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
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
Introduction What hair do you like to wear for your crochet hair installs? Yesterday I selected which synthetic crochet hair I will wear. Additionally, I purchased a few Japanese Konjac facial sponges and created a mock Bulkapothecary.com cart (to make LavishlyNatural.com's Fenugreek Hair Smoothie). Details below. 🙂 My Chosen Synthetic Hair This Time Around I've… Continue reading [Face; Hair; Spirit/Soul] Crochet Hair, Japanese Konjac Sponge, Bulkapothecary.com, and Some Great Messages
Greetings! I hope this post finds you well! So, I'm still having challenges dealing with my post-trim hair. My hair seems to be . . . weaker? Brittler? It definitely breaks more easily, despite my applying a protein treatment a week or so ago. Also, it feels rougher. In this post I share what I've… Continue reading [Hair Health; Hairstyle; Product Combinations] Post-trim Hair Challenges Continue!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, with the recent trim I can no longer ponytail my hair. As a result, over the Thanksgiving Holiday I wore my high in a high puff. According to family members' opinions, it looks okay on me, but not as flattering as my other styles (low-hanging ponytail, elongated wash-and-go). For now… Continue reading [Hair]Post-trim Hairstyle: High Puff
This morning it took me 3 minutes to get completely presentable and ready to drive my oldest to his grandparents' so they could drop him off at school: I rolled out of bed, covered my unstarted hairstyle with my SLAP, washed my face, and put on my favorite neutral lipstick--Revlon's Iced Mocha. When I returned to… Continue reading Review: SLAP (Satin-lined Cap)
Later in this post: Greenhouse Beauty's video about the importance of stretching natural hair My Scheduled Hair Relaxer? But, Why? A few weeks ago I made an appointment at Lenoir Salons in Dallas, Texas to get my natural hair relaxed (chemically straightened). It's amazing to me that after THREE YEARS of working hard to transition… Continue reading The Importance of Easy, Stretched, Everyday Hair and Protein-Moisture Balance