Amazing Hair Growth

This stuff right here… THE TRUTH! I washed and deep conditioned my hair and used it as a leave in and it was fabulous. The smell is amazing!


I blow dried my hair and straightened it with my curling iron. Flatirons never quite worked for me. I got the idea to put a little bit more of the Darcy’s Botanical – Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner on my dry, straightened hair after I wrapped it. I put my scarf on my head quickly before it had time to curl and my hair was delicious the next morning.

Winter is the season where my hair flourishes. I’ve been blow drying my hair to prevent ssk’s because those are what causes me to trim my hair super often like a madwoman and it’s what prevents me from seeing amazing hair growth. So far so good!

I knew my hair was growing, but when Marsha did an impromptu length at brunch, she said “Oh, so you’re about bra strap length!” Now, I clearly remember from my last length check (now that I have my official length check t-shirt) that I was a little above BSL, so I decided to measure it. Look at me!

My hair was blow dried in the pic on the left and blow dried and straightened with the curling iron in the pic on the right, so the length of all of my hair looks different, but if you pay attention to the piece that I’ve stretched, I’d say I’ve gained a little more than an inch in 1.5 months. Talk about fast hair growth!


Moisturizing and protective styling is the trick!


Original GOC Crew Meetup

I’ve always wanted to try a Bantu Knotout on straightened hair. The times I’ve done it in the past, it was on wet hair and by the morning my hair hadn’t dried. That always made the style a lot frizzier and more shrunken than I wanted.

To start, I moisturized each section separately with African Pride – Bouncy Curls Pudding from my October CurlBox. I still love that stuff! I twisted, then knotted each section. I made about 9 Bantu Knots. 4 in the back and 5 on top.

In the past, I had done two strand twists then knotted my hair. This time, I did more of a coil. I’m definitely pleased with the results.




…and guess who I met up with…

Two of my favs from the original Curly Nikki presents Kim Coles’ Grow Out Challenge… Shelli from Hairscapades and Marsha from Hairology and our sisters, Marsha’s beautiful daughter (which you may have seen on her site or IG a few times) and her cousin who was kind enough to play Kodakman.

We had a nice brunch at Rue 57 in Manhattan and chatted, mostly about hair! Definitely some wonderful women!
I can’t wait to hang out again.