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
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 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!
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
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
Below are my second-pass responses to the questions in the Longhaircareforum.com thread "Hair Plans for 2017 "What Did You Learn in 2016." What did you learn about your hair this year? Too much to list, but some of the major things are that: MOISTURIZING: I learned that my hair can get and stay moisturized: The… Continue reading [Hair] 2016 Year in Review Revisited, Revised (LHCF Thread)
Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. I've been trying to write and finish a post discussing a new recipe, my breaking of a major "hair rule," etc. But my photos won't upload, though! So in the meanwhile, I've decided to think through and document my answers to questions posed in a new LongHairCareForum.com… Continue reading [Hair] LHCF’s Year In Review Thread
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