My Reviews of Hair Products, My Reviews of Hair Tools and Equipment, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

Present Hair Product and Tool Raves

I've been searching for staple and holy grail natural hair products for years, and I have to admit that sometimes I've been premature in my assessment. I've been too quick to declare "I'm done! I've found my staples. I won't be trialing anything else. I won't be changing up my techniques or regimen or products."… Continue reading Present Hair Product and Tool Raves

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Hair (general), Hair Challenge, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, My Reviews of Hair Products, Trialing Hair Product Combinations, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

46-minute Wash & Style Done! [Reclaiming My Time, Reducing My Split Ends Mini Hair Challenge]

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]

Hair (general), Hair Challenge, My Hair Length Checks, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

Before Tomorrow’s Rare Salon Visit: Wash Day to Prep for My Semi-Annual Flat Iron and Trim

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

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

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, 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

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

[Hair] 2016 Year in Review Revisited, Revised (LHCF Thread)

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)

Diet, Fitness Challenge, Hair Challenge, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

[Hair; Diet] Still Trying to Remedy This New Rough-Hair Feeling: ACV Rinse and Using Jakeala and Soultanicals Products

Phew! Challenging hair weekend! On the other hand, food/eating has been awesome. Pictures to go along with the details below are above in the slideshow. The Issue Ever since the salon trim in November, my hair has felt super rough, like it's made of something different than it was before. I have DC'd, done protein… Continue reading [Hair; Diet] Still Trying to Remedy This New Rough-Hair Feeling: ACV Rinse and Using Jakeala and Soultanicals Products