Monday, 26 March 2012

Hair for the week

Well my last post was about how bored I was with my hair.  Yesterday was wash day and today was Church, so I had my hair in a side swept twist out that I turned into a textured side bun with rolled fringe - forgot to take a pic sorry!  But then I thought to myself, what can I do with my hair today so that it will last the week?  and then the answer came - The same hairstyle only in canerows.  Now I am not the greatest at canerowing and I know that I need practice, but after spending the best part of an hour on my hair, it better last me.  See below for some pics that I took close ups and the finished product.
Another view of unfinished style from back

Unfinished style - subject to change

Side with head band

Finished from back with head band

 Below are just a few closeups of the finished style.

And that's it!

Naddy x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

I'm bored of my hair

I am currently 7 weeks post relaxer (will be on 24th) and I just don't know what to do with my hair.  I need a style that I can keep in my hair for a week, because I still want to wash weekly.  I can't really be bothered to put in extensions right now, but I don't want to manipulate my hair too much by combing though it every day to style it.  My hair is really thick, not least because I have not used heat on my hair after washing, but I have thick hair anyway.

If I do figure out something I will let you know.  Wash day is on Sat, we'll see what I come up with, if anything.

Naddy x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Heatless Length Check and Wash day!

My hair length t-shirt arrived! I got it from the shop at, I really wanted the green one, but that didn't come in the size I wanted :(  It says 'my hair is my hobby' and that is such a true statement for me.  I also got one for my sis who is natural, her's says 'loving my kinks, coils and curls' and is in red.  She is really pleased with it. My other sister want's one now, but I told her she has to be on a 'hair journey' otherwise it's a no-no.  We'll see whether she's committed!

I washed my hair today too.  This time I decided to omit the PPO to see if that was contributing to my itchy head.  So far - no itching, but I'll see how it goes throughout the week.  To start I mixed up ORS hair mayonnaise and EVOO, put that on my hair and put on a plastic cap, left it on for 30 mins whilst I fumbled around the house.

I washed it out and conditioned with HE Hello Hydration, then did the t-shirt drying method.  This pic on the right is with my hair dripping wet immediately after coming out of the shower.  I let it air-dry all day in a pony tail as I had to run some errands.  When I came home I put on my length check t-shirt to see what line my hair dries out at.  Sorry I didn't think to put on the length check t-shirt when my hair was wet, so this is not a very good comparison.

As you can see in both pics both dripping wet and bone dry, I suffer with very frizzy hair, I don't know what to do to lay down my cuticles.  I did do a black tea rinse last week, maybe I should make that part of my regime and see how that works out.

Till next time...

Naddy x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Totally Not Hair Related

The Phone I had for 3 years
YAY!!!! My new phone arrived today :D and I am so excited - yes I am behind with the times, because I am only just getting a smartphone, but I am super satisfied with it.  I got a Samsung Galaxy s2.  My dad called it a brick...but what does he know eh???!!  (TBH it is rather large, but I won't admit that to him!).  I had my old phone a Sony Ericsson W995 for about 3 years, so it was high time I upgraded.  I did actually want the iPhone, but I just can't afford that right now.  Anyways, I'm off to discover the
wonders of the smartphone.

The Phone I received
Naddy x

Update 24.03.12

So I sent my phone back, and borrowed my nephew's phone, however, I lost it the day I got it - oops, so I had no phone for about 4 days, then I went to the shop and got a new one - under limited duress (I knew I shouldn't have signed up to the 24 month contract, but did so anyway), and I have found so many things with the phone that I don't like anymore.  I am really regretting my decision and have to live with it for the next 2 years.  I now have the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray.  But I just have to keep telling myself 'it's only a phone, not life or death'

The lesson here is:  Don't make snap decisions and always go with your gut.  I hope I remember this.

Naddy x

Monday, 5 March 2012

Why is my head itching?

Itchy Scalp!

My head is itching me like crazy and I don't know why (I washed and deep conditioned on Sat).  Well my hair does usually itch me, but not to this extent. Last night I decided to put my hair in a load of chunky twists, and see if that would last me as a protective style for the rest of the week until my wash-day on Friday/Saturday.  I greased my scalp with Castor Oil mixed with Peppermint Oil.  Don't know if that was the culprit, but I'll keep an eye on it and see how it goes.

Any help or advice that you may have would be greatly appreciated

Naddy x


Sunday, 4 March 2012

My First Blog Post...EVER!


So I decided to start a blog!  I have been on a hair-care journey for about 20 months now, and although I am far from being an expert on hair-care, I thought I'd track my progress this way and share some info about what I have done to grow my hair.

It all began with Hairlista and since then I've been addicted.  I have had ups and downs, but my progress pictures remind me that it's all worth it.  I am 5'3 and my ultimate goal is to be Full Mid Back Length.  I hope to reach this by December 2013.

I started at shoulder length hair.  My hair had never grown beyond Full Shoulder length, so I was determined to retain my new-growth using the tips I learned from YouTube and Hairlista.  This was the first time I had ever air-dried my hair.  Back then, If I didn't have a blow-dryer, I simply would not wash my hair!!!  I soon learned.


This is the length of my hair following a relaxer.  Relaxed with ORS, blow dried and flat ironed by my friend.  I don't intend to relax again until my 2 year anniversary in June 2012 where I hope to be Bra Strap Length.  I have ordered a spread shirt and so I will be doing length checks in a more reliable t-shirt.

Yesterday 03/03/12 was wash day.  I deep conditioned with a mix that I saw fgrogan use in one of her videos but I adapted it slightly - ORS hair mayonnaise, Olive Oil and Peppermint oil.  I let that sit on my hair for 1 hour with a plastic cap and did a Tae-Bo work out (that really did heat up my hair).  Washed out the conditioner and shampooed my roots with Cream of Nature moisturising shampoo.  Then I did a black tea rinse and let that sit on my hair for about 10 mins, rinsed it out and conditioned with Herbal Essences (red).   Then did the t-shirt dry method a-la Sunshyne added Cantu shea butter leave in, and air dried with the scarf method also a-la Sunshyne.  Once fully dried, I added moisturiser and sealed.  Ready for another week!

I'll be back to update my hair adventures.  Till next time...

Naddy x
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