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Tresses Thursday 2/9/17

Hi and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips.😀  My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle, and this week’s surely is brand new and extremely simple.

First, I washed my hair using  Andalou hair products, then put Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner in. After that I used a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly
through my hair. Then, I parted my hair from the top of one ear to the other and twisted the bottom section into a bun to be dealt with later. With the hair in the front I parted it into four sections. Each section before getting twisted along my head received about a quarter sized amount of Desert Essence J0joba Oil. The remaining hair from the twists against my head got twisted into a bun.

With the front done, I moved on to the back section. I applied a quarter-sized amount of jJojoba oil to it, combed it through, and then braided the rest.

And there you have it!

Music & Video: SydTheJack

P.S. All products used are either organic or non-gmo.

Throwback For Tresses Thursday 1/12/17

Hello all, and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips.😀  My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle, but this week is a throwback! The beginning of the video has photos of my dreads from July 2015 and the end has them from just a month ago. Look how long they have grown!

Tresses Thursday 1/5/17

Hello all, and welcome to another Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips.😀  My goal every week is to try a different hairstyle. This week my mom, our resident artist milamoki, styled my hair.

First, I washed my hair using  Andalou hair products, then put Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner in. After that I used a thick-toothed comb to distribute it thoroughly 20161207_020830.jpgthrough my hair. Tip: Styling wet is hair 1,000% easier than doing it once its dry. Once it dries it expands, becomes poofy and a lot less malleable, like in this photo.

Then, Milamoki parted my hair from the top of my left ear across my head to my right ear. Tip: Twisting the hair you are not working with into a bun is better than just putting it in a pony tail or clipping it to the side because it helps the hair stay wet and not poof up and expand. She twisted the hair below this part in to a bun to be dealt with later.

Milamoki then parted the rest of the hair down the middle and twisted the left side in to a bun. With the hair on the right, she parted it into two sections, then parted those sections down the middle. After that, she took each section in the front and secured it with a black rubber band. From there, she braided the hair until she got to the next set of sections. Milamoki combined the braid with the next section, securing with another black rubber band, added the hair she picked up in that section and continued to braid. Once both sections were rubber banded  and braided, she combined both into one braid, braiding it till about an inch to the end, then securing it with another rubber band. Tip:It’s better to not braid the hair all the way to the end or secure the hair with a rubber band to the very end because it will rip and damage the ends of your hair. With the hair on the left she repeated the steps above. After both sides of hair were braided, she took the hair in the back and did a simple single braid.

Tip: When it is time to take the hair our of this style, it is better to use a cuticle clipper to cut the rubber bands out. I find that scissors are much harder to use and I end up cutting some of the hair in the process. Plus, the cuticle clippers are a lot sharper and precise. The rubber bands snap so quickly and easily!

And header-156421_1280, there you have this weeks Tresses Thursday hairstyle!

 

Tresses Thursday 9/15/2016

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates and tips.

Since last week’s post I have been researching hair moisturizer. Yesterday I was lucky to stumble upon an online store on Etsy called DivineLoveHolistic whose products are made right here in Baltimore! I am now awaiting my order of a lovely jar of Hibiscus Hair Butter which I am very excited to use because of the organic ingredients its made with. Also, because it’s handmade right here in my city! It feels great to support a local business.

Stay tuned for updates. 🙂

Tresses Thursday 9/8/2016

Hello and welcome to Tresses Thursday. Following up  last week’s post, here is a better comparison of the growth and change in the condition of my hair. In both pictures my hair is flat- ironed straight. For about the last six months I have been using Andalou Naturals and you can definitely tell the difference it makes! My hair is much longer and looks as well as feels much healthier. It isn’t offensive to the touch anymore, but instead more gentle and pleasing.

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Here are some tips on how you can maintain the straightness of your hair without using a flat-iron:

  • Put oil at the ends of hair everyday
  • Use a paddle brush to brush hair
  • A thick tooth comb to comb hair
  • Put hair in bun on top of head and wrap with scarf when sleeping or laying down for long periods of time

Tresses Thursday 9/1/2016

download_20160221_183534Hi and welcome to Tresses Thursday! This week I’d like to share with you the growth and condition of my hair. In this picture, which was taken in February of 2016 before I switched to using Andalou Naturals products, my hair is flat ironed straight. As you can see, my hair looks kind of dry, especially at the end. It was smooth and nice feeling on the top half, the half closest to my head, the newest growth, but the bottom half felt a little offensive to touch and obviously doesn’t look as good.  Continue reading Tresses Thursday 9/1/2016

Tresses Thursday

Hello and welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I will share hair styles and tips!

Now that I am an organic vegetarian I love my hair. Before I transitioned to eating organic food, my hair was a nightmare.  In a previous post, Hair Battle? Not So Much…, I talked about the struggle of learning and taming my hair and how Organic food helped with that. As much as my hair has improved, could it get better? My mom suggested that I look in to hair products that had the similar standard of the food we consumed. It took awhile, but I stumbled upon these products!  Continue reading Tresses Thursday