This summer, I have been experimenting with hair tea rinses! I’ve been using a variety of loose herbs to create teas, which traditionally I’ve done as a final rinse on clean hair. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with different uses for the tea. So far, I’ve successfully used it as a remoisturizing spray, a final rinse, a pre-deep conditioning rinse, clay facial and finally, it’s one half of the liquid I use for my bentonite clay mix (I’ve listed my recipe below :)). Read more...(509 words, 7 images, estimated 2:02 mins reading time)
So I’ve been trying (and so far failing) to figure out what I can use to give me a defined twist out, minus the frizz. So far, I’ve tried had mild success with the chunky twist out using my moisturizing spray mix and my shea butter cream. The night before I went skydiving, I knew I wanted to wear my fro, so I put about 8 large twists in my hair after moisturizing and sealing. The results were great.
I’ve not had luck with the smaller twists for a few reasons (I think): Read more...(585 words, 6 images, estimated 2:20 mins reading time)
It’s Tuesday and I am hating these ends, even more so then when I complained during the P.Y.E challenge! As I watch the clock wind down to June 30th, I am continually tempted to grab the scissors and start cutting. Last night, I did a braid-n-curl to prepare for the day’s style. I used a mixture of H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, a bit of Glycerin, and Rosemary, Orange, and Grapefruit EOs to re-moisturize the strands, followed by my homemade shea butter cream to seal. Usually I have about 16 braids, but last night I cut it down to about 10 medium sized braids and curled the ends using a perm rods. This morning when I took them out, I loved the chunkiness of the hair, but the ends disgusted me! It totally takes away from the style! If I weren’t so stubborn I’d move the BC date up. This is another reason why protective styling works so well for me; I never have to see my ends! Out of sight, out of mind! Read more...(246 words, 5 images, estimated 59 secs reading time)
It’s week 5, and I’m still on travel for work, and I’m still rocking the same style from week 4. My style is convenient and easy. I’ve changed my style once since I’ve been on travel, and I’ve not had the need to change it since. Feeling my hair, I noticed it is a bit dry, however, I can wait until tomorrow night to re-moisturize and re-style my hair. I go home on Friday and Saturday I have a belly dance practice and performance so I really won’t have time to re-style my hair before then. Sunday I will be doing my monthly Aztec Indian Clay wash. I can’t wait, as I’ve not washed my hair for two weeks, due to travel. Read more...(136 words, 5 images, estimated 33 secs reading time)
Due to business travel, I am posting my update late. I initially started out with something that I had to throw together in a rush in order to make my flight. Last night, I bit the bullet and re-moisturized and re-stlyed hair. Full story on lessons learned will be posted later today.
It’s Thursday, and I not only re-moisturized my bun, but I also repositioned the bun!
I have been wearing a bun for almost two weeks now. Prior to yesterday, I’d not re moisturized, washed or conditioned my hair since my last wash day. I was being lazy really.
I posted my week 3 update for the challenge and received a comment from Natural by Nature:
“I love your bun, i was rocking this for a minute as well. Its one of my favorites. i often pin my to the side. I never actually take down the style and redo, but I do unroll the bun part, moisturize and tuck it back under”Read more...(368 words, 4 images, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)