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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How To | Mini Twists On Fine Natural Hair

Mini Twists On Fine Natural Hair
One of my absolute fav YouTube Naturalistas is Alicia James. I have actually watched her since the beginning of my natural hair journey. Her videos are short and simple. She also gives you great encouragement and tips for healthy hair growth and retaining that growth. 

I went to her webpage and noticed that her length retention came from a simple regimen, low manipulation styles, and protective styling. So I thought hmm maybe I should get back into my protective styling fun-ness to retain more length!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Confessing My Own Thoughts | Perm Rod Set #Fail


Perm Rod Set #Fail
Confession 1: I cried a bit when my hair didn't dry by morning


Confession 2: I had a million bobby pins to try to make a decent style with my wet mop


Confession 3: I did not make eye contact, visit anyone, or go out that day. I went to work and went back home after work....because of my hair

Soooooo I knew my roller set was not dry when I felt a cool breeze on my scalp. I mean I knew what I knew!! I knew that this was not going to end well.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

4 Tips To Help You Fit Hair Care Into A Busy Lifestyle


4 Tips To Help You Fit Hair Care Into A Busy Lifestyle
This is for all the busy women in the world!

I mean, we're all busy. I can't even begin to tell you how busy I am with my job, blogging, being a wife, being a mom, and other activities outside of my family. I am just a busy woman, but I still want healthy hair.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Mane Speaks | You Better Work Your Fro

My Mane Speaks | You Better Work Your Fro
So I decided to rock my naps in the natural state this week. After my wash day, I added my moisturizing mist , Shea Moisture Smoothie, and coconut oil to my ends while my hair was damp. I just let my hair air dry into a fro. My luscious naps decided to show her face and give me some praise:

"Sistah-gurl! Look at me now, looking all good and lube up with my favorite products. I was just thinking, 'when is my gurl gonna do me right with the 'fro that I love so much?' Look sugar, I love the twist outs and the little knobby things you do to me...oh the Bantu knots. That's it! And I can rock the flat twisties and the two stands twisty thangs. But go back to the simple thangs for me! I love the 'fro.  It's so easy to do and to keep. I just love the 'fro! Gurl, my curls are poppin' and I love it!



Monday, October 20, 2014

HAIR WARS | The Twist Out: Dry VS Wet

HAIR WARS | The Twist Out: Dry VS Wet
I was inspired by Vlogger Bargain Princess to do my own hair battles and  "which side" or "style" wins based on the process and how much I liked the style. So I thought I start with one that all naturals would like to know: Is it better to do a wet or dry twist out? Hmm, let's find out!


****The end results are based off my own experience. Yours may differ...


Saturday, October 18, 2014

10 Natural Hair Hacks That Will Make Your Life Simple

10 Natural Hair Hacks That Will Make Your Life Simple 
 Soooo we've seen it all for natural hair length, growth, cleansing, and aid:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hair Tips | Can Split Ends Be Fixed?




Healthy VS Split Ends
Image Source: www.rockitnapptural.com
"What's going on with my hair?! It keeps getting tangled and matted, even after I did my detangling process...I'm sad now and my hair sucks..."

I'm sure we have all had these thoughts here and there (hopefully, not everyday) and it's okay. It happens. There can be a number of reasons why your hair keeps getting matted and tangled:
  • You don't deep condition your hair enough
  • You slept without your silk/satin bonnet or scarf
  • You used a towel instead of a shirt to dry your hair...towel fibers infuse with your hair.
  • You didn't detangle your hair fully before styling or washing your hair
OR...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How To| Perm Rod Set On Blown Out Natural Hair


Perm Rod Set



I am so excited for this style! The last time I did a perm rod set was back in May of this year...well, it was half a set. I ran out of perm rods and found other random rollers, which I eventually ran out of as well. So I did a hump on top. I did this on freshly washed hair and used: 


BUT NOW, I'M READY!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Product Review: ApHogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor

I thought I would do a product review for ApHogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor. I did not see many reviews for this product, so I thought I give my own honest opinion...
 

Product Name:

ApHogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor Product Review (ApH)*



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hair Tips | Products, Regimen, And Styles For The Cold Months


Deep Conditioning Is For Everyone!
Wow! Is it that time already? Yep, you would be correct...time to change up your hair regimen for the fall and winter months.

This past weekend I conducted a "Hair Session: Regimen Change for Fall and Winter Months" in my Girl Time Group. I wanted the ladies to be able to protect their hair during the cooler months. What I wanted to convey was that whether we want it to or not, the harsh and brittle seasons is coming.


They are not too fond of our curly, coily, and kinky hair.


But not to fear! Your hair can continue to thrive during the fall and winter months. It is best to be ready and prepare as soon as you can, instead of scrambling yourself together when the brisk wind and snow hits. Here is the breakdown of our session in order to keep a healthy hair in the fall and winter seasons:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hair Tests | Do You Know What Kind Of Natural You Are?

On one of my favorite websites, MadameNoire, I saw this fun QUIZ: What Kind Of Natural Are You? It has 10 questions to determine what kind of naturalista you are by including: hair regimens, kinds of products used, stance on straightening your natural hair, and a song your naps represent. 


What Kind Of Natural Are You
Quiz: What Kind Of Natural Are You?
I love hair tests, quizzes, and challenges! I can't help that I love to learn more about me, myself, and my nappy tresses. I think it's fun and informative, just to see where you are at in your hair journey.


I thought it was cool and quirky! Just another quiz to add under my belt that I will probably take every 6 months...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Protective Style Series Vol 1.4 | Take Out Crochet Braids And Pros/Cons Of FreeTress Water Wave


How To Remove Crochet Braids
***Warning***Beware***Caution***WHATEVER!***
I was on my "she's acting really weird and strange" vibe. No threat! I'm just a natural who enjoys life and fun! Why so serious 0.0

***And action!***

Yes, yes I know I said I was gonna keep my crochet braids in for 3 weeks...bbbbuuuuttttt NOPE! There's nothing wrong with the Water Wave hair or even with my natural hair. I'm allergic to "long-term-styles-I-do-myself." I just can't seem to keep them long, but I needed a break from doing my hair. And 2 weeks later, I am ready to do my natural once again.  Hee-ha! I just love to switch up my styles!!!
 
So now the removal...this process took me only 30 minutes to remove!
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | Comparing June and September 2014


Under One Thousand Conditions - Tall And Curly
*THIS IS A LONG ENTRY*




I decided to let you experience one of the things I do in my Hair Diary! Although I record my triumphs, failures, double failures, and awesome product reviews, I also do something called the "Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement (QNHA)." This entry reflects on the last 3 months comparing with the previous QNHA while giving a summary in one whole journal entry.


There are a lot of comparisons with lengths, regimens, goals, habits, and hair styles. I also include pictures to show that I have either improved or that I need to improve in a specific area. I started this back in June 2013 and I do the QNHA at the end of the months: March, June, September, and December. Yes, I am very intricate with my Hair Diary...but this helps me perfect my current regimen, helps me with future styling options, reminds me of my hair goals, and just fun to do!!!

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Disclaimer

Desire My Natural is my personal blog.

The pictures and information provided are based off my own personal experiences and intense research of medical publications and articles, blogs, videos, and books for your enjoyment.

If you have medical issues or other conditions, contact your doctor or physician immediately.