Monday, June 9

Hair Update- Picture Heavy

Hey Hey Hey!! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!
I just wanted to come by and give a quick update on my hair.

  • In the last month or so, I have been wearing my hair out a lot. I now keep my braids/twists in for only a few days out of the week opposed to the 1-2 weeks I used to do. I just want to enjoy my loose hair as much as possible.
  • I  did a Henna treatment last weekend. This time around I mixed it with coconut milk and my hair felt awesome afterwards. Coconut milk helps the henna rinse out so easily too. It's definitely a keeper in my henna mixes going forward.
  • I had to cut off about an inch off the back of my hair. It's growing so much faster than the rest of my hair and it has a looser texture, so it looked awkward and mullet like.
  • I have been really tempted to blow-out my hair, but because it's getting hot out, I will hold off until the Fall
  • I have been rocking a fro lately and I am loving it. I usually keep it shrunken, but will experiment with stretched out fros in the future.
  • My edges seem to be thinning and I don't know what's causing it. I also noticed a dime sized bald spot today in the front of my hair on the right. To say I'm devastated is an understatement. I plan on going to the Dr. to make sure I'm okay physically/internally. If so, I will be using an oil mix and scalp massages to help regrow it.
On to the pics:

 
 
The Ponytail 

 
 Puff with a braid
 
Regular Ol' puff

 
Chunky Twists pinned up



 
 
Smaller twists with cornrows on the side- Sadly I only kept this in for 4 days even though it took like 2 hours to do. Sticking to chunky 20 minute twists/braids going forward. 
 
 My Hair after taking out those twists.
 
Chunky twist out which was fluffed out to the max
 
Shrunken Fro
 
Later that night
 
 The signature puff- perfect for hot days
 
 
Now that it's getting hot out, the puff will be in full effect.
What's your go-to Summer hair-style?

6 comments:

  1. I have the same mullet issues and also cut the back of my hair. I hated to see the length go but it looked 1000% better. My summer go to style are twist updos and puffs.

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    1. Good to know it's not just me. I bet it does look 100% better.
      Thanks for sharing. Gotta love twist updos and puffs!

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  2. The back of my hair is a mystery. Like yours it grows faster than the rest, and its completely different texture. Its more 2-3 type. Its makes it really weird when i'm doing twist, because it is looser.

    I have the same issues with my edges. I started noticing in changes in my edges while i was relaxing. It was one of my reasons for growing out my hair too, but it only got thinner while i was transitioning. I use to stretch my relaxers, so i couldn't blame it on that. And now that i'm completely natural, a year to be exact, i have no idea.

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    1. Looks like we're in the same boat. I'm able to conceal the back of my hair pretty well in stretched styles and have to scrunch it more when doing fros. A puff comes in handy too because you wouldn't be able to tell.

      I'll let you know if I figure out a way to repair these edges.

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  3. Hi Ms. D. I really like your post. As for your edges, do you use a brush to pull your hair back in a bun. I know brushes pull the front of hair out. Your edges are fragile and any tight pull will damage them. Like you said, it might be something else; internal maybe.

    How exactly do you mix the henna with the coconut milk?

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    1. Hi Tee! Thank you :-)

      I don't use brushes, I actually use my fingers to slick my hair back then tie the front down with a scarf. Just doing that could be it too. Thanks for the advice!

      To mix the henna and coconut milk; I just mix 100g of henna with a can of coconut milk and add about 1 tspn of olive oil. I then immediately apply it to my hair. Simple and quick. I don't henna for color, but the color still releases.
      Thanks for commenting!

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