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Wash Day | Transitioning Hair (43 Weeks Post) with Dark and Lovely

How to Wash Transitioning Hair - Longing 4 Length

Since starting a new job, I haven't had as much time to chat hair with you ladies and its been months since I caught up on my favorite hair blogs.  Thank goodness for the Senegalese twists I wore for the past several weeks; I thoroughly enjoyed how little maintenance they required.  Hopefully you enjoyed all that I shared regarding my twists (wash regimen, styles, how to moisturize, etc).  I took them down after about 7.5 weeks and my hair … [Read more...]

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Wash Day | Lazy, Curly & Cute!

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I still have the braids from my flexirod updo but they are fuzzy and not really presentable for the world.  I was going to redo them, but truth be told, I'm lazy about my hair right now.  I've always said lazy can be good provided you are doing the bare minimum of moisturizing, washing and conditioning your hair, which I am, otherwise leaving it alone is actually a great thing. My hair is currently 28 weeks (7 months) post relaxer and … [Read more...]

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Wash Day | Flexirod Updo at 6 Months Post Relaxer

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I went home to New Jersey for a weekend and as I always do whenever I'm home, I visited my trusted stylists!  Let me tell you, the lion mane that is my new growth was in full force and all but roared when I unleashed it from beneath my full lace wig! A bit of history about my hair journey, I was natural until I was 14 and again at 18.  So I am very familiar with my natural texture, unlike some ladies who only have a vague idea of their … [Read more...]

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Wash Day | 6 Months Post & Relaxer Thoughts

Owigs Full Lace Wig - Longing 4 Length (2)

Since removing my VIP Luxury Hair extensions, I have been keeping my hair in sections first as twists under my wig but also to wash and condition - something I've never really done before but find necessary with so much new growth.  This week's wash day began by applying warm extra virgin coconut oil to my cornrows; this aided in lubrication as I untwisted and also served to prepoo.  As usual, I used my fingers to detangle and remove shed hair … [Read more...]

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Pre-Weave Wash Day Routine

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I've decided to continue stretching my relaxer through the use of a sew-in.  I have had great success with the health of my hair, retention, working out and losing weight with wigs and weaves, so why rock the boat? To prepare my hair before installing a weave (or any other long term protective style) I usually follow the same routine - designed to both strengthen and adequately moisturize my hair before it is hidden away.  Because I am now … [Read more...]

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Wash Day: Stretching & Pincurls!

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Right (blow dried)

I've been on vacation forEVER and a day - or at least it feels that way.  I've enjoyed every moment of fun with family and friends, even though I've been battling extremely limited internet service (long story).  I was so indecisive about what I wanted to do with my hair.  I'm currently 18 weeks post relaxer and know that I won't be wearing my hair "out" very long so relaxing seemed futile.  I was hesitant to get a sew-in for the reasons I … [Read more...]

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Wash Day: Obia Naturals Coconut Shea Shampoo Bar

Obia Naturals Coconut Shea Shampoo Bar

This wash day marks my first time using a shampoo bar of any kind, and this is my initial impression of the Obia Naturals Coconut Shea Shampoo bar.  Monet has mentioned shampoo bars in her last few natural hair posts and I purchased the Obia bar at her suggestion plus I love Obia, the owner, and hope her business continues to grow. I was a bit pressed for time for this week, so I quickly heated a small amount of coconut oil to apply as my … [Read more...]

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Wash Day: Bantu Knots for Heat Free Curls

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I did my hair!  Like forreal did it, not just tended to it.  I followed my regular wash day routine: (1) Prepoo'd with warm EVCO (2) Washed twice with Bee Mine Botanical Shampoo (3) Deep conditioned with Kerastase Nutri Thermique (this is my 5th use) (4) Sat under my Pebco hooded dryer for about 10 minutes which left my hair nearly dry, then air-dried the rest.  Next, I twisted my hair into 10 bantu knots using a small amount of Jane … [Read more...]

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