Flechtwerk - Hair Fails

Hello Lovelies!

Today's topic is about the daily hair fails that happen all the time.
I think hair fails can be pretty funny, most of the time you think oh this will just look great and once you are done : nope. That ain't pretty.

My common fail fails include:

  • Too much oil from a prewash treatment that has not rinsed out too well. Mostly it is due to a too rich conditioner. For my future self: Heavy hair treatment: Use a shampoo with strong cleaning properties and steer away from too heavy conditioners. 
  • Puffy, fluffy, too dry hair. Happens all the time. Then it is time for a good leave in like the Sheabutter cream or Aloe Gel.
  • Unclean braiding... Usually I am pretty ok with braiding nowadays. I can manage 5 strands well and it does not take too long usually. BUT you know these small accent braids? They usually go wrong with me, I can't make a good small parting to save my live. Usually I notice this after I have braided them too the end.. 

My usual hair fail is pretty funny I have to say. It is a combination of too dry fluffy hair and then too much oil. How does this happen? Hair is either oily or dry? No not with me. My hair is first too dry, too puffy because I combed out my curls, and then I over do it with the leave in and oil and yep there you go :

Oily puffy & crunchy and dry hair. Feeling like Hagrid from harry Potter quite a lot sometime. Maybe we are related. I always felt a connection to Hagrid anyways. 

If you are a curly girl you have some trouble with humidity as well.

Source: Someecards

Source: PlayBuzz

Hair: Expectation vs. Reality by Diply

Let's see what other hair fails the girls have, Melanie, Heike, Wuscheline, Andrea, Lenja and also Nessa.


LOC - The Leave-In + Oil + Cream Method

Hello Lovelies!

Today's post is great for all my curly girls out there! Yes say good-bye to frizzy and coarse dry hair that does what it wants and does not listen to you. Do you know my favourite quote...?

'' When your hair won't listen to you and it's a mess and ur just like:
I grew you myself??
I gave you life and this is how you
repay me?? ''
source: un-known genius girl.

I feel you girl. :D So this method is originally invented by my beautiful black afro american haired gals with super curly and coarse hair. And it works like a charm for everyone who's hair is is a similar state of dryness and frizziness. I am not sure who came up first with it, but the girls form naturally curly website have been raving a lot about it. This will work for thick, curly, wavy and dry hair. If your hair is super smooth, straight and silky it may weight your hair down, but why nevertheless give it a try. Just use minimal amounts and you should be fine. You always start with freshly washed wet hair.

The basics of LOC-Method are :

  1. Leave in. Use a leave in you love. It is important that is mostly water based. I use Aloe Vera Gel (100% organic I switched it now to Urtekrams, which a great Aloe Gel!) You ca also use a rose-water leave in, line seed gel or even very watered down conditioner (like one drop conditioner and a glass of water). I start at my chin and go down all the length.
  2. Oil. It is simple, oil and long hair go together hand in hand, they are the best couple on the planet. My favourite at the moment is almond oil, But there are tons of great oils, just find the one that makes you most happy, have a look at my top 5 hair oils. I apply 5 drops of almond oil starting and my ends and work it up about 25 cm. 
  3. Cream. Use a good organic body butter. I have a wonderful one from Bioturm with a Vanilla Scent. It works great on your bumpy legs and dry spots as a real body butter but is also amazing for your hair. There are a few different organic options, even DM has two, one with Avocado and one with Vanilla too. Just stay away from Body Butters containing silicones. make sure your body butter contains generous amounts of shea butter or cache butter. You don't want that on your body and hair - it is like a plastic coat. I just ran out of my original hair butter, I have the DIY recipe here for you. I need to order some shea butter to make a new batch.

Moistutzed soft hair, defined waves. I usually brush my curls out,
but they were much more defined.

Why LOC? Does it matter in which order I apply?

Well yes it does. Applying a liquid moisturiser first and then applying an oil and cream will help you seal moisture in. You will notice that drying your hair will take much longer when you use the LOC method. But the results are worth it, your hair is much softer and finally moisturised.
If you do it the first time I recommend you to use a light hand when dosing your products, start with much less than you normally would. Otherwise it might be too much and you will end up with limp, oily and sticky hair. All happened before -.-
Let me know how this worked for you, lots of happy hair days to you,


Current Length - April

Hello Lovelies,

Just a quick hair length update - I am currently at 98 cm and very happy with my layers. This length I think is my favourite. I am quite petite just 1,63 cm and too much hair makes me even shorter and smaller :D 

More layers...?
I am even thinking about adding more layers in? I don't know yet I will have to see when I can get an appointment with my hairdresser. She has cut my hair since I am 12 and I never trusted anyone else since, she is a real miracle and a very lovely lady. Do you have a favourite hair dresser as well? As the long hair ladies know finding a good one is really difficult and once you have one they are a real gem. I have heard so much about cutting too much - just a nightmare. Why would anyone intentionally cut your long hair too short? I will never understand this. 

Gym Hair Problems
My hair has been again a little on the dry side lately. I am working out a lot in the gym - the downside is that I wash my hair too often now. I usually wash it once a week but I am now up to every second day.. Do you have a solution for this? I think I need to pamper it with some almond oil treatments a lot more. I would love to hear how you deal with sweaty gym hair ^^


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