My Natural Hair straightening routine – Wash day start to finish!

My Natural Hair straightening routine – Wash day start to finish!

Before I jump into today’s post, let me start off by doing things properly, and wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I know that we are well into the month of January, but I’m a huge believer in ‘better late than never’, so I hope you have a wonderful and joy filled year ahead, and I look forward to sharing all of the things I have in store for 2018!

If you aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you may not have caught my first video of the year, where I share my first ever Natural Hair straightening routine. I aim to straighten my hair at the start of every New Year, so that I can do two things:

1) Give myself a fresh trim
2) Do a length check

I’ve got to say, following the hair issues I experienced last year [update coming very soon!], I was surprised to see how much progress my hair has made in terms of length. I was so focused on the health of my hair, length was the last thing on my mind. I guess it goes to show your hair will grow if you take proper care of it.

So without further ado, here goes my Natural Hair straightening routine [+ products used listed below]:

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WHAT ARE YOUR 2018 HAIR GOALS, AND HOW DO YOU PLAN ON ACHIEVING THEM?

Falling out of love with my Natural Hair – 6 month hair loss update

Falling out of love with my Natural Hair – 6 month hair loss update

The reason for this blog and the various social media platforms that I have, is my hair. For those who don’t know, my blogging journey began way back in 2010 when I had relaxed hair. I decided I wanted to take better care of my hair, and therefore started to document my healthy hair journey on my then blog loveyourtresses.com. With time and consistency the blog took off, and a large percentage of the following that I have now, is because of that. View Post

Hiding my natural hair – My battle with hair loss/excessive shedding

Hiding my natural hair – My battle with hair loss/excessive shedding

No doubt one of the most difficult things I’ve had to share during my blogging journey, but it had to be done.

I recently experienced my first major setback since starting my healthy hair journey seven years ago. I promised myself that once I had figured out what had caused me to lose handfuls of hair during wash day, I would share a video on my channel to help those who may be going through something similar.

Below are three videos sharing… View Post

My midweek self care + self love pamper routine

My midweek self care + self love pamper routine

It’s been a while hasn’t it? If you follow me on Instagram you’ll already know I recently took some time out to recharge. Initially my ‘time out’ involved little to no recharging at all, in fact I was all up in my feelings for the most part, and simply put… an emotional wreck! Fortunately for me, being married and not living by myself, means that if there’s ever a time I’m not feeling my best, my Husband steps in and helps me get back on track.

Now for those wondering what caused my mini breakdown, View Post

Drink your way to longer hair with these 3 highly nutritious smoothies

Drink your way to longer hair with these 3 highly nutritious smoothies

Two years ago I hosted my very first protective style challenge. I wanted to speed up my hair growth in time for my wedding, and decided to follow through on four things that I believed would help me achieve longer hair.

One of the things I did was drink a smoothie a day. I was well aware of the impact of nutrition on the health of my hair, and decided that taking smoothies was one of the easiest ways for me to get a tonne of vitamins, nutrients and minerals, in just one drink. The results? Take a look for yourself

Two years later smoothies remain an important part of my daily routine, and I do my very best to ensure I take one a day. I’ve gone back and forth with different smoothie recipes but three in particular are always on repeat.

If one of your goals for the year is to see your hair grow in health and length, smoothies can make all of the difference. The three I’m sharing today are oozing with nutritious goodness and taste so freaking good!

Check out the recipes below. View Post