February 1, 2015

Empties Report: Part 3!

I thought I'd be done whittling down my hair product stash by now, but it's taking a bit longer than I thought it would.  I am getting closer to the end of this process.  After this report there should be just one more report left before I can share what products I'll be keeping as my staple hair products.  Until then check out my thoughts on the products above that I've finished over that past few weeks.

January 25, 2015

I'm Joining The Castor Oil Challenge!

This post is going to serve as my starting place for the Hairlicious Inc.: Castor Oil Challenge Part 9.  I will be participating at the intermediate level, which requires that I: (1)  apply castor oil to my scalp twice a week followed by a 2-5 minute scalp massage and (2) add one teaspoon of castor oil to my weekly deep conditioner.

January 22, 2015

Relaxer Update | January 2015 - Waist Length...BARELY!

Let me start out by saying that this was probably the most chaotic relaxer day process I've had in a long time.  The relaxer application went smoothly, but after that -- it was sheer chaos, lol.  (Spoiler Alert: There was a happy ending, as evidenced by the picture above).

January 16, 2015

My Relaxer: Affirm FiberGuard Sensitive Scalp Creme Relaxer

My relaxer day is right around the corner and I thought, let's talk relaxers (more specifically, my go-to relaxer).  When I started relaxing my hair myself, I knew that I wanted to use Affirm relaxer because that's what I had used for the majority of my relaxer life pre-hair journey and I was afraid of changing to something new.  But when I started researching it I realized that Affirm had more than one relaxer system out there.  And I wasn't sure whether I was using their regular formula or the FiberGuard System.  But after I read the differences between the two I knew that I'd be trying the FiberGuard System.

January 11, 2015

Daily Moisturizer: Coconut Oil, Maybe?

I'm still working on whittling down my stash of hair products, but as I use things up I like to think about the hair products I have and which ones I can do without.  And while I do love my Elasta QP Recovery Anti-Breakage Moisturizer, it is going to be one of the products that I let go. I haven't quite finished using it yet, but I've pretty much made up my mind about this product.

January 2, 2015

2015: What I'm Looking Forward To...

My Blog! One thing's for certain, I'm looking forward to blogging and vlogging on a more regular basis.  I've had to juggle a bit more these days, but I want to push myself to not let things I enjoy fall by the wayside just because there is more on my plate.  I miss blogging and vlogging, so I'm am looking forward to what's to come for 2015.

December 18, 2014

Roller Setting: Half and Half Method

Lately, I've been roller setting my hair in this half and half method and I like it a lot.  Below you'll find a pictorial on how I set my hair.  This method may or may not be easier than the traditional mohawk method.  But if you're having issues with the mohawk method, I would definitely give this a try.

December 11, 2014

This Postpartum Shedding is Too Real.

I had all these plans for how I was going to conquer postpartum shedding -- tea rinses (black and green), prenatal vitamins, low manipulation styles, no heat... nothing has worked.  It's hard to not be worried about where my hair will be once this shedding finally levels off because my hair falls out all the time and everywhere.  Most of the "research" I've done says that I just have to let it run its course, but I'm continuing to do all of the above (and thinking about adding garlic to my deep conditioner or hot oil treatment too) -- it certainly couldn't hurt.

October 15, 2014

Relaxer Update | October 2014

I relaxed my hair at almost 13 weeks post relaxer using Affirm Fiberguard Relaxer (No-Lye).  And despite the slackness that went on with my hair over the last few weeks of this relaxer stretch, everything went well.  I did not do an official length check or flat iron with my hair, but if you watch the video, I do pull my hair down to show you where it is currently.  An official length check will be coming at the end of the year, where I hope to be able to claim waist length hair.  

October 5, 2014

Hair Update | October 2014

There's no doubt that my priorities have shifted since having a tiny human to take care of.  These past few weeks, I have not been following my current hair regimen.  Instead of my typical, pre-poo, shampoo, deep condition routine, I've been haphazardly co-washing my hair when I could find the time and moisturizing when I could not.  And as much as I want to believe that doing that was enough, it really hasn't been.  My hair has been looking and feeling rough for a while now, lol.  Once I realized that I had allowed a full month of this foolishness to go on, I became determined to find the time to do a full wash day.  
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