Wash Day, Henna And A Major Change To My Regimen

Wash day this weekend took two days instead of one. It’s been ages since I did an Aphogee 2 step and my last henna gloss just over 9 weeks ago. They both work as well as each other but again henna won out over Aphogee as my strengthener of choice. Last weekend I noticed a bit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]