GET THE LOOK : CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH CROTCHET BRAIDS [+ TUTORIALS]

Over the past couple of months my pinterest and instagram feed have been overflowing with photos of ladies with the juiciest and bounciest looking spiral sets I’ve ever seen. Now don’t get me wrong I know crochet braids have been around for years but these ladies, are on another level, and I need some of the action like now!

It’s been a couple of years since I had my last sewn in weave and I can’t say I’ll ever revisit one, but crochet braids, those I can do. They take less time to install and remove, will cost you a fraction of the cost of a weave, and best of all with the help of a video or two you can install them in no time by yourself.

GET THE LOOK : CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH CROTCHET BRAIDS [+ TUTORIALS]

I’ve challenged myself to make my own crochet wig before the end of July, so here goes some video and photo inspiration that I know I’ll be needing. Wish me luck!

MY IN-SHOWER SCALP STIMULATION EXPERIENCE |VANITY PLANET SHAMPOO BRUSH

It’s no surprise that I’ve been on a serious growth enhancing hunt for the past five months! With successful results in the first four months of my six month speedy growth challenge, I have been determined to get the most out of the final weeks before my final length reveal in August.

Of all of the techniques I’ve put to the growth test, I must say tools have taken a serious seat on the bench, at least until I was sent the Vanity Planet Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush to give a whizz. Having read up on several reviews of the brush claiming that it does to some extent stimulate your follicles and increase blood circulation, I decided to set a whole day aside to give my hair some serious TLC, in preparation for my first try of this rather quirky in shower scalp massaging tool.

To start things off I rinsed the final remnants of my Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme [you may know from my washday transformation post how much I love this!], from the first section of my hair, and began to unravel my twist ready for what I was hoping to be a vibrating moment of amazingness.

MY IN-SHOWER SCALP STIMULATION EXPERIENCE |VANITY PLANET SHAMPOO BRUSH

So what actually happened? I applied some shampoo to my scalp and reached for the massager. The vibrations were in full mode and I gentle moved the brush around in circular motions. I wanted to love the massager but unfortunately found it to be quite painful, which took me back to why over the past few months I moved over to a hand/fingers only regimen. Without wanting to leave the shampoo on for too long I placed the massager down and commenced wash day with my hands/fingers.

Disappointed at the sensitivity of my scalp and first experience with the massager, I revisited another attempt at using the tool during my midweek scalp feeding session. This time things were different! I applied my Super Scalp Tonic [my go to for a serious scalp spa session] to my scalp and laid down on my bed with my head resting on my DIY Satin Pillowcase. I then began to slowly and gently massage my scalp with the brush. The vibrations this time were so good I slumped into bedtime mode and almost forgot about dinner!

So what was different about this time? I pondered on why my in shower experience was not as great at my out of shower experience, and whilst I couldn’t pick up on something super scientific I came to a close enough conclusion… the heat from the shower had opened up my pores, thus making them more sensitive than usual and making the massager seem quite heavy on my scalp.

I’m definitely glad I gave this a second try as it definitely works a treat, although my fingers always steal first place as my favourite tool!

Hair Tutorial | 3 Quick to do Hairstyles

I have FINALLY uploaded the video for the ’30 days 30 Hairstyles’ challenge. I had major issues uploading due to my laptop’s memory, at 3 years old she just couldn’t hack it anymore! Anyway here it is… hope you forgive me and all enjoy it.

Hair Tutorial | 3 Quick to do Hairstyles

GET THE LOOK FIVE WAYS TO STYLE STRAIGHT NATURAL HAIR

I put my hands up, I am indeed boring when it comes to styling my hair!

Over the years my sisters and hubby have commented on how often I recycle the same hairstyles. Each and every time they start with their remarks I jump straight into defence mode and give them the usual low manipulation and protective styling excuse. ‘If I change my hair too often it will break’, ‘my scalp is too sensitive for multiple hairstyles’, ‘I’m protective styling’… the list goes on.

FIVE WAYS TO STYLE STRAIGHT NATURAL HAIR

Well I realised last week, after 4 weeks of rocking straight (blowdried) natural hair, that they were right! How is it that I had worn one hairstyle for 4 weeks without switching it up once?  You’d think a top knot bun was the only hairstyle known to man!

Unfortunately this discovery came a week too late, because I’ve since washed my hair and returned back  to my curls and kinks. Nevertheless I’m pretty sure there are others out there craving for some hairspiration for those special occasions when they blow dry or straighten their natural hair. So without further a do here are 5 out of many ways to style straight natural hair:

D.I.Y | 15 ways to wear a Headscarf [Photo Heavy + Video Tutorial]

I’ve become a head wrap junkie of late, it started off as the perfect bad hair hideaway solution but now I just love the diversity it gives. I’ll let the pics and video speak for themselves, but I’m hopping they can provide some ‘bad hair day’ or ‘different style day’ inspiration for you. Instead of switching up your hair why not just switch up your headscarf styles, reduce hair manipulation! *wink wink* Apologies for the gap between this post and the last it’s been rather hectic on my end, I now have a personal trainer so that’s one day of no blogging, a close friend had a baby so I’ve spent some evenings with her and the past week and a half included a trip to outside London with limited Internet time, a trip to Thorpe Park for the baby sisters birthday amongst many other things! All I know is I’m super glad it’s Friday tomorrow!!! I refuse to bore you any longer so here go the pics and video already, I’d love to know your fave style!