Stop Crying Girl | Natural Hair Comic

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So back in the day when the natural hair movement wasn't so saturated I remember girls becoming OBSESSED with natural hair beauty gurus. To the point that the fans thought it was their hair too. God forbid one of these natural hair gurus did a second big chop. Some of their fans would LOSE their minds like they got their hair cut off too. You'd see them in the Youtube comments mourning the dead hair...😭

That's when I came to realization that the natural hair community was  "lengthist". Everyone envied the big curly hair. Even I did, not appreciating the inbetween "ugly" phase. Basically don't live vicariously through your favorite naturalista. #hairgoals

Does anyone remember the old school natural hair beauty gurus of like 2007-2009? I miss ladies like Rustic Beauty. Hope she's doing well. 

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Hi Bich! | Natural Hair Comic

I've been thinking about this one for awhile. 

Hello fellow naturalistas👋 Let's talk about straightening our hair. THIS IS A PROCESS! First you have to pray🙏 to baby Jesus that He will allow your hair to revert back once you're ready to come back to the Curly Nation. Sometimes this is a 2-3 day process like UGGGGH😣 for the fear of HEAT 🔥 DAMAGE.

I spend HOURS washing and deep conditioning my hair. Then I have to blow out my hair to have the best results for straightening my hair. I have tight coils and they have to be stretched to the Gods before using a flat iron. AND I do not use that cold setting I need to get this process done ASAP! Also have to keep a fan on in the bathroom. Cannot have sweat dripping down while trying to get these locs silky straight. Spend another few HOURS to straight since you gotta take the rat tail comb and flat iron to mini sections. Straightening natural hair is so OBNOXIOUS and TEDIOUS! Maybe just keep the curls...

Then I get my hair the way I want just to take one step outside and HUMIDITY be like:

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Natural Hair Girl Sipping Coffee Clipart

Sipping Coffee☕

Hello 👋 ! These are 12in x 12in clipart I made in Illustrator.  Available in (3) different skin-tones. You see those curls! Love them❤ Use these clipart(s) to enhance your designs and create unique items like wedding invitations, anniversary or birthday cards, decor party, scrap booking, handcrafted items gift wrapping, stickers, cases and some much more...

This clipart design contains :
• high quality 300 dpi JPG  and PNG files
• 12" x 12"

**PNG files have transparent backgrounds so you can have it be any color you want using your favorite editing software.

This is clipart is available in my Etsy shop and comes with a small business license. Check out my FAQ to review the license policy.

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Available here 👉 Natural Hair Girl Sipping Coffee 👈

 

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I’m Feeling Myself | Natural Hair Comic

I love fluffing my hair. Some days I be feelin' myself and start posing in front of the mirror. #goodhairday. I also love playing in my hair after a good blowout. The bigger the hair the harder they stare...

 

This little choppy animation was inspired by Beulah of creamycrackrehab

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Second Day Hair Is The Best Hair | Natural Hair Comic

Why is it that 2nd day or 3rd day hair is always the best!? If only I could achieve this on first day hair. I have tight coils so my shrinkage is like 50%. I absolutely HATE shrinkage. And please do not tell me it's something I just need to accept as a naturalista. Like no I don't. Its been 10 years and still do not eff with shrinkage. That being said wash n' gos are a no go.

My twist outs can happen on wet or dry hair depending on how I'm feeling Sunday (aka wash day). If I want to achieve something close to 2nd hair then I'll blow my hair out prior to twisting because diffusing does not giving the look I want. 

I don't necessary dislike 1st day hair because sometimes it be looking real cute. But watching my hair expand I'm just like get it girl! Second or third day hair the ish because your hair starts stretching and volume is escalating. We WANT BIG ASS HAIR. WE WANT THOSE STARES. I want my hair as big as it can get. Its funny because when I wear my 1st day to work I always get asked if I cut my hair...<insert eyeroll and laugh emoji> 

Do you prefer 2nd or 3rd day hair?

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Black. No Cream. No Sugar.

☕Black. No Cream. No Sugar.☕

Bored or stress. Print out this line art and color away! This PDF is 8.5 X 11". This coloring page is available >>here<<

As usual these printables are free for personal use, (check my FAQ if you haven’t previously.)  If you have been here before, you know the drill.

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Black. No Cream. No Sugar☕

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Casually Chic | OOTD 01

So back in the day I use to do outfit of the day illustrations. And lately I've been exploring Pinterest. I love taking an ootd (outfit of the day) layout and making it my own.

Outfit of the Day "Jae" | tawanasimone.com

Outfit of the Day "Ch'elle" | tawanasimone.com

The gig is that I illustrate my own interpretation of these outfit of the day layouts. I will not always stick with the color scheme. These are fun to do an get the creative juices going. I also use to get my Facebook fans involved. Might bring that back.

Adorkable Affiliation Etsy | tawanasimone.com

I'd like to start a series of OOTD of natural haired girls and such. It's the same character in (3) different outfits found on Pinterest. I'm in love with the middle one💕 

I created some new curly hair brushes in Illustrator to create her hair. In the first two illustrations her hair is a little more kinky and I love it. Need to draw more tighter curls.

Casually Chic | tawanasimone.com

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February 2017 Printable Calendar & Planner Stickers | Patreon Exclusive

February 2017 Calendar

💕Be Mine💕

Check out this adorkable February 2017 calendar.

Includes:

•Printable calendar

•Printable planner stickers

•Mobile version

 This is a patreon exclusive

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I love having these monthly mobile backgrounds. They come in handy during meetings or needing to glance at a calendar real quick. The calendar, mobile background and printable stickers are patreon exclusive. $5 Pledgers will receive all 3 items and $2 pledgers will receive the printable stickers only. 

 

I'm consistently turning my characters into printable planner sticker kits that are available on Patreon. Patreon is a great platform where you can support your favorite creators. On there I post my artwork and printables. Check it out.

 

Check out some adorkable printable freebies ☛ here ☚

❤Printable Planner Stickers❤

 

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