Long Time No Post

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hey everyone! Long time, no post. I know it's been pretty barren with my blog lately, but a lot has been going on with me. I'm working on getting my yoga certification, and I'm moving (I know I've said it before, but I gave my apartment the 30-day notice). So it's been super crazy. But if you have any questions, or want to see what I've been up to, hit me up on Instagram or Twitter. I should have a few posts up this week, but my regular posts should kick back in next week!

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Out to Dinner | Perfect Hair and Makeup

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FroBunni | natural hairstyles, Milani Teddy Bear

Autumn is where my natural hair shines. Low humidity, not too cold, so I'm not wearing a hat. It's perfect. I went out to dinner on Sunday, and just loved my hair and makeup. 

Hair
I stretched my hair using curlformers. I've been using my curlformers a lot more lately, and I love waking up with stretched, dry hair after wash day. The following night, I moisturized with Giovanni 2 Chic Ultra-Moist Leave-In Conditioning & Styling Elixir. This moisturizer is perfect for my stretched hairstyles. It's very light, but also very moisturizing, and even has a bit of hold. So, when I do roller sets or bantu knots, it creates these soft, gossamer curls. I sealed with my coconut and grape seed oil mix, and then made three bantu knots - one at the nape of my neck, another in the middle, and the last at the top of head. In the morning, I undid the knots, separated the curls, and lightly fluffed. I made my usual side part, and voila. 

Makeup
My makeup is consistent. Winged eyeliner, some highlight and blush, and lipstick. The only thing that really changes is the products. I used Colourpop highlighter in Avalon, Milani blush in Romantic Rose, and made Milani's Teddy Bear matte (this is a great nude lipstick for dark skin women, by the way). 

I absolutely loved this look, and I think I may make it my signature look for the holidays.

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"So, What Do You Use To Grow Your Hair?"

Monday, November 9, 2015

FroBunni | Long natural hair

"So, what do you use to grow your hair?"

I get this question so often on Facebook and Twitter, and honestly, it's the worst question. It's not a question that can be answered easily, and the length of my hair is more so a testament to time and care, more than any product.

I've been natural for over six years, one of the biggest factors in my hair length is time. I didn't big chop, find some miracle product, and grow my hair to waist length in the course of a month. And you won't find any product that does (and be wary of anyone that claims their product can do such). Hair grows, on average, a half inch per month, and depending on one's genetics, it can grow more than a half inch or less. It takes a few years to go from a low fade to hair grazing the small of your waist, so understand that long hair takes time to grow long. And you will need patience.

Now, on to hair care. While your hair is always going to grow, great hair care is how you retain length. Length retention is the ability to keep the length of hair that grows from the scalp. Great length retention will keep breakage and damage to a minimum so that you can grow long hair. Poor length retention will result in seemingly stagnant hair grow. It is caused by poor hair care - consistently dry hair, handling hair roughly, and improper detangling, among other things. A great regimen will allow one to retain length, while a poor or nonexistent regimen, will consistently cause breakage and damage. So, when someone asks me what I use to grow my hair, I generally go to explaining my natural hair regimen...but have you seen my natural hair regimen?

My natural hair regimen is a little dense, and even with simple regimens, there's a lot to explain. "Wash, condition, moisturize, and style" really doesn't cut it as an answer because there's still the question of what products I'm using. And even if I explain my regimen in detail, there's still the (often-forgotten) question on hair handling which, in my opinion, is more important than products. I handle my hair very delicately. I've gotten so good at detangling my hair that I get virtually no breakage. For part of the week, I wear my hair in two-strand twists, which also decreases breakage. And by using curlformers to stretch my hair, I almost never use heat, which also decreases damage and dryness. There's a lot of little nuances that go into my regimen that can't easily explain how I grow my hair.

So, there it is. Despite the simple question, it requires a complicated, detailed answer. And I have never really mastered exactly how to answer it in a few short words.

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