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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Kid's Hair Care

Hair Products for My Baby Girl

Hair Products for My Baby Girl

I must admit, I’m not as regimented and precise with my daughter’s hair care as I am with my own.  The few things that I have purchased for her in the past were just ok (or terrible).  And the rest of the stuff that I use in her hair are from my own hair stash, which isn’t necessarily geared towards…

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Air Drying, Wash Day

Back to Air Drying

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…

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