Scalp Issues + Experimenting With New Products

I am now entering my seventh month of protective styling and I have noticed the length of my braids has increased slightly. As I was setting my hair for the night, I stretched my hair to get a better idea … Continue reading

Year-Long Protective Styling Challenge Update // Month 3

I am proud to say I have been going three months strong with my little marley hair protective styling “challenge.” I’ve gotten into a rut with styles, admittedly, but it doesn’t bother me; I’m far too focused on the overall … Continue reading

True Story: I Used a Bar of Soap to Wash My Hair

Nope, not a shampoo bar, actual soap. Don’t look so horrified. I used a glycerin-based soap bar. What’s the difference? Well, let me tell you… Let me preface this anecdote by stating that I had zero funds to allocate toward … Continue reading

Update on My Length Retention Journey

Last time I posted, I took full responsibility for the length plateau I’m experiencing and committed to following my regimen strictly and consistently as well as tucking my hair away in protective styles for a full year. I have adhered … Continue reading

What’s So Great About Argan Oil?

Since purchasing the Eco Styler argan oil formula, I’ve been looking into the numerous benefits of argan oil, dubbed “liquid gold,” for hair and skin. Below, I’ve succinctly summed up all there is to know about Moroccan argan oil. What … Continue reading

Cantu Shea Butter For Natural Hair Conditioning Co-Wash, Creme of Nature With Argan Oil From Morocco Intensive Conditioning Treatment, and Eco Styler Argan Oil Styling Gel Initial Review

As I stated in the post about my length retention journey setback, I purchased a few products that aren’t all completely natural, but contain significant amounts of argan oil, the benefits of which my hair needs at this juncture. I … Continue reading

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Now that we’re settled into our new house, I have a little more time for blogging (yay). To catch you up on my hair journey, I was following my routine developed from the information I got from The 5 Hair … Continue reading

4 Changes to My Monthly Regimen

Reading the practical information and insightful anecdotes in The 5 Hair Archetypes prompted me to analyze my regimen for areas that needed improvement. What I found was that I wasn’t washing my hair often enough, my wash day routine was … Continue reading

Shea Butter Deep Treatment + L.A. Looks Gel Mishap

These pictures were taken before I put my hair in a bun. My hair was feeling thirsty two days ago so decided hop in the shower for some heavy duty moisturizing. I wet my hair with hot water and detangled … Continue reading

The Curly Girl Method: The Good, The Bad, The Confusing

I have followed the Curly Girl (CG) Method off and on for about a year and a half and I get questions about it all the time. Here are the pros and cons (based on my experience) and a few … Continue reading