Wash-n-go 2010: Pictures

Earlier this week, I decided to do a wash-n-go — although my first experience wasn’t a good one. Now, I’ve heard there are easier ways to do a wash-n-go (wash, condition, shake hair and go), I heard about another method where you comb a styling product through your hair and let it dry. A little…

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The accidental online henna purchase

I’m sitting here, sick as a dog, with no voice and no one to keep me company. The Hubby is at work and I just signed off from work because my head is hurting from this evil cold that I’m dealing with. Before I go to sleep, I wanted to tell you about my accidental…

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Product review: Colora Henna

Last week, I decided that I was going to use henna for the first time — Colora Henna, specifically. I’ve always wanted to try it, but the time commitment was especially painful to me. I don’t have six hours on a Saturday to wait for henna to do its magic. On Friday, I did have…

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Henna, henna, henna day!!

Today is henna day, folks and I’m very excited. As I told you a few days ago, I’ve never tried henna because it very time consuming and my weekends are pretty busy. Now that I’m working from home, I can do things like a henna treatment and leave it on for the entire workday. The…

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Adventures in hair straightening

I went to the salon this past weekend and I got my hair trimmed and blow dried. It was supposed to be trimmed, blow dried and coloured, but when my stylist told me that in order to colour my lawless grey hairs, I have to use a demi-permanent colour with peroxide, I put the breaks…

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Hair purgatory: the dreaded in-between phase

I cut all my relaxed ends off in September 2008 and I’ve been working toward having a head full of thick, glorious healthy kinks and coils. Now, one year and seven months into this natural hair journey and I’ve reached the dreaded in-between phase. My hair is no longer short enough for the cute styles…

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This is purely superficial, but…

…there is something great about washing your hair and having it smell delicious. I remember way back in the day as a child, my mother would use all types of Black hair care products on my hair, including the smelliest of the smelly: Dax  hair grease. We started off using the blue and the red,…

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A new challenge: Hairlista’s Castor Oil challenge

Mornin’ all, I’ve noticed something about myself: I respond best to challenges and deadlines. If I’m left to linger around at my own pace, I’ll take forever to do something. But, if I know that it has to be done by today at 12, I’m gonna get it to you today by 12. I guess…

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Hairlista Healthy Ends Challenge – final update

As many of you know, I joined the Hairlista Healthy Ends Challenge in October 2009. The goal was to strengthen my ends and retain length. Here’s what I did over the last six months: kinky twists wigs protective styling of my own hair I kinda fell off during the last few weeks just because the…

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Product review: Kimble Ginger Cream conditioner

When I went to New York last year (it feels just like yesterday!), I was on a mission to find some Kimble Hair products. I wanted to get their Hair Butter, Bounce Back Curl Revitalizer and the Ginger Cream conditioner. When I walked into Target, I really did expect to come out with arms full…

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