Thursday, December 30, 2010


Hello ladies!

Today I come to you with more on documenting your hair journey.  I have heard many naturals have had  lots of great results by doing so.  I will share more tips and ideas with you from the fabulous Chicoro, here is a bit of what she says:

If you have been taking photographs and analyzing your hair and writing it down , you already have the basis for your hair journal.  A hair journal combines visual and written information about your hair. It serves as a cumulative record of what is going on with your hair in words ans in pictures.  Here are a few suggestions for your hair journal:

1.  Online hair albums using the website like can be fun.  Many women use fotki for their hair updates.  It allows you to interact with like minded women.  You can use their albums as inspiration for you.  Shutterbug and photobucket are also available ( although you may not find as many people their focusing on hair) facebook is also a great place to start as well.

2.  Paper notebooks and binders are great.  You can purchase an inexpensive  binder with three ( 3) rings.  This allows you to add paper or contents as you go along.  Adding protected sheet covers is a great idea for protecting that precious information. 

3.  Bound  Sketchbooks  or journals are another option.  They have limited paper and you cannot add to them.  There great because they can be hardbound and can last for quite a while.  You can put photographs in these books, write down notes and keep recipes here as well.

Consider journaling your hair journey.  When you write your information down and track it, you pay attention to it.  When you pay attention to something , you are able to better understand it.  When you are able to understand something you can refine and improve upon it.  Your hair is no exception.  After all time is short and your hair and your energy are precious resources.  Journaling is one way to leverage those resources to get the most of them.

Well said!,..... many thanks to the fabulous Chicoro for sharing this with the natural hair community.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by ladies, and remember to stay true to who you are.  And always stay...naturally fabulous!

                                        TAKE CARE:)


nappy headed black girl said...

Interesting. I'm all about documenting through pics but I never thought of journaling.

Good idea, chica. How often do you recommend writing?

Unknown said...

@Nappy headed black girl... You can do it weekly, monthly, etc or just as often as you take pictures. Its all totally up to you and how much time you have to do so :)

Thanks for stopping by Kay, take care.

Tiffany said...

I've visited some fotkis and I am in awe at how well some folks document and photograph their hair. I get the most horrible angle shots of mine, but it is definitely something to consider so you can watch your own successes. I do like looking back and seeing what worked.

Unknown said...

@Tiffany..It's a great idea ,right!? I love this idea:)

Thanks for stopping by Tiffany, take care:)