Thursday, 31 March 2011

youtube weave maintenance video


x edF

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Weave Maintenance in action

I'm very excited about this weave journey. It's been a while since i last had one. Besides my scalp feeling sore initially and itching like crazy, i'm finally comfortable and able to enjoy it! One of my colleagues at work today asked me what i use to make my hair grow so far! I should have said something crazy like peanut butter! Darn why am i just thinking of this now?!

Anyway of course i would never! Back to the point, here are some pics i took of my weave i've also got a quick YT video about how i plan on maintaining it. (Will be published tomorrow) 





x edF



Monday, 28 March 2011

Dandruff Shampoo


Dry Scalp
From the age of 16 right up until 19 all i can recall about my hair was having an ├╝ber dry scalp. Myself and my sister would spend minutes upon minutes in front of the mirror using a comb to scratch out our dry scalp flakes. Strictly confidential: we thought it was so cool! Not knowing the cause or how to treat the issue my first assumption was of course to use a dandruff shampoo.
Did it solve the problem? Not at all! In fact all it did was dry my scalp and make styling after washing a huge pain. Of course after one or two attempts of using a dandruff shampoo, i stopped and was lucky enough to stumble upon a few hair sites that discussed my issue. 

The biggest mistake i made of course was to falsely assume that a dry scalp is dandruff. Many of us do not know the difference and therefore give ourselves the wrong diagnosis.

Definitions
Dandruff is a mixture of sebum (oil which comes from the hair shaft), sweat, bacteria and scalp tissue. It is always yellow or orange colored because of the sebum and sweat. 

Dry scalp is an over shedding of dead and dehydrated skin cells of the scalp caused by itching, scratching, over combing, and due to severe dehydration of the sebaceous glands. This shedding will be white in color, in fact the white colored flakes you may see in dandruff shampoo commercials is actually dry scalp not dandruff. There is also not a bacteria present in most cases, and the skin has not combined with sweat and sebum.


Though each individuals hair case is different. The steps i took to eliminate this dry scalp problem were very simple and worked for me:

My hair regime Then vs Now

Then:
Washed hair once a month
Rarely deep conditioned
Used any shampoo- never cautious of its moisturising qualities
Never massaged my scalp
Never oiled my scalp (only greased it on my wash day)

Now:
Wash hair at least once a week.  
Deep condition on every wash day
Replace moisturising shampoo with moisturising conditioner 2/4 times in the month.
Massage my scalp whenever i can (always on the day i use jbco)
Nourish my scalp with castor oil every 2/3 days 

This regime is what turned my hair care journey around, i haven't had problems with dandruff ever since.

Other tips to consider:
*Combing your hair from the roots encourages sebum flow and allows your naturally produced sebum to be  spread throughout your hair.
*Scalp massaging encourages oil production and blood flow.
*Take care to use a moisturising conditioner. Word has it the cloudier the colour the more moisturising it is.

x edF

Back in town

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Finally got my weave done on Saturday! After much anticipation, it definitely has met my expectations. I kept it quite simple and did a half head, i don't think i'll ever do a full head weave, they're just not for me. Either way i straightened the front section of my hair because it is left out and have sworn an oath to only straighten this section of my hair once every two weeks!


I figure that although the weave is mega silky, my texture when straight merges quite well with it and if at any point my hair needs to be re-straightened i'll stick to my usual side fringe and bun style till wash day. This way it doesn't have to be bone straight.


I'll post a pic tomorrow for you all to see. Just got back from london and sewing was top on my to do list.



This should be ready in a week or 2! I wonder where i'll be wearing it to...

x edF


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Cultural Love

I'm very proud of my culture, and being a language lover it always inspires me when i hear people who were not born or raised in a specific country, speak that countries language. This girl really gives anyone with Nigerian (Yoruba speaking) parents, who cannot speak yoruba, a run for their money!



'Happy Sunday'

x edF

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Perfect People

I've wanted to put on weight since forever. I've always been on the thinner side. I had what i believe was a 'bigger' stage in my life... but that was rather pathetic because it was bigger in a sense that i could almost fit into a size 10 pair of jeans!

Almost 5 years down the line and there is no sign of weight gain! Fact is we females will never be 100% satisfied. What a joke! I'm here craving to be bigger and the next person is fighting to get rid of their cake cravings!

Let me break down how i eat on a daily basis (and yes this is up to date and very much so current!)

