Hairstyling, My Natural Hair, Wash Day

Wash Day | Styling My TWA

After last week’s finger coils fail, I attempted it once again this past weekend. And it was another hot mess.  I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or the products I’m using aren’t working well with it.  But regardless of the reason why I can’t get it together, I’ll be leaving ‘full out’ finger coils alone for a while.…

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My Relaxed Hair, Protective Styling

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 my hair journey.  I’m looking…

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Hairstyling, Protective Styling

Box Braids: I Did Them Myself!

I’ve always talked about long term protective styles, but I haven’t actually done one since starting my hair journey.  A major element to my personal journey is that I do my hair myself.  Taking control of my hair, learning to be self sufficient, and doing things on my own terms is what makes this exciting for me.  But being d.i.y. has…

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Air Drying, Wash Day

Back to Air Drying

1 week post relaxer wash day

One week after relaxing, blow drying and flat ironing my hair, I’m back to my air dry routine.  Even though there’s a big part of me that wants to go back to straight hair, I know it’s best to continue with my current (low heat – low manipulation) hair regimen if I want to claim waist length this year.  I planned to…

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