Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A day of hair

Tried a new style.

Started with flat twisted down using Shea Moisture Conditioning Curl & Style Milk. I did have to put a few clips to stretch the braid a little. Tied my hair with a satin scarf for the night.

The next morning, I put a little Curl Milk on the ends and then Coconut Oil on my hands as I "carefully" loosened each row.

I thought it came out pretty cute, minus the twist that was hanging by itself.

Off to run errands...then the rain...

I didn't have a lot of shrinkage, style was still rather cute. I don't really know how to maintain it, but to flat twist it down every night, but I don't think that will work.

Next friendly hair's rainy season!

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Hair Styles

Tried a couple of different styles this week, but lost my pictures because I got a new cell phone. So I just have to describe them. All turned out pretty good, so I may do them again.

The goal was to have a different style a day based on a twist out. Sunday I tried some new products since I was out of town and didn't bring all mine so I used what my aunt and cousin used.

Shampoo/Condish with Infusium 23 Moisture Replenish and Leave In. While PC, I used Infusium and wasn't pleased so using it now had me pretty nervous, but it was pretty good. The Leave In wasn't like my Paul Mitchell, kind of on the watery side.

Sealant - Jojoba Oil which was ok, but I still love my Coconut Oil

Style Product - Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 - really nervous about this because it was a cream coming out of a spray bottle O_0!

Style of Day - Two Strand Twist - While twisting, I noticed my hair is actually growing, the twist in the front come down to my eyes, but still about 1 1/2 inch of shrinkage, but that was ok.

Monday Style: Twist out - very cute, I didn't have to add head bands or flat twist, wore it to work and rocked it.

but...went to the gym and couldn't rock it the next day.

Tuesday Style: Eco Styler Gel sides for a cute!

Wednesday Style: Eco Styler Gel sides for a puff, but did a bang twist. Thanks to Nisus staple style from It's Just Hair. My hair isn't has long as her's so i pinned them back

Thursday Style: Same as Wednesday

Thursday night: Shampoo/Condish with Alba Honeydew Nourishing (LOVE IT) deep condish with Avocado Mix. Two Strand Twist

Friday Style: Twist out with head bands

So, I think I did pretty good with the styles this week.
Next thought: more reversible styles!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Let's Try It

I tried a new style!

I have been so fixated on flat twist for the last two weeks and decided I need something else. During my youtube research, MsVCharles gave a tutorial of her "My one hairstyle for ANY occasion". Hum, cute. So I gave it try.

First while wide toothing my hair out, I broke my comb. Wow! My hair is really think, I thought.

Used the Argan Eco Styler Gel to smooth back in to mini puff. Prepared the extension hair for bun. Looks pretty cute, cute enough not to use my hand mirror to see how it look from the to work.



Used my "built in work photography studio"...the bathroom take pictures. I DIDN'T LIKE IT. My hair is way to wavy for the straight braid hair. At least the local beauty supply store is 2 minutes away from the job, so I went to pick up a pack of kinky twist hair. Retwist the bun and repinned in my vehicle in the jobs parking lot, lol! Pic retakes in the studio and then complete satisfacation. Really cute do. Thanks MsVCharles!

Oh yeah, ran into one of my hair admirers on the way out to beauty store. His question, "Do you ever keep the same hairstyle for two days?" Me, of course I do!

Next thought....more than two day hair styles, lol!

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Style...FLAT TWIST

I can finally do some styles with my hair!!!!! It's been 6 months since my big chop and I'm still lovin my natural hair!

Utlitmate Favorite Style- Wash and Go with Flat Twist in front.

Fresh done Finger Coils

Finger Coils

Two Strand Twist got bigger throught the day...didn't really like end results.

Finger Coil-out...with my lil boy acting silly.

I am still deep conditioning once a week with the Avocado Mix. I tried to replace the condition with something new....bad mistake. My intention was to try another "cheaper" conditioner, which I still swear by HE Hello Hydration and I like the Suave Rosemary Condish. I decided to try the Garnier Fortifying Shamp/Condish (I still like to shampoo my hair :) ) The product read that it will replenish moisture and add shine. UMMMM not for my hair. After my 1 hour session, my hair was not moisturized, it was not fluffy and it was not soft. But my trusty ole HE. My hair was back to fluffy and soft.
So the lesson learned...not sure yet, lol. I will still play and remember my goal is not to become a product junky!
My new leave in conditioner is Paul Mitchell The Original Conditioner. A little goes a long way.

I have learned to prepoo on my sweaty gym days.
During my research of other blogs, Mahogany Knots, I came across a style that I just HAD to try. Here's my story....a few months ago, I had a bad hair day during the work hours and decided to go to the local "chinaman store" to grab a product for my hair. I was reading alot about Cantu, so I decided to pick something up. My choice was the Oil Moisturizer which was not what I was looking for so it "road around" in my vehicle for days and months unitl I watched the Mahogany Knots video for a Flat Twist style.

Of course my hair isn't as long as hers but I decided to give it a try. I used a little Eco Styler Gel with Argan Oil (I like better than Olive Oil) on the roots and edges to style and then the Cantu on the remainder. My hair wasn't long enough for the two twist pin for the back, so I flat twist to the side and two twits the ends. Pulled
the ends apart and walla my new style was born. I believe I can wear it was about a week and then untwist for a lil twist out fro.

I did make a decision to trim my ends before Christmas....another thing I learned...I really didn't need to get my ends trimmed, so I will not be doing that to often.
NEXT THOUGHT: New Styles and a new deep conditioner.
Oh yeah...I have a twitter account so follow me. It will be mostly about my hair experiences and other odds and ends that come across my eye sight! I guess that will be

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm here!

I have been learning and doing a lot with my hair these past couple of weeks. Some good experiences and some bad :). I plan to post a few pics of some styles that I tried. I am continuing to research what is best for my hair and I can say, I do know what is NOT best.

Stay tuned.

NEXT THOUGHT...the perfect twist out!