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

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

Product Review // L.A. Looks Sport Gel (Xtreme Hold)

I finally purchased more gel, but this time, I wanted to try something new so I bypassed the Eco Styler for a different, significantly cheaper product. It’s a CG friendly gel called L.A. Looks Sport. The questions is: Does it … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // DIY Whipped Shea Butter Pomade & Everyday Hair Cream

I’m a big fan of Naptural85, Whitney. I’ve been a subscriber of hers since I first went natural four years ago and she is one of my favorite natural hair gurus. She has gorgeous, long, healthy hair that she maintains … Continue reading

Kitchen Chemistry // DIY Styling Butter + Experimenting With Product Application

I ended up inadvertently leaving the my box braids in for three weeks and it took another week after that to get them all out. Granted, I did take MANY breaks, but still. I’m glad to be rid of them. … Continue reading

Natural Box Braids

Don’t mind my busted earbuds. My retro headphones keep shorting out or breaking. I’ve done twists with my own hair a million times and I love them and get complimented on them frequently (people always think they’re locs when the … Continue reading

Damp Kiddie Perms

Hello, all! I got tired of the cornrows pretty quick so I kinda let them get frizzy by not wrapping my hair at night and just plopping down on my satin pillow, which isn’t the best way to preserve flat-twists. … Continue reading

Destiny’s Child + Natural Hair Care On a Budget

Getting over my lack of confidence in my flat-twisting abilities, I said screw it and decided to do a few styles that relied heavily on them (you may have seen my revised pin up girl updo in the Jane Carter … Continue reading