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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Protective Style Series | Crochet Braids Vol 20.1 | Sensationel Synthetic Lulutress 2X 3B Curly Crochet Braids

Lulutress Crochet Hair 
I have been waiting on hair like this!


I've been wanting to try a style that would resemble a wash n go and that would be easy to maintain for the next few weeks. So I went to my beauty supply store and found these new packages of hair called Lulutress. This must be something new, because I have never seen this brand before. But I'm so glad I did. 

And to shake things up for me, I decided to get a bold red color to match the hair wax I have been playing with for the past few weeks. 

Let's have some fun!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Product Review: Mofajang Temporary Hair Coloring Styling Cream Mud Dye (Red)

HAIR COLOR ALERT!!!!!

The last time I had any kind of color on my natural hair was back in 2011, when I had a relaxer! Henna (protein treatment) added a faint reddish hue, but I was really inspired to try a hair color from Naptural85. So I decided to pick up a color myself! So let's try this:

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MOFAJANG Hair Coloring Material* 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Natural Hair Inspiration 22 | Criss Cross Rubber Band Braids and Drawstring Afro Puff

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Image Credit: Black Hair Information | Criss Cross Rubber Band Braids 

Check out this rubber band criss-cross style! I think this is so pretty and with the added jewelry and charms looks so beautiful. So I thought I give this a try with my Drawstring Puff! So here is my style for the week: Criss Cross Rubber Band Braids and Drawstring Afro Puff 

Let's Get Started!


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Product Review: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Pre-Poo

I recently received this product from Mane Choice for doing a few reviews over on their website. So I was thankful this was sent to me, because I absolutely love doing the Pre-poo method. Let see how this product worked out for me.

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Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Pre-Poo*

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Product Review: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner

I have always been a fan of Trader Joe's products, especially the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. I would use that product as a detangler, pre-poo, co-wash, conditioner, etc. So, I thought I would try the Nourish Spa Conditioner to see how I would like it.

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Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner*

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Protective Style Series 19.3 | The FAQs Of Rubber Band Braids Feat. Black Rubber Bands And Sensationnel Jumbo Braid

Rubber Band Braids Feat. Black Rubber Bands 

So it has come to the end of my Rubber Band Braids! I have received soooo many questions about my style. It's simple really...but I thought I go ahead and jot down the FAQs I have been getting about my hair...

Let's talk about them!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Protective Style Series 19.2 | The Journey Of Rubber Band Braids Feat. Black Rubber Bands And Sensationnel Jumbo Braid

Rubber Band Braids Feat. Black Rubber Bands 

So 2 more weeks have passed...and I am ready to take my hair out! I'm absolutely loving my braids with the weather being hot...then cold...then rainy...so having braids definitely help with the craziness of the weather. I will say that I am ready to take my hair out and see my natural hair again.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Protective Style Series 19.1 | Rubber Band Braids Feat. Black Rubber Bands And Sensationnel Jumbo Braid

Rubber Band Braids Feat. Black Rubber Bands 

The last time I did this style was June 2018 as my summer style...and I ready to do it again for Spring Break 2019! So, I did my research again and found that the Sensationnel Jumbo Braid was the absolute best and easiest hair for simple box braids. 

However, this time I was going to use black rubber bands to see how they differ from using the clear rubber bands. On paper, I found the difference between the black and clear rubber bands are:
  1. Clear - breaks easily either putting in or during wear...Black - very durable
  2. Clear - wrap thrice and snug...Black - wrap many times and tight
  3. Clear - can see at the base of the braids...Black - unable to detect because of color
So, my thinking is the black rubber bands would be better to use than the clear rubber bands. So let's try this style out!

Monday, April 1, 2019

How To | Create Your Own Hair Donut For The Perfect Bun


Create Your Own Hair Donut For The Perfect Bun
When it comes to an easy protective style, I will say doing a Bun is my absolute favorite. There are many ways to do a bun, but having a hair donut takes all the guess work of having the perfect bun.

 Instead of puchasing the hair donuts that have the mesh (which can break your hair off) or the donuts have that the synthetic hair (which is just weird to me), you can make your own Satin-Lined Hair Donut!

Check out how!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | Comparing December 2018 and March 2019

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*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!!!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Confessing My Own Thoughts | Healthy, Bouncy Natural Curls And Coils

Confessing My Own Thoughts | Healthy, Bouncy Natural Curls And Coils

I just wanted to take this moment and recognize my CURLS!!


It's March 2019 and I've had my hair in protective styles since December with buns, braids, drawstring ponytails, and anything else that would protect my ends. When it was time for Wash day, I decided to take my take with my hair instead of the quick wash.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Holiday Hair | Black History Month: African Garb Inspiration

Holiday Hair | Black History Month: African Garb Inspiration 
This year (2019) at Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Assembly presents: Black History Month | African Garb Inspiration to give appreciation to those before us to gain Black Liberties and Rights. Each Sunday during the month of February we also acknowledged pioneers of Black History of: Mary McLeod Bethune, William Joseph Seymour, Amanda Berry-Smith, and a brief history of ushers in the African American church. 

