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Thursday, September 29, 2016

My 4th Year Nappyversary | 1 Year Since Big Chop #2 And Retaining Length

I have reached 4 years natural!

So to commemorate this special day let's look at the growth of my hair over the year. I am proud to say that the growth I have retained from October 2015 to October 2016 is... 

*drum roll please* 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Confessing My Own Thoughts | Why I Hardly Go To The Salon

Confessing My Own Thoughts | Why I Hardly Go To The Salon

I have been thinking about getting my hair flat iron to treat my hair on being 4 years natural! So I thought I would go to the salon and get my hair straightened for my pleasure...

...but then I did some thinking...

...I absolutely do NOT like going to the salon whatsoever! I know I want to get my hair flat ironed and the professional way is the best way to do it, but there are lots of reasons why I hardly go to the salon:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hair Tips | Preventing And Repairing Crown Breakage


Hair Tips | Preventing And Repairing Crown Breakage


Since my crown breakage fiasco, I decided to concentrate more on the health of my crown hair. Seriously, when I took out my protective style during that time, I was so sad and actually angry that my hair had broken off there. I was not sure where to start...then I began to look up "breakage."


I mostly found information on breakage at the nape and baby hairs/edges hair line. So I decided to apply the same tips, tests, and information to the breakage at my crown. Here are the tips I applied to my crown breakage:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | Comparing June And September 2016

Image Credit: Thirsty Roots: 55 Amazing Black Hair Art Pictures and Paintings


*THIS IS A LONG ENTRY*

I decided to let you experience one of the things I do in my Hair Diary! Although I record my triumphs, failures, double failures, and awesome product reviews, I also do something called the "Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement (QNHA)." This entry reflects on the last 3 months comparing with the previous QNHA while giving a summary in one whole journal entry.

There are a lot of comparisons with lengths, regimens, goals, habits, and hair styles. I also include pictures to show that I have either improved or that I need to improve in a specific area. I started this back in June 2013 and I do the QNHA at the end of the months: March, June, September, and December. Yes, I am very intricate with my Hair Diary...but this helps me perfect my current regimen, helps me with future styling options, reminds me of my hair goals, and just fun to do!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Product Review: TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

I don't normally flat iron my hair. So best believe I took the time out to do lots of research for the best heat protectants, especially for my fine-natural hair. I used this product before blow drying...let's see how this works!

Product Name:

TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray (Tresemme*)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Healthy Hair Challenge | Summer No Comb Challenge 2016 1 inch in 3 months!

Fine Natural Hair Growth
June Front Length: 9 inches
September Front Length:  10 inches
(+1 inch growth)

I absolutely love hair challenges!

Hair challenges keep me on track to succeeding my goals, while learn more about my hair in order to keep her healthy. I've finally reached the end of my healthy hair challenge.


Here are the results!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Mango And Raw Cocoa Butters To Nourish And Strengthen And Naptural85 Recipe


Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk? - Alice Walker, The Color Purple

The Color Purple is one of my all time favorite movies! The quote about makes so much sense about life and even more so, about caring for our hair. We search and search for the right products for out hair, when the Earth offers us so much more. Using natural/organic ingredients for hair products is one of the most important aspects in my hair regimen to keep my hair healthy and retaining healthy length. To add on to my collection, I decided to add Mango and Raw Cocoa Butter to assist in nourishing and hydrating my hair.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Product Review: CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex

I don't normally flat iron my hair. So best believe I took the time out to do lots of research for the best heat protectants, especially for my fine-natural hair. So I came across this to use after blow-drying and after styling. Let's see how it pans out!

Product Name:

CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex (Silk Infusion*)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hair Tips | How To Reduce Single Strand Knots (Fairy Knots)


Image Credit: Curly Nikki


Single-strand knots (fairy knots) come with the territory of having natural hair. Plain and simple.

These knots will weave and loop around itself and possibly other hair strands, which will become knotted together. They are caused by lots of hair manipulation, using your comb or Denman brush for detangling/styling, and sleeping without a satin scarf (bonnet, pillowcase) at night. They occur more as the hair begins to get longer and the hair tangles around itself. If the knot snaps from combing or finger detangling above itself, it will create rough edges and potentially become split ends.
Single Strand Knots - These little knots are going to be the dead of me!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

eBook Review | Curly Halo: Your Natural Hair Care Reference Guide+Workbook

We are a society of the iPhone, Internet, and other technological things. We have become so engulfed in this society that we forget the simples things like picking up a book. Yes, I can go to the Internet and type anything about natural, coily, and kinky hair, but nothing beats the knowledge of the hair experts and authors of literature.


Purchase Curly Halo NOW: Kimberly Elise’s Website


eBook Title:

Curly Halo: Your Natural Hair Care Reference Guide + Workbook

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Desire My Natural is my personal blog.

The pictures and information provided are based off my own personal experiences and intense research of medical publications and articles, blogs, videos, and books for your enjoyment.

If you have medical issues or other conditions, contact your doctor or physician immediately.