Monday, September 27, 2010
I needed a change so I decided to go back to an old favorite of mine, crochet braids. They're so easy to do and the results never disappoint. These got me through the winter last year. I used 2 packs of the water wave hair from Free Tress. In the past I have used curlier hair than this but I like this hair too. It blends in well with the rest of my hair and hairline so it looks very natural and "organic"; almost like it could be my hair that I did a braid out on.
I've had them in for a little over a week now and plan to keep them in for 2 to 3 more weeks.
How I Maintain This Style:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I know, I KNOW. I'm all late and stuff. But better late than never, right? (Another original challenger sent me her updates and I need to update the other post with her pics.) So check me out....
I'm almost APL. This picture doesn't really show it that well but I'm just under an inch away. I'm forecasting by late October or November I will be there. :D
I still follow the same routine that I've been employing all along: wash every 1-2 weeks, moisturize daily, blah blah... I wear my hair up when I feel like it and out when I feel like it. Right now, I have it in crochet braids. One week down, three more to go. Once I take them down, I'm not sure what I will do to it next. We shall see. Pics of my crochet braids will be coming in another post.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Image from www.Afroveda.com
I've taken a liking to funky, modernized Rockabilly inspired up-do's. My hair can be quite frizzy in the front and I've been on the prowl for a more bio inspired hair pomade to slick the frizzies into submission. I hadn't been on the AfroVeda site in a while so when I popped by, I was thrilled to see they now offer a hair pomade. (The law of attraction is too cool!)
I plan to get it once I take these crochet braids down about a month from now and do a review. Have any of you tried this product?
AfroVeda Ginger Root Hair Pomade
Price: $7.50 (4oz)
Where to Buy: http://www.afroveda.com/
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I got this lotion in the free swag bag all the attendees of the Loving Your Hair With Natural Care workshop received. I totally adore it and need to re-up on it. It's light but does a super job of keeping my skin moisturized, soft and supple. My skin easily absorbed it and this lotion never left it feeling greasy. Not sure how this will fare in the cold months though so this may only be good for my skin in the warm months. It's excellent and is a bio (meaning it contains all or mostly all natural (and safe) ingredients) lotion which I adore even more.
As always, it comes in all the great scents KBB has available.
Karen's Body Beautiful Maximum Moisture Body Lotion
Size: 8.5 oz
Ingredients: Purified Water, Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Wax, Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E & Natural Enzymes
Karen's Body Beautiful
436 Myrtle Ave. (between Clinton & Waverly Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Facebook: Karens Body Beautiful
Monday, September 6, 2010
So, it's the first update for the Waist Length Hair Challenge. FINALLY, right? Yes, they were supposed to go up last month but you all already know why that didn't happen. Now that I'm more acclimated to working again and I'm all moved in to my new spot, "it's on like Donkey Kong".
I received length checks/updates from the following original entrants and here they are. Click on the pics to see a larger view:
Another one of the entrants, Shell Sea, has her updates on her blog HERE. Check her out. It looks like she has reached waist length!
Any other originals, meaning those who sent me entry pics before May, who didn't get their pictures in, you can still send them to me and I'll put them up. For those who joined the challenge after May, everyone is welcome but I'm not posting up additional picture entries. If you have your own blog or photo album, you can chronilize your picture updates there and link back to the challenge if you like.
My updates will be in a separate post because I still haven't taken my latest update pic. What a bum I can be. LOL.
Enjoy the last day of the holiday weekend!
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