Big + bouncy | updated

Hair results

Sorry kids, you need to see how it looks front-on, and ignore my Carnival mention, I meant to post this a week ago *does dance*


Has anyone else tried curling rods for stunning, soft curls? Because I just tried them and ooh honey, I am in love! The softness, the curl, the bounce


In the past I would have achieved this look by using straighteners or  tongs, but these days I’m not about damaging my hair in any way, shape or form, so I tried curling rods and I’m converted.

The only major downside to achieving this look, as with most natural styles, sans heat, is the time issue. Thankfully I was off work, but it literally took all day: my sister put the rods in my hair around 10am. We left for dinner at 6.30pm. I walked the dog (outside!), in these rods, nipped to the supermarket, pottered around the house and quickly collected something I’d left in the gym. They were in my hair the whole day. But damn it was worth it. 


Longevity is also an issue: this look lasted all of an evening. Eight hours drying time for one evening. The sacrifices naturals make is real, but still, I loved this look! 

How I did it: allowed my hair to get slightly wet in the shower, worked ✨GROWTH✨ leave-in conditioner through my hair, separated it into sections, which I brushed out so they were smooth, then wrapped each section around the rod and BOOM, hair done, set and ready to dry for the rest of the day. 


The KEY here is that my hair was slightly, and I mean really a tiny bit, damp: when it dries, it holds the curl, unlike if you did it on dry hair.


I absolutely love how it looked afterwards. I’ll be rocking this look again shortly, I’m just currently headed to London, fr Notting Hill Carnival (!) whooooy! Where beautiful hair ain’t necessary: I want it big and crazy 👊🏾🇯🇲✨

GROWTH

afro, growth, Hair conditioner, Home made, Jim+Henry

Excited to announce that my product is here: GROWTH is a blend of Shea butter and Rosemary essential oil, an exclusive blend proven to stimulate the scalp, repair, replenish, soften and heal hair to reveal a gorgeous crowning glory.


I am thrilled to share it with my followers: if you’d like some, let me know (!!!)


Results can be seen in all of my photos where I’ve tagged GROWTH, or my home-made product: this is what I’ve been working on, it’s finally here, and I can’t wait to spread the hair joy with others and help them realise how gorgeous their hair can be, naturally

New girl

Hair results

Hey babycakes, I feel like an absolute doll with straight hair – all hail the flippy, tossable locks that move at my whim.

It’s been two years you see. Two whole (25 months in fact) years of me tending to my curls, peacocking about that heat-free life.

But I’ve been curious and I had to scratch that itch.

I’d been thinking about straightening my hair for a few months, and by thinking about it, I mean putting it off, worrying about the damage, the effort, etc. And then Tuesday night, I just did it.

It took about an hour to straighten and came out different to the last time (two years ago). It’s long. Longer than I expected. It’s kinked up in the pictures, but it has, in fact, actually grown. Which makes me happy. It’s now down my back.

 
Sleep however, intervenes with the revelling in the length moment, however. But here’s a few photos of how it actually looked, thankfully, earlier in the week.


  
Messy, but I was never a straight-straight kinda girl. Nature interfered with that idea, hence the curls, the volume, and just-dragged-through-a-bush look. But it’s my hair, straight.

It don’t make no sense, less I’m doing it with you. I do believe I’ve become a Bieber fan. I won’t use the fan-name. I won’t do it. Oh heck. I’m a Belieber. Listening to his album whilst I write this. Keep each other company… So back to this post. Change is good. Kind of forcing myself to accept that. Loving straight hair, but I’ve always loved it straight. The hard part was accepting my hair curly. It’s still a process.

 

I think I speak for most naturals when I say that going to bed can be a nightmare for hair. I love sleep, and could easily spend most of my mornings in the land of nod. But those gorgeous eight hours, can, and often do turn my hair from what was an acceptable, dare I say pretty look into someone who’s never seen a brush. 

I do love it when it curls, naturally, at the ends. But I wanted it straight, so I’m keeping it like this until I wash it. 

Enjoy kids.