This is a really interesting tale of a young women who went in to have her natural hair styled; she was given a chemical treatment she had previously declined. Regardless of her request, the stylist added the chemical treatment to her conditioner. Read more...(486 words, 2 images, estimated 1:57 mins reading time)
As you know, everyone has a way to classify hair; whether it be Oprah’s stylist Andre Walker or others who created charts inspired by Andre’s chart, everyone seems to have a take on it! Though I recognize that my hair would fall into the ‘4’ category, I don’t rely on those charts. There are so many factors when deciding how to care for your hair and even though you may share a hair type with another, their techniques and products might now work for you. For the most part, I really like this common sense chart; it gives simple suggestions for techniques based on strand texture and thickness, which I find matters the most. I find that knowing porosity and density helped me find what my hair needs were and what products would best assist in maintaining it. This chart gives tips for fine, combination, and course hair types, regarding a sealant, moisturizers, detangling, heat application, and hair styles. Read more...(248 words, 3 images, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)
One small piece of advice I’d like to share with those considering transitioning (long term like myself, or short term) or doing the Big Chop, is that along with the change occurring ON your head, be aware that there also needs to be a change that occurs IN your head! Read more...(474 words, 3 images, estimated 1:54 mins reading time)
Today is Oct 31, 2012 and after a 2 year transition (June 2010-June 2012), I am now 28 months post relaxer and 4 months post big chop (BC). I decided to reflect on my journey thus far and think about my hair goals for the future.
All naturals know that a silk pillowcase is essential for your arsenal.
Your hair rubbing against the fabric of your pillowcase (most likely cotton) throughout the night, dries your tresses and ultimately causes breakage.
The solution? Cover your pillows in silk!
This will also help preserve your sexy if you’re sick of the silk scarf, and are feeling froggy!
This weekend, I went to the Goodwill Boutique here in Winter Park, FL and purchased a few 100% silk scarves for $3.99 each, that I planned to use to make silk pillow cases for friends. Read more...(416 words, 9 images, estimated 1:40 mins reading time)
It’s also been 2 weeks since my last wash. I have decided that since I will be traveling next Sunday to Kentucky, I am going to change my Beauty day next day week to Saturday ensure that I get my wash in before I leave.
Last night, I pre-pooed with alma oil, covered with a plastic bag, scarf and hit the hay! Read more...(178 words, 3 images, estimated 43 secs reading time)