Anyone who knows me knows that I am a bit obsessed with my hair. We have been through a lot these past ten years. Up until the time I was in eighth grade, I had very long hair.
|Baby Tai <3|
Throughout middle school my hair had began to break off. I started taking the responsibility of combing and caring for my own hair. This was a bad idea. My hair began breaking badly, to the point that it had to be cut. I cut my hair to a very short bob after finishing middle school. At first, I liked my hair. As it grew out, I hated it. It was too short for a ponytail and too long to really do anything cute to it. I began to wear corn rolls with extensions and up-dos to let it grow out...in style. My hair did grow throughout my high school years.
|Right after graduating HS!|
By the time I reached my high school graduation, my hair was a little past shoulder length. I was so excited. My hair had length and it was healthy. All was wonderful until I got to college.
|My first day on campus, Fall 2006|
|Fall 2006, first semester of college|
College was fun, but I never seemed to have time to care for my hair. This resulted in not moisturizing my hair enough (with the blond highlights I had at the time), and using a lot of heat. I'm pretty sure you know how this story ends. Yes, I had to end up cutting it yet again. This time it was REALLY short.
|Summer 2007, after freshman year|
I cut my hair just above my ears going into my sophomore year. Through the following years, with the help of my former roommate Lauren, I began taking care of my hair. After we stopped being roommates, I decided to go natural, but later decided it wasn't for me at this point of my life.
I'll be the first to admit, transitioning for those 6 months helped my hair greatly. My hair is so healthy now. I have also began stretching my relaxers. This is a process I learned from one of my favorite youtube channels (shorty2sweet29). She's a nice Guyanese young lady who is only a year older than me. She has extremely long hair and I admire it a lot. What I like most about her channel is that she doesn't have a bunch of sponsors. This means she's not trying to sell her subscribers junk! Most of the products she uses are products I grew up on. I am really loving the effects of her tips on my hair.
|My girlfriend April|
Anywho, I said all of that to show you how much I have been through with my hair. As a result of that (along with typing a lot for my PR classes and sorority), my nails go unnoticed...a lot. I had a free day today, so I gave my babies all the attention they deserved. I painted them purple, except for my ring finger. On those, I painted them with glitter polish and stuck on some transparent silver beads. Oh, and they look so neat!! I am a true klutz when it comes to painting my nails. I am one proud mama when I look at my nails. Take a looksie:
I hate the way my fingers look whenever I take photos of them. They always look so pruny to me. My sister does hand designs to her (much longer nails). Due to the typing I already mentioned, I have to keep my nails at an active length. It's so good to finally show them some special attention.
In other news ,I had a little bit of fun with my camera yesterday. There are some of me, as well as random items in my apartment:
|You love the couch, right?|
|Side table in the living room|
|Vase on the coffee table|
|Keeping my eye on the prize, reaching for my goals|
Until next time, I'll be waving my hand back and forth.