Thursday, January 29, 2015

3 SheaMoisture HACKS that will Save your Natural Hair

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There are times when our favorite products do not seem to work like we wish it would. Here are some ways you can get these SheaMoisture products to work for your hair.

Combine SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and your favorite gel, such as Eco Style gel in a separate container to create your own hair custard.
To test if this will leave flakes in your hair, watch this demonstration.

 Mix Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque to boost the slip factor of this product. Click here to find out what SLIP means.

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Styling Lotion makes your hair feels dry??  No worries! Spritz your hair with a little water, apply the SheaMoisture Curl & Style Milk as your leave in, and then use the styling lotion. You'll get moisture for days.

What other product HACKS do you have? Share below.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Natural Hair in The Netherlands

Watch as Naturally High shares her experience having natural hair and living in The Netherlands

The 5 Minutes Rule

How Do I Do It All Collaboration
Here is what you missed from DNVlogLife last week
We had our first collaboration with 9 ladies. Learn about the 5 Minutes Rule tip and watch the other ladies videos.

Also, Lil Sis had a spelling bee, see how she did ... and watch as I share my new parenting technique to a happier child...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wash Day with African Naturalistas | Wash Day Diary

Wash Day with African Naturalistas

Today, I decided to start testing the African Naturalistas products that was sent to me. I am a weekly blogger for the African Naturalistas blog, so it was wonderful to be able to test out their products on my hair.
 Since this is a new product line, I tested the pH levels so that I can have an idea of how my hair will react... To learn how pH affects here, visit this CurlyNikki blog post. 

REVIEW coming soon to our channel, DiscoveringNatural

I started off by deep conditioning my tangled up hair with the African Naturalistas Deep Conditioner Mayonnaise (pH 5). I will be sharing all my thoughts in the review.
African Naturalistas

African Naturalistas

After applying the product to my hair, I put my hair into bantu knots and covered with a plastic bag for an hour and a half.

African Naturalistas


African Naturalistas
Post wash

Then I shampooed with the Black Moisturizing Natural Shampoo (pH 7) and followed up with a 5 mins conditioning with the Moisturising and Detangling Conditioner (pH 2)
African Naturalistas

My hair....hmmm.... #NuffSaid

I proceeded by oiling my scalp which has been acting up!! Argh !!
Applied the Leave in Conditioner (pH 2) and then twisted my hair with the Twist and Curl Pudding (pH 9).
African Naturalistas

African Naturalistas
Twistout result will be posted on my Instagram page, DiscoveringNatural, once the twists are dry

Monday, January 19, 2015

Quick Natural Hairstyle for Work : Tucked in Pompadour

Quick Natural Hairstyle for Work : Tucked in Pompadour

I get asked so many times for low manipulative work appropriate hairstyles. Here is one that is both classy and takes less than 2 mins to do.

Quick Natural Hairstyle for Work : Tucked in Pompadour

Quick Natural Hairstyle for Work : Tucked in Pompadour

Quick Natural Hairstyle for Work : Tucked in Pompadour

Quick Natural Hairstyle for Work : Tucked in Pompadour

Quick Natural Hairstyle for Work : Tucked in Pompadour

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Popping Curls | Wash Day Diary

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I always do a deep conditioning after I cleanse my hair, however, today, I decided do it before and see if I notice any difference. At this point, I did not. My hair felt as soft/conditioned as it did when I do it after cleansing.

What I used:
I applied SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque on my scalp and my hair. My scalp has been quite dry these colder days.
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque

Covered my hair with a plastic cap and my thick knitted cap.

Let it on for 1 hour.


Cowashed with Eden Bodyworks Cleansing Cowash.

and results....

soft hair... clean scalp... and curls pOpPiNg!
Cowash Natural Hair

Cowash Natural Hair DiscoveringNatural

Lately, my curls have been more defined. Hmm... the only change to my hair product is my DIY Flaxseed. Maybe that is it.

After wash, I used my sample size Karen's Body Beautiful Leave in Conditioner (Sweet Ambrosia) that I got at a meetup.
Karen's Body Beautiful Leave in Conditioner (Sweet Ambrosia)

Twisted up my hair for stretch..