Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Transitioning Hair Tag FAQs

I just watched EbonyCPrincess' video of this tag earlier and I decided to do it because I wanted to do something a little different on my channel. Let's get started!

When did you start your transition?

I didn't start off wanting to transition. I just wanted to beat my previous stretch of 30 weeks. In fact, it took me a very long time to even start calling it a transition. I just wanted to see how long I could go without getting a relaxer.

Why are you transitioning?

This was a relaxer stretch that turned into a transition.

Do you plan on big chopping?

Nope. I will be doing a transition chop hopefully no sooner than 24 months post. I always felt like I used the term big chop a bit too loosely. Big chopping to me is when you cut your hair after a few months and a transition chop is when you cut the relaxed ends off a length transition. I know I'm being technical but that's how I feel.

What products do you use in your transition?
I have been using some of everything during this time. I love trying out new products!

How often do you wash your hair?

I wash once a week. I will probably go back to adding midweek co-washes to my routine,

What advice do you have for transitioners?

1. Big chop when are ready and not because you are being pressured by other.
2. Keep your hair moisturized.
3. Keep your regimen as simple as possible.
4. When you start to get frustrated...take...a...break. You can cause an unwanted setback dealing with your hair when are frustrated.

That's it. If want to do this tag on your blog, please do. I would love to read it.


I finally bought a pair of hair shears. I'm trying my best to hold out until August but that itch is getting stronger.

I bought these expensive ass products to try out my first style after I cut: the wash and go! I've had my eye on that Curl Maker for months now.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles and a Little Intro to the SSS Plates

Sunday was suppose to be my wash day but that didn't happen. I did manage to wash it on Monday. Luckily, my SSS Plates arrived by then and I was able to test them out. So here is how my wash day went.

{1} I parted my hair into four sections. Then I proceeded to spray my hair with water using my spray bottle. My cowash of choice was the Cream of Nature Pure~Licious Cowash. I detangled with the cowash in my hair and let it sit for a little while before rinsing. When I rinsed it out my hair felt pretty clean.

{2} I bought the rinse out conditioner for the Shea Moisture 10 in 1 Renewal line and so far I am pleased. I loved how it felt when I was applying it to my hair. My hair felt so silky.

{3} Let's move on to deep conditioning. I used my new fav, the hair masque for the 10 in 1 line and let it sit on my hair for about 2 and a half hours with 2 plastic caps.

{4} When I was done deep conditioning, I applied the JBCO Leave-In and some Argan Oil to seal then proceeded to twist my hair. I woke up to moisturized hair.

I think I can say that the 10 in 1 Renewal products really give my color a bit of a boost.

Since my SSS plates arrived just in time for wash day, I went ahead and give them a try. I used mostly the purple plates at the roots and two of the long black plates. I used the black plates on twists that I felt would unravel. Now with my washing my hair later in the evening I had to sleep in the plates. Which you can guess is not comfortable. Those black plates were removed in the middle of the night. Just judging off this one use, this product can be worked into my regimen. Mainly, the purple plates. I want my roots stretched more. Now that I am just shy of 2 years post and have majority natural hair, the twists give me the stretch that I want length wise but when those roots dry it's a different story. The purple plates seem to give me what I am looking for with my roots.

Look out for a separate intro post about the plates soon.