The Duchess And Her Mane. Pt.4

•June 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

(Mar 2010)

Ok, so the big day will be here in no time at all. On Thursday I intend to continue the process and cut off the final little straight ends (about a cm of relaxer was left on) and have my TWA shaped up. Am I scared? Hell yes! I have been wearing a protective style since last week which is a moderately sized afro, that everyone loves. Now losing this fro is going to confuse A LOT of people especially at work. I am not particularly fussed about people opinions and comments, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to be looking forward to them. -sigh-

I think the best option would be to continue with a protective style, the problem is which one? My hair dresser suggested kinky twist extensions but I’m no good with single plaits, I miss my hair too much. I’m one of those people who like to scratch their head or comb their hair at their own free will. Due to this single plaits rarely last 3 weeks + – such a waste of time and money imo. I could go for a weave, but my hairline doesn’t like those very much, and also the same reason mentioned before puts me off. That leaves me with two options. Full head wig or a half wig (which, correct me if I am wrong, I’m assuming is like instant weave…?). I have no problem with wearing a wig, only that I don’t want it to look like a wig and as for a half wig I have no idea how that would work with my 1 inch hair!?


The Duchess And Her Mane/ Pt.3

•June 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

(Mar 2010)

So this is what i have begun to use on my hair so far:

I have made a glycerine mix (but I don’t like its sticky feel) made up of 50% glycerin, 50% purified water and a few drops of essential oils (Cedar wood, Peppermint, Tea tree and Eucalyptus)

I co-wash every other day with Herbal Essence’s Hello Hydration conditioner, it smells amazing, makes me want to eat my head:

I daily condition with Aphogee Pure Vitamin Leave in Conditioner, spray n go! Has a fruity plastic smell, but its still quite pleasant :

Aphogee Leave in Conditioner

I seal the ends with natural A or B grade Shea Butter. (the yellower the better!)  lovely on the body – especially the face. Non-greasy 🙂 It’s quite thick so either keep it in a warm place, or be prepared to warm it up before use! According to my mum this smells like frozen peas. But it is VERY subtle, so i wouldn’t worry to much about it.

Pure Shea butter

I monthly wash with Elasta QP Créme Conditioning Shampoo:

Elasta QP creme conditioning shampoo

And DEEP conditon fort nightly with Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioner, PHEW!

(looks like the shampoo bottle but just says conditioner instead of shampoo. Its great and smells like banana  – Sorry i have to smell everything!)

So far this is all i have tried. will keep you updated if i change anything. Its only been 4 days after all!!

The Dutchess And Her Mane Pt.2

•June 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

(11th Mar 2010)

A week later though I became frustrated, I couldn’t get to my hair (as she sew on the instant weave) and I just wanted to cut it off, along with those horrid relaxed ends of mine once and for all – so I did. My hairdresser was quite keen, and began bragging about how she “turns all of her clients natural” I giggled along with her, not wanting to say I was doing it because I don’t like my hair falling out.

Then the snips came… and the hair went… I was partially mortified, but masked it well by saying “Oh, wow, it’s a lot longer that I was expecting it to be! Hee-hee….” With that I stuffed that afro weave back onto my head and dashed out. When I arrived home I jumped in the shower and rubbed my hands over the inch long hairs atop my head. These were sad times people… sad times indeed. However my spirits were lifted when the conditioner on my hair gave this strange reaction – my hair, was… curly! Dazed and confused I happily continued washing my hair. This was the point where I decided I want to see these curls/waves/imposters at their longest and strongest.

My hair mission has begun. Bring. It. ON!

The Duchess And Her Mane. Pt. 1

•June 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

(Mar 2010)

So, Oct 09 I decided I wanted a gorgeous, lush, full and thick head of hair. At the time I was relaxing my hair every 6 weeks, and it was becoming thinner and thinner each time. Not to mention the insane breakage. My hair was sad, and instead of shedding tears, it shed hairs. So I made the decision to stop relaxing; every so often I made this same decision, but it was generally due to funds being low, or not being able to get a hair dresser, resulting in me going three months without getting a relaxer, but I always went and had it relaxed. But not this time, this time it was for read, this time, it was going to be… FOREVER!

So off I skipped quite merrily to my hair dresser sometime in the middle of Feb. I had figured 4 months of re growth would have been sufficient to get the ends chopped and be merrily on my way. This was not the case. My hair dresser said “no” she instead game me and “instant weave” afro to see how I liked it. Well I thought it suited me, my other didn’t understand and figured I wasted my £15 getting it done as I already have “afro hair” (I don’t think he quite understands the whole “relaxing” thing, or maybe he does, but just wanted curls instead…)

Photo Call by the Duke

•January 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Duke here, oh how I love new technology and stuff, the new way in which we can capture images, fascinates me to no end, I shall dazzle your minds with this amazing selection from the world of of tomorrow.

Today’s photo is

Welcome One & All

•January 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“Welcome fellows to our wondrous blog. Duke Wittington and I shall be gracing the internet with our tells and tales of great importance, for you, the readily accepting general public to ravenously feast your eyes upon!

Oh, ho! What a grand time we shall have!”

Hello world!

•January 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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