Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nappy lessons....

I did my hair in a a very cute style today. I flat twisted it in the front and left the back in a shrunken fro. I used water the whole times as opposed to trying to do it while dry. It looks fab. It was SO MUCH EASIER to manage. So...grab your water bottles and get to work. Water is a fragile haired girls BEST FRIEND! I keep a bottle handy so that I can manage both mine AND my daughter's hair.

Monday, January 18, 2010


I LOVE the feel of my hair and sometimes I just pull on it to stretch it out, which results in lots of knots and tangles that I have to cut off. Therefore, I am going to stop doing that and only handle my hair when it is damp. I have been using Oyin whipped pudding as my daily moisturizer and it is fabulous! Right now I'm sitting here with my hair mushed down from sleeping and
I realy need to get up and DO something with my hair, LOL! My "doing something" is simply spraying water on my hair and finger styling. I will add some hair bands. Hopefully, I can a get a few pics up this time!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

LOVING MY HAIR...One day at a time!

Okay, so I mentioned in an earlier post that one of my goals was total hair acceptance. I have spent MANY hours poring over the fotkis of people who have long hair, whether fine , thick, or otherwise. I have ALWAYS wanted LONG hair. I am 35 years old and I've NEVER had it. It's quite possible that I never will. However, barring any unforeseen circumstances, I CAN have healthy, filled-in hair. THAT will be my goal. I want the top layers to fill in and meet the bottom layers so that I don't have as many gaps. I'll keep y'all posted!

PRODUCT REVIEW-Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta

Well, I've said it before, but the Rosa Mosqueta conditioner by Aubrey Organics is AMAZING! I am not in love with the smell, but this product instantly detangles my hair AND leaves it very soft. I also used the companion shampoo. Now, Aubrey shampoos seem a little stripping to me, but the conditioner counteracts that. I try not to manipulate my hair much during the shampooing process and once I add the conditioner, VOILA!!! I used the shampoo on my daughter's hair as well. Now, mind you, her scalp NEVER responds well to all-natural shampoos, but this one worked. I had to lather several times (which is normal) but it didn't strip her hair the way that Suave Daily Clarifying does. PLUS I felt good knowing that I was using a non-SLS shampoo in her hair. I figured that I would LOVE to take the same great care of her hair and scalp as I do mine. Until Aubrey's I was unable to successfully use natural shampoos on her hair. Great stuff!

Ok, so no more GEL!!

I DO plan to get some Oyin Shine and Define for more hold on the ends, though. I'm also going to get some brown sugar hair pomade for hair and scalp. I'm tempted o try her after bath blended oil as well if it comes in a yummy fragrance. I got the honey wash and it smells SCRUMPTIOUS. I haven't tried it on my hair yet, but I probably will before the week is out.

The REASON that I say not to gel is that when I was taking down my braids, my hair was catching an knotting because of the residue and stickiness of the gel. For FRAGILE hair, that can be a disaster!

My journey from here on out will be MUCH more peaceful. I RESOLVE to love my hair, NOT to complain about it, to be GENTLE and to WORK WITH my hair.

Friday, January 1, 2010

My new adventure!

Hey ya'll! I am on a new adventure! I recently placed my hair in box braids. I lubricate my hair with carrot oil. It helps me to keep down knots. So far, so good. I am in the process of redoing the back, then I'll get to the right side, because I need to make my parts a little smaller. When I first braided my hair, I didn't like it. Now, I LOVE it!! I'm going to take my time and retighten it and eventually I will have it exactly the way that I want it to be. It looks so cute when I pixie the ends with some gel. I use Tresemme maximum hold. It smells and holds well. My shampoo and conditioner of choice is Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta. Their conditioner is the absolute BEST that I have ever used. The runner up is the ORS replenishing. Of course, the ORS has a LOT of sythetic ingredients AND it has orange oil in it, which tends to act as an irritant for me.

I think I've figured out a way to manage my FRAGILE hair and cut down on breakage! YAY!!!