My Natural Hair Journey – Progress So Far for 2017

 

Hello My Beauties,

Hope all is well with all of you.

As we know, time is flying by and trying to leave us in the dust, hahaha, at least that is the way I see it, cannot believe how fast October flew past and now we are in November, racing to the end of this year, wheww, but here we are and for that am truly thankful and grateful.

This will be a recap of what have been using on my tresses and what have been taking so you can fully know all details for my hair health, so here we go:

  1. Okra Treatments – Have been working really well for the health of my hair, slowly but surely, but as we head into the rainier months, a bit harder to have your hair wet every other day due to being harder for her to dry so time to finish off with Okra for now, ta ta!
  2. Overnight Oil Treatments – Working wonders and Wash Day is a breeze now, this is a serious power work house! The night before Wash Day, place Shea Butter Oil on tresses, put on Shower Caps (2), wrap up and wash out in the morning. Do once every 3 weeks.
  3. Tresseme Conditioner – As you girls know, this baby continues to work well for my hair, so, it not broke, don’t fix. When styling my hair (Mom does this), we will add the Conditioner, Castor Oil, a Cream (Bonawell Products or Salon Selectives Hair Treatment), mix all 3 together and then she applies to my tresses as she styles into a 2 strand twist, then will add oils to scalp and ends and Voila. Simple is best for my hair and she loves being in 2 strand twists and left alone, will refresh once a week, mostly on Saturdays and that’s all.
  4. My Hair Oil Mix – Have 2 that I use, one is the Castor Oil by itself, as is thick enough to work by itself. The other is s mix of my Island Oil mixed with Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Lavender, this one I use to refresh my hair once a week, mainly the ends only.
  5. Healthy Insides – For my health, have to take Cod Liver Oil, Echinacea, Iron, 1 Biotin (every other day), plus a glass of warm water in the morning and in the evening. I so feel that my hair is also benefiting from this, so we both happy, plus an intake of lots of fruits.

Here is what I will be trying for these next rainier months:

  1. Olive Oil Treatments – My hair really really really loves Olive Oil by itself, so have switched to using once a week now. Very simple, will add the Oil to my hair, ends, place on a plastic cap, leave for about 30 minutes and then take out and Voila, done, see, easy peasy.
  2. Shea Butter Cream – Have a thicker cream will start to implement as well in my hair, as my hair needs a thicker cream base in this weather, so will use Curls Unleashed, Curl Defining Cream and see if that works for her, its Shea Butter Base so should work well. 

A few pictures of my tresses so you can see how she is doing:

Large 2 Strand Twists

Twist Out

Smaller 2 Strand Twists

Here is how my Hair Regimen goes and remember, simplicity is the key to success, at least for me, in the end, please do what works for you.

  1. Style – Simple 2 Strand Twists, done once every 3 weeks, each week, part hair differently and change the size of them to your liking.
  2. Maintenance 1 – Middle of the week, spritz your ends with a hair spritz of your choice, add a tab of oil to the ends of each twist. 
  3. Maintenance 2 – Once a week, on Saturdays, will refresh with H2O and Olive Oil, focus especially on the ends of your hair.
  4. Night Before Wash Day – Apply your favorite oils to scalp, hair, ends, put on plastic cap, wrap with scarf and sleep tight.
  5. Wash Day 1 – Get your fav shampoo, add oils to her as this helps keep her from stripping hair completely and will add slip.
  6. Wash Day 2 – Undo twist outs and place in 4, 6 or 8 large twists, try to make them all equal in size, this is a big time saver. 
  7. Wash Day 3 – Go through each twist, apply shampoo to scalp, wash downward, apply conditioner and finger detangle as you go. 
  8. Wash Day 4 – Once done detangling, place hair back in twists and once done, YAY. Takes me 1 hour to for this process but worth it. 
  9. Styling Process – Apply Conditioner & Oil Mix, 2 Strand Twists, process varies, large twists will take 1 hour, smaller from 2 to 3.

That’s how we got my styling process from 8 to 4 hours tops, usually it takes 3 hours to do and done, so happy, hahaha.

As with all things, when taking care of your Natural Hair, there are the ups and downs but do not give up, keep at it. Keep it simple, consistent and determined to make things work for your tresses. It is a journey, you are in competition with no one and are at your own pace, love what you have and share what you know. With time, dedication and your hair regimen, you can make this work and Flourish as you go.

