Textured Beauty: Lyne

BHM's Textured Beauty: LyneName: Lyne A. The web knows me as “AnointedHeels”.

Hair Name: I haven’t been able to nail a good name to match my hair personality.

Tell us about yourself: I’m a child of the Almighty God, Blessed and Anointed. I have 2 gorgeous baby girls and a dog name Petey.  I work as a software engineer. In my free time I blog over at http://anointedheels.com.  I sew, make yogurt and of course play in my hair.

How long have you been natural? and why did you go natural?  I’ve been natural for a year and a half. I was natural all my life.. but after school I got a job and was convinced that I needed “to do something” with my hair so I relaxed my hair and immediately hate it. I’ve been trying to transition ever since. LOL. I didn’t know about transitioning then. I’ve done some awful things to my hair trying to get it to revert. I would stretch my relaxer 6 months apart and end up caving after that. This went on for  six years when I came across an article explaining the effects of relaxer on the hair, so I had come to term with the fact my hair will not revert and I had to get rid of it and start over.  I tried to transition again but got a impatient after 4 months and I chopped. Why? The short answer is I did it for my girls.

What is your hair type and texture? I haven’t mastered the ABC of hair typing yet so I don’t know what mine is, but I do know that i have different textures. The side and back are very curly and of normal porosity, medium density. The front to the the crown is highly porous, and doesn’t curl. I even thought it was heat damage.  I would keep cutting the straight hair but i come to realize that it just my texture.

What product and techniques work best for your hair/texture?  When it come to products, I go with the cheap ones and enhance with oils and butter. I don’t do wash and go so I don’t use a lots of curl enhancing products.  I wear my hair mostly in some sort of pin updo or french twist. I let my hair out some week ends in a twist out or braid out.

What is your hair regimen and how does it fit into your busy schedule?  I wash my hair every week or as needed. I alternate shampooing with co-washing. I apply oils to my wet hair and pin it down. This could be done on a week day at night.  Every other Saturday we deep condition, with a mixture of Aussie Moist, shea butter, honey and EVOO or  a mixture of plain yogurt, honey, and EVOO. We dance, play, cook a new recipe, bake cookies, paint our nails and do things around the house while we wait out our deep conditioner. The girls love it.Iit’s our mommy-daughter spa day.

My hair doesn’t really take away from my schedule, because I don’t just sit to do my hair. It’s mixed up with other activities. I style one kid’s hair at a time.  I’ll style one head and the other spends the week in a bun or something. My pin updo takes less than 10 minutes to do and lasts all week.

Any additional advice?  Educate yourself (youtube, blogs, books), experiment, and find what works for you. I just had a friend come to my house for hair help.  She wanted me to do her hair like mine. I did the exact same thing for her as I did for me. Mine came out fabulous and she hated her results. Just because something works me doesn’t mean it will work for you.

Author: Latoya

Latoya is an academic advisor by day, natural hair enthusiast//writer by night, and wife and mom 24/7. Her last relaxer was in April 2010 and she big chopped in October 2010. Join her as she shares tips and techniques for your natural hair.

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  1. Hey Lyne!!! I’ve never seen a pic of you with short hair. I just love your hair and style. Congrats on being featured!

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  2. Congrats on being featured Lynn! I love your hair!

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  3. Great post. Anointed Heels you got some beautiful hair! I love those protective styles. I am finally embracing protective styling as well as learning to hold my head up high and rep for the fine, delicate thin haired naturals! 🙂

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  4. My FL blogging boo! This woman right here has the best home hair concoctions! Congrats on you feature.

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    • Thanks Shea!
      yay! for concoctions!

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