Naturally Curly | I Love My Short Hair

This past January I decided to have my hair cut for 2 reasons.

1. I wanted to do something new. My hair wasn’t curling and doing what I desired. Ultimately I was tired of the look I was sporting.
2. I had a nice amount of heat damage from straightening my hair in May 2015 that had not grown out.

So January 15th with my mother’s help we hacked off approximately 2-3 inches. But I still wasn’t satisfied! 😀

 

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Some days later I asked my mother if she could remove a little more. So out came the hair scissors and she carefully snipped away approximately 2 more inches.

Almost 5 inches of my hair is gone and I LOVE IT! It’s so much easier to maintain. I plan to allow my hair to grow out again but I don’t mind the wait because I absolutely love my hair short!

I had been looking for products that would curl my hair and I had almost given up until I checked with a few of my YouTube professors. The pictures below show the result of my sister “shingling” my hair with water and Argan Oil Eco Styler Gel.


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Not sure why I didn’t decided to cut it sooner. 😀 Until next time, thanks for reading!

~Mekenna ❤

 

 

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Naturally Curly | Protective Hairstyles

Soooo, I almost wanted to throw away this segment of my blog, BUT I didn’t. 😀

Today, I’m pleased to show you my sister’s 2016 protective hairstyle. She decided to put her hair up in crochet braids and boy has she been loving it! 🙂

If you haven’t heard of crochet braids, it is as the name suggests synthetic hair crocheted into your own cornrowed hair using a crochet hook. I’ve read that crochet braids have been out since the 90s but are a lot more modern and creative today.

Anyway, my sister really admired this style of crochet braids worn by YouTuber Kiitana.

Lovely photo @kiitana:

This style is called Havana Twists. Havana twists can be short or long. My sister wanted to go with the shorter twists.

Shall we begin? 😀

My sister attempted to cornrow her hair herself:

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This is the hair she used. (Just in case you wanted to know 🙂 )

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Havana Mambo Twist 100% Kanekalon/Toyokolan Medium 12”

The Installation Process:

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After:

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My sister loved the hair, but she was not satisfied with her own cornrows, so she removed the twists and called my aunt and asked her if she could redo the cornrows. This was the result.

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She was very pleased. 😉

There you have it! My sister’s protective hairstyle is very versatile. The twists can even be worn unraveled. I like it even better unraveled, it looks even more natural than the original hairstyle.

Side by side: which one do you guys prefer? It's so great to be able to have 2 styles in 1!! All hair videos are in the link in my bio  by kiitana:

We’ve done crochet braids before and I think this is the best one so far. When we attempted to do them in the past, we were inexperienced and we didn’t know very much about crochet braids but now after attending YouTube University we’re a little more informed. 😀

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for reading. Thank you Jayla for being a model for this post. ❤

~Mekenna ❤

 

 

 

 

Naturally Curly

In my post about the changes I would be making to my blog, I mentioned posting about natural hair. This post is sort of the introduction to the posts that are soon to come. First I want to share a little background with you about my hair and my sister’s.

My hair:

When I was 12 I asked my mother to relax my hair. The relaxer did not goes as planned, and on top of that I butchered my hair by accident and my mother had to cut it so that it was even and what not. So I ended up growing out the relaxer and my hair is now medium length again thank the Lord! 😉

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Hair “relaxed” 2010 (12 yrs) Don’t mind Jayla

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March 2011 (13 yrs) Growing out the relaxer!


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2012ish (15 yrs…I think 😀 )

Jayla’s Hair:

Jayla has been au naturale all her life.

May 2011 (10yrs)

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2011 (10yrs)

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June 2012 (11yrs)

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September 2012 (12yrs)

September 2012 (12yrs)

After our parents pulled us out of public school at ages 13 and 10, my sister and I decided that we wanted to take care and style our own hair. It was more of my sister’s idea than mine to retire our mother from doing our hair. My mother says we fired her but we prefer the term laid off. 😉 Once Jayla got her own hands on her curls, she began mastering the skill to do hair. She’s really good at styling her hair. Me on the other hand, well that’s not my gift and I am just now getting the hang of flat-twisting and styling my own hair. I guess I’m a late bloomer in this area, but it’s ok. 😀

Flat Twist Out | 20 Effortless Styles For Growing Out Your Natural Hair #naturalhair

These are flat twists. I love doing flat-twists out on my hair. It’s a great protective hairstyle! **Picture courtesy of Pinterest**

So fast forward to ages 15 and 18 and we have grown–along with our hair– a great deal in our natural hair care journey.There is a vast amount of natural hair care information out there on the internet. However–rather than turning this into a natural hair go-to-site for hair care information–my goal is to share visuals of the different hairstyles that you can do on your own hair or daughter’s. This doesn’t mean I won’t share any natural hair care information. I just wanted it made known that my sister and I are not experts. We’re learning new things about our hair everyday.

I hope that my sister and I can be an inspiration to all the naturals who visit this site. Until next time!

M&J June 2014

Reminds me of my Grampa....who had STICK STRAIGHT hair! But he always jokingly said, "don't you just loooove my naturally curly hair?!"

 

*All pictures are courtesy of our beloved mother.

❤ Mekenna