Why I Need To Think Of My Body Like I Think About My Hair

I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope that you did too! There was great food, wine, family, laughs, arguments. You know, the usual. I will do a post with my end of year hair length check in a couple of days, hint, it’s great news! But for now, back to the business of my […]

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 […]

Hair Today: Lovely Twist Out

I don’t often dabble into the world of twist outs. Firstly because they don’t stretch my hair as well as braids and secondly inch for inch, they cause more tangles than braid outs. My hair also doesn’t seem to agree with the torsion twist demanded when creating the style. That could be more to do […]

Diets Don’t Work For Me, It’s Time To Approach Heath Another Way

Let me start by saying that I am well read in the field of nutrition. I feel that I have read every book out there worth reading and good few more not worth anyone’s time. The main reason for my obsession with nutrition is my current obesity. No I’m not one of those people that […]

Hair Today, Failed Wash & Go And Failed Braid Outs

So I’ve had an ‘I hate my hair’ week. Seriously, every day this week was a bad hair day. I’ve gone from one extreme to another. A failed wash and go ( I remember now why I don’t do these), 2 co-washes and 3 braid outs but my hair just didn’t look right. First off […]

A Quick Overview Of My Health And Weight Loss Journey So Far

I’m not a huge complainer. I am 32 years old and so far have been blessed with general good health, a wonderful husband and a beautiful daughter without too many stressful situations in my life. I hear this from people all the time ‘You are big but you carry your weight well’. Girl I do […]

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 […]

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 […]