Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Healthy Hair Feature: MsKibibi

{Length retention from wearing wigs}

1) Are you natural, relaxed, texlaxed, or transitioning?

... If texlaxed, what is your method?
My stylist texlaxes my hair now but when I self-texlaxed, I would do the half and half method. I did not add anything to the relaxer, but I reduced the relaxer time and did not smooth or let the relaxer just sit on my hair.

{Current length}
2) What mistakes have you made in your hair care journey?
The biggest mistakes I've made was usually the result of me diverting from my usual routine. I had a major setback when I tried to dye my hair black with henna and indigo. It was a disaster. Also, not doing a strand test before I tried new products all over my hair. I've had allergic reactions to hair dyes (which was why I tried henna/indigo) and even some shampoos. Also, not paying attention to ingredients. I had protein overload once because I use 3 protein products on the same wash day. It was another time that I didn't follow my usual regimen.

{Scalp shot of waistlength hair}

3) What is your current HEALTHY HAIR routine?
I'm doing my winter regimen right now, which entails me wearing a wig. I wash, and deep condition weekly, moisturize daily with a liquid moisturizer. My regular routine is pretty much the same except I use a creamy moisturizer daily instead of a liquid moisturizer.

4) Do you have a HEALTHY BODY routine? If so, what is it?
I need exercise to be fun and challenging so I don't get bored. Hence the gym is not a viable option for me. So I take ballet classes, horseback riding lessons and play tennis (when the weather permits). I also try to eat a balanced diet and take vitamin supplements.

{Winter wig}
5) Do you have any advice for those seeking healthy tresses?
Write out a regimen and be consistent. The best thing you can do is be consistent with your regimen. The one method that I believe people overlook is moisturizing their hair daily. Regardless of whether your hair is natural or relaxed, we can all use more moisture.

You can find MsKibibi at: My sister is also a guest blogger and she has natural hair.


Anonymous said...

OMG! Her hair is so beautiful.

Jc said...

Oh I have seen her on youtube. I didn't know that she had a blog though! Love the sisterly love :)

Chrissy M. said...

Really beautiful hair. I love it! Loo, I like that you feature, not only healthy naturals, but also relaxed and texlaxed sistas as well to let everyone know that it's possible (whatever path you take) to have really beautiful hair.

LaManouchka said...

MsKibibi has always been an inspiration from the beginning on Fotki till now with her blog. Love her hair !!!

Loo said...

@Anon: My sentiments exactly. ;o)

@Jc: Me neither. Lol. Gotta spread that sisterly love! :o)

@Chrissy M.: Good catch! That's my goal to feature healthy hair, whether natural, relaxed, etc. Not all naturals have healthy hair, and not all healthy hair is natural. Healthy hair is healthy hair! :o)

@LaManouchka: Same here! She's still one of my inspirations today. :o)

Maleeka said...

Gorgeous Hair!