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Big Girls & Short Hair: My SisterLocks Install at Sabine’s Hallway (Natural Hair Salon NYC)

Is there a myth somewhere that big girls shouldn’t have short hair?

I’ve been thinking about getting SisterLocks for a long time and last week, I finally took the plunge and began my journey. While, I’m super happy with how they turned out, I was surprised that having “short hair” made me feel more vulnerable about my weight. In the past I’ve always added the hair I wanted for my ideal length with braids, weaves, etc. but I never thought about hair as part of my body image until I started rocking my natural hair at its current length.

Long Weave to Short SisterLocks

I know I prefer long hair in general, but I’m wondering if any of that has to do with body image. Like the longer hair is easier to hide behind or something? I dunno…

Anyway, committing to love my hair at the length it is now while I wait for it to grow longer feels very similar to committing to love my body as it is now, while I work to become my healthiest self.

(Watch me go from Kinky to pressed to SisterLocks in the video below)

Going 100% natural feels right for where I am in my fitness and self love journey.

Oddly enough, I’m not supposed to put any product on my hair. This means that in order to keep my 4C hair hydrated, I have to make sure I’m drinking enough water. Taking care of my hair from the inside out is right in line with my plus size fitness goals, so here is yet another reason for me to eat supportive foods and take care of myself.

My install was done at Sabines Hallway in Brooklyn (www.sabineshallway.com). It took 3 days to finish my hair, so having a nice ambience made the experience comfortable. We had NetFlix, Wifi and good company. I couldn’t ask for anything better!

I’ll have more details on my hair soon, but if you have specific questions leave them in the comments and I can answer them for ya!

I can definitely say this is another piece added to the puzzle of loving myself as I am now, and I’m all for it!

sisterlockson 4c hair 2

How to Create Fake Bangs with Box Braids | Natural Hair Tutorial

Sooo I’m going to be on the Wendy Williams show tomorrow (5/6/14), I’m nervous, but excited to meet her– details on that below!

This post is for Kim who asked me to do a tutorial on making fake bangs with my braids. I have my hair braided with Yaki Pony hair, but this updo is possible for straight hair too if its long enough.

Okay, now for the Wendy Williams deets:

I purge my closet a lot but there are a few things I’ve just never gotten rid of. Some of them are way out of style and too small but I’ve been wanting to fit into them for so long, I couldn’t let them go. Other clothes are too big, but… honestly I keep them *just in case* I gain back any of the 55 pounds I’ve lost. Which in a weird way, gives me permission to go back to my old habits that weren’t good for me. So now it’s time to say goodbye!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to liberate my closet as part of the My Healthy™ Promise. I felt like My Healthy™ was all of the stuff we do with #PSPfit already (doctors visits, workouts, healthy foods), but adding the fun “Liberate Your Closet,” exercise was something I had never thought of before. “Liberate Your Closet” essentially encourages people to give away the clothes that are too big/small and hold us back from the path to optimal health.

I loved the idea of liberating my closet and donating items that were holding me back, and felt great after I did it. I also took the My Healthy™ Promise, which is a commitment to talk to my doctor about my weight, eat healthy and be active – things that a lot of us are already on the path to doing, but I’m proud to re-affirm my goals and join others on this mission. I’m looking forward to sharing my healthy moments on myhealthy.com.

Can we just take a moment and discuss how crazy it is that a Plus Size Princess gets to promote healthy living? We keep showing that big girls DO work out and eat healthy foods… I guess people are listening! Thanks to Eisai for the opportunity to join in the MyHealthy fun… More to come!