Braidouts, Purple Hair, Big Chop and Clear

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I have been wearing my hair in a bun or ponytail for the last 8 months. Since I started my job when I moved to Florida, I have been pulling my hair back from Monday to Friday. Then on the weekends I’d just wear a wash n go. Now that I’m home, I’m wearing a wash n go more often, but I finally stopped being lazy and did my first braidout in a long time. My last braidout was done before I chopped all my hair off to donate. That was 2013. So I put some coconut oil on my hair and braided it up after washing and conditioning with Clear Intense Hydration shampoo and conditioner. I rolled the ends on satin rollers since they would unravel if I didn’t. Then I let it air dry. It dried overnight. I used a satin scarf to protect it from getting messy in bed. Here are my results! Me likey!




I’m dying my hair purple. Yep. I said it. I’m doing it. Now that I’ve left corporate america (for the LAST time) I am free to look how I wanna. I’m getting a tattoo that’ll be visible when clothed, and I’m getting funky hair color. Not sure if I want to do my whole head, or just the front, leaving the back black… I guess I’ll see and decide after I BC.   As it stands My hair is about 75% natural with the rest scraggly  permed ends. I’m ready to chop the straight parts off. Not sure if I’ll go it alone or head to a stylist to cut and shape it for me. (Maybe both?) But, once I BC I’ll be heading to a stylist to get my purple on. I’ll have to take super good care of my hair once I go purple. I’ll first have to go even blonder, then put the purple on top. That’s a lot of damage.  

Have you had a funky hair color before?


Do you use those little samples of lotion or shampoo that come in the mail? I’ve been using CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner (and have John using it too) since I got a random sample packet in the mail a few years ago.  I usually hold on to those samples for a while before trying them or tossing them out during one of my seasonal purges.   I’m glad this one made the cut. It’s all about keeping your hair and scalp healthy!   John has used this brand more than any other for the past few years. He has “normal” hair. Doesn’t dry out easily, but doesn’t get too greasy when dirty either. I envy him that. My hair gets dry just for GP. Add to that now my whole blonde coloring…. I would have some serious breakage and damage issues if I let my natural dryness + colored fragility go without taking steps to keep my scalp and hair healthy.  


For me, this means…keeping my scalp clean and lots and lots of conditioning and moisturizing. The Clear shampoo is great for me because it cleanses without making my hair feel stripped or “squeaky” clean. I use the conditioner to keep my curls popping and dryness at bay. The conditioner is great for me because even though it’s creamy, moisturizing and gives my hair slip, it isn’t a pain when it comes to the rinse. After rinsing it out my hair doesn’t feel coated at all, it’s just moisturized, feeling strong and my curls are nice and springy. 



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  1. says

    I may have to give this a try because my hair has been terribly dry lately. Curls looking all kinds of dull. It is in a moisturized braid out today but it still doesn’t seem shiny. Do you know if Clear is at Target? thanks in advance 🙂

    I can’t wait to see what shade of purple you end up going with!

  2. says

    You know I LOVE me some purple hair!!! My hair was actually drier the 2nd time I had the color redone. But make sure and use products with ZERO sulfates. Don’t even use bentonite clay or rhassoul clay since those will strip the color right out. Ask me how I know -_- And also avoid dunking your head in the pool too. LOL But as long as you deep condition weekly you should be good to go. And I love Pravanas colors. Super vibrant and last a long time!

  3. Rana Durham says

    i am always looking for great products for m hair. i hate hair produgts with chemicals that fries your hair and damages it. i am glad for you that you made this choice for better hair

  4. Amy says

    I as well am always looking for new shampoo and conditioner . i use the same one all the time and it does not do any good.i need a change #entry

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