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The Prizes include…
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And of course a goodie bag of products, which includes…
- Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
- Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
- Olive Oil Replenishing (3) Pak
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Holidays are the best! Family, Food and Fun! Yesterday I released Jor’s mini twist and she rocked a very defined twist out for Easter.
What I did:
For the mini twist I twisted her hair on dry stretched hair, using the banding method.
The product I used was Just For Me Creme Conditioner and Hairdress (smells so yummy:)
She wore the mini twist for about two weeks
When I removed the mini twist I just sprtiz’d her hair with Olive Oil Hair Polish and added a cute headband.
I know I have been a little MIA with the hairstyle updates, but that’s because I have been rocking a sew-in for the last two weeks. I don’t have many pics of the do, but I was able to snap this one, right before I took it out on Friday.
Friday night life with some of my favorite chicas :).
(I tried a new product for my wash-n-go but I am going to try it a few more times before doing an official product review on it)
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via Clutch Magazine
When making the transition to natural, you may have notice that your hair feels like steel wool or your hair feels a bit rough. The ultimate goal for natural hair is to have soft, pliable strands that make it easier to style and handle on a daily basis.
If your natural hair isn’t soft as you would like it to be, here are a few reasons why your curls may feel hard:
You’re Not Moisturizing Correctly
Since coarse hair tends to be dry, it’s important to make sure your hair is moisturized. The best way to add moisture to your hair is using a spray bottle to spritz water into your curls.
Do not make the mistake of sealing products with moisturizing products. Moisturizing product is simply water or a product with water as the base ingredient. Sealing product is oil such as coconut oil. Putting a sealing product on an un-moisturized strand equals more dryness. You never want the strands to be dry on the inside and coated with a product on the outside.
Remember to always seal your ends.
Products Are Just Building Up
Some of us only use two products to keep our hair healthy. Some of us use a grocery list of products to maintain our curls. No matter how much products you use, you want to avoid having product buildup.
It is very easy to pile product on and on. When you go overboard, you can create a dirty, itchy scalp that is greasy, waxy, and heavy.
To remove product buildup, you can use clarifying rinses with apple cider vinegar, organic hair wash, or mud washes.
A Product Becomes Harmful, Not Helpful
Take a closer look at all the products you use. You want to be cautious of shampoos containing sulfate and products containing baking soda.
If you wash your hair and it feels extremely clean, it may be a sign that you have stripped your cuticles of natural oils. This can lead to breakage as well as more dryness. If your products are too harsh, do not use them. To restore your hair’s moisture, you should thoroughly condition your curls after washing it.
Your Hair Is Saying No to Moisture
When your hair can’t retain moisture, you may need a protein treatment or stay away from products that are too high in alkalinity like sulfate shampoos and baking soda. You can use porosity controller products as well.
I want to start getting my hair back healthy and natural but I don’t know what to do, it’s very dry and my edges are breaking off. Any suggestions?
We all hate the “dryness” that our hair has and what I’ve learned through my natural hair journey for me it was all about finding the right conditioner, moisturizer and sealant.
It took many trials and errors to find the right conditioner that KEPT my hair feeling soft…after it dried. Your conditioner plays an important role in keeping your hair from being dry because many of us wash our hair with shampoo ( I don’t) and you need a good conditioner to restore the moisture that the shampoo has stripped from your hair. Deep Conditioning is also a must when trying to regain the moisture in your hair, you should try to DC as least every two weeks if your suffering from dry hair, It’s also good to follow-up your conditioner rinse out with a good leave in conditioner. My conditioner recommendations are..
Herbel Essesnce Hello Hydration
- Suave Shea Butter (new)
After I got my conditioner down, I moved on to finding a good moisturizer. There are so many products out there that swear they will define your curls so good, you’ll wake up looking line Traci Ellis Ross! lol, but seriously I was not into buying all these miracle products. I took baby steps in finding a good moisturizer, I would buy one new product about every 3 weeks. I didn’t want to get pulled into being a product junkie. Rule number one with finding a good moisturizer is making sure the first ingredient is water, water is great for our hair, it loves it..I promise! Moisturizer’s that I recommend are..
- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
- Shea Moisture Curling Milk
- Organic Hair Mayo
- Olive Oil Curling Pudding
- Miss Jesse’s Curling Pudding
Having a good conditioner and moisturizer becomes useless if you don’t have a good sealant to lock the moisture in. Sealant’s that I currently use..
- Coconut oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Melted Shea Butter
Scalp massages with a warm oil, and taking vitamins such as Biotin can also help with thinning edges.
Always remember to sleep on a satin pillowcase or in a satin bonnet to retain moisture.
try to stay away from products that contain alcohol, they tend to cause dryness.
Good Morning Dolls!
Last night I started my very own YouTube Channel. I am excited yet nervous about this new venture but I hope to help and inspire fellow curlies out there. I am always getting asked about particular styles that I wear, and sometimes my words just don’t explain it right, lol. So I decided a YT channel is the best way to connect with my readers and bring my words to life!
My first video is just a quick Intro of who I am and why I created the channel mixed with my Night Time Routine. –>> Link.
My second video is my Twist Out Take Down. (the look in the photo above) –> Link.
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Saturday was the final day of the box braids, ii missed my hair…badly.
What I did…
- removed the box braids
- spritz hair with water
- twisted using Olive Oil Curlying Pudding
- sealed with coconut oil
(this was all done between the hours of 4:30am – 8:00am, -_-)
Jordynn had dance practice at 10:00 am so mommy had to pin the twist up so she didn’t look so rough while hanging with the dance moms. lol
Viola! The BEST twist out of my life right here folks! I was so geeked because my hair was hanging down and not up. Life changer I promise you.
I decided to switch up the pattern a little bit on Sunday. I braided my hair instead of twisting it..using the same products listed above, and Bam a very fluffy braidout!