Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, My Reviews of Hair Tools and Equipment

My (Planned) DIY Wash-and-Go “Elongator” Barrettes

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

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Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Hairstyles

4 Best Flat Twist Tutorials on Earth! (Well, That I Have Found on YouTube)

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)

Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, My Hair Length Checks, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

Length Check, Trim, and a New-to-me Salon

In my previous post, I discussed how I prepped for my semi-annual salon visit, and I mentioned that I would share the name of the new-to-me salon that I would be visiting. Well, yesterday I visited the salon and received services there, and it went swimmingly! Below I share length check photos from the visit,… Continue reading Length Check, Trim, and a New-to-me Salon

Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, My Staple Hair Care Supplies: Update, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

[Series] Mission Possible: De-bulking My Wash and Go | Attempt #2

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, aunties, surrogate mothers . . . to  ALL those in the role of mother whether a birth mother or not! Our beautifully imperfect work as mothers is invaluable, and I hope you know it! Continuing with my hair de-bulking mission, I completed attempt #2 at debulking my wash and go this… Continue reading [Series] Mission Possible: De-bulking My Wash and Go | Attempt #2

Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

[Series] Mission Possible: Endeavoring to De-bulk My Natural Hair Wash and Go

Alright, family, I'm on a mission. A hair mission. I am going to find a way to get a de-bulked wash and go on my natural, dense, cottony hair. I know it's possible: I achieved it before, which is the reason I was able to create the post "Hair Gain #2: My Wash and Go… Continue reading [Series] Mission Possible: Endeavoring to De-bulk My Natural Hair Wash and Go

Hairstyles, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

Did It Work? Combining the Wash and Go Methods of Naptural85, Mahogany Curls, and Anthony Dickey

To yield my best wash and go results, I typically shingle my dense, fine, 4a, natural hair at the sink. I recently, however, decided to try a wash and go in the shower. Why try to fix what isn't broke, you ask? I know, I know. Well, a fellow natural mentioned that by using the… Continue reading Did It Work? Combining the Wash and Go Methods of Naptural85, Mahogany Curls, and Anthony Dickey

Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

Hair Gain #3: My Two-strand Twist Out MASTERED! The Process, the Tools, the Products

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

Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques

Hair Gain #2: My Wash and Go 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

Hairstyles, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

My First African Threading

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

Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, Spirit

[Face; Hair; Spirit/Soul] Crochet Hair, Japanese Konjac Sponge, Bulkapothecary.com, and Some Great Messages

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