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My Growth and Setbacks 2003-2010


I Moved!

Coarse Hair, Long Hair is now Kibibi Hair!

It's a new year and I'm starting it out by redesigning my blog. 

The domain will soon automatically redirect you to my new blog.  However, the will no longer be updated, and will eventually be deleted.  No worries.  All of the old posts and comments have been transferred to the new blog.

Please take a moment to update your saved links, and RSS feeds.  The YouTube channel will remain the same.  I hope to make this transition as smooth as possible.

New Blog
Facebook Page
RSS Feeds

Thank you for your patience.

Happy New Year!

I'm so excited about the new year.  I shared in my previous post that I prefer to set concrete goals and mottos to live by.  Here are some of my hair related goals for this year:
  • Redesign my blog
  • Finish my book (more details to come)
  • Post at least 15 times per month 
  • Have better quality videos
  • Achieve waist length by December, 2011
As for my motto, I decided on "Today is the Day."  I got the inspiration for my motto after I felt oddly compelled to read "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.  It's okay, you can laugh.  I'm currently reading "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy, and felt like reading something lighter.  I was surprised by how much deeper the Dr. Seuss book is than I remembered.

This is a new year and a new day.  Whatever your goals are, today is the day to get started.  How will you maximize today?          

2010 - Year in Review

Amazing isn't it?  That the year has come to an end already.

I stopped making "resolutions" a few years ago and decided instead to focus on tangible goals and create a personal motto for how I live my life.  There's a difference between saying "I want to grow my hair" and saying "I want to retain 4" of length, stretch my relaxers to 10 weeks, and reduce direct heat."  The latter is more concrete and thus easier to track progress and recognize when you have achieved your goal.  My personal motto this year was "Live, and let live" and "To each their own."

My Achievements
One of my goals for 2010 was to start this hair blog and my youtube channel, so I can help women grow their own hair.  I am amazed at the growth of both website and I'm excited about what 2011 will bring.

In my very first post, I made promises for what the blog would offer to my readers.  I believe I lived up to those promises and hope you agree.

Then, I realized I needed to change the web address to  See the funny story below.

On a more personal note, I'm happy to say that I've also achieved two personal goals this year - take ballet and horseback riding lessons.  I danced ballet for several years when I was younger.  After not dancing for over 15 years, I was beyond excited when I got my split back.

I'm showing hubby one stretch we do in ballet class.

My husband planned a horseback riding activity for my birthday in 2009.  That was my very first time around horses and although I was a little scared initially, the thrill of riding (really, really fast lol) was incredible.  So I decided that I would take lessons in 2010.

My Shortcomings 
I wish I could say that all my goals were successfully achieved but the truth is they were not.  I like being as transparent as possible with you, my readers, so I will also share some of my shortcomings this year.

One major hair setback, although I didn't call it that at the time, was self relaxing.  The last time I self-relaxed, I lost an excessive amount of hair.  After looking at my progress pictures, I realized that each time I self-relaxed, I was slowly losing thickness.  Once I had that realization, I went back to my stylist Reniece.

Before my 5" trim. May 8, 2010

I also had some personal goals that I did not achieve this year.  I'll share more about those in my next post, where I will detail my goals and motto for 2011.

What are some of your achievements and shortcomings for 2010?  Did you live up to your potential this year?

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  I'm in Miami with my family and it has been non-stop laughter since I arrived.

Here's a fun video of my sister in Target on Christmas Eve.  She is mouthing the words of a kid's tantrum in the next aisle.  Hilarious.

By the way, she is natural (no relaxer and no color). She has been natural since 2005 and the last time she straightened her hair was 2009.

My Hair Today

I did a roller set last night and dried for 1 hour and 5 minutes.  The heat was set to 60 degrees celcius and my ears were on fire! LOL But I wanted to get it dry as soon as possible, so I covered my ears with paper towels and focused through.

After I removed the rollers, I flat ironed my edges and did 6 pin curls.  I didn't have time to take pictures in the morning, so I took pictures when I got home from the office.  This is how my hair looked at the end of the day.