Ended Transition to Natural hair on January 2, 2014
back of my hair that is a lot looser. My last relaxer was February 23, 2010 and I transitioned or grew out the relaxer for 3+ years.
Length after cutting off the relaxed ends:
Length in July:
Loving me some curlformers:
Image below (bottom left) is from using my first set of knock off curlformers; however, they were very short. I had gotten the Vakind curlformers (curlformers) pictured on the right. A total of 40 come in the pack but you know I have a big head so I need some more. I have experimented with mousses and a homemade gel- I had received 3 day curls with the gel in comparison to curls only lasting for a few hours from the mousse/s.
Flat ironed my hair in mid August but it started puffing up (reverted) in a few hours. I wore it in plaits for about a week to keep it straight. Cooler months may provide a longer styling time hopefully. I did 1-2 passes on varying sections; passing the flat iron fairly slow helps to reduce going over the section. My ends were still a bit puffy but I believe it's relatable to temperature and styling product. For my looser textures the ends were smooth (using at low temperature) while my coarser/tighter texture temperature had to be increased. Heat protectant was Tresemme thermal protection spray and used the Infiniti Pro by Conair 1 inch flat iron.
Experimenting with colour:
Okaay! Gurrrllllll! I've been experimenting with eyeshadow. I dont even wear makeup but have a makeup kit and thought hey why not. I saw this trick first from mahoganycurls and decided to try. I lasts longer than chalk which I had also done. I do apply a little oil to my ends before I do this because I think it's going to dry out my hair.
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What have you done lately with your hair? I'd love to hear