Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Where Have You Been All My Life?

Shower Mirror

My husband is the most patient person I know. I decided to go on a search for the best shower mirror I could find. There were some things I wanted from the mirror:

(1) Size: Large enough for me to see my entire hair
(2) Fool-Proof Installation
(3) It can't damage my shower wall
(4) and most important: Fog-Resistant

The first store I dragged The Man to was Target, there we found two types of mirrors; each reasonably priced. The most priciest of the two had suction cups. I was not a fan of that one. The second one had Command strips. To me, that was better, so I thought.

I, however, did not buy either of these.

Off we went to the next store, Bed Bath and Beyond. Thinking I would get a better selection and price. Who was I kidding? BB and B is not Target! The price was nearly double and even some were triple that of Target. Haba!!

After posting on Instagram about my search for a shower mirror, someone told me they got one from Walmart, at an even lower price than the same brand was sold at Target. The suction! brand.

Off I dragged this most patient man in the world to Walmart. LOL! He did not complain. I ended up getting this brand, for half the price it cost at Target. YEAH! SCORE!! #MoneyInTheBank


Dear Shower Mirror,
   WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

I had the most amazing LONGEST ash Day ever!! I think if I had spent any minute longer in the shower, my family would have called a search party for me. As I cleansed my scalp and my hair, I could see ever part of my scalp and THOROUGHLY cleanse it. I tell you, if you do not have a shower mirror, GET ONE!

I never realized how much my hair curled and coiled when wet. I was so tempted to do a wash and go!! Ha!

As I sit here, I have Black Tea Rinse and SheaMoisture SuperFruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Deep conditioner in my hair and my 30 mins of DC is over. I am so tempted to jump into the shower again. LOL!



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Monday, December 29, 2014

Big Sis Does Lil Sis' Natural Hair feat. Snappee



Big Sis has always wanted to do her sister' hair. Well, I guess now is the time.



She used products from Snappee to make it easier for her to style the hair: http://www.snappee.com

They ship all over the world.







Watch to see other ways of using this product.









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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

On this day, we want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. May the joy of the season be with you all.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What Happened at Walgreens



I saw it in my Facebook feed, that SheaMoisture sale. I had missed the CVS BOGO sale, since I had spend all my dough at the Nzuri Hair Festival. I debated, "Should I buy some SheaMoisture?". I know I had to.

 
Off I went to Walgreens with hopes of just buying the Curl and Style Milk, a product that works very well on my hair and both my girls' hair. We had run out a week ago, and I was now using the Thickening Growth Milk, which was ok, but not as great.

When I got to Walgreens, I saw that the Purification Shampoo. Was my eyes deceiving me?  It was only....


Yeah! So, I put it in my basket.... Happy as can be, I headed to the checkout.


Just to be told by the clerk that.....
YOU CAN ONLY BUY 4, at a time.

Oh well.. so Ladies and Gents, I have left you some SheaMoisture, #GoGetYouSum

Twists on Natural Hair using SILICONE and MINERAL OIL



The first thing I noticed with my hair with using Silicone and Mineral Oil was the incredible shine. Now, I have this weird feeling that the shine will not last, but we'll just have to wait till tomorrow to see.



Products used in this video Kynx Hair Care:



Ingredients:


Water, Polyquaternium-11, Sorbitol, Aloe Leaf Juice,
Glycerin, Coconut Milk, Linden Seed Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower
Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.






Ingredients:


Water, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, PEG-8 Dimethicone,
PEG-8 Ricinoleate, Polysorbate 20, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Olea Europaea (Olive)
Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract,
Punica Granatum Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Hedera Helix
(Ivy) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Pinus Sylvestris
Cone Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria)
Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf
Extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Mineral Oil, PVP,
Lactamide MEA, Acetamide MEA, Polyquaternium-11, Carbomer, PPG-5-Ceteth-10
Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol,
Fragrance.








Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Washing and Styling Natural Hair with SILICONE and MINERAL OIL

 
 
For this experiment, I used Kynx Natural Hair product owned by CURLS.  The products I used from this line are
 




Ingredients:


Water, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sodium
Lauroamphoacetate, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, Mineral Oil, Cocos Nucifera
(Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea
Butter), Obrignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera
(Coconut) Water, Tocopherol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium
Chloride, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, DMDM
Hydantoin, Citric Acid.
 


