Sunday, April 26, 2015

What is VEDA 2015? Day 11-20

What is VEDA 2015?

What is VEDA 2015? VEDA stands for Vlog Every Day in April.  What that means is that you will get a video each day from me on either of my social media pages listed below:

N a t u r a l H a i r:
V l o g g i n g:
Make sure you watch each of the videos and comment ... there is a surprise on Day 30.

If you have not yet SUBSCRIBED, then here are some things you have missed (Click name of video if you are having issues watching):

Day 11: 50 Random Facts About Me

Day 12: Threadout on Natural Hair

Day 13: Rosette Updo

Day 14: Yoruba Lessons and Books We Use

Day 15: What to Pack for Lunch: Lunchbox Ideas

Day 16: Princess Braids

Day 17: Roll Bun, Perfect for Prom, Weddings, Elegant Events

Day 18 Prayerful Hands: Teaching Kids How to Pray

Day 19: How to do Rope Twists

Day 20: Hairstyle for Work: Roll and Tuck

Saturday, April 25, 2015

How to Create Fuller Twistout in Fine or Thin Natural Hair

How to Create Fuller Twistout in Fine or Thin Natural Hair

Believe it or not, I actually have fine low- density hair. It also exhibited characteristics of thinning hair, until I have used Black Tea and other methods to help fill out my hair. For references of how my hair use to look, check out videos prior to June 2014;. However, it is the way I still my twistout that gives it the illusion of thickness and fullness. In this video, I use different techniques to create this look.

Difference between fine and thin hair: Click here to read

Click here to watch or watch below

Key Points

1. Frizz is your friend. Untwist hair when not fully dry.
2. Use Glycerin to swell hair to give appearance of fullness
3. Use the Fanning method to separate hair
4. Fluff the roots to fill in any gaps

What other techniques do you use?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dealing With Breakage in Natural Hair

Dealing with Breakage in Natural Hair

 This is the process of the hair breaking, not at the root, but somewhere in the strand of the hair.  It is not normal because in all cases the hair has not gone through the normal hair life cycle.  Breakage can occur from mishandling of hair, lack of proper nutrients, or excessive styling.

Click here to watch or watch below:

Wash Day Diary : April 23rd 2015 : Getting Rid of Dandruff

Getting Rid of Dandruff

It's wash day... and boy! oh boy!... I have been attacked by the dandruff monster! Going back through my wash day diary, the only thing different I have changed was leaving my Black Tea Rinse in, without rinsing it off. I guess my scalp does not like this too much.

Now I know...

See... this is why I keep a Wash Day Diary o_O

Anyways, to address this issue, I did the following:

Coconut Scalp Mix
  • Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil that has been warmed with 4 drops of peppermint oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • Apply to scalp and massage
  • Cover with plastic cap for an hour or overnight
Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
  • Spritz 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 part water on the scalp and massage
  • Cover with plastic cap for an hour
  • Rinse and follow up with cleansing routine
How I apply the treatment, click here or watch below.

I could have done either of these but because of how bad the dandruff was, I wanted to go full on!!

After doing this, I rinsed my hair in the shower with warm water. I washed my hair, free, not in twists or braids. Holding the ends of my hair, I applied Elasta QP Crème Conditioning Shampoo to my scalp, and massaged to lift out any buildup or caked in dandruff. I worked in 4 sections.  After all the sections have been applied with shampoo, without rinsing, I applied Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner, also great for dandruff, left on for a minute. Then rinsed.

Because I had not done Protein treatment in a while, I decided to use the Aphogee 2 minutes Keratin Reconstructor treatment, rinsed after 2 minutes and did a deep conditioning with SheaMoisture Purification Masque. Rinse after 30 minutes and seal with cold Aloe Vera Juice. I let the juice soak in for 5 minutes.
Aloe Vera Juice in Natural Hair

To style my hair, I massage my scalp with my oil mix, used SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk as my leave in, and twisted in chunky twists.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How to Bantu Knot Natural Hair : 2 Ways

Bantu knots can be work as a style or as an "out" style. In today's video, I show you two different ways to do Bantu Knot

Click here to watch or watch below.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

How to do Rope Twists on Natural Hair

Wondering why your twist come out frizzy and not smooth? Try doing Rope Twists.
How to Rope Twist on Short Natural Hair:
Click here or watch below: