Anonymous asked: I'm getting yarn braids during the summer,any advice for during and before hand of them
I haven’t had braids as an adult so I can’t really say, sorry. But braids are beautiful so have fun rocking them this summer!
Still have my twists in and have gone swimming three days in a row!!!! I know, reckless. I’ll be doing henna this weekend and will have to shampoo for that so I think I’ll be fine.
I wore a swim cap and my edges got wet each time…not soaked, but wet. Once I got out of the pool and rinsed with water. Then when I got home I rinsed those sections again with water, added coconut oil and my creamy leave-in conditioner.
Did that each day so hopefully my hair won’t be too big of a mess come Sunday.
Anywho, hope everyone’s week is coming along well! Can’t wait to do my henna!!! It’s been ENTIRELY too long.
Just finished separating my hair into four sections and did some search and destroy trimming. I’m now going to hop in the shower and shampoo with a sulfate free shampoo and then put my deep conditioner mix (different conditioners + honey + coconut oil) in….then I’ll steam for about 45 minutes.
Y’all, there is nothing within me that wants to do my hair lmao. Like nothing…but it’s been over two weeks and my hair is getting ratty. It.is.time.
Anywho…I’ll post some pictures later and let you know how much hair I lose. Like I said before, I’m having SO MANY mid shaft splits, like a ton. Not sure how they happened or when…but they are here. And the only thing I can do is just trim them when I see them….but y’all, sooner rather than later I’m going to have to cut it to the length where it’s splitting…which is about three or so inches up the shaft.
But the good thing about hair is that it grows back :) So once I straighten in July I’ll be doing a significant cut and will straighten again for my birthday to check progress in late September.
I think what I’ve learned is that I’m going to roll my ends so that they’re significantly ‘stretched’ that way I can prevent knots and tangles and try to prevent any more damage.
I’ll keep you guys updated! And post some pics tonight.
Anonymous asked: Do you have your hair regimen posted somewhere?
I don’t have a regimen posted anywhere….mostly bc I’m still trying to figure it out here. Once I’m settled and feel like I have a routine, I’ll share.
Anonymous asked: How did you get your hair so curly and wavy like that and how long did it take. I've been going with out heat in hair since December and my hair is natural. Whenever I wet it its not as curly as yours and the curls aren't really defined. Any advice please?
Honestly before my Miami trip I would’ve said ‘ohhh, your hair will just do what it does. You can’t make it curl’ etc., etc. But after Miami, I realized that if I didn’t moisturize my hair, I would have NO definition at all. Like my hair was a big poof ball lol.
So I’d say, keep your hair as moisturized as possible! That is by far the most important factor for me and my hair. Past that, find a styling product that prevents/minimizes frizz.
But I have to say that my previous comments assume that your hair has a curl pattern. Some black women’s hair just doesn’t have a discernible curl pattern.
You really just have to rock what you have. Hope this helps!
Anonymous asked: hello! my name is Victoria. My grandma and I are looking after my little niece for a little while. We're not sure how long she will be with us (long story). She is part black, her father is Caribbean, and she has such curly hair. She is the sweetest kid, but neither of us know how to really look after her hair and make it look its best. she is only 2 and right now she has a short cropped 'fro. any tips on how to care for it, products or cuts we'd love to hear! thanks.
First off, I LOVE your name. When I was younger I imagined having a daughter named Victoria lol. Anywho, thanks for writing in.
I’d say shampoo no more than once a week, moisturize as often as needed, and keep it braided!
I’d have to know more about her hair to give any more details.