Wet hair and add a leave-in or moisturizer. I make sure that my hair is pretty damp and stretched to make the frohawk bigger.
Brush side of hair or smooth with hand. I prefer to brush my hair down with my detangling brush.
Pin the hair down with bobby pins, barrettes, or hair clips. For my frohawk, I use about four hair clips on each side. Make sure you use small ones!
Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the other side.
My name is Laine Diane Lina my username Laine Didi Lina
Where are you from?
How long have you been transitioning?
I have been transitioning since July the 15th
Tell us your hair story. Why did you decide to transition?
I decided to transtion because i had lived all my life without knowing my natural hair texture. My mother who is a chinese/indian mixed woman relaxed my hair early. I was about 3 or 4. She didn’t really know how to manage them plus she thought that straight hair was the best (and i think she’s still thinking that). It hurts me sometimes when i think about this but i don’t blame her. She has grown with this false ideas…So i grew up in relaxing my hair, hidding them under weave or sew-in to be like my cousins. Then this year i knew that I couldn’t go through this anymore.
I tried to transition once in january 09 but I relaxed my hair in April. I don’t why i did it. Maybe I wasn’t ready. Then i tried in July and cut my relaxed hair in October. I woke up and knew that I wanted it so much.
What have you discovered so far in your transitioning journey?
I’ve learn to use the most natural products i can, drink lot of water: Now i can’t even think of drinking soda and have a healthy diet. I’ve also learn to love me the way i am and not try to be like the girls i’d love to be.
What technique has helped you the most during your transition?
Moisturize a lot to avoid breakage, perpooing and Deep conditioning a lot. Braid outs helped me too.
Your advice to the readers
Euhh well…Be patient! Never forget why you’re doing this cause this is the result the most important thing! Never let your goal down!!
I almost forgot to upload these photos! I took the above pictures todayand the one below is from last week.
It’s been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We’ll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year fully natural! Yes, it’s been eleven months since I’ve chopped my hair!
The beautiful songbird Laura Izibor.
My growth progress from June to December.
Stay tuned for the product reviews for Miss Jessie’s Curly Buttercreme & Baby Buttercreme and ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer. And of course, a giveaway!
Today, we’re featuring a great project by ERROL Photography. It’s called “Do you have an afro?” This is what Errol, the mastermind behind this project, said:
Sometimes the haircut can say a lot about the person. The cloud of hair around someone’s head seems to be not only a hair style but a type of manifest of a person’s “self”.
Recently I have decided to set up an ongoing photo project portraiting Afro-headed people.
I placed an ad on the Internet and some of the people who responded were invited to stand in front of my camera. The following portraits display their individuality, style and character.
If you’re in the UK or planning on visiting the UK, you can be apart of this project! Be sure to drop him a line: [email protected]
Rihanna premiered her latest hairdo in NYC yesterday afternoon. It looks to be a modified version of the old high-top (think Will Smith in Fresh Prince) We actually like the new look. It fits her!