How I Color My Hair And My Wash Day

I have always loved hair color but years ago circa 2007 when I was still relaxed, I never got the memo that it was a really bad idea to color relaxed hair. On a whim I did just that. I adored my hair immediately after but literally two weeks later, majority of it had broken off. […]

My Weekend Hair Regimen When Not Washing My Hair

Since I have decided to bypass the whole washing once a week thing in the interest of wearing my hair straight for longer, I had to formulate a Saturday ‘wash day’ regimen that doesn’t involve water. This past week my hair has been soft as expected, it has reverted slightly to a kinky straight, also expected but all in all moisture […]

How I Trim My Hair, It’s Not Often But It’s Quick And Painless

I really don’t think that it’s a coincidence that in the first 3 years of my hair journey I didn’t need to trim my hair once. I have attributed this among other things to the fact that because my hair was pretty short, I couldn’t do much with it by way of styling anyway so I mainly […]

My Goals For 2013

Notice that I didn’t mention hair in the title? Well, my goals this year span both hair and body. Although I hadn’t planned on having a hair length goal this year, I was tempted by a BHM challenge thread. I seem to join one of these challenges every year then forget about them 2 months […]

Two Wash Days In A Row With A Natural Conditioner

So last week I finally tried the homemade natural conditioner I promised to make. The conditioner consists of flaxeed gel, 4tbsp sunflower oil, 1tbsp shea butter and glycerine. Last week my hair was still braided at the roots so I had a pretty easy wash day. After shampooing thoroughly I deep conditioned with the flax conditioner […]

My Naked Hair, No Products

As promised here are a couple of pictures of my naked hair. It was still a bit damp, excess moisture already absorbed by a turbie twist for about 5 minutes before taking the snap. As you can see, the bottom is the BKT come ‘heat trained’ hair while the roots show my thicker texture (maybe […]

Mini Braids Reduced To Braided Roots Wash Day

I have been toying with the idea of switching to natural only hair products, I am starting to get suspicious of all these long-name-ingredients on all my hair products. Take Methylisothiazolinone for instance. It shows up in the ingredient list of a gel that I bought today. Wikipedia says that it is a powerful antimicrobial ingredient used in […]

Proof Of My Very Slow Hair Growth!

So I’ve been saying for ages that I only get 4 inches of growth per year and this year I really wanted to prove it. About two weeks into January I decided to take a picture of the roots of my hair. I had only just colored my hair only a few weeks before so it looked like a […]

Wash Day After Wig Removal

Ok this post is going to be a bit of a picture overload but I was in the mood to mess with my graphics software so please humor me! After 3 weeks with the wig I’ve finally taken it down today with no intention of re-installing. Understandably I’m missing my hair so my wash day today […]

I Got Married

I don’t often do very personal blog posts but I think it’s worth a mention why my name has suddenly changed from Alma Campbell to Alma Ruddock. It was an ultra small ceremony, nobody was invited (my mum will probably never forgive me!). Me and my husband have been together for so long and we […]