I know, it’s been a while. A LOT of changes have gone on but now I have more time to share more with you guys.
The biggest and most welcomed change (besides moving into my first apartment) is expecting my and my husband’s first child and as luck would have it, IT’S A GIRL! We’re on cloud nine but you know what isn’t…..my hair.
A few months into my pregnancy I started noticing that my hair was getting drier and as time passed became extremely unmanageable. This really SUCKED! Every washed day was an angry and frustrating time and I would go full weeks without even untangling my hair which was very dangerous. After two years, I had my hair finally figured out! I had a regimen that worked and gave me awesome results but all of a sudden nothing I owned worked and it killed me. It even came to the point where I decided to just big chop. I did everything I could and bought a bunch of products that some naturals fawned over and nothing. As a last hail Mary, I bought a new conditioner, detangler and (yet another) deep conditioner to see if it worked, if not I was going to cut it all off but thankfully it worked and I’m finally seeing the crazy hair growth that pregnant women swear by.
Well, we’re all caught up and besties again, yes? Will be reviewing the products that didn’t work a damn and the ones that did so stay tuned.
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Lizzy’s Late Night Twist Out: Spritz hair lightly with water and coat hair generously with Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque. Section hair for twists and coat hair with Beautiful Textures’ Curl definer styling custard and twist. If you start with freshly washed hair like I did, make sure hair is mostly dry. This will make sure hair is fully dry within a few hours. Of course, always depending on your length and how thick/thin you make you twists.
Next day (if you want, I did): Take down twists with a bit of oil (I used Argan oil) on your finger tips to keep hair from frizzing while separating twists. For a fuller look: bend over and shake hair out from roots. Done and done! If you follow my late-night twist out routine, let me know how it goes! Send me pics!
P.s.: That first pic tho. Lol
Xoxoxo - Lizzy
Hello all, I feel every time I’m getting ready to update this blog something crazy happens but that’s just life!
I feel like I’ve had the best hair season of my life, summer is usually my hair’s most dreaded time of the year so I went on full product junkie mode in order to prep but I ended only using one (I’ll talk about that product in my very first extensive ROUTINE blog!)
So, it started getting colder here in NYC, and I started to notice my hair frizzing and that’s never cute, especially went you have pink hair. It can go from cute to clown real quick! So I thought it was a defining product I needed, even though it did work my hair was not back to its old self so I decided on doing two things: finding a new deep conditioner and going back to my natural hair color so I can focus on my hair’s health instead of bleaching and coloring. So I got both and it seemed to get better but as soon as I washed out that permanent hair dye, I knew something was wrong. Although I didn’t leave it for too long and it didn’t burn or anything like that, the hair color’s formula left a lot of my front curls straight. I’m really proud of myself because I knew many in my situation would’ve panicked but I just twisted my hair in lose twists to protect it at night, made sure I had it slapped as much coconut oil on it. A bit of research, some tea tree and a protein treatment later…my hair was back to normal! Phew! There are one or two pieces that are not fully there yet but they will be.
So I guess that’s all for now, it’s my day of so it’s mid-week mini wash day so I’ll do a routine update right after this.
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After messing around with funky hair colors, I’ve finally settled on brown for the colder months up ahead. Not about the bleaching and constantly retouching colors when it’s too cold to even wash your hair!
Ground control to Major Tom… #curlyhair #beautifultextures #teamcurly #hotpinkhair #zombie
R.I.P. pink hair, it was fun while it lasted.
Rocking some serious poofy hair today and loving it. One final done, one left then achievement unlocked: graduated college. #curls #curlyhair #naturalhair #poofyhairdontcare #sunglasses (at Compton-Goethals Building - The City College of New York)
I cannot wait to be done with school so I could dedicate more time to this blog! Here’s a quick hair update. 7 months natural. At this point in time, I am more focused on growing out the layers of the hair cut I had before I transitioned and I am really happy that I am seeing results. I’m at that awkward moment when you’re growing out your hair and it’s too long to wear it out as a TWA but too short to grab it without some force involved…or gel. Lol
Hey my fellow dyers and hair color enthusiasts ,
I am obsessed with coloring my hair crazy semi-permanent colors! Here’s the evidence:
The first pic is of the first time I dyed it all neon colors several years ago and the bottom one was my purple and blue bangs in December.
The first time I did my hair pink and blue I was more excited about how awesome it’d look instead of thinking what I’d have to put my hair through if I got bored of the color. I know better now and if you’re dramatically changing your hair color (i.e. black to blonde, natural color to green/pink/etc) you should ALWAYS have your exit plan in the pack of your mind waiting for that day you wake up and look at the faded monstrosity that your beautiful color became.
As all of you should know, neon/funky/alternative hair dyes are for the most part semi-permanent, some are demi-permanent or wash away but none come as a permanent hair color which is reserved only for more natural hair tones. That being said, these colors ideally wash away within 6-12 shampooings. What happened to me with the pink and blue hair was that after a while it became a stain on my hair and after fading the hot pink was now a baby pink shade and was more concentrated on the front part of my hair while the blue trued into green and remained in the back half of my hair taunting me. The only way I got them completely out was by bleaching my hair then adding a permanent ash blonde hair color. The was a hint of green left but it eventually faded. Moral of the story was that I didn’t think about how I was going to remove or replace the color. I know of people who’ve resorted in coloring their hair black to mask the hair stains.
You can bi-pass all this headache by using the vitamin C trick! I did that to get rid of the purple and blue I had recently and it worked! All you need is:
You can use any kind of vitamin C as long as its pure. I found $1 bottles of vitamin C tablets at my local 99 cents store, you can use packets of Emergen-C, or other powdered versions you can find at your local pharmacy It is easier if you get a powder because it will mix better with your shampoo but I didn’t because I wanted to keep my cost down especially since I didn’t believe it was going to work. You can use what ever shampoo you’re currently using, the shampoo will help remove the color.
Here’s what you do:
If you have a pill version of the vitamin C, think of the following to decided how many pills you’d need: how strong the color is and how much hair you have. If the color is strong and you have a lot of hair you’re going to need to use the whole bottle (around 20-30 pills) just to make sure you’ll have enough to go around. That is why I say, buy the dollar store versions, which are low dosages so you’ll end up using the whole bottle away. What I did was get a bowl, stick all my pills in it and cover them with shampoo and let them sit there for a few to let their outer coating weaken to make smashing them with the back of a spoon easier. If you’re using powder vitamin C then just make sure you have at least two packets worth.
Mix the vitamin C with a good amount of shampoo. Then dampen your hair, don’t wet it too much because that would just cause the mixer to slide right off your hair. If it’s too chalky just add a little bit of water if you don’t want to use a lot of shampoo. Put the mix on your hair, focusing on parts that you think would be trickier then cover with a plastic cap. The amount of time you keep it on is really up to you. It’s not going to damage your hair but it will eventually hit it’s threshold and you’d may need to repeat the process which is totally OK! Especially with tricky colors like purples and blues, and color that hasn’t started to fade on it’s own. To remove the mix all you need is to simply was out with plenty of warm water and of course condition your hair as normal and you’re done!
Hope this proves helpful to you and you’d pass long the information.
Good night guys!