Y A A A S.
Are you ever just like f*cking yes?! Because your hair is finally on bloody point? And it hasn’t taken days for it to look like this? No, it’s only taken one night, an evening, and the next day your hair is Bob Bob Ricard fancy?
This morning I took my hair out and I was like damn, how, after one night – actually from 1.30pm the previous day, to this morning – of it being *washed and thoroughly conditioned, does it look like this?
I was thinking how? How?! The answer: Three Blends. I changed the ingredients, mixed up the quantities and re-blended. Oh how I love the results. And I mean LOVE. My hair felt heavier with product this am, hence why it’s probably hanging around my shoulders tonight (massive f*cking yes to this).
It looks quite short and bouncy in the photos, but funnily enough it’s long and heavier tonight, which is another first. And it’s incredibly soft. I’m really impressed.
Oh, and, camera is on the way, promise.
And this dress was a present from my big sister, fits a God-damn dream.
I love a new look. Braids, in any shape or form have been my recent love. I adore a cute / neat / dressed up or down braided look. I’ll admit that I’m slightly obsessed with Zoe Kravitz, alas I do not have he energy to plait single braids all over my head. Call it laziness, but when I have a whole spare day, I’ll do it. Until then, I’m favouring the much-hated look as a child – two cornrows.
I think it’s because I now have the confidence to enjoy my natural hair
and frankly don’t care what others think so much.
I have embraced my natural hair, but I am also keen to try other styles and treatments that protect, soften and flatter my unruly curls.
Two days after having my hair braided I thought I’d brush it out, rinse, ‘wash’ and go back to my normal style for a work event.
After my hair was up in a not-so-tight bun I took it out, and honestly, wasn’t too happy with the results.
It was dry, small, and, poofy. I hate it when it looks like this. Admittedly I’d used a store-bought conditioner that just doesn’t contain the amount of oils I’m used to.
It worked for the evening however.
Do you guys often braid your hair – for reasons other than out of pure functionality? I love a familiar look, but I’m partial to change. Open to it, even.
Drumroll please. After my hair being up all week, this is the result: big, wild, all soft. I love my hair like this. Love the way it falls; how it hangs; how it opens up like a wild flower.
The photos below however, are not the result of my normal process. I put my hair up in a bun on Wednesday (in Rio), and around 24 hours later, I was back on British soil, with a potentially-perfect head of hair. That wasn’t quite the case though. I hated the smell. Un-organic, I wanted my conditioner, my Rosemary/vanilla/lime.
So I washed the conditioner out and coated it in my sweet-blend conditioner on Thursday eve, and left it up in a bun for about 12 hours.
I took it out and it was gorgeous albeit a tad damp, totes fine. I did however, put it up again after about 5 hours and the next day, it looked like this:
Love it when my hair finally plays ball.
Big and bouncy. Toothy too.