Confessions of an Accessories Junkie

Where many nappy-headed ladies obsess over products, I’ve opted to keep my hair care routine fairly simple over the years. Fortunately, I figured out what worked early in my nappy journey and have pretty much stayed with that, with only minor side trips to try other products and always returning to my trusty Proline Lite Creme Moisturizer.

So while others are busy wrecking havoc on their budget with purchase after purchase of various shampoos, conditioners, butters, oils or buying up ingredients for their homemade hair potions, lotions and such, I’m busy with an obsession of a different sort — hair accessories.

I can’t help myself. I simply love hair accessories. Really. Someone on NP pm’d me the other day to tell me how much they love my accessories and wanted to know where I purchase them and I was more than happy to tell her…anywhere and everywhere. Yep, no matter what store I go to, I always manage to find myself in the hair isle looking at and for hair accessories. You name it, and if they sell accessories, I’ve gotta have a peek. Kmart, WalMart, Target, beauty supply stores, chain hair salons, grocery stores. And not just any accessory either. They have to be specifically nap friendly…no cutting edges, no edges that can snag or pull out my hair. As you can see, that pretty much narrows my options so as much as I look, I can tell you that I have probably walked out empty handed. That said, I have to say that I have quite a stash of accessories. And although I don’t spend a lot per item, it does eventually add up to take a little bite out of my wallet.

I’m not mad though cause there are certainly plenty of other things that I could be spending my money on and the one thing that I like about accessories is that, unlike a jar of moisturizer or a bottle of shampoo or conditioner, I can’t use it up.

But dang they do break…ya know? And you know what that means, right. Ha! The need for more accessories! So without further ado, here’s a look back at how I’ve dressed up my hair over the last several years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recent find that became and instant favorite. But sadly I broke it, and for the life of me, I cant remember where I purchased it cause Id try to replace it in a heartbeat!

A recent find that became and instant favorite. But sadly I broke it, and for the life of me, I can't remember where I purchased it cause I'd try to replace it in a heartbeat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard to see, but its a large clip that is also a favorite.

Hard to see, but it's a large clip that is also a favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heres a better view of the above clip after I colored my hair earlier this summer.

Here's a better view of the above clip after I colored my hair earlier this summer.Wow, this is one of my favorite slider barrettes. I wore this one to death for a while. Hmmm... I wonder where it is now?

 

Ok... Heres that hair band that my niece had on. I remember trying it on but I was never comfortable wearing it. This is also one of my earliest attempts at styling my hair. Boy-o-boy hmmm... I never wore this do out the house!

Ok... Here's that hair band that my niece had on. I remember trying it on but I was never comfortable wearing it. This is also one of my earliest attempts at styling my hair. Boy-o-boy hmmm... I never wore this do out the house!

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10 Responses to “Confessions of an Accessories Junkie”
  1. Cassy says:

    I am in love with this site. I’ll visit it for hair inspiration regularly….
    Thank You!

  2. blaquebeautee says:

    OMG i have never seen such gorgeous twists on anyone………and the accessories are cute 2!

  3. Tomiko says:

    My hair has been natural for the part 5 years and I love it, Me too have chossent o only use natural products which have wonderful properties. I us alot of essential oils in my hair too and only almond and neem oil. I only purchase shampoo and conditioner but very rarely as I only shampoo my hair ever 2 weeks. It is great and I feel so beautiful in my own hair. i have had comments eve by my own mother telling me I am trying to be blacker than I am, Laughable really. But I love Black me and My Black hair and my black skin all things black. Thank you for such inspirtation. I am so proud to be naturally balck.

  4. Tomiko says:

    I forgot to say your hair is beautiful and healthy and your accessories are so pretty. You are a beautiful women.

  5. sadishappy says:

    I’m starting to love hair accessories as well. Now, that I can actually ponytail,frenchroll and hangtime on my twists. Only prob? one’s that won’t break(plastic) metal are not nappy friendly lol.

  6. JouJou says:

    Hi Nappyme,

    You are wonderful, thanks for all the information. Your inner and outer and outer beauty truly manifest brightly and joyfully! :>)!

  7. abeni says:

    I thought it was just me, I love hair accessories too. I think I have more accessories than my two little girls have hairbows. Great site.

  8. Bobbi says:

    I’m with you I love the accessories. My hair is not as long so I’m a little limited, but I love your styles! Thanks!

    • nappyme says:

      Hi Bobbi and thanks. I always have to have something in my hair or it feels naked. But just keep you creative juices flowing when it comes to accessorizing short hair. You might be surprised with what you come up with.

      Good luck!

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