Beginner Wednesday – Length Retention

Today the topic is retention!  Simply put retention refers to retaining / keeping the hair on our heads and minimising breakage.  Everyone’s hair grows (barring a medical condition).  The problem comes in retaining our growth so that we gain length.  Relaxed ladies often complain around 6 weeks post relaxer that they are struggling with the […]

I now have braids

I’m in braids now.  I decided to have braids done this past Thursday (3 November 2011) to take a bit of a break with my hair.  I will still continue to look after it while it is in braids.  I plan to keep the braids for around 6 weeks.  This will depend largely on how […]

Beginner Wednesday – Lets talk about sealing

The topic this week is ‘sealing’.  The purpose behind sealing the hair is to prevent the escape of moisture from the hair shaft.  Sealing also protects the hair from splitting at the ends.  The most popular products to seal are natural oils as well as butters.  Hair oils and butters slow down water loss from […]

Beginner Wednesday – Moisturisers 101

This week we focus on moisturisers.  When you wash and deep condition your hair you follow this up with a moisturiser (some use a leave in conditioner).   You then use an oil / butter to seal in the moisture from the wash, deep condition and moisturiser.  There are some oils that penetrate the hair shaft […]

Hair update – 8 weeks post relaxer

Once again I am 8 weeks post relaxer.  I have 4 more weeks to go until I relax my hair again.  The past 4 weeks have been uneventful really.  I have kept up with my bi weekly washing and deep conditioning.  I have also kept up with castor oil on my scalp twice weekly.  I […]

Beginner Wednesday – Choosing a deep conditioner

This second article in the Beginner Wednesday series looks at choosing a conditioner.  Conditioner has really contributed to the health of my hair.  I deep condition my hair twice a week.  Though I switch up the products I use, the technique that I use stays the same.  After shampooing my hair, I cover it from […]

Beginner Wednesday – Choosing a shampoo

  This is the first article in the Beginner Wednesday series.  The article looks at choosing a shampoo. So why do we use shampoo anyway?  The purpose of shampoo is to clean the hair.  There are literally thousands of shampoos to choose from and it can get really confusing.  In the past I would choose […]

Introducing ‘Beginner Wednesdays’

I am working on a series of articles for those who are interested in starting a hair care regimen.  I will call them ‘Beginner Wednesday’ articles because I will publish them on Wednesdays!  Each Wednesday I will pick one area and go into detail for the benefit of beginners.  The first article in the series […]

How I decide which hair products to buy

I thought I would share with you how I decide which hair products to buy.  When starting a healthy hair journey one of the first decisions you need to make is which products to use.  Usually you will have spent years using products that do nothing for the hair and when you decide to start […]

Hair update – 4 weeks post relaxer

Once again I’m four weeks post relaxer.  The weeks just seem to be flying by so fast.  The last four weeks have been uneventful really.  I have kept up my supplement intake.  I have taken a hair skin and nails (HSN) supplement every day since I started four week ago.  My plan is to keep […]