Tag Archives: Transitioning Hair Style

I Have Discovered the Banana Clip: Me Likey!

The Banana Clip

Happy Fierce Friday!

I am super excited to report that I was finally able to successfully use the banana clip I bought nearly 2 years ago, for the first time today! 🙂

Back in my product junkie days, I was also an accessory junkie! I went out and purchased the goodie banana clip, copious amounts of ouchless headbands in every color and design imaginable (most have been stretched out to the max by now), decorative bobby pins, decorative headbands, silk flowers to make headbands and hair pins…the works!

Top Image on Twitter, YAY!


That’s my big head to the far left! I got patted down by the TSA for that bun, but it was well worth it! 🙂

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MidWeek ReStyle! ReMoisturize & Recycled BnC

I have been in Fayetteville, NC since last week. When I arrived, my hair had been in a high bun protective style. Over the weekend, I visited my family in Wilmington. My cousin, who is 13, is attempting to transition for the 2nd time.  I wanted to show her an easy style that was pretty and low maintenance, so I showed her how I create my B-n-C style. I wore it for 4 days and then it rained and was extremely humid, so I decided to do a midweek restyle.

Hope you like the vid 🙂

This Just In…

Relaxed hair market has decreased from over $100 million to $35 million.

I love it!

What I love more is that this number shows we have BUYING POWER!

Vote with your wallet!


How I’m Wearing My Hair In Korea

Protective Styling in Korea

Quick Post! Here in Dongducheon, Korea, it’s Monday 2:24 am…while back in the states, it’s Sunday, 1:24 pm…I’m up so I decided to post a few quick hair related thoughts 🙂

  • I’ve been exclusively protective styling because it’s convenient to just wake up and go, rather than to have to do my hair
  • Before I left, all I had time to do was re-moisturize my hair; I used a mixture of H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, a bit of Glycerin, and Rosemary, Orange, and Grapefruit EOs, which is a bit different then my usual re-moisturizing spray, which included Infusium 23 Leave-In conditioner. I will very likely continue to use this because after a week, my hair is STILL moisturized and feels like silk!

Transitioning: What’s Left of My Relaxer

I am hating my ends!

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!

Protect Ya Ends Challenge Results

At the beginning of this year, I signed up for the Protect Ya Ends Challenge, hosted by Black Girl, Long Hair. Here’s how I did:

January 2, 2o12, starting stats and goals:

  1. Ending Point: 19 months into a 2 year transition. Total length of hair between 9-11 inches
  2. Crown Length: 7 inch new growth, 3 inches relaxer, Back: 7 inch new growth, 1-2 inches relaxer, Front-Side: 7 inch new growth, 3 inches relaxer
  3. Goals for March 31, 2012: Growth, Moisture, and Length Retention, and hopefully to achieve more creative protective styles

22 Months Transitioning: BIG CHOP Right Around the Corner


April 1st (also beauty day) marked my 22 month transitioning anniversary…Two months left until the BIG CHOP! I am super excited!

Yesterday I co-washed my hair, did a protein treatment using Aphogee, and DC. I then did a Twist-N-Curl, since Saturday marked the last day of the Protect Ya Ends Challenge.  I plan to wear my hair out this week after 3 months of not being able to.

Result Observations:

  • I really think the protein treatment helped. Last week’s rough hair is nothing compared to how my hair looks and feels today; Hair is soft, moisturized,and has sheen

PYE: Week 12

P.Y.E Week 12

So today is the next to last day of the challenge and I decided to use my freebie and wear my hair out! I couldn’t wait! Earlier in the week I wore this style, with the ends well protected.

Here’s the rundown for this week:

Sunday was beauty day and I did my normal routine. Monday, when I took my hair down to style it, I noticed that it wasn’t as soft as it usually is; in fact, the strand felt dry and rough. The only thing I did different was instead of using my normal homemade shea butter mix, I used the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask, as I was out of my own mix. I am thinking that maybe I didn’t seal in the moisture so the result is not the usual soft tresses, but a rough strand.