For this weeks Gratuitous Post, I decided to share with my readers who hate traditional protective styles that Turbans & Headwraps are protective styles too! If you have an extensive scarf collection like I do, you may want to explore learning how to tie a headwrap or turban! You can also go to a local fabric store and purchase 1.5-2 yards of your favorite fabric and create a unique look that’s not already in your closet. Joann Fabrics has weekly 50% off coupons for fabric! They also take competitor coupons. Mixing and match the colors and patterns to accessorize your outfit for the day is fun! They work for natural, transitioning, and relaxed hair, can be used to disguise a bad hair day or the fact that you’re deep conditioning while running errands, and are appropriate at a variety of settings! Read more...(156 words, 3 images, estimated 37 secs reading time)
In a recent post I griped about the affects of color on my natural hair. I decided to give protein a try to strengthen my hair and curb and impending breakage due to cuticle damage from the color. In the past I’ve tried a homemade concoction using eggs (disaster) as well as the Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor; I was not impressed with either.
This week, I tried to avoid wearing my fro’ out. Since I BC’d, I’ve been wearing my hair out constantly, which is completely unlike me. As a transitioner, I was an avid protective styler. I realize that less handling of my hair will yield healthier hair so I’m trying to re-create some styles I wore during my transition on my fully natural hair. Some styles I’ve not been able to re-create because my hair is shorter than it was during my transition. At any rate, I’m trying styles that are both professional (for work), funky (after work), and still fall into the category of protective styling. Read more...(262 words, 3 images, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
Yesterday was Beauty Day. Since I BC‘d, I’ve been trying to edit my old hair routine. Initially I tried the “go with what you know” method on my fully natural hair, but it wasn’t working simply because my hair completely lacked moisture after sealing. I am uncertain as to whether or not it is the method (liquid leave-in, creamy leave-in, and butter to seal) that isn’t working or the products (modified kimmaytube leave-in, giovanni direct leave-in, and homemade shea butter cream) I was using. At any rate, I’ve decided to start from scratch and try again. Read more...(1255 words, 5 images, estimated 5:01 mins reading time)
Have you heard of Flax seed? One day I was at an event and I saw an older woman with the most beautiful, clear, smooth brown skin I'd ever seen. I couldn't help but stare. When the event ended, I mentioned to her how beautiful I thought her skin was and asked what her secret was. She plainly stated, "Flax Seed". She said she took flax seed pills daily. She sighted that she took them in place of fish oil pills, and that it was how she got her omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. Prior to that, I'd never heard of flax seed, but I was familiar with the benefits of fish oils and have been taking cod liver oil most of my life. I decided to take her word, do some research, and eventually purchased my own. Read more...(2 words, 5 images, estimated 0 secs reading time)