Hair updo week

I thought I would post pics of what I did with my hair the past week for work.

 

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For the week I alternated between a bun and different updos. I only took pictures of the updos though.

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Hair Update: Pony!

On my hair update, I didn’t mention that my hair grew a lot over 5 weeks. I can now tie a proper ponytail! I couldn’t before, it was seriously a shungu pony. I’m still working on my edges and still pray for thickness and density, but it’s healthy and growing, so I’m happy.

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Hair Update

This month I went from:

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To:

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My box braids experience this time around wasn’t so great.

I was a little lazy with moisturising at times and it is winter here, Other than that I didn’t have any issues during the time I had the braids in my hair. When it came to taking them down though….

I had so much buildup and my hair was more tangled than it usually is, after I’ve had box braids. Mind you, I took them down sooner than I usually do at 5 weeks.

Detangling my hair was a mission and a half, but I did so. I had a lot of shed hair, and my hair is still shedding a lot. When I washed my hair, I made a mistake, that I’ve made before that really takes me many steps back when it comes to my hair health. I washed my hair in its free state. I figured that I had detangled it and was going to use conditioner again afterwards to detangle more.

This didn’t work so well.

I always dry detangle with oil on damp hair, never with conditoner on my unbraided hair.

So I shampooed my hair, deep conditioned, used protein and by the time I had finished, my hair was a tangled mess. I used conditioner again ( I use tressemme naturals, it has great slip), to try detangle again and got most of the tangles out. At that stage I gave up, put my hair in braids, did my LOC method, then let it air dry.

When it dried, I detangled again! Finally had tangle free hair.

With all of you as my witnesses, I vow to ALWAYS wash my hair in plaits. That is just what works for my hair.

I also had a lot of split ends and had to an impromptu snipping of hands. I don’t think I’ll be doing box braids in a while, or I’ll learn to install them myself.

This journey is about constant learning.

 

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Some Type 4 Niceness

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I’m a visual person. I’m inspired by words I read and images I see. When I’m not feeling as patient towards my hair growth and need some inspiration, I look at other ladies pics with similar hair to me. If you are like me and need some inspiration or just want to ogle, here you go:

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Just a small update

It’s funny how I just wrote about my technical issues, and they suddenly become non-issues.

My hair is growing, stretched, the back is now past my collar bone.

Here are some  pics although they don’t show length, more health, which is my main goal.

My hair is definately filling out...

My hair is definately filling out…

I’m truly mostly happy that I no longer have bald spots (weave and relaxer induced).

No more scalp spots :-)

No more scalp spots 🙂

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Crochet Braids

I’m always on the lookout for new protective styles, as I usually have a protective style about 90% of the year.

Recently I’ve been thinking of getting crochet braids done. I’ve thought of doing them on my own, but I’m not great at plaiting cornrows on my head, let alone crocheting pieces of hair into them. So I’ve decided to search for hairdressers in Harare who do it, I heard that there are a few.

What is crochet braiding?
A crochet needle is used to weave packaged, usually synthetic, hair into natural hair that has been French braided or braided into corn rows. Crochet braids, despite the name, are actually closer to sew in weaves than actual braids.

What is the difference with sew-in weaving?
Sew-in weaves are hair extensions sewn into tracks, placing more tension on the hair. Crochet braids use crochet needles (latch hooks) to loop bulk pieces of hair extension onto cornrows.

Advantages
• Low cost and low maintenance way to protect hair
• Give better access to the scalp than other protective styles, such as sew-in weaves
• Don’t require hair glue or caps, making them easier on the scalp
• Place less stress on edges
• Look very natural, especially with natural looking extensions

Here are a few pics:

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All images can be found on the Tumblr page.

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Technical Issue

Hi lovelies :-),

I’m so sorry for the lack of posts. I have so many posts to upload and stuff to write about, but I’m having technical issues with my blog. I’m struggling to post or upload.

As soon as the issue is resolved, I’ll be back to blogging as before.

Xoxo

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