Here are a few pictures taken of my family dress in our African Royalty!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

How To | Enhance Natural Hair With Ponydo Motown Curlable

How To | Enhance Natural Hair With A New Afro Drawstring
Since my last drawstring Afro article, my actual drawsting Afro was getting a bit dry and the curls were becoming tangled...

For Black History Month 2019, I wanted to go all out with my hair! I decided to purchase TWO drawstring Afro puffs to have a full head of hair. And since I was going to do an African dance with the Christ Temple Women's Dance Ministry, I wanted to make sure my hair was ready for morning worship. 

Let's Get To Dancing!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Protective Style Series | Crochet Braids Vol 18.2 | The Journey and FAQs Of FreeTress Braid Deep Twist

Protective Style Series Vol 18 .1 | Freetress Crochet Braid DEEP TWIST 10 Inch  
So it has been 2 weeks of wearing my FreeTress Deep Twist! I have received soooo many questions about my style. It's simple really...but I thought I go ahead and jot down the FAQs I have been getting about my hair and how to care for my hair during this long term:

Let's talk about them!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Confessing My Own Thoughts | Mane Choice and DIY Products: What Works For My Natural Hair

2019 Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Products

The Mane Choice is the natural hair care line I have decided to stick with for 2019. I used the Mane Choice Butter back in 2018 and I absolutely loved it! So I purchased this line to gain the benefits of the intense hydration and the premium blend of Umutanga Oil (cell renewal), Palmarosa Oil (promotes hair growth), Yashtimadhu Root (combat premature balding), Yucca Root (Vitamin C), Burdock Root Oil (blood circulation), and Soy (promotes hair growth).  

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Protective Style Series | Crochet Braids Vol 18 .1 | Freetress Crochet Braid DEEP TWIST 10 Inch

Freetress Crochet Braid DEEP TWIST 10 Inch

This style is absolutely beautiful!!

I've been wanting to try this Freetress Deep Twist pattern out for a long while now, which would definitely be out of my comfort zone from using Bohemian Braid for my crochet braid.

So, I got to thinking that it's definitely time for another crochet braids set and I decided to go ahead and step out with this new style! Let's see how this goes:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Product Review: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Softening Milk

I purchased this product with the Mane Choice Bundle in November 2018 for my natural hair regimen. Here is what I think about this product:

Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Softening Milk*

Monday, January 14, 2019

How To | African Threading To Stretch Natural Hair

How To | African Threading To Stretch Natural Hair

Let's go heatless blowout!!
I'm so excited to try this method for stretching my hair in a heatless fashion. African Threading or 'Nwele' (which means 'hair' in Swahili) originated in African for a safe way to stretch hair for wearing and styling. Sewing or weaving thread is used to stretch tightly coiled hair to its maximum length.

So here we go!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Product Review: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Mask

I purchased this product with the Mane Choice Bundle in November 2018 for my natural hair regimen. Here is what I think about this product:

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Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Mask*

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Product Review: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Conditioner

I purchased this product with the Mane Choice Bundle in November 2018 for my natural hair regimen. Here is what I think about this product:
Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Conditioner*

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Coffee Beans And Hair Growth

Coffee Beans And Hair Growth

I love checking out other hair blogs just to see what I can learn from others' experiences and research. One of my all time favs is Maicurls. She is definitely a lovely individual and I absolutely love her hair! I came across her Infusion series and thought that was so cool to not only use natural/organic products for hair care, but to blend, mix, and infuse herbs, plants, and other oils to create an ULTIMATE hair product.
 
Today, I am going to show you how to make Coffee Infused Oil.

I was checking out Maicurls website and found that caffeine stimulates the hair follicles for hair growth. I also did my research for a few weeks and discovered that caffeine blocks the chemical to damage the hair follicles called DHT. Another study found that caffeine increases the length of hair growth between 33% and 40%.

What are the benefits of coffee infused oil?

Friday, January 4, 2019

Product Review: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Shampoo

I purchased this product with the Mane Choice Bundle in November 2018 for my natural hair regimen. Here is what I think about this product:
  
 


Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Shampoo*

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Staple Alert 2019! The Mane Choice Hair Products

The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo

I finally purchased products from the Mane Choice!


Getting the Mane Choice products is the most exciting purchase I have ever made for my hair, since using Mielle Organics as my natural hair staple line for the year 2019!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My Hair Diary | My 2019 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey

My 2019 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey

NEW YEAR! NEW GOALS!! NEW JOURNEY!!!


Now that my hair is healthy and balanced and I have awesome products, my hair is on her way to thriving! I didn't get to Waist Length like I wanted to in my My Hair Diary | My 2018 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey , but I did make it to Bra Strap Length! So now I’m coming for that Mid-Back Length!

So now that you know my mistakes and failures of 2018, here are my goals for 2018 to continue on with my healthy hair journey:

Thank You For Stopping By!

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