So I’ve been sporting (and loving) faded sides since April and I thought it was appropriate to discuss razor burn, cuts, and bumps; something anyone who shaves anything may have to deal with. I’ve had to deal with razor burn or bumps while shaving but it never occurred to me that I could experience this around my hairline after a shape up.
Razor burn is “technically known as Folliculitis, which describes when the hair follicles become infected by a bacteria or fungus. This results in the irritated bumps and pimples that appear around the shaving area” – More at Ask Game Day. Read more...(449 words, 2 images, estimated 1:48 mins reading time)
This past Saturday was CurlFest. Last year I participated in the show and I must say that my experience this year tops previous! From the professional hair stylists and make up artists at All Dolled Up Salon to the stylists from Franchesca’s, I was impressed.
To achieve this look, my hair was first flexi-rodded all over.
I sat under the dryer for 45 minutes and went home with the rods still in my hair. Because I was going horseback riding the following morning, we thought the style would hold better and we could prevent shrinkage, if the rods were still in. Read more...(573 words, 7 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
Check out the eye candy! Afro textured hair is so versatile; it’s one of my favorite things about having this texture. At different states, wet, dry, product, no product, the hair can take on a different appearance.
I loved the way this headwrap design turned out! It took me about 5 minutes! Stay tuned for a pictorial next week.
Yep, you read that right; three hair colors in one week! Stay tuned next week for my sob story and see how I recovered!
Combs and brushes are really useful tools in removing not only shed hairs, but also dust, dirt, oils, old product and even dust mites; therefore, cleaning your tools is critical to having a healthy hair regimen.
Each time you use an unclean hairbrush or comb, you redeposit grease, product, dust and dead skin cells back into your hair. If your hair is cut short or faded in certain areas, the dirt is more apparent as you can plainly see it sitting on top of your strands.Disgusting, right?Read more...(924 words, 4 images, estimated 3:42 mins reading time)
Two weekends ago, I attended the 2nd Annual Picnic for a group I’m a member of called “Black Women Who Want More”. I had a great time! Check the scarf! I decided to rock the scarf simply because I had twists in my hair that hadn’t been in long enough to set my hair. I recommend scarves, turbans, and/or headwraps when you’re in a bind! They are beautiful and versatile, while adding a pop of color and style to your outfit! Additionally, If you’re not on meetup.com, you’re seriously missing out! Read more...(218 words, 4 images, estimated 52 secs reading time)
Do you wash your hair so infrequently that when wash day arrives you have product residue on your scalp and caked butters and oils on your strands?
Have you used multiple products during a styling session in order to make your hair achieve a certain look or feel, and while your style may have been on point, in the end you’re left with white flakes?
Other contributions to build up on your scalp include environmental pollution, hard water, regular use of shampoos and other hair styling gels, sprays, etc. Read more...(877 words, 2 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
Are you looking for soft hair? Tea Rinse! Gentle Detangler? Tea Rinse! Hair that has a beautiful sheen? Tea Rinse! Moisturized Hair? Tea Rinse! Reduced Shedding? Tea Rinse!
The question is, why aren’t you using tea rinses? Every DIY natural should, at the very least, be treating herself to a tea rinse. I have also incorporated these herbal infused teas as my base for my liquid leave when I moisturize my hair, using the L.O.C Method.
It’s very easy to incorporate tea rinses into your regimen, and can be used on natural, relaxed, or transitioning hair. Read more...(398 words, 4 images, estimated 1:36 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...(476 words, 1 image, estimated 1:54 mins reading time)