Review Update: Urban Therapy’s Twisted Sista Curl Activator

My verdict: I’m neutral. My hair, when clean, totally dry and product free looks like and feels like dry fire wood. As a result, after I wash, I usually have to apply moisturizer to my hair very generously. A good moisturizer, after it dries to the touch (but is still slightly moist throughout) should leave my hair looking … Continue reading

Update Product Review: Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue

Most definitely two thumbs DOWN! And now it’s on to trying Urban Therapy’s Twisted Sista Curl Activator. But first things first… Friday, after I went to the salon to get my hair washed, that evening I reapplied the product to my hair. Same set of thirteen twists. Tied my hair up, went to bed and the … Continue reading

Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue Product Review

Impulse Buy After more than four years of swearing by my cheapie Proline moisturizer, I can’t believe I actually broke down and purchased a Miss Jessie’s product — the Curly Meringue. It was an absolute impulse buy. I was at Target last night and was on my way to the checkout when I spotted the … Continue reading

Product Review: Smooth and Shine Conditioning Gel

Well, since I’ve been going with box braids, I’ve been trying different things as of late. Kinda turning into a product junky. But wait, do I qualify as a PJ even if I use up my product before trying something new? So with my second set of braids, I used the Motions, Weightless Clear Hair Dressing. … Continue reading

Product Review: Motions Weightless Clear Hairdressing

I’m not big on switching products cause every time I do, I always end up running back to my Proline Lite Creme Moisturizer.  But a couple of Sundays ago, my formerly nappy now chemically dependent niece asked me to put a few braids on the side of her head. She pulls this product out of her bag, and as I … Continue reading

“Nice hair…Is it real?” Oh…and Carol’s Daughter!

  Friday after work, I called one of my best girls to see if she felt like hanging out after work. Gwen said she was game so I suggest Red Lobster for dinner. Since we both had things to do, we decided we’d meet at about 6:30 p.m. That later got pushed back to 7 and that’s … Continue reading

Moisturizer from Dollar Tree, Maintaining Nappy Hair on the Cheap

For me, it’s all about maintaining my natural hair without spending a lot of money. Can it be done? I think it can. But in this case…hmmm… am I setting myself up for a “You get what you pay for” experience? Could be.

Shrinkage, Length and Texture Differences

Before I shampoo, I also wanted to take some pics that show length and also illustrate my different textures.   In the top, my hair is about 12-13 inches long. Can you see how straight my hair is in front. Top and front have a looser nap pattern than my crown, back and sides. Lower portions … Continue reading

Breakage, Growth and Progress

Y’all, it’s shampoo day. Yep it is. It’s been a little more than eight months since I started keeping a journal. In fact, I started documenting my journey on February 14, 2006. Back then, my hair out of braids was still so new to me, and after I joined Nappturality, I really began paying a lot more attention to my … Continue reading

It’s Shampoo Day (Rinse and Conditioning) Old Routine

These Shampoo Day pics were taken back in February. I don’t know if you can tell but my hair has grown significantly in nine months. (See Shrinkage, Length and Texture Differences for most current Shampoo Day pics). Back then, I didn’t know about banding my hair. However, I have to say that it wasn’t horribly difficult … Continue reading

It’s Shampoo Day (Moisturizing)

Extremely Dry Hair When I first started wearing my hair completely natural…meaning no more micro braids with weave hair added in, I really had no idea what to do with my hair other than a press and curl. Since I was working out all the time (boy do I need to start going back to … Continue reading

It’s Shampoo Day (My Finished Do!)

Finally, I’m finished. Now I have a head full of gorgeous twists. Just look at them. I can’t believe this is my hair. MY hair! Even newly twisted, look at how thick it is now. I’m telling y’all…last year, there is no way that my twists were looking this strong and healthy. In the back, … Continue reading