December’s protective style

9 months into my journey so I decided to cover my hair for the rest of the year. Full sew in with closure piece cut into a bob length. 

HAIR UPDATE:

 

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A successful faux Afro puff!!!

decided to try something new with my twa (teeny weeny afro).

With the help of a black headband, water, little olive oil, and eco styling gel I was able to create a faux Afro puff. My hair is not long enough for a big one but this definitely works for me! Yayyy to good hair days!

A stumble on the road… almost 8months

So… I recently decided to take out my crochet braids due to the lack of full care I was able to provide for my hair. I felt my hair was screaming “Wash me!” “Deep Condition me!”. So, I was compelled to take down my hair and give my baby its full treatment it deserved.

I take down process was very simple and I did an amazing job not cutting my actual hair out. But the moment I went to detangle my twa, CHUNKS of hair was shedding. I only had the crochet braids in for 3 weeks and it just seemed like WAY TOO MUCH hair was leaving my scalp!. I was very concerned at first so I immediately did some research on deep conditioners that would help with shedding as well as the itchy dry scalp I was dealing with.

After doing some research and looking at what I had in my house, I made my own homemade conditioner.

  1. I washed and detangled my hair as normal.
  2. I rinsed my hair with warm water and apple cider vinegar (to relieve my scalp of the dry and itchiness)
  3. DEEP CONDITIONER  HOMEMADE TREATMENT
    1. 2 eggs
    2. Mayo
    3. Nutmeg
    4. Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
  4. I massaged the treatment into my hair and scalp
  5. Placed plastic bag over hair to create a green house effect
  6. Sat under hair dryer for about an hour
  7. Washed Product out and flat twisted hair using Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle and Cantu Shea Butter, Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair and Scalp Oil. 

It felt like LOVE on top of my head. My curls were moisturized and the natural curls were at its best. (I always find on wash day my curls are the Fleekiest)

That is pretty much my wash and co-wash routine. I am still trying to figure out will this be a weekly or monthly routine. I am thinking I will at least do a Warm apple cider vinegar rinse weekly to calm the itchy my scalp has experienced over the past 6 months. Any suggestions?

It is definitely a journey that requires me to learn along they way. I don’t have the answers and everything for me has been trial and error. But through the hardships, I am joyful and still LOVE my hair.

Comment and let me know what is your wash routine or do you have any suggestions or how I can minimize breakage and shedding. Thanks for reading!

Happy 24.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Happy 24th Anniversary to my loving God-fearing parents. May the Lord add many more years to your marriage!

Marriage is not easy. A women of wisdom once told me: ” Being married requires letting go of one’s SELF, compromising, and giving up your right of being hurt.”

Marriage is a beautiful union of two individuals who choose to live dependent of each other.

And one day I pray that I will have the great opportunity to come to a crossroad I and cross paths with another human of God’s choice to share my journey with.