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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DIY: Brown sugar scalp scrub

As you know, my scalp can be evil. It will flake out for no good reason or it will behave. Why it does what it does is a mystery to me. Too much shampoo, flakes. Too much co-washing, build-up. Too little shampoo, build-up. Too little co-washing, flakes. Sigh. Understanding the minds of men is easier…

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When a good hair ‘do goes bad… – Part 2

Good morning, y’all! Yesterday, I was in a tizzy trying to figure out what the heck to do with my hair. I had rocked a cute twisted/flat twisted updo for about a week and the style had reached its limit. I was a hot, fuzzy mess. Some folks here and on Facebook thought I should…

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Going shampoo crazy!

I think I was going a bit crazy with shampoo. OK, so I have a rebellious scalp. When my hair was in the kinky twists, I shampooed every two weeks and my scalp was great. It was flake-free and happy. My twists have been out since mid-December and I’ve been playing around with some other…

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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…

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Product review: Herbal Essences Long-Term Relationship conditioner

I’ve been trying different products looking for the perfect co-wash conditioner. I believe that I found that with the Tresemmé Healthy Volume conditioner — which is my ride-or-die conditioner. I bought Herbal Essences Long-Term Relationship at the same time I bought the Tresemmé conditioner and decided to try it out before I put my twists…

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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 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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