Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best of 2015: Hits & Misses

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Before I ring in the new year with the hubby, I thought I would share some of the hits and misses of my hair journey this year.

Some of the hairstyles I wore in 2015

Hit: Incorporating the LOC method + Oils in my regimen

Up until a couple of months ago, I was still trying to get a handle on moisture retention for my hair. My hair is naturally dry and it seemed like no matter what I did, I couldn't figure out how to fix the problem. Then after doing some research I decided to try the LOC method again but this time I incorporated some oils as well (thanks to a tip from HealthyHairJourney72). The results have been amazing! My hair is no longer dry and looks healthy.

Hit: Using Social Media to find out about new hair products and tools

If you follow the blog, you know I've been experimenting with products this year. In the past I heard about products through word-of-mouth recommendations, which led to some successes and failures. But, this year social media helped me discovery the majority of the products and accessories in my current regimen. When I first started using Instagram last year, I had no idea it would be my #1 way to find out about products for my hair.

Just a sample of products I found on Instagram

Hit: Finding my staple products and building a regimen

When I first started my natural hair journey I was overwhelmed with all of the products and information out there. I thought I would never find the right products for my hair. But with some time, patience and a lot of trial & error, I finally have a regimen that works for me. Finding the right products and tools for my hair has made the last few months easier and more enjoyable

Mielle Organics and Tangles and Beyond Products have helped me achieve healthy hair. I look forward to seeing my hair health continue in the new year.

Hit: Incorporating hair vitamins into my regimen

If you asked me a year ago if I would take hair vitamins, my answer would have been a firm "no". After reading reviews and watching countless YouTube videos about bad reactions from some of the big hair vitamin companies out there I was scared. I went so far as to buy hair vitamins but then I changed my mind.

Then in August, I came across Mielle Organics (on Instagram) and researched their vitamins. The reviews were great and I didn't have a problem with the ingredients. So, I took a chance and bought the vitamins. It has been a little more than three months since I started taking the vitamins and it has been great.

Hit: Getting my first successful trim on my natural hair

Some of you may remember the disaster trim I got back in 2014 . So you can understand why I was afraid of finding a new stylist in a brand new city. It took several months but I found a hair stylist that I trusted. It ended up being a great experience and I visit her once in awhile when I want a break from doing my hair.

Miss: Perm Rod Set

After watching some YouTube videos, I felt like I was ready to do a perm rod set on my hair. Well, I was wrong. Lol. I swear I followed all the steps I saw on a YouTube tutorial but my hair did not look the same way. I'm not sure if it was the products I used or my technique but I won't be trying it again anytime soon. Hahaha.


Miss: Not becoming a product junkie

I promised myself over and over again that I would never become a product junkie. Unfortunately somewhere between experimenting with products and building a regimen, I became a product junkie. But, knowing that I have a problem is half the battle. I also set a plan that included donating some of my unused hair products to charity and only buying the essentials. Now that I have products that work on my hair, I don't plan on introducing new products for awhile.

What were some of your hair hits and misses from 2015? Please comment below and don't forget to join the link-up!

The Best of 2015

 I hope you all have a fun and safe New Year's Eve! Here's to fabulous 2016!

1 comment:

  1. WOOT for finding your staple products! I think that everyone becomes a little bit of a product junkie in the beginning. Chile, I know that I was! My perm rod sets looked EXACTLY like yours in the beginning. Wrapping my hair from root to tip changed that!

    Thanks for sharing your Best of 2015 chica!

    KLP @