Length Checks

How To: Self Trim (slight U shape) Part 2

I washed, deep conditioned, blow dried, flat ironed and trimmed my hair on the last day of 2011. Products used: GVP PM Tea Tree Shampoo Nexxus Humectress Roux 619 Extra Strength (pH Leave-in) GVP PM The Conditioner (Moisturizing Leave-in) Chi Silk Infusion (Heat Protectant and Serum) Proclaim Spray On Glosser I blow dried my hair in four sections on the low heat setting with a comb attachment.  Then using the

Relaxer Update #3: Nov 2011

Straight Down Ends pulled together Last Relaxer: 11 weeks agoPre-relaxer: Summit Sensitive Scalp to scalp and already relaxed ends.Relaxer: Affirm Fiberguard Sensitive Scalp System (No-Lye)Post Relaxer: Aphogee 2 minute Reconstructor, Mizani Phormula 7 Neutralizing ShampooConditioning/Styling Regimen: GVP Conditioning Balm, GVP The Conditioner and Chi Silk Infusion. If you remember my last relaxer update, I wasn’t happy, but this relaxer was much better.  My roots are straight but not bone straight (just

Hair Growth Chart

(Source) I found this chart on LHCF, it’s the most helpful hair length chart that I’ve seen.  Key NL – Neck Length SL – Shoulder Length CBL – Collarbone Length APL – Armpit Length BSB – Below Shoulder Blade MBL – Mid Back Length WL – Waist Length HBL – Hip Bone LengthTBL – Tail Bone Length BL – Butt Length MTL – Mid Thigh Length KL – Knee Length

Length Check July 2011

So as you know, I’ve been wearing protective styles for the better part of the last six months.  Here are the results (I wore the same shirt so you could see the difference better): January 2011 June 2011

Growing Your Hair Long

How are you growing your hair out? What are you doing to get long hair? Tell me what to do so that I can grow my hair long! When I hear those questions, I immediately seize up and my mind starts going through the tons of information that I’ve learned about hair care.  Unfortunately, I end up spitting out random hair community jargon: I’m PSing my way to BSL and maintaining protein/moisture balance with my regimen.  In return

My Healthy Hair Journey

August 2006: I got a hair cut. After three years and regular appointments with a stylist, I realized that my hair was still the same length, despite my attempts to grow it out (2008 and 2009). August 2009, I decided to stop going to a hair salon and take care of my hair on my own. By February 2010, it was touching my shoulders again…Yay! December 2010, I trimmed my