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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Learning My Natural Hair | What Is Your Hair Archetype?

Learning My Natural Hair | What Is Your Hair Archetype? 

You should pick up this book!

The 5 Hair Archetypes: Your Guide To Growing Long Hair, written by Sharifa Barnett, is a different approach in growing and maintaining your own natural hair. Barnett gives her own stories about trying to grow her hair, then realizes that there are many kinds of people who are on different hair journeys.

Barnett explains the 5 archetypes and compares them with hair regimens, pros and cons, and find to out how we can use our specific archetypes to grow our hair in a healthy way.

Here are the 5 archetypes she concluded on: Minimalist, Extensionist, Gadget Gal, Kitchenista, and Shopaholic:

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Learning My Natural Hair | Moisture And Protein Balance, Part 2: All About Moisture

Learning My Natural Hair | Moisture
And Protein Balance, Part 2: All About Moisture

What does "Moisture/Protein Balanced" hair mean?


Moisture and protein balance refers to the harmony of strength and retained moisture in the hair. If one is off with the other, this causes the hair to be brittle and break off or make the hair limp and tough to work with.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Learning My Natural Hair | Protein and Moisture Balance, Part 1: All About Protein

Learning My Natural Hair | Protein and
Moisture Balance, Part 1: All About Protein

What does "Moisture/Protein Balanced" hair mean?


Moisture and protein balance refers to the harmony of strength and retained moisture in the hair. If one is off with the other, this causes the hair to be brittle and break off or make the hair limp and tough to work with.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Hair Tips | REPOST: 10 Tips to Longer, Healthier Natural Hair


My Hair Diary | Comparing 2012, 2013, 2014, And 2015  
Growing your hair to a desired length should not be rocket science!!!



I see so many ladies saying "I wish my hair would grow!" "Why can't I have your hair?" "What do I need to do to have long hair?!" And the ones with long hair getting the questions are giving the answers over and over and over. 

Growing your hair that you want depends on how you treat your hair. The question you should be asking yourself is, "Do you love your hair?"

To really show your hair all the love it needs to grow longer, healthier natural hair, try these tips:

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Contributing Article | 5 Tips To Get Volume For Fine And Low Density Hair

5 Tips To Get Volume For Fine And Low Density Hair

Truth moment: I do get jealous of those with thick, voluminous hair while my fine and wispy hair lays flat against my scalp. 

Enough about me, check out the tests for fine hair and low density hair to see if you will like to benefit from these tips.
Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Density? 
Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Porosity? 

Welcome to the fine and low dense hair club!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | Comparing December 2019 And March 2020

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement |
Comparing December 2019 And March 2020
*THIS IS A LONG ENTRY*

I decided to let you experience one of the things I do in my Hair Diary! This is 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!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Healthy Hair Ingredient | DIY Products For Healthy Hair!


Flaxseed Gel

According to Sharifa Barnett, The 5 Hair Archetypes: Your Guide to Growing Long Haira kitchenista creates and modifies her own hair products. She uses herbs, oils, and food ingredients in her mixes. The benefits of being a kitchenista will reduce the amount of chemicals and commercial goods used and the ingredients are organic and/or natural.

I have had many ups and downs by being a kitchenista, but I thoroughly enjoy it.

If you are a kitchenista or thinking about becoming a kitchenista, this is what I suggest for less traffic at your home and to simplify your hair care needs:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Density?


Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Density?

Density
How closely the individuals strands are relatively to each other

It is much easier to check density by looking at your scalp:

Saturday, April 11, 2020

My Hair Diary | Quarantine (Day 30) Has Been Good To My Natural Hair

Have you been keeping up with your hair diary?! I know I have!


Journal It! App
From July 2011 - December 2019 I have kept my hair diary on an iPad app called: "My Wonderful Days," in which I could add pictures, videos, and of course my writing entries. All yearly hair diaries have been updated to my Google Books!

Since January 2020, I keep my hair diary on my Google Chromebook called: "Journal It! App" I can organize my hair diary by: Journeys, Activities, Tags, Categories, People, and Places. I can also add: habit tracker, mood tracker with detailed emotions, and notes/lists/to-dos to each of the entries. The best part is the PDF export, which I can continue to add my yearly hair diaries to my Google Books!


I will share my entry that I posted on April 12, 2020:

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Texture?



Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Texture?
Image Credit: Excel Math Blog
Now that we have learned that hair type/pattern is the amount of wave or curl a hair strand has without any manipulation, but what about hair texture? Yes, there is a difference...let's learn more about our hair!

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