Styling

  • Loooong time no blog! I’m so sorry I’ve been m.i.a. but work and life have kept me wrapped up and away from my laptop (that not-so-conveniently broke down this weekend). I’ve been trying out a few new things with my tresses, finding new staples, straightening it, tucking it away in…

  • This is the sister post to Sometimes Laziness Pays Off. That easy, moisturizing routine set the foundation for my softest twist out ever, eh-vah! And the best part? My hair remained soft and moisturized for a whole week without any additional co-washing or moisturizing. Whoop whoop! Here is the full…

  • In getting my hair back on the right track, one of the things I needed to address was breakage. I haven’t done a protein treatment since I cut off the last of my relaxed ends last April so I was much overdue. To curb my breakage, I started by co-washing…

  • While on vacation, the last thing you want to do is waste precious time worrying about how to style your hair. Here are 5 low maintenance protective styles perfect for vacations. Box braids   Crochet braids – Curly Styles I’m about a sneeze away from diving in and trying crochet braids.…

  • Try as I might, I couldn’t fall asleep last night so I did what I usually do when Mr. Sandman doesn’t pay me a visit: I played with my hair. [1] I co-wash with Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner [2] Applied TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In Conditioner and detangled…

  • Okay I’m kinda cheating with this week’s wash day post since I haven’t washed my hair since straightened it last week. Forgive me? Pleeeeease? My hair had started puffing out but I wanted to coax a couple more days out of it since I have no clue when I’ll straighten…

  • This week’s #washdayexperience theme is “Voluminous Curls.” Roller sets are a great way to achieve big curls without during direct heat (air from a hooded dryer is considered indirect heat because hair is securely wrapped around a roller while drying). Back when my hair was relaxed, roller sets where a…

  • Saturday night I blow dried my hair, fully intending to flat-iron it. By the time my hair was dry my arms were tired, my biceps burned and I was fresh out of patience. I ended up flat ironing one row before calling it quits. I wore my hair in a…