Tuesday, February 7

Tagtime: LYT's Haircare Bloopers

I'm fiiinnallly doing LoveYourTresses hair bloopers tag! (thanks for tagging me Fiona!! Click here to check her out her blog!)

  • Weak edges + braids = weak edges!
    I don't know who told me that getting my hair braided when I was trying to get my edges together was a good idea. Long story short, I got my hair braided and ended up with great retention for every part of my hair but my edges. Lesson: weaves (with leave-out including my perimeter) do a much better job of giving my edges a rest than box braids (no matter how much I LOVE the style!).
  • Banana + hair = bad news!
    Need I say more? Finding bits of banana in your hair a week and a half after using the banana is no fun! Lesson: use banana baby food instead of real bananas when doing a caramel treatment (read about my SUCCESSFUL caramel treatment here).
  • Chipped nails + wash day = breakage!
    Need I saw more?
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear....
    So since glycerin is a humectant, that means it draws moisture from the air into your hair. Well, moisture on afro-textured hair (or any hair with curl to it really...) leads to FUZZINESS!! Why I chose to use a glycerin based leave-in and expect my hair to stay cute at 25+ weeks post relaxer, I will never understand. (read about that disaster here!)
  • Lanolin = Mineral Oil
    Yeah, I didn't know that.

I'm sure there are more bloopers that I have not thought about too!! LOL, that's the beauty of a hair journey: the lessons we learn!

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  1. Hold on a minute, I thought lanolin was sheep's wool oil which is why vegans won't use cosmetic products with lanolin in them!

  2. Hmm- now I'm interested in the caramel treatment. And the Lanolin thing is news to me!

  3. Hi Shika...just imforming you that I've awarded you with the Kerativ Blog Award. Check it out when you get free time. I'm aware that you have been blogging for over a year, so I'm not sure if you have been awarded this award before, if so just know that I think your blog is really cool!!



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