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Monday, June 29, 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow, and Restore Styling Edges Treatment

I'm not one to have crisp and flat edges, but I do like to cater to the health of them. I normally use straight-up JBCO to treat them. However, I saw this product that treats the hairline and give it a great hold...


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Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow and Restore Styling Edges Treatment Product Review (JBCO Edges)*



Thursday, June 25, 2015

7 Tips On How To Pick The Best Hair Products For You

I was just looking for conditioner...this is just ridiculous.
I had to take this picture...just TOO MUCH!!!


PRODUCT OVERLOAD!!!!!!

This is just too much...just too, too, too much!!

Did you know the average drugstore hair-care aisle displays more than 600 products? This can be so overwhelming for anyone on the hunt for hair care products.


I know navigating this world of hair products can be pretty tough for anyone learning to care for their own hair for the first time. I definitely was there, but I learned a few things along the way, some of of which I want to share with you now...

Monday, June 22, 2015

How To | Enhance Natural Hair With Afro Drawstring Ponytail





Image Credit: Hair Wig Harlem


I absolutely love big puffs and huge Afros!


I love to tease my own natural hair to get that "poofy" look, whether I'm going for the Queen Afro or the Duchess Afro Puff...however, the detangling process is tiresome and just too much for me. I needed another outlet to get the look that I wanted for the summer without having to detangle my hair so much...


So when I saw my friend at church and her huge Afro puff, I had to ask her about it. She let me know that she purchased her Afro puff from the local beauty supply for $10! And I was so excited about that! I could go for the look I wanted and this will be an awesome protective style for my own hair.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Why Does My Hair Journey Have To Be A Struggle With My Family?


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The decision was my own to go natural, but somehow, my hair choice seemed to be always other people’s business. It was so bad that I started to believe that dealing with critics and faultfinders was part of the journey to go natural.


Going natural was so new to me and I had no idea where to start at first, so having the support and encouragement of my family members would have been a great start to my new beginning. For me, it was a big decision to change a habit that would be a part of my life just as my relaxed hair was.


From my own experience if you are having trouble with your family and your natural hair, here are my tips to alleviate some of the issues:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Product Review: Shea Moisture Coconut And Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I usually use my Alikay Natural Leave In, but I've picked up this Smoothie for CVS during a BOGO 50% sale to try and of course, because of all the raving reviews....



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Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie Product Review (Smoothie)*


Monday, June 15, 2015

Protective Style Series Vol 4.4 | How To Safely Remove Senegalese Twists



Crochet Braids: Senegalese Twists With Perimeter 
 Using Freetress Braid PreTwisted Hair

I have had this style for a 3 weeks and now I am ready to play with my natural again!

So now the removal...this process took me only 30 minutes to remove!


1). Look at your crochet braids with that determination eyebrow (for good reasons), then put your hair in 4-6 sections to easily remove the twists.


2). DON'T GRAB THE SCISSORS!!!! I have a much better and money-saving way to remove them.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Protective Style Series Vol 4.3 | Questions, Answers, Pros, and Cons of Freetress Braid Senegalese Twists Small

Freetress Braid Senegalese Twists Small

Crochet braids are an awesome way to put your hair up, save you lots of money, and to have fun with different types of styles. The install I have now are Senegalese Twists Crochet Braids, which is a different take for me that I have tried in the past. This style allows me to get up in the morning, "fluffy," style if I want, and to moisturize/seal with a quickness. My hair is put away and that's the way I love with my protective styling.


Here are the answers to your questions, pros, and cons of my journey with Freetress Braid Senegalese Twists Small:



Questions and Answers about Freetress Braid Senegalese Twists Small

"Is this style hard to do?"
Not at all. This crochet process is the simplest one I've ever done. You literally take the twists and crochet it in. No preparation or styling needed.


"How do you upkeep your style? What tips to do have to care for it?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hair Tips | Deep Conditioning Natural Hair Is A Must



What can I say about deep conditioning? Well, here are the benefits:

Deep conditioning is definitely a natural girl's friend. It is important to keep your hair moisturized and very supple if you want to have healthy hair.


Deep conditioner is made of a thicker conditioner that actually penetrates the hair strands. Regular conditioners are okay, but the deep conditioners do a serious treatment on the hair to have lasting moisturized results.


Sometimes, heat is needed for a deep conditioner and others aren't. For low porosity gals, deep conditioners with heat are needed in order for the hair shaft to open and allow the conditioner to go inside to condition the hair thoroughly. When you allow your deep conditioner to sit and penetrate the hair cuticle for some time, that will give your hair awesome-conditioning results.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

4 Tips On How To Create A Simple Regimen




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When you are new to hair care or are trying to figure out your own hair you may not be so sure how to build your natural hair care regimen. Or perhaps you’ve been caring for your hair for some time now and have come to the conclusion that it’s time for a change in how you care for your hair. Whatever the case may be building a regimen doesn’t have to be challenging, all it needs are the basics tips: learning your hair, choosing appropriate products, and deciding on styling which will create your hair care regimen.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Protective Style Series Vol 4.2 | 5 Tips On How To Care For Your Style



Crochet Braids: Senegalese Twists With Perimeter
Using Freetress Braid PreTwisted Hair 

So you prepared for your style and got your style done...but the only way for your protective style to stay the bomb is to care it. I mean, what's the point of getting your protective style done that you are suppose to have for a long time...and then you take it out 2 weeks after because your hair got gross? Yea, no point. Pretty much! So I'm going to give you 5tips on how to care for your protective style for about 6-8 weeks, instead of 2 weeks.
Here are 5 tips to keep in mind:


1). Sleep with satin scarf or bonnet

Monday, June 1, 2015

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