Monday, December 7, 2015

Be Strong, Be Inspired, Be Better

When I started this blog, I wanted it to be a place where I could express my love and passion for natural hair. I also want this site to be a place of inspiration, where people can escape their worries for 5 minutes with tutorials, humor, and encouragement. Over the next few weeks I will have posts that aim to make us feel better. Women, children, and men. Each post may have some sort of inspiration added in or be inspirational on its own. Trust me, there will still be post about hair, but I feel like everyone needs a little joy added to their day especially with the way the world is right now. All posts are open to discussion, advice, and ideas. BUT THERE WILL BE NO SHAMING OR HATING OR JUDGEMENT OR NEGATIVITY!

The thing about being natural--whether with your hair or your life--is to be free. Free of feeling that the world is trying beat you down or that you're not good enough no matter what. This is not that zone. This is not that place. As I grow, I want those who view this blog to grow with me. So expect to see hair, expect to see happiness, and expect to be inspired.

Feel free to express how this post made you feel, or how your day is going. And be on the lookout for a new post this week.

-S Y L V I A

Friday, December 4, 2015

The shock. The awe. The third day hair! The mane is tamed and looking beautiful. 

Well excuse my fetus face, but I thought I would let the world see this curly half pony. Everywhere I went that day people were doing double takes and complimenting my hair. I really loved this hairstyle since it was so easy to pull up and clip down. And, because this was third day hair, a lot my length was showing. Now by the end of the day, shrinkage did kick in, but it still looked great. So many people--who are accustomed to seeing me in my twistouts, buns, and puffs--were shocked to see my hair longer than usual, and they thought I added hair in. That's the joy of natural hair. When they think they've seen it all--BOOM--switch it up! 

I am considering if I should straighten my hair since it has been awhile. I would love to know just how much it has grown. Plus I need a trim too. Well, that is my quick little hair post. Be on the lookout for another coming soon. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

It's December!!

We are only a few weeks away from Christmas, and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Now I know we should celebrate the life and birth of our Lord and Savior everyday, but anyone who attends church knows that Christmas is when we go crazy. Church plays are happening, Christmas music is playing all day long, carolers everywhere you go, lights are hung, presents are wrapped, cocoa is made, Christmas shows are on every channel, and no matter where you go there is either a nativity scene set up or someone is reading the story of when Jesus was born. I don't know about you but Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, and I just love to see how cities and towns evolve from everyday buildings and business to lights and glitter and garland and fat Santas everywhere. 

Well, sadly, my house is not completely decorated, but here is a picture of our Christmas tree. We decided to break away from the traditional green tree and we never get a real tree. I heard bugs are in those things, and my soul can not withstand any bugs. No No No. We went with a blue theme this year, and as you can see we already have a few presents under the tree. I am pretty excited about it, if you can't tell. I think we have decided to put up garland around the house. I'll probably update this post if that happens.

Extra tidbit for you:
If you are Christmas crazy like me check out 104.7 the fish if you live in Georgia. This radio station is playing Christmas music all day everyday during the month of December. If you do not live in Georgia, you can still listen to the FISH by clicking their logo (and clicking listen live on their site) right here: