Thursday, November 27, 2008

What to do??

Okay, so the purpose of this blog is to talk about FRAGILE hair. Today, my concern is with my daughter's hair. I've allowed her to wear it in an afro for the last few days but it was not looking so hot I decided to put it in cornrows. Armed with a spray bottle of water and very GENTLY pulling the hair apart with the comb and parting it SLOWLY, I did okay and kept from damaging her hair TOO much. I noticed SEVERAL patches in her hair where the hair was less than an inch long and I REALLY think that rubber bands were the culprit. When I used to take her hair down and shampoo it, I would notice SO much hair going down the drain. The last couple of times that I washed it, however, she did not lose NEARLY as much hair. I haven't been using my old standby Suave Daily Clarifying either, so I think that helps with the brittleness. I'm hoping that in six months I can get the growth back for her with my NEW gentle methods and great products. I would like to even her hair up as well, but we'll see how it goes. No more rubber bands for her!! I've thrown them out, so we'll see how it goes.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I've figured it out! Keep it simple!! Cleanse, moisturize daily pick and go!! It CAN't get much eaiser than this!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Hey fragile-haired friends!! Today I made my own shampoo. I basically had about 3-4 ozs of veggie glycerin that I poured into a bottle of about 8-12 ounces of castile soap. The soap of choice was the peppermint kind. I was AMZED at how soft my hair felt after shampooing!! I tried to do an ACV rinse after that and it made my hair hard so I won't be doing that again! I am so happy!! Now I have my regimen totally down. I shampoo with my homemade mixture and then apply the Qhemet Amla and Olive Heavy Cream, pick and go! I also use the AOHC on my daughter's hair and it feels great!!! No more Blue Magic!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Okay, so I was using the Leche de Coco from Asha's and I woke up one morning with my scalp itchy and inflamed. The only thing different in that product from what I have been using is the ylang ylang. so what now?? Well, I have some Qhemet on the way and I can't wait to get it. I tried using my daughter's Blue Magic (wonderful for HER hair) and it makes my hair virtually IMPOSSIBLE topick out, so I won't be able to continue using it. I remeber that from times past. It DOES soften my hair, but it HURTS to pick it out after I use that stuff. So right now I'm STUCK unless I just use plain olive oil, which causes my hair to be hard when used alone. This is a hrd road for me right now. I think I'll be oaky as long as the heavy cream doesn't affect me. at least THEN I will have SOMETHING that I can count on. Perhaps the sulfur in it will help my scalp. We shall see.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Ok, so here goes...I want a TWO INCH SHRUNKEN FRO!! Think I can do it?? Well, I'm no mathemetician, but right now, my shrunken fro (on a good day) looks to be about 1/2 of an inch long. I would say that it is about 2 inches long (or so) stretched right now. So, I figured that in order to have a two inch shrunken fro, I will need about 8 or more inches of growth. Since I have never accomplished this, it seems like an incredible feat. However, if I keep mamnaging it the way that I do right now, I should be able to get there by next summber. I'll keep 'ya posted!!


Okay, so here's my rant on products!! I'm having a hard time figuring it out!! I will use something new and then my scalp will be on fire. I recently decided to go back to Asha's MA and I also have some Qhemet Biologic's Amla and Olive Heavy Cream on the way. MA was my old love and then I decided that I no longer liked it, but I think I'm just crazy when it comes to my hair because NOTHING really affects my carpet all that much. I mean, there are some things that soften it more than others (alas my ghee...SIGH) but overall it STILL looks the same! SO WHY DO I KEEP PUTTING MYSELF THROUGH THIS????!!!!! I just need to get a few key things and step on! I think it's my devotion to the hair boards that gets me caught up at times. I think what will help is if I go ahead and just uuse distilled water. It is very time consuming, though and there was only one brand that really worked well and then I couldn't find it on the shelves. I think it was Ozark or SOMETHING. At any rate, I'll give it a try again because I think it will really help both mine AND my daughter's scalps since we BOTH get that flakiness and itchiness that probably comes from the water being so hard here. I ordered some of Asha's rosemary mint shampoo. This stuff actuially WORKED on my daughter's hair if I used distilled water, but NOT with regular tap water. Her scalp was doing better back then too! The only thing that works well with our hard water is Suave Daily clarifying, which is EXTREMELY drying and stripping to our hair. I am TIRED of having my hair feel dry and stripped. ARRRGGGGHHHH!!! I did like the Qhemet's wheatgrass cleansing tea as well, though. I think it would work better with distilled water also.

The Sophia's Old fashioned hair grease ended up making sores on my scalp, but my daughter's hair and scalp are still holding up extrmely well, so I think I'll keep using it on her.

I used some whipped pudding this morning and my hair is soft but I don't think my scalp likes the added fragrance, so maybe I'll get an unscented jar down the line.

I think that Asha's MA has the BEST fragrance of any product that I've ever used.

Oyin is AWESOME on damp hair and it helps with detangling, but I NEED to get it unscented. My hair feels GREAT now that it has dried!