My final CurlStories post: but this is not GOODBYE!

Goodbye to CurlStories…

It’s been 2 years since I began documenting my natural hair journey, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. When I started this, I looked at it as an opportunity to just journal publicly. I knew that doing this would hold me more accountable. At the time I was transitioning from relaxed to natural, so the accountability helped me to not give up and get a relaxer again ­čÖé

Since then, I’ve met so many amazing people, learned so many great hair techniques, and honestly learned quite a bit about myself. But everything must come to an end. I’ve decided to direct my efforts to blogging on a subject I have a little more expertise in (more details below). I’d do them both if I had the time, but with a full-time job, I just have to let something go.

…But I’m still on Instagram

But this is definitely not goodbye. I will always document my hair journey. Now, it’ll be through Instagram. ┬áTrust me, you won’t miss out. I take lots of hair pictures and will work to update more often. Rest assured that my Instagram is solely focused on my hair journey. You can follow me @savvyrenae, and I’ll follow back!

Starting a new venture!

For those interested, I’ve decided to start a career and personal finance blog. My passion has always been to help others achieve their desired level of success professionally and financially (especially for those young professionals just starting out). I’ve been blessed with my level of accomplishments in my career and in my personal finances at the age of 29. But I’m far from boasting. Instead, I’d like to share everything I’ve learned along the way ┬á(the good and the bad) and help individuals get out of debt, manage their money, get that job promotion, or whatever other goals they may have regarding their career or personal finances.

I won’t talk your ear off here, but if you’d like more information, I encourage you to┬ávisit my new blog, Trea’s Two Cents. Let me know what you think! I’ve put a lot of work into providing helpful articles and easy-to-use free resources. And if you know of anyone who can benefit from career or personal finance tips, don’t hesitate to share!

Again, I appreciate all of the encouragement and support from you ladies. If there is any way I can help you advance your passions let me know :). I have to do at least one shout out to Marsha. Thanks for the encouragement along my entire hair blog journey. You always took the time to comment, and I appreciate it so much!

Good luck in all of your hair journeys, and hopefully we’ll connect again soon!



My larger two-strand twists worked out (surprisingly!)

A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a break from the smaller two-strand twists for 2 reasons, 1. they take me too long to install and I feel obligated to leave them in for at least two weeks 2. leaving them in for two weeks leaves my hair extremely tangled.

The problem is that I LOVE the twist-out with ,y smaller twists, so this is why I was a little concerned with installing the larger twists. But…this is a journey, so I had to try it :).

What I loved

  1. These babies cut my styling time in half! HUGE win!
  2. I loved the texture of the larger twists. It’s not like the texture was different than the smaller twists, but I could see the texture more. I feel like it made my style pop a little more.

What I didn’t like

  1. I definitely missed wearing the twists down. That’s one of the things I love about the smaller twists. I just didn’t feel comfortable wearing the larger twists down, so I kept them pinned.
  2. The twist-out took some work. For my smaller twists, I could just take the twists out and go about my day, but my larger twist-out didn’t fall as naturally (it was a little more work). I ended up wearing more pinned styles for the first couple of days.
  3. I can’t say I saw a huge difference in tangles. I think between the smaller twists and larger twists there isn’t a noteworthy difference. I noticed fewer tangles while taking the twists out, but all of the manipulating for my twist-out caused more tangles.

One other note, I tried the pineapple method again. The ponytail wasn’t as tight as the picture below, but you get the idea :). I found that my old “pull back and sleep in a satin bonnet” method didn’t work for the larger twist-out because I had to work harder for the volume (at least initially).

Twist out on larger two strand twists Day 4

Overall, I liked the look much more than I expected and plan to stick with the larger twists for a while.