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Hair Q&A

Sunday, June 27, 2010
I've done a few posts on hair (here and here). Hair care is VERY important to me, making sure my hair is healthy and looks nice is something that I always try to improve on. Some people have certain things that they over analyze. Some people love makeup, some people love skin care, some people love fitness, some people love fashion - I love hair, ha ha.

When I discovered the website, Hairlista.com which is dedicated to hair care, I thought I died and gone to heaven. Not only did the site offer a ton of advice, friends (who also obsess over hair), but it also offered a forum for learning more about how to take great care of your hair. One of the first members I spoke with was Bronzeg. Her hair history is very similar to mine. She ran into a slight period of damaged hair and had to battle her way out. While I'm still on my journey she seemed to blossom full circle. Now, under some of her advice and a few others I am ready to start my own journey to long beautiful healthy hair once again. I sat down with Bronzeg to ask her a few questions.

1. What year (month if you know it) did your hair damage begin? What caused the breakage?
I'm thinking...Sepetmber '06....what caused it was..i had relaxed too soon after coloring my hair...and i had a weave in and there was hair left out around the perimeter..i relaxed the perimeter only..and i guess i didn't wash it out properly..and after that..my primeter slowly fell out..on top of the damage..
(december 06)

2. Based on your experience. Do you recommend people with relaxed hair to color their hair or get highlights?
i wouldn't say no..i'd say just be careful..and take EXTRA good care of your hair..especially when it comes to the treatments...but, color is not for every one..some ppl's hair cannot take color..no matter what...so, i'd suggest trying high lights first..before jumping into coloring the whole head.

3. How often do you go see a hair stylist? When you go to the salon, what do they do to your hair?
i don't see a stylist...never really have
(October 07)

4. When did you start doing a regimen (year/month)? how did you come up with it?
Jan. '07...i did lots of research on blackhairmedia and longhaircareforum...thankfully..it didn't take long for me to get into a good routine
(February 08)

5. How long did it take before you started noticing your hair was healthy and growing?
I'd say..like a month or two for health..for growth...6 months...a noticeable amount

(May 2010)

6. What products do you use and recommend? What product can't you live without?
well...i don't really like to recommend products b/c i believe everyone's hair is different...i use lot of cheap stuff..and i prefer the brands catered to Caucasian women..b/c they usually don't have oil in them.. my hair is fine and any thing can easily weigh it down...i can't live w/o my lustrasilk shea butter and mango cholesterol

7. You said you don't like to wrap your hair at night. How do you usually wear it when you go to bed?
if i'm wearing it straight..i'll wrap for a day or two..after that..i'll just loosely wrap my hair round itself and clip it..very loosely as to not cause dents...if it's not straight..i'ts in a scarf and bonnett..i don't go to sleep with my hair loose...no ponytail holders..nothing

8. What's the best tip you have for taking care of your hair?
deep conditioning religiously!! and to limit the amount of heat usage

9. People say that African American women can't have very long hair, and the ones that do have long hair because of genetics. What do you think about this?
well..genetics play a role in everything about the human body..for that..i can't hate..lol..some of us have to work at certain things..and that's fine...i always tell ppl to worry about themselves..yea, most ppl think that most women of african descent cannot grow hair..and that's just untrue..hair grows..period..unless the follicle and/or scalp is damaged...it's the retention of this growth that's the problem..and it's mostly due to unhealthy hair care practices.

For more information on Bronzeg check out her YouTube Channel: Click Here

16 comments on "Hair Q&A"
  1. Great post- I'm definitely one of those people who's hair cannot take color, so I rinse it (semi-permanant color)... Clairol's Natural Instincts shows up in my hair very well!

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  2. I love me some bronzeg :) She is an inspiration for realsies!!!

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  3. I love this post. I am grew up and the hair salon and now I do my own hair often. Now I am also trying to grow my relaxed hair longer. It's interesting to see other womens success and regimens. I like your blog a lot.

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  4. this is great ^^ thank for posting :3

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  5. great post! I am not of African descent but when I used to wear my hair natural people would think that I am half. I have really curly, thick hair. SUPER curly, I mean to the root it curls. I cant wear gel or mousse because it does nothing for it. I use relaxers to tame it. I will def check that site out.

    thanks!!!

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  7. Great post! Her hair has grown a lot.

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  8. Great post! I'm thinking of going natural and this really helped!


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  9. Great post! Those are some amazing results!

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  10. Love this post today...I am in the process of going natural....and it has def been a process....but I know it will be worth it in the end...

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  11. that is one amazing transformation!

    i used to be addicted to longhaircareforum the way i am addicted to blogging...probably even more so. i learned some great tips on there. i have to chick out the site you mentioned...

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  13. I love Bronzeg too! thats how you know she da bomb because everyone knows her hair journey one of my inspirations too!

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  14. great post. i love bronze toooo...kiss

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  15. her hair is exquisite! its so shiny and beautiful. Good luck on your own hair recovery :)

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