Monday, September 15, 2014

Big Sis Shares: My Natural Hair Care For School

Naural Hair Care for Kids DiscoveringNatural
 
 
 
Thank you so much for watching how I wash my hair:
Today, I will be showing you how I take care of my hair before going to school.
 
Click the links below for more videos:
Big Sis Co-Wash Her Own Hair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSf8NhfJfek&list=PLCT7rEmj0XkxOZcZVOZyyVemLBrAllJgY&index=8
 





Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wash Day Dairy: Sept 12th 2014: Why the Neglect?


This week, my hair has been acting quite funny. Well, I did wear it out more often. I have been so busy this week with soccer, homework for the girls, videos for DiscoveringNatural and DNVlogsLife and also for 4CHairChick Kids Series. Have you watched episode 1 yet? Click here if not.

Because of all this reasons, I did not moisturize my hair as much. I know! I know!. Since I am still strapped for time, I decided to do a No Fuss Wash Day, similar to this, but much more moisturizing.




Pre-Poo
Two days ago, yeah you read that right...SMH! I detangled my hair and saturated my hair with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and V05 Strengthening Conditioner.  The plan was to clarify my hair the next morning with Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo but that did not happen.  With 3 soccer practices across town, I wore my hair in the detangled twists covered with a plastic cap and bonnet and beanie those two days. LOL!

2 days later...
My hair was now REALLY pre-pooed out!  I rinsed my hair with warm water, saturate the twists with Eden Bodywork's Cleansing Co-wash, and then rinsed, poured my Black Tea rinse over my hair, and added my moisturizing Deep Conditioner, SheaMoisture SuperFruit Hair Masque. Hair still in twists.

1 hour later... the plan was to keep for 30 mins, but you already know what happened!

Rinse...

Applied my oil mix, gave my scalp a long well deserved massage.
Undid each twist, applied Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner (a protein conditioner), retwisted.
Applied SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment to my edges

And that was all she wrote.

Quick Natural Hairstyle: Updo with Side Pompadour

Natural Hair Updo with Side Pompadour

Humidity can wreck your twistout. When this happens, I usually have a hair tie and 5 bobby pins in my natural hair emergency kit. This quick hairstyle saves the day. It is easy and can be modified to suit your look.
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Detangling Steps for Kids with Kinky Hair


Detangling Natural Hair Kids
 
 
We're happy to be hosting the 4C Natural Hair Chicks Kids Hair Care Series. There will be 4 videos showing you how to care for your child's #naturalhair. Check out our first video here
 


Kids Baking Cookies Fail | Sept 10, 2014 | DNVlogsLife



Kids Baking Cookies DNVlogsLife


Since I am trying hard not to be a 'helicopter parent', I decided to let the girls bake cookies BY THEMSELVES... and what happened was.... Watch and see




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What's That Ingredient? Monoi Oil

Monoi Oil for Natural Hair
The Tiara Flower from which Monoi Oil is derived

What is Monoi Oil?
 
 Monoi Oil has been known to be one of those great oils similar to coconut oil that can be used on the hair and body. This oil which is rich in methyl salicylate is from the Tahitian islands. The way this oil is created is quite different from other oils. It is an infused oil which is the result of submerging the Tiara flower into coconut oil. The result: monoi oil.
 
What does it do for our hair?
  • Softens hair
  • Helps fight against frizz
  • Strengthen hair
  • Prevents antioxidant damage

In My STASH
 
Here is a list of some of the products I currently use that contain it:
  • Eden BodyWorks All Natural Deep Conditioner

  • Always look for "certified organic Monoi oil" for authentic product

    Do you have any products containing this ingredient? Comment below.