Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Little Color Boost

I put color in the form of a rinse in my hair yesterday. A rinse is defined as temporary color that can deepen your hair color, add shine or refresh existing but "blah" color. A rinse will NOT lighten your hair and it contains NO ammonia or peroxide. The color from a rinse washes out gradually each time you wash your hair, and usually last 6-10 washes.

I used Jazzing by Clairol in the color ebony. For those that are curious, Jazzing does color gray hair. I picked up a bottle for 6 bucks at Sally's Beauty Supply.

This is what I did:

I washed and detangled my hair and then applied the rinse after blotting my hair dry. I put a plastic bag on my head and left the color on for 15 minutes. I washed it out followed by a light shampoo and then deep conditioned my hair with Babassu Butter Love Deep Conditioner by Brown Butter Beauty. After applying the deep conditioner I sat under my hair steamer for 1 hour.

I am pleased with the results. My goal was to cover the bit of gray that I have and the Jazzing did the trick. In my opinion, a rinse is the best hair coloring option for those of us who don't want to actually "dye" our hair or commit to a specific color. Any type of permanent color has a drying effect on the hair and requires that you are diligent with conditioning. I simply wasn't ready to take the dying plunge this early in my pursuit of nappyness...maybe next year when my hair and I have gotten to know one another better...LOL

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cover-up that Head

When my hair is a HOT mess or when I have just co-washed and twisted my hair and it's still wet....this is the look I rock. I've got 2 other tam hats like the one I'm wearing. My only concern is what will I do in the summer...these are winter hats?????

Friday, March 12, 2010

Soul Sista Afro Diva

Look at the goodies that were waiting for me when I got to work this morning...another reason to LOVE Fridays!!!

I picked up this lovely Soul Sista Afro Diva Designer Mirror Compact
from SugarLuxe

Along with this matching 5x7 print...can we say CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Free Fro'in!!!

I LOVE this out and Free Fro'in...I like to wear my hair OUT!!!!!!! I wore a protective style of cornrows once this winter for about 4 weeks and most recently I wore two strand twist for 2 weeks, but damn it I like my fro to be FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Some would say that wearing your hair "out" all the time is not good, especially during the winter months. I think I have had great growth in the 10 months that I've been natural but would I have even more growth if I wore my hair in protective styles more often???that's the question.

As summer approaches in the Twin cities I can't wait to flaunt my kinks in the glistening sun. I think i will pay particular attention to my hairs growth this summer. When I was relaxed my hair grew more in summer months than it did in the winter and I think the same will hold true now that I'm natural.

I plan to keep a close eye on my hairs growth from April to September...who knows I may have to reevaluate the benefits of protective styling this coming winter, but for now I am looking forward to summer and the growth that I hope the heat and humidity bring my hair.

Oh yeah...I plan on doing some kind color in the next few months (April or May) in the form of a rinse. I don't want to deal with the drying effects that come along with permanent least now. I do love me some summer hi-lights so I may have to revisit the issue of permanent hair color next summer.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I just LOVE it when people tell me how much they like my makes me SMILE!! I love it even more when someone I haven't seen since I went natural sees me and proceeds to tell me how much my hair has grown. I reply yes it has and then inquire how they know since I haven't seen them in such a long time. The response is that they have been "following me" checking out my nappy situation on this blog. SMILES SMILES SMILES!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy B-Day Betsy!!

Betsy and I enjoying a drink made in her honor for the evening..."The Betsy"