Pregnancy & postpartum: how my hair handled this phase of my life

Pregnancy & postpartum: how my hair handled this phase of my life

One of the worries that I had during my pregnancy was how it was going to affect my hair. I know, I know, it seems so trivial that whilst going through one of the most life changing experiences of my life, I was worried about my hair. Since starting my healthy hair journey, I had read about how pregnancy hormones affect hair growth and the devastating effects of postpartum shedding. That is why I was dreading this change from the beginning. I am currently about 8 weeks post partum, I don’t think that I have gone through the worst bits of postpartum shedding. However, in this post I want to share how my hair was during my pregnancy and how it is currently. View Post

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hair update // february 2017

hair update february 2017

My hair routine is finally getting to where I want it to be: predictable. I know that sometimes in the world of natural hair and natural hair blogging, predictable can be seen as boring, but I am so happy to be here. The one place where I can be creative are my hairstyles and as my hair is growing longer and my flat twisting skills improving – I am getting much, much better with hairstyles. Let’s see what my hair has been getting up to in February. View Post

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how to // trim 4c natural hair

Trimming 4c natural hair

Trimming ones hair is one of those unfortunate things that need to happen if you want to maintain healthy ends and healthy looking hair. When I had relaxed hair, I hated trimming my hair because it equated to a loss in length. Since becoming natural, I have become the opposite, in the beginning of my natural hair journey, I was so scissor happy – luckily that has died down now. I recently trimmed my hair and I have decided to share the knowledge of the whole process.  View Post

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hair products haul and empties

hair products haul and empties

I haven’t done one of these hair products haul and empties posts in a while because honestly the movements in my hair products stash haven’t been that interesting. I decided that in 2016 I will pin down my staple products, and I achieved that goal. Thus, this meant that I really didn’t buy that many new products and those that I did buy were mostly replacements. However, I have finally come to a point where I have finished quite a number of products that can constitute a meaty empties post. If you want to see which products I have finished, which I will be replacing and which new products I have bought…keep reading. View Post

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hair update // january 2017 & looking back at 2016 hair goals

January 2017 hair update

It’s a new year – well it has been for the past month now :). In this time of the year, I like to set yearly goals for my hair and a general theme of what I want to do with my hair for the year, and for 2017 it won’t be any different. Although, this coming year I will have limited control of what my hair does because of my pregnancy and possible post partum shedding that I might experience – I still want to set some goals that will help me go through the phase as smoothly as possible. Along with that, in this post I will go through a bit of how my hair has been since my last hair updateView Post

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tips & tricks to bring your natural 4c hair back to health after neglecting it

flowers in natural 4c hair

There are many ‘rules’ in the natural hair community aimed to help achieve and maintain healthy hair, but sometimes life gets in the way and all those rules fly out the window. You end up stuck with shrunken, dry and not very nice looking hair. I found myself in the same boat over the December holidays, my hair was a mess! I did not moisturise for days on end – don’t even get me started on deep conditioning. Add the fact that I was at my in-laws and had to have a doek on at all times, so my hair was conveniently forgotten. However, after I got my act together, I was determined to get my hair back into it’s health and here is what I did to revive my hair. View Post

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1 year of natural hair: thoughts & lessons

1 year after big chop 4c natural african hair

I have been rocking my hair in its natural state for just over a year now  after going through a 7 month transition and I have been enjoying it! There has been a joy and satisfaction that has come from taking care of my natural hair the right way for the first time in my life and watching it grow and do things that I never thought it could do. As my hair has grown, I have been able to experiment with styling, get creative with it and learn some protective styling skills. View Post

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hair update // november 2016

hair update november 2016

I was very excited for November to come along because, the end of November marks my 1 year anniversary rocking my natural hair! My hair has definitely grown since I big chopped, but I still feel like I am not at the length that I want to be. One of the downsides of big chopping earlier in your transition is that you have to work at retaining length. I feel that people who do long transitions retain more natural hair length because most of the damage occurs at the line of demarcation. Anyhoo, both methods of going natural have their pros and cons – no one way is perfect.  View Post

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hair update // october 2016

hair update october 2016

This month I finally got my hair back into a protective style, I was really getting tired of having to wash and style my hair each weekend – it took up so much time! I haven’t gotten to that point yet where I can go for 2 weeks without a wash day. View Post

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crochet braids twists tutorial

Crochet braids twists

So I am back in another protective style; this time it is really needed. I have a busy time ahead of me and I want to have my hair away so that it’s one  less stress that I have to deal with. I’ve also had my hair out since early September and I was tired of having to wash it and decide how to style it every weekend. View Post

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my 2nd attempt at a wash and go

wash-and-go-on-4c-natural-hair

After failing miserably a few months ago – I decided to pull up my socks and go for my 2nd attempt at a wash and go. This was sparked by my wash day last week and the products I used that made me think that I might have better luck at a wash and go this time around. So armed with tons of research and a ‘can do’ attitude, I styled my hair in a wash and go after this week’s wash day. View Post

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hair update // september 2016

hair update September 2016

Another month end, another hair update; in September, I had my hair out for most of the month – which had its pros and cons. I tried out some new haircare products and also managed to do some weekly styling with my lover hair. The longer my hair is getting, the better it is to style – I like this alot! Let’s see what else happened to my hair in September.  View Post

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