January 20, 2012

My Natural Hair Journey [October-January]

Hello Beauties!

Happy Friday!  I hope that you all have had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.  My week was insanely busy, but productive.  I wanted to do an update today on my natural hair journey.  Many of my new followers may not know that I chose to go natural in March of 2011.  I am closely approaching a year of my natural hair journey and it has been great thus far!  I have learned so many things about my hair and styles I really enjoy.  Some of my favorite styles are two strand twists, braid outs and braids. 

The last time I did a natural hair update I had straightened my hair for a length check.  Shortly after, I decided to try the Solange-style box braids.  Below are photos of my hair from my length check in October until now. 

As a reminder, this is how my hair looked in March of 2011.

See how it has grown...


I currently am wearing a sew in as a protective style now.  I actually enjoy braids more than sew ins but I wanted something new and a little fun. 

Also, for my natural hair, I am still using the same products mentioned HERE.  I have adopted one product into my regimen that I love!

I love this product for deep conditioning my hair.  When I wash my hair with Shea Moisture's Curl & Shine Shampoo, I like to follow up with this.  I saturate my hair and cover with a plastic cap.  I let it condition for about 30-60 minutes before rinsing.  My hair comes out soft and shiny.  I love it!  Also, I plan to use this with future braid outs.

Are any of you out there on the natural hair journey as well?  Please share any tips or products you use.

Thanks for reading & God bless!  Have a great weekend!


  1. I like your style so much! Great post.

  2. Great post Ash! Pure inspiration!!!!

  3. love your hair!! i was natural for a year (2008-2009) and i really loved it. i rocked braids alll the time, LOL! you look great!!


  4. LOVE ur hair!!!!!

  5. u look great hunn!! im ur 101 follower.. xx take care //http://yolandaas.blogspot.com/

  6. Thank you for being my 101 follower!  I really appreciate your reading.  :-)

  7. You just wait... Your's is going to get just as long!  Thanks Dionna. :-)

  8. Your hair has really grown- kudos to you.

  9. there's not a single hair style that doesn't fit you!!! I may have told you this before, but I really can't pick a favorite... you're a style chameleon and I LOVE IT!!!


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