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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stretched Braid Out With Flat Ironed Roots

Last week I henna’d my hair and it was lovely. I noticed I was getting a bit more breakage during styling than I was accustomed to and the henna stopped that breakage immediately. While some people find that henna makes their hair hard, for me, it makes my hair hard in the sense that it […]

Is There A ‘Safe’ Way To Wear A Braidout?

Further to my post on the main site about braidouts, I wanted to state categorically that I love me a braidout! I’ve always preferred myself curly not to mention that it is the easiest way to style my hair week in week out. As I said in last week’s newsletter I had a few emails […]

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 […]

Glance Braid Water Wave

  I completed the braids finally. You know, I don’t think I will braid my hair with extensions again. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say that because I am exhausted but because throughout the process of braiding, I kept wishing I was braiding just my own hair. When I was about half way through, […]