26 October, 2011

What do naturals want?

You see many blogs where the bloggers have all these advice to dispense and knowledge to impart and hardly any about struggles we all face and the process of learning together. It got me thinking, is this the case because of demand? Are ladies embarking on their natural hair journeys just looking for an "advice giver" in a blogger. Don't get me wrong, I see the need to have somewhere to get reliable information but I kinda like a blog where I feel as though the blogger is fallible just like the rest of us. That they are struggling with moisture retention or high porosity.

Ladies, so the question is are you looking for advice or fellowship?

23 October, 2011

Day three of the mudwash

My hair yesterday at the end of the day, I used just a little bit of shea butter to seal and no other product

I prepped my hair for bed last night by spritzing some water on it and covered it with a plastic cap and threw on my satin bonnet and hit the sack. This morning, it was still wet but not really "moisturized" as if the water just sat on top of my hair and didn't really get in. I don't know what that was about but I went ahead and applied the mudwash in sections as the previous two days and then covered it with the shower cap again and let it sit for about an hour. When I washed away the mud, my hair felt just as awesome as yesterday and very well coiled. I have to go to bible studies today and so I wanted to "set" so that it could last a bit longer so I used a little bit of KCCC and kinda smooched it on and this is what I have to show for it....

Do you ladies know why after a night of covering your hair with a shower cap, the water will not penetrate the hair strands?

22 October, 2011

Ripply crochetty blankety fun !!!!!!

Just wanted to do a quick post on my current crochet project. I usually crochet hats and scarves (instant gratification) so for me to do a blanket sort of thing is unheard of but I was inspired by Attic24 to do one since she does such wonderful things with color. So, here it is as of today...

Will let you know how I get along...

First Day of Terressentials Organic Hair Wash

I finally bit the bullet and bought the Terressentials hair wash and it rocks!! It is the best thing I've ever used on my hair and I'm not exaggerating not even an iota.

Products Used:
What I did:
  • I undid my yarn braids that I had in for all of two weeks (whole other post)... smh
  • I sectioned my hair into 8 sections, four in the back and four in the front
  • I spritzed each section with some water and then applied the mud from root to tip.
  • I made sure to massage the hair wash on my scalp to cleanse the scalp and then distribute it further down the strands.
  • And can I tell you, my hair was so easy to detangle it. I know that when I use HEHH, it detangles well but there was something about the hair wash that made it just that much easier to detangle.
  • I retained the sections and twisted it after detangling.

  • I then covered my hair with a shower cap and let it sit for about 1-2hrs (I just forgot about it)
  • It was time to get in the shower, I let the stream of water run on the hair first and then I undid each twist and washed it more thoroughly.
  • When I got out of the shower, my coils were so well defined and soft to the touch. I didn't do the three washes, which is partly why I had left it in for as long as I did.
  • Suffice it to say that I'm super excited to see what my hair will look like after the whole 5 days "detox"
Results after day 1:

That's it...till later