Birthday Hair – Long Crotchet Braids

It was my birthday yesterday, me and hubby left Jasmine with her nana, we went away for a quiet-ish weekend together. It’s the first time in ages that we have left her and she screamed the house down when she realized that she wasn’t coming with us. It tore my heart out. I got an […]

Midweek Impromptu Braid Out

Tuesday night I was obliged to do my hair because I was going somewhere on Wednesday and I didn’t think that a simple bun would cut it. So using no combs on a little bit of Keracare natural textures twist cream I braided my hair in 6 large braids and released the following morning. The […]

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 […]

Protective Styles Over The Past 2 Months

I’ve been on a protective styling craze in the past couple of months. I’ve been caught between the urge to protective style while simultaniously searching for the easiest, least boring way of wearing my hair while still being able to play in it. Contradiction you say? Well yes but I have learned plenty. For instance I […]

Stretched Braid Out With Flat Ironed Roots

Last week I henna’d my hair and it was lovely. I noticed I was getting a bit more breakage during styling than I was accustomed to and the henna stopped that breakage immediately. While some people find that henna makes their hair hard, for me, it makes my hair hard in the sense that it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Henna Treatment For Strength And Cuticle Smoothing

I used to love my henna treatments a few years back but once I started coloring my hair with box colors I had to give up the henna because of their incompatibility. Well after deciding that the health of my hair and cuticles is more important than highlights (although I reserve the right to change […]

Length Update End 2011 Beginning 2012

A look back at 2011 and I am kind of satisfied with my progress. I am unimpressed with the retention that I had from my mid year check to end year results because I fully expected to reach waist length by the end of the year but you live and learn! What I learned is […]

Chinese Virgin Hair Install & Braiding Pattern

So I wore my kinky curly weave for the last time. As gorgeous as the hair still was, the tangling became too much to bear and I had to take it down. I have had the hair just over a year and in fact it was in November of last year that I boiled it […]