June 29, 2015

Relaxer Day Results…

I relaxed my hair myself at 12 weeks post relaxer with ORS Relaxer in Normal strength and I’m getting the same results everytime. My routine hasn't changed from how I prep my hair for relaxer day, as seen here.
Relaxer Day Results - June 2015

June 24, 2015

How I Maintain My Colored Relaxed Hair …

I have always enjoyed dying my hair black pre-healthy hair journey because most stylist say your hair looks healthier in that color than our natural dark brown.  Knowledge is Power and now I know that’s not true. Our hair doesn't need to look black to be deemed healthy.  Initially loved my dark brown hair but since turning the big 30, I decided it was time for change.
Pre-Healthy Hair Journey (My hair was dyed black)

June 18, 2015

The Truth About Dying Relaxed Hair…

Hair dye’s can be found in semi-permanent and permanent. Semi-permanent has been my choice since it isn't that harsh on our hair. It’s mainly referred to as a ‘rinse’. Hair dye’s come in variations of colors, from Jet black to reds, pinks, you name it.  Before dying your hair I suggest doing some research on the brand. For example I usually help my mom dye her hair and we use Bigen hair dye. On one occasion Bigen wasn't available and she bought Clairol in the color black. My mom hair was jet black on application but while rinsing out her hair it turned green. Honestly I cackled in disbelief, let’s just say we never bought that brand again. I’m not saying the brand may not work for since the hair on our heads are all different but it certainly didn't work for my mom’s.
Hair Dye I Have Used In The Past

June 03, 2015

What happened To My Hair Lately…

I haven’t been experimenting with different hair styles lately, since my goal for this relaxer stretch is to keep my ends hidden and protected with the occasional “cheat day” lol. I have been keeping up with my weekly washdays and treatments. 
Flexi-rods on Relaxed Hair

June 01, 2015

8 Best Ways To Avoid Breakouts/ Pimples…

I don’t profess to have the best or perfect skin but I’ll share with you what measures have worked for me to minimize breakouts.  I still get the occasional pimple and majority of the time I know how I got it. 

Keep your hands out of your face
This is one of the major contributions to break outs. Our hands are often on our desk, touching the door, touching the phone, hand rails in public transport, you name it, all of those places are dirty even though the naked eye may not be able to see it.

Drinks lots of water
I never liked drinking water because it was too harsh to swallow but now I probably reach for water as my choice of drink other than anything else. I drink about 50 ounces of water daily except weekends. I do drink on weekends but not that much. I end up using the bathroom 6-8 times a day but there isn't a greater feeling than using the bathroom and the liquid is clear and not colored #winning