Twist Out Pinup Style With Highlights

Good morning loves!!

Here’s today’s hair. It’s my first twist out pinup style with my new highlights. I love the dimension that the highlights add to the look. What do you think?

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Rose Gold And Curls

Great morning!! Hubby surprised me with a beautiful rose gold and black watch which I am absolutely loving! Decided to sport it today along with a high curly ponytail and one of my new Milani lipsticks! This one is Flamingo Pose and it’s totally popping off my lips. It screams spring even on this rainy cool Florida day.

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Straight Hair Problems

It’s been less than a week since I had my hair professionally highlighted and pressed but it’s official…I miss my curls!!

Typically straight hair is fun for me for about a week, then I tend to get bored. I’ve been trying to get a little creative with my straight hair but my stylist did such an incredible job on my press that my hair is too silky and straight to hold a style!

I started Tuesday with a nice side flat twist but by lunch it just refused to stay!

This whole plan of keeping my hair straight for two weeks is starting to go down hill. I’ll keep you guys posted! In the mean time here’s a look at my straight hair this week. Rolling with a simple low pony today.

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Straight Hair Problems

It’s been less than a week since I had my hair professionally highlighted and pressed but it’s official…I miss my curls!!

Typically straight hair is fun for me for about a week, then I tend to get bored. I’ve been trying to get a little creative with my straight hair but my stylist did such an incredible job on my press that my hair is too silky and straight to hold a style!

I started Tuesday with a nice side flat twist but by lunch it just refused to stay!

This whole plan of keeping my hair straight for two weeks is starting to go down hill. I’ll keep you guys posted! In the mean time here’s a look at my straight hair this week. Rolling with a simple low pony today.

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Highlighted and Pressed!!

I finally did it! Last night I got my hair professionally highlighted and pressed!! The first time I’ve let anyone in my hair in 3 years! Needless to say I was extremely nervous. I entrusted my tresses to a young lady by the name of Toya Rucker and let me just say, she did an extraordinary job!

She started with a shampoo followed by a slight blowout and some time under the dryer. Next she applied a product by Redkin called Chromatic using the foil highlight method. It’s actually a clear formula that lifted the natural color of my hair 3 shades lighter. It was very cool!

Afterwards she washed and deep conditioned my hair. Following that she applied a color called Golden Apricot by Redkin to all of my hair and I spent about 20 minutes under the dryer. She washed and then it was on to to the blowout and press!

Before she started she applied a product called It’s a 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Leave-in. You guys I have never felt my natural hair so straight and light! I was in awe! After the initial amazement came the unfortunate part…the trim. My hair needed a trim fairly bad and although she was delicate I pretty much threw my growth challenge out the window. On the upside my hair is healthier!

So…all in all I am over the moon with the results! Here are some pics of the details.

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Growth Challenge Bale Out

So I’m sure some of your are thinking that I’ve completely bailed out on my 6 month growth challenge, which I’m sorry to say isn’t completely wrong!

I’ve been really busy with a great new initiative I can’t wait to share with you all and it’s been consuming a bunch of my time. And while I’ve still been sticking with a lot of the core elements of my growth challenge like no heat, wash & deep condition once a week and wearing protective styles, I have become a bit of a slacker when it comes to moisturizing and sealing my ends 3x a week, taking my vitamins and drinking enough water.

Now that I’m approaching the end of the challenge and my 3 year natural hair anniversary I’m not too sure that I will have reached my mid-back goal. The last time I did a random length check I was at BSL, so I guess we’ll see! Stay tuned!

If you’re in the middle of a growth challenge, do better than I did! Don’t get distracted! And well, if you do it’s not the end of the world :o)