Monday, August 31, 2009

The Braid out/Twist out Drama continues

So, I have pretty much master the braid out/twist out...but EVERYTIME I try to wear it to the office it is busted.

I am SO distraught today...
A whole day of ugly hair.

Can't wait to get home and redo on dry hair...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Loving my curls **Pics added**

So....I washed out my press.
It was nice...but pressing takes some of the bulkiness out of my hair that flat ironing leaves.

I did a twist out and I LOVE it.

Here are a couple of pics...The pic in the blue is the second day hair! :-)

***Edited to add pics****

Monday, August 10, 2009

Beauty Salon Update: Pressed Hair

As planned, I went to the salon on friday. I was VERY nervous and was really hoping that I would not leave looking like Cousin Pearl. Well. Here is my experience:

I arrived at 5:30 and she immediately had the shampoo girl start on me. After a conditioning treatment, she lightly blow dried my hair on a warm setting. Once my hair was 80% dry, she placed me under the dryer. After sitting there maybe 10 minutes, she got me out. She then gave me a good ole press and curled my hair with some marcels.

When she whipped me around I could not hide my smile! I LOVED it. It looked light and bouncy. I had MAJOR movement. Unfortunately the humidity stole my curls before I made it home...but once I wrapped my was silky and bouncy.

I will DEFINITELY be back in two weeks. My hair is not the length I would like, but it is nice and thick and a decent length.

Me happy!

Flax Seed Oil: Is it really beneficial

A few months I vitamin supplement shopping. I know that I had read several positive reviews on Flax Seed oil and Omega fatty acids. I decided to give Flax Seed a spin!

Well I took it off and on for a few weeks without even reading up on it to see WHAT the benefits are!

Well today, I decided to do a little research. I found that Flax Seed is a healthy fat that is very very beneficial to us! Some of the benefits of flaxseed are:

healthy hair and nails
lowers blood pressure
healthy skin
reduces the risk of cancer

What else could you ask for?!?!

Read more about the benefits of flaxseed oil here!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Split Ends: What causes them? Part 1

Well, since I am fighting a losing battle with split ends, I decided to do a little research. We all know that before we can FIX a problem we have to first identify the problem and what is causing it.

Since my last trim, I have been depressed so I have kept my hair in a protective bun 90% of the time. I did wear a puff twice. ONLY twice. I sleep in a satin cap and on a satin pillow case. What could be causing my hair trauma?!

Readind online, I have found the following reasons to be the most common causes of split ends:

Excessive use of hot styling tools (irons, hot curlers, blow dryers, hot combs).
Overuse of chemical treatments (relaxers, perms, hair color).
Use of inferior styling tools that rip or snag hair (cheap synthetic brushes or combs, brush rollers, etc.,).
Environmental damage from heat, cold, wind and other climate issues.
Lack of routine maintenance such as regular trimming.
Improper detangling techniques.
Use of inferior hair care products.
Excessive use of styling products such as gels, waxes and sprays.
Trimming with inferior scissors.

(the above courtesy of

After reading this, I have narrowed down the cause of my damage to either:

Too much washing/manipulating my hair. Maybe the daily conditioner washes are just a bit much.

Improper detangling. Perhaps I am doing it wrong.

Use of styling tools. Could my beloved Denman be doing more harm than good?

What am I going to do about it?
Well for startes I am going to get my hair straightened tomorrow. I plan to wear my hair straight 98% of the time. This will eliminate the need of the Denman and detangling as well as daily conditioner washes. My only concern is how to prevent reversion while working out.

Stay tuned for updates.

Look of the day: Satin Dress

Daily Style Inspiration (styled by me!:-))

Tiffany & Co. at ShopStyle

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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One lazy Sunday afternoon I was watching this movie on television. It was SO good. I was upset that I did not get to finish it and have been hunting for it since! I recently found it on Amazon for $2.58! I feel a movie night coming on!

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Update on my hair

So...I have become quite disgusted with my hair and was ALMOST about to cave in and relax. To be perfectly honest, I still MAY relax. I really do not want too...but it appears as though my ends are not fond of textured styles. I got a trim a few weeks ago and already it looks as tho I need another one.

I have decided to seek the help of a licensed stylist and wear my hair straight for a bit. I am UBER depressed about it because I may have to cut my hair again. I got so close to APL only to start loosing length. All I know is, if when I start seeing this stylist I do not see a change....I will be texturizing. My whole reason for going natural was healthier, thicker, longer hair. If I am going to be damaged, I may as well have the conveneince of a relaxer.

At any rate....just sharing my little distraught thoughts...