Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
How do I manage the new growth you may ask? Well towards the end of my relaxer cycle, like after the 4th week, I do a lot of braidouts. Moisture helps me with maintaining the new growth. At this time, I do a lot of conditioner washes. After the conditioner wash I apply a leave in and braid in sections. I then let this air-dry overnight. In the morning, I combine Aveda Brilliant moisturizer with S-Curl and apply to the hair.
I will post pics of a successful braid-out in a later post.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Afro hair does grow, if it didn't there would be no need for relaxers every 6-8 (or more) weeks. The problem is that our hair is very dry and breaks so we are unable to retain the length.
One of the keys to growing Afro hair long is to keep the ends protected from the elements and from rubbing against our clothes.
Protective styles such as the donut or sock bun at the left (that's not me in the pic) are key to helping protect the hair.
It is good to use a moisturizer and seal the ends with oil prior to placing the hair in a bun. Be sure to change the position of the bun to prevent from breakage.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
A "Prepoo" is good to incorporate into your regimen. Prepoo's are left in the hair sometimes 15-30 minutes, sometime overnight. This is done prior to shampooing. I have attached a picture of three of the products I use to Prepoo. You can also use any cheap conditioner such as "Alberto V05". Some people also use oils such as Coconut or Olive Oil.
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk, Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment, Aveda Sap Moss.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
In actuality, the last time, I had a long head of hair, I probably was about 9 years old. That was back in the days of the good old press and curl. My Aunt Pyzou (r.i.p.) would wash my hair, do a hot oil treatment and press the hell out of my hair. At that time my hair was about the length it is now (it is now grazing Arm-Pit length I have to upload some new pics). But when my Aunt moved down to Florida, and I stayed in NY with my mom (who had no clue) my hair went down south too. LOL!
There was a few times in my adult life when I have acheived a decent lenghth of hair. Back in 2002, I grew my hair to shoulder length. At that time, I was religiously going to the Dominicans. Now, I have learned so much that I only go to the Dominicans every two months for a relaxer. Other than that, I do my own hair. In this economy, I am sure a lot of ladies are looking to do the same.
To that end, on this blog, I will show various hairstyles and what I've done to acheive these styles. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Happy Hair Growing!