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 wash my hair this weekend, but with all of the

How To | Air Dry Relaxed Hair with Soft and Smooth Results

I know when I started experimenting with air drying it shortened my wash days, but my hair always ended up dry, poofy, rough, and unmanageable, which is what keep me holding on to heat styles.  But the more I experimented with air drying, the more I was able to modify the process to get better results.  I’m not the best at air drying, but I have made major strides.  Lately

Weeks 16 & 17 of My 24 Week Relaxer Stretch | Procrastinating

These past two weeks I’ve slacking on my hair agenda.  I’ve been trying to consistently add a midweek co-wash as I get deeper into this stretch, but I’m finding it’s a lot easier to convince myself not to do it.  In addition to adding more moisture to my hair with an extra wash day each week, I want to do low manipulation styles more.  And I’ve been planning to do

First Voluminous Braid-Out on My Relaxed Hair

Wash Day. 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

Style Trial | My First Flexi Rod Set

To scratch my itch for something new, I decided to channel that energy into trying CourtneyNaturalHair’s No Heat Flexi Rod Set Tutorial (I bought some new goodies to complete the look 🙂 ).  I liked her video because her end results were more like waves as opposed to spiral curls that I’ve seen with other flexi rod tutorials.  Since it was going to be my first real attempt at this, I took

Wash Day Chronicles | Spring 2014

Even when I can’t blog, I make sure to keep up with my wash day routine.  Waist Length by December 2014 is still my goal.  So, I try not to go more than 2 weeks without squeezing in a wash day.  And because of my Use up My Stash Personal Challenge, I’ve been experimenting with various combinations of products with each wash day.  Below you’ll find what I’ve been up