Saturday, 22 September 2012

What Is REAL? What Is REAL Now? Am I Still? Am I Here Now? If I'm Still, Will I Feel Now??...

After braids questions the second most common thing people e-mail me about is my REAL hair, i'm not sure what's so interesting about it and i've posted pics with it before but i'm gonna quickly address the main questions in this post.

I took my braids out this week so that I could rest my hair and rebraid it. I pin it inwards for styling but you can get the general idea of what it's like from these pics Sam snapped the other day...

  • Shirt- H&M
  • Necklace- Forever 21
  • Jeans- Bershka
  • Shoes- Primark

  • As you can see my natural texture has grown out a fair bit but I still have relaxed bits haunting me for an inch or 2 at the ends.

  • I don't take a great deal of interest in hair type and categories etc but from what i've seen over the years on the internet and in magazines my hair is probably best described as a combination of  4a and 4b. It is combed out in the pics though so you can't see the curl pattern.

  • When straight the longest part of my hair is now over 6 inches long 

  • In terms of protecting hair when sleeping I have pretty much the same routine as when my hair is in braids- P.M. night time oil and a satin cap, only difference is I also plait my hair before putting the cap on to minimise knotting and breakage during the night.

For those of you who have asked questions i've addressed I hope this is helpful, if anyone else has anything to ask about my reallllll hair just leave it as a comment or e-mail me and I will add it to this post just below!!

Additional Q's

  • Both sides of my head are shaved and about an inch of the back

If you're more interested in braids questions this post addresses all that! Off to work now. Boooooo.

Toodles to you bitches xx

(PS. Title = lyrics to 'Real Now' by Jhene Aiko)


  1. I actually really like the texture difference in your hair! I hated it whilst i was transitioning though, made styling sooo difficult! Ps love the all black everything look and i'm following you on twitter!

    XOXO Sade

  2. love that song, i actually love the whole mixtape.
    and your hairstyle looks great!


  3. I think your hair look gorgeous whether in braids or like this.

  4. You actually inspired my to do my hair how it is :)
    My hair isn't as natural but I love yours!

    Dakota at thefashionistanextdoor xo

  5. I am sincerely in love with your hair. follow me =)

  6. You look very cool whit this hairstyle

  7. Are both of your sides shaved?


Thank you bitches!! xxxx