My 2 Year Natural Anniversary!

Big Chop: March 26, 2010

It’s been 2 amazing years!

This year of my journey has been great!  Last year was all about learning and this year has been all about growth.  I’ve had amazing growth which has allowed me to truly express my creativity through my hair hair styles.

I’ve created several styles that take minutes to do and I’m creating lot’s of professional styles for work as well.

I’ve officially reached armpit length (APL) when I stretch my hair down with my hand and my puff game is on point!  I attribute my amazing length to my hair care regimen and my healthy lifestyle – oh and pregnancy helps!

I tell everyone I meet that asks about my hair the same thing – If you moisturize properly, eat right, and drink lots of water, your hair will grow”  It’s not rocket science y’all. I understand that everyones hair is different, so my favorite products won’t necessarily work for you, but that has nothing to do with you moisturizing properly, eating right, and drinking lots of water.

Moisturizing is simple, clean your hair, add a leave in conditioner, add an oil, then add your moisturizer. That’s it.  Don’t make it a big deal if it doesn’t have to be.

Eating right is simple,get your fruits, veggies, protein, dairy, and whole grains in daily.  You can have pizza, cake, hamburgers and all that good stuff in moderation.

Drinking water doesn’t have to be difficult if you train yourself.  Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day to remind you to drink your water.

My goals for this year is to retain my length and current level of health, and add 6+ inches on top of that!  I want to be able to achieve these looks this year!
Special thanks to all of you for joining me along my journey!

I want to give a shout out to the 2 new KCCM writers (soon to be editors), Keedy of CreativeliCoiled writes all of our new “Going Natural” pieces. And SheRea of My Thrifted Closet writes all of our new “Fashion” pieces. Make sure you read their weekly posts, leave comments and show them love on their blogs.

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • Etoyhmln

    You are my hair idol!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Awwww… You got mr blushing. Thanks so much. You’re too sweet!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDUGKBK7TKBPJPOGHV5HBV2P2A Kellye Walker

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!!!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks love!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SheDel92 SheRea DelSol

    thanks for the shout out!! Love you sis!!! Happy Natural Anniversary!!! 

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Love you more!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133439550 Virginia Tolbert-Shields


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    • Gwengitch

      That is great, keep up the good work of natural hair growth

  • Keedy White

    Wow Sis! Your hair growth is an inspiration! Congratulations on 2yrs of Au Natural! You are beautiful luv! Thanks for the shout out, I’m so happy to be apart of the family!

  • Doc

    Love the hair!! I am two years also (march 17th) and I am guilty of hair envy…I will be joining the JBCO challenge.

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Awww thanks love. Congrats on 2 great years!
      The spring challenge is closed for participation. But definitely join us this summer!

  • Monique Bennefield

    Congrats, keep up the good work of your natural hair journey.

  • Teresa Russell

    Congrats on your 2 year Natural Anniversary!!!So BEAUTIFUL and HEALTHY!!
    I share the EXACT same hair texture as yours and you have given me HOPE–**tears**

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      *Hands you a tissue*
      thanks love.

  • Ndidi

    Your hair is amazing . Thanks for being such a wonderful natural hair role model.  Mwah!!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks love. You’re so very welcome.

  • Natural Beauty

    Happy Natural Anniversary. I like the styles that you want to schieve this year, I need a different style,

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks love. I’m wishing on a star that I can do these this year.
      Have you checked out the KCCM hair tutorials? There’s over 100!

  • India1908

    Congrats on your 2 year Anniversary!!! You are definitely my role model. oh yeah and Thanks for all of your advice! My hair is much softer!!! YAY ME

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks love.
      Awesome @ your softness.

  • Shizysunshine

    you are so darn cool…your hair hair is breathtaking….keep up the good work

  • http://twitter.com/Naturalista28 Kristina

    I soooo love your hair. You are truly one of my inspirations to continue this journey!!!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Hey love, thanks.
      How long have you been natural so far?

  • V3tt383

    I’m thinkin your moisture routine is in the L.O.C category of retaining moisture. Would you say your “moisturizer” the C. of the L.O.C method is your styling aid?!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Yes I would. Cream is moisturized styling product.