Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Garlic Mix for Shedding

Hello ladies, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a very Happy New Year!!!


Garlic Powder
Since my last long stretch I've been having some issues with shedding and a little breakage.  At first I didn't really pay much attention to it, but my ends in the middle of my hair started looking thin to me. I decided to trim my hair a few months before I relaxed to even it up, so I went from MBL back to BSL.  However, I wasn't upset because health before length.  The shedding seemed to be excessive, so I started researching hair forums and Youtube for some help.  While researching and watching videos I ran across an oil mix used for shedding: garlic powder, olive oil, and Dabur amla oil.  I got a bottle and mixed a teaspoon of garlic powder with olive oil and amla oil (estimate the amount).  I let it sit for a day and then prepooed my hair covered with a plastic bag for an hour the next day.  I washed the garlic oil mix out and deep conditioned my hair for about an hour, then finished with moisturizing and sealing, then air drying.  I did not experience my hair smelling like garlic or being dry as some people have experienced.
I have to say that the shedding slowed down a lot and immediately.  My shedding was so bad that I could run my hand down my hair and it would have quite a few strands with the white bulb at the end in it.  It was way more than the normal amount, but after using this mix I'm only seeing maybe two to four strands now when I comb my hair or run my hands down it while moisturizing and sealing.  I am so relieved because I'm on a mission to thicken my hair and grow back to MBL.  So, if you are experiencing shedding, research some things to help stop it and perhaps give this mix a try.  Thanks for stopping by ladies and have a blessed evening!
Blessed Tresses 

Liebster Award

Hi ladies…I feel so honored to be nominated for this award by one of my newest friends in the blog world: Vienna @

How the Liebster Award works:
1. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger set for you.
2.  Choose 11 bloggers who you would like to give the Liebster Award.
3.  Create 11 questions for the bloggers you have tagged with the award to answer.

Vienna’s Questions

1.      What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

I think of a land filled with history, windmills, canals, and beautiful landscapes.

2.      Online or Offline shopping? Online

3.      What mobile phone do you have?  iPhone 4s

 4.      All time favorite TV-show?  Scandal (can’t think of anything old)

 5.      What do you tend to splurge on?  Purses, shoes, and makeup

6.      Favorite quote?  "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt!"~Abraham Lincoln

7.      Why did you start blogging?  To document my hair journey

8.      How many siblings do you have?  7

9.      All I want for Christmas is.....?  A great time with family

10.  What is your favorite scent? Sweet Pea (Bath and Body Works)

11.  Ever heard of the country Surinam? (lol that's where I'm from)

No, but I googled it to find out more (I’m a research geek lol)

My Questions

1.      If you could live in an exotic place, where would it be?
2.       What are your plans for New Year’s? 
3.      How are you wearing your hair right now?
4.      What is your favorite part of your hair regimen? 
5.      Why did you start blogging?
6.      Do you have a YouTube channel?
7.      What kind of mobile phone do you have?
8.      Where do you live? 

9.      Do you have any hobbies? 

10.  Who is an inspiration to you? 

11.   What’s your favorite color?

I Tag:
(if you've already been tagged and wish to answer my questions anyway you may do so in the comments)
I couldn't find anyone else who hadn't already been, if you read this and you weren't tagged and wish to do it, let me know so I can read your responses.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

I just wanted to take this time to wish all of my friends a wonderful holiday season.  Be blessed my friends!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Last Wash and Hair Update

Just wanted to share some pics from my last wash and length check (my hair is at line 9). I dyed my hair with Loreal's Healthy Creme Gloss Color in "Cool Chestnut Brown."  I was really pleased with the color.  I styled my hair in pin curls and later put it up in a bun.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hair Cuff Update

I finally ended my 38 week stretch on October 27, 2012.  I think I may have accidentally texlaxed, but I love the texture of my hair.  Originally I was planning to stretch for 6 months, but got busy and ended up going longer.  I learned this stretch that I could go even longer because I've figured out what my hair likes and needs during long stretches.  I decided to cut my thin ends about two weeks before I relaxed, so I went from MBL back to under my bra strap.  At first I wasn't sure how I felt about losing the length, but after I saw how thick and healthy my ends looked I was pleased.  Since I know that my hair can grow to MBL it was no big deal to start over with fresh ends.  I didn't flat iron after this touch up, so I'll post pics of my length next wash.  Here are pics of the hair cuff that I got from Nadege over at

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thank You Nadege!!!

I just wanted give a shout out and big "THANK YOU" to Nadege "Hair. Lush. Chronicles." at for having such a great blog!!! She always has such informative posts about healthy hair, health, exercise, and food just to name a few.  Her blog is very versatile and definitely keeps you wanting more.

