December 20, 2013

Recap: 2013 Hits & Misses...

Just the other day it was January, before I knew it, March was here and I started planning my trip. Before I could blink twice it was June and I was enjoying my vacation, then it was my birthday in September and now December is upon us. This year certainly flew by really fast but I got to capture great memories in the process.

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2013 Hits
  • Started my blog *throws confetti*
  • My hair grew to APL (Armpit Length)  the longest it has ever been in my adult life.
  • Started my YouTube Channel (If anyone had said to me in 2012 that I would be on YouTube I would have laughed so hard but now I’m here and glad I am too).
  • Found a rinse out conditioner that I absolutely love in Aussie Moist Conditioner.
  • DIY steaming without a steamer, see my post here.
  • I have found an emergency Deep Conditioner for moisture purposes in Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask.
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has never failed me for prepooing , sealing or anything.
  • Taking Spring Valley Hair, Skin & Nails boosted my hair growth.
  • Black tea rinses to curb shedding.
  • Flexi-Rods have been my preferred style for outings when I’m deep into my stretch.
  • Found a gel that works in Ampro Pro Styl Protein Styling Gel to tame my edges when I’m deep into my stretch.
  • I've met some of the most supportive and amazing bloggers.
  • I'm grateful and appreciative for all of my followers thus far.
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2013 Misses
  • Aussie Moist Shampoo was my worst purchase to date, however I have found a way to make it work here.
  • DIY Relaxer, I tried in the past and failed miserably but look out in 2014.
  • Prepooing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil was too thick for my fine strands and weighed my hair down.
  • So far Elasta QP Intense Conditioner hasn't impressed me and I’m really disappointed. It really sucks when a lot of people rave about a product and it doesn't absolutely nothing for your hair.
  • Taking Spring Valley Hair, Skin & Nails increased my shedding due to an increase in growth rate, but see why I wouldn't take any supplements anymore here.
  • I can’t seem to get the right tight curls for my Bantu Knot Out | Cork Screws

 What were some of the highlights and misses you experienced for 2013?

 Be Inspired…


  1. One thing I can look back at as well is this amazing network of black women hair bloggers like you that I have come to know and feel like we are all sisters scattered all over the globe supporting and cheering each other on!

  2. It has been a full and active year!! Love the post, it has really been a hair journey! Like Lydz it has really been great to all interconnect this year! And next year let's do it again and get our hair goals!!

  3. Good to see there's more hits than misses :)! x

  4. Hooray for 2013! I love our community of fierce and fabulous cheerleaders!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  5. Meeting all of the amazing and supportive hair bloggers such as yourself has been a big hit for me as well. it's like a family of sisters, like Lydz said, all across the globe. I truly wish I could meet every single one of you all. **HUGS**

  6. I love your make-up that picture.

  7. 2013 was certainly a good year for you. Congrats on the blog launch! But look out 2014. I'm sure you will cross everything off your "misses" list this year. Thanks for stopping by and I'm hoping that your new year greets you with many blessings. xoxo

  8. I love that you did a recap of 2013!

    Cheers to 2014!

  9. Connecting with all the other wonderful ladies like yourself is one of the best things about blogging. Only bigger better things for 2014 and beyond!


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