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!!!
Greetings! It's been awhile since I've posted, so I'll just dive right in with an update on my hair (length, regimen, and products). In my next blog posts, I plan to discuss: my diet (I'm now eating pesco-vegan and loving it), my prep for an October 5K run, my recent spiritual growth, and what I've… Continue reading Update: September 2017 Hair Length Check, Regimen, and Products
Greetings! I've got news! I've joined Abena's Hair Study. I'm so excited! Abena is a holistic trichologist, licensed cosmetologist, and an advanced DevaChan stylist. She has her own successful hair salon in New York which receives rave reviews on styleseat. Abena produces the YouTube channel EmbraceNaturalBeauty. She also produces great perisocopes and maintains a wonderful… Continue reading Hair Study: I’ve Joined Abena’s (EmbraceNaturalBeauty) Hair Study
I feel that in 2016 I spent too much time, energy, and funds on trialing various hair products. My intentions were pure: I was struggling with dry hair and severe tangling and was searching for a remedy. Regardless, I was determined to avoid spending a lot of time, energy, and funds on hair products in… Continue reading Update, Part 1: 2017 1st Quarter Product Discoveries!
Greetings! It's been awhile since I've posted, but I've had good reasons (which I will share in my next blog post!). With this blog post I share what I'll be doing with my hair for the month of April 2017. Products I spent the first quarter of 2017 trialing well-reviewed products with ingredients that I've… Continue reading Trial April 2017 Hair Care Regimen: New Styles, New Products
I did my first African threading! Method: I had given my styling products (SM CES, CRN Curl Maker, and DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel) away to my sister-in-law for my niecy while here on vacation in Atlanta. Eek! Soooooo . . . for moisturizing, sealing, and styling, I applied Soultanicals Hair Glide and Soultanicals Knot Dressing… Continue reading My First African Threading
Below are my second-pass responses to the questions in the Longhaircareforum.com thread "Hair Plans for 2017 "What Did You Learn in 2016." What did you learn about your hair this year? Too much to list, but some of the major things are that: MOISTURIZING: I learned that my hair can get and stay moisturized: The… Continue reading [Hair] 2016 Year in Review Revisited, Revised (LHCF Thread)