My Summertime Hair Routine

Finally, I can say that summer is officially in full swing here in Colorado.  It certainly took it’s sweet time so I’m definitely enjoying the warmer weather and all it has to bring.  I must admit that blogging is a little further down on my list than before only because I’m drawn to the outdoors like a moth to flame.  I even have a new summertime hair routine that keeps me out of the mirror and outdoors where I want to be.

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My Summertime Hair Routine

I’m still concerned about the hair I lost when I was caring for my scalp psoriasis in the fall.  That whole experience left me wanting to get back to the length I had before all of the breakage and shedding.  To retain my length I’ve been keeping my hair up as much as possible so that my ends are protected and moisturized.  

I’m using a method I heard about on Traycee Simmons’ youtube channel.  One of the things she did to help grow her hair out was wearing it up all week (or Monday through Friday) then down on the weekends.  Mostly, I put my hair up in a low bun for work and then maybe a top knot for bedtime.  Some days though I like to rock a curly ponytail (which looks like a pony puff by the end of the day but whatever).  I use Ouchless hair ties to pull my hair back but always switch to a fabric scrunchie whenever I get home. 

On the weekends, I like to wear my hair out because I get so bored after a whole week of buns and ponytails.  For the summertime my hair routine has changed as far as my wash n’ go is concerned.  Surprisingly my method for styling my wash n’ go is the exact same as my previous summertime wash n’ go post back in 2015!  I tell ya, once I find products my hair likes, I stick with ’em, honey.  

➡ Check out my post on how I do my Summertime Wash n’ Go

As for summer activities I’ve been enjoying my garden.  Thankfully the majority of my gardening efforts survived the relentless hail storms of the spring.  It’s nice to see that our vegetable plants are finally taking off and hopefully we’ll have some hefty end of summer harvests.  

potted tomato and pepper plants
Our tomatoes and peppers are finally taking off now that the weather has warmed up.


I’m looking forward to growing and retaining some inches between now and the fall so stay tuned for more updates on my hair growth journey!

Here’s Why You Have Dry Hair in Colorado

woman with side view of curly hair

Back in 2009 I did the big chop.  I transitioned for nine months before finally cutting off all of my relaxed ends.  I was left with a teeny fro and started experimenting with all sorts of hair products.  At that time there were only a few online resources like blogs and hair forums.  There were Youtube videos but not anything like the hair tutorials we have today.

Everyone talked about what worked for their natural hair and I found it odd that a lot of those things didn’t work for me.  I finally realized that people who lived in other climates had different hair issues than what I faced here in Colorado.

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5 Awesome Hair Products with Aloe Vera

potted aloe vera with text overlay

This year I celebrated my ten year natural hair anniversary.  That’s right, I’ve been natural for ten whole years so you can only imagine how many products I’ve tried.  After all of the trial and error, I can finally say that I have a pretty good idea of what works for my hair and what doesn’t.  I may try a new product here and there but I’ve been using my daily products for a while now.  

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Scalp Psoriasis and Hair Growth Update

side view of woman with curly hair

Earlier this year I wrote a post about how scalp psoriasis led to a major hair setback last fall.  I ended up losing a lot of hair due to all of the daily shampooing and detangling it took to keep my scalp under control.  After a few months I was left with see through ends and breakage.  It was disheartening because my hair was actually in really good shape before my scalp went out of control.  As a result, I decided to give myself a trim and move forward with an updated healthy hair routine.

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Choosing a Protective Style for Summer

Black hair high bun protective style

Lately I’ve been thinking about how I want to wear my natural hair this summer.   It’s fun to visualize myself with a cute protective style even though the warm weather is dragging it’s feet here in Colorado. We’ve gotten hail storm warnings nearly everyday but it looks as though the sunshine is finally on it’s way.    

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