END OF SUMMER 2014

I had been coloring my curly hair every 6 weeks for a year straight, and a few months ago I noticed a brassy dullness in between touch-ups.

I've had other colors in the past year... almost every other month my curls have been soft black to burgundy to platinum blonde and every hue in between. At the end of 2013 I colored my hair for the first time since being natural and I guess you could say I kind of went color crazy after that.

I've had other colors in the past year... almost every other month my curls have been soft black to burgundy to platinum blonde and every hue in between.

Now it is December. My hair has truly has gone through the trenches. I'll admit, I got a little too carried away in the madness and excitement of styling versatility and slowly slipped away almost completely from actually caring about the health of my hair in its natural state. I mean after all, that is why I chose to return natural.

After giving myself a hot oil treatment, deep conditioning, and clarifying a day or 2 prior to coloring, I decided to reach for the Creme of Nature Intense Black.

I must say, I'm in love with Intense Black versus the "soft black" color. Why? I still feel that intensity I felt while dyeing my hair crazy rainbow colors earlier this year. But at the same time, now my curls look more natural, and most of all, healthier. This color in particular contains argan oil, so immediately after coloring I applied the oil to seal in moisture and add softness.

During this cold, brutal winter season, I will focus the light on actively caring for my multi-textured hair--I solemnly swear to NOT miss a wash day. Or a deep conditioning day. And now, I can let my new growth grow out peacefully without feeling the urge to recolor and, perhaps, re-damage the healthy, luscious curls I once had.

DECEMBER 2014

Will you be coloring your hair this winter? Let me know!