Hair (general), Hair Challenge, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, My Reviews of Hair Products, Trialing Hair Product Combinations, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

46-minute Wash & Style Done! [Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends Mini Hair Challenge]

Greetings, all!  How are your "Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends" regimen designs coming along? Yesterday I used mostly new-to-me products to complete wash-and-style day in 46 minutes . . . including detangling! (I did not do any deep conditioning or protein treating, though.) Still: 46 minutes, y'all!  Rah, rah, rah!!! Here's what I did:… Continue reading 46-minute Wash & Style Done! [Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends Mini Hair Challenge]

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[Fun] If This Hair Journey Were a School, Would You Be a Student? Teacher? Other? And . . .

Greeings!  I hope this post finds you well! A while back someone on a hair forum created a thread entitled, "If This Hair Journey Were a School." She wrote: What kind of degree would you have? Would you be an A student, B student . . . Would you be a teacher or a student?… Continue reading [Fun] If This Hair Journey Were a School, Would You Be a Student? Teacher? Other? And . . .

Hair (general), Hair Challenge, My Hair Length Checks, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

Before Tomorrow’s Rare Salon Visit: Wash Day to Prep for My Semi-Annual Flat Iron and Trim

I only visit the hair salon once or twice a year, when it's time to get my natural hair trimmed. I've had pretty bad experiences with stylists who claim to know how to handle natural hair only to rip through my hair instead of gently detangling it. Or with stylists who are very limited in… Continue reading Before Tomorrow’s Rare Salon Visit: Wash Day to Prep for My Semi-Annual Flat Iron and Trim

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Toxicity in Black Women’s Hair Products, BSS Hair Event, and Latest Hair Product Purchases

In order to be a support, I try to always purchase my hair products from black-owned beauty supply stores or directly from the product owner/creator. Today I found myself in a non-black-owned beauty supply store. This is because yesterday Google showed me a Twitter post (or was it a Facebook or Instagram post?) announcing that… Continue reading Toxicity in Black Women’s Hair Products, BSS Hair Event, and Latest Hair Product Purchases

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The L.O.I.S. Hair Typing System: I Think I Like It, But Is It Already Clearer Than I’m Seeing?

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?