Thursday, 21 August 2014

Life's little twists

Hi Ladies

I have been weekly protective styling lately, and have been obsessed with Marly Hair and 2 strand flat twists

Here are some of the styles I rocked with my Marly Hair, and to think I got all these styles from one pack of hair!!

What protective styles have you been rocking?

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wash Day | 2 Weeks post

Hi lovely ladies!

My wash days have become ver similar and quite standard lately, they go a little like this

1. Pre -poo with coconut oil, which I am sooooo lovely for 30 mins

2. Shampoo with ORS HaiRepair Shampoo, to start off with I was not too keen on this poo, but am I liking it more and more

3. T-shirt dry my hair for 10 mins

4. DC with Aunt Jackies Conditioner for 30 mins with the heat cap

5. Rinse and t-shirt dry for 30 mins

6. Add leave in - my trusted Aussie Miracle hair insurance and detangle, and leave to air try.

This week I air dried in flat twists so had the cutest twist out. I am so in love with my weekend affair with my curls!

My hair has become so easy to manage lately and my regimen is very simplified.

How was your wash day?

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Huge 'some what messy' Bun Tutorial

I did this bun a few weeks ago it started off from an old twist out and the end result was

Results of a few mistakes

this, due to a few mistakes. So I tried to replicate it see tutorial below.

What you will need 

Hair pins, scarf of choice and an old stocking/tights

I started off with 4 twisted sections and using the old stocking I tied it around my head as below.

decide the size of you bun, mine will be very big so this is where the tight will stop

It will end up looking like this 

The outsides of the bun will be here

Undo the twists and form a rolled perimeter around the stocking with hair clips 

Roll a clip hair around the stocking to form your bun

The rest of the hair will form your bun around your initial shape

The end results

At this point if you have an old twist out the shape of the bun will be textured with your curl, my hair didn't take up the twists I had in.

Then you can accessorise with your favourite hair scarf or flower 

Scarf accessory

The back

Or with a bigger brighter scarf 

Another scarf 

There you have it the mega huge some what messy bun if you have a while defined twist out. 

Happy hair journeys Ladies!! :o) 

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey Ladies!!

I have been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award!

To Acknowledge the nomination I have to link it back to the lovely ladies that nominated me Keoshia of Miss Doing MSandra of Naija Girl Next Door, Eva  of Curly Eva of, Miranisa of Ms. Direction. A big thank you all for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Share 11 random facts about myself by answering the questions that the nominating blogger has created for me.

List 11 bloggers to nominate
Let the 11 nominated bloggers know
Post 11 questions for the blogger I nominate to answer.

So as I have 4 sets of 11 questions, I will be answer 3/2 questions from each nomination :D

Keoshia’s questions

1.  What are three things that you do everyday that make you totally happy?

Hmm… I think the first is knowing I am awake therefore still alive. Second would be talking to all my loved ones and knowing they are all ok and having a great day. Finally wearing my smile!

2. If you could pick anywhere to live for one year (can’t be your current location, has to be somewhere else), where would you go and why?

Bora Bora Island!! Beach and sunshine

3. What do you see right now, yes right now, lol! 

My partner’s laptop as am typing out this post and in my peripheral view is the TV ;)

Sandra’s Questions

4. What's the most touching thing you've ever watched/read/heard/seen?

Nowadays it’s the daily news, geez, can’t take all the sad things that are happening around the world. :( 

5. If not your present career choice, what else would you be doing with your life?

When I was young I wanted to work in a lab making/designing cosmetics, weird career choice

6. When someone upsets you, would you a) stew silently and later forget about it, or b) air it out quickly and be done with it

I am more of a stewer and then will talk about it after, I tend to over think situation, and try to analyse if I was in the wrong. Learning to let things go


7. What is your current hair length?

APL, hoping for BSL before my wedding day in 2015

8. When did you start your hair journey?

Started last year January 2013


9. What inspired you to start a blog

My blog was started as a way to document my hair journey and connect to the healthy hair community.

10. Who is your biggest supporter?

My biggest supporters are my family (Mum, sister and my fiance) and my healthy hair community sisters!!

11. If you could live anyone’s life for one day, who would it be? Why?

There are so many people I would want to be, for their drive and passion and discipline I would want to be an athlete, and for the gossip I want to be Beyonce

Thank you again for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Relaxer Day

I have been so so bad with my blog updates but wanted to let you all know I relaxed my hair at 16 weeks post yesterday. 

My relaxer day was very similar to my last relaxer
1.dividing hair in mini twists 
2. Applying an oil to my already relaxed hair
3. Mixing my relaxer with an oil to slow down processing time
4. Set timer to 13 and go go go. This relaxer, I only used 9 mins before I was ready to rinse off. It was so quick! I just had to stopp and get my hair rinsed and neutralised. Maybe I had been messing with my scalp all week...9 mins was short. But got all my relaxed in in 7 so yay me! I still go the results I was looking for. Have lots of texture and volume.

I wore my hair in a wavy twist out. It was big and undefined by the end of the day but enjoyed it regardless.

I didn't do a length check but think it's safe to say am still in APL land. Will do an official length check and ends check soon. For the first time ever I have not been bothered about the length of my hair. My last relaxer days it was all about the flat iron to see the length I retained. Hope this feeling lasts it's so freeing p.s I still want length!! Don't get me wrong. 

Pictures of my hair post relaxer below

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

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