The Catch-up! 2015-2017


Hello lovelies! Has it really been almost four years?!!? *clutch the pearls* Well instead of boring you with details I decided to tell my growth story through visuals. My Beautiful Mess is allll ‘grow’d up’ now! I moved to Texas shortly after my very last entry in here and learned very quickly how different climates effect hair texture.

Within my first two months I threw out every product I used on my hair and everything I thought I knew about my hair…because it no longer worked. I tried a twistout with Old Faithful (Shea Moisture Curl Pudding) and when I unraveled the twists it was as if I never twisted it at all! I almost fainted. I tried inexpensive products, very expensive products and nothing worked. I was stumped. Eventually I landed on Carol’s Daughter and it kept me up during the summer months. Into my second year here (2016) I tried Shea Moisture again and it worked! I’m thinking my hair was simply adjusting to the different water and atmoshpere ….she’s such a diva.

We’re all caught up! I promise not to go on any more abrupt hiatus and keep you on my journey 🙂

Love & Light


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Time for work and my Bantu Knots aren’t dry!
Had to Rock The Knots to work 😉

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Dope Pic#3


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HORROR Stories o.o

So I’ve had an opportunity to witness two horrible, horrible mistakes. Although this may not be true for some….it is for MOST! HEAT IS THE ENEMY!! Fire…baaaaad….(caveman voice)

Victim#1: Older woman, she big chopped about a year ago. She has a TWA. Very tight curls. From a distance it looks dry and coarse, but when you get close you can see that it’s just extremely tight. Her daughter is a “beautician” (unofficial) and decided she wanted to straighten her mom’s hair….you know….for length checks and such….WELP! It deeeeeestroyed her curl pattern!! OMGosh the difference in her hair was obvious and the error was blatant! I could tell she tried to wash it hoping it would curl back up. It did not. It looked a lot like that Wet & Wavy weave. Where the hair don’t quite curl…just kinda bend…..sad. So she wore two-strand twists (not a twist out. Just the twists) for about a week. Still, the curls did not return. Now she’s just wearing her heat damaged hair in a straight/curly/bendy fro. I wonder how long it will be until she face the music and BC alllll over again.

Victim#2: This woman is in her early 30’s. She’s been a natural diva for years. Huge, perfect fro….matter of fact, it would be a disservice to call it anything less than the full word AFro. I mean it was bangin! Angie Stone kinda Afro. Perfect shape, Perfect curl pattern, perfect size. I can’t imagine she ever had a bad day with that hair. I’m sure it was a straight A student! This was my dream Afro. I’m sure I drooled a little sometimes when I saw it. Other times I jizzed my pants. I just freakin loved it. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, she went BACK TO THE CREAMY CRACK!!! OMGosh I wanted to faint when I seen her in the elevator! But instead I just screamed in my head “WHY? WHYYYYYYY? WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?? WHYYYYYYY? why tho?” I can tell she was ashamed because her hair was in a slick-back (brushed back into a ponytail) & she kept touching it. She was fidgeting the entire elevator ride. I silently wept into my pillow that night…..well, I meant to. Fortunately, it only took a week for regret to rear it’s ugly head and she BC’d again. She cut it into this fly fro-hawk and I began giving her compliments again! Now, she has a huge sew-in of curly weave and it looks similar to her original afro. Poor girl. I’m glad she only stepped out on us for a little while. Let’s all welcome her back.

Well boys & girls. Today we learned why it’s not ok to play with hot things and how creamy crack can shame you. They’re bad. They’re damaging. They cause people to make examples out of you in their blog! It’s just all bad!

Thanks for reading lovelies!
Love & Light
Neves XoXoXo

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I am deeming hair washing to be exercise. There was a couple times I had to put my arms down because they hurt (even after all those planks & push ups I suffered through my workout my arms still failed me).
*In other news*
My hair is super thick and I swear it just drink the water and don’t even get wet. Just absorb it. However; I absolutely LOVE the way it look after a fresh wash. Curls are defined, bouncy and shiny. The texture is crisp….kinda like paper. Until I add oil. After the wash I spray leave-in conditioner all over and apply oil. The last Sunday of the month I deep condition.
Now that it’s longer it has this soft, sponge-y texture. Kinda cute 😀

Thanks for reading lovelies!
Love & Light
Neves xoxo

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Dope Pic#2


I was a beach bum & My Beautiful Mess was peaking under my hat. I ♡ she!!

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Huge difference…..I like! 😀

*The dates are 12/22/12 & 12/22/13

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