Approaching Shrinkage With A Noodle-head Curly Afro

Last week I felt the urge to go with a shrunken style. More often than not shrinkage does not go hand in hand with length retention and as such I try to avoid it as much as possible. I must say that I am not against the idea of shrinkage as long as it is approached in a  controlled […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

My New Juicy Body Regimen, Correcting My Overfed But Undernourished Body

I mean juicing fruits and vegetables if you didn’t quite get that. Forgive the double entendre in the title but I just couldn’t resist! I did a ton of research before actually deciding on my body regimen. Same as I did when I was researching my hair regimen at the beginning. Unfortunately with diets, there are thousands upon […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]