July 29, 2014

Crochet Braids: Final Thoughts

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The braids are gone! (Almost) five weeks and they're gone. And I'm really excited for them to be gone. I started missing my own hair something fierce and I couldn't stand the fact I looked like I had a receding hairline because the knots kept moving backwards. And I'm still kinda annoyed I haven't been able to figure out why that was happening.

July 28, 2014

Hair Idol: Karyn Parsons

If you've never seen The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air I'm going to need you to step away from this post, find somewhere to watch and/or download it. Because it's a classic. What does that have to do with this post? Everything. Because Karyn Parsons is best known for playing Hilary Banks on it.

July 25, 2014

Weekend Photo

I try really hard not to make these posts all about music. Because it's entirely possible for me to do that. Pathetically easy in fact. I have a looooong list of songs to feature as the Song of the Week and I have to exercise all the self control I have to not dump them all on you at once. But not this week! This week was rough in Meatspace so you're getting everything and the kitchen sink in terms of feel good music starting with Nigerian singer Yemi Alade's "Johnny." 

July 24, 2014

Caring for Crochet Braids

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Caring for crochet braids

It's been just over 4 and a half weeks since I put my crochet braids in and they still look good. The biggest change from week 2 to week 4 is the fact they've "deflated" for lack of a better word. Which is surprisingly distressing because I was really into the thickness I had. I (attempted to) cut some layers to combat that and I added a few pieces of hair around my face to fill it out because it was looking really sparse. I'm not 100% sure what caused the deflating, but I don't think it's because I washed my hair since I noticed it almost a week prior to me doing so.

July 23, 2014

Love it/Leave it: Hair Vitamins

Different hair growth vitamins

I've noticed a spike in people taking Biotin, MSM (aka methylsulfonylmethane), and other hair specific vitamins like Hairfinity and Manetabolism. And not just newly naturals, who tend to crave length above all, but veterans as well. Which is kind of unusual or maybe it's just becoming so commonplace that more folks are willing to talk about their experiences with them once they've past the dreaded awkward stage.