Trimming, Wash Day

Relaxer Prep at 25 Weeks Post Relaxer

After hiding from my hair for the past few months, it was finally time to give my hair a lot of attention.  If you remember, I was dealing with so much post partum shedding that it made wash days depressing.  I pretty much lost ALL my edges.  In November, I installed box braids. But because of the absence of edges…

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My Relaxed Hair, Wash Day

Wash Day at 6 Weeks Post Relaxer

I pretty clearly underestimated how busy I would be trying to sell one house and purchase another.  But I’m here trying to keep up my hair regimen as well as keep you guys updated on my hair at the very least.  This week I’m 6 weeks post relaxer and the plan was to do another hard protein treatment, but I forgot all…

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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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Create A Hair Regimen, Healthy Hair Care, Regimen Building, Videos

Regimen Building: Adding Strength

Why Add Strength? You want to add strength, or more specifically protein, to your hair because it adds structure to the hair shaft making it more resistant to breakage and more capable of retaining moisture.  Our hair is made up of proteins but chemical treatments and heat tools can deplete it of some of it’s structural components.  Protein treatments and/or…

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My Relaxed Hair, Regimen Building, Roller Setting, Wash Day

Regimen Testing: Trying to Add Shine

Just wanted to check in and let you all know that my updated hair regimen for rollersetting was a success.  I started with a Hot Oil Treatment using Proclaim Natural 7 Oil (it first time using this oil) and then washed with my Mizani Chelating Shampoo.  Immediately after this rinsing the shampoo, I noticed that my hair was smoother than it typically is…

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