As I told you all I was doing a little Hairfinity experiment. And the results are…. I haven’t really seen that big of a difference in the growth of my hair. I dyed it so that I would be able measure the new growth and it was about the same amount of growth as it was before.
There has been some misconceptions regarding my blog.
The information I post is for anyone that has curly hair. Black, white, brown, purple or green. I honestly don’t care what nationality you are. I am stopped everyday by white girls with curly hair just like mines that want advice about their curls.
Yes my blog is called Curly Headed Black Girls. So? I’m Black (not African-American… I’ve never been to Africa.) and the friend that was supposed to help with my blog is black. Which is why I named it the way i did. Even if you are “Other” you can still have kinky, curly, nappy hair.
So please feel free to ask any and everything that you can think of about your hair.
When i first started this blog, it was suppose to be me and my friend so that the blog could have 2 different perspectives from 2 people that had 2 different hair types, 2 different experiences and 2 different knowledge levels. Sounds like a good idea right?
Well, during the little time that i have had this blog I (Jennifer) have been the only one posting on it. So I have decided to make it a solo blog. Which I think might be a good thing. That way I can post about whatever.
So hopefully I will be able to keep up with it alone. I have been doing good so far.
As you can see, I have changed my theme. Halloween just so happens to be my second favorite holiday. My birthday is a couple of days before Halloween, so I always celebrate my birthday that day.
I hate to say this but the turn up shall be OH SO REAL.
Last year I didn’t get to celebrate because I had to be an adult. But this year I have guaranteed that I will be free that day/weekend.
Let me know what your plans are for Halloween…
Okay so… 3 days ago I started my Hairfinity regimen. I ironed out my hair, for the first time in a almost a year. It was the first time that I had actually done an official length check on my hair since I faded it last summer. it was a little past my shoulders. I was so excited until I seen that my ends were completely ate up and over processed from dying my hair its signature honey blonde color. The only section that was fine was my reverse Wiz Khalifa patch. SMH. So I called my beautician and she found a place to squeeze me in (on a Saturday) for a basic trim and iron out. She cut off about a inch, and it looked so much better.
So in about 8 weeks I will be going back to get the rest of the processed hair trimmed off and I will be back on track with my healthy hair journey.
Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I am a product junkie! This is a picture of all of the products that I have accumulated over the last several months. Some I recieved in my Curl Kit (which I am in LOVE with!), but most i have bought from random beauty supplies and retail stores
One thing about being natural is that as your hair grows the products change. When I first went natural i swore by Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner. I worked so beautifully, my curls were luxurious, my roots weren’t fluffy. And then one day out of no where (POOF) it didn’t work anymore. It was one of the most depressing days in my hair life. That is the moment that I became a Product Junkie. I started to try all kinds of products, some worked and others were just a waste for me so i gave them to my mother, who has a totally diffrent type of hair as me, and they worked for her. I still have yet to find one product that does everything that i want but i still have lots of produts to buy. HA!
I always get alot of questions about protective styling and ways to reduce breakage.
The reason for protective styling it to give the hair a break from the everyday manipulation. All of the combing, pulling, brushing, and constant touching is what causes the majority of breakage.
Protective styling gives your hair a chance to grow without damage and breaking. A protective style can last from a couple of days to serval months.
Some people think that because you have a protective style you dont have to worry about your hair. YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN YOUR HAIR WHILE IT IS IN A PROTECTIVE STYLE.
I prefer to use a mixture of oils, leave in conditioner, and water in my trusty dusty spray bottle. (Every curly girl should own a spray bottle.) You have to make sure that your hair is not DRY while is it being PROTECTED. If you leave your hair dry while it is in your PS, it will cause your hair to break and fall out when you decide to remove your PS.
HAIR SHEDS NATURALLY EVERYDAY, no matter how good you are to your hair.
So when you take out your protective style expect to see some shedding. As long as the hairs don’t have a cuticle (white tip) attached you are in the clear. Shedding doesn’t always mean breakage.
Types of Protective Styles
Box Braids (Poetic Justice Braids)
Weaves (Quick or Sew-In)
Types of Low Manipulation Styles
Low manipulation styles gives you a chance to let your hair breath for a while without having to touch or comb it. Can be done with natural hair, no weave needed.
Twist (Which can stay for a while and can be taken down for a twistout)
Braids (Can also be taken out for a braidout)
And so many more…!!!
Deep condition EVERY week (This is the hardest one for me personally)
Protien treatments monthly
Do not comb or detangle dry hair
Pay attention to your hair, what works for some may not work for you.