I have looked at my last post and noticed they were 7 days apart…. *GRASP* this life I live is HECTIC at times! Full time job, part time student in college, a part time job, the gym, AND a relationship?!!! By the grace of God I’m still functioning! LOL! However, when I started this blog back in December of 2013 I told myself, the sole purpose of this blog was to help naturals, transitioning, and relaxed ladies like myself. I have been through ALL 3 stages just now listed and let me tell you.. It’s a STRUGGLE for all 3! But I got through them all! Loving my natural coils, a big chop was the best thing I could have ever done! I remember when I did my 1st big chop at 10yrs of age I remember feeling so alone, because back then there was no Youtube, or anything else of the sort that could help me out with how to deal with my hair. LOL! Can you imagine being in elementary school with a LEGIT bald fade? Nah, I’m sure you can’t.. The perm I received (at home in my mom’s kitchen) DESTROYED my hair, there was no choice but to call it all off.. At 10?!! Lord, I will say this.. That period of 10-12 built hella character for me.. I got into my first fist fight because a peer of mine called me a “bull dyke” I did NOT know what the hell it was, I just knew I didn’t like the sound of it! So I tagged that ass! Lmao! Fast forward 17yrs later I have had at least 2 more relaxers put into my head when I said ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH!!! I could speak all day in regards to my journey with my hair and I. But I won’t I will KEEP BLOGGING despite my busy schedule because I want to help anyone I can embrace the hair God has given to him. I love to talk, and meet new people, so yes.. I’m here to stay! Love you all! And I want to thank every single 37 of my followers for rocking with the kid! I won’t let you down! Just be patient with me! *Kisses*
Hello Beautiful Natural, Transitioning, and Relaxed ladies!!! In this post I will go into detail about my every 2 week wash regime.
If I’m coming out of a protective style I first use a ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinse to get rid of potential product build up. I use 3 tbsp to 6 cups of water, I pour over my head and massage, the action of the massaging loosens up any product or dirt from scalp. Once this is done I let it sit for about 4 mins. Completely rinse out with cool water, then I proceed with the following steps.
I will say this. I only SHAMPOO my hair once a month, and when I do it I use Carol Daughters “Tui Moisturizing Shampoo” which contains NO Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, nor Artificial Colors. For an 8oz bottle I paid $13.00. It’s well worth it.
Every 2 weeks here is my routine.
I Pre-Poo with Carol Daughter’s “Hair Milk co-wash cleansing conditioner” retail price is $18.00. After I’m done with my pre-poo I rid of excess wetness with an over sized tee shirt. I then proceed with the LOC method.. For my oil I use EVOO or Coconut Oil, and my water based “cream” would be Carol’s Daughter “Hair Milk Leave In Moisturizing conditioner” or The Mane Choice “Hair Butter” I pay especially close attention to my ends, with that being the oldest of hair growth. The KEY to length retention is to make sure those ends are in tip top shape! Every 3 days or so If I’m wearing a protective styling I will “bag” up my ends.
My regime is pretty simple, at the current moment I am not gonna really let my hair go free in wash and goes because I’m trying to preserve as much length as possible! So for the next 6 months I will be rocking my half wigs! Underneath them will be 2 stands twist or braids. I hope this has helped you my loves! Anymore questions, please e-mail me, or comment below! And ALWAYS remember!! If you love your hair, it will GROW! TLC is all it needs! #HappyGrowing
Bare with me, I was at work! LOL! Okay, so I decided to upload a video from my phone to my Youtube page and this was the end result! LOL! I do not have fancy editing software, etc.. I simply did not feel like typing too much on my blog today, so I do what I do best… TALK! LOL! The oil mix that’s mentioned is simply a concoction I came up with that consists of peppermint oil, Jamaican Blk castor oil, and coconut oil. 🙂 I call it my “JuJu mix” don’t ask me why it’s named that! My head looks really huge on this damn video, but it is what it is.
After having my hair straightened 2 weeks ago.. I was FED UP!! Wanted my coils and curls back y’all!!! I was TERRIFIED of heat damage occuring… I’m glad to report that there was none!! My hair reverted back just fine! I will be rocking this wash and go for a week.. Then on to my ptotective styling.. I will now go 1 yr w/o heat.. I will only straighten my hair for length checks. The products I used to avoid the damage were “The Mane Choice” deep conditioner.. (see previous post) Do you guys have any products you SWEAR by that helps prevent heat damage?