Saturday, April 28, 2012

Part 1: Protective Style Challenge Intro Post - Meets the Participants!

We (okay, mostly me) are really excited about participating in the Beads, Braids and Beyond protective style challenge for the month of May! I will be trying box braids on Skye's hair for the very first time. I'll post pictures on our blog here, but you can also view Skye and the rest of the adorable participants at the link below!

Part 1: Protective Style Challenge Intro Post - Meets the Participants!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

After Easter style!!

Two posts in one night, this never happens right? Lol, I'm trying to make up for lost time here so I can suck a little less at blogging:)

Since I didn't wash Skye's hair this past weekend, it ended up being really greasy and suffering from a major product overload! I let her wear her Easter style on Monday and then washed it out Monday evening. I used Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Control Shampoo to wash and then Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner as a co-wash. I used Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer and sealed with jojoba oil as a leave in conditioner. I detangled her hair, banding the roots and twisting the rest down to the ends; then I let it air dry overnight. To style this morning, I just made two ponytails in the front and took the twists out and I left the back twisted. It came out pretty cute and it should last for the whole week!



Easter Hurr!!

So sorry for the lack of posts, I've been adjusting to working full-time and going back to school full time as well. Anywho, I enjoy blogging and I hope to start posting more and more!

We took the mini twists down about two weeks ago, so we kept them for a total of 7 weeks (I think) and they looked like they'd been in for about 3 months, lol. After the mini twists, I put in some flat twists in the front with medium sized twists in the back, and that lasted for about two weeks. I really love the protective styles and we will probably do another one before she gets out of school for the summer. On to the Easter hurr...

I ended up doing a fairly simple style. I removed the medium twists, flat-ironed her hair (a little!) and trimmed her ends, then I put in the flexirod rollers. They make the prettiest little curls! I redid the flat twists in the front so they looked fresh, and used rubberbands to hold them in place. Skye really loved the way her hair turned out!

It's getting pretty tough dealing with the two textures now that she has soooo much new growth. We may consider doing the BIG CHOP in a few months! But then again, as long as I take my time and keep it moisturized maybe I can continue transitioning without the BC. I will definitely keep you guys posted!