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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Aloe Vera To Activate Fresh Growth

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Aloe Vera Gel To Activate Fresh Growth

I have always used Aloe Vera some kind of way in my hair regimen ever since I began to care for my hair in a healthy way. I have use it in my Flaxseed Gel Mist, Rhassoul Clay/Mud Wash, or just used the Aloe Vera Juice straight-up in a spray bottle. For me, Aloe Vera is one of my favorite natural ingredients that help fight countless hair issues and keep my hair healthy without breaking the wallet.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Natural Hair Tutorial | Wash N Go CURLS With Blueberry Bliss Jelly

I have been itching to get on the wash n go bandwagon, since the summer has been hot and popping for real! So here I go again trying this style - since my last H.A.M wash n go...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Contributing Article | Crown Breakage Is Real!

Crown Breakage Is Real! 4 Tips To Re-Evaluate Your Hair Regimen

Usually when I take out a protective style, I look for retained growth from the 6-8 weeks of wearing the style. After finally washing my hair from the remnants of the protective style, I’m absolutely excited about the end results.

That’s one of the perks of wearing a protective style, but on the flip side long term styles can also cause breakage in different areas of your head including the crown.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hair Tips | Trim Split Ends In Two Strand Twists

Trim Split Ends In Two Strand Twists
MYTH: Frequent trimming will help your hair to grow!

No, no sweetheart. That's a JACKED UP myth...

TRUTH: Hair grows from your roots and not your ends.

Trimming your ends will make your style appear neater, not promote hair growth. Whoever told you that was surely jealous of your hair, in hopes that you would trim it frequently. Fool me once...you know the rest...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hair Tips | Give Up The Comb For Healthy, Natural Hair

Hair Tips | Detangle Fine Natural Hair
"I haven’t combed my hair in almost two years and my hair is the longest it has ever been."

This is a quote I saw on BGLH's article True Life: I’m a Type 4 Natural and I Haven’t Combed My Hair in 2 Years. I mean it makes perfect sense to keep the combs and brushes away from curly, coily, and kinky hair. The detangling process should be gentle and steadily slow.

Combs and brushing can literally cause severe mechanical damage to your strands. As you are combing or brushing your hair, you will come across many tangles and knots. Remember:

WEAK strands=LOTS of breakage=NO length retention

Thursday, July 14, 2016

My Hair Diary | The Flat Iron And My Disgust With People

Image Credit: Tall N Curly

People can be vultures for real!!!!
When I had a TWA, most of my family and friends didn't like my new style. They actually kept saying to "do something with my hair" or "you leave the house like that?" kind of comments. However, I continued to strut my stuff and love my short hair.
Then, my hair began to retain length and my family and friends came around to loving my coily kinks. They would say "wow, I absolutely love your hair" or "I wish I had curls like that." I loved the comments, but they didn't define how I would do my hair. Then, this came up...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | March 2016 and June 2016

Image Credit: Thirsty Roots
I have learned to love my hair, no matter what stage She is in!


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, July 5, 2016

Healthy Hair Challenge | Spring Protective Styling Challenge 2016 1.4inches in 3 months!

Fine Natural Hair Growth
March Front Length: 8 inches
June Front Length: 9 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!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

My Hair Diary | Accepting My Big Chop #2

Accepting My Big Chop #2
So I just came to the realization of accepting my Big Chop #2...yes, I know. I'm so late...let's go back to 2014...

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