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New hair!!! Gosh, isn’t new hair exciting? You get home and all you do is play in it and then rush to your closet to figure out which outfits look best with your new hair (because sometimes you have to adjust your outfits when you go from an extreme hairstyle change–see Matching Your Hair to Your Fashion Style). This hair so far is absolutely amazing. You know I loved my fro (though not everyone did—but they can go eat a sour pickle), but I got tired of it. I missed my straight hair but knew I definitely didn’t want to relax because then I’d regret it. So I teamed up with celebrity hairstylist Gabrielle Corney (Olivia, Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter, Tionna Smalls, etc. and works out of Styles New York Salon) and my friends at Indique (who gifted me the hair) and we got to work on my new style.
I wanted to get the Relaxed Straight hair again from Indique’s Bounce collection. This is the hair that most mimics relaxed African American hair and had folks FOOLED when I had it installed last year. But the folks at Indique insisted I try their new Natural Roots hair (it has three inches Relaxed Straight at the roots to blend better with your hair and Natural Straight all throughout). It took some heavy persuading for them to finally sell me on it (don’t get me wrong, the hair looked great, but I wasn’t sure I could maintain it). But I gave in and we got to work.
Gabrielle (we were so busy talking that we forgot to take pics while she was installing my hair) used one pack of 14″ of the Natural Straight and a pack of 10″. I wanted layers and we even wound up cutting some of the length so I would guess my longest layer might be around 12″. I absolutely LOVE how she layered my hair in the front. When I tell you Gabrielle is a BEAST with the scissors. Maaaaan. This girl is dope, ya’ll.
I’m SO GLAD they talked me into getting this hair. I love how the hair flows, how easy it takes a curl, and how easy it blends with me. By that I mean you know how you see me with a fro and then next day I’ve got Rapunzel hair? Obviously people will know I’m wearing a weave, but I still want it to look believable if that makes sense. VERY little of my own hair is left out. The section that is left out is flat ironed and I’ll be minimizing the amount of direct heat so not to damage my hair’s curl pattern.
I’m not messing this hair up like I did the last weave I had…lol. I will also admit to the fact that I am NOT a kitchen beautician and although my natural hair can be done at home with a quick wash and go, I cannot personally handle this hair on my own so I will be going to get it done regularly…lol.
I’ll keep you guys updated on how this hair works out for me. Many of you email me asking about Indique hair so feel free to continue doing so—unless you’ve grown tired of my lengthy replies…lol.
If you feel like you must have this Natural Roots hair right NOW, there’s a 10% off code in the November ESSENCE (same one I appear in–aow!) that’s valid until November 4th. Enter ESSENCE at checkout at IndiqueHair.com
Also check out this video of me talking about my hair (complete with “bloopers”)…lol. The video quality is kinda bad since it was on my web cam, but work with me here, folks ;)