Angela Simmons Shares Long Hair Secrets

Ever since the era of social media, celebrities have shared photos of their hair sans weaves first through Twitter and now via Instagram.  Angela Simmons’ hair share a few years ago quickly circulated the internet with women on blogs and hair boards alike in awe of how long and healthy her hair is.  Although there… [Continue Reading]

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Wash Day | Flexirods on Dry Hair

Arguably my favorite two styles of all times are roller and rod sets.  While relaxing my hair, I had gotten to the point where I was able to set my hair in 45 minutes or less and with my amazing dryer, would also dry in about the same amount of time.  I prefer not using… [Continue Reading]

Flexirods on 4C Natural Hair

All About Crochet Braids!

Crochet braids have had a HUGE resurgence in popularity over the past few months.  You may remember this look from the 90s, but a few updates to technique and hair used has given the style completely new life!  As a refresher from my original post on crochet braids, the style is created by braiding your hair… [Continue Reading]

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7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

Despite the fact that I’ve been hiding my hair away through protective styles through most of my transition, I still have bad hair days.  Days where my edges and closure isn’t quite blended right, or when I don’t want to use heat to straighten them or when the waves and curls of my virgin hair… [Continue Reading]

Scarf Hairstyles

Atlanta Exes Star Torrei Hart Talks Hair, Locs & Family

Vh1′s new reality show, Atlanta Exes, is a spin-off of the Hollywood version and also features a group of women who were once married or engaged to famous entertainers.  Torrei Hart is one of the stars of the show and was once married to comedian superstar, Kevin Hart.  If you are a fan of Kevin’s comedy,… [Continue Reading]


No more length challenges!

No more length challenges for me.  Just in case my blog is your only "insight" to the online hair community, let me explain what a challenge is.  On online hair forums/discussion boards there are often groups of women that sign up for various challenges throughout the year.  They can be year long, a month, a season, really any length of time and the purpose is to have one place you post your progress, receive feedback and encourage each other … [Read more...]

Preserving a Flexirod Set

Back in the day, when I was in high school I could easily sleep with my head propped up on my elbow, or face down on my folded hands, or even hanging off the side of two stacked pillows to preserve my hairstyle.  Now, I am too old for all of that, lol!  Cramps in my neck stay for literally days and a good night's sleep is too important to me!  However, I still have the same need to preserve my curls beyond a day or so, especially a style like … [Read more...]

Kerastase vs. Kerapro from Relaxed Hair Health (feat. ME!)

Sorry for yet another post regarding my lightweight stalking of Nadege from Relaxed Hair Health regarding Kerastase, but this one I think you will REALLY like!  While I was deciding whether or not to purchase the Kerastase conditioner or the Kerapro, I contacted Nadege to see if she had tried Kerapro and asked if she thought they were comparable.  Up until that time Nadege was unaware that Sally's carried a version of Kerastase and by the next … [Read more...]

Then & Now: Hair 10 years after high school

I received my first relaxer 2 days before my first day of high school.  I was SO excited. I played sports year round, swam, sweat heavily, sometimes got caught in the rain and I just hated feeling like my hair was always on the verge of being ruined while wearing a press n' curl.  When I really think about it, my reasons for wanting to relax in the first place are the same as my reasons for choosing to remain relaxed now.  Ease of care and … [Read more...]

Comparison: Flexirod Set

January 2010:December 2011:*Chanting*Slow and steady, slowwwwwww but steady!lol. … [Read more...]

Quick Flexirod Set

One of the things I realize I need to get back to doing is rollersetting regularly.  My hair has always thrived when doing sets and it's such a healthy way to style your hair.  Unlike twist, braid and bantu knots - my sets pretty much last the entire week, which cuts down on manipulation considerably and because the hair is dried in a smooth manner, I have virtually no tangles on wash days.Look at that one random piece that I didn't wrap! lolA … [Read more...]

1st Wash with Kerapro for Dry to Very Dry Hair

Anti Frizz Elixir & Intensive TreatmentI shared my Kerapro haul from Sally's in this post, where I bought the shampoo, two more deep conditioners and the elixir (serum).  You may remember me mentioning my fabulous initial thoughts about the Kerapro conditioner here.  This week, I decided to try the entire Kerapro line together, by itself.  I washed once with the shampoo, dc'd with the intense treatment without heat for about 15 minutes (the … [Read more...]

Review: Shellac Manicure (incl. hair thoughts)

(I wrote this back in September and forgot to schedule it to post, sorry!!!)Shellac manicures have become wildly popular.  It costs more than a regular manicure but less than a full set of gel or acrylic nails.  Shellac is actually a brand of soak off gel nail polish, but there are other brands such as Axxium, Gelish, Gellac, CND, Cheez, etc.  If you do a google search for 'soak off gel nail polish' you will receive a bunch of brands and sites … [Read more...]