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Things Change — June 10, 2016
Yarn Cornrow Review — June 9, 2016
To Much Color, Blues… —

To Much Color, Blues…

Since being relaxer free over the past 4 years I thought I was able to color my hair as often as I wished, any color I choose. I thought only one chemical so my hair will be fine. In the summer of 2015 I said “bleach, why not ? I can probably obtain a vibrant blond I want” I did obtain that color but at a cost.

It was the first time and only time bleaching my hair and it turned out okay once i added the color over the bleach job. It was a lot of processing to the hair and I noticed my texture loosened in the front, the only place I bleached. Well I went ahead with life enjoying my color and all and come fall I wanted a protective style. I put in yarn braids per usual and loved them. Upon taking them out I had a lot of thinning and breaking in the front of my hair it was also brittle and dry. UGH- Not again I refuse to do another big chop.

I followed the advice of a stylist and covered my hair a darker color, he said it would stop the breakage to go darker or closer to my natural color and I did, but breakage continued. I used protective styles to grow my hair out and cut the damaged ends as it grew. However it was still thin in spots.

Recently I purchased Proclaim color repair shampoo and conditioner and it seems to be helping, along with gentle care and TLC.

I will never bleach my hair again and won’t recommend it, my hair is still colored but now I use semi-permanent rather than more harsh colorants.

 

New Style Alert — May 31, 2016
Know Your Hair Porosity — May 28, 2016

Know Your Hair Porosity

I never cared about my hair porosity, because for what ? lol. Just another way to type hair, so i thought. However I noticed product sits on my hair not in it and no matter how much I washed it was never really clean and my scalp was always all goopy, I don’t know how hair grew under these circumstances but it did. I did a porosity test and learned I had low porosity hair, meaning it was difficult to open the pores to let product and moisture in but once in it stayed… FOREVA. I found that a clarifying shampoo would be best to clean my hair, and after 30 min in Target I found it and it worked. I also learned I needed heat to open up my pores when conditioning my hair. My hair feels and looks so much better now that I properly care for it. It has come in thicker and longer. So testing your hair’s porosity isn’t a waste of time after all.

sorry I’m MIA —

sorry I’m MIA

Sorry i have been MIA I will be back ASAP with a new Story time section – that will replace bridezilla and more natural hair, wedding and travel tips. Life happens sometimes and can trip you up but I’m happy to be back to my blog and stress reliever.

 

Are You a Bridezilla? Get Opinions — March 7, 2016
Bridezillas… — February 10, 2016
Kinky Kurl Lace Front — January 11, 2016
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