Springtime Break In Amsterdam

Before I even get started can I just qualify my absence by saying that I’ve been mad busy over the last few months. Who knew that being a blogger/enterpreneur (yes I think of myself as one of those now) could take so much time away from you. There’s simply isn’t enough time in the day! […]

Trying Out Bunning As A Long Term Protective Styling Strategy

Today I am doing the more ‘traditional’ blog post format instead of the ‘talking head’ videos I have been doing for the last few weeks. Although videos are easier to do, they require me to get my thoughts organized before I hit the record button which can sometimes feel like a lot of work. On […]

One Of The Only Stylists That I Would Ever Let Touch My Hair

Based on this title you may think that I have something against stylists. I don’t. No really I don’t. It’s just the ones I have come across so far have not impressed me enough for me to put my head within reaching distance of their salons. I came across Renice’s website years and years ago at the beginning of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Have Achieved My Goal – Waist Length At Last!

**Warning** This post will be a picture fest! Exactly 4.5 years ago in July 2008 I discovered the online hair community and I decided to start stretching my relaxers. The stretch turned into a full blown transition with a dream of someday having waist length hair. That day is today (well, last week really) Yaaay!!!!! As I […]

All I Want For Christmas Is Shiny Waves!

Hope everyone had a good Christmas, I know I did. I didn’t drink much, mostly because I like to drink some ruby port at this time of year but because it’s so strong, I usually can’t have more than one glass without feeling woozy.  😉 When my hair gets frustrating I find that putting it […]

Wash Day In Mini Braids – Moisture & Roller Set

On Wednesday I had to cook something that involved frying spices and my porous hair loooves to absorb smells. Usually I remember to cover my hair with a scarf or hat if I’m going to do some heavy duty cooking but by the time I remembered to do so, it was already too late and […]

Wash Day Henna Gloss In Mini Braids Plus A Length Comparison

I attended the Return to your roots event last Sunday and it was lots of fun. I wish I’d had the foresight to take pictures of some of the wonderful hair I saw that day. Mostly it was an event for newbies who were considering transitioning plus veterans who just wanted confirmation that the’d made […]

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 […]