I'm back in the winter of Indiana....Already missing the beautiful weather in Sunshine State. I spent 7 days in Florida with successful hair!!! On Thursday morning the boys and I drove from Jacksonville to Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach) to enjoy the ocean and sun. My hair held up nicely, below is a picture of Day 3 hair and a picture of my boys at the ocean.
On Friday we arrived at Walt Disney for a day of fun at the Magic Kingdom. For some reason, I had it in my mind EVERY kid should experience the Magic Kingdom. Boy do I regret it!!! My kids were not impressed! They were extremely bored and my youngest child (9 years old) wanted nothing to do with the character parades or the rides!
Day 4 and 5 my hair continued to hold up with very little maintenance, pictured below.
We spent a few days exploring Orlando, swimming at the vacation home and Hollywood Studios. Seaworld was a big hit! My kids and I enjoyed the dolphins, rides and Shamu! Overall a great vacation and I was really impressed with my hair! No fuss and no hassles. I was thinking my hair would be in a full fro by the end of the vacation, but those rodset curls hung in there the entire week!
Hey Divas!!! My current situation.....Spring Break in Florida with my boys! We landed today in Orlando, Florida with a very fun, exciting and busy agenda, starting with 2 days in Jacksonville visiting with my Aunt. My hair situation consist of flat braids in the front and a rodset on the loose hair. I decided to get an inch 1/2 cut off, my ends were rachet..... The plans for my hair include letting the rodset fill out until it's an afro by the end of our 7 day trip. Picture below depicts a very tired me on my first day in Florida...... So pay more attention to the hairstyle.... Hoping to catch up on some rest and relaxation on the beach!
Until last year I was a thriving henna head. I loved how the herb made my hair thick, shiny and healthy. The advantages consisted of very strong hair strands, manageability of my coils and elongated fluffy curls. However, after using henna for 3 years, I noticed that I was beginning to develop a habit. It was absolutely mandatory to henna my hair every 6 weeks. The experience was all too familiar; it was almost like being on creamy crack all over again (without the harsh chemicals). I felt like I NEEDED henna to make my hair stand out. When I realized I had an addiction to henna, I also began to notice my gray hair coming in FULL FORCE. Henna tends to turn gray hair an orange/coppery color. No matter how much I henna’d my hair; the grays never turned the red/burgundy color I wanted. So I came to terms with my addiction to henna and graying hair. I decided to stop the henna treatments. Even though, I have overcome the henna addiction, my hair is less fluffy and the shrinkage is NO JOKE. But I’ve learned to work with what I have. Some days are better than others. While the henna did help with consistency, I'm learning new tricks on along the way. Natural hair is a continual journey......
The other day, I almost had a relapse, I wanted to Henna very badly but I thought about the consequences…..Those ugly orange strands of hair….
Are there any henna addiction groups out there? *raises hand*
“Hi my name is Kisha…..and I am a recovering henna addict”……
I was on Facebook today scrolling down my news feed, when I came across this gorgeous picture of Nashira (pictured below). Of course I had to inbox her and find out how she achieved this hairstyle. She responded and now I'm passing along the instructions on how to achieve this gorgeous braid-out!!!!
"It's a braid out on freshly washed hair . I washed with cream of nature argon oil sulfate free shampoo . Then I put Shea Moisture Balancing Conditioner for my leave in . Braided with Elasta QP Glaze Conditioning Gel . Sealed my ends with the leave in and a little coconut oil. Also used the orange curling rods on the ends of my hair". Below are photos of the products Nashira used to accomplished this hairstyle.
There you have it ladies!!!