Breakfast @8am- 1 whole mango, half a pot of yoghurt and muesli 

10am @ work- 1 Hazelnut filled croissant and a choc mocha

11am group break- Yoghurt and water

Lunch 12pm - canteen food (very good and wholesome most of the time!)
Followed by dessert in the bistro

2pm group break- Chocolate bar and water 

3:30 pm ish- Coffee/tea with Zusana

7:00pm @ home- left overs from the night before (and yes there is always food left over, i cook in abundance!) - today i had spag bog!

8pm @ home- main meal

9pm Dessert: 2 pancakes smothered with nutella and 2 scoops of ice cream

So why i am still thin peeps? Hmm... anyway just thought i'd share. Off to to demolish some jerk chicken and rice :)


'You are fearfully and wonderfully made' 

 No matter what size you are (as corny as it made seem)... thin, chubby, curvy, tall, short...we are all perfect :)

x edF



Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Airdrying For Professionals


Evening folks,

as some of you already know I had the best airdrying experience to date yesterday. I honestly felt like i was in the L'oreal "yes yes yes" advert!
(Note to self: you are not a pro! But your allowed to be excited!)

So here is how i achieved the best airdrying experience.

Step 1
Deep condition on dry hair

1. Part your hair in 4 sections holding each section with a hair clip except the section you are working with.
2. Apply a generous amount of virgin* coconut oil all over the selected hair section. Starting from the roots right down to the ends. Make sure your hair is covered. It should be very shiny!
3. Do step 2 on each section of hair. Also part and oil within each section so that hair is smothered in oil.
4. Wear a shower cap and sit under a hair dryer on mid heat for exactly 30 minutes. 

Step 2
Co wash

1. Before co washing, twist each of the 4 sections of hair 
2. Beginning with one of the back sections, rinse hair with water and detangle with a wide tooth comb, then  re-twist this section and move to the next back section of hair. 
3. After having rinsed and detangled all 4 sections begin with one of the back sections again and this time apply your conditioner all over the section. Focus on your scalp.
4. Rub scalp in circular motion as you would when using shampoo. Then re-twist the section and move to the next back section
5. After having co washed each section, finally undo each twist and rinse entire head, use a wide tooth comb to do a final detangle
6. Finish off with a cold rinse. Its a system shocker but will close your hair shafts.

Step 3
Airdry

1. Dry hair and part into 4 sections again.
2. Begin with one section of hair and apply your leave in conditioner. (It would be great to add some castor oil to your leave in and aloe vera juice if you have any. 1 tsp of each is enough)
3. After applying your leave in to each section very gentle detangle your hair from tip to root. (Your hair should be soft enough to detangle because of the coconut deep condition)
4. Now seal your hair sections with an oil of your choice 
5. Finally use your hands to merge all sections into one and then use a soft bristle brush to brush your hair back, wear your headscarf like a headband and leave the ends of your hair out or in a ponytail.

So thats it really...it may be a long post but it literally took me 45 minutes in total, and the main part of that was the 30 minutes under the dryer. I can't believe i hadn't tried this earlier, it really has made me feel so positive about stretching. My roots were remarkably soft, my hair is shiny and feels so lustrous. The comb literally ran so easily through my hair. I'm still in shock!

The key has definitely got to be the coconut deep condition on dry hair with heat, then the easy co wash method in sections and the easy leave-in process followed by a secure headscarf and a good airdry.

I would lllooovvveee to hear from you guys if your thinking of trying this. Honestly you should! The ingredients are so minimal and its literally a miracle potion for anyone, especially for anyone that is babying some new growth.

x edF

P.s the * following virgin denotes the fact that the type of oil makes a difference. This is coconut oil in its purest form. You can even eat it! If you can get some virgin coconut oil, its the best.

UK: Holland and Barretts, Waitrose
or

USA- Nutiva is a popular brand of virgin coconut oil

Clarifying Shampoo


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"A portion of clean scalps please"

DefinitionClarifying shampoo is any of a variety of shampoo products that are formulated to deep clean the hair by removing product buildup from the hair shafts. Styling products, such as hair moussehair gel, hair spray, conditioners, and even daily shampoos can cause buildup on the hair over time. This buildup can add weight to the hair, making it flat and lifeless, as well as prevent the reflection of light, which makes the hair appear dull and dingy. Periodic use of a clarifying shampoo will help remove the buildup and provide the hair with a clean start.
(source: wisegeek)

Personally i don't clarify. Before i started my hair journey i suffered from a very dry scalp, so much so that i used a medicated dandruff shampoo! (Well i stole my dads from time to time). Ever since starting my hair journey a dry scalp has never been an issue. I find just about any shampoo i use clarifying enough. 


