Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Watch Me Shrink

This year I am implementing a plan to keep my weight-loss goals on track. I have always been able to lose weight, but keeping the weight off is another story. I ALWAYS get back to being 185 lbs because I do not stay consistent. I am changing that NOW!!! I have set up a 6 month challenge for myself to keep myself accountable and now I am sharing it with you all. Anyone who wants to join me on this challenge just comment below. I will be keeping you updated here (monthly), YouTube (bi-weekly), and on Instagram (almost daily). I will also be posted different workouts and meal plans here on a weekly basis so stay tuned. Thank you all for coming on this journey with me. 

Starting Weight on January 1, 2013: 181 lbs

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Perfect Braid-Out on Transitioning Hair

Are you transitioning but do not know what to do with your hair? Well I have the perfect style for you to do. This hairstyle will camouflage your two textures while giving you a banging hairstyle.

Products Needed: 

Paul Mitchell Original The Conditioner
Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer
Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste (Optional)
Perm Rods
Bobby Pins
Scarf or Bonnet (Sleep with)

Now let's get started

Step 1: Wash, Condition, and Deep Condition
Step 2: Put your hair into four sections to make it easier to manage (each section will make about 3 or 4 braids each)
Step 3: Take a section out of the section in which you will braid
Step 4: Spritz section with water if getting dry
Step 5: Layer on you products

  • Leave-in (Paul Mitchell)
  • Moisturizer (Olive Oil and Mango Butter)
  • Sealant (Nourish and Shine)
  • Edge Control only on the front braids (Passion Fruit Control Paste) -Optional
Step 6: Start braiding
Step 7: Stop braiding when you have about an inch or so left, and comb the ends (Add more product if needed). Then add your perm rods.
Step 8: Once completely done use bobby pins to pin down braids around your head, this will allow you to have less shrinkage.
Step 9: Tie down with a scarf or bonnet and sleep tight!!!

In the morning 

Step 10: Take off perm rods
Step 11: Put oil on fingers to lessen the frizz
Step 12: Unravel the braids slowly and gently so not to disturb  the curl patten created.
Step 13: Separate to desired fullness
Step 14 (Optional): Use a pick to pick the roots, remember don't disturb the curl!!!
Step 15: After you shaped it to your desired style your all done!!!

If you prefer a visual demonstration, I've got you covered. Just click play on the video below.

Hope you enjoy this easy tutorial!!!

p.s. Can also be done on relaxed hair.

My Big Chop

For many of you who follow me on Youtube and Instagram already now that I've big chopped. I finally became comfortable enough with myself and took the plunge on July 24, 2013. Another reason why I went ahead and cut the relaxed ends off was because my husband was finally ready to see my curls. Finally right, took him long enough lol. I did not cut my ends off myself, I got a friend of mine from home to it when I visited. She is a licensed cosmetologist so I was totally comfortable with letting her cut my hair. Below is the video of my big chop and my reaction.

My first wash n go to me looked liked a total fail, but I kinda liked the results that it gave my curls. I was just not to fond of the shrinkage. I was not used to that much of a change in length. It has been about 1 1/2 month since my big chop I am really enjoying all that my natural hair has to offer. If you have done the big chop or are planning to please share your experience with us.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Let's Get Huetiful

So I went home (SC) in March and decided I wanted my hair straight. I didn't want to do it myself, so I weighed my options. Option one was letting a family member do it, but since none of them know anything about transitioning or natural hair that was out of the question. Option two was going to my stylist, but I was still scared of getting heat damage. So I opted for option three which was getting the Huetiful NanoSmoothing Treatment. So yes...I drove from SC to ATL to get my hair LAID HUNNIE!!! I got my hair treated by Nina Christmas who was wonderful and very informative. In the video below you will see that I didn't have to say anything lol. She describes what the treatment does step by step. Enjoy the video and pictures below.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

7 Month Transitioning Update

As of today I am 7 months post relaxer. Included is also my play with make-up, which I've never really played with to this extent before. Thanks for watching, don't forget to rate, subscribe, and comment.
If you want more info tune into my YouTube channel
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: Sheila Hall   @naturallysheray

Recorded: September 30,2012
Uploaded: October 2,2012

Friday, August 31, 2012


So today I was on Twitter and I ran across the sweetest thing at the sweestest time!!! If you have been in the natural/transitioning hair community you know what I'm talking about. It's the place where everyboby gets there sample products from. But the thing is you have to get a subscription, which is the hardest thing ever. I thought I was done this month because I didn't get one during the regular sale, but to God Be The Glory...they opened it up again today!!! Only 9 were available and guess what, I got one....booooo-yahhhhhh (in my BAPS voice).

With that being said I will be coming to you with reviews the box and products in it here, along with videos on my YouTube channel. I was just so excited so I just had to post about it!!!


As of August 20, 2012 I literally went 2 months without using ANY HEAT!!! Yea that suprised me too lol. I have another month to go, ok more like 3 more weeks left and I can't believe it.

So I know you want to know how I've been wearing my hair for this past month so I will show you  below.
Curly Fro I Wore While In SC

Twist Out Afro

Two Flat Twists W/ High Bun

Curl Pattern @ 5 Months Transitioning

Mini Twist with My Own Hair

 Bantu -Knot Out Using Miss Jessies Curly Buttercreme

 Twist-N-Curl (w/just ends curled)

So as you can see this past month I have been very active with my hair. I still continued to deep condition my hair EVERY  week, but only washing it when needed. I think I washed it once lol!!! I continue to use the hairdrenalin potion at least 4 times a week. I have recently added a new oil to my regimen because I want my edges to grow back in. After researching I decided to give Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) a try for about 5 months just to see if I noctice a change, and I will post an update just to keep you posted. I've been just having fun with my hair.

Recently I put the Senegalese Twists back in my hair because I wanted to give my hair a break from all the manipulation I did last month. I plan on leaving them in until it's time to STRAIGTHEN. So far I am enjoying the no heat challenge, so who knows I might go longer!!!