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Bunning Challenge Week 5: Still Straight



A little late, but here is the recap for last week ;). My hair was still straight and I essentially wore it in a twisted ponytail or bun every day except Saturday. I continued to use Sofn’Free Nothing But Mold & Hold Wax and Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter to keep my edges smooth and Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Elixir for softness and shine.

On Wednesday, during a late evening at work, I created this bun by wrapping a twisted ponytail around the hair elastic, tucking and pinning the ends, then spreading the twist a little to cover the elastic in the middle and securing the hair with another hair pin.


I was so pleased because it looked so intricate from behind, but was so simple and easy to do!!

On Friday evening, I arrived home to a LOVERLY surprise!!


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My wonderful Dottie of Threadmill made me earrings and a beautiful hat and infinity scarf set for Christmas!!! You see, her shop and satin-lined hats (which was a suggestion I gave her last year to appeal to her natural-haired clientele), were featured in Essence online’s article, The Ultimate Natural Hair Bloggers’ Gift Guide.

ThreadmillessencefeatureThere are some great gift ideas in this gallery, including Dottie’s hats, of course!!

Okay, back to hair. On Friday evening, after wearing my hair in another twisted ponytail during the day, I it into a chignon.


I slept in the bun and on Saturday in the early afternoon, I released it with plans to put my hair back into a high ponytail for an event … only to discover the prettiest waves I’d gotten from an overnight bun yet!!


They were so deep, full and shiny … I was very pleased … except, I still had to get in the shower!! Ughh!!! But, I just clipped up my hair, threw on a satin-scarf and my terry-lined shower cap and got it done. The waves did fall a little from the confinement, but it held up pretty decently for the next part of the recap!!

A Family Holiday Dinner: “Operation Get Right” Got Stalled

Ughhhh. Yea. I didn’t work out at all last week :(. It was a rough week at work and I was at the office as late as 8:30 pm one night and didn’t get home until 7:30 pm most nights last week. And, although I didn’t eat horribly during the week, can’t say the same for the weekend. You see, we had a family holiday dinner on Saturday and the spread was RIDIC!!

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Gallery pics jacked from courtesy of my sister, Shana ;).

So yeah, completely fell off the wagon and need to get back on it *sigh*.

Oh … yeah … and you might want to know, a few other ladies and I got Jaded this past weekend!!

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But, I’ll have to tell you more about that tomorrow ;)!


So how are you ladies wearing your hair for your holiday lunches, brunches, dinners, parties, events, etc.?


Return of the Satin-Lined Fall Hat


“Bye bye summer. I think I’ll miss you most of all.”

With the last day of summer here, what better time to share my most recent acquisition?!? Dottie of Threadmill (an Etsy Shop) hooked me up!! A couple of weeks ago, I asked her to make a satin-lined hat that would match my plaid cape coat.

Well, I got it in the mail yesterday!! Yea!!! Though I’m bemoaning the change of seasons, I am excited to wear my satin-lined hats, tights, boots and layers!! So, it’s all good!

Later Days!!

(p.s. Stay tuned for a Threadmill Fall Giveaway announcement next week and just in time for the cool weather;)!!


What do you have planned for your first weekend of fall? What do you love most about the season?

Threadmill Haul


This may be my favorite! Love the slight touch of bling!

Remember Adrienne’s October GOC Update and how she told us that she went to town on Threadmill? Well, she sent me pics of her newest acquisitions, so that I could share them with all of you;). Too cute!

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You were them well Adrienne! You wear them well!

Threadmill Announcement!!


And the good times keep on rollin’!!  Dottie of Threadmill has generously and enthusiastically agreed to extend all you “Hairscapaders” another 10% discount code for the month of November!! What better time to pick up some comfy, cozy, satin-lined Christmas gifts for your natural friends … or … better yet, yourself ;)?? Just enter HAIRSCAPADES10 at checkout to receive 10% off of your total order, including added satin-linings (excludes custom orders and S&H)!!

(p.s. If you’d like a coordinating scarf, hit Dottie up with a message for a custom order.;)

Threadmill Satin-Lined Hat Review


Check out this awesome review by CurlyNuGrowth, our September giveaway winner!!


Crochet Hat w/ Satin Lining by Threadmill

Yes, my Crocheted Hat with Satin Lining from Threadmill finally arrived, and in such pretty packaging!

As some of you may know, if you follow me on Twitter [CurlyNuGrowth], I won this hat in a giveaway from the Hairscapades blog a few weeks ago! I was really ecstatic about it, especially with the weather getting colder here in the DC area!

The hat is crocheted and is done so with pretty thick yarn which adds to the warmth of the hat in windy weather. And also, unlike most crocheted hats that have holes that allow the cold air to get to your curls, my hat has an added satin lining! The satin lining not only protects my hair from the yarn which could cause drying and/or lint balls in my Sisterlocks, but also from the wind and cold air from getting to my tresses, Win Win!

I absolutely LOVE the hat, and especially the satin lining! Its warm, colorful, and stylish and definitely a great addition to my Fall wardrobe!

I want thank Dottie at Threadmill for sponsoring the giveaway and Hairscapades for hosting the giveaway! I look forward to more great content at Hairscapades, as well as fabulous giveaways! If you’re interested in purchasing one of these great crocheted hats with an added satin lining, head over to the Threadmill Etsy shop and take your pick at their great selection!