Saturday, 29 November 2014

Straight Hair Don't Care?! (Part 1)

So contrary to the plans I had to go 6 months without heat, I took a blow-dryer and flatiron to my hair at roughly the 5-month mark. I had a funeral to attend and I didn't think my usual care-free curls were appropriate, nor was I in the mood to rock a bun!

hair in a ponytail after the wind got me!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Remove Crochet Braids in 15 Minutes!

I had 2 short stints with crochet braids - roughly a week each.
I am just not digging fake hair right now, they (Senegalese twists + crochet braids) feel like a more of a bother. I may try to find a half wig and hopefully the fact that I don't have to commit to it long-term will help ease me back into long-term protective styling.
So anyway, having removed the crochet braids with relative ease and in a very short time, I decided to quickly share how I did so with you. Now the method I used is not rocket science but sharing it may very well help someone out. I did it in 3 steps:

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

HOTD : Pin-curled Faux-hawk

Hey you guys!
I am stopping by to show you how I wore my hair last Sunday.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Deep Conditioning - Products, Techniques, Tips & Tricks!

A little while back a friend of mine asked on my facebook page for some product recommendations.
I know that I am beginning to reach many individuals who are new to this hair journey thing and don't know where to start re products, so I thought that instead of answering her directly, I would do a short series dedicated to that purpose.

Now, I know that products work differently for each individual, so rather than "recommend" products, I will go ahead and tell you about some of my personal faves in each category.

Deep conditioning, in my book, is perhaps the most critical part of a hair journey so of course, that is what I'll start the series off with. So without further adieu, here are some of my all time favorite deep conditioners. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Show & Tell - Crochet Braids

Hey guys!
I'm coming at you with another protective style - crochet braids.
crochet braids - hair  not styled/ straight out the pack
I installed this style on my own on the 4th of November. I actually installed crochet braids once before about 3 weeks ago but wasn't too fond of the outcome and consequently, I have no pictures to prove their existence. It looked good with a hat on and that was about it. I left it in for a week because I had somewhere to be and didn't want to wear busted hair. Thankfully, this time around I like them a lot better. However, I still don't think they'll be in for very long because once again I have an event.
So anyway, about this style:

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Left Me Wanting More - Lotta Body Moisturize Me - Curl & Style Milk

I am a sucker for conditioners and moisturizers!
If I were to hoard anything it would be them. So when I saw that Lottabody, a product that I have been using to do my roller-sets since God knows when, had a new line out which includes a moisturizer, I knew I had to give it a try.
Today I am sharing with you a moisturizer that I have been head over heels for for the past few weeks. Every time I execute the LOC method, this is what I have been reaching for. What I'm speaking of is the
Lotta body

Moisturize Me

Curl & Style Milk (with coconut & shea oils)


Claims: Coconut and shea oils deeply hydrate hair from the inside out, leaving hair soft and nourished with brilliant shine. Moisturize dry, frizzy hair for springy, hydrated curls. Detangles, conditions, and controls curls while adding brilliant shine, body, and bounce.

Product Benefits: Defines curls. Tames frizz. Adds moisture & brilliant shine.

For relaxed & natural hair


How to use:  Apply to damp, towel-dried or dry hair. Distribute evenly through hair with fingers from roots to ends. Style as desired.


Ingredients: The main ingredients on the list (in actual order) are water, shea butter, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol & parfum. (Not bad huh?) It contains both natural and manmade properties. It also contains some lovely oils that are beneficial to your hair.