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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Ceramides, Healthy Hair Care, Oils, Product Reviews, Regimen Building

Best Oils for Relaxed Hair | My Picks

If you aren’t at least using hair products that contain some natural oils, I think your hair is really missing out.  Due to the way that chemical relaxers straighten our hair, it has a tendency to be dry and frizzy.  Choosing the right hair products help to ensure our hair is acting its best.  And natural oils target those specific issues.  With…

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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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Product Reviews, Self-Relaxing

Stash Showdown: Neutralizing Shampoos

There are currently three neutralizing shampoos in my hair product stash and it’s time to figure out which one is best.  The showdown is between Design Essentials Milk & Honey Neutralizing Shampoo, Elasta QP Stop Action Shampoo and Mizani pHormula-7 Neutralizing & Chelating Shampoo.  I will say that none of them are horrible, but there is a very clear winner…

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6 Month Stretch, Healthy Hair Care, Length Checks, My Relaxed Hair, Relaxer Updates, Self-Relaxing, Stretching Relaxers, Videos

Relaxer Day | September 2016

I literally lost track of this relaxer stretch.  I’m not sure how it happened, but I had no idea whether I had relaxed my hair in March or April. :/  That’s why every time I updated you guys there was a four week swing, lol.  Thankfully after looking back at my social media posts last week, I figured out that I was…

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Growth Aids, Regimen Building

Beyond Vanity: Addressing Thinning Hair

After longer hair, the next most important thing a girl on a hair journey seeks is thicker hair.  And we’ve all seen posts and videos sharing tips for thicker hair.  But when you’ve made all the changes to your hair regimen and you’re still dealing with thin hair or the even more frustrating thinning hair, it’s time to dig deeper.  When women…

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Challenges, Growth Aids

Adding Hair Supplements to My Hair Regimen

If you’ve been following my hair journey for a while, you know that my hair journey focuses on treating my hair well once it’s grown from my scalp.  And while I have dabbled in using growth aids here and there, I haven’t taken it too seriously.  But at the end of last year, I started taking a multivitamin that had ingredients to promote…

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