Natural Hair Update & Aphogee Review

I can’t remember the last time I got a protein treatment. I read about Aphogee and decided to give it a try. Here’s what I think.

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Check Out My Teeny Weeny Fro!

As you probably already know, I’ve been dealing with hair loss.  I’ve been rockin’ a wig during the week at work.  But on weekends, I like to let it all hang out.  My hair is braided underneath my wig.  Here’s how it looks when I take the plats out.

Right now it falls a little past my shoulders when straightened.  It’s sort of like a shrunken wavy fro after I take them out.  It’s still pretty thin.  In fact, you probably can’t tell that I have a teeny weeny afro in the back about two inches long.

I can’t wait to have a full head of hair again.  At some point, I may have to take matters into my own hands.  I’m not sure if I’ll have enough guts to cut it all off.  For now this is the closest to me ever doing a big chop.

Have you ever done the big chop?

Weather Anchor Mama
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My True Indian Hair Big Reveal!

Don’t adjust your screens!!! Just building the anticipation of my big reveal.  Check out my new look!


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Flax Seed Hair Gel Made From Scratch

For years I’ve struggled with buying the right oils and moisturizers for my hair.  My tresses are fine, so adding too much oil tends to weigh it down.  Not to mention hair products in general can be pricey.  Rather than break the bank, my friend Dana recommended that I make my own natural gel.  She gave me a recipe for Flax seed  hair gel. Check it out!

Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 cup organic golden flax seed whole  

3 cups of water
aloe gel
citric acid powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Lavender
Honey or Agave Nectar

Add 1/4 golden flaxseed to 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.  Turn stove down to a simmer, all while stirring the pot.  Once the mixture becomes gel like and seeds are suspended (10-15 minutes), separate with a strainer (if the mixture becomes too thick, you can use some hot water to help separate).

Then add 2 squirts of aloe gel for moisture

Citric acid powder to help preserve gel (I couldn’t find any, so the sales lady said a few drops vitamin E will work just fine)

A couple squirts of vegetable glyceryn will make your locks silky 

Include a few drops lavender for fragrance

3 tablespoon Honey or agave nectar will give your hair a nice flexible hold.

Mix well and your flax seed hair is done.  Here’s how it should look–minus the seeds of course.  FYI, separating the seeds from the gel is the hardest part.

It’s great for naturals, but not great for my relaxed mane.  It did a great job of taming my edges though.  It works much better on Princess’s curls.  All I used was a tiny drop!

Do you make your own hair products?

Weather Anchor Mama

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My Take on Castor Oil

My mom introduced my sister and I to castor oil when we were kids.  Since I’ve decided to go back to my natural roots, I’ve been using it to treat my hair more often.

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Transition to Natural

I’ve struggled and researched long and hard about this decision. But, now I’m ready to take the plunge!

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