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Tresses Thursday 12/7/2016

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. In this week’s post I demonstrate how quickly my hair dries and shrinks right after washing. I used to hate that my hair was so poofy but now I view it as my awesome mane.

Tresses Thursday 12/1/16

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. For this week’s post I have two simple braids in the back and twisted the hair in the front into two side buns.

 So, how did I make this hair style? First, I washed my hair using Andalou hair products and afterwards used Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner . Secondly, I used a thick-tooth comb to comb out my hair as well as distribute the leave in conditioner thoroughly. Thirdly, I part the hair into four sections, parting in such a way so that more hair is in the back two sections than the front two. Next, I twist both front sections and one back section in to temporary buns so the hair can stay sectioned. Then, I take the free back section and braid it. I do the same to the other side. Now that the back is finished, I start on the front. I untwist a front bun, comb it out, then begin to twist the hair along my head back towards my ear. Once to the ear, I twist the remaining hair into a bun on the side that looks coiled. I repeat the process for the last temporary bun, twisting the hair along my head towards my ear, then twisting it into a coil bun.

And voila, there you have it!


Tresses Thursday 11/24/2016

Hello all! Welcome to Tresses Thursday, where I share hair updates, hairstyles, and tips. This week’s hairstyle is just three simple buns. Check back in a few days to see what it looks like un-bunned.20160518_091329

So, how did I make this hair style? First, I washed my hair using Andalou hair products.
I’m trying out Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner  and so far it

has been working great! Secondly, with a thick-toothed comb I comb ocomb-678534_1920.jpgut my hair. Thirdly, I part my hair across and down in the middle in the front. Then, I twisted all the hair in the back in to a bun. Finally, I twisted the two sections in the front,
right first then left. To catch fly-away’s and short hairs I
use a clipclips-515516_1920.jpg.

And viola, there you have the simple 3-bun hairstyle!

Thick-tooth comb

Hair Clips

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

Old Writing

Recently I came across some of my old writing and boy does it bring back memories! It’s so interesting to read something you wrote awhile ago and notice how much you’ve grown, the ways you have changed. I got better at building sentences, improved my writing style, and started using more words.

My younger writer self switched between pencil and keyboard, whereas now I mostly use keyboard. Although, with as much as technology is taking over how we do everyday things I have gone back to writing a lot of things by hand. Why I started using the keyboard pretty much exclusively was the fact that you can get your ideas written down so much faster! Plus, whatever errors you make can  either be fixed for you or or underlined red for you to take a look at. Editing grammar and punctuation, being able to re-read a sentence, realize there’s a problem with it, and fix it quickly with no hassle or fuss.

I lost myself for hours, sitting there reading things that I had long ago written, old ideas that sparked new ones. I’m anxious to revive some of these ideas. Sitting here now I am semi-distracted because these story lines are playing out in my head. What I love most about writing is that you can write your own world, create your own people and creatures, shape society, knowledge, technology, or history. Getting ready to write fills me with energy, with a burn, a need to get these words out of my head and down somewhere more permanent and retrievable.

After hours of reading my old writing, I realized that as a writer I now focus too much on editing as I go. I stopped focusing on the actual writing, the content, to work on the aesthetics. Reading my old writing reminded me why I loved writing so much, why I was anxious to create that refreshing, faraway place that was an escape. Now it’s time to get back to it.

This photo is from Pixabay.