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Relaxer Prep at 25 Weeks Post Relaxer

After hiding from my hair for the past few months, it was finally time to give my hair a lot of attention.  If you remember, I was dealing with so much post partum shedding that it made wash days depressing.  I pretty much lost ALL my edges.  In November, I installed box braids. But because

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design essentials for relaxed hair

Last year, I randomly decided I wanted to try a hair regimen that contained all one brand.  And even though I had never tried Design Essentials before, the fact that a few of their products were specifically geared to relaxed hair made me choose this line. (And for the record, this post is not sponsored

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Sliding in real quick...

I did not mean to just drop away like that.  But it got to a point where I was either going to be half-hearted with my posts/content or I’d have to take a break.  I opted for the latter.  And even though I’m not quite ready to come back full time, I had a moment

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Wash Day at 6 Weeks Post Relaxer

I pretty clearly underestimated how busy I would be trying to sell one house and purchase another.  But I’m here trying to keep up my hair regimen as well as keep you guys updated on my hair at the very least.  This week I’m 6 weeks post relaxer and the plan was to do another hard protein

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Reviewing Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Masque ...What's Next?

It’s time for a product review! I’ve been using Shea Moisture Intense Hydration Hair Masque from their Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil line for several weeks.  I bought it almost 3 months ago and it’s been in my weekly deep conditioning rotation ever since.  I’ve been able to compare and contrast its results with other products in my stash,

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Relaxer Update | February 2017

I ended my relaxer stretch at 22 weeks and you already know that I cut my hair.  For this update, I really just want to share my plans for my hair as I continue with these long term stretches.  It feels sort of like a new beginning for me and so I want to take

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How I Cut My Hair

How I Cut My Hair: The time finally came to cut my hair! I was anxious about losing the length but I was also so happy to no longer have to deal with thinner ends.  I recorded the whole hair cutting experience and I think that I did a pretty good job.  The “How I

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Removing My Braids & Preparing For Relaxer Day

After six weeks, I was ready to remove my box braids for a full wash day. I loved having these box braids and plan on installing them again in May.  The hair kept up so well.  There was no fraying or frizzing, which I do attribute to the hair that I chose to use (X-pression 100%

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January Favorites | Hair & Acne Care Edition

It’s the end of the month and the perfect time to run down some of my January favorites.  Some of these favorites won’t surprise you, but some of them are new products.  It’s mostly hair care products (of course) but the last item is a skin care product that literally turned my skin around.  I went

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My Experience With Box Braids

I’m taking my box braids out next week! And as I make plans for my real hair, I can’t help but reflect on my experience with box braids as a long term protective style.  When I take them out, they will have been in for 6 weeks! And that is definitely the longest protective style I’ve done since starting