Wash Day

Removing My Braids & Preparing For Relaxer Day

After six weeks, I was ready to remove my box braids for a full wash day. I loved having these box braids and plan on installing them again in May.  The hair kept up so well.  There was no fraying or frizzing, which I do attribute to the hair that I chose to use (X-pression 100% Kanekalon synthetic hair).  By six weeks the only thing that told you their age was

First Impressions | NuNAAT Brazilian Patauá Oil Line

With so many wash day posts from me lately it has been a minute since I’ve done an actual product review.  And when I was contacted about reviewing NuNAAT Beauty’s new hair products featuring Brazilian Patauá Oil (pronounced pa-ta-wah) line, I happily accepted.  I tested out their new line this past weekend so these are my first impressions of NuNAAT Brazilian Patauá Oil products.

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

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

Lots of New Growth | 23 Weeks Post Relaxer Wash Day

I made it to the (almost) end you guys!  I’m 23 weeks post relaxer and relaxer day is on the horizon.  This second attempt at stretching for 6 months was a little more daunting than the last, but I did my best to be patient with my new growth.  In preparation for my relaxer day, I wanted my new growth stretch, but didn’t feel like flat ironing.  I opted to just

Over My Relaxer Stretch | Roller Setting to Get Me Through

I have been over this stretch for the past few weeks.  The tangles, the longer wash days — the wash days in general, ugh, I’m so close to throwing in the towel.  But with three weeks left, I just need to calm my nerves.  To help me get through this week I decided to do a roller set.  I’m hoping that having some semblance of straighter hair will get me out of