Sunday, 26 August 2012

Hair Progress

Hi guys I just want to show your how far my hair has gotten so far. It has been eight weeks since I decided to regrow my hair and I have not been doing too badly. However I must admit that I hate the current length of my hair because its not long or short. Its just there. To aid with my hair growth quest I purchased a bottle of Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Although I use castor oil regularly I have never used the JBCO only the regular castor oil that can be purchased from the pharmacy. Other than that I have not changed anything n my regimen I just have been doing what I know works for me.

After removing my last sew in I noticed some breakage at my left temple so I have been concentrating on bringing that side of my head back to life. Every morning and night I rub a little JBCO and peppermint oil on the spot where I am having the breakage.

Anyway here are the pics. My hair is about 4 weeks post relaxer in these pics.

Since I am not liking my hair right now I will be making a U part wig to see me through the coming weeks. This will be my first attempt so wish me luck.

Bye for now.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Caring for Your Sew In Weave Part 2- Wash Day

To some, the thought of washing your hair while you have a sew in installed is a daunting one but it is absolutely necessary especially if you want to keep your natural hair and scalp healthy. To accomplish this task I once again enlist the help of my spray bottle. Even when I am wearing a sew in I use my hair products in the same order as when I am wearing my natural hair but the application method varies.

Shampoo- Conditioner-Light Protein- Moisturising Deep Conditioner

I use the following steps to wash my hair when wearing a sew  in.

1. Detangle your weave, starting at the ends, using a wide tooth comb or your fingers.
2. Dilute your favourite shampoo with water in a spray bottle and shake well to mix.
3.Separate the tracks and spray the shampoo mixture at your roots. Spray enough of this mixture on your hair to saturate your roots.
4.Rub your scalp between your tracks with the pads of your fingers to loosen any build up that may be present on your scalp.
5. Wash the shampoo from  your hair by tilting your head back and allowing the water to flow through your hair.
6. Condition your hair in the same manner using diluted conditioner in a spray bottle
7.At this point it is time for protein. When I am wearing weaved styles I do not like to spend too much time with my hair wet. I just don't like it. Instead of my usual protein treatment I use Fantasia's IC One Minute Reconstructor. 

Since this product is not very thick you may apply this directly to your hair between the tracks and then cover your head with a plastic cap for 1 minute.
8. Wash the reconstructor from your hair using the above mentioned method and follow this by a moisturising deep conditioner.
9. Mix your deep conditioner with water as well in your spray bottle. You may also add your favourite oils to your mixture as well. My deep conditioning mix consists of Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Treatment, Peppermint Oil, Coconut Oil and Hot 6 Oil.


10. Spray your conditioning mixture to your hair between your tracks, ensuring to fully saturate your hair with the conditioner mixture.
11. Cover your head with a plastic cap and it under a warm drier or heat cap for 15 minutes.
12. Rinse your hair with water and then perform an ACV rinse to remove any dulling residue.
13. At this point you may style your hair as you desire. Usually I air dry but sometimes it is necessary to dry my natural hair between the tracks with my blow drier.

I hope this was helpful.


Saturday, 18 August 2012


Just another outfit of the day post. I wore this to the open day at the community centre where I tutor.

This jacket is another one of my eBay purchases. I am trying to add some more saturated colours to my closet and I really like the colour of this jacket. 

Btw I changed my hair again. I am now wearing a short inverted bob cut. It's so much lighter than the curly weave I was wearing a few weeks ago.
Bye for now.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Manicure of the Week

I have been wearing this rather subdued manicure for the last week and I love its cool neutral colour.

I used LA Colours Nail Lacquer in Mauve Glaze and Nabi Nail Lacquer in New Multi Glitter to achieve this neutral sparkly look and I am very surprised that it has not chipped as yet.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Caring for Your Relaxed Hair While Exercising

Recently, I have decided to get my body in shape and increase my fitness. So it goes without saying that I will be increasing the amount of exercise that I do. However, even though I want to be healthy I still want to keep my hair looking good.

Many of us relaxed heads do not like to exercise for fear of ruining their hair style. Many ladies prefer to wash/ cowash their hair after a workout, sometimes our busy schedules just do not allow this so here are a few tips that will help yo to retain your style while benefiting from a great workout.

1. Prepare your hair before your workout. Either pull your hair back into a ponytail or wrap your hair and tie it down with a silk scarf.

2. During your work out. Invest in a head band to keep sweat away from your hairline (I know its a little Jane Fonda-ish but they work) or ensure to continually wipe excess sweat from your face.

3. After your workout. Remove your head band or untie the scarf and allow your hair to completely air dry before unwrapping your hair or taking down your ponytail.

4. To clean and refresh your scalp without washing you may use witch hazel as a cleansing agent. Soak a cotton ball in witch hazel and apply to your roots.  

5. Apply some lightweight serum to your hair to smooth the ends of your hair and style as usual.

Now you have no excuse not to exercise.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Large Up Yuhself!!

This is my obligatory London Olympics 2012 100 meter finals post. As a Caribbean national I have no choice but to congratulate Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake on their stunning efforts at the 100 meters.

The Caribbean is a hotbed of talent and we are definitely showing the world what we have to offer.

Congrats guys!!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Caring for Your Sew In Weave

Many people use sew in weaves as protective styles and as a break from hair manipulation. However, if you don't care for your hair under the sew in or the weave itself you are doing more harm than good and may end up looking a mess and damaging your natural hair.

There are a few tools that you will need in order to properly care for your sew in. These are:

Wide Tooth Comb
This will be your best friend when wearing a sew in, especially if you are wearing a brand that has the tendency to tangle (although I advise against wearing such). The same rules apply for detangling your weave as your own hair; always start combing from the ends of the hair.


Denman Brush or Paddle Brush

These types of brushes are well suited for use on weaves. They can be used when wrapping your hair for a straight style or in the case of the Denman for detangling curly or wavy hair.

Spray Bottle
This may be used to spitz your hair with water to refresh curly weaves, to apply your moisturising spritz to your natural hair or diluted shampoo/conditioner on was days.

There you have it, the tools required to your sew in looking fresh.