Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

Charelle’s Final GOC Update

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by Charelle (Tenth Wave) of CandyCurl

Like everyone else, I can’t believe that we have already reached the end of the GOC. I joined the GOC as part of the 10th wave in the middle of September, and being a part of such a wonderful and supportive community has been such a joy, inspiration and motivation. When I started the GOC, I was straightening my hair once a month and struggling to find cute ways to wear my natural hair. I didn’t have a stable regimen and I didn’t really deep condition regularly or have products that I used regularly. Because of the GOC, I now have a consistent regimen; I henna once a month and I’ve learned, most importantly, that I don’t need heat to be happy with the way my hair looks.

I straightened my hair towards the end of January to get a trim and to see how much it has changed since the last time I straightened it in September. My hair has gotten a lot thicker and longer since I began the GOC. The longest part of my hair is just about APL in the back and, for the next GOC, I hope to get the longest part of my hair to BSL. My ultimate goal is full MBL, so I’m thinking it may take another year to a year and a half to reach.

I am so happy that I found Hairscapades and I look forward to reaching my goals, as well as seeing everyone else reach their goals, in the future!


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Hendigo No Go

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Yeah, it’s time for a two step henna/indigo. I tried mixing my henna and indigo my last treatment to try and shortcut my normal process for getting my crown hair dark brown/black. Didn’t work out too well.


Look at my calico cat roots!

I probably had far more henna in the mix than indigo and my ratio should have been more indigo heavy. Regardless, I’m not even going to try a hendigo again. I’m just going to go with my normal two step process this weekend or the following. I will post a bulleted picture tutorial, for those of you interested in how I do this, in the coming week or so!

Freaky Friday Anyone?

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2/23/12: So, this is a post I did back in June of 2011, when Hairscapades “debuted.” Now that there are so many more of you, I figured I’d dust if off and sticky it to the front page to see who else will play along :).

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You love your hair, you know your hair, you’d never give up your hair. Buuuuuuutttt, wouldn’t it be cool if you could trade with someone for a week or two? No matter how much we love our hair, we all probably have that one person with whom we’d love to trade hair for one week.

If you could trade hair with one person, any person (your neighbor, your best friend’s 5 year old daughter, a YouTube or Fotki maven or an A-list celeb) for one week, who would you chose and why?

Yeah, this shot of Corinne Bailey Rae and her lush, defined locks had me drooling (twist out?). I’d trade with her in a minute. My hair is so fine, I’d love to have her thick, full, fluffy and defined hair for a week to see what kind of styles I could accomplish=).

Whaddaya think?!?!