Wash Day: Long Overdue
Sep28

Wash Day: Long Overdue

Holy!  My wash day was loonnnggg overdue.  I hadn’t washed since the Thursday before the wedding -that was Sept 10th!!  The weekend after the wedding I was so busy I just thought to myself that I’d wash it the following week – the 21st.  Well guess what?  On the 21st I woke up with a horrible cold bug.  Arrrghhh!!!  I knew I should have persevered and washed it over the weekend.  Dammit! So there I was sick,...

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Slide-in Clips: A Rollersetters Dream
Sep27

Slide-in Clips: A Rollersetters Dream

I’ve been rollersetting for years….since before I was a teen. At that time I used my mother’s snap on magnetic rollers – you know the ones with the covers that snap over the roller. Well those have served me well till this day, but they have ALWAYS left that infamous line in my hair when my hair is dried and the rollers are removed. So sometime ago I decided to try a set without the covers and used the silver...

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Understanding the Anagen Phase
Sep22

Understanding the Anagen Phase

Many of us are aware that our hair grows but how many of us truly understand what goes on during the hair growth cycle or anagen phase? I explored this topic early in my hair journey because I wanted to determine if my hair really could be BSL or WL for that matter.  What I found out was interesting to say the least. Not only will how you care for your hair determine how much hair you retain, but genetics and the hair...

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Shealoe Butter Mousse Recipe
Sep20

Shealoe Butter Mousse Recipe

I told y’all I was going to try this in my last post and I wasn’t kidding.  Last night I went into the kitchen armed with my hand mixer and collection of oils and I added a little of this and a little of that and voilá I had my concoction of what I’m calling Shealoe Butter Mousse. What I was going for was a light butter that I could use both on my skin and hair.  For this reason I didn’t add more shea butter...

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Aloe Vera Butter
Sep17

Aloe Vera Butter

Aloe Vera or Aloe Barbadensis is a succulent plant of African origin, that is characterized by it’s spiny green stems and translucent rubbery flesh. Historically aloe vera has been used to treat wounds, as a purgative/laxative and to soothe skin conditions such as psoriasis, ezcema and ringworm.    Its moisturizing properties and slightly acidic pH (which is very similar to that of the skin and hair) also makes aloe vera an...

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