However as said in the definition. Clarifiers are great for deep cleansing and getting rid of product build up.

Most people clarify once a month because more than this can have serious drying effects. However considering how many products we often put in our hair, clarifying is great for removing these products as well as dead skin cells. 


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Anyone opting for a more natural clarifying alternative, try some african black soap. 


www.akuawood.co.uk 
has a great selection and also ships internationally.


x edF



Moisture/ Protein Overload

Just a discussion on the facebook group page...

"One of the things i found most difficult when starting my hair journey was understanding this protein/moisture balance theory!
In fact i didn't even know you could have too much of one, but you can! It does take really understanding your hair to know but i promise you, at some point you will.

So...
How do you know if your hair is over moisturised or is overloaded with protein?

The wet strand hair test!

Yes guys you'll have to pull out a strand or 2 of hair for this one (gasps!)

Take 1 or 2 strands from the root, wet them lightly and check for the following. Pull each strand lightly from both ends.


1) if your hair continues to stretch like a rubber band and then eventually breaks...you need protein, your hair is over moisturised.
2) the same applies if you contunue to stretch your hair and it doesn't break- over moisturised.
3) If your strand/s do not stretch and break at soon as you pull it/them, then you need moisture. Your hair is dry and brittle hence why it breaks so readily
4) the same applies if your hair is hard,rough and dry. You need moisture.

I can now very easily tell how my hair feels. Most often my hair is under moisturised hence why i only do protein dc's once a month.

You may be even more baffled afer reading this but both issues produce 2 completely different hair textures. Overly moisturised hair is usually quite soft, stretchy and mushy whereas hair that has undergone too many protein treatments is usually rough, dry looking and very coarse and hard."

How does your hair feel?

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Hair Growth...Bible

Came across this link again. I checked out 'The Hair Growth Bible' sometime last year. It was a great  read and definitely has some great hair tips. I wouldn't mind stealing Dwayne for the weekend. It would be like a weekend in a hair spa!




x edF

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Blog Lovin'

Morning lovelies,

we're continuing to take steps forward in sharing haircare love anyway and where we know how.

We are now on Blog lovin :)


x LYT team


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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Natural Lifestyle

Natural- The lost definition ?
Ruth Ocumarez
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One of the main reader questions i've been getting of late, have all been related to natural hair products and especially the true definition of a natural hair product. In fact as simple as it may seem to state what a natural hair product is, the answer is actually quite confusing.


On one hand we have Monsieur CommonSense who states that a natural hair product is simply natural, a.k.a does not include parabens, sulphates, petrolatum, mineral oils, fragrance....the list goes on. However folks there's much more to it!


The biggest issue with natural hair products occurs when you come across a natural hair site or product that states that it is 'natural', and then you find out it isn't 100% natural. Truth is 'natural' is defined in many ways. For some sites the term 'natural' may mean:


-the products were naturally made ( no chemical processes involved)
- most of the product ingredients are made of natural products
or
- it was hand made 

So... are you being misled by these 'natural' products? No


One example of such a site is Carols Daughter. I have come across many critiques of the site which suggest that you are being misled into believing that all products are 'natural'. However the definition of natural in this day and age, is so diffused that products can be called 'natural' even if they are not 100% natural. The term 'natural' isn't bound by anything, unlike the term certified organic which needs official approval.


So the main thing to bear in mind is that you should not feel misled... you just need to do a tad bit of research into the product, and also check out the sites faq page, it usually discusses its definition of 'natural'.


For me a product is 'natural' if it states that it is 100% natural of course. This term is way too direct to be misleading. In fact if a product states its 100% natural and it isn't... i'll be really unimpressed. I am not the wife that gets cheated on and doesn't find out about it!


Also i read into product ingredients. If i think the product is extremely natural then to me it's considered as being highly natural.


So thats my view on the topic folks!


I'm slowly but surely going to be using more 'natural', i mean 100% natural products.


Can products like shampoo be 100% natural you ask?


