Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hair Shots: From this Past Weekend

This past weekend while in Florida, I rocked a braid-out done on dry hair. I simply took down my cornrows, finger detangled, and re-braided using Jamaican Mango Lime. I didn't keep my hair out for long and re-braided it on Sunday night.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Oh protective style, how I love thee...

Life has been going on. Forgive me for my lack of consistent posting. I'm trying to get better.

However, nothing much has been going on with my hair. I have been sticking to my Fall/Winter hair regimen to a tee. And I've gotten so spoiled by protective styling.

See, this past weekend we went to Destin, Florida (Absolutely gorgeous place BTW!!!). I wanted to wear my hair out. Now that I think about it, I don't think that was the best style for the being next to the water. So, I took down my cornrows from the style in the previous post, finger detangled, and re-braided using Jamaican Mango Lime, Water, and EVOO. The braid out came out pretty cute. My hair has grown so, I wasn't used to it being that big...or maybe I just wasn't used to seeing my hair out. I wore the hair out for 2 days and couldn't take it anymore. I braided it right back up.

You all know how my hair does. Once its out, I have tangles galore!

I must admit that I was so happy to go back to my protective style. Once you put the style in--especially braids--all you have to do is moisturize, oil, and go. I just love the ease of protective styling :-)

OAN: I will post pics of my "out" hair from this past weekend. And I will post pics of the cornrow style I have been rocking this week later on. I haven't been having my camera with me :-/

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hair Today: Cornrows with Center Part

So, I have been wanting to try this style for awhile but, I was a bit hesitant. Usually, center parts don't compliment my face. However, I really like how this style came out. I feel the parts could've been straighter but, it is what it is.

Here's what I did:
1. Co-washed my hair with V05 Moisturizing Milk in Peach
2. Oil rinsed using 50:50 mixture of EVOO and EVCO
3. Deep conditioned for 30 minutes with V05 Moisturizing Milk conditioner
4. Rinsed out and began to style
5. I applied Suave Naturals in Coconut as my leave-in
6. I then created a center part in the middle of my comb using the rat tail end of a comb
7. I put 5 cornrows on each side of my hair.
8. Once finished, I spritzed my hair with EVOO/water mixture, applied EVOO, and covered my hair for the night
9. The next morning I two-strand flat twisted the hanging pieces and led them to the back of my hair. I then bobby-pinned it in place.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hair Inspiration: Skai Jackson

There's this new show on Disney Channel called "Jessie". I love it! All of the children on the show are too adorable and funny. But, I have to admit that I am partial to the character Zuri played by Skai Jackson. The character has this festiness mixed with adorable that just works. I love whenever she has a scene.

Now you know I just love her hair, right? They put the most adorable styles in her hair. So, I knew I had to feature her as a hair inspiration.

Hair Today: High Bun

Yesterday, taking down my twists and finger detangling took entirely too much time! So, I simply put my hair in 6 jumbo braids, covered my hair, and went to bed. This morning I had no idea what to do to my hair. I did know I wasn't going to wear my hair out and I wanted to protect the ends of my hair. I was playing with the idea of doing a headband pin-up. But, just the thought of a headband on my hair the entire day annoyed me. So, I decided to try a easy high bun since it worked so well with the twists in my hair.

It worked like a charm! This style was soooo quick and easy.

Here's what I did:
1. I took down the braids---my hair was somewhat stretched.
2. Using my fingers and hands only I pulled the hair up into a high ponytail.
3. Using an ouchless band, I wrapped it around the hair twice. (Yall know I can't stand tight ponytails)
4. Using bobby pins, I pinned the hair under to create a bun.

No products, brushes, or combs were used.

Tonight, I will be washing and re-braiding my hair...

Dividing Up My Hair Tasks

Photo Source HERE

As you all know, I have set a length goal to have my hair graze my shoulders unstretched. When setting length goals, its easy to look at the finished product and not think about the work that goes into natural hair that length.

My hair has not reached the goal I've set for myself yet. But, I'm already finding myself spending more and more time on my hair. It takes about 8 hours to put in average size twists now. It takes about the same amount of time to take them down while finger detangling them.

Therefore, I have found myself dividing up my hair tasks. In the past, I would take the hair down, then detangle, then wash, oil rinse, deep condition, and style. Things have changed. For instance, last night I took down my two-strand twists, detangled, and then braided it in jumbo braids to keep in detangled. I did not wash my hair or style it because it was about 11:00 pm. So I went to bed. This morning I just pulled the hair up. The next task I will tackle will be washing, oil rinsing, deep conditioning, and styling tonight.

I have accepted that I can't do all that I used to in one session unless I plan on doing my hair the whole day and not going anywhere. Not gonna happen.