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Hello my fellow fotkians...I am currently on the natural journey of a lifetime. My last relaxer was in Feb2009. Ever since then I had been wearing braids - which I did and maintained myself. I used the braids for my transition. On August 1st 2010 I did my Big Chop. Before my big chop my hair (relaxed and natural combined) was touching my bra strap and with one stroke of the scissors, I cut off the relaxed ends and never looked back! Also, on that day, I stopped wearing braids but let me tell you, it was one of the most liberating feelings of my life! At first I did not know much about what to do with my hair cause I had been getting relaxers from childhood. Since then, I have discovered just how versatile natural hair can be and I am LOVIN EVERY MINUTE OF IT! I like to get creative with my styles and as I go forward I will continue to post pics so just ask for my password and I'll give it to you. Also, check out My Journal, I update it often...

If you are relaxed and are thinking about going natural and happened to stumble upon my page or even if you are transitioning, please read the following link, her name is Durelene and she also has a fotki address: - very inspiring:



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You'll find alot of talented, beautiful ladies with awesome hair on this Fotki photosharing site (no rainbows - though I respect everyone's decision - I am just one of those folks who sees the beauty in all God's creations). You'll also find a bunch of them listed under 'My Faves' ( ). Do enjoy your time here!!

Much love to all of you - from T&T!

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My Current Routine:

Okay, here goes:


-Co-wash 2x per week but I am mindful to let the conditioner touch my hair rather than my scalp cause I find that when I let it touch my scalp it feels itchy the next day/until I wash it again.

-On the weekend I wash it with Castile Soap(if I run out I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo), then I do one of the deep treatments from my 'Various Homemade Hair Treatments' album if my hair is not in twists.

-After the treatment, I condition my hair.

-Next I detangle my hair while wet with the conditioner in it, then rinse.

-After that if I am wearing my hair open I put more conditioner mixed with gel in my hair then shake, plop and go!

- If I am wearing my hair pulled back I just spray some watered down conditioner in it, which I use as a leave in, then add gel and style

Easy does it :)
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