Well.. Aubrey organics are renown for making only 100% natural hair products. The main component used in creating the shampoo like lather ( though very weak) is coco glucoside. This is a surfactant derived from coconut oil. So i guess it can be done. For now i think i'll be sticking to homemade recipes. I don't want to get sucked into another product junkie phase, plus i'll be rocking a weave up until November so that should stop me from splurging!


What do you think? Are you good with your everyday shelf hair products or do you hold the strictly natural poster?

x edF


P.s Sheabutter Cottage is a great website to find both 100% natural and natural products.


check it out Sheabutter Cottage

Monday, 14 March 2011

Everyday Haircare

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LOVE this pic!
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Everyday hair info we tend to brush under the carpet
  • Over shampooing strips your hair of its natural oils. When you shampoo try to lather up once. Also give co washing a try, especially when you don't have major product build up.
  • Maintain a healthy diet. The healthier you are, the healthier your hair will be. FACT.
  • Use less heat. When blow drying choose use a cooler setting. Heat makes dry hair even dryer. If your hair isn't too 'due' you can also give airdrying a try.
  • Always condition after shampooing and deep Condition too. Dc-ing with heat is even better as the heat opens up your hair cuticles allowing the moisturizer to penetrate the hair shaft.
  • Drink enough water a day, your hair needs hydration and gets it from your body too.
  • Be Gentle with your hair no matter what state it is in. Hair is fragile.
  • Dry your hair gently, by blotting and squeezing, not wringing or rubbing.
  • Always use a heat protector
  • Use a silk or satin head scarf to wrap your hair at night. This is a smooth surface and therefore reduces breakage or split ends caused by rough textures.
  • Do not over process or overlap your existing straighten hair. (over processing is relaxing hair that isn't new growth)
  • Always wait at least 6/8 weeks before your next relaxer.
  • Use leave-in-conditioner. Leave-ins nourish the hair and help protect the hair from the sun and environment. It also helps protect against heat damage. 
  • Moisturize and seal- Protect your strands with a light moisturizer and then seal them with oil. Your ends are the oldest part of your hair, they need extra moisture. This reduces breakage and split ends.
  • Use wide tooth comb
  • Rubber bands and Metal hair clips can cause breakage

(part source : Traycee kiss)

x edF

Todays hair

Evening guys,


today wasn't particularly special. Well, it was because i'm alive and well, and more than blessed, but hair wise i was (up until an hour ago) rocking overdue airdried hair. My hair is in its 4 month without relaxer as some of you already know, and i've come to the stage where no regrowth is going to stop me from keeping my swag! I simply can't sacrifice not getting married because of re-growth. So.... i decided to straighten 3 teeny weeny sections of my hair.


Honestly i feel great. It's funny what 1 heat pass on three sections of hair can do for you!!! See if i was natural i would rock my hair with pride, but living with airdried hair and two hair textures is something different, especially if your airdried hair was a previous braid out that went awfully wrong!


(Just to reiterate i love my re-growth, without it i'm grumpy, however i had an awful braid-out air dry experience and didn't want to product overload or continuously brush my hair in order to click my hair down).

I love my waves... going to invest in eco styler to keep my hair tamed






who would know that beyond this straight layer , lies a jungle of growth!
x edF

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Weave Maintenance part 2

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Evening amours,

today has been a really quiet day in my world, but quiet isn't always a bad thing! My weekend highlight had to be spending the day with a new found friend miss Dayana. Not only is she a hair lover, she also introduced me to the next best weave site!  Details to follow!

At the same time i've added 2 more tips to the weave maintenance post so if your into weaves check it out. Additions are written in pink.

So... back to this amazing site. 

Reniece is a hairdresser based in the US, and i'm sure many of the american sistahs are very familiar with her hair profile. Reniece is known for retaining length via constant weaves, and on the site (which is 100% genuine) you can see the fruits of that labour via her clients.

For those who need a little more encouraging i think weaving in order to retain length and hair health is a great idea. Your hair is tucked away and therefore you experience less environmental damage. It can also be easier to maintain than your own hair if of course your stretching or simply don't have time to maintain a more detailed regime.

So here's the link...
 Reniece is also on youtube


Be encouraged, be patient and get to rocking that weave!

x edF

Conditioner Concoctions

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There's no doubt in the hair world that natural hair products can work wonders. They work just as well as many of the products we spend big bucks on and do the same job at a supermarket value prices. On the downside they usually require a patient individual and a fair amount of ingredients, hence the reason why many of us prefer the already made supermarket shelf product.

