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…

Rate this:

Product review: Darcy’s Botanicals Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream

I was supposed to update you on the Hairlista Healthy Ends Challenge, but I had a bad hair day. I boldly said on Friday night that “I don’t have bad hair days anymore!” Ha! Well, I had one today. Last night, I decided to try something new: a braidout. Now, I’ve been wanting to try…

Rate this:

Updates, updates, updates!

Well, only two updates for you this week: my Accidental Spending Fast and the Hairlista Healthy Ends Challenge. On the spending fast tip: the Hubby and I got through January pretty well. I wasn’t able to save as much as I would have liked because I made many unplanned charity donations in January. Alas, these…

Rate this:

DIY hair care: Pre-‘poo!

I know of several hair bloggers who regularly use a pre-‘poo AKA a pre-shampoo. The reason, from what I understand, is to protect your hair from the rigors of shampooing. I would assume – rightly or wrongly – that if you co-wash, you shouldn’t really need to pre-‘poo. Conditioners shouldn’t strip your hair of natural…

Rate this:

Doing the ‘do: Twist out

Hey all! I haven’t been doing twist outs since I had my kinky twists put in in October. Last week, I wore my accidental protective style: two strand twists put into bantu knots and worn curly. On Friday evening, I decided to unravel my twists. Boy, lemme tell you! My hair looked HAWT! And it’s…

Rate this:

Doing the do’: Party hair

Last night, the Hubby, a bunch of friends and I decided to brave the -18C weather and head to midtown Toronto for a party for one of my sister-in-law’s friends, who happens to be a party promoter. I must admit, his parties are the most fun and safe and least pretentious that I’ve been to….

Rate this:

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…

Rate this:

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…

Rate this:

Hair updates

Today, I’m giving you a quick update on my hair and scalp in its first protective style of the season. As you know, if you’ve been reading, I twisted my hair on October 31 — about two weeks ago. My goal is to wash every two weeks with my Country Rose Soap Co.’s natural liquid…

Rate this:

Winter protective style #1: Braids

Yesterday, I finally got my hair braided as part of the Healthy Ends Challenge and as a winter protective style. As the weather’s been getting colder waiting until the end of the month to get my hair braided felt like forever and a day. Normally, I would let my braider wash and moisturize my hair,…

Rate this: