Hair (general), Hair Challenge, My Staple Hair Care Supplies: Update, My Staple Hair Products: Update , Trialing Hair Product Combinations

My Personal 2019 “Low Buy” Rules [Hair]

Greetings! I'm preparing for my annual, end-of-the-year extended holiday. In doing so, I just put my hand on EVERY PRODUCT AND TOOL that I still have since I went natural in 2014. That's everything purchased over about a 5-year span that I still have, and I hardly ever throw anything away. You guys! Even though… Continue reading My Personal 2019 “Low Buy” Rules [Hair]

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

My 1st Bentonite Clay Hair and Face Mask: Amazeballs!!!

I wasn't planning on blogging about this, but yesterday I made my first ever bentonite clay mask and applied it to both my hair and my face. You guys! HOW have I been sleeping on bentonite clay masks?!?? That thing was all-around AMAZEBALLS!  I know what you're thinking: "Was it, Yvette, was it really 'amazeballs?'… Continue reading My 1st Bentonite Clay Hair and Face Mask: Amazeballs!!!

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

Did I Meet My 2018 Hair Goals?

Greetings!  Earlier this year I created a thread at the hair forum to which I belonged. The thread was entitled "2018 Hair Goals." In the thread-starting post, I posted the prompt "What are your hair-related goals for this upcoming year?" along with a list of different types of hair-related goals that folks might have. Here… Continue reading Did I Meet My 2018 Hair Goals?

Hair (general), Hairstyles, My Reviews of Hair Products, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

[Hair Setback] The Reason, the Recovery, the BOMB BRIST OUT

So What Happened?!?? A few posts back, I blogged -- no RAVED -- about my results from having transformed a failed wash and go into a twist out. Well, as the days of my wearing the twist out wore on, my hair started to feel more and more dried out. It finally go to the… Continue reading [Hair Setback] The Reason, the Recovery, the BOMB BRIST OUT

Hairstyles, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

OMG, My Twist Out!

You guys, I don't think I have EVER felt my natural hair the way I've been feeling it this week!!! And everywhere I go, I have been getting exuberant compliments and huge, positive reactions -- even congratulatory reactions -- to my hair.  What's the DIFFERENCE, you ask? I don't know, you guys! It's SOMETHING about… Continue reading OMG, My Twist Out!

Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, My Staple Hair Products: Update , Trialing Hair Product Combinations

Update: Career; Hair Product Staples

Greetings! It's been a loooooong time since I've posted any sort of update. I hope you and yours have been well in the interim. Career I've been concentrating a lot on my tutoring business. Word of mouth has brought me new clients, and it's been good and exciting! Each of my clients is doing very,… Continue reading Update: Career; Hair Product Staples

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

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