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Head Wraps

You’ve seen the girls (and boys) who are wearing a headwrap and you just think to yourself….”How in the hell?” The wrap defies gravity, the folds are impossible, the colours and patterns are otherworldly. At least that’s what I thought, so whenever I wore one I kept it super simple. I was scared to experiment and find out what I could do. But I decided that there’s nothing to be afraid of, what’s the worst that could happen? Maybe I look silly, it blows off in the wind or I wrap it too tight, I cut off my circulation and…

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Twist Fail: Last Night A Beanie Saved My Life

This is my first official twisting of my hair since I shaved it all off in November 2016. I say official, because I have twisted it as a way to section my hair before braiding a couple of times. But this was the first time it was the intended style. Although it took me a little getting used to, I really liked it! I liked how it felt to run my hand through my hair. And it also felt great knowing that this protective style was going to keep my hair moisturised and well looked after for at least a couple…

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Length Check – 1 Year 3 Months

It’s been well over a year since I chose to go bald. I have hit  the milestone of 1 whole year and 3 months. And I’m not bored of this whole healthy hair blogging thing. That’s a long time. But also really short in the context of me being on a journey to tailbone length hair. And yes, I am still aiming for that ridiculous and lofty goal. I’m expecting to get there by 2025, give or take a year. I’d be happy for it to happen at some point this millennia if I’m honest.

Hair, Hair Products (Bought), Skin and Beauty

SNAPSHOT: What I’m Using – January 2018

Here’s a quick snapshot of what I’m currently using on my hair and skin: HAIR Leave In Water Only Oil Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Tea Tree and Peppermint Essential Oil, Vitamin E Oil Cream Nothing really as my hair is in braids but when it wasn’t I was using Cantu Coconut Curling Cream Styler n/a Prepoo Afro Hair Solutions Scalp Reviver Mask Shampoo Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo + Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Cleansing CoWash Deep Conditioner EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea All Natural Hair Masque   SKIN Face Wash Boots Essentials Cucumber Facial…

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Length Check – One Year

I hadn’t envisaged having to take out a braid to do my length check. I definitely hadn’t thought through the timing of installing my first set of braids either. I was a bit busy in November so this post is a little late. But November 1st 2017 marked 1 year since I shaved all my hair off and felt the cool winter breeze blowing over my scalp. I have to admit I miss those few days of baldy baddie life! It really was such a short time. I suppose I could just shave it all off again! Ideas…

Hair, Protective Styles

How I Got My Braids (Pt. 4)

The braids are in. You could be fooled into thinking your job is done. That’s what I used to think. But I know better now. You need to love your hair if your fro is out and free BUT also if it is tightly tucked away.

Hair, Protective Styles

How I Got My Braids (Pt. 3)

So we’ve got Part 1 and Part 2 down and here we are starting to braid. I think a lot of the things I did before I started this healthy hair journey were just habit, bad habits at that. So getting ready for braids took no time at all in the old days. Now everything will be planned and there will be thought put into every step. Healthy hair is like having a house plant, you need to help it live. Don’t be the person with the dead orchid on your windowsill.

Hair, Protective Styles

How I Got My Braids (pt. 1)

You may have come to this post via my Instagram feed where you will know how this chapter of my hair story ends but if not, this is a shameless plug for my Instagram page! Have you had box braids/ plaits/ extensions before? I have and I love them. I’ve missed them so much. And now my hair is long enough for me to give my old favourite go-to a go.