Two of my best friends have locs and they are gorgeous.  They both also big chopped before me and I followed behind them shortly.  I wonder if locs would be the next thing I follow behind them and do.   I’ve been going back and forth back and forth.  Every time that I think of a good reason, I think of...

Should I Big Chop…Again? | Southern Curl Charm

I’ve been natural for just over 5 years now and guess what…I’m in a hair rut!!  I’ve had long(er) hair all of my life and after a certain point in my permed hair life, I began coloring, cutting, and just trying new things with my hair. My natural hair journey has been rather…BORING!  The first half of the journey I can say that I was excited but totally clueless.  It’s only been in the latter half that I’ve actually learned more about how to care for MY hair and found products that my hair loves without being (quite) a product junkie. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve done my share...

2016 Go To Natural Hairstyles – Protective Styles

As we’re going into the new year and setting our goals for the year, a lot of naturals are setting hair goals for the year as well.  This wasn’t something I had necessarily put much thought into but there was one thing that I knew I wanted to focus on: PROTECTIVE STYLES. Since I got sick, my hair has suffered a bit.  It hasn’t suffered so much because of lack of styling but I believe the medication I’m on has affected it some.  I also manipulated my hair a lot more this past year because it needed coddling.  And we know that coddling spoils the child.   That led me...

Simple Holiday Hair and Makeup

There’s usually a lot going on during the holidays.  You’re worried about travel plans, work deadlines, gift buying, shipping deadlines, diet fails, cooking, cleaning, and a partridge in a pear tree. Well worry no more.  I’m here to save the day.  You all know I’m a full on newbie to doing my own natural hair and makeup in general so if I can pull these off…so can you.  You can probably even do it blindfolded.  hey…LOOK…i know my skills and I’m honest about it…just think of how much more you’ll rock these looks. First…simple hair.  This style will last you for up to a week.  You can switch it up...

TLN – Braids are my Frenemy

I’ve been intending to blog all week about something that wasn’t this.  Along with getting distracted by all the foolery that is happening in the world (McKinney and Rachel), life, and regular ish…I’ve been distracted by taking out my braids. If you know me, you know the idea of braids is amazing to me.  I’m lazy when it comes to life my hair so not having to do anything but get up and lay my edges in the morning is very very appealing.  As soon as i got the braids, I regretted them for 72 hours because my head felt like it was being stabbed by a litany of tiny stabbing...

Pinterest: Natural Hairstyles #TLN – Blog Challenge Day 23

We’ve established that I’m super lazy when it comes to doing my hair.  But I still have fantasies of doing fabulous things to my hair.  I mean, natural hair is super versatile right.  You can do a ton of styles to it.  You can smack it, flip it, rub it down, and awlla dat! So of course, I have a pinterest board dedicated to fabulous hair.  “Natural Hair/Hey Hair”    There are a ton of styles on there I want to try.  Here are a few:   This is one I’m going to get done by someone: I was supposed to get it done last month but that didn’t work...