H E A T | D A M A G E

Yup…I have heat damage.

In March of 2015, I finally reached 4 years natural. Ever since I began my natural journey, I decided that when I reached 4 years natural, I would flat iron my hair. Do you see where this is going…lol ok. I flat ironed my natural hair for the first time in May of 2015. Everything was amazing! My hair was about 3 inches below bra strap length straightened and it was refreshing to do other styles other than twist outs. I was living it up, living the good life. So, I decided to flat iron my hair again…and again…and again. In total, I flat ironed my hair 4 times within a 6 month period.

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(First time I ever flat ironed my hair. I used perm rods to add curls.)

I started to notice that something was wrong after the third time I flat ironed my hair, which was in October of 2015. When I washed my hair, it was limp, and lifeless. That “bounce” that my 4C kinks always amazed me with were gone. Of course, I realized that I may have went overboard with the heat so I decided to leave it alone. That didn’t last very long at all. By December of 2015, I was fed up with my hair looking like a limp rag doll every time I tried to do my faithful twist out, so guess what I did…I flat ironed it AGAIN! All this time, I thought my hair was just not used to having that amount of heat applied to it, little did I know that I now had the dreaded HEAT DAMAGE. My hair started shedding, and breaking like crazy. I had to cut inches off man lol. HERH! the tears I have cried ooooo.

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(Third time I flat ironed my hair in October for a wedding. I have extensions added in.)

But…getting heat damage was the best thing that could have happened to me. It forced me to listen to my hair again, to take care of it the way I did when I first went natural. I struggled with it in the beginning, but towards the end of 2016 I figured it out. I went aaaallllll the way back to basics. I was able to revive about 98% of my strands back to life by returning to my old regimen and products that grew my hair long and healthy in the first place (there is a video of this routine on our YouTube page).

Even though I did get heat damage from IMPROPERLY flat ironing my hair, I am not against the usage of heat. I just had no idea what I was doing, and to be honest I reached a point in my natural journey where I no longer cared. But through this experience, I have learned so much about what my hair needs and how to properly take care of it.

I will share everything with you all in up coming posts and YouTube videos about how I overcame my heat damage, to my new updated routine/regimen.

Love you all,

Obie

 

 

 

Dan Ciki

“Dan Ciki,” more popularly known as “Daishiki” is a garment that originated in West Africa. Not too long ago, if you were to adorn yourself in African garb, you would be classified as an “African booty scratcher.” Now, you can see this garment worn by many people of all races and backgrounds.

It’s awesome to see how much the world is embracing the African culture, but there is still a long way to go. Africa is still seen as the “Feed the Children” commercials that run every morning on your TV. But we are so much more than that…

Please click the link below to see more on our “Daishiki” shoot.

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Last Monday we had the most amazing time shooting with Robert. The view was absolutely amazing!! This time we decided to show you guys how we like to rock our denim… and Obie throws in a bit of spice with her second look. Check out some of the pics below. Just so you guys know,in our upcoming posts, we will be including details about what we are wearing. As always, please make sure to check out our YouTube: Nana and Obie, Instagram: NanaandObie, and all of our other social media outlets. Let us know what you would like us to post more of on our blog. Love you guys!!

“Through the darkest shades of grey, I see beauty in the rain, I find myself.” This week has been pretty tough for the both us. Sometimes, you have to push through the darkest moments in your life to see the beauty of God’s glory in your life. Just marinate on that while you enjoy the beautiful pics Robert took of us on Saturday in the rain! If you would like to know what we are wearing, just leave a comment below! Guys don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel Nana and Obie! Love you all!

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Being a foreigner in America, with a “unique” name, can be very interesting and trying at times. A day never goes by, without someone butchering, and scattering your name to pieces! Sometimes we feel like we have to conform to what is normal to fit in but, remember that its our uniqueness that sets up apart from the crowd. Embrace who you are because there’s only one you, and that makes you special! xoxo

Click the link  Story Time: Ashamed of My African Name! and hear Obie’s crazy story  about the time, she was utterly ashamed of her beautiful Ghanaian name.

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One thing you’ll always find us doing is being goofy and silly! We love to just have fun, no matter where we are. On Sunday, we decided to have an impromptu photo shoot that turned into us just goofing around. Sometimes, you just need to be a little carefree and just go with the flow. Shoki small, you’ll be sure to enjoy your day just that much more!

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Shoki, shoki, mi si alkayida and dab!
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Nana dancing to her own beat, popping it for Jesus!
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Come through Obie! That smile those legs, yaaaassssssss!!!

Enjoy your day loves and remember to smile, be silly, and shoki small!

 

 

9-18-2016

Sometimes we get so busy in life that we de-value the moments, the days, the years. Each breath is a gift from God, so today we will celebrate for “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Que serious azonto dancing)

Love you all,

Nana and Obie

Laugh, it reduces wrinkles.
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Nana K: Dress *Lulus* Heels *Zara* Obie Stone: Jumpsuit *BCBGeneration* Heels *Steve Madden*
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Forever laughing
Forever laughing

Together

 

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and say hello. We look forward to sharing bits and pieces of our world with you. Stay tuned and we promise that you will enjoy every bit of this journey with us! Oh and by the way, just in case you were confused, Obie is on the left and Nana is on the right!:)

Please also do check out our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/NanaObie8789