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Update on my hair

Posted in Hair Journey, Protective styling on October 14, 2009 by fancee
What’s up people? I have been so busy lately, and I haven’t had a chance to update you on what I’m doing with my hair these days. The picture on the left is what my naturally curly hair looks like on a normal basis. I still dont know what my curl pattern is, but I’m not really worried about it at this moment. What did worry me was the state of my ends when I decided to straighten my hair recently. Oh no guys!
My ends looked really dry with more splits ends then I care to remember. I nearly cried and I spent a good couple of weeks trying to decide what to do about it. You know how it is…you always want to hold on to your ends for length, but I know what holding on to split ends will do for you.

So I decided to ‘Man Up’ and chop off the nonsense at the ends of my hair. I ended up taking off and 1 1/2 inches and deep conditioning my poor unhappy tresses. Then I did a twist out that came out super cute. My hair felt soooo much better. It looks super short, but it still comes down to my shoulders in the back and layered on the sides.

Once the twist out started getting messy, I decided to do a cute updo for a while. The back is pinned up and the curls are preserved in the front. I got so many compliments on this hair do.

So what does my hair look like right
now? I decided to do a full head weave as a protective style for a couple of weeks. My hair and ends need a rest and I’ve always been able to retain amazing length with a sew-in weave. Did I mention that I sewed it in myself? That’s right people! We are multi talented up in this piece…lol
The last picture is really bad, but I realized that I didn’t take proper pics of the front of my head. Anyway, I am super happy with the hair, and I plan to take care of my hair underneath and still maintain a fabulous weave.
The next post will definitely be about taking care of your hair while wearing a weave. That’s all for now…Happy hair growing!

My Hair Regimen as of October 1, 2009

Posted in Baggy, Cheapie Conditioners, Chi Silk Infusion, Chi Thermal Protectant, Coconut Oil, Hair Journey, Infusium 23, My Regimen, Organic Root Stimulator, Sebastian Potion 9, Suave, VO5 on October 1, 2009 by fancee

Nightly Routine:

My nightly routine is protein based. I am experimenting with this for 1 month to see if this helps with breakage and the health of my ends.
  1. Spritz hair lightly with Infusium 23 Repairologie Leave-In Treatment.
  2. Apply Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Treatment throughout the hair.
  3. Moisturize with Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizer.
  4. Seal the ends of my hair with coconut oil and baggy.
If I know that my hair needs to be special for the next day, I will seal the ends with coconut oil and do a twist out or a roller set.
  1. Co-wash with a cheapie conditioner once a week (i.e. Suave, Vo5, etc)
  2. Deep condition once a week with Organic Root Stimulators Replenishing Conditioner
  3. Spritz hair with a light moisturizing leave-in conditioner (i.e. Diluted Suave or Vo5)
  4. Moisturize with Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizer.
  5. Seal with Coconut Oil
  6. Air dry in a pony tail
I will usually blow out my hair or do a roller set once a month. I add heat protectants to the regimen at this point to protact my ends.
  1. Clarify with Organic Root Stimulators Uplifting Shampoo (2x)

  2. Deep condition with Organic Root Stimulators Replenishing Conditioner

  3. Spritz hair lightly with Infusium 23 Repairologie Leave-In Treatment.

  4. Spritz hair generously with Chi Thermal Protectant

  5. Apply a dime size amount of Chi Silk Infusion through out hair

  6. Set the hair in rollers and sit under dryer or blow the hair out for a straight look.

Good Hair!

Posted in Good Hair, Hair Journey, Introduction with tags , , on September 1, 2009 by fancee

GOOD (good) adj.

-In excellent condition; healthy: good hair.

Why blog about ethnic hair? Why not?

If the NY Times can write an article about it, then I can surely blog about it. I am a young African woman on a natural hair care journey. I have been relaxed, weaved, wigged, braided up and cut short. I am currently natural with shoulder length curly hair, and I have been for five (5) years now.

My personal hair goals are as follows:

1. Healthy Hair
2. Shiny Hair
3. Hair down to my bra strap!
Follow me as I review products, figure out a solid hair regimen, research ethnic hair care and ramble about all those things that make GOOD HAIR!