 

 

Thank you so much for following and supporting my Blog and May You Have a Beautiful Day.

******* Isle of Azure *******

 

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My Natural Hair Journey – 4C Hair Progress So Far

 

Hello My Lovelies,

How are you all doing today, so far so good I hope.

Today will share with you an update on my Hair Progress and what I am doing, as promised will post every 3 months, then next year will do the same but will be better at it, scheduling on time, etc, hahaha, time seems to be flying by so that is good, means we are busy and working.In an effort to keep this post, short and sweet will simplify and let you know what am doing, whats working and what are my goals:

My Hair Regimen – September to December 2017

  1. Maintain my hair hydrated and moisturized with Okra mix, applied to scalp and ends every Tuesday & Saturday, seal with Island Oil.
  2. A day before Wash Day, do an Overnight Hot Oil Treatment,, using my Shea Butter Mixture, applied to scalp and ends extensively. 
  3. Wash hair once every 2 to 3 weeks, refresh twice a week, to go style, large 2 stand twists, easy to maintain and upkeep in the Tropics.

 

My Hair Health – September to December 2017

  1. Eat healthier foods, cutting out flour, rice and dairy, due to my health problems so will replace with vegetables and protein as I go.
  2. Increase my water drinking habits moderately, will replace all sodas and sugary drinks with Water and Warm Teas as this is better.
  3. Drink supplements that will aid in my hair health, such as Biotin, Fish Oil, Cod Liver Oil, 1 Multivitamin as well as Iron, daily basis.

 

My Hair Goals – September to December 2017

  1. Track overall health to see improvement, how am doing and how my tresses are doing, hopefully they will be healthier and bouncier.
  2. No more scraggly ends, hate these, dusting each time my hair is done so this helps to avoid that, might take longer but will track.
  3. Less tangles, knots, easier to detangle plus less hair shedding, this one drives me bonkers although we do lose 100 hairs per day. 

 

MY 4C TRESSES

 

 

 

Thank you for joining me and if you have any advice, tips or inquiries, please feel free to add to comments below and will get back to you.

***Have a a Great Day Dolls & Thanks for your Support***

IslandKynks

 

 

Tips for Hair Growth – February 2017 Update on Hair Regimen

Palm Trees are Tall here

Hello My Dears,

Hope you girls are all well.

I do apologize for not being on but was ill for about 6 weeks now, am just getting back into my normal routine.  As had stated, was supposed to be on my Water Drinking Challenge at 2 Bottles a day, because I fell ill, that kinda fell in and out of sync so am back on track and we shall see how this goes for these months. So, because I did so appallingly bad and 2 months gone, will start again and complete 3 Challenges, will post 2 for the months I missed and the 3rd will be posted March 1st 2017. Hope they work well plus the ones have chosen are also my overall health as well as for my tresses, so a win win situation right? Ready, OK, here we go:

1st CHALLENGE

A Glass of Water

H2O – Image from Pinterest

Hair Growth Drink – Water

Ingredients:

Water

My Goal Per Day:

A 16oz Bottle twice per day

Optional to Add:

A Peppermint Drop, 1 TSP of Honey or 1 TBSP of Lemon Juice

Water is the best for our hair due to many nutrients and minerals plus replenishes our energy.

2nd CHALLENGE

Ginger is Excellent - Image via Pinterest

Ginger is Excellent – Image via Pinterest

Hair Growth Drink – Ginger Tea

Ingredients:

1 TBS of Ginger , 1 TSP of Sugar, Warm Water

My Goal Per Day:

2 Cups a Day

Optional to Add:

1 TSP of Honey 

Ginger Tea not only tastes yummy but because is so strong, can be used many times for full effect.

 

According to Ariane from BlackNaps.ORG

Ginger improves circulation which may in turn promote growth and its antiseptic properties make it an effective scalp soother as well as an all natural dandruff treatment. For the full article and instructions on how to prepare, please go directly to her site: https://blacknaps.org/2016/08/11/ginger-benefits-for-hair/

 

Have started both goals as of today and as we know, the better we eat, better we feel and healthier we remain. If you want to join in with me on the 1st, 2nd or both, then by all means, do come and let me know how your progress goes. Any tips or comments, be sure to leave in comment box. Some nice posts coming up plus the 3rd Challenge coming up next week!!! Don’t give up on your goals and take time to enjoy the journey.

!!!Thank you for Reading  Ladies & do Hope you can join in with me on the Challenges!!!

lslandKynks