Hello wavers, welcome welcome.

Soooo, now that I have started my waves process why not blog about it.

Let’s make this short story relatively shorter; in case you haven’t heard the man bun is dead. R.I.P.

I scalped my entire head to a 1 no guard with a nice taper. And thus began my journey to 360 waves…

Do’s , Don’t’s & probably shouldn’t’s. With a mixture of trial & errors and some habits & methods learned from veteran wavers I am starting to find my wave. Ha ha. Get it? 360 wave humor.

Within the first couple weeks as a new waver I distinctively remember the 2 major components I needed for my journey to 360s. A decent brush and a routine. Without a brush it is pointless to have a routine. What good is it to brush if you don’t have a routine.

Will you see results in 2-3 weeks ? πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ I don’t know. But I did. I really put dedication into my brush sessions and kept a decent routine. Can’t give any shout outs to any particular product because for the most part I’ve been letting my roots catch some air.

After week one I had visible what I like to call “ghost waves”. Something you might see on someone who has just recently scalped their waves. Or a novice waver after some heavy grease and a deep brush session.

After week 2 I earned my ripples. At first just on my strong side , so I made it a point to work on my weak points and adjust my brush techniques. So now I am just shy of full blown 360 ripples missing the majority of the top of my head.

INTENSE BRUSHINGGGGG !!!

I enjoy this hair journey slightly more than the man bun (no shade, true tea) maybe because it’s just a whole lot of mindless brushing. Easy as pie. Minus the hand cramps once in a while.

Personally I believe the first 3 weeks are crucial to the entire process for a few reasons. It takes 14 days or 2 weeks to build a habit. If you can’t find a rhythm to build your brush habit this may not be a hobby for you. Also the first 3 weeks especially if you started from a freshΒ scalp or had no type of wave pattern at all; you get the time to learn your hair. Everyone’s hair is different you should know your hair like the back of your hand.

So my things to remember:
Have a decent brush. Stick to an easy to follow routine. Dedicated brushing. Get to know your hair and find your rhythm.

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Testosterone x4

Yes yes your favorite guy is back in HRT !

Giving it a good try yet again πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ. Approaching my 26th birthday and I realized I ain’t getting any younger so I might as well try to get this therapy thing right.

But 😩 being off injections for quite some time and maybe being this is the upteenth million time shit is hitting me like a truck.

Within a matter of days I’m eating like a horse again , regained my strength and stamina & of course my sex drive. Got the fuzzy wuzzy syndrome going on not to mention the flame on moments.

Still nevertheless feeling more confident than I have even been with this time in therapy. I look forward to my second class on self injections. The responsibility with keeping up with doctor visits , Rxs , refills , supplies etc. I fill more confident in my ability to make this a priority.

Just within the few 2 weeks ,of course there’s not to report soldier. Carry on.

 

Finally dropped the YouTube channel !!!

 

πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ well almost dropped it
🀣🀣🀣🀣

Seriously. It’s been going on 2 years since I was suppose to make my official appearance on my own YouTube channel. Yes. My own personal YouTube channel. If you have been following me since before this blog then you might be familiar wit some other channels & co-channels I have been a part of in the past. Maybe even stumbled across one of my accounts as a teenie-bopper. But this time it’s the real deal. πŸ’―

So the channel is still under minor reconstructions but it is available so make sure you hit this link πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgw_LAtfNAp2WHLtOs4PZuw/featured

And subscribe ; wouldn’t want you to miss anything. 😁

The official trailer will be dropping August 26th followed by the intro making its grand debut 2 weeks later on my 26th birthday; September 10 πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Definitely don’t want to miss either!

But if you still need convincing here’s a quick run down on what my channel will be offering (😏for now)…

1. Follow my life as I continuously transition. Of course that’s on here, duh πŸ™„. As always I will be an open book regarding my transition. Doctor appointments. Stats & levels. Changes & growth. The works. (Also might throw in a open tranzguy forum , but for now thats low key information)
2. My most current hair style endeavor. Dropping the man bun, retiring the thottyboy braids and testing out the “waves” ;again completely detailed. Brush & wolf sessions. Hair cuts & products. The do’s & the don’t’s. Since this my first legit attempt most likely many, many epic fail moments.
3. My road to peak physical fitness. One of my least favorite subjects, taking into consideration that I love junk food and I’m too lazy to work out. Bare with me if this is the highlight of your subscription. But it will entail my diet methods equipped with superfoods smoothies, home exercises, meditation etc. Maybe even throw a yoga day in there.
4. Traveling adventures. Even though my travels have slowed within the last year there is still ample footage and wacky adventures just waiting to be published. No matter how much I don’t like them I can’t seem to help meeting new people.
5. Reviews & Promos. Insider information: I have partnered with a new prosthetic company and can’t wait to tell you about their products and services. Also I think I’ll give Yelp a try. Ha ha 😜just kidding. If you ask me this is what most people will stick around to watch.
6. Raw footage. Saved the best for last. Whether you are an adoring fan, fumed hater or creepy stalker. Get ready for some unedited , unscripted and uncut scenes from the life of yours truly. So if all else fails come be nosy πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

Great! Now that I have your attention; here go subscribe πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgw_LAtfNAp2WHLtOs4PZuw/featured

It’s literally 2 clicks πŸ‘πŸΎ you can do it!!

