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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Protective Styling

One of my new year's resolutions for my hair is to do more protective styling.  So I tried to improve on my anniversary style.  Youtube has been my best friend these days.  This is what I came up with:

 I like this style a lot better than the anniversary style because it looks like it was planned whereas the anniversary style just looked thrown together (even though I wore it for 10 days like it was fabulous!)
I'm not gaga over this style but it's cute.  I think it makes me a little younger than I want to look.  I will keep it til Saturday at least then try something new.  I have a few more styles up my sleeve that I wanna give a try.  I'm definitely loving the flat twists and I keep getting better at them.  Stay tuned to see what I try next.

I'm also thinking about getting a wig.  I've never been in to fake hair or hair that's not mine but I think I want to try it.  I will definitely keep you posted on what comes of that.

Til next time, thanks for reading.  Be blessed.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 Hair Resolutions

A lot of people make new year's resolutions and a lot of nappies make resolutions specifically about their hair.  Since I'm trying to grow healthy hair, I've decided to make a few hair resolutions myself.

1. Try protective styling.  Protective syling will help me retain length and hopefully stop me from doing damage to my hair.  Many naturals swear by it so I figure it can't hurt to try.  It will also give me an opportunity to try out new styles without overly manipulating my hair.  I figure I'll try a new style and see if I can make it last for 2 weeks.

2.  Pre-poo and deep condition.  I've recently tried pre-pooing at the advice of my BFF and I love it.  Pre-pooing has helped my hair retain moisture and adds shine.  It also makes my hair soft and fluffy.  Deep conditioning has helped keep my ends from being fuzzy and makes my hair easy to detangle.

3.  Keep my regimen simple.  I'm really trying to keep things (including my products) simple when it comes to my hair.  Too much of a good thing can backfire.  Keeping it simple will cut down on manipulation as well.

4. Pay attention and take care of my hair.  I want to make sure I pay attention to how my hair (and scalp) reacts to different regimens and products.  At the same time, I want to take care to make sure I'm not damaging it.  It's thinning in the front and I've had split ends, and I want to make sure it doesn't get any worse.  I realize my hair won't grow if it's damaged for whatever reason.

5.  Take care of my body.  I also realize that if I take care of my body from the inside, the outside will be healthy as well.  I need to start back on my exercise regimen and eating right.  Taking my vitamins and medications won't hurt either.

So that's my list and I think I can manage it.  I'm trying to fine tune my regimen now so everything is in motion for a healthy year for my hair.

Do you have any hair resolutions?

Til next time, thanks for reading.  Be blessed.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I put the front in 4-5 big twists Thursday night; the back is still flat twisted.  I didn't go anywhere Friday so I wore my bonnet all day.  I took them out last night (Sat) just because.  This is what I found:

Words can not express what I'm feeling right now.  :((

That is all.