Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, Measuring Progress, My Hair Length Checks, The 5-Year Challenge, Updates

Hair Goal Status: DIY Length Check and Silk Press during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. A couple of days ago the boys spent the night away from the house, and hubby decided that that would be a GREAT time for me to straighten my hair and see how much of it I had now. I was a little reluctant: I hadn't had… Continue reading Hair Goal Status: DIY Length Check and Silk Press during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 Update: Helpful Shares, Health, Spiritual Reads, and Hair

Greetings! I hope this post finds you and yours well! ❤ It's been awhile since I posted. Since my last post, boy has much transpired. The world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the United States is dealing with the tragedy and after effects of the race-related deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, George… Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Helpful Shares, Health, Spiritual Reads, and Hair

Hair (general), Hair Challenge, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, My Reviews of Hair Tools and Equipment, My Staple Hair Care Supplies: Update, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

[Hair] 2019 Favorites: The 1 Best New Thing I Tried This Year (Part 1 of 5)

Did you gain any NEW-TO-YOU hair-related favorites this year? Any . . . . . . favorite tools and accessories? . . . favorite techniques?. . . favorite products? . . . favorite product COMBINATIONS? Please share your 2019 favorites in the comments. I'd love to learn about them. 😀 I myself tried quite a… Continue reading [Hair] 2019 Favorites: The 1 Best New Thing I Tried This Year (Part 1 of 5)

Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, Trialing Hair Product Combinations, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen

The Stylist’s Wash-and-Go versus My Wash-and-Go

For my last salon visit, the stylist asked me to detox my hair. Specifically, she wanted me to stop using oils and butters and unnatural gels and to wash my hair with Kinky Curly Come Clean. I was to do this for the few weeks leading up to my visit with her at the salon.… Continue reading The Stylist’s Wash-and-Go versus My Wash-and-Go

Career, Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Informational Resources, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques, My Reviews of Hair Tools and Equipment, Spirit, Tweaks toward Nailing My Regimen, Working in My Current Field

Update: Spirit, Career, Hair

Hi, all! I started a new job, and I have just NOT been able to post. I love the job (teaching math online), but between doing it, seeing my in-person math students, and running the house . . . I'm running! Also, hubby and I have been attending a new class on Tuesdays. It is… Continue reading Update: Spirit, Career, Hair

Hair (general), Hair Challenge

[FREE MS WORD FORM] PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT HAIR SALON VISIT; AVOIDING A TRAGIC VISIT

Note: This post includes a free, editable MS Word form/download: https://blossomingfitnatural.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/form-preparing-for-my-next-salon-visit-1.docx Greetings! How are you? I hope this post finds you and yours well. 🙂 Before my visit last week to a new-to-me stylist and salon, I was feeling nervous about my upcoming hair-shaping appointment. My feelings ramped up a bit when one of my… Continue reading [FREE MS WORD FORM] PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT HAIR SALON VISIT; AVOIDING A TRAGIC VISIT

Hair (general), Hair Challenge, My Evolving Hair Care and Styling Techniques

[ALove4Me EHGC] Defining the What, Why, and How of Prepooing to Set Yourself Up for a Breezy Wash-and-Style Day

Table of Contents IntroductionWhat Exactly Is Prepooing?Why Do People Prepoo? (Is Hygral Fatigue Real, Though???)Why and How I PrepooProducts and Tools I Use for PrepooingSteps to My Prepoo MethodThe Oft-forgotten Component: Managing Subliminal Messages and Emotions about "SHOULD's" on Wash-and-Style DayClosing Introduction This week Achia, host of the ALove4Me Extreme Hair Growth Challenge, shared why… Continue reading [ALove4Me EHGC] Defining the What, Why, and How of Prepooing to Set Yourself Up for a Breezy Wash-and-Style Day

Emotions and Thought Life, Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Role Models and Inspiration

[ALove4Me EHGC] Assignment #2: Visualize the Goal

Achia, host of the ALove4Me Extreme Hair Growth Challenge (which runs from May 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019), sent participants assignment #2 (please see below). I thought the assignment was different, unique, and actually pretty effective! I enjoyed completing it, and honestly every time I look at the goal hair that I drew, I… Continue reading [ALove4Me EHGC] Assignment #2: Visualize the Goal

Hair (general), Hair Challenge, Hairstyles, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

[ALove4Me EHGC] Wash-and-Style Day #1 in Photos: Trying out the Regimen!

Post summary: The regimen was doable! My twist out looked decent given that I wasn't "able" to use a cream or butter (I explain why later in this post). However . . . . . . I had to wash out the twist out within a few hours (explanation below). I wore a wig when… Continue reading [ALove4Me EHGC] Wash-and-Style Day #1 in Photos: Trying out the Regimen!

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

[ALove4Me Extreme Hair Growth Challenge] My Planned Regimen

Greetings! Thanks so much for visiting this blog! Below I go into great detail about the regimen steps, products, and tools I've chosen in order to participate in the ALove4Me Extreme Hair Growth Challenge. The reason I thought so deeply about this: As I discussed in the previous post, I might be losing a significant… Continue reading [ALove4Me Extreme Hair Growth Challenge] My Planned Regimen