This morning I showered, washed my locs, threw a little oil in my hair and threw it up in a pony. I had my hair in a braid out for the last 3+ weeks, so it was time for a hair cleanse. I’ve never had a ponytail this long, ever. Locs have totally changed my life! My two year loc anniversary is in just a few short days, and I’ve never been happier! Wooo hooo! Check out my loc album with 2+ years of progress here!
I have seen the hottest hair styles this Fashion Week. Usually, these styles are created on people with fine blonde hair. Either way, I’m wondering if I can put a spin on these and wear them with my locs.
I am waiting for the day that my hair is long enough to fit in a bun. I LOVE a bun. Here’s the look at the Alice + Olivia presentation yesterday at The Plaza.
Soft Hollywood waves at Tracy Reese. How the heck do I do this?
It seems like every other woman (of any race) is walking out of their home with a weave in. This could be a full weave, half, or a few pieces here and there. Many women wear them for style reasons, they like to have a different look often or don’t want to damage their real hair. And there is a slight few who wear weaves for the single purpose of growing out their hair. The idea is to let the hair rest and grow with the lowest amount of manipulation. It’s insane how daily combing, finger playing, and product over-usage can retard the process. Overall, I think this is an excellent strategy.
For instance, check out one of the best weave stylists that I’ve ever seen, Reniece. She’s a Maryland based stylist that has people buzzing. This woman is so in demand that she rarely takes new clients. I met her a few years ago, as I was a candidate for a Healthy Hair Makeover. My hair was natural, dry, full of color and driving me crazy. Because the excessive hair coloring, it was best that I not weave my hair, for fear that I’d have too much breakage. I was very disappointed, but very happy that she didn’t withhold her opinion just to make some extra money.
While researching this idea, I was dumbfounded at the results of her clients! They come in every so often for maintenance and analysis of how the progression is coming along. Here’s a before and after page, including clients that have used Reniece’s (and her sister Breon, also a master weaver) talents to get their hair to grow. The video below is the end result of the stylist’s own progress. GORGEOUS hair. And the kicker is…she’s 100% natural. I had NO idea. You can see her progress here in her photo album. If you have any questions about weaves, brands and products to try, etc., Reniece has a detailed FAQ section that is sure to help you out!
Did wearing a weave help your hair grow??
I did the treatment right after I finished the video, any my hair feels super strong. Not necessarily dry, but not super moist either. I probably should have moisturized a bit more after I finished last night. It’s been about 12 hours since, and I don’t see many coils. That Aphogee treatment was serious!!! I’ll be co-washing everyday for the next few days to make sure my hair gets the moisture it needs.