Either way homemade concoctions work a treat and can actually be fun to make. Here are some recipes i found from the long locks cookbook.

I've highlighted the recipes i have tried and their results.


Avocado Deep conditioner- tried
Ingredients
1 small jar of mayonnaise
1/2 avocado

Directions
Peel avocado and remove pit. Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl with your hands until it's a consistent green color. Smooth into hair being careful to work it to the ends. Use shower cap or plastic wrap to seal body heat in. Leave on hair for 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning wrap a hot, damp towel around your head over the plastic, or use a hair dryer set to a low to medium heat setting.


Results: Funnily enough i tried this recipe on a guy! Yes that's right a guy let me do this on his hair! I think he thought he was getting a simple wash and condition, so when the whole process was over and he touched his hair he was shocked! It was hilarious. His hair was very very soft. So i guess this is a great softening conditioner as well as protein treatment due to the mayonnaise.

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Bodifying Horsetail Hair Rinse

Ingredients:

2 1/2 teaspoons dried horsetail

Directions
Steep horsetail in boiled water for 20 minutes. Shampoo hair and rinse thoroughly. Poor horsetail rinse through hair and leave in for ten minutes. Rinse with clear water.


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Rosemary Hot Oil Treatment- tried
Ingredients:
1/2 cup of organic dried rosemary
1/2 cup organic soybean oil or organic sunflower oil
Directions
Combine ingredients and heat until warm. Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Coat the entire head and hair with the oil mixture, working it through to the ends. Wrap hair in plastic wrap and wrap in a warm towel. Leave oil on hair for 15 minutes. Wash hair until oil is completely removed.


Hot oil treatment for Damaged Hair- tried


Ingredients:

1/2 cup organic soybean oil or organic sunflower oil

Directions
Mix all ingredients well. Warm oil to a comfortable temperature and apply the mixture to damp hair. Wrap hair in plastic wrap and apply a hot towel for 20 minutes. Shampoo.

Results: I gave both of these hot oil treatments a try last year and as with just about any hot oil treatment it worked great and I loved the results. My hair was shiny and mega soft. There's just something about oil and warmth that makes my hair go weak the knees!



For more recipes check out the long lock cook book :



P.s i'm sure many of you have tried the egg and mayonnaise deep condition. That one goes back for decades!


x edF

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Dear Japan


I know this is a hair blog, but my heart is so weakened by Japans pain right now. It reminds me of how fortunate and blessed we are to be alive today and not have to worry about dying or where our family or friends are, and if they are alive. Please keep Japan in your thoughts and prayers.


'Dear Japan

It's been a while since i had that sick gut feeling that something wasn't right. I see pictures of what your going through and i'm struck with pain and hurt. The thought of my world parting before my eyes leaves me breathless and i can't even imagine your pain right now. My words are probably empty because my hands produce no solution, but know in your heart that i'm praying for you. Hold on... it will be over soon

xxx a prayerful heart


Thursday, 10 March 2011

Weave Maintenance

How to maintain your weave

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One of the biggest topics for just about any weave wearer, is how to keep the good stuff looking good whilst maintaining a great standard of hair care. The common misconception is that maintaining a weave is very complex. However having been a frequent enough weave wearer, I know it doesn't have to be
I won't say that rocking a weave is easy because we all know.... weave wearing can be as messy as wearing stilettos with two left feet. Truth is....

when rocking your weave you:
- have limited access to your actual hair (especially if rocking a full head weave)
- tend to want to straighten your hair (if some is out) so that it looks like the weave
- wonder how you can moisturize and seal whilst wearing a weave 
- steer away from oiling your scalp because you don't want to ruin the good old indian or brazilian hair


So... the real question at hand i guess is how to maintain a weave if you are stretching your relaxer, and/or simply using weave as a means of protective styling?


Here are a few things to keep in mind


1- You can still wash your hair at least once every 2/3 weeks. Though u may be worried about ruining your   weave, it wont! Or should i say with a good weave shouldn't. Smelly weave due to lack of washing, product build up and straighteners isn't cute. Bacteria build up can reduce your hair growth rate.
For easy shampooing you can dilute your shampoo with water and apply it to your scalp using an applicator bottle. This allows easier access to your scalp whereby you can then do a general head massage on the top of the weave and then rinse. You can also do the same with your conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly so that no product is left behind as this can harden and cause problems.

