Monday, January 27, 2014

Blow out!!

I blew it out!

I've been feeling like my hair has been loosing its density as I age, but when I see these pictures it looks very much the same as it did when I was younger.  I need to stop worrying so much!

I am now entering a phase where I want it all dark again though :-/

I may waylay my plans for length for a little bit while I trim the rest of the color out over the summer.  I thought about putting a rinse over it, but I finally have the majority of my natural color now, so I don't want to mask it with anything.

The process to blow dry it was simple:
  • I split my wet hair into 6 twisted sections then put a turbie towel on for about 20 minutes to absorb access water. 
  • I then applied the Nubian Heritage Honey Black seed heat protectant leave in and then foam with avocado oil on top for shine. 
  • I used the tension method to mostly dry my detangled hair on medium heat while held taught.
  • Then used higher heat and the comb attachment to smooth it out a bit more.  It probably took about 5-8 min per section. 
I twisted it up after the blow out and then wore the twists for most of last week in various up-dos.
Over the weekend I finger combed it and put it in much larger twists with curlers and the last pic is the result of that.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

"Shrinkage is Not the Enemy" was re-posted on Black Girl Long Hair! :)

My post about not making an enemy out of shrinkage was posted on Black Girl Long Hair!! 

Feeling honored.  The comments are giving me so much energy to write more :) Go on over there to read the comments and weigh in

And thanks @ Rinney for noticing my article!! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wash & Go in Winter. I do not fully endorse, but...

But sometimes it's just so easy and fast.

Just before the holiday break I went to a few holiday gatherings at friends houses.  A Friday night and then a Sat night back to back. One was a wine party and the other a game party. I wore my hair big for these too but didn't stretch it out with heat, only pineappling at night.  I used Castor oil, Nubian heritage Honey Blackseed leave-in and Wetline Extreme gel. I diffused pretty well before going out into the cold, so it worked out pretty well.

I didn't get pictures on the first 2 days but here is day 3 hair :)

I didn't lose any curl pattern since the Press in early December.  Phewww!

Around the house I had it like this, and by the end of that week I was wearing it like below and in buffs to work. I have to wear a headband when I wear it out now because I'm growing my bang out again, for now.  So my hair hits awkwardly on my face when not stretched.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

It's 2014!!

Here is a Summary of my holiday hair prep and how it all turned out :)

Prep- big huge twists left to dry.  Wetline extreme gel and hairveda almond glaze.

 I had a lot of shrinkage and wanted bigger hair for my new years dress so I used my flat iron on 300 to stretch it out.

Then I had this kinda high neck dress so I wanted it big, but it looked kinda better up.  I decided on a half and half type of style :)

And a few picts of the night :)

Hope you all are staying warm and enjoying 2014 thus far.  Sorry for the brevity of words vs the onslaught of pictures.  I was like let me just get these up before it's about to be February lol.

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