Has anyone tried the Tightly Curly method?

I was doing a little reading this morning before work and I re-visited this site: http://www.tightlycurly.com. I’m very intrigued by the author’s method of washing, conditioning and styling her curls (pretty much she only uses conditioner). And, boy, does she have a lot of curls to style! One thing that I’m not sure about is…

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Doing the ‘do: Introducing Korina

My twists are out. Woo hoo! Don’t get me wrong – I enjoyed them very much, but I get bored with my hair very quickly. So, I loved my twists for the first few weeks, but by week five, something had to change. I lasted seven weeks – that’s a record for me – and…

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Hairlista’s Healthy Ends challenge update

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on my Hairlista’s Healthy Ends Challenge. It’s 10 weeks in and I’m doing OK. On some fronts (daily moisturizing) I could be doing a lot better, but I’m making a valiant effort. My kinky twists are six weeks old. It’s been six weeks since I’ve played with…

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The wash-n-go mishap of ’09

As we count down the weeks until 2010, I am thinking of all the successes and failures of the past year. On the Saturday of Labour Day weekend, I decided to try a wash-n-go. Now, I’ve always been wary of the wash-n-go. Why? Well, I’m just not sure how my hair will  look. I’ve seen…

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The accidental protective hair ‘do

I had been looking forward all last week to trying a new style. I was going to use the banding technique to stretch out my kinks before I did a two-strand twist style. I know I can’t explain the technique as well as some other folks online, so I’m just going to leave it to…

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The Relaxed Chick: Corkscrew curls, please

Hi all! My relaxed sistren, The Relaxed Chick, is sharing her experiences going organic and trying the ever-popular Carol’s Daughter products. Read her review and thoughts! If you have any suggestions for her, leave a comment. After reading through The Accidental Natural’s blog and enjoying her adventures in hair (and it looks even better in person,…

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DIY hair care: Mayo + honey + oils = protein treatment

I decided that I was going to do a protein treatment. I found this recipe from Agrlcanmac a few months ago and decided to try it out. I didn’t know if my hair neede any extra protein — it seemed to be thriving , but I read that it is important to protect and strengthen…

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The start of the Healthy Ends Challenge

I’ve registered for Hairlista’s Healthy Ends Challenge — I will be working on my ends until April 8, 2010.  You can find the details here. So, yesterday was wash day and this is what I did: Shampooed with my castile moisturizing shampoo Deep conditioned with my super moisturizer for about 10 hours. (I was working from…

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Hairlista’s Healthy Ends Challenge – who’s in?

I’m thinking about joining Hairlista’s Healthy Ends Challenge. The challenge runs from today, October 8 to April 8, 2010. I am focusing on retaining length over this winter and I think that this challenge will help me reach my goal (which is to be fully shoulder length when stretched by Spring 2010). Here are the…

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The Accidental Natural’s top eight hair tips

Over the past year, I’ve learned some things that have helped me enormously with my hair growth — well, more specifically, hair retention. I’m not one to take pictures of my hair (although I’m starting to) to compare with what it looked like a year ago or a month ago. I am going to begin…

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