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 […]

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 […]

Mid Year Length Check

So we are half way through the year and the time has come for a quick look at my progress so far. As I’ve previsouly stated, I only get 4 inches of hair per year but I’m glad with my progress. My hubby finally told me that I had long hair today. Before this he […]

My First length Check Of The Year – BSL!

How strange, when I first started my journey to long hair I used to drool over length pictures of ladies with BSL hair just praying for the day mine would reach that length. Well today is that day and yet . . . . I still don’t feel like it’s long enough! I mean sure, […]

Anyone’s Hair Can Grow, Even A Man’s!

But I guess you knew that already? Ok, here’s the shortened version of the story. As some of you may know, I decided to transition after my last relaxer in July 2008. Earlier that year, I met my boo, the wonderful Otis. I’ve always had a thing for long hair in a man so I […]

Wet To Straight, Heat Training And Weave

So I went ahead and straightened my hair last week using the wet to straight flat iron. I was scared as hell and for anyone with a weak disposition, DO NOT TRY IT! The sound of my hair sizzling made me cringe but the instructions on the straightener state that the sizzle is a good […]

Heat Training – Session 3

My third session went by without a hitch. I cannot honestly say that I see much of a difference in my hair. Well maybe the back section hangs a bit better but my ends are still as coily as ever! Another thing is I got totally bored with wearing straight hair so the day after […]

Heat Training Hair – Session 2

My first week went by quickly and uneventfully and before I knew it, it was heat training day again. I was feeling brave so I decided to wash my hair in just the 8 braids below:   As soon as it touched water, my hair reverted like crazy! It seems the ghd’s low temparature of […]

Heat Training Hair – Session 1

I did my first heat training session on Thursday. It was an interesting experience. I washed and conditioned my hair on Wednesday evening, I was going to deep condition but my 11 month old daughter wouldn’t let me! My hair was already straightened from the week before and I had no intention of detangling so […]

Hair Straightening Update

I know I said I wouldn’t straighten my hair until next month but I decided on a whim that I would like to have a straight hair week. I washed my hair and deep conditioned with the carmel treatment. After co-washing with a cheapie con in the shower, my hair felt so smooth  I was […]