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 forward to working with my hair again, but first let

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 also been why I haven’t done these long term protective

Trying Something New | French Bouffant Rollers

I bought these french bouffant rollers a while ago, like before my relaxer six months ago. And can you believe I completely forgot I had them?  Can you say product junkie?  They were the whole reason that I came up with the idea to do a product haul back in July and I forgot to even include them in there, lol.  But I rediscovered them in my hair care storage bin when I

I Switched My (Protective) Style Up

One thing about me and my hair journey is that I am pretty consistent with what I do.  And one of my main constants is protective styling with a bun.  Before this summer, I was sure that I would be a bun wearer for life.  But things changed abruptly after experimenting with a new protective style.  I’m not even sure what prompted me to try this flat twisted halo hairstyle, but

Straight Hair from 3 inch Magnetic Rollers

I have been all about this flat twisted protective style lately, which has been such an easy way to get through wash day in less than an hour.  I’ve been DCing or cowashing twice a week and retwisting my damp hair (Products I’ve been using: As I Am Coconut Cowash, Chi Infra Treatment, Biolage Detangling Solution or KeraMinerals Smoothing Conditioner).   But I know I can’t go on for too long without

indirect heat and soft curls

This weekend was a blast from the past.  I went to my college reunion, which was so much fun.  I forgot how amazing my classmates were and years later they are even more so.  It was such a great time reconnecting with everyone.  And in preparation for the weekend of fun, I decided to go with a roller set because it gets my hair straight using only indirect heat plus it’s another

flexi rod set fancyflairlady.

Last week I mentioned having a few low manipulation styles in your back pocket to get you through a long relaxer stretch.  And this one was an instant fave from the first time I tried it.  Flexi rods sets are quick, easy and a cute hair styling option.  Last weekend, I styled my hair with flexi rods after deep conditioning my ends with Chi Infra Treatment and co washing with As