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! […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Own Hair Straightened, An Update

I got ‘weave checked’ today, by my sister of all people! She asked me ‘is that a weave?’. I said no but she proceeded to dig her fingers into my scalp anyway just to make sure. It was funny but it also got me thinking, is my hair approaching ‘long’ now? My hair touches the […]