My Natural Hair Journey Update – October 2018

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Hello My Dears,

How are you doing? Hope all is well with you. I am back with updates on my hair journey after about four months, hahahaha so this post is way overdue so take a seat, your fav tea or coffee and come see what am up to now, hahaha, as always, thank you for following my journey. You all have been with from when I started my Blog up to now, so, please know that is most appreciated on my behalf and a HUGE THANK YOU LOVES!!!!!!!!

Now on to updates:



My hair is coming along slowly but surely. One thing I have come to learned for sure is that consistency is key. Find what works, stick to it and go ’bout your business, at least in my case, that is what works for my tresses so sticking to that plan, as the saying goes, if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it, hahahaha. She loves 2 strand twists done counter-clockwise, I do twist outs maybe twice a year as she loves to be left alone so I let her be. 💗💗💗




These are my 4 Products that I use now, have narrowed them down and these all work well for my tresses:

  1. Cantu Shea Butter – Sulfate Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo – excellent, cleans scalp and hair, leaving that nice clean feeling that you want to get after washing your hair. A little bit goes a long way so I use about a cap-full, apply on scalp, wash and voila, Done! Plus the ingredients are not as harsh on tresses.
  2. Tresemme Conditioner – Smooth and Silky works nicely with my hair, use after I shampoo, because I usually apply the conditioner then detangle as I go, which works pretty well, as it provides the softness as I go through each section so this is one is a winner for sure and a definite keeper for my hair for good.
  3. Cantu Care for Kids – Leave-in Conditioner – a must for my tresses!!!! As I had said, I love this one because its exactly what my hair texture needs, moisture, softness, plus missing the harsh ingredients that can damage hair after using for a long period of time, which makes me a happy camper!😍😍😍
  4. Castor Oil USP 100% – For sure a life saver and the only oil am now using on my tresses, as this one works best for my tresses. Works on keeping scalp clean as and hair moisturized plus because it is so thick, it remains in for a longer time which is excellent. My one favorite oil now, need to get more.




So far, so good. Have learned that in my case, the less the better and my hair will strive. At night, I sleep on a satin pillow case so that helps retain moisture. When washing tresses, usually add about 3 drops of 100% Essential Mint Oil in the water, to wash and rinse with, which is nice because you can feel your scalp tingling and the mint is antibacterial, which adds in cleansing our scalp and hair, so win-win. I have also been rinsing with Rice Water once a month now,  do believe it is helping with maintaining my hair’s health, brown rice is my preference. Once a week, am continuing to drink a biotin pill, as that is all that is needed in my case, which is also helping in the long way. Of course, eating healthier and drinking lots of water helps all of us in the long run, which is why consistency really is the key to it all, so go for it!!!! Once you find what works, stick to it and succeed! 


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I will continue my regimen, wash day is once every other week and once styled, am good to go. Its working really well and can add accessories if I want a new look, or twist out for special occasions and of course, our scarves!!! As always my darlings, hope you enjoyed, comment to add any tips or ask any questions at all.



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My Natural Hair Journey – June 2018 Update

Hello My Beautiful Ladies,

How are you all doing? Hope all is well and dandy with you and your families. 

First of all,  wanted to start out with a Thank You to each and every one of you for continuing to be with me after so many years, you are truly appreciated and I’m grateful to have you with me, your comments and likes are so exciting to see, thank you all so very  much.

Second of all, please remember any questions, inquiries or anything of that nature, you can IG me, any natural hair questions, am a text away.

Third but not least, Let us get to these updates right, hahahaha, as promised, here is my 3 months Progress report on my tresses, Enjoy!!!

My Hair Care Regimen: 

Simplicity is key and is needed for my tresses to thrive and continue to be healthy so I keep a very simple hair care regimen that works for me. So with that being said, I tend to leave my tresses alone, once styled in 2 Strand Twists, let them be until Wash Day, where they are taken out, styled back in different sections and done, with this style, as long as your tresses are well moisturized, this style lasts me 2  to 3 weeks.



Products Used:

TRESemme Conditioner, Cantu Care for Kids Leave-In Conditioner & Castor Oil , mix them all in one and applied as hair is styled in 2 strand twists.  When using the TRESemme Conditioners, use the ones with Moisture or Softness as these work best for me out here in the Tropics. The Cantu Leave-In is working marvels for my hair, needed a bit more moisture and she is just what I needed and Castor Oil is my best and fav oil now!!!


Rice Water Treatments are working extremely well for my tresses, I see more shine and sheen, healthier and much less breakage. I even took pictures so you can see just how much hair comes out, which is 1/4th of what I use to shed, so its working for my tresses, will continue to use for the rest of the year and observe progress more closely as time goes, the one that works best for me is the Parboiled Rice, does wonders.


As you know, my signature style are my 2 strand twists, they never let me down and I love them completely, once done, I don’t even have to worry about styling again. I simply refresh in the morning and once a week is gone, will wash her and apply cream or oil to my my hair and ends and she is perfectly fine. My 4C Hair loves to be left alone, so I listen and let her be, as they say, if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.

