My Havana Twists And Why I Will No Longer Be Using Extensions On My Daughter’s Hair

I have always made use of braid extensions. Having had them installed on my own hair since childhood, kanekalon hair has always been sort of an extension or my hair care repertoire. I will not knock braids now because along with weaves, they have been instrumental in my length retention efforts over the years. I […]

Box Braids And Why I Believe That The Idea Of Health At Every Size Is Nonesense

For the past couple of weeks I’ve had very little to say about my hair and with good reason too, I got a set of box braids! They are not small enough to be micros but not very large either. I would really like to say that I love them but honestly, even though I […]

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 […]

Birthday Hair – Long Crotchet Braids

It was my birthday yesterday, me and hubby left Jasmine with her nana, we went away for a quiet-ish weekend together. It’s the first time in ages that we have left her and she screamed the house down when she realized that she wasn’t coming with us. It tore my heart out. I got an […]

Protective Styles Over The Past 2 Months

I’ve been on a protective styling craze in the past couple of months. I’ve been caught between the urge to protective style while simultaniously searching for the easiest, least boring way of wearing my hair while still being able to play in it. Contradiction you say? Well yes but I have learned plenty. For instance I […]

Time For A Change Back To Shoulder Length!

Nah it’s not what you think, I didn’t cut my hair off! But I am wearing shorter hair for the next few weeks. This style is courtesy of crotchet (latch hook) braids and I love this look so much I can’t believe that I haven’t done this before. I used synthetic kinky curly hair (because of the […]

Twistgate – The Day I Hated Having Natural Hair

I don’t often do ‘natural styles’ per se. I will wear braids on occasion or braid outs but I’ve never really delved too deep into the world of twists as a hairstyle. Imagine me seeing this set of gorgeous mini twists from beautifullyounique and I was convinced that I could not go another second without having […]

Curly Hair Good Straight Hair Better

Quick update. After 20 years of being overweight, I have finally come to the conclusion that no diet will ever work for me. I will shortly be having gastric band surgery (can’t wait). I am starting a new blog about it so if you are interested in weighty issues and the like just mozy over […]

My Yearly Braids!

It seems that I only get braids once a year. It was around this time last year that I last dipped my toe in the braids pool before I got wooed by weaves. For some reason last week I got the itch again and before I knew it I was rummaging through my old stash. […]

My new individual braids, and I love them!

After the shenanigans of a couple of weeks ago with taking down the curly braids that I had installed after just 1 week, I thought it would be a good few months before I attempted to braid up again. How wrong I was! My sister wanted her hair braided and I ended up doing her […]

I’m taking the braids down

Ok, just a week after braiding my hair up I have had it! Every time I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror I get annoyed. I knew that I shouldn’t have done these extensions when I just wasn’t feeling it. Next time I will follow my intuition. I just want them outta my […]