Wednesday, 22 August 2012

How to travel in style....

Here's a quick tip on how to arrive in style when you're travelling...

When I travel I don't do my hair at the start of the journey. My go-to style for a long haul flight is to have my hair wrapped and tied under a pretty headscarf - I also don't do my makeup either.

Once I get off the plane my first stop is the ladies room where I do my face and my hair - then I step out to meet whoever's picking me up looking fresh and having them wondering how I look so put together after a long flight :-)

Ms Henissi x

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Second Wash Day - Damp-wrap with the hood dryer

I didn't have time to air dry after my wash day on Thursday so I decided to try out the hood attachment I bought for my blow dryer (£10 at my hairdressers).

Second Wash Day - Protein Conditioner

My second wash day rolled around incredibly quickly!
I was a but pressed for time as I was washing late on a Thursday evening before having to go to work and then heading to V Festival (yes I had to get that in there) on the Friday.
I have bought some coconut oil and peppermint oil so I did a pre-poo with that before washing with my Keracare shampoo. I decided to go for a protein conditioner so used my Apogee keratin reconstructor under my heat wrap then used the Apogee Keratin and Green Tea leave in. I didn't't notice a massive difference in the feel of my hair after using it but I have noticed a reduction in breakage.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

First Wash Day Air Dry Results! first attempt at air drying my hair is complete and I'm really pleased with how it came out.

Here's what I did...

And here are the results...

Friday, 10 August 2012

My First Wash Day (part 1)

Today was a lovely warm, sunny day and I was working from home so I decided it would be perfect for my first wash day and a good time to try out pre-pooing, doing a DC and air drying.
I also decided that I'd do my first video to document how everything went...

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Monday, 6 August 2012

Saturday, 4 August 2012

I've set my goals!

This is my first time setting hair goals so I'm keeping it simple. But by posting it on a blog this is me making a commitment to achieving the following:
  1. Identify products that work well for my hair
  2. Develop and maintain a healthy hair regimen
  3. Neck Length (have thicker, fuller, stronger hair) by February 2013
  4. Shoulder Length (SL) by December 2013

Chop Day!

All of the advice I've been reading online about starting a healthy hair journey advocates cutting off your spilt ends - trying to hold onto them in the name of "length" doesn't work (they will eventually snap off) and let's be honest - the straggly thin "long" bits just make your hair look uneven and unkempt anyway! So today I went to the hairdressers for a treatment and a "trim".
Bye bye thin split ends

Friday, 3 August 2012

Wow - instant results! Moisturising and sealing works

I'm 3 days into my hair journey and I am amazed and oh so please to be reaping immediate benefit of a bit of "hairducation" - after just two nights of moisturising and sealing my hair before wrapping it for bed I can already feel and see a noticeable difference.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

And So It Begins...But What Kind of Hair am I Dealing With?

After a couple of evenings spent starting to  "hairducate" myself about caring for Afro-Caribbean hair (by lapping up the great blogs and hair care websites out there, and purchasing  The Science of Black Hair [SoBH]), I've taken my first active steps on the road to healthy hair...classifcation

No Routine = Bad Routine

One of the first things I'm going to have to do as part of my hair journey is to develop a "regimen" for my hair. From my reading up on hair sites and blogs I gather that a good regimen (or routine) is one of the key steps to growing and maintaining healthy hair.

I've come to believe that my hair is naturally fine - it seems to get clogged down with product very easily and even when it's in its "best" condition there seems to be a lot of it but it's thin - but maybe that's not the case at all, maybe it would have potential to be thick and lustrous if I didn't mistreat it as follows: