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Monday, October 1, 2018

Confessing My Own Thoughts | What Works For My Natural Hair

My Hair Diary | My 2018 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey


Regimen And Products

Cleanse: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo, Raw African Black Soap 
DC: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner
Water Bottle: Fenugreek-Chamomile Mist
New Staple Alert! Mielle Organics Products
Leave in: Mielle Organics White Peony Leave-In Conditioner, Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Leave-In Conditioner
Oil: Camille Rose Naturals Cocoa Nibs and Honey Ultimate Growth Serum, Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil
Natural Oils: Hair And Body OilSweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, JBCO, Lemongrass Essential Oil
ButtersNaptural 85's Inspired Mango-Cocoa Butter (Mango, Raw Cocoa, and Coconut Oil)
Stylers: Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Twisting Soufflé, Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling GelNaptural85s PERFECT Flaxseed Hair Gel, The Mane Choice Butter 
Edges: Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger Edge Gel
Tools: Fine tooth comb, Wide tooth comb, Edge brush
Powders: Bentonite, Moringa, Fenugreek 
 
I am very happy and pleased with the regimen. I will continue to update my regimen as I grow in my hair journey. If you aren't sure where to start, learn your hair first!
 

 

Exercise - 8 Cups of Daily Water - Good Diet


There is no such thing as a healthy hair diet with a healthy body diet. I'm not going on a diet to lose weight, but to care for my body even more than before. I absolutely love water, but exercise may take some time to get used to. However, I know that I will be able to accomplish these goals to continue to be healthy from hair to toe.

And that's it!



Natural hair says: it's take time, patience, and effort to find what works for you. Find hair challenges to participate in to help you find the right regimen for your specific hair needs.

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J
        

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | Comparing June 2018 and September 2018

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Image Credit: Bing Images
*This is definitely what I've been doing the past 3 months: really doing my hair!
*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!!!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

My 6th Year Nappyversary | Fine Natural Hair Growth In A Year

Fine Natural Hair Growth In A Year

I have reached 6 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 2017 to October 2018  is... 

*drum roll please*

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Healthy Hair Challenge | Summer Protective Style Challenge 2018

 Summer Protective Style Challenge 2018

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!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Product Review: Mielle Organics Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk

After I purchased the Mielle Organics Bundle in November 2017, I really wanted to try the other products of this line. It has almost been a year since I've purchased the bundle and extra Mielle products! I have used avocado for a deep conditioner before and I absolutely loved it! So I thought I would try out this product infused with avocado. Here are my thoughts:

Product Name:



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Mielle Organics Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk*

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Product Review: Mielle Organics Detangling Co Wash

I purchased this product with the Mielle Organics Bundle in November 2017 to add to my products to use for the year 2018. It has almost been a year! Here are my thoughts:

Product Name:

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Mielle Organics Detangling Co Wash

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Product Review: Mielle Organics White Peony Leave In Conditioner 

After I purchased the Mielle Organics Bundle in November 2017, I really wanted to try the other products of this line. It has almost been a year since I've purchased the bundle and extra Mielle products! Here are my thoughts:

Product Name:


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Mielle Organics White Peony Leave In Conditioner*
 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Avocado As The Superfruit For Healthy Hair

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Healthy Hair Ingredient | Avocado As The Superfruit For Healthy Hair
 "Babe, what's that green stuff in your smoothie maker?? - "That's just my deep conditioner, honey!"

Avocados are definitely a superfruit with a great helping of omega-3, vitamin A, D, E, and B6 with other minerals. But what about trying this superfruit as a deep conditioner for hair? I have always wanted to try using avocado as a natural deep conditioner.  Let's see if my hair loves it...

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Product Review: Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil

I purchased this product with the Mielle Organics Bundle in November 2017 to add to my products to use for the year 2018. It has almost been a year! Here are my thoughts: 

Product Name:

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Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil*

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Protective Style Series Vol 16.1 | Jamaican Bounce Crochet Braids With Bang

Jamaican Bounce Crochet Braids With Bang

This style is absolutely beautiful!!
I've been wanting to try this

So, I got to thinking that it's definitely time for another crochet braids set and I decided to go ahead and step out with this new style!

Let's see how this goes:

Friday, July 27, 2018

My Mane Speaks | Love Your Own Natural Curls


My Mane Speaks | Love Your Own Natural Curls

On July 8, I decided to wear my natural hair out because it's...

