Being kinder to my kinks

A couple of weeks ago, when I was in the middle of my dad being seriously ill, I had to deal with my hair. As I wrote before, the scalp was out of control, so I couldn’t go another two weeks (honestly, I shouldn’t have gone two weeks because my scalp doesn’t roll like that)….

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My scalp and stress – not a good combination

Hi all! First of all, my dad is doing really well. He’s walking, talking and cracking jokes… serious jokes about stuff that I didn’t think he would remember. Yay Pops! Seeing that he’s feeling well, I am in a mood to talk hair! Since December 14, I have spent inordinate amounts of time at the…

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Hair treats for me!

For the past few months, I’ve been on a strict no-buying hair products diet. I did it for a couple of reasons, but mainly because I was trying to pay off some trips from this past summer and I wanted to simplify my hair regimen. Really, there is no use buying 68 different conditioners because…

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My regimen: Fall/Winter 2010

Here’s another update on my regimen for fall/winter 2010. Actually, I think my regimen is more to the point – I’ve taken off my product junkie crown and that is totally streamlining the products I’m using. But I will be swapping out some products for the season just because of the frigid Canadian winter. (It’s…

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Need deep conditioning help!

Last week, I took my twists out and I wanted to pamper my hair with a nice deep conditioning treatment before I styled. But guess what? I had run out. Gasp! I had been using QP Elasta’s DPR-11 or Ms. Key’s 10 en 1. Thankfully, great bloggers and commenters have shared a secret with me:…

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Are we obsessed with length?

My hair is growing…like a weed. And I’m certainly not complaining. In March, I made a vague comment about wanting to be shoulder-length by fall (got to that goal in Spring 2010) and well on my way to armpit-length by spring 2011. Well, guess what? I’m about an inch and a half to armpit length…

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August to August – a year in growth

I was going to do this in September for my second nappyversary, but I’m inspired. Over the past year, I haven’t always been able to see my hair growth. So, sometimes I’ve felt a little discouraged. But I turned a corner this spring — after wearing protective/low maintenance styles — and my hair is growing steadily….

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Summer, summer, summer hair!

This summer has been busy — I can’t lie. So, my poor little blog has had to take a back seat to all the other things that have been going on. I’m sure in August or September things will calm down and I’ll be back to blogging more regularly. Not only has this summer been…

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My regimen: Spring/Summer 2010

Hi all! It’s about that time again — updating my regimen. The biggest thing that you’ll notice is that I’ve cut out a lot of products. Let me break down the regimen for you as it stands right now: Shampoo (weekly) – OK, I’ve realized, begrudgingly, that I need to use shampoo. I wish I…

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