Thinning Ends

How I Cut My Hair

How I Cut My Hair: The time finally came to cut my hair! I was anxious about losing the length but I was also so happy to no longer have to deal with thinner ends.  I recorded the whole hair cutting experience and I think that I did a pretty good job.  The “How I Cut My Hair” video is above and some more pictures are down below.  (And if you

Why Haven't I Reached My Hair Goals?

I’ve been obsessing on and on about my ends.  I’m not sure what I should or shouldn’t be doing with them over this stretch, but I feel as if I’ve tried everything since my first set back in 2013.  And yet, in 2015 I am still not satisfied with the ends of my hair and can’t seem to get them under control.  With all the things I’ve learned about hair

Relaxer Update | April 2014

  This stretch lasted 11 weeks and 5 days.  And you’ll remember from my last post, I spent most of this stretch doing the bare minimum for my hair, so I went into this relaxer day not expecting much retention.  I just wanted my hair to come out on the other end looking just as healthy as it was the last time I straightened it.  I also wanted to get

My New Regimen.

With my last  relaxer my ends were in bad shape (again!).  At that point, it was clear to me that I had to re-group and modify my regimen to address this recurring issue.  I did some online research, read some blogs, and asked you guys for advice.  Once I gathered all the information I could on the matter, I began to formulate ideas of what I wanted to do with my regimen.

Relaxer Update (Nov. '13) | Tweaking My Regimen

My most recent relaxer stretch ended last week and it was 16 weeks and 5 days of a lot of tender love and care.  I continued with my no heat regimen.  Most of my wash days were supported by ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo, Darcy’s Botanical Pumpkin Seed Conditioner (or L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm) and Darcey’s Botanical Lemongrass Transitioning Creme.  I moisturized my ends through out the weeks

Hair Update: 15 weeks post relaxer and my ends are thinning again. :(

When you’re on your relaxer stretch, I think there’s this sweet spot where you are so content with the way that your previously relaxed hair and your new growth are working together.  The sun is shinning, the breeze is blowing and your wash days go by with out a hitch and you begin to think, “Wow, this relax stretch is a breeze.  I think I might wait until [insert some