Let me start with...I love all healthy hair. But today, I'm featuring all the Relaxed Hair YouTube Channels that I follow because sometimes it's hard to find a YouTube channel that actively (and currently) posts content geared towards their relaxed hair journey. Back in 2013 I did a video shouting out the relaxed hair channels I followed at that time, but two years later that video is very out of date. So I thought wouldn't it be great to update that attempt with a blog post listing the YouTube channels that currently feature relaxed hair care, tutorials, and their personal hair journeys. Below you will find all the lovely ladies that I follow and one of their more recent videos (listed in alphabetical order.) It's kind of long... but if you end up subscribing, let them know I sent you! :)
- My Hair
- Start Your Healthy Hair Journey
- Hair Regimen Building
- About Me
August 20, 2015
August 18, 2015
August 8, 2015
As I start to rework my current hair regimen, I thought it would be best to document the hair regimen that got me to MBL for those who are still trying to find a regimen that works for them. I went from Shoulder Length to Mid-back Length in 3 years. And even though I'm in the middle of revamping the whole thing this regimen gave me consistent hair growth. It also allowed me to maintain at Mid-back Length for over two years now. It's pretty modest as far as hair regimens go, but with consistency I saw consistent results.
First the Proof...
August 1, 2015
July 26, 2015
this and that), I feel like now (at 14 weeks) would be a good time to start keeping track of what I am doing and to start taking steps to avoid the stress that often comes. Up until this point I have been washing or cowashing my hair 1-2 times a week depending on whether there is buildup on my scalp. What products I use change, but I always do some variation of a pre-poo, cleanse/co-wash, deep condition, add a leave-in and air dry.
July 12, 2015
I'm 12 weeks post and instead of relaxing my hair I tried a braid-out. I started my wash day by deep conditioning on dry hair using Proclaim Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Conditioner for about 2 hours. As I rinsed out the conditioner, I detangled my hair in three sections under the running water with my fingers first and then with my shower comb. Then I secured each section into loose buns and massaged the As I Am Coconut CoWash into my scalp, ran it down the length of my hair and rinsed again. As my last step before hopping out the shower I did an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse: 1 part ACV, 3 parts water. This is my second time doing this and I like how smooth my hair feels after rinsing this out.
July 5, 2015
Remember that haul that I told you about? Well in the meantime in between time I've been going in on this Silk Elements Kera Minerals Smoothing Deep Conditioner from that haul. I bought it because I was looking for a deep conditioner that gave me the same or similar air dried results to what I got when I deep conditioned with Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner. And to my surprise the very first product that I auditioned as its replacement looks like it might be "the one." Find out what else I like about this deep conditioner in my video below.
July 3, 2015
...NOT! Lol, I know I shouldn't joke about things like that, especially given the number of relaxed hair blogger who have transitioned within the last year. But not me, at least not right now anyway. I will however be attempting my first ever six month stretch and I feel like I will have to embrace a transitioner's mind set/regimen in order to get through it with minimal breakage and maximum growth retention.
June 25, 2015
Protective Styling is pretty much in everyone's top 3 things that helps you to retain length. And while we all are familiar with the standard: braids, weaves, wigs and buns. If you are anything like me that's about as far as your mind goes when it comes to choosing a protective style. Well, I came across this post on Tumblr and decided to share these incredibly beautiful (and creative) protective styles pictorials. Now, yes they're all on natural hair, but there's no reason a relaxed head couldn't replicate these styles with the same level of awesomeness. Take a look at these fabulous women and their creative protective styles.