Natural Hair Rules I Don’t Follow

I just celebrated 9 years since I had decided to go natural. I will say that during that time I have learned a lot about my hair. My curls have flourished and my hair is the longest that it’s ever been. But with that being said I don’t always follow the common rules ya’ll like to establish for natural hair. Now before you all go and start judging me let me make this clear, I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL!!! I just like to do what works for me, and as a result, my curls are popping and my edges are intact. Here are some rules I donot follow and the reasons why…

I’m Colored Treated.

I actually started exploring with hair color long before I became natural. I don’t want to hear that coloring my hair doesn’t make me less of a natural. Save it. There are such things as a color treated naturals. Honestly, I’ve had color in my hair for so long; I don’t feel right with dark hair. I tried it and I was not a fan. Now I will say that because I have been coloring my hair for so long I don’t always seek a professional before coloring. I recommend that if you are new to color that you seek someone who knows what they are doing. Especially if you want hair color that is going to last you want to keep your hair from being damaged in the process.

Sulfates are my Friend

I honestly don’t mind some sulfate shampoos for my hair. I know that they are not ideal but sometimes I need that squeaky clean hair. Sulfates do tend to strip your hair of their natural oils so I recommend if you are going to use a sulfate shampoo that you deep condition. Add as much moisture back in your hair as possible. I have not noticed any damage or dryness from using sulfates on my hair but at the end of the day, you do what’s best for you. I use shampoos based on how they make my hair feel during and after shampooing. I even went some time just using sulfate free shampoos and honestly, I didn’t really see too much of a difference in my hair.

I haven’t canceled Eco Style Gel

You all can cancel eco all you want but she works wonders for my curls so she is not going anywhere. Period…Point…Blank!!! I know that a lot of YouTubers have been complaining about the ingredients of the Eco Styler Gel but I have not had any problems and I have been using it since the beginning of my hair journey. Now, with that being said, I have found some other gels that work great for my hair as well. I have made flaxseed gel that did great as well as Aloe Vera Gel too. Both these natural gels have given me great results but Eco is way more convenient. I recently tried the Wetline Xtreme Gel on my hair, that’s the new gel people are raving about and I’ll do a full review coming up in a few days. My favorite Eco Style Gel right now is between the Cannabis and Sativa Oil and the Flaxseed and Black Castor Oil Gels. I have a review on the Cannabis and Sativa Oil Gel that you can look at here.

I only wear Wash and Go’s

I don’t have a lot of explaining about this one but my hair only likes Wash and Go’s. I didn’t a whole article on this…. You can check that out here. I have tried twist outs and braid outs but my hair always ends up being frizzy. I really just need to find the right products for my hair that will provide me with the results I need but until then I’ll be washing and going out this door. (After I diffuse my hair of course) Yes, that’s right I purchased a diffuser a few weeks ago. I’m still learning how to perfect using it but you know once I do that I’ll come to you all with a review.

I’m not afraid of heat

Every natural is concerned with getting heat damage after straightening. I used to saythat I wasn’t concerned that I will get heat damage because I don’t straightenmy hair often. That is until I straightened my hair and got some heat damage inthe front. I only put heat on my hair two to three times a year. Now, I will warn you, you have to do what is best for your hair. When I straighten my hair I use a heat protectant and I try to get it as straight as possible. I don’ttouch up my hair after the initial flat iron session. Even though I followed this I still got some heat damage it wasn’t as bad as it could have been and I was able to bring my back in order. I know what I did wrong and I know thatit’s a risk that you take.

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DIY for the Win!!

I have been trying my hand at some DIY products this year. I spend so much money on hair products I figured it would be a great way to save some money. This post is going to be all about DIY homemade products I have tried in the past year. What worked and what I was not a fan of. I will say that most, if not all these products can be found on Amazon. I will also place my **affiliate links** below for what I am able to find.

How I Killed Myself to Save my Marriage

*** This is a Guest Post By Friend/ Cousin Vernetta….. Make sure you follow her at www.vernettaspeaks.com to stay up to date with all your entertainment news!!! Tell her I sent you***                                       

 You’re going to learn a lot about me personally the more you continue to follow and read my blog (I’m hoping you will follow me and read my blog:vernettaspeaks.com).  It’s not all about celebrity gossip, but it’s about my life helping someone else’s life. Let metake you to last year when I killed myself to save my marriage.

No New Years Resolution For Me

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Birds of a Feather ( Story Time)

Story Time

Have you ever been attacked by a bird? Well, I have. Don’t laugh I know you are reading this laughing right now. But I am going to tell you how this happened. This is a new segment that I am starting on my Blog. I have some crazy stories and I want to share them with you so let me introduce you to story time with Bree. Here we go….

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So You Wanna Be a Blogger? Tips I’ve Learned Along The Way

So you want to be a blogger: 8 things I’ve learned along this journey.

So I have been blogging for almost a year now. Something I always wanted to start but didn’t think I had anything to say that people would really care about. Now over 700 subscribers later I am so grateful that I decided that I would just do it. I have learned so much over these last 12 so months, so I wanted to document it so that I could help someone out there who is reading this and thinking about starting a blog of their own. Here are 10 things that I learned during my process.

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My Truth About Depression

With the suicide rate being as high as it is and more and more people in the media talking about how they deal with depression. I would be remised if I didn’t share my story. Before I get into the details let me first say that yes, I know what the Bible says about depression, I know what the Lord says concerning me. Honestly, when I first came out to my parents about my feelings they made sure to remind me that because I was a Christian I had no need to be depressed. I went to the Bible and read how God would give me beauty for ashes. That he would heal set free and deliver, and I truly believe that he will and is consistently making a change in my life. But sometimes we have to realize that depression can be something that is hormonal, there can be a medical reason. You are not Crazy!

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Single for the Holidays’

With the holidays right around the corner being single can get challenging, especially when you are 30, never been married and no kids. Listen you don’t know how irritating it is sometimes coming around family and they ask you the dreaded question. “Why don’t you have a Boyfriend/ Girlfriend?” I’m my mind I really want to be like mind your business but the Lord is yet working on me…. Amen. So I decided to share the Five Reasons I took a break from dating…. These are not in any particular order.

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