Friday, May 7, 2010

Sapphyre's Beginning

Introducing Sapphyre to the blog.

Her Journey Begins Here.

This is Sapphyre before we washed her hair. Sapphyre has been perm-free for about 5 months. The major problem that I've noticed with her hair without a perm is the edges of her hair. They are very fuzzy and curly.
I cant stand that.

I'm trying achieve a straight look without a perm.

My Shampoo Regimen (First Attempt)

1. Olive Oil Neutralizing Shampoo

2. Alterna Straight Shampoo


After I finished washing her hair I blow dried it with Hollywood Beauty Olive Oil

The Process

I parted the hair into 4 sections. I put a nickel size of the oil on the parted section, worked it in, then blow dried it. As I blow dried I parted the section I worked on into smaller sections to make sure it was as straight as I could get it.
After the blow drying was complete I then flat ironed her hair in the same manner as the blow drying.

And the Results Are In!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome to Our Hair Journey...

How the journey began...
It started when my best friend told me she had just seen Chris Rock's "Good Hair." She was shocked to learn of just how harmful chemical relaxers are on our hair and where the hair we weave with really came from. She exposed me to the seedy underbelly of the world of hair. It got me to thinking about not just my hair, but my children's hair as well. From that moment, I decided to go Natural.

Our current hair condition is: VERY DAMAGED.
My oldest daughter's hair is riddled with split ends, while I cannot seem to get my youngest daughter's hair to grow. My hair? Well I just get so tired of looking at it and not knowing what to do with it. I'll flat iron it once in a while and would never wash it and if I did it was to put a perm in it. Like most moms, I just don't have the money to go to the salon and get my hair done every two weeks so I said: There must be an cheaper and easier way! I decided to reserch what others were doing to their hair...

Join us as my family and I restrengthen, restructure and revitalize our hair. Naturally. I welcome all questions, suggestions and advice. Let's do it together. Let's take back our hair!