Wash Day | Flexi Rods on Transitioning Hair? #Fail

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Now ya'll know I have been hiding my hair throughout the majority of my transition thus far.  Before this wash day, I actually had an appointment to have my hair braided down for my wigs...then decided to cancel so I could play in my hair a bit more.  What REALLY happened is I saw my hair friends Jeni of Just Grow Already and KLP of Saving Our Strands do amazing flexi rod sets on their hair at 60+ weeks post relaxer (I'm bowing down girls, … [Read more...]

Wanna See My Hair? Weave Take-Down!

Transitioning Hair Length Check - Longing 4 Length

Hey ladies! I know I've been gone for a minute, but now I'm back for the take-down (true Lil' Kim fans just heard the beat drop in their heads)!  My hair has been in witness protection for what seems like forever, and although I won't be wearing it out for long, its nice to actually SEE it and say hello! :-) I removed my install with the Ten Minute Sew In and rocked the same set of braids with my new love, the Eva Wigs Kinky Curly unit for … [Read more...]

Fall Style | Hair, Makeup, Fashion with Motions Hair!

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You may remember the bomb results I got when I rollerset my protective style a few weeks back.  I realized then how amazing Motions Hair Foaming Wrap Lotion is!  There are a lot of setting lotions and products on the market, but this one is really nice because of the medium hold it gives curls without making the hair hard, crunchy or dry. Surprisingly enough, it even gives shine to the hair, probably because of the panthenol it contains … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Transitioning Hairstyle Updo (Great for Relaxer Stretchers Too!)

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I have no intentions of wearing my hair "loose" too often as I grow out my relaxer, but every now and again between long-term protective styles I get the urge to get a little creative and play in my hair.  I have to make sure its properly conditioned and of course create some cute transitioning hairstyles along the way! This week, I followed my normal wash day routine for transitioning hair:  1) prepoo with EVCO and Dark & Lovely Knot … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]