If you are still not convinced that’s fine too. I appreciate you stopping by and reading my blog. (My readers usually get the scoop first anyways) Don’t think as just a reader you aren’t appreciated. You are just as important as any of my fans on any of my social platforms. ❀️

Pick & Choose. Mix your potion.
Catch you there.

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10 months of wearing a crown…

Yes I am back again to complain about my hair…πŸ™„

Almost a year and it feels like I’ve been fighting with this hair for over a decade. It’s been over 6 weeks since I’ve had a valid set of braids and it’s been an experience to say the least. Fortunately for me I have had enough growth to wear a man bun for almost the last 2 and a half months. With the help of a blow dryer of course cause the skrinkage is all too real.
It is however with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be permanently retiring my man bun approaching my 26th birthday.
Ironically enough I will be indulging in a new hair journey “waves 2018”
Some what of a new feat for me but not completely. If you personally know me then you know I’ve had low Caesar with waves before. I never took the time to train or maintain my waves they just kind of happened, so now I’m curious to see what will happen with a little effort. Way more excited for the big chop x2 then I am for actually basically growing my hair out all over again but I do enjoy picking up new habit ; even tho I rarely finish things.
So stay tuned for a recap of this year’s hair journey & the next journey to come…

My life as a “Cute” grown ass man..

Some people have cute smiles. Some people have cute personalities. Some people have cute bodies. You can see where I’m going with this.

I have way too many cute attributes. Especially as society expects a grown man of color to be portrayed as.

Now before you think I’m sucking my own dick let me explain I am no way in any form bragging on my cuteness. Honestly the shits not all it’s cracked up to be after age 5.

Just to emphasize; I went through an ugly duckling phase. Weirdly enough I was an adorable little girl then matured into this awkward prepubescent and then evolved in to this adolescent social butterfly.

Between the ages of 5 – 9 I was adorable my dimple would always get my way and my thick eyebrows and hyperjetic facial expressions got me out of almost anything.

As a child I always heard “you are so cute ” “oh wow she is so adorable” I’d give a little fake smile yada yada.

Fast forwarding here cause we are getting off track ; Now at almost 26 years old this “cute thing” does more harm then good in soooo many different ways. Yes of course I’m going to explain.

It’s is so hard to look my age. A simply task, taken for granted; that so many of you do naturally. It’s the 8th wonder of the world for me. I struggle from what style clothes I should wear. The way I wear my hair. Even the way I walk into a business or establishment. It’s a bother it is. And it’s rooted in the basic fact that I have a cute face. When you hear cute facial features your brain doesn’t necessarily think “man” now does it. So put a cute face on a individual the size of a teenager most likely in a PokΓ©mon Tee plus the amount of facial hair (mainly peach fuzz) of a prepubescent male. You see a sweet innocent cute young man. In some instances I’ve gotten as young as 14 (Caucasian) an in the rare occasion besides when someone guesses my correct age I’ve only gotten as old as 24 on a good day. You know nice suit fresh shave pep in his step kinda days.

Damn this cute face.

Mistaken identity; believe it or not me being so often perceived as a cute little young boy I get mistaken as such like for real. I’ve gotten stopped for being “truant” at 11:30 on a school day. Getting carded while my young barely legal associates walk right on through. And yes even embarrassingly enough mistook for a son when I was a boyfriend. Issa boyfriend. More recently being hit on by girls that are barely half my age. That’s appalling and disturbing to say the least. Not to mention that 16 year olds are staring to look at attempt to act like grown women. But this hasn’t just happen. This has been going on for quite some time in my liddo ol life. Interesting story about my first age ain’t nothing but a number till ha ppl find out scare. But will save that for another day. Point is when you look young you like shift into a whole other age bracket. And that sucks when it’s like been there done that.

Not being taken seriously. One person has a pit bull as a watch dog , another person has a chihuahua as a watch dog. Which person to you think is getting robbed more ? Maybe an extreme analogy but stay with me. Because this cute attribute makes every day like stressful to some extent. Especially when a person like me is already wary of relationships with other humans. Nice guys finish last but cute guys never finished. When you suffer from a cute personality people often see you as docile calm and in no way aΒ  threat. And it’s not like a brightly color “oh that’s cute but that shit can fuck me up cause it’s probably poisonous”. Its like that kid that stalks a harmless butterfly because it’s “cute” and then squashes it because it’s in now way shape or form dangerous.

With that being said take into consideration that I am that cute little butterfly every day of my life.

 

 

So I ask you is being cute all that it’s cracked up to be