Friday, May 15, 2015

Introduce yourself! what's your name? where are you from? HEY! I'm Whitney, also known as Prettywitty77. I'm from Austin, Texas.

How would you describe your hair? What's your hair type? My hair is very dense & thick. It has tons of texture as well. According to the hair typing system and months of stretching my relaxers, I believe that my hair is 4A.

When did you start your relaxed hair journey? What is your hair regimen? Share a few of your "go-to" hair products. 
I started my relaxed hair journey in January of 2011. I keep my regimen simple: Deep condition 1x a week, co-wash 1x a week & protein treatment about every 3 weeks. I only comb through my hair in the shower with conditioner in it under running water. My hair is moisturized & sealed nightly. My hair seems to LOVE Herbal Essences' Hello Hydration conditioner. Extra virgin coconut oil is another thing that my hair loves.

What #1 hair tip you would pass on to other relaxed haired ladies who are starting their hair journey?
Don't be afraid to trim your ends. In most cases, people who start hair journeys are seeking length. So many people get caught up in the "length hype" that they will lightly trim their immediate ends or don't trim at all. If your ends are split and/or thinning, doing so will only hurt you in the long run.

Nowadays it's becoming more uncommon to see relaxed hair or products geared towards relaxed hair. Do you feel the pressure to go natural? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on the natural hair movement?
I don't feel pressured to go natural. For me, it's a mind thing. Are you truly relaxing your hair because it's convenient for you and your lifestyle? If so, it's sort of hard to feel any pressure at all. I think that the natural hair movement is amazingly uplifting. I love the fact that they are embracing their natural texture. I'm totally here for all black women, period.

Why do you choose to remain relaxed while many are transitioning back to their natural hair?
I've never been a "follow-the-leader" type of individual. I love natural hair but I'm enjoying my relaxed hair at the moment.

What do you absolutely love about your relaxed tresses? And why?
I love the thickness of my hair. I always air dry my hair after cowashes and washes so 9 times out of 10 it's full of texture and fluffy goodness. I feel like the thickness of my hair makes styling more versatile. *flips hair* LOL

Let's Be Friends!!

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Castor Oil Challenge Pt. 9 Winners!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Start Date: January 25, 2015
End Date: April 25, 2015 (Total of 3 months!)

As you may or may not know, the winners of the Hairlista Inc. Castor Oil Challenge Pt 9 have been selected. I would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to everyone who participated. This challenge was a success. 

Winner #1 

Name/Hairlista Inc. Name: Lavan
Participation Level: Intermediate
Challenge Requirements: Apply Castor oil to scalp twice a week followed by a scalp massage (2-5mins focusing on damaged areas). Add 1 tsp to your weekly deep conditioner. Congratulations on your retaining all that length!

Winner #2

Name/Hairlista Inc. Name: Rochelle Belle
Participation Level: Intermediate
Challenge Requirements: Apply Castor oil to scalp twice a week followed by a scalp massage (2-5mins focusing on damaged areas). Add 1 tsp to your weekly deep conditioner. Congratulations on your progress!!
Congrats ladies!!

The wonderful people over at Tropic Isle have supplied the winners with generous prizes for having the most improved hair!

Each winner has received a Tropic Isle Living Hair Care System (as shown in the picture above)!! Thank you Tropic Isle Living :)

Enjoy your awesome prizes Lavan and Rochelle

My Castor Oil Challenge Pt. 9 Results + Pic

Sunday, May 10, 2015

This is the most recent photo of my hair since the Castor Oil Challenge Pt. 9 ended! If you follow me on Instagram ( Instagram @hairlicious) you would have seen this picture already. This photo was taken shortly after I finished rinsing out my deep conditioner. I t-shirt dried for 15 minutes and then I began to air dry. My hair was approximately 70% dry in this photo. I had a few questions regarding the method I use to air dry my hair. It's nothing complicated; however, I'll do a quick video demonstrating the steps I take.

Here's the original photo I took and posted:

A photo posted by Sunshyne☀️ (@hairlicious) on

Regarding the Castor oil challenge, I participated in the Extreme level (applying Castor oil every other day and using 1tsp in my deep conditioners) using Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I must say it was definitely a challenge with my hectic schedule. Most days I was too exhausted to oil my scalp - yet I did my best to not fall behind. 

I'm happy to say that my hair has grown quite a bit and it has increased in thickness as well. Because I had so much new growth, my hair is slightly under-processed so I will be relaxing around the 10 week post mark. Using 1 tsp of JBCO in every deep conditioner really kicked my DC up a notch! In addition, JBCO did an excellent job in softening my hair and new growth, which was a bonus for me! 

Castor oil challenge Pt. 9 is now over! I'm grateful for all who took the time to participate in the challenge - thank you very much! It was such a success!! 

...Until next time :)
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