Monthly Archives: August 2012

My Natural Hair Journey… Month 3!!!

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Good morning everybody,  I thought I would give you an update on my journey since the big chop on May 05, 2012.  It’s been more than three months and I am loving my hair more and more everyday.  So far I have not done much with my TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) because I opted to put braids for the summer months, but the hair is growing healthy.  I am looking forward to the day where I could do my first twist out, bantu knots etc…  I will definitely start putting some tutorials once I master some hairstyles.

In the meanwhile, I wash my hair regularly with Tressemme Naturals ( conditioner only as I am trying the no poo method), and I apply a mixture of Miss Antilles, Coconut oil, Moroccan oil once or twice a week.  I keep my hair hydrated by spraying it with water every night before I go to bed.  I do a deep conditioning once a month.  The night before I am due to wash my hair, I spray my hair overnight with Apple Cider Vinegar.

Well that’s it for now, don’t forget to Rock Your Natural Hair With Pride!!!

Protective Styles

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So what is the deal with protective styles?  Is it true or simply a myth?  I know many natural woman swear by them.  They insist that by keeping the hair’s ends out of sight helps them to retain length.   The benefit of protective styling is allowing your hair to rest from combing or brushing daily, by doing so you will maintain your new growth in a healthy state.  Also if you are going away on vacation where you want go to the beach or the pool on a daily basis, protective styling might be a good idea, don’t forget to protect your hair from the sun.

Do not neglect your hair while it is in protective styles, don’t forget to wash your hair regularly and apply mosturizer and oil.

Protective Styles

1. Bun or Chignon

2. Two-Strand Twists

3. Braids

4. Weaves

5. Wigs

Check out these 4 protective styles tutorial from SimplYounique

Natural shampoo recipe

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If you are not wild about the no-poo method here is a recipe that I found at wellnessmama.com.  I have been trying the no-poo method for a while now but I find that I miss the foaming aspect of shampoo.  I will definitely try this recipe in the near future.

Ingredients:

  1. Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar of some kind (pump soap dispensers and even foaming dispensers work well for this. If you use a foaming dispenser, add 1/4 cup of distilled water)
  2. Shake well to mix.
  3. Keep in shower for up to a month.
  4. Shake before each use.
  5. Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo