Up Close And Personal With My Shrunken Naked Hair

A reader Melanie wrote to me a few days ago asking to see my naked hair with no products and fully shrunken. Of course I was taken aback by this request and was fully intending to respond saying “No [insert string of profanities here] way!” After all I’ve already shown you guys my wet unadorned […]

How I Make A Sock Bun Maker, An Itchy Scalp And A Curly Hairdo

I’m in the final few days of a 3 week long experiment without washing my hair. As was expected, I am dying to get at my scalp with a brush and give it a good scrub but alas I cannot until the weekend. My hair has remained surprisingly moisturized throughout, I can honestly say that […]

How I Sleep With My Straightened Hair

I’ve heard it said that we sweat a litre or more every night. I’m not much of a sweater during the day but my body definitely wants to eliminate toxins via sweat while asleep so I often find that my roots, particularly at the back will tend to revert pretty quickly. You may know this […]

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 […]

Twistgate – The Day I Hated Having Natural Hair

I don’t often do ‘natural styles’ per se. I will wear braids on occasion or braid outs but I’ve never really delved too deep into the world of twists as a hairstyle. Imagine me seeing this set of gorgeous mini twists from beautifullyounique and I was convinced that I could not go another second without having […]

Is There A ‘Safe’ Way To Wear A Braidout?

Further to my post on the main site about braidouts, I wanted to state categorically that I love me a braidout! I’ve always preferred myself curly not to mention that it is the easiest way to style my hair week in week out. As I said in last week’s newsletter I had a few emails […]

I am going to begin heat training my hair!

After a few days of hell with my hair I have decided that heat training is definitely the way forward for me. I did a wash and go a few days ago and while it looked cute, the detangling session after that was like no other! For the first time in my natural hair journey […]

Glance Braid Water Wave

  I completed the braids finally. You know, I don’t think I will braid my hair with extensions again. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say that because I am exhausted but because throughout the process of braiding, I kept wishing I was braiding just my own hair. When I was about half way through, […]

Keeping my hair straight while I work out, an impossibility?

So this week I tried the straight hair look. The first day was fabulous, hair swinging everywhere! However, I’m trying to lose some weight (arent we all!) and as soon as I worked out, my roots reverted instantly. Aveda moisture block is usually fab for stopping reversion in it’s tracks in humid a atmosphere but […]