Friday, December 16, 2011

Let's Talk Tresses Friday: What to do when stuck in a rut?!?

I'm pretty much a stickler when it comes to my natural hair routine. That being said... there have been a few occasions when I've been tired of the same ole, same ole and opted to try something new for a spell. These are most often the times when I take my "braid-cations", and opt to wear my hair in braids for a few months to take a break from the routine.

One thing I've learned so far is that when in a rut, it pays to make SUBTLE changes... going overboard may result in a major case of remorse...Need I mention my horrible D-I-Y Dye Job?!?!? LOL

This completely illustrates how I felt after recognizing the mistake I made. So now, instead of completely changing the way I style my hair, or throwing out my tried-and-true products for those new brands on the scene, I make a slight change, which is just enough "new" for me to not feel as bored as I was before. For example, this week I decided that instead of the same old tired center part I rock 24/7, I'd try a side part.

I also experimented with how I section my hair during washing, and tried Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue (which was a part of the gift basket I won from Curl Crush) to braid my hair. I even changed up how I braided my hair, using smaller braids per section. Daring? Not very... but it was a refreshing change of pace for me, and I think the results looked pretty good actually.... it's something I may incorporate for a few weeks, until I miss my usual style.

It's amazing what such a small change can do to inspire you. I made a change that was well within my comfort zone, and I'm loving it!

Have you ever experienced a rut on your natural hair journey? What did you do? Share your stories of the most outlandish or simple changes you made to spice up your hair routine.


  1. Lovely!  I like the side part I do it often as well.  BTW I just wanted you to know that I nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger award.  Check out my post for the deets :o)

  2. Thanks so so so very much!!!! :)

  3. Hooray! Thanks so much!!!

  4. I am in a rut right now too (sad face). Find myself trolling for a variety of pictures of cute hairstyles. Thing is my hair is about 6" long only been natural for about 11 months. At a stage my hair is not long but not short either. A very weird stage to be at. Right now my hair is in twist in front and three power puffs in the back. That is my cutsy leave my hair alone hairstyle. check out my blog:

  5. missmoonsmusingsMay 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    That's the great thing about ruts, they don't last very long. Your cutesy leave your hair alone style sounds fab!!