Ingredients:


Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl
Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis
Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil,
Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Hedera Helix
(Ivy) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Pinus Sylvestris
Cone Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Nasturtium Officinale
Flower/Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract,
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Glycolic Acid, Amodimethicone,
Trideceth-8, Cetrimonium Chloride, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate,
Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance.
 
 
Ingredients:

Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane,
Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate 60, Behentrimonium Methosulfate,
Dimethicone
, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower
Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed
Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Silk Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
Juice, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract,
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract,
Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract,
Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita
(Matricaria) Extract, Panthenol, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Guar
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate,
Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Citric Acid.






Are Silicones and Mineral Oil REALLY Bad for Your Natural Hair

 
I am embarking on an experiment to see if Silicones and Mineral Oil are really bad for my hair. Or should I say, what will happen when I use them.





Monday, December 15, 2014

Big Sis's First Hair Show








Emi's Curly Coily Candy Cotton Hair byTina Olajide (Book Review)



Emi is a creative seven-year-old girl with a BIG imagination and in this book she describes all the cool and quirky things she likes most about her hair. From the shape and movement of her hair to detangling single strand knots, Emi’s unique point of view will put a smile on your face.



My girls absolutely love this book. Here is their review:




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One Week of #Vlogging in #Nigeria



Have you been watching our vlog channel, DNVlogsLife? If not, here is what you have missed so far...


Monday, December 8, 2014

AirPlaning Natural Hair for Stretch

Featured on CurlyNikki.com


After trying wrapping of my natural hair for a stretch, I decided to the Airplaning method. Which is usually done on relaxed hair. LOL!  I love how BIG and fluffy it made my hair. Not only was the style wearable, it also provided a great stretch for other styles like updo, braidouts, and twistouts.


Airplaning Natural Hair

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

4 Natural Hair Wash Day Tips


Natural Hair Wash Day Tips

Washing your natural hair can be a learning process. For me, I find that trial and error and truly learning about what my hair likes and doesn't like helps makes the process easier.

Here are some helpful tips.

1. If your hair is very tangled, detangle it prior to washing.

2. Wash your hair in sections. This not only reduces the tangles that can occur, it also helps you get to your scalp to give it a thorough cleansing

3. Condition! Condition! Condition! If you experience excessive dryness, doing  a deep conditioning section can help restore the moisture and softness that was lost.

4. After washing, do not immediately dry your hair (use a T-shirt, by the way), just squeeze out the excess water and then apply your leave in conditioner and oil. Let your hair air dry in twists or braids before doing the actual styling process.
Natural Hair Wash Day Tips
 
Watch how I incorporate these tips in the video below:
 
 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Traveling with Natural Hair for the Holidays (VLOG VIDEO included)

Traveling with Natural Hair

Our family travelled to Nigeria and one of the things that I had to determine was what style the girls and I would wear. It might seem like an easy decision to some, for me, I had 3 things I wanted from the style.

1. It had to be a style that required no extensions added
2. It needed low manipulation and maintenance
3. It had to be creative.

My style

Originally, I wanted to cornrow my hair similar to this:


However, due to time constraints, I was not able to dedicate time to create the style. I ended up putting my hair in a quick updo. That was very low manipulative and even when I had to restyle it, I only did it once and tweaked the front to look a little different.


The Girls

For Big Sis, I decided to create 3 sections of twists that could be easily restyled into multiple styles. This is crucial because the plan for traveling is to spend time with family, not styling hair. This style, which will be in a later video, worked very well throughout the trip.
Traveling with Natural Hair
Lil Sis's hairstyle was simple medium style twists. The way I packed it was what made the difference, I had to make sure to secure it well, so that this reduces fly-aways and frizzy-ness.

JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY!!
We are vlogging everyday!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014 Message



Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We have so much to be thankful for this year. Not only are we all in good health, we have been blessed with the knowledge and support of you all.

Our prayers is for the joy of Thanksgiving be enriched in your spirit daily.

Thanks so much for your support!!