Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Moisturize,Seal, Protective Style....Rinse and Repeat

I am happy to report that I have been holding steady with my "new and improved" regimen.  Instead of focusing on growth, I am working on retaining and caring for my hair.  Recently, I adapted the following regimen:

  • Washing (with a sulfate free shampoo) once a week
  • Deep Conditioning/Steaming Once a Week
  • Keeping my hair is braids/cornrows under a wig or instant weave for one week

This has been working pretty well for me.  I can admit that my hair ADD is getting the best of me.  I am growing tired of the same ole look with my instant weaves.  I was really wanting a sew in...but don't want to depart from my regimen.  This lead to the creation of my first U part wig.  I made the wig and cut it in a bob style.  I could have done a better job with the combs and the cap is a little big...but overall I am pleased.

A little more about my regimen, what makes it work so well is HOW my hair is braided.  I pray each piece of hair with a mixture of braid spray and infusium 2, coat it with a deep conditioner and an oil.  When I finally take my braids down at the end  of the week...super moisturized hair.  Have to love it!

When I started this journey, my hair was shedding really bad.  I have started using Alter Ego Hot Oil Treatment once every other week.  A month later, I barely see any shed hair after being braided for a week! How great is that?!

Pictures of my U Part Wig coming the is a sneak peek!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Annual Check In| I Officially Suck

Well it appears things are right on schedule for my annual check in. *insert shame here*  I can't believe it has been 12 whole months since I've updated here.  As mentioned in my last post, I have decided to transition BACK to my natural hair.  I knew immediately after getting a relaxer in 2010 I would soon come back to the light.

After a fifteen month transition, I finally cut what I THOUGHT was all of my relaxed ends of in early September 2012.  I wasn't too pleased with my results.  My second  third transition was quite different from my first second.  This time my style of choice was a sew in weave.  I can say that I was able to retain a great amount of length, but the thickness of my suffered greatly.  Also, this time, instead of chopping at home, I went to a salon for a professional job.  For the sake of vanity, she left a bit of relaxed ends in by bang area.  Now here's where it gets tricky.  When I started my transition, my nape was shaved.  With that being said, I have been fully natural in the every back of my head from quite some time.  Well after my "chop", I went home to wash only to discover heat damage.  The stylist did a great job but my delicate strands just couldn't take the heat.  I will soon be doing a "corrective chop" to get rid of my straight ends.
(Wet hair before I went for my "chop")
(one year of progress thanks to a sew in...before my "chop")
(After my chop)

Currently, my hair is a bit thin for my taste and a little short as well.  I am at a similar length as my first BC only without the thickness.  I have decided to take a personal "challenge".  After growing tired of my hair and it's appearance, I took to LHCF (Long Hair Care Forum) for ideas for tweaking my regimen.  I have come up with a modified Deep Moisture Method.  In coming days I will share pics of my starting point and detail of my "challenge".

In the meantime, here is a recent pic of me in my former staple....the instant weave!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Checking IN

Well...4 relaxer! I am currently in a sew in! My hair is SO short it's hard to wear it any other way right now. I promise to be back with pics soon! I can not wait to be back on the other side! :-)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Guess who's back?

I am starting my transition! I was going to wait until after the wedding...but I think I am just going to get my roots flat ironed as needed here on out!

Be on the look out! More updates to come!

KinkyCurlycool is back! :-)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Big Hair Issue! I have ADHD...self diagnosed. But check it out. So, I relaxed and cut my hair October 31 2010 after losing thickness to a medication my physician prescribed. I have been rocking and loving my short cut....but....

There is a void. :-) I am a natural girl at heart! SO.... I am trying to decide WHEN I am going to transition back to natural hair. Here are my choices:

1. After my wedding in October
2. NOW
3. As soon as my back is a little bit longer to withstand a ponytail

I have NO idea how my hair will be for my wedding day... All I DO know is, I can not WAIT to be natural again. With hair as short as mine, the transition should not be very long at ALL. When it's cut, my hair grows very fast. Sad part is, my FI loves my hair cut. Maybe I will rock the cut until I say I do to look special for him on that day....then after the's all natural baby!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Well...a lot has changed since April 2010. For one...I am not longer natural! :-/ Bittersweet!

I am engaged...and I am about to start a new job!

Since I am no longer natural, I decided to start a new blog to continue documenting my wonderful journey through life.

I hope to return to natural I will not close Kinky Curly Cool....but for now.... you can find me and my new sassy short relaxed cut at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Weight Loss Update

So, I have less than 30 days until my cruise. I recently decided to get very serious about my weightloss. Not only because of the cruise, but because I have a closet full of clothing that I can not fit.

How do I plan to lose this weight? Two ways, weight watchers and working out. I recently joined a local gym. The facitlity is REALLY nice and has an awesome childcare center as well as several activities for my son. One of my biggest challenges in working out is childcare. My son is 8 and can not accompany me on the treadmill. I love that my new guy has a childcare center than is open until 9 on most nights. They also have swimming lesions for the little one and se veral other activities he can enjoy while mom is working it out.

Weight Watchers
The beast. While many make it look terribly aeasy, the truth is, it isn’t. Why isn’t it easy? Because weight watchers is not a crash diet or a quick little diet that helps you lose so many pounds. Weight watchers is a lifestyle change and it takes some time to get acclimated to things.

I am starting my third week on weight watchers and my fourth week of working on (second week in the gym…first two I was doing it the old fashioned way outside). So far my progress is as follows:

Weight Loss: 2.8 pounds
Inches lost: 2 inches from waist

I have not been consistent with measuring anything but my waist. Maybe when things get good and my clothes start fitting better I will be more detailed with my stats. For now, this is it Jack! 

Biggest Challenges for this week:
Limiting my WINE and MARGARITA intake (a girl is stressed)
Finding a better way to deal with Stress
Keeping SUGAR out of my mouth (evil cupcakes and gummy bears)