Life, Love, & Locks Update

Hey Everyone! It's been way too long since I've updated here & I apologize for that short hiatus. Because I've been protective styling, my natural hair has been exposed often so I don't have much variation of personal natural hair talk to discuss on. Also, I've been getting back into the swing of things here at college and the semester has already taken a toll on me with my classes and everything I'm involved in. But I won't fret, I think I can handle this! 

 I started school about 3 weeks ago & its safe to say my professors did not hesitate with the giving us a workload. This semester is the semester I declare my major (Communications/Public Relations) so I'm pretty excited about that. I'm some what over the idea of the institutional idea of school, I'm ready to start my life, my career, traveling & all of that! Here at school, I'm involved in my campus' annual fashion show at the end of February for Black History Month. I can't wait to share those photos with you once the event happens. 

February is a special month for me. Being that is the month of my birthday, Valentine's day, close family and friend's birthday, and the most special moment for me: my one year anniversary with my boyfriend, Joachim. We recently celebrated it on February 3rd and I must say its been a year of greatness. I never knew I could be so much very in love with a person like I am now. He's my very best friend, confidant, lover and I appreciate him so much for that. We celebrated over succulent steaks at Outback & I swooned over the lovely flowers he bought me. The night was simple and perfect. 

As you may know, I took out my box braids over break and got to see some of the length I retained from it (refer to 'Le Shrinkage is Real' post)! After giving myself a good wash and deep condition, I quickly resorted to wearing wigs to continue with my protective styling journey. Now, the challenge I was apart of only required me to protective style for three months (Nov-Dec-Jan), but I am so satisfied with my rate of growth and protection that I will extend the challenge personally for myself until the end of winter/beginning of spring. Last week, I accomplished a major personal goal: SEWING MY OWN WEAVE IN. I'd like to say I did a pretty decent time for my first time...6 1/2 hours later lol. Hopefully next time around it will go a lot quicker and easier for me. I used some cheap synthetic hair from my local beauty supply store (2 packs=$30). I left some leave out at the top to help blend the hair. Now, I know I said I wasn't ever going to use heat on my head again but I think with hair weaves it is necessary unless you have a weave closure or are wearing tracks the same texture as your natural hair. I broke the heat rule for now, but I am taking care of my exposed natural patch for as long as I can. For the rest of the cold front season I plan to protective style with mainly weaves, maybe the curly wigs on the in between days. Next post I will update with my next protective style and how I achieved the look!  

Thanks so much for reading and keeping up with Nappily Ever After. 



  1. I wish I knew how to sew my own in. I'm still trying. Lol. You did a great job!


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  4. I recall that same feeling about college all too well. Keep your head up, you will be done before you know it! That is amazing that you did your own sew-in. I have never attempted to do one and just jumped right in to doing uparts. I made my first whole wig in Dec...still trying to get used to closures -_-


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