Saturday, August 30, 2014

Crochet Braids: Take Care of Your OWN Hair Too

Hello there Saints! I am about to remove my crochet braids for the month of August this week. Needless to say this is my one and only long-term go to protective style! I have been amazed how well my hair does when I just leave it ALONE.  I was not a believer in wearing protective styles long term until I found the right one for me. I will not snub protective styles anymore. Whatever protective style you choose to wear, Saints, wear it well and make sure to take care of your own hair too.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Hello there Saints! Your girl is still out here. Alot has been going on with our family but it is all good things here and there. None the less I want to give a few updates on what has been happening with me. ;o)

Hair Care
I'm still transitioning out of my heat damaged hair. It has been 5 months since my dreadful set back but none the less it is growing out. I am transitioning through it with crochet braid extensions. I'm currently on my 3rd install of crochets and still very much enjoying this protective style. I shampoo my scalp once weekly, moisturize and seal daily, and oil my scalp 2 to 3 times weekly. Very low maintenance for me with crochets.

Weight Loss Journey
Well, after all the holidays last year, the food has stayed with me. So, I am now on a weight loss journey as well. I have gained 15lbs since November

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Long Term Protective Style: Crochet Braid Extensions

Hello there Saints! I'm still out here. I have been hibernating (aka pouting) since I heat damaged my hair in December 2013. After ending my transition to natural in August 2013, four months later I heat damaged my hair majorly! How did you do that CBCLady? I had the bright idea to flat iron my hair in order self trim.  I actually flat ironed twice in the same week. The second flat iron with my GVP flat iron from Sally Beauty was the straw that broke the camel's back. The flat iron itself is awesome however I did not keep my temperature down and the end result...HEAT DAMAGE.

Yes, Saints, I am now currently transitioning out of the heat damage.  I was on the line to just buzz all my hair off when I realized I had damaged my hair. After counseling with my husband and the Lord (of course), I decided to transition out of the heat damage. How are you transitioning out of your heat damage, CBCLady?  Keep reading to find out... ;o)

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

VO5 Conditioner & Eco Styler Gel

Hello Saints and Happy New Year! Process of elimination continues.... So, for awhile I had been wearing my hair in flat twist outs and recently wash n' goes. When I put my leave-in and/or curly pudding in my hair then apply my Eco Styler Gel I would end up with little white clumps in my hair. My hair looked ashy and white for some reason. I did not have it before but now I did. So, I had to recap. I washed my little girls hair (she's 7yrs old) last week. Shampoo'd, oil rinsed, AVC rinsed and then conditioned her hair with VO5 Moisture Milk Conditioner. When I began to twist her hair I applied her leave-in, curly butter and sealed with my whipped shea butter. As soon as I put the Eco gel on, her hair clumped with little white balls. I remembered whenever I used VO5 conditioner and gel in her hair, it did not mix well at all.