Naturalista….or nah?

If you would’ve talked to me about natural hair four months ago, I would’ve told you “It’s great! I love it on other people, but I luhh my creamy crack.” About a month later, I made the decision to go natural! (I know, I’m a total hypocrite). I figured I’d begin my journey as a naturalista with the transitioning phase since it had already been a couple of months since my last relaxer (in March), but as I began to transition, I realized how poor of a condition that my hair was in. My hair was extremely damaged. It was so thin and broken off.

For a while I tried to deal with my to’ up hair by wearing pinned up twist and braid outs,¬†but after a while I just got fed up with trying to make it work. So after about a month of transitioning, I said f*ck it and I decided to do my first big chop! I was scared to cut ALL my hair off, so I decided on a tapered cut that allowed me to keep some length on the top.

I absolutely loved this haircut! I didn’t have the hassle of dealing with a full head of hair with two different textures. I could enjoy transitioning without the mess that can with damaged hair. I continued using perm rods on the top of my cut in addition to twist and braid outs.But after a while, this began to stress me out too! Now that I think about it, maybe it was me and not the haircuts….nahhh, it was the cuts. But I got annoyed with the top of my hair because since it was straight, it was hard for me to just pick up and go…sooo I big chopped again! I went into my bathroom and began cutting. I ended up cutting about two inches off and that’s where I am now!

I’ll probably get my sides tapered again before I stopped cutting it and just start trimming it, but I am currently in love with my hair! I’m focused on keeping it healthy and moisturized! As my curl pattern is starting to come in, I’m just trying to get to know my hair. I’m trying out different products to see exactly what my hair likes and dislikes. As I continue my hair journey, I will be sharing with you and I hope you share yours with me! I really do wanna hear from you guys!


The Beginning.


Welcome¬†my delightful bloggers and…..bleaders? I should probably just say blog readers instead of trying to be catchy…..Anywhoozles, I want to start off by asking you guys to bare with me. *Here comes the disclaimer.* This is my first time writing a blog, or writing anything that’s available for a large number of people to read for that matter so don’t expect a literary genius. English class was not my favorite. My grammar may not be correct all of the time and I might speak with a little slang and Ebonics, but in my book that’s okay….After all, I won’t be the one teaching your children or little siblings English at the local elementary school. Oh yeah, there may be some use of profanity, so please forgive my potty mouth in advance.

My name is Jaelin, yes its a boy’s name too. I’m just a regular, chocolate, Caribbean gyal- V.I. Massive- that is obsessed with all things in the beauty realm. Yes, I am that girl that spends over an hour on her makeup; the friend that takes forever to get ready; the one that has a specific manicurist at the nail salon and I love it! This blog is intended for all things woman. Hair, makeup, skincare, nails, little fashion, maybe even some sexuality stuff; who knows. This is a buy one, get everything kind of blog.

I hope ya’ll (yes, I’m from Texas; no, we don’t ride horses) join me on this journey through beauty and all the things that encompass it! Hopefully ya’ll don’t just sit and listen to me blab each post, lets get interactive! Part of me wanting to start this blog is wanting to hear your opinions, so let me hear it! Agree or disagree, I wanna know what you think, so don’t be shy! (cause I’m definitely not) Without further ado, welcome to the blog of a Juicy Complected Girl!