Wash Day:

Once a week I will co-wash my hair, then every 2 weeks will wash with a Shampoo to get the product build up out and maintain my scalp clean so she can breathe well. If I have the time, the day before Wash Day, will do an Overnight Oil Treatment, if not, then on Wash Day, I do my Rice Water, place on hair and scalp, leave for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse, apply my Hair Cream Mix and My Mum will style hair for me.

Daily Maintenance:

As I mentioned before, this one is pretty easy, peasy, I get up, get ready, fix a twist or 2 and am done!!! Hahahahaha. Occasionally I might do a twist out, left for very special occasions, or so a scarf set or add some accessories to my hair or a hair band and that is it. We tend to lead very busy lives so yes, we do take care of our hair but for me personally, I cannot spend hours on her daily, so simplicity is key for me.

New Products I am using:

Cantu Care for Kids Leave-In Conditioner,  I know, I know, it says for Kids!!!!! But this leave in works wonders for my hair, she keeps her moisturized up to 1 entire week and this in the Tropics!!!! She mixes extremely well with Castor Oil and My Conditioner. A little goes a long way, 1 10 oz jar can last me up to a month, and yes, fully stocked on her as well, our local Supermarket now sells Cantu Products so am extremely happy with that fact. Next one I want to try is the Cantu Shampoo, because my Bonawell Shampoo has finished so I need to look into purchasing one this weekend. I will check out the Cantu Aisle, see which one I like, research for a couple of days and choose one, haha!


My Hair Progress So Far





!!!!Thank you for Reading & Till Next Time Lovelies!!!

                      Isle of Azure





My Natural Hair Journey – March 2018 Update


Hello My Dears,

Hope you are all well and having an enjoyable evening. 

My journey has been going relatively well, as you know, your girl is not in the best of health, always something but that is to be expected in the times we are living in. So for the past month, have been drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, 3 TBS per day in an 8oz glass of water to help me out with some health issues and it worked up and beyond the call of duty, hair loving it too so its a win win plus have been eating a lot more protein foods that I used to which is all good for the hair. Trying to cut out junk food completely, better said than done but will continue to keep at it and decrease my sugar intake, as we know, this is a journey and we adapt, change and keep on going, one day at a time and we enjoy the day as it goes and make the best of things if the day is not going well.

As promised, would share updates with you about my regimen, any tweaks, improvements, so here we go:

Updates on My 4C Hair:

  • Tresses are fulling out and getting thicker so sticking with my Simple Regimen for sure. 
  • Biotin, helping to maintain my hair health, back to drinking once a week now, more than enough.
  • Overnight Oil Treatments, have had to adjust to a simple Oil Treatment before my Wash Regimen. 
  • Rice Water Treatment will take more uses before I rate but so far so good, in 2 months, will update. 
  • 2 Strand Twists remains my go to style, Mom does about 40 now for a more lasting style and love!

2018 To Work on Progress List:

  • Moisturize on a weekly basis , have to come up with a hair spritz for this summer heat that is coming.
  • Wrap tresses up at night with a silk scarf, is working very well, much more moisturized in the morning.
  • Rice Water Rinses, once every 2 weeks, have to let water sit for 48 hours, leave in for 1 hour then rinse.
  • Eat more foods with protein and keep my water intake up, at least 3 glasses of water per day for me.
  • Have to take extra care of my ends to avoid breakage and moisture is key, so this will be my focus.

2018 4C Natural Hair Regimen:

  • Product – Oil Treatments: Olive Oil, apply to each twist, undo, twists in larger sections, wash.
  • Products – Wash Day: Bonawell Shampoo, rinse, finger-detangle with Biotin Conditioner, rinse.
  • Hair Treatment – Wash Day: Apply Rice Water, leave in 1 hour, apply shower cap, then rinse.
  • Products – Styling: Hair Mix: Tresemme ConditionerCurls Unleashed Curl Defining Cream & Castor Oil.
  • Go to Style: My go to 2 strand twists. For special occasions, Updos, smaller twists or Twist Out.
  • Weekly Maintenance: Apply Hair Spritz when needed in the day, cover tresses at night time.
  • Hair Spritz: Water, Coconut, Olive or Castor Oil plus essential oils such as mint or lavender. 


March 2018 Hair Pictures – Twist Outs





March 2018 Hair Pictures – 2 Strand Twists












These next months, as I continue on my hair regimen, will now start to take notes and track my rice water rinses to see if there are any differences in my hair, will check the hair to see if softer, then will check out shedding and hair elasticity, will also try to remember to take before and after pics of rice rinse to see progress a bit more. Apart from that, am also adding essential oils to my carrier oil which are Olive, the mint essential oil in Olive Oil is excellent for an itchy scalp. The lavender essential oil in Olive Oil is so soothing on your scalp, you will love.

!!!Thank you Dears for Visiting!!!

Please feel free to ask any questions by commenting below or send me a DM through IG: Islandkynks.

Isle of Azure