Walking Down Memory Lane with Mcgradylady

Mcgradylady has experienced some exceptional growth and enjoys lots of styling options! Check her out:


Hi Nikki,

I was one of your first transition to natural features a while back. I've hit my one year anniversary and I'm so excited. I wanted to share some pics with you. Also thank you for your awesome blog. Since I've started this journey, your blog has been a staple in my natural hair obsession, lol. You rock!!

Thanks,
Mcgradylady


My Current Regimen: I hot oil and DC every Sunday. Throw some plaits or twists in and I'm good to go, lol. I only do my hair during the week if I'm going out which is very rare, lol!

My Nightly Routine: If my hair isn't braided or twisted I put it up into a high pony and throw my bonnet on.

Current Products: Totally Twisted (detangling), The funny thing is it's been a year and I still haven't found a leave in or deep conditioner that I really like :-(. Castor Oil to seal in moisture (Thanks Nikki for that review. I'm loving Castor Oil). EVOO for hot oil treaments and scalp massages.


My BC (Feb '09)

Old Twist Out (April '09)

Old Wash and Go (May '09)

Puff (August '09)

Twist Out on dry hair (November '09)

Twist Out on Dry Hair (January '10)

Flat Ironed with my Maxiglide (heat level 8), I DC'ed then used Jane Carter Leave-In spray. I let it air dry overnight. Then I used Silk Elements Heat Protection spray and Kemi Oyl. (February '10)

19 Weigh in!:
Aritul said...

I'm really envious of your growth.

Anonymous said...

Your hair is gorgeous. Do you use shampoo or just condition wash? I am having the same issue with leave-ins and conditioners. :-)

kisha said...

woooow! awesome growth!! thats gonna be me sept 2010

Steph302 said...

Wow, great growth! And your twist outs are awesome!

Novella L. said...

Wow, you have really nice growth. Your hair
looks very pretty with the twist outs.

mcgradylady said...

Thanks ladies :-),
I did a hot oil treatment then I cleansed my hair with ACV/Water then DC'ed.

McGradylady

Bevy said...

Wow! If that's not inspiration for us "newbies" I don't know what is! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great growth and I love the puff in pic 3. But how do you achieve that style without having a headache by the end of the day? When I pull my hair up with the ouchless hair bands, I can't leave it in that style for long or else my head will be pounding. Any suggestions?

mcgradylady said...

I went thru that same painful faze. I cut my ouchless band and just tie my hair into a puff. That way I can adjust as needed.

MandiFran said...

I love the 08/29/09 hairstyle. Can you give more views and describe how you did it? What style were you coming from, freshly washed, or not, how did you smooth it out, did you use pins, etc. It's so cute!

Nicole said...

Wow! Your hair has grown out beautifully. It also looks healthy

Anonymous said...

wow! ur hair is growing rapidly!! beautiful! I think ur curls suit u wayyyyyyyy more and are way prettier than the traight look but the versatility is still cool.

Skeeta said...

WOWOW look at that growth! Gorgeous

mcgradylady said...

@MandiFran,
That was an old braid out (done on wet hair). I don't use product to smooth my edges. Just tie a scarf on at night. I twisted both sides back and pinned it. Took my ouchless band (that I cut) and pulled my hair into a puff. Tied and tucked the band.

Anonymous said...

You have amazing hair. I love this site i'm always inspired by the fact that are so many natural divas out there.

Mz Ty said...

Wow!!! I'm jumping on the bandwagon with everyone else!! The growth is just amazing. I bc Friday, July 9. I put some micro braids in on the 10th, but this is just so I can get a little more growth to work with my hair. I can't wait til my hair grows out too....So excited about it.

Mcgradylady great job with your hair!!!!!!

savannah said...

Your hair grew sooooo fast!!! This really makes me wanna stop transitioning and CHOP!!! BEautiful!!

kitka82 said...

Hello hair twin! Pretty hair!

Sam I Am said...

@mcgradylady-Nice hair! I'm curious what your hair type is (if you don't mind my asking). I think my hair may be the same type as yours but I'm not really sure and all of the articles on what type of hair I have are quite confusing!

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