Should I Big Chop or Should I Transition

15 weeks post relaxer, I have no idea what my next course of action will be. I have been thinking a lot about it lately, and I just cannot agree with myself on anything. I knew going on a hair journey would be tough, I just never thought it’d be that hard. I wonder how many of you ladies go/went through this with your hair. Please tell me some of you do. I’d hate to think that I am the only indecisive/confused one out there. Anyways, when I started my hair journey, I had no idea what I was doing, nor  what to expect. I didn’t even know I was on a hair journey. I was the girl looking for answers to her badly damaged hair. After consulting youtube and numerous blogs, I decided the solution to my problem was to stretch my relaxers. As I dug deeper I started convincing myself…

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Best Vacation Hairstyle- How To Style Your Hair for Your Next Vacation

  Great! It’s that time of the year, you are going on vacation and it’s exciting! Unfortunately, you don’t have any idea of what to do with your precious hair.  What would be the best way to style your hair while you’re away? What is the most convenient hairstyle? Is there such thing as vacation hairstyle? Questions, questions… But what is the answer? I know this feeling all too well. Finding out which hairstyle to rock when I go on vacation always gets me really nervous. Whether I’m going away or going out, my hair is usually the one thing that challenges me the most. Figuring out which hairstyle works always turns out to be a nightmare. Thankfully it wasn’t the case this time around. I just came back from my vacation in Puerto Rico, and I must say it was the best one to date. I had great company, a lot of fun, and I…

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My Love Hate Relationship with the Braids- Protective Style

Braids when done properly are considered great protective styles. You might ask: what is a protective style? Simply put, a protective style is a hair style that protects your hair from being over manipulated. What it means is that it keeps you from constantly having to comb through it and play with it which limits breakage. There are several types of protective style, but one of the most common types I know is braids. Ever since I started this healthy hair journey, I can hardly replicate my go to relaxed hair styles. I’ve been left to figure other ways to look presentable when I step out of my home. I love wearing my SLAP cap, but I certainly can’t wear them every where. So of course “braids” came to mind. But if you know me at all, you know I don’t have the best track records with having my hair braided. You can say that…

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Is it Better to Blow Dry or Air Dry your Hair

Blow drying or air drying, which is better? You’re probably reading this because you are overwhelmed with all the confusing information available on the subject. I thought I had it all figured myself until  I started my hair journey. Growing up, I was always taught that water is bad for my hair because it makes it fragile which causes breakage. My mother always made sure that I never kept my hair wet. As soon as I was done washing my hair, or came from the beach, or anything of the kind, I had to quickly blow dry my hair. According to my mother, it would help me keep a head full of healthy  hair. Lately though I’ve been learning that using heat causes damage and water is actually my friend because it helps my hair stay moisturized. That goes against everything I know and here goes confusion. God knows I don’t need more confusion on this hair journey. Blow dry…

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