Saturday, October 26, 2013

The abandoned blog

Today I logged on to shut this "blog" (if you can call it that) down. But not before I took a trip down memory lane and I realized that my posts weren't that bad. I need to work on my grammatical errors but the posts actually have useful information. I think I got caught up in the hype of creating this blog and helping the "nation" of individuals interested in healthy hair care that I lost focus on what this blog's true essence was and my hair journey. When the subscribers didn't come and with a new blog popping up every 8 seconds, I didn't believe I could compete. The thing is, it was never about that. I let the hype of being a "blogger" allow me to lose sight of my vision. I started focusing on the look of the blog and what would bring more subscribers. While reading my posts today I refocused and realized this is my journey, no one else's. The natural hair blogs that keep popping up have nothing to do with me. Shutting this down would be quitting and I would be giving up on me essentially. So, I am here to stay and if I never get another subscriber... I don't care. I want to look back and see my journey in words and photos. I want to be able to say I didn't give up. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hair Goals for 2013

It's never too late. Here are my goal:

Reduce frizz
Increase water intake
Healthy ends
Fall deeper in love with my hair
Try more styles

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Why wash-n-go's are not for me

I have been natural for over 2 years now and within that time I have probably attempted a wash-n-go 3 times. Each time I have come to the same conclusion, as it cute as it might come out the tangles that I have to deal with are not worth it. My crowning glory is compromised of corkscrew curls, s shapes curls, poofy parts, straight parts and pretty much everything else in between. With all of those textures commingling on one head it just a place for disaster strike. As my hair dries the ends begin to tangle. I get frustrated and start popping them off. I know but I couldn't find a scissors at the time. Dealing with the aftermath of the tangles during the take down is just a pain and leads to more strands than usual being lost. Wash-n-go's are wash-n-no's when it comes to the locs on my head. If you are one of the lucky few who you has a technique down to a science, feel free to share.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

It's that time of the year again!!!

I have a few gently used and never used products that have been taking up space under my sink.  If you are interested please see all the info after the break.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cream n Sugar/Wednesday Ramblings

I've been gone for a minute but I am back. Sometimes you need to step away and get your life back in focus before you can begin to add anything else to it. Even though my vision may still be blurred, I have a focus/goal on where and who I want to be as person. It can be so easy to fall off track but true strength is not measured in from the intensity of the  fall but on your will to get back up. A set back is a set up for come up. When you are at the bottom the only way you have left is UP! Thank Him during the hard times and praise His name in every victory. Sometimes the blessing is not in the beginning of things but in the end.

Peace and Blessings,

Kizzy xoxo

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wash Day Play-by-Play

Yesterday was a very eventful day for my hair and I. It involved a hot oil treatment (H.O.T), Pibbs Kwik Dry, Huetiful and Clairol Beautiful Collection in wine brown. I know it is a lot but there was a reason behind all of it (which will come in a later post).

Now to the hot oil treatment....

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I fell off the wagon

The hair care wagon that is. I have been neglecting my hair in the worse way. Moisturizing, no. Being gentle, no. Giving it the much needed TLC that natural tresses require, no. How can I post about hair when I'm not doing what needs to be done. Major changes have been going on in my life and my hair is the one suffering for it. I just throw a wig on and go but tonight I came across a video that got me back on track....

It's not the length of the hair, it's the health of it that amazes me. Who am I kidding the length is a plus =)

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I have been MIA for a little while---blame it on life. I'm just stopping through because 9 days ago I hit my 2 year anniversary. Check the pics below, look for a length check very soon and the remaining product reviews I promised.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Twist out pictorial

My twist outs normally look something like this:

Shrunken twist out
Don't get me wrong, I love this look. But sometimes a girl likes a little hang time

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Elongated Twist Out

Love the results, super simple and all I used was 2 products...tutorial coming up!!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Top 10 products of 2012

The new year has begun and I just wanted to share some of the products that I  absolutely have fallen in love with this past year. Here are the products that made my list, in no particular order:

Coils n Tangles- As I am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner

Product Review #3

Price: $7.99

Purchased at: Sally Beauty Supply

Key Ingredients: Tangerine, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Saw Palmetto and Phytosterols

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetyl Alcohol², Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol², PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearlkonium chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil², Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Quaternium-18, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone.
Source: 1-Natural, 2-Coconut

  • Spreads easily throughout hair
  • Gently cleanses hair and scalp
  • Maintains moisture, adds more moisture and helps hair retain moisture until your next cleanse.
  • Makes detangling a breeze
  • Rinses easily from hair.
  • Helps promote a healthy environment for hair growth
  • Gentle enough for daily use. Safe for color-treated hair

I am an avid co-washer and when I saw this on the shelf I just knew it was going to work. My hair loves coconut oil and my hair loves conditioners, a match made in heaven, right? This could be the furthest thing from the truth. 

I say YES!

My 4 month challenge has come to an end and I just wanted to share my results. I didn't want to post photos of all four sections just yet, I plan on doing full length check next month on my anniversary.