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
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!
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
In this post, I discuss the "new" fermented rice water trend and share my initial impression of the RoyalHerbalOrganics fermented rice water bundle from Etsy.com. Please click the post title to read the full post. Blessings!