Friday, October 24, 2014

Wash Day Diary: Getting Rid of the Ugly | October 23rd 2014


On my last wash day, I tried doing a roller set with Jane Carter Wrap and Roll. I have a hate-love relationship with this product. Anyways, after my epic fail at this style, which I now vouch NEVER EVER to do again, my hair was tangled, lost hair, almost did a Big Chop, just hair nightmare, I decided to rewash my hair because nothing I did could get rid of the dry tangled feeling.

I decided to cowash with the Eden Bodyworks All Natural Cleansing Cowash, my Boo.  Then, because it was 9:30pm and too late into the night, I did a quick 10 mins deep conditioning session with what was left of the SheaMoisture Purification Masque, #Empty. Rinse and did a cold water rinse.

Post Wash
- Applied oil mix to scalp for a massage.
- Before I went to wash my hair, I put the SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk, my leave in, in the fridge. I read somewhere that putting your leave in in the fridge will help close your cuticles. When I applied it, I most say, my hair felt smoother and different. Love it!! I will try it with the girls this weekend, during their wash day, #FingersCrossed

- Applied Oil over hair to complete the LCO method.
Twisted my hair and pinned around head for stretch. Not sure what am going to do to my hair this week.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How to Stop Acne Naturally ; My Acne Story

 As a teenager, I never had acne, so why as an adult I was getting really bad acnes. Find out how I cured my acne, naturally.








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wash Day Dairy: The Scalp Knows | October 21st 2014


 
For the past couple of weeks, I have had terrible allergies. All desires to give my hair a “spa day” was out of the window. Between sneezing and blowing my medication due to seasonal allergies and all my medications not working, washing my hair was not even on my mind. Even though I did not wash my hair in 2 weeks, I still kept it moisturized, and even today, as I was starting my pre-poo process of V05 Conditioner and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, my hair felt so soft and moisturized. It reminded me of a well marinated chicken. LOL! Regardless, I listened to that quiet voice and decided to wash “her” anyway.

Before I washed, I looked at my scalp. My last attempt to ditch wash day. LOL! Oh boy!! The tales my scalp was telling was like, Girl! I can’t believe you did not clean me in 2 weeks. And you know in the fall, I need more love. LOL! So, people even when your hair feels great, your scalp knows.

I should have done my scalp exfoliation, but decided to do it next wash day since my health was not yet at 100%. Instead, I opt to use the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo mixed with the Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner and diluted with water to cut back on the stripping effect. The issue I have with the shampoo is that even though it is sulfate-free. It still strips my hair.

After cleansing my hair, I applied my Black Tea Rinse, and deep conditioned with SheaMoisture Intense Hydrating Conditioner (Moisture) under the hooded dryer for 30 minutes. My hair felt so soft.

Post Wash:

Massage scalp with my oil mix which contained Moringa oil.
Applied the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In Conditioner (Protein)

I twisted up my hair for my next style, ROLLER SET. Video coming soon, Subscribe toDiscoveringNatural to get this video.

Protective Style Twistout on Natural Hair





This style converts a twistout to a protective style. It is easy to achieve and great for those days when you do not want to wear a twistout, but still want a cute look. Appropriate style for any event.




Friday, October 17, 2014

Lil Sis (6 year old) learns to do her hair



Natural Hair Kids




It is important to teach our little ones how to do their own hair. Know that they will make mistakes, we all did when we started. Give them the tools and instruction they need.