Nadege had a giveaway recently for a hair cuff and I was the lucky winner. I wanted to take the time to officially thank her and to share her blog with others.  Please check her out!!! Here is the hair cuff that I chose and received today...can't wait to relax my hair and wear it! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thank You

I just wanted to take the time to thank all of the new followers of my blog.  I'm in the process of trying to blog more and try some new ideas, so please be patient with me.  This blog originally started out as a way for me to document my hair journey, but I really started enjoying blogging! 

I look forward to getting to know you all and following your blogs as well (if you have one please leave me a link so I can check you out). Have a blessed night my friends!

Blessed Tresses~Robin

Friday, April 27, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award

Blessed Tresses was awarded the "One Lovely Blog Award" by Just Grow Already ~thank you Jenijen!

In accepting, I must share 7 things about myself and pass on the award to 15 fellow bloggers. (I'm not sure if I know 15 bloggers, but I'll try)
1) My favorite food is salad (my sister calls me a rabbit lol).
2) I'm very shy even though I tend to make friends easily.
3) I'm truly addicted to hair and makeup products.
4) My favorite color is orange because it makes me feel happy.
5) I love horses.
6) I'm working on my second masters degree.
7) I hate the song "Rockin Robin," because my name is Robin and I've heard it all my life!
Lovely Bloggers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring and Summer Protective Style

My birthday was on Wednesday and I decided to do a style that I wore quite often before I started my hair journey.  This was a protective style (but at the time I didn't really know that lol)! I used to wear my hair like this especially in the summer when it was too hot for a ponytail or to wear my hair down.  The humidity and temperatures in MO can be quite something to deal with. 

In this particular pic I wanted a thicker bun, so I braided the extension hair in a thick, long braid and wrapped around my braid.  If I want it to be thinner, I just separate a smaller portion of braid hair and do exactly the same thing.  Sometimes I add hair candy to it.  I got lots of compliments on this style and it was quite cool for a spring day!!!  I think this is gonna be my go to style for the Sunday's we have picnic/church outside.  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day my friends!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Directions

Since I first began my hair journey there have been times where I felt I was going in so many directions. So, over the weekend I decided to look through some of my hair notes in my journal to see what I've tried, what worked, etc.  After really thinking about it I went back to things I was doing before my journey that actually had my hair thriving...I think it's time to go back to some of those things.  You know: if it's not broke don't fix it!!!

After my last relaxer I really wasn't 100% pleased with my hair. I stretched for nine months and my ends looked thin to me in the middle after I flat ironed.  I decided to get my hair trimmed about 1"-1 1/2" to even up my ends and start over.  Yes, this probably seems crazy since I did have some growth, but I really want to focus on healthy and thick ends!!! 

I've decided to put myself on a no heat challenge for the next two months since I have actually been doing this for a month now.  Just in a months time I think my hair feels so much better because I have been letting it air dry, moisturizing and sealing and either braiding it up in the back (sort of a braided bun) and bunning.  This is working for me and it doesn't require a lot of manipulation or maintenance.  I will allow myself two heat passes (emergencies only)~hopefully I won't have to use them because I am enjoying my hair in it's air dried state.  I also want to take this time to try some different things (perfecting rollersetting, flexi rods).  So, here's to moving in a new direction~have a blessed evening my friends!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ended 9 Month Stretch

I finally got a chance to relax my hair after a long stretch.  I was pleased with the results and the health of my hair overall. My hair is definitely thicker than it has ever been, but it's hard to tell when I flat iron it.  I will try to add some pics with it styled later this week since I have a job interview and plan to wear it curled.  I do plan to trim it later this month (most likely after my first wash) so that my hair is even across.  It always grows like this no matter how much I trim it.  However, I have a question...can someone tell me a good rinse or dye to use to cover gray hair?  It's not a lot, but I want it gone lol.  Thanks for any suggestions.  Have a blessed evening!!!

 before I relaxed 9 months ago
End of 9 month stretch (flat ironed)

Friday, February 3, 2012

2012 Update

Hello friends...I know it's been a while since I've posted anything hair related, but I've been stretching. My stretch was supposed to last for 6 months, but I just kept extending it since I was having no problems.  Ends up that it's been 9 months since I relaxed my hair.  I'm not having any problems with breakage or anything, but omg the thickness from the new growth is serious. 

My hair has definitely grown during this stretch.  The only thing I have done different this time while stretching is I've been moisturizing with my Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 (as usual), but I decided to try the Doo Gro Stimulating Growth Oil.  I added some of my favorite oils to it such as JBCO and Lavendar.

So, my plan is to end my stretch tomorrow and I will post some pics of my hair after.  My focus for this year is to make sure my hair is as healthy as it can be and growth comes next.  It is my plan to trim if necessary because I haven't since my last relaxer. 

Anyway, that's all for now...have a blessed evening my friends!!!