Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm back with lots to share!

I have been MIA for almost a year, but I did that on purpose. I wanted to learn more about my hair and to also simplify my regimen. I am very proud to almost be 2 years natural and I know what my hair loves and needs! The best feeling EVER!

I have a Spring/ Summer regimen, but Fall/ Winter is a little bit different.

Shampoo: Tresemme Naturals Low Sulfate Shampoo, ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoo: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo

Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner (Silicone Free)

Hair Butter: Good ole Shea butter!

Moisturizer: Water, Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream

Gel: IC Fantasia (clear gel), EcoStyler Gel (Olive Oil)

Oils: Hot Six Oil (only used when I straighten my hair)

I think my winter regimen is pretty simple. I have realized that I don't do a lot of things that other naturals do. I don't deep condition my hair, I use sulfate shampoos, I don't oil my scalp. I also don't moisturize and seal my hair everyday. I do it twice a week (if that). I don't do wash and go's either. I will explain more about why I do the things that I do for my hair later. Until then!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

So I used the flat iron again lol

It has been 13 months since I did the Big Chop! I decided it was time for a trim. I straightened my hair so that I could see the dead ends. Here are pictures! I will tell you guys how I prepared my hair for straightening later this weekend!

View from the side

View from the back

Video Footage of My Straightened Hair

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I tried my graduation hairstyle again and I liked it, but I decided that I don't want to do it again! It took way too much effort to get my hair to roll the way I wanted it to. Today I have my hair in twists so that I can do a twist out for graduation. I think I will flatten the top of my hair a little bit so that my cap will fit over my head! To show how busy I've been, here's a picture of me in Starbucks attempting to study! ha!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Closer Look At My Graduation Hairstyle

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Long Update!

Sorry everyone for waiting a whole month to do another post! I am preparing to graduate next month and I've been pretty busy trying to work on job applications and finish school on a great note! Sometimes I also go through a spell where I don't feel like making videos or blog posts anymore :( I am back and I plan to keep up with my blog more often. I also plan to start making more videos too! I've been in a search of the perfect style for graduation, because my hair has to fit underneath my cap! I'll talk about this in another post!

Update time!

I have completely changed my regimen and I am in love with the combination of products I have been using! I am currently using....

Chagrin Valley Soap bars - these bars help me with my itchy scalp and they also keep my hair soft! I don't think I will ever use anything else!

My Pretty Hair is Parched Conditioner by Renpure Organics - This conditioner makes my hair super soft and has a lot of slip as well!

Lekair Hair Cholesterol Plus - this is the pink conditioner and it's great! I only use this about once a month because it is so heavy. My hair doesn't necessarily need a heavy conditioner all the time. It is also a good light protein treatment. Sometimes I mix EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) in the conditioner to make the comb glide through my hair.

Tresemme Naturals Silicone Free Conditioner - This is a great conditioner that I purchased 1 1/2 months ago. I love love love this stuff! I use it to condition my hair sometimes, but I use it mostly as a leave in conditioner. It is very moisturizing and has become my staple moisturizer. I also put two pumps of the conditioner into my spray bottle with water and use it when I need to moisturize my hair in between washes.

Shea Butter - I have been using shea butter so much lately! I love this stuff! I apply shea butter to my hair right after I have moisturized my hair with the Tresemme conditioner. I then add some Hot Six Oil (I love the smell lol) on top of the shea butter. My hair loves this combination!

Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding - I use this stuff when I want to do a defined style. It also prevents my hair from shrinking as much as it normally would without the pudding.

These products have really worked well in my hair and I'm proud for finally having a complete regimen! Shoot, it took about 10 months! lol

I also tried a different hairstyle.

Sorry my pictures aren't very detailed, but I will make a video today or tomorrow so that I can show my hair up close and describe my style.

Monday, October 11, 2010

How to Know When To Trim!

I am only giving my honest opinion in this post and I am no expert! :)

Ha! Look at that sock in my picture! I need to do betta! lol

It has been 9 months since I BC'd (big chopped) and I hadn't gotten a trim since then. For the whole 9 months of being natural, I've always wondered how will I know when it's time for a hair trim. Last week I found the courage to trim my own natural hair! I did it because my ends were uneven and it became difficult to twist the ends of my hair. I used the same technique that Youtube users Sheacocoaluv and RusticBeauty use.

My self-trimming technique:

1. Section your hair for styling.
2. Take a smaller section and place it in between your index and middle fingers so that it will give you a place to trim your hair.
3. Continue with moisturizing your hair
4. Twist or style hair as planned!

I loved this technique and my ends felt so much better when I was done. I don't have a steady hand so I was very proud of myself for being able to master this technique. I still don't know how often I will trim my hair, but right now I think that I should trim when my ends start to look uneven or a little rough.

So what's next? I think I will do a dry twist out on my hair. I just bought a wonderful leave-in (Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In Cream) and I bought a heat protectant from Aveda. I'm excited to try these products for my 1st dry twist out! :)