Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm Back

Hey guys! So I have returned from my brief hiatus and I can't wait to start sharing with you guys again. So, what has been going on while I was away? I twisted my hair into my beloved mini twists, which are holding up pretty well. These mini twists have been inspired by KinkyCurlyQueen of naturallyobsessed.net ( her twists are gorgeous!!). I usually follow the "tension method" of blow drying my hair, and then take my sweet old time and twist with olive oil and my Shea butter mix I purchased years ago at a flea market. If I have a whole day to myself, I can complete the style within one day, but it took me a while this time since I have been busy with school and what not. Nevertheless, it gives me 3-4 weeks of not having to worry about my hair. I honestly plan to wear these a lot, especially while I am in school and getting ready to start studying for the MCAT. I hope to retain maximum growth in this style since it isn't being manipulated everyday. I plan to get a trim this month of Febuary, probably after I do my length check. Be back soon.
- Toodles

Monday, January 9, 2012

Short Hiatus

Hey guys, I will be taking a break from the internet for my 21 day fast with my church. Don't worry yourselves though, I will be back with fresh new ideas and posts for you guys on Jan 30th. Toodles till then. * wink*

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Length Check

So... While I was riding back to school I decided to measure how long my hair was ( since there was a random tape measure laying in the car ). Here they are!!
Right Side - 8.5 inches
Left Side - 9 inches
Behind ears - 8.5 inches
Front- 9.5 inches
Top- 10 inches
Middle Back - 9.5 inches
Very Back- 6 inches
Average Length - approx. 9 inches

My hair is layered and in a " bobish" cut, thats why the very back is 6 in. Lets see how much growth I can retain in a month. This month I will focus on staying hydrated. I can't wait to see the results.

- Toodles

Food for the Soul

This video is lengthy but worth watching =)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Regimen

Someone asked me what my hair regimen was, so I decided to do a post on it.

My current regimen :

1. Shampoo scalp and hair with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo ( once a week)
2. Condition with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
3. Detangle
4. Deep condition with Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonaisse ( Every other week)
5. Add olive oil to wet hair
6. Blow dry using the " Tension Method"
7. Twist

This is just what I have been doing for the past few months. In the past, I would air dry in medium or small size plaits and wear a braidout. When my hair was long enough, I would bun it often. I have also tried almond oil instead of olive oil, and that works great too.

Styles I have worn in the past:

Braid outs

2 Strand                                             3 Strand



Over the course of 3 and a half years, I have tried a lot of styles, more than I can post here. For now, I just lean on the simplicity of twists and go about my business. If there are any questions please feel free to ask!!
- Toodles

Spring Semester 2012

Soooo... it's about that time again, the start of a new semester. This is my last weekend before school starts and before my life gets back in gear again. And honestly, I'm excited!!! I know I'm about to sound like the biggest nerd when I say this, but... I LOVE SCHOOL!! I LOVE LEARNING!! I know God has great things in store for me this semester. Another 4.0, a great MCAT score, volunteering and/or shadowing in the NICU, and the joy of sharing my experiences with you all. Hope you are ready for the ride =)

- Toodles

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Hair Journey.... and other things

So, the other day when I was observing this beautiful sunset in route to ShopRite, I had an epiphany. I think I want to buy a really nice camera and get into photography!!!! I love to admire the beauty of nature and I want to capture it as it is so I can admire that moment FOREVER!!!

But back to what this post is REALLY about. First of all, I want to say that I am OBSESSED with natural hair. It all started in Nov 2007 when I decided to transition for the second time. By this time I had access to youtube videos and websites, such as nappturality.com, which helped me along with my transition and kept me inspired. Then I created a hair album on fotki.com, which enabled me to document my progress. Almost six months later I told my best friend to go ahead and big chop. 
As you can see by that big ol' smile, I was HAPPY!!!!! I couldn't wait to experiment and do twists and twistouts and wear puffs.
A year later my hair had really blossomed, and so had my styling skills. I really enjoyed this length and the health of my hair.
By year 2, my hair was really growing and getting long.

By January of year three, my hair was almost bra strap length.
Unfortunately, I cut my hair by the summer of year 3 because I acquired heat damage from pressing my hair that winter. I was sad that I had to lose all my progress, but I was happy that I got to start over again. All I want is healthy hair.
Now I am pleased to say that my hair is growing back and it is healthy. I use minimal heat because I want my hair to be as healthy as possible. My ultimate hair goal is to grow my hair to waist length. After that, I don't know what I'm going to do.

Thats my hair in a nutshell, but if you want to look at my journey more intensively, my link is fotki.com/allmine444, found under the links I like on the side.
- Toodles

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Welcome to my life everyone. Let me introduce myself. I am Bianca. I am a Howard University student and I study biology. I've spent most of 2011 admiring and looking at other blogs, so I thought to myself, why not start my own? And I must admit, I do find it difficult because I don't even know what direction I'm going to take with this blog. I'll figure it out though. ( Oh, and the title of this blog is totally irrelevant lol)

So, it's that time of the year again. Time to renew and refresh and get rid of the old. I haven't really taken the time to reflect over last year and how I will do things differently this year, but I do have a ruff draft of the goals I have for this year. Here are some.

  1.  Score above 30 on the MCAT exam.
  2. Apply to medical school by the summer time ( I want to get it done early)
  3. If it isn't too late, I want to study abroad in Brazil this summer
  4. 4.0 Spring 2012 semester
  5. Grow my hair to at least bra strap length by December
  6. A clearer face
These are just some of the main goals I want to acheive this year. There isn't anything wrong with setting goals you know. Write them down and put them somewhere where you can go back and take a look every now and then to see where you are.