So I took out my braids on Friday (July 25th) and did another length check (July 25th). I’m impressed. I got a little growth! I didn’t use hair growth pills. The braids are really working in my favor. I’m also going to trim my hair every time I take my braids out which would be every 2-3 months. Like I said before, I want to keep up with my trims.

This time next year, I should have a good amount of growth. I’m really proud of myself for sticking with this 1 year protective style challenge.

Ok, so my  QB Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist butter is getting grainy. Idk what happened but these these little clumps that’s not melting. Has anyone ever experienced this with theirs? What should I do? Should I store it in a cooler place?

EDIT: Ok, so I figured it out! Someone told me that I should place the jar in some hot water, let the butter melt into a liquid, stir it, and place it in the freezer to solidify. I did that and it worked! My butter id back to normal again!!!

Anonymous asked: I know this is a natural hair blog, but your skin is soo flawless..how do you get it to look smooth, glowy and sooo even toned?

Thank you! I get this all the time and I tell people the same thing. It’s GENETICS! Both of my parents have great skin. Besides that, I drink lots of water! I don’t really do much to my skin.

Anonymous asked: I just bought some coconut oil n it smells amazing 😍. What r some ways I can use it in my hair and on my skin?

You can use it to seal your ends, to oil your scalp. and you can use it on your skin after you’ve taken a shower.

Anonymous asked: Would you recommend twisting your hair with a gel that is water based to get a twist out with more definition? Every time info a twist out it just goes to shambles. Lol. This gel that I have doesn't make my hair hard or white. Thanks.

Are you putting too much gel, or too little? I feel like it doesn’t matter if you use a water based gel. Just switch to another brand of gel and see if it works

Anonymous asked: Is it normal to have some serious pain after braids?

Noooo! it’s normal to experience a little stiffness because you just got it done, but for it to hurt really bad, that means they did it too tight.

I normally put some oil or some water in the areas where it might be a little stiff, in your case where it’s really tight. That way, it’ll loosen up.

Next time, let them know that they’re braiding it too tight!!!

OMG! So the last time I got a trim was Nov. 14, 2013. I’m sitting here trying to figure out when was the last time thinking that it was earlier this year. I had to look on my 2013 calender. That’s crazy and unacceptable! I’m trying to grow my hair out and I don’t want it to go in vain because my silly behind don’t get my hair trimmed regularly.

As soon as I take these braids out, I’m getting a thorough trim.

Anonymous asked: Can u re use Marley hair?

it depends. When I do my buns, I reuse it, but I wouldn’t reuse it if I were doing Marley twists.

Anonymous asked: How long can you keep a protective style in for example Marley hair or braids.

It all depends on the person. Some people keep their PSs for a month some keep theirs for 6 months. I try to keep mine for 3 months but I always take it out at 2 months, take a 2 week break, and then braid it again!

Anonymous asked: I like your eyebrows it's soo full lol :)

Thank You!

a little tip too: I use eco styler (Krystal) gel to keep them in place. I didn’t use any in this pic tho.

My braids are still hanging in there… it’s just my edges that are curling up on me. I told y’all edge control laughs at me every time I use it!

Anonymous asked: I have single strand knots and I wanted to protective style with twist. Should I trim them off before I do so? Are single strand knots considered damaged hair?

you can definitely trim your hair before your protective style. I wouldn’t say that SSKs are damaged hair, it’s just dry ends that gets knotted. You just have to moisturize your ends regularly and keep up with your trims!

Anonymous asked: I have a twa and I was thinking of protective styling braids twists etc and I know I'm suppose to wash them but it's like as soon as I wash them some start to slip out. And I wanted to know is there another way to clean your hair without washing like dry shampoo or is that not good a natural hair? Another question is when you wash then do you use conditioner? Or will that cause more slippage? Thanks!

That’s the reason why I DON’T wash my hair when I have braids in. I not only get slippage but my hair starts to frizz out the braids. So I don’t do nothing to clean my hair. I just spritz some oil when i feel like my hair is dry.

When I used to wash my braids, I did used conditioner. You’re going to get regardless. You wet your hair, use a lot of oil on your scalp or just get new growth, you’re going to get slippage.

Anonymous asked: Using only water on protective styles is it good enough to keep it moisture? I'm trying to grow my hair.

I personally don’t wet my hair when I have my braids in. I just spritz my hair with some oil and that’s it. You’re going to get a little growth regardless since your hair is in a protective style.