So . . . before I figured out how to stretch my wash and go, I had decided to try to fashion my own DIY “elongators.” CWK’s “elongtors” productIt seems like the company CWK that used to produce the “elongators” is no longer selling them. On the product page here and here, the product has been listed as… Continue reading My (Planned) DIY Wash-and-Go “Elongator” Barrettes
DevaCurl has created a product that supposedly TRULY elongates and defines Type 4 hair. I know what you’re thinking: “I’ve heard it all before, Yvette! These products keep promising all this stuff, but none of these products actually help reduce shrinkage!!!” I feel ya! The product will be available around August 8th or 9th, if… Continue reading New Product: DevaCurl Super Stretch Coconut Curl Elongator
Hi, all! I have a few wonderful and very useful updates regarding the "de-bulking my wash and go" series. Aside: I do realize that I have TWO blog series going on at once: (1) the "de-bulking my wash and go" series and (2) the "reclaiming my time, reducing my split ends" series. Lol! My apologies!… Continue reading [Series] Mission Possible: De-bulking My Wash and Go | Complete, Replicable Success and 5 Related Updates
Having the ability to flat twist your own hair is invaluable! I couldn't do it at all . . . until I found four AMAZINGLY clear, easy-to-follow YouTube tutorials to mimic over and over until I got it! 😀 Here is a link to the 4 flat twist tutorials collected into one playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCH_VDkHMoRAbLfzfiVPtcQxOsZE2CvGm. Below… Continue reading 4 Best Flat Twist Tutorials on Earth! (Well, That I Have Found on YouTube)
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]
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 . . .
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
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
I wonder about the construction of these hair typing systems, and 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 headache-inducing. I'm sawwy. 🙂 But if you are so inclined to think about clarity and… Continue reading The L.O.I.S. Hair Typing System: I Think I Like It, But Does It Have Fuzzy Categories?