I’ve had blue hair, red hair, and blond hair but all before I was 25 years old. After that I’ve worked jobs that were not to fond of bold hair color. I guess I am having a midlife crisis cause I WANT COLOR in my mane! I certainly will not do blue…lacks a bit of professionalism. I feel that red and blond are out of my age range. So I’ve been tossing up copper chestnut (the color above). And only half of my head in this color and the other half black (crown/bottom). I don’t know which color to put on top though…lol. So we will see. I guess I will be doing it within the next couple of months tho…cause normally when I have an idea it takes a long time for me to settle on a decision. I go back and forth weighing the pros vs the cons, doing research, etc….lol. Guess that’s how I earned the name AnalyzeThis 🙂 (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)
I’ve tried Henna, it was a fail for me. It was too messy and it didn’t adhere to my grey AT ALL! Even though I now believe I must have did something wrong as far as the mixture cause its worked for others. But the mess will keep me away from using it again. So, I learned from http://www.thesisterlockeddiva.com/ that there is another natural choice out there, called Naturtint. There website said to go from dark to light it will take several applications also, so we are looking at some time until I get the desired results. Will review it whenever I try it.
So, yesterday I was feeling some kind of way about wearing my puff again. I am really getting bored with it :(. My fear is that I will get so bored that I will straighten my hair. Nothing wrong with that at all, its just as far as my goals…it aint in the plans until I’m 2 yrs natural. Presently I’m 14 months in :). So my solution to this boredom was to do a twist out. Now I’ve tried it before and it was a fail….my hair was curly but no good definition and I couldn’t separate it correctly. Also, I’ve never been brave enough to wear my hair out like this…so kudos to me and reaching this level of being natural 🙂 🙂 Anywho…today is a different day and I love my results!!!
I have pics below, this was my process: Last night I started with dry hair. I sprayed each section with water and used a small amount of Miss Jessie’s Curly Butter Cream then I twisted. I rubbed jojoba oil on each twist afterwards including my scalp. Tied down with a satin scarf and put my bonnet over that. This morning I put jojoba oil on my hands and took out each twist then separated them until my desired fullness.
As far as the Miss Jessie’s Curly Butter Cream, I like it :). The smell was a little strange at first then I started to enjoy it. I’m weird like that…lol. It was very thick and creamy which I liked. Overall it worked giving my hair more definition than I’ve seen with my usual conditioner (hahaha) and its moisturized. Not sure how long it will last though so time will tell…I am so thus far a fan of this product. I had a sample size that was in a Curl kit I had, so may have to buy more of it…but we will see.
Natural Honey is great for our hair. It’s from the honeycomb. It’s great for moisture and adding shine to our strands. Adding a bit of honey to your conditioner will improve its worth. It is part of my regimen in that it is part of my homemade deep conditioner (below).
1/2 cup Hello Hydration conditioner
2 tablespoons honey
2 dropper full vitamins A, D, and E
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons castor oil
2 dropper full emu oil
4 drops essential oil (either peppermint, rosemary, or tea tree)
So last night after blogging I felt energized to do MORE 🙂 I decided to bantu knot my hair. I had washed my hair yesterday morning so my hair was already clean and product free..just a lil conditioner and oil were added in the morning. So when I got home, I parted my hair down the middle and section off the right side. Then I worked from the back up adding midsize bantu knots and repeated the process on the right side. I used The Mane Choice butter to twist my hair. I really like this cause it moisturizes my hair, gives it a shine, and helps keep it tangle free.
Installation of Bantu Knots
The next morning, I used Jojoba oil to take down the knots. I was a lil disappointed but I think it’s primarily because I wanted to wear it down but did not like how it curled. I instead decided to go to my comfort style. 🙂
Bantu Knot out/ Side view
My puff 🙂 What can I say…I love it! When all else fails it saves the day. I like that the knots gave me some added length and a bit of a curl….so overall I guess I am pleased. See that growth in a little over 14 months natural.