MY 29TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

...I wanted to be absolutely free and full of Afrotastic delight. When I looked in the mirror to get my birthday started, my Afro spoke to me:

"Now look at that sweet-looking Afro! You have my curls lookin' so fresh and so fly. You always do me so good."

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Product Review: FreeTress Braid 2X Soft Faux Loc Wavy 12 Inch

FreeTress Braid Soft Faux Loc Wavy Lite
I definitely did this style on a whim, because i was getting tired of my hair and needed something for a few weeks. So I tried this style and I absolutely loved it!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | March 2018 and June 2018

My Hair Diary | My 2018 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey


*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!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Product Review: Sensationnel African Collection Jumbo Braid Feat. Rubber Band Braids

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How To: Rubber Band Method Box Braid Tutorial | Tanieya and Jeff
I wanted to get my hair braided, but I didn't want to spend $180 to get them done. So, I decided to do them myself. Looking up so many ways to do box braids, I found the rubber band method! Let's see how my hair turned out:

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Healthy Hair Challenge | Spring Deep Moisture Challenge 2018

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!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Product Review: Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave

Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave
 Hair Stop And Shop 
 I'm very excited to share my review with you about the hair I have been using for my full sew-in that I did ALL BY MYSELF! Let's see how the Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave did for the 2 weeks duration.

Let's get started:

***check out end of article for Hairstylist and Makeup Artist info***

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Protective Style Series Vol 15.3 | My Wedding Hair: Taking Out My Sew-In




Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave
Protective Style Series Vol 15.3 | My Wedding Hair: Taking Out My Sew-In

...now all the long-term planning and wedding day has come to past. I have had this sew-in for 2 weeks and now it is time to take this hair out and get back to my natural curls.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Protective Style Series Vol 15.2 | My Wedding Hair: Time For The Wedding!


Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave
Protective Style Series Vol 15.2 | My Wedding Hair: Time For The Wedding!

Welcome Back to the Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave of the Wedding Hair Series! My hair looks perfect and ready to go for the wedding day!!!

Now that it is the wedding day, I have had this style for about a week and I thought I come to reflect on my journey for a bit. I want to talk about the style and the hair just to give your some helpful information and answer any questions you may have about Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave.

Let's talk about them!


***check out end of article for Hairstylist and Makeup Artist info***

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Protective Style Series Vol 15.1 | My Wedding Hair: Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave

Mega Brazilian Human Hair StyleMix One Pack Straight Weave
Ohhhh! Not only am I excited about this new sew-in, but my best friend and cousin Stephanie is getting married this weekend!!!!!! I am so happy for her and her future husband. This planning has been in the works for 1.5 years and now the time has finally come. And what's one of the most important details for the bridal party to have?

PERFECT BRIDAL HAIR!

Stephanie wants the matron of honor (myself), maid of honor, and bridesmaids to have the simple style of half-pinned up with hair down in curls. Of course this style is very easy...if you either have a relaxer or use heat in your own natural hair. However, I remember the few times I used even low heat on my hair and got brutal heat damage no matter what precautions I took. So Stephanie wants the bridal party to have curls in their hair....okay! But yea, no heat for me sis. So I decided to do a sew in weave...on myself. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Bridal Shower | The Twist Out At The Garden


My Hair Diary | The Twist Out At The Bridal Shower
Today is BRIDAL SHOWER day!
 
I am so excited to share with day with the bride, Stephanie. Her theme for the bridal shower is "In The Garden" theme. So the bridal party is to wear flowers on their dresses. I definitely had to be a show stopper with the hair and the dress!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Product Review: Shake-N-Go Freetress Braids 101


Product Review: Shake-N-Go Freetress Braids 101
I'm very excited to share this review about Freetress Braid 101. It seems like a lot of ladies are using this hair for straight hair crochet braids, so I thought I would try this hair out for myself.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

My Hair Diary | My 2018 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey

My 2018 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey
NEW YEAR! NEW GOALS!! NEW JOURNEY!!!

Now that all the heat damage is cut out and I'm back on track from my mistakes, I'm ready to fully be on a healthy hair journey. I have awesome products, and a fool proof regimen, my hair is on her way to thriving! I still need help on my edges and crown, but I know my hair will boom!! 2018 is my year to get to WAIST LENGTH!
 
So now that you know my mistakes and failures of 2017, here are my goals for 2018 to continue on with my healthy hair journey:

Thank You For Stopping By!

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