Monday, January 3, 2011

New Chapter

I will no longer be posting on this blog. Check out my new site by clicking on the image below

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Final Update

Hey guys,

This will be my final post on this blog (tear). I'm still working on my new site and it's hard work i tell you. I'm doing it all by myself so it wont be the best of Any-who, i wanted to update you on my hair journey.

A few weeks ago i took my Bohyme out so that i could relax my hair on the 25th. To my surprise (after detangling my hair for 1 HOUR!)...i realized that i hit my goal of BSB! Ladies, when i straightened that first piece with my flat iron and then turn to the mirror (using another mirror to see the back) i screamed!!!! I couldn't believe my hair was that long! I truly believe my growth spurt was due to the Hairfinity Vitamins i was taking. I'm glad i bought another 2 months worth :-)

Look at the new growth!!!

I was too anxious to relax and ended up relaxing on the 22nd. I used Affirm as my relaxer and the results were great! I also used Creme of Nature's Neutralizing Shampoo and DC'd with my ORS Hair Mayo, Honey, 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil and Aphogee's 2 Min Reconstructor. I had some trouble self relaxing because i wasn't used to my hair being so long. I protected my relaxed ends with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Petroleum Jelly. I had a few accidents like the hair with relaxer on it flying into my eye (NO BUENO!!!!) and some relaxer falling on my forehead. I should have based my hairline to protect my hair from the relaxer but i was too anxious and ended up burning (literally) my temple and the skin below my eyebrows (SMH).

After relaxing i used got2b's Guardian Angel Heat Protectant, blow dried, moisturized with Creme of Nature's Lemongrass & Rosemary Leave-in Creme Conditoner, sealed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and flexirod my hair. I let the flexirods sit in my hair for about 2 hours and then i wrapped my hair and then put on my silk scarf.

I tried to take good pics of the results...Do you see the shinyness on the roller? :-D

I dont think i will be installing weaves in my hair (maybe i'll change my mind in a few months lol) because i lost a lot of shed hair due to the speed in my growth and now my hair feels thin. My mom thinks that the reason why my hair feels thin is because it's freshly relaxed but i think i will chill out with the weaves and bun or wig it for the rest of the winter. I'll probably weave it for the spring and then relax in the summer....who knows.

Hair Loss from shedding

Hair Comparison
Aug 2010 - APL (Armpit Length)

Dec 2010 Wet Hair After I Relaxed - BSB (Below Shoulder Blade)

Enjoy the rest of 2010...i'll see you guys on my new site!

xoxo Trendsetta!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010


As you know I informed you guys earlier this month that I will be launching a new site January 1st. My new site will be called It will feature a hair gallery, interview from readers and more, video tutorials and i will continue to focus on my journey to waist length hair.
I'm super psyched about this site and I hope you all are. I also created a twitter account in case you guys want to follow

TTYL ladies

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What a Journey!

I was looking through my hair pictures and realized that my road to WL (Waist Length) is a loooong one. It took me 3 years to make APL (armpit length) and I still have more years to reach WL. But with this journey I was able to see that with hard work I can accomplish a big goal in my life.

For those who don't know....the reason why I started this blog was to prove that a girl like me can grow their hair....down to those butt cheeks! It actually brings tears to my eyes to see how far I've come.

I was tease in school by my classmates because of my hair. Shallow right? My closest friends in Junior High all had long hair...there was Taren (who's biracial and currently has her own site and YouTube channel), Susana (Puerto Rican), Kimberly (who was mixed with really she and then me. In Junior High I was in a faze where I hated the length of my hair and started to experiment with weaves. I was horrible back then!!! HORRIBLE!!! One of my classmates started to pick on me in front of the whole class and yelled "You think you're cute with that weave in your hair?! You think you're fitting in with the rest of your crew because they all have long hair? You're not!" and the whole class started to laugh.

Not only was I verbally abused in school about my hair, but my mom (who is Venezuelan, Indian and Black) always made comments like "Why didn't you take after my side of the family?" or say "I don't understand why your hair isn't growing" while doing my hair. My older sisters all had APL hair or longer...hell even my little sister had BSL (bra strap length) hair at the age of 2! My mom would bleach her hair and even relax what she thought were naps and was still able to maintain MBL (mid-back length) hair.

I was always the black sheep when it came to my hair. Being the only one in the family stuck at SL (shoulder length) while every one else was swinging their long locks made me sooo mad!

In 2007 I was fed up with my hair not growing and decided to cut it all off. It was something I had to get used to but when I got sooo many compliments I thought...short is the way to go. In Dec 2008, I asked a co-worker of mine how she got her hair to be so shiny and she mentioned that she co-washed...I asked "What's co-wash?" and that's when she put me on to During my lunch break I logged onto the site and was hooked! I saw so many black women with LONG HAIR and my mouth dropped. I stayed on that site for hours trying to absorb as much information as possible. After seeing that black hair can grow I was on a mission to see how long I can grow mine.

Almost 2 years later passed since logging onto that forum and my hair is the longest and healthiest it's been my whole life! Now it's my turn to educate you ladies and help you out there reach those hair goals you thought was impossible to reach.

Forget the myths like...relaxers and weaves break your hair out, if you trim your hair it will grow faster, black hair can't grow, etc.

2011 is approaching ladies...will you be determined to grow long healthy locks?

June 2007

August 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

How To Split A Weft?

I've been getting questions from you lovely ladies on how to split the weft aka the track of a weave. I found a short video on YouTube that demonstrates how to do it. Basically all you need is:
1. a good, sharp razor blade
2. hold the track in your hand and place the blade in between the track and...follow what the young lady does in the video below.

Be careful when splitting the weft that you don't cut the track by mistake....and your

Hope this video helps

Experiment with Herbal Essence Totally Twisted

Hey Guys,
I'm taking my install out in approximately 13 days and i can't wait. I love this hair and all but I'm just anxious to see how much hair i retained while in this weave.
I took a trip to Target yesterday and bought a couple of products to try with my Bobraz. I picked up a bottle of Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Conditioner and the Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse.

When i got home i lightly wet my hair under the sink, detangled and applied the conditioner and then the mouse and two strand twist my hair. I made 4 twists (two in the front and two in the back) and then let it air dry overnight.

This was my result...
The curls came out more defined but the back needed a little bit more product. As you can see in the first picture, the back is a little puffy. I'm going to add more product to the hair tonight to see if it makes a difference. Overall, i like the way the curls came out and my hair (the leave out) blend so well with the Bohyme. The mousse didn't make my curls crunchy...this might be a staple for this hair.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sealing Your Ends - Another Method....Hmmm I Just Might Try This

This is a cool way to seal your ends ladies! I haven't tried it as yet since I'm in a weave but i will try it once i take this install out on the 18th! If you ladies try Lolita'a method hit me up and let me know if it worked for you.

xoxo Trendsetta :-*