Monday, April 13

I'm Still Here

Hey my lovely people!!! Long time, no see. How are you? I hope you all are doing fabulous!!!
I wanted to drop in and give an update on my hair. Although it's been FOREVER,  it will be brief since not much is going on with my hair.

  • My hair is doing well for the most part.
  • I trimmed it a few times since my last post, but I didn't trim much. Probably about 1 inch all around in total
  • I did a Henna and Indigo treatment, after not doing one since last March. My hair felt great afterwards
  • I have developed a dime sized bald spot(noticed it on 3.4.15) on my right temple area. This feels like Deja Vu. Looking back at my posts, I had the same issue this time last year. And looking back at pics, that area has always been a little thin. I have an appointment coming up with the Dr. But in the mean time, I have been applying a mix of Emu, Olive, Rosemary, Lavender and Castor oil with a teaspoon of MSM(sulfur powder) day and night. I  also recently purchased Onion Oil to see if that will help some. I will do a separate post on that soon.
  • I have also reduced the amount of puffs I wear and try to reduce tension around my hairline
  • I have ALSO increased my water intake and started working out again(it's been a while). Yes, I'm not going to lie it all started with the bald spot. I was trying to do any and everything to get it to grow back fast. But it's now a lifestyle change..hopefully.
  • I haven't straightened my hair in over 3 years. I may one day, just not sure when.
  • The back of my hair grows ridiculously faster than the rest of my hair and it's annoying. I just wish the rest of my hair would catch up. Luckily I have figured out ways to conceal it
  • I am officially 2 years natural and 3 yrs 5 months post relaxer
  • I still wear twists for at least 2-3 weeks out of a month
  • My shrinkage is crazy. Even in braidouts, my hair shrinks like 65%

On to the pics.

Experimenting with braid-outs

Monday, December 1

Hair Update

Hey Y'all!!! How are you? Hope everyone is doing wonderful!
I know, it's been a lonngggg time. I think this is the longest I've been away and I hope to never go that long again.
Anyway, just wanted to come by and give a brief update on my hair.
There hasn't been any changes in my regimen. It's been pretty consistent. I am using Shea-butter a lot more now though. I'm pretty much over commercial hair products and Shea-butter has been working perfectly fine for me for all these years. I wash/deep condition weekly and still only finger detangle.

 I wore my hair in twists(large and small) for about a month.  I will never do small(not quite mini) twists again. They took 5 hours to install and like 2 to remove. 

 I wore my hair in the signature puff amongst other puff styles. 

I just tried to switch it up a little. 

How's your hair doing? Any changes for the Winter?

Moisture is my BFF this Winter. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Friday, October 10

Same Ol'

Hey Hey Hey!!! Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week!
Just wanted to pop in and give a brief update on my hair.
I haven't been doing much since I removed the twists. Just bunning, twists(with my own hair) and puffs.
I still wash/deep condition weekly and moisturize/seal 5-6 times a week. Now after washing, I blow-dry my hair while in twists or braids(whichever way I set my hair) because I don't want to sleep with wet hair.
I decided to hold-off on the poetic justice braids. I think I will do those once it gets really cold out. So for now, I am just enjoying my loose(well sometimes) hair.
Here are a few ways I have been rocking my hair.

The Signature Puff 
The Signature Twists

Friday, September 26

Hello There!

How I mainly wore the twists 

Hey hey hey! Hope you ALL are doing well!
Just wanted to say hello and give a brief update on my hair.

I took the twists out. I had them in for almost 4 weeks and it was time for them to go. They started to look raggedy and I did not feel like re-doing some. So, I took them out last night. All went well until I realized I cut my real hair in the back(insert sad and shocked face here) when cutting the ends of the twists. I had no idea my hair was that long. Instead of crying, I took it as a blessing in disguise.

Monday, September 1

Protective Style- Marley Twists

Hey Y'all!!! Hope you're doing fabulous!

I have been wearing my hair out all Summer and I needed a change. At the spur of the moment, on Saturday AM, I decided to put some twists in my hair. I ended up starting them at 4pm and finished at 9:30pm. I was surprised how fast I did them(compared to the 8hrs in the past), but I was determined to finish and enjoy my evening.

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.

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.