March 12, 2013

How I Define My Natural Curls (Wash and Go Routine)

This is my wash and go routine that has become my new favorite hairstyle!!!

Video tutorial below:

March 10, 2013

To Dye or not to Dye?

Hi all!

I've been toying with the idea of coloring my hair in April/May for the summer months. I think it would be a fun change and now is the time to do it since I am just about to finish my credential program and I won't be teaching until fall. So, if I don't like it, or decide on a color like RED, I don't have to worry!

I like blonde, but I photoshopped a blonde/caramel brown fro on my head, and meh...
It's kind of cute, but I think it's also a bit much for my medium-brown skin tone!

 So, maybe some highlights instead? My issue then, is that I'll be damaging my hair again. And part of the reason why I stopped getting relaxers was because I wanted to end the cycle of damage. So I'm not to keen on re-introducing harsh chemicals into my regimen.

So what I'm left with are two options I'm considering. 
1) Try multiple applications of henna. 
(I've done this before and I love the red tint in the sun and subtle reddish-brown hues indoors.)
2) Try Manic Panic's line of vegan Semi-permanent dyes. 
(They do not contain ammonia or peroxide like permanent dyes, and they wash out after several shampoos.)

Both options are non-damaging on my hair and don't require the commitment of permanent color.
The downside here, is I won't get my blonde/highlights, but I can still play with warm reds, jet blacks and deep purples. And that's all I really want: something different and fun for summer!

So in the within the next two months, my hair may be in for another change!! 
Until next time! =)

Disclaimer: I do not own this image. 
PS. Here's the lovely lady who's hair I borrowed. ;)