Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hellloour!

Please spank me with a wet noodle! It's been a New York minute since my last posting on my blog. Well, more than a New York minute, it seems. I hope you all have had a wonderful 2011 so far! Wow, where do I begin? This year is going to be a year of promise. The seeds I've planted of yesteryear are pushing through the earth's surface to make way to the sunlight.

BIG NEWS!!!! My husband and I are expecting our 2nd child!!!! This came as a pleasant surprise to us and we thank God for this additional blessing. Also, I finish grad school this May!!!!! I am so thrilled. Working full time, being a wife and having a baby during my time in grad school has been a challenging 3 years, but God has been good. And now that I am about to end my grad school journey, God says, " I wanna bless you with another offspring." Thank God that this second baby is not coming until August. ;-)

As for my natural hair journey, things have been growing great! My little TWA is gradually taking shape into something more and I will be sure to post new picks in the coming week. In addition to my regimen I shared with you last month, I've also started using TreSemme Naturals Silicone free conditioner. I like the smell of it. If you want to see and hear more updates of my natural hair journey, please check out my YouTube channel, ChisomWrites, where I do a hair vlog at least every 2-3 weeks. Man, when I see the videos that other naturalistas are doing, I'm inspired, especially by those that seem to have a natural hair video EVERDAY!!! Man, who has that sort of time, because I know I sure don't.

Well I just wanted to check in with you and let you know that I haven't forgotten you. Please bear with me. :-)

Much love my naturalistas.

XOXO,

Chisom

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi my natural bunnies!

I did my second big chop on 12/18/10! I am LOVING my short do!!!!! My regimen includes L'Oreal Paris Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. And a good grease base--Blue Magic's Coconut grease for sheen.

I have also been trying out the Australian Organix, Sulfate Free/Paraben Free conditioner. For deep conditioning I use Palmer's Olive Oil deep conditioning packs. I deep condition once a week.

I will talk to you all later! Later! Below are some Christmas pictures of me and my daughter, Naomi and my husband, Robert. Have a blessed Christmas and New Year my natural bunnies!!!!



xoxo,

Chisom

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Big Chop: 12/4/2010

So sorry my natural bunnies for being MIA for over a month. I've been pretty busy with grad school, full time work and keeping up with my 17 month old. Lol! But God has been good!

I want to let you know that I did my big chop on December 4, 2010! I am loving my natural hair!!! I thought I would do a long transition, but I was so eager to see my natural hair that I couldn't wait any longer. Also, I noticed that the two hair textures were not doing well at all. I could not get a comb through my hair at all and  I was having significant breakage. I just told my beautician Kat to go ahead with the big chop, and although she was hesitant initially to do this on me, she styled it in such a way that is too cute for words. Have you seen Janet Jackson's latest do? Well, that's what my beautician was shooting for and I think she did a fabulous job!!! Also, I want to let you know that I will be posting videos and more updates regularly on my natural hair journey via my YouTube channel. Just go to YouTube and search under ChisomWrites and there you will see all my vids.

Keep it lovely and keep it natural!!!



xoxo
chisomthewriter

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Rave About Dominican Blowout aka DBO or Doobie

Hello my natural bunnies!

I hope you all have had a wonderful November so far. I haven't posted in a while, and I'm sorry for being MIA. Today's blog is about the Dominican Blowout aka DBO or Doobie. The DBO is gaining a steady notoriety among African American (AA) women, and much to the chagrin of AA hair salons. The other day I heard a story on NPR about this and I was like, "Wow, are you serious?"

I asked my beautician Kat if she was aware of the DBO, and she had never heard of it, so I sent her a YouTube video of what the process entails. It does require a lot of heat to the hair. After Kat viewed the video she felt that the current status of my hair just isn't ready for that. You can check it out for yourself by going to YouTube and searching Dominican Blowout. The results are amazing, but I must say proceed with caution as there is heavy heat used to the hair.

Also, I wanted to let you know that I have created a channel on YouTube called ChisomWrites. I thought this might be a better one stop shop to post videos about my natural hair journey, and also recite to you my poetic thoughts on life. Talk to ya soon!

xoxo,

chisomthewriter

Friday, October 22, 2010

Latest Essence Magazine Issue of November 2010 and a Good Trim

Hello my natural bunnies,

This entry will be short and sweet. I have two videos for your viewing-one is a video I did last weekend (10/16/10) in some blue roller sets as I was talking about getting a good trim. Please get your hair trimmed at least every other month. With all the previous damage done to the hair as a result of perming, coloring, braids, and weaves, your hair can take a real beating, and can experience split ends and breakage. This is due in part to not getting your hair trimmed. A good trim promotes even, healthy hair growth. Check out my vlogs for more.

The vlog with me in a pink and black vest like blouse is from today, 10/22/10. I talk about the November 2010 issue of Essence magazine celebrating natural hair. Ciao, natural bellas. -xoxo, chisomthewriter

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The video below was from last week, 10/16/10

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Roller Set Video

Hola!

It's been a minute since my last post, but I wanted to share this quick roller set video with you. Roller sets are a great way to help your hair during the transition phase, and you don't have to just undergo roller sets. You can try rod sets or flex rod sets as your hair continues to grow. I am going for the long transition at this time before I make the move to the big chop (just not ready yet to venture that close to the edge). Anywho,when doing any kind of set that entails heat, please place blow dryer level on low heat, and if possible, allow the hair to air dry. As you are transitioning, the less time you can expose your hair to heat, the better. Later my naturalista friends! xoxo - chisomthewriter

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Natural Hairstyles (Over 200) - YouTube Video by Naptural85




Please go to the Naptural85 channel on YouTube! There you can watch her amazing video of over 200 natural hairstyles! If you have a YouTube account I also strongly suggest you subscribe to her YouTube channel. The girl has some amazing how-to videos on styles and products regarding natural hair.

After watching this video it has reinforced my determination to stay natural. To all my women of color, we are fearfully and wonderfully made! Click on the link below to go directly to the video! Enjoy!

xoxo

-chisomthewriter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OngeYXaslY