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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Protective Styling, Videos

Hair Diary | My First Wig

I’ve been going back and forth in my mind for years (literally) about the idea of using a wig to protectively style.  But because of the high price tags that come with the ones that look natural, I’ve only browsed a few internet sites and imagined if I could be bold enough to rock a wig as a protective style.…

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Hairstyling, Protective Styling, Tutorials, Videos

How to Be A Successful ‘Serial Bunner’

Protective Styling has been a crucial component to my growth length retention rate.  And with the ease, cost effectiveness and low commitment of buns, they are a favorite for healthy hair journeyers, like myself.  Of course you can incorporate braids, wigs, weaves and other methods as a protectively style on your hair journey, but my personal favorite is the Bun. Benefits…

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Challenges, My Relaxed Hair, Protective Styling

DQ’d: Protective Styling Challenge (Final Update)

The Protective Styling Challenge ends on April 15th, but I already know that I’m no longer contending for a prize.  I’ve broken one of the rules several times over.  I’m not sure what happened but I completely missed the “only one heat pass” rule.  I’ve been rollersetting all through the challenge (oops!) and for the past three weeks, I blow…

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Create A Hair Regimen, Low Manipulation Styles, Protective Styling, Regimen Building, Videos

Regimen Building: Protect Your Hair

Why Protect?  The hair products that we use can only do so much to keep our hair on our head and looking healthy.  It is important that we take steps to protect our hair from unnecessary breakage.  Limiting manual breakage helps with retention, which expedites the results we see from growth.  It also ensure that our hair’s potential for fullness/thickness/volume…

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