Product trialing update: Yesterday I again used the RoyalHerbalOrganics no poo and conditioner on my scalp and strands. I posted my initial impression of the RoyalHerbalOrganics hair product line a few days ago in this post: https://blossomingfitnatural.com/2018/04/25/brand-review-royalherbalorganics-fermented-rice-water-products-etsy-com/. In my first post about these products, I mentioned that I had not attempted to detangle with either the… Continue reading Update: RoyalHerbalOrganics and NaturesEgo Fermented Rice Water Products
I'm no longer "concerned" about hair typing the way I used to be. I do wonder about the construction of these hair typing systems, though! So please let me apologize in advance: I'm a math nerd, and definitions and precision and categories and names really matter in math. This post therefore might be a little… Continue reading The L.O.I.S. Hair Typing System: I Think I Like It, But Is It Already Clearer Than I’m Seeing?
I Just Donated Lots of Products from My 4-Year-Old Hair Products Stash! Win-Win! I found a women's shelter that is requesting gently used black hair products! What?!?? This is awesome. It makes so much sense to pass on sanitary, gently used products to those who need them instead of throwing them away, wasted in the… Continue reading Hair Products Donation and Camille Rose Naturals $10 Apiece Haul
In this post, I discuss the "new" fermented rice water trend and share my initial impression of the RoyalHerbalOrganics fermented rice water bundle from Etsy.com. Please click the post title to read the full post. Blessings!
We've all seen the memes: Yes, wash day can be involved. If I want to shorten wash day and reduce tangles and single strand knots (SSKs), the following tactics help tremendously. TACTIC #0: Don't Allow the Hair To Tangle in the First Place Wash day gets VERY long if my hair contains lots of… Continue reading Hair Gains #5 and #6: Shorter Wash Day; Reduced Tangles and Single Strand Knots
Greetings! In this post, I discuss the 5 (yes, 5!) holy grail hair products/tools that I have discovered so far in my natural hair journey. When useful, I compare and contrast them to other like products and share video or photos. The HG products/tools are: Bronner Brothers Firm Hold Curling Gel, KareCo Tangle Buster Brush,… Continue reading Hair Gain #4: New Holy Grail Hair Products and Tools Identified!
I have mastered my two-strand twist out. By mastered I mean that I have a method that produces replicable, pretty results that can last for days and that minimizes tangles. (Photos enlarge upon click and then the viewer can scroll through them.) The Two-strand Twist Out for LENGTH RETENTION? What's significant about mastering my… Continue reading Hair Gain #3: My Two-strand Twist Out MASTERED! The Process, the Tools, the Products
I have mastered my wash and go. Mm hmm, yep. It took me YEARS, but I have done it! 😀 Here are pictures. What do you think? Normally my hair shrinks up to my eyes. I finally figured out how to get a wash-and-go with elongation, definition, movement, and hydration. Woot!!! Below are the process, the tools,… Continue reading Hair Gain #2: My Wash and Go MASTERED!!! The Process, the Tools, the Products
NOTE: This post contains video. The Incredible Value of Hair Journaling It is VERY helpful to do photo documentation and take notes on your healthy hair journey. There is NO WAY I would understand my hair as well as I currently do were I not able to go back and look at photos and read… Continue reading Hair Gain #1: Using the “Hair Journal” App for Invaluable Insight
Ever since I went natural (that is, stopped using chemicals to straighten my Afro-textured Type 4 hair), my hair has become a hobby. At first this happened inadvertently--against my will. 😦 Yes, sadly, that's true. But now it's become a hobby for the following two reasons: First, simply out of habit (I had no choice but to… Continue reading Significant Hair-related Gains Made!!!