Post Big Chop 4C Hair Growth | 3 Month Update

Between my big chop in October 2016 and this January 2017 update, my hair has grown quite a bit. Not only that but 4C hair is super soft, relatively tangle free and healthy. I will share my haircare routine in another post but for today I want to document my growth and what I think is stimulating it.  Since my big chop in October, I’ve kept my hair in protective styles with either my own hair or added hair. My go to style with added hair has been Crochet braids using the 12″ Jumbo Mambo or Havana Twists.  This style is super easy and only takes an hour to install the hair.  It’s a great fuss-free style that allows my real hair to rest from [Click here to continue reading]

Big Chop Haircut Reveal: How I Style My TWA + 4C Texture Shots

I “big chopped” on October 23 and I can’t even tell you how excited I am. My goal was to transition as long as possible, but that was for my husband. He prefers I trim the relaxed ends periodically instead of all at once. I prefer to get it over with and start fresh with all unrelaxed hair. On the 23rd he said he wouldn’t mind if I big chopped and so I did. Of course after chopping I was shocked at how short my hair was, but once I washed and styled it I was in love.   I have been using very little products on my hair and it’s made being natural this time so much easier. When I big chopped three years ago, [Click here to continue reading]

How to Slick Your Baby Hair or 4C Edges

Do you struggle with trying to Slick Your Baby Hair or 4C Edges down? Today I’m going to tell you the two steps I use for neat edges every time. Since sharing my protective up-do, I’ve big chopped. I was about 16 weeks post relaxer and decided to cut off the relaxed ends of my hair.  Since cutting my hair, I’ve switched to a crochet braid protective style. I love this style because it requires no manipulation of my hair. The only thing I do a few times a week is slick my baby hair.  When my hair was relaxed this was easy to do, but once I began trying it on my coils 4C hair, it was much harder. The hair would lay flat, but would coil back [Click here to continue reading]

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How Women’s ROGAINE® helped me feel confident about my hair

Fall is fast approaching which means change in weather and a change in hair needs. During the fall I like to wear beanies and my hair braided up in protective styles which will work perfectly as I continue my hair regrowth regimen with Women’s ROGAINE®. It’s been twelve weeks since I’ve been treating my thinning hairline with Women’s ROGAINE® and I am super happy about the results so far. Earlier this year I decided to transition from relaxing my to allowing it grow out in it’s natural texture. As of late, I’ve been wearing my hair in a flat twist protective style since the weather is cooling down. Having my hair braided makes applying the Women’s ROGAINE® everyday easier.  My night time beauty routine     1. I rinse my hands with cold water too prep them for the [Click here to continue reading]

How to Wrap Your Hair in a Turban | Super Easy Tutorial

I’m moving into month six of transitioning to natural hair and so far, I’ve been wearing protective styles or my hair covered with fun fabrics. Wrapping my hair in fabric allows me to have fun with color and shapes. There are so many ways fabric can be wrapped and secured to cover the hair entirely or partially.  Over the next few weeks, I’m going to show you how easy wraps are to use and several ways to style them. For today’s tutorial, How to Wrap Your Hair in a Turban, I’m using a black and white jersey knit fabric. Jersey knits are super stretchy making it ideal for this wrap style. The stretchy fabric allows the wrap to really mold and hang on the your head so you don’t have [Click here to continue reading]

Transitioning 4C Hair | 13 Weeks No Relaxer | Up do Protective Style

Up do’s and bantu twist outs have been my go-to styles as I transition from relaxed to unrelaxed hair. The first time I went natural as an adult, I did a big chop and cut all of the relaxed hair off.  This time, I’m letting my relaxed hair remain so I can maintain length as my natural hair grows. To style my hair in this simple up do, I start with freshly co-washed hair. The reason I’ve been mostly co-washing is to keep my relaxed hair from tangling and break off. Co-washing is also the first step to moisturizing my mostly 4C hair. My natural hair pattern are tightly coiled rings similar to the look of the spring you’d find inside a pen. The only to [Click here to continue reading]