Monday, August 11

Vacationing with the Fro- Pt. 3

Hey Y'all!!! Hope everyone is doing fabulous!!

I recently went on a trip and wanted to show y'all how I styled my hair each day.

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Let's start with the night looks. 
Because I knew I would be dancing a lot, I knew that I wanted my hair up and out of the way. 

Monday, July 21

Listening to My Hair

Guess who's back in twists??
 
You guessed it, Me! haha.

Okay, so I have been wearing my hair out for a little over a month now and I felt like it needed a break.
Last week, I wore my hair in a different style every single day. Because I get bored easily, I needed that kind of change. In my mind it ended up being a little too much manipulation so it was time to do a protective style for a week or 2.  My hair also felt a little dry and twists retain a lot more moisture than my loose hair.

Weekend Hair

Monday, July 14

Shrinkage and Minimizing Tangles



I personally don't like the stretched hair look(on myself). I tend to wear my hair in it's shrunken state and have learned a few ways to minimize tangles.

1.) Remove Shed Hair Often- Shed hair causes tangles so I try to get rid of them daily. I typically do so at night when I'm setting my hair. I just gently finger comb and pull out any shed hair I see/feel. My hair is typically well moisturized while doing this to avoid any breakage.

Monday, July 7

So Far, So Good

As you (may) know, I have decided to wear my hair loose for the Summer. Because I primarily wore my hair in twists/braids for the last three years, I was afraid I would experience breakage or spend too much time on my hair in the AM. Neither of those issues have came up.
I do the L.O.C moisturizing method(Water/AVJ, Shea-butter mix or Coconut Oil, Shea Moisture CES) about twice a week and my hair stays very moisturized. At night, I either put my hair in 6 bantu-knots or 6 twists to keep it semi-stretched. In the morning, if I need to, I will lightly moisturize and seal.  It is actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. I spend 10-15 minutes total(AM &PM) on my hair daily.

My hair styling is simple. Here are a few ways I have been wearing it. Hopefully, with time, I will become more creative when it comes to styling loose hair.


 

Thursday, June 26

Summer Hair Regimen and Challenges

 Not much is changing for my Summer hair care, but I thought I would still document for future reference. So in case y'all are wondering, here is my Summer hair regimen.

Weekly

  • Deep condition on dry hair overnight- Currently using Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque and Olive Oil
  • Shampoo(in twists)- Using Shea Moisture- Moisture Retention Shampoo
  • Add Leave-ins(take the twists out)- AVJ Mix and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Seal with Coconut Oil
  • Finger detangle
  • Braid, twist or band when air-drying

Wednesday, June 25

Then and Now- Shrunken Fro Comparison

My hair DOES NOT grow the "average" 1/2" per month, but I'm still glad to see that It grows. As you can see it isn't that MUCH of a difference, but hey progress is progress.
I plan to wear my hair loose(aka no protective styles) for the remainder of the summer. I hope that I still see progress and that I don't have any set-backs. So far, I haven't had any issues. I'm enjoying my hair and I guess that's what matters most.
 
 
This is my shrunken fro back in October 2013