2- You can still feed your scalp when rocking a weave. All you have to do is invest in some hair clips to hold your hair in the right position so that it steers clear away from oils. Castor oil on your scalp and weave is a magical combination

3- Scalp massage. You can still do this! Of course its a pain especially with a full head weave, but it can still be done. Even if you've oiled your scalp and then massage the weave, you are still massaging, and your scalp will be stimulated.

4- For those who have to straighten some of their own hair, always remember to use heat protectant. Also to avoid having to straighten several times in between washes, try and wrap your straightened hair. If on the other hand your weave is curly, you can also create curls (on your own hair) without heat, by using rollers, pin curls, flexi rods, curlformers etc

5- Having your cornrows braided horizontally works better than vertically. Vertical cornrows make the whole weave system almost like a game of noughts and crosses. You can barely fit your fingers anywhere!

6- If you want to go the extra mile with your weave regime and find time to do this (even if it isn't everyday), it would be a great idea to moisturize and seal when wearing a weave. Despite the fact that your hair has been cornrowed with extensions, you can still add a moisturising spritz to each cornrow and then seal the cornrow with oil. This will require more time however will keep your hair moisturized and super protected. This works best if you intend on washing your weave, otherwise you will experience product build up.


7- Avoid weaving freshly relaxed hair, too many people do this and forget that this is when your hair is extremely fragile and weak. A week or 2 later is much better than straight away.


8- If you do decide to wear weave using the bonging glue method, only do this if you are 100% sure that it is being applied and removed in a professional way. Otherwise this method can be extremely damaging to your hair. I would not recommend using glue at all!

Weave advantages:
+ it is a protective style
+ less manipulation in the long run because you cannot comb your hair everyday
+ hair is not so exposed. e.g strands are tucked away
+ more of your hair is close to your scalp which means closer to warmth. Hair grows faster in warmer temperatures.

Weave disadvantages:
- its is initially quite stressful on your hair. This is usually at least for a few days when the braids feel tight
- you tend to want to straighten your left out hair in order to suit up with the weave (heat damage)
- washing and/or moisturizing and sealing seem to require to much effort
- when you take your hair out you seem to lose quite a bit of hair (however note, this is because your hair has shedded during the period of the initial wearing of the weave to the weave removal. Therefore this is hair you would have shedded if your hair was left out and without weave).


P.s I'll officially be rocking my stretch weave in 2 weeks time! All the way till November. I'm going to have it re-done more than once of course! Look forward to showing you :)

x edF

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

tumblr Love



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Just before i sign off for the night, i just thought i'd share some of the A-Mazing pictures that have been rolling through on tumblr. I'm not the biggest art appreciator but photography really speaks to me... check it out.

P.s these are pictures on the blogs tumblr page: http://loveyourtresses.tumblr.com

Night night 'n' sweet dreams :)

x edF


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Stretching Rant and Upcoming posts


"Having completed a 6 month stretch last year, i figure i've done very well this year. It's been so much easier. I haven't got one of those urges to just relax because i'm finding the stretch to stressful...HOWEVER... last weekends washing and airdrying experience had to be the worst yet! So bad i was in too fowl a mood to take a picture! Hmm

So what went wrong?

The biggest mistake i made was being too lazy to wash whilst in the shower. Nope... Fiona went for the old school kneel head down method. Anyone wise enough would know that this isn't the smartest thing to do when 4 months post relaxer. 
On top of washing it this way I also rinsed this way after my DC! What a knob!

Anyway lets just say trying to get my hair to adhere with gravity (when styling) just wasn't happening! I had to detangle quite a bit out of the shower and use extra products to try and keep this badboy tamed".

Moral of the story!....

1)  Washing in the shower with your hair down makes its easier to manage once dry because your hair is flowing in its natural gravitational direction.

2) Patience is your hairs best friend!
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Part 2 of this post is to apologize for not committing to all of my 'Upcoming Posts'. I must admit the final weekend in Feb was a bit of a ditsy one! 
I forgot that February had 28 days and what's more i had a special surprise visitor and steered away from being an internet geek while they were here.

So... its a new month of course and there are also new upcoming posts, including those that were not fulfilled in Feb.


Lets March into March!


*Shampoo then what series: Braidout
*Transition tales- intro to transitioning
*Natural lifestyle
*Maintaining a weave (also when stretching relaxer)
*Conditioner concoctions
* Natural vs organic- do you really know? 


x edF