Hola chicas!

Fierce Fridays are back by popular demand! The images below are of CN readers at their flyyest…at work, on the town, and with the fam. Showing us all that natural hair is not a fad, it’s a way of life…an extension of our beauty! Click on the images to enlarge them:

Uche
Getting ready for a performance at my schools International Carnival! I cornrowed the front and picked out some large braids in the back that I’d let dry overnight.

Notthecoolmom
This is a braid out, I love the way braid outs look, but hate the time it takes to achieve the look. I wasn’t going anywhere, but to work.

Shondella
My picture is from a birthday party I went to on Jan 22. I cleansed my scalp using a tsp or so of Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo and co washed the length with HE Totally Twisted. Two products I used that are a part of my holy grail regimen are HE Hello Hydration and unrefined Shea butter. I separate my hair into 3 sections, making the small part in front during this step while its wet. After applying HH to the section and finger combing I put Shea butter on the ends. I used a small amount of mixed chicks leave in conditioner after applying the HH that day. The HH provides great moisture for me and the MC gives me some extra weight. -Mixed chicks doesn’t work for my curls when applied in excess or alone- I then used a hand dryer on a low setting to dry my roots and slightly stretched the areas around my neck and ears to create length. I also blow dried upside down, shaking the dryer wildly as I pointed at my temples & crown lol. This prevents my curls from clumping too much and helps me get a 2nd day curl look. What really made me feel Fierce that evening were my rock star heels 😉
Shondella (thedella2006) http://www.facebook.com/shondella.jones

SteppinOut!
18 months natural and finally managed to acheive 2 mini-puffs! Added a few headbands and my fave turq earrings.
Thanks Nik!
Love u and the blog!

Tamika
Me on my way to a wedding with my 2 strand twists pinned up with feathers….

Amanda
Sunny North Phoenix- the girl’s and I gathered for a Sunday Brunch to celebrate a sister friend’s promotion to VP- we looked around and were surprised ourselves that every one of us is natural…there are several ladies pictured that were not natural when we initially met…very cool! We had so much fun the people around us wanted to join our party!

~Shaquaila~
This is me @ my 24th birthday party. I decided to get my hair braided all going up, and do a twist out on top! I love this photo because it details my FroHawk well!!


Sheree

I was about to head to the mall, and of course it involved buying hair products. I used raw shea butter (as base) and Ecco Style Olive Oil Gel on damp hair and I topped it off with moroccan oil and Kera Care oil sheen spray (p.s. it’s a humidity blocker and it really keeps my hair from looking dull all day long).

Relaxed2Natural

I’m two weeks shy of my 5th month of being natural! Time is flying!! I usually keep my hair in small twists and do twist outs at the end of the week but today I had an epiphany!! I can do pig tails!! Keeping it casual and cute this Friday =)

Christina
I’m heading to work in this picture. I’m a student though. It’s a second day twist out and I used shea butter, homemade leave-in conditioner (sometimes all I need is a spray of water!), and a little gel on the ends before untwisting in the morning and separating the strands to fluff the style.


**If you don’t see yourself today, rest assured that you’ll be up next week! I post the first 10 I receive.**

To submit:
Send in your favorite picture with a caption detailing where you were (or where you headed to), along with a brief description of your hairstyle, to [email protected] I’ll post several each Friday. Be sure to use ‘Fierce Friday’ as the subject line!

Later Gators!
Nik