Hair Challenge, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques

I Completed Wash & Style Day in 90 Minutes!!! [Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends Mini Hair Challenge]

Greetings! The "Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends" Mini Hair Challenge officially started on June 15th. How are your regimen designs coming along? I have EXCELLENT news! I did it! I started and completed wash day in 90 minutes! I was shocked! Here's how I did it: Starting on an old flexirod set, I… Continue reading I Completed Wash & Style Day in 90 Minutes!!! [Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends Mini Hair Challenge]

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

[Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends Mini Hair Challenge] What Is Your New, Reasonable Yet Quite Concise Wash Day Duration Goal?

Greetings! This post is for those who will be participating in the "Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends" Mini Hair Challenge which is discussed in detail at this post : https://blossomingfitnatural.com/2018/06/01/the-reclaiming-my-time-reducing-my-split-ends-hair-challenge-2018/. The challenge starts on June 15, 2018. Challenge participants, hi! Please use the comments section of this post to answer the following questions: How long… Continue reading [Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends Mini Hair Challenge] What Is Your New, Reasonable Yet Quite Concise Wash Day Duration Goal?

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, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

[Series] Mission Possible: De-bulking My Wash and Go | Attempt #1

As I explained in a previous post, I'm on a mission to de-bulk my wash and go, and I will be documenting my attempts and the results in a series of blog posts. This post documents attempt #1 which started out with some issues that I tried to turn around. The Desired Results (Pictures) These… Continue reading [Series] Mission Possible: De-bulking My Wash and Go | Attempt #1

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

Hair Challenge, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques

Hair Gains #5 and #6: Shorter Wash Day; Reduced Tangles and Single Strand Knots

We've all seen the memes:   Yes, wash day can be involved. If I want to shorten wash day and reduce tangles and single strand knots (SSKs), the following tactics help tremendously. TACTIC #0: Don't Allow the Hair To Tangle in the First Place Wash day gets VERY long if my hair contains lots of… Continue reading Hair Gains #5 and #6: Shorter Wash Day; Reduced Tangles and Single Strand Knots

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

My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, My Staple Hair Care Supplies: Update, My Staple Hair Products: Update 

Update, Part 1: 2017 1st Quarter Product Discoveries!

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!

Hair Challenge, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, My Staple Hair Products: Update , Trialing Hair Product Combinations, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

Trial April 2017 Hair Care Regimen: New Styles, New Products

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