Hair Challenge, Role Models and Inspiration

Hair Study: I’ve Joined Abena’s (EmbraceNaturalBeauty) Hair Study

Greetings! I've got news! I've joined Abena's Hair Study. I'm so excited! Abena is a holistic trichologist, licensed cosmetologist, and an advanced DevaChan stylist. She has her own successful hair salon in New York which receives rave reviews on styleseat. Abena produces the YouTube channel EmbraceNaturalBeauty. She also produces great perisocopes and maintains a wonderful… Continue reading Hair Study: I’ve Joined Abena’s (EmbraceNaturalBeauty) Hair Study

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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

Diet, Drinks, Fitness Challenge, My Reviews of Food and Recipes

[Diet/Food/Health] A Lovely, Convenient Breakfast: Paleo-Compliant Maximum Vibrance Smoothie

For 2017, I've decided to follow the Paleo eating plan instead of trying to follow a hybrid Paleo / Abs Diet eating plan. My aim is to largely have smoothies for breakfast. I found a Paleo-compliant smoothie here that looks great: http://greensuperfoods.us/savory-sweet-maximus/. I will try this very soon and give you my review. 😀 Ingredients: … Continue reading [Diet/Food/Health] A Lovely, Convenient Breakfast: Paleo-Compliant Maximum Vibrance Smoothie

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

My First African Threading

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

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, Uncategorized

[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

Hair Challenge, Trialing Hair Product Combinations, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

[Hair] Received: Black Friday Hair Product Haul from Jakeala on Etsy.com

My Black Friday hair product haul, which I ordered from Jakeala on Etsy.com, arrived today! These are the Jakeala products I ordered (slideshow commences and photos enlarges upon click): The cowash bar smells divine!!! Best hair product I've ever smelled!!! The Peach Hair Milk is right behind it. Smells WONDERFUL! I have yet to open… Continue reading [Hair] Received: Black Friday Hair Product Haul from Jakeala on Etsy.com

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

[Hair] LHCF’s Year In Review 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