I’m back with a long overdue length check. The last time I measured my hair was last July when I still had relaxed ends. Now I’m truly natural and I want to measure the front, sides, and back of my hair. I recommend doing this every 4-5 months. The average person grows approximately 6 inches of hair a year, that equals to 1/2 an inch of growth per month. I also read that growth rate can be altered by seasons, hair can grow faster in the summer and slows down in the winter. Which isn’t that surprising. Aside from the harsh elements, everything around us slows in the winter, that’s just nature itself. It’s also important to consider your diet and water intake because it definitely has an effect. Try to eat as healthy as you can. What you put on the inside of your body will show itself outwardly. As you might know I’m taking Manetabolism hair growth pills. I will be posting about it once I finish my one month supply. This length check was done before I started taking the pills. I also trimmed my ends several times since the last time my last measurements in July.
I didn’t take pictures of the center or back but my hair is 11 inches in the middle and 10 inches in the back.
Here’s the link to my previous length check. Click Here!
Hello everyone! I’m writing to you today about my flat iron experience. Prior to taking Hairfinity, I wanted to flat iron to see where I was at with my hair length. Of course, I could have just stretched it, but where’s the fun in that?
So I started on freshly cleaned and conditioned hair. This is what my hair looked like at 80% dry.
Let me tell y’all, shrinkage is the devil’s most useful weapon. If I don’t stretch my hair right out of the shower, it will shrink all the way up to my neck!
I then blew my hair out. I used a concentrator nozzle and I am sure that that helped me get it so straight and flat. I tried to get it as straight as I could before the flat ironing process.
I then went through each of my four sections and began to flat iron, piece by piece. I went over each section twice. I WISH I would have done the chase method because my ends came out a little rough. I didn’t cut any ends because although they were rough, I didn’t see any split ends. Final results?
I can’t wait to reap the results from Hairfinity!
Oh! My hair is 10 and a half inches on the right side in the back. It’s the same on the left side in the back. At the top, it’s 9 and a half. Seems like those wigs have been protective styling and doing their job!
Until next time,
Hi loves! Today I’m here to share with you guys my finger coils. I did them I a whim, because we all know I have ADD when it come to my hair.
I first cowashed my hair and then began to install the coils. I used my moisturizer and then layered over that with gel to hold the coils. Installing finger coils is really simple, and there are tons of YT tutorials if you need the assistance. The back of my hair coiled up wonderfully.
I used single prong clips to keep the root down so that the roots would reman coiled.
Then I got to the section of my hair that I like to call the ‘Rosa Parks’ section. She just refuses to go along with the flow, making every style I do kind of wonky. I have a really loose pattern in that area, almost straight.
To combat that, I installed a mini straw set. After I was all done, this is how it was looking.
I let it air dry and carefully took out the single prong clips. In the morning I woke up and separated. I had a cute, curly fro that was VERY shrunken.
Ok, so this was fun. It was a really cute curly fro. The only bad thing I have to say about this style is that the shrinkage is terrible. So I wouldn’t do this style again until my hair is at least double the length. Installing the coils wasn’t bad, but some of them were a little less loose than I would have preferred.
Until next time,
Hi guys! I’m here tonight to tell you guys some vital information! Irene and I have started our hair vitamin journeys! Irene’s taking Manetabolism, while I’m taking Hairfinity. We’ve been talking about them for a while, and after reading nothing but great reviews, we decided to go ahead and give them a try. So we bought a month’s supply. Today starts our vitamin journey, and we’ll be back in a month to update you guys!
Oh, don’t worry, we’ll still be blogging in the meantime!
Until next time,
Is water really the best moisturizer for natural hair? This is something I’ve heard time and time again in the natural community. I thought it had merit because when you think about it, it does make sense. Every product that we use contains water in some form, right?
In short, the answer is no. At least for my hair. I tested out this “only water” theory this week on my coil out. (A post on my finger coil/coil out is coming, I just want to perfect my technique.)
I installed my coils on Sunday and after taking them down, used only water to moisturize and maintain them. I did use oil to seal in the moisture.
My hair felt so dry. Like, bone dry. Even after spraying my hair with water and coating it with oil twice a day, I still felt as if a wildfire was about to start.
The problem was that the water evaporated so quickly from my strands. Literally seconds after spraying, it would dry up. I think it’s because the water had nothing to bond with.
With my usual moisturizers, the water bonds with other ingredients and is able to work in conjunction to keep my hair supple and moisturized.
So for me, water alone is a NO-GO. WOMP WOMP.
Until next time,
Hello ladies! (And gents!) I’m here with a quick product review.
Tresemme’s Smooth and Silky conditioner promises to deliver intense moisturization where your hair needs it most, calming frizz and flyaways without weighing hair down. Light enough for daily use, this advanced smoothing system with Moroccan Argan Oil helps tame unruly hair, leaving it smooth and salon-soft.
So guys, I’ve been hearing good things about Tresemme since I started my hair journey. Although I’m not one to follow bandwagon trends, I picked it up while passing by the hair aisle at my local CVS. This specific line was on sale, so it was great for me. I bought it the shampoo and conditioner for $5, while they’re usually $4 and change for each.
This conditioner honestly does what it says it will. It’s very effective. It has a lot of slip, and my hair felt smooth while working it in.
As you guys know, I finger detangle with rinse out conditioner. For me, this is where this product gets an A+ rating. I usually have to separate my hair into smaller sections to detangle. With THIS conditioner in my hair, I was ably to literally slide my fingers through after working this in.
Also, the shampoo and conditioner work really well together. I have virtually no frizz, even when slicking my hair into a puff!
I didn’t even use a brush, just a band!
I will be using this system for a while(until i find something that catches my eye), and the fact that it’s not too hard on the pocket is very helpful.
Until next time,
We all know February is one of the shortest months, so before it flies before my eyes like they always do, it’s time for a tip of the month! I’m just going to jump to the chase. I’m never against using heat, just as long as it’s in moderation, but I can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure you apply a heat protector to your hair if you do choose to use heat. It’s an essential when using blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, or any heat styling tools. Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of people in my day to day who use heat regularly, but don’t realize what excessive heat can do to their hair, especially without something applied to protect it. Normally they contain silicone’s which help reduce how much heat penetrates the hair and potential heat damage. No one likes those dead straggly ends.
The heat protectant market is enormous. They come in plenty of forms sprays, oils, or serums just to name a few. It’s up to you to decide what would work best for your hair, whether it be fine, straight, wavy, thick, or curly. Regardless of hair texture we all should use it.
How To Use It:
Heat protectants are used best on wet freshly washed hair that has been deep conditioned and moisturized. Normally when I plan on using heat I use the protectants that are in “liquid” or spray form on wet/damp hair, and the serum ones on dry hair, just to prevent my hair from reverting back to it’s curly state. For example before blow drying I spray my Tresseme Thermal Heat Protectant on my hair. Then after blow drying if I want to flat iron or use a curling iron I apply a small amount of Chi Silk Infusion. Still make sure to read the instructions on the bottles.
Here are some of my personal favorites:
Let me know if you would like an in depth review on any of these
Hope this was helpful!