Wednesday, April 25, 2012

No Puff Challenge

In the last 2 years, the "puff":

 has been my go to style. Bad hair day? Puff it. Too tired to twist it? Puff it. Super dirty and tangled and in dire need of a wash? PUFF IT!!

While the puff is a beautiful style, that I think flatters my face, I wear it WAY too often. Like, 90% of the time. As a result, I have noticed breakage in the crown of my head as well as along my edges. I think that the pulling of my edges are worrying me the most because, when I was relaxed, I had a couple spots in the front of my hairline that just wouldn't grow in/very long and I thought it was just the way my hair grew. When I stopped getting relaxers, that hair gradually grew in, evening out my hairline. Now, my puffs are killing my edges again.


I am challenging myself not to wear a puff for 2 months. I had this idea last Saturday and since I twisted my hair last Monday, I'll use the 16th as my start date. No more puffs until June 17th! After then, I will try to only wear a puff 50% of the time. My goal is to stop the breakage in the crown and edges of my hair, and I think with less manipulation into the puff I will be able to achieve that. Since I won't be able to "puff it" as usual, this will also force me to come up with other styles and REGULARLY wash and style my hair. I'm thinking of lots of twist/bantu knot outs, roll, tuck, & pin styles, and my knit cap for those really horrid days. Anyway, we'll see how this works out. I'm excited!!! :-) As always,

<3 Mae

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scream, Shout, and Twist Out!!

Monday evening I decided that I wanted to do a twist out on my hair. I washed it with V05 shampoo and then used my trusty Suave Naturals conditioner.

This is the freshly washed hair:

I sectioned my hair, spritzed with water, and applied my Shea butter/Vitamin E oil mix (need to go to the store soon and replenish my supplies. I'm all out of jojoba oil). I twisted my hair into medium sized twists but then flat twisted two twists going across my hairline. This is the finished result:

I then wore the twists under a grey knit cap for a few days, mostly just because I didn't want to take the twists out until today and also because the last couple days have been really busy so I haven't had time to really do my hair. Here is the style:

I took the twists out today. I sprayed some Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer into my hands and ran it across my twists and then slowly unraveled and separated. I think it came out nicely!

<3 Mae

Monday, April 16, 2012


I accomplished an extremely difficult task this weekend (well, for me at least): I learned to flat twist. Yes. ME!! I watched a YouTube video tutorial on how to flat twist by BlakIzBeautyful and tried it out on my hair and these are the results.

The other pic is of my hair combed and stretched MOST of the way out. May 1 I will be 2 years 8 months natural. It could be longer but I've had to cut it a few times. No more mistakes now though. I'm learning and applying the knowledge do I will achieve my hair goals. I'm looking into ways to "straighten" it WITHOUT heat to truly test my length. Last April I was at CBL (straightened) but I had to chop some off afterward (I couldn't get rid of some of the straight ends) so I'm curious as to where I am now. Plus the left side is shorter than the right so I need to even them up. We'll see how that goes!:-)

<3 Mae

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fran’s 3b/3c Styling Regimen | Black Girl with Long Hair

Check her out!!!

Fran’s 3b/3c Styling Regimen | Black Girl with Long Hair

I love her length!!! And this twist out is AMAZING!! I'm going to see if I can recreate it by trying out a few of the products she uses. I also discovered that I need to make more twists so that I don't have to separate so much because I cause a lot of frizz when I separate. So, I will be twisting my hair tomorrow. I plan to take the twists out Wednesday morning. Hopefully it looks awesome :-)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Just Playing Around

As I was getting ready for bed, I was playing around and came up with this cute updo. I just took out the hair and bobby pins from my roll and tuck (the hair was left still kinda rolled back even when it was loose) and gathered it at the back of my head, rolled it over once and then used hair combs to hold it in place. The ends of this old twist out ate on its last leg but I think it's cute. Maybe even Memorial worthy. We'll see :-)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Style of the Day

Well. I'm posting this late but this was my hair for the day.

I saw the style online and decided to try it. It was super easy, just had to secure with bobby pins and added the flowers for flair. Hubby dug it as well which is always a plus :-D.

Still trying to decide how to wear my hair for the Memorial on Thursday. I still have a few days to figure it out tho.

<3 Mae
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