Friday, May 30, 2014

Bouncy Waves "Braid and Twist" Natural Hair Tutorial


I love how this style gives my hair great stretch. This braid and twist style is simple and helps your root have the much needed stretch your hair needs.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What Happened On The FIELD TRIP? | May 28th 2014 DNVlogsLife



I had the opportunity to be a chaperone for Big Sis's 3rd grade class at the Children's Museum in Houston Texas. Hope you enjoy our journey


Monday, May 26, 2014

FishTail Twisted Mohawk Style



This style can be done for kids and adults alike. It's quite simple and helps in protecting the ends of the hair.



Friday, May 23, 2014

DIY Scalp Exfoliating Scrub

DIY Scalp Exfoliating Scrub


The scalp is the most important part of one's healthy hair growth. If your scalp is clogged up with dirt and build up, it can affect the growth of your hair. Keeping your scalp cleaned is crucial.

A scalp exfoliating scrub can help remove any buildup or dead skin on the scalp. It also promotes blood circulation to the hair follicle, thereby increasing your natural hair growth. This is one why to grow natural hair fast.

This video provides you with a DIY Scalp Scrub for Exfoliating and promoting healthy scalp; the bed of good natural hair growth.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wash and Go on 4C Natural Hair with Jessicurl Products

Wash and Go on 4C Natural Hair

You know how you go to natural hair events and get satchets of products samples? Well, last year, I got some Jessicurl products and since I was in a Wash and Go mode, I decided to try them out. So, this is sort of a First Impression...Would I buy the full bottle kind of Product Review.

First, I started by washing my scalp and hair with the Hair Cleansing Cream
Photo source: Jessicurl.com



While applying this product to my hair, my hair lathered a little bit. This product is not really a huge lathering kind of product. My scalp felt cleansed but my hair had a squeaky cleaning feeling. I did not like it. I also felt as if my coils started to have a party with each other and tangle up. It did pop out the coils though. o_O

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Decyl Polyglucose, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Vegetable Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

After rinsing out the cleansing cream, I applied the Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
Photo source: Jessicurl.com
 
When I was researching the usage of this product line, I saw a couple of people raving about the detangling power of this product, so I was looking forward to experiencing this. However, this was not the case. I left the product on for 5 mins. I rinsed off the product and then applied a little more as my leave-in conditioner.
 
Ingredients: Water (Aqua)*, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Soy Lecithin, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
 

 
Last of all, as my styler, I used the Spiralicious Styling Gel
Photo source: Jessicurl.com
Working in sections, I raked this product throughout my hair, and then repeated without product addition to rake my hair. Then I shook my hair to unclump the curls and coils. This product laid my edges...which I was not expecting due to the liquid consistency. It also defined my curls, with soft hold after a while. I did experience frizz though after my hair dried fully.
 
Ingredients: (No Fragrance)  Water (Aqua), Polyquaternium-69, Polyquaternium-11, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Panthenol, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
 
I loved the shine

Notice how my edges are laid
 
 
10 hours later...roots still not dry. I also noticed some flaking in some areas. Big Sis said my hair FEELS like CHIPS! LOL! What do you think?
 
 
Now you know how I feel... Have you used this product line before? Share your experience.

 
 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

International Natural Hair Meetup Day 2014


Last Saturday, I attended the International Natural Hair Meetup Day event in Houston, hosted by Tendrils and Curls. It was a wonderful event!


Watch my full coverage of the event below.


Cornrows Tips and Tricks : How to Cornrow Like a Pro



In this video I give you several tips on cornrowing hair. These tips include how to make parts in the hair, what type of combs to use, what tools to use in cornrowing the hair, and how to accessorize the hair.
Natural Hair is beautiful and very creative. With cornrowing, the sky is the limit.



Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

DIY Flower Headband Tutorial - REQUESTED



If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Youtube, you've been seeing me where this flower headband a lot. As promised, here is the tutorial for this headband.

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE if you have not already.  Thanks!!!


Monday, May 12, 2014

Are you BORED of your NATURAL HAIR?

DiscoveringNatural Natural Hair Boredom


We've all been there...and if you haven't, believe me... you will. 
B O R E D O M!!

Bored with our natural hair. It is not that we do not love our hair, it is just that we have tried all the styles... well at least most of it that our type of hair can do.

What do you do when you are BORED with your NATURAL HAIR?

Watch what I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80nASKtcbKc&list=PL1B2FF061F0877CCA&index=89

Sunday, May 11, 2014

New Aubrey Organics GPB Balancing Protein Conditioner FORMULA

New Aubrey Organics GPB Balancing Protein Conditioner

When I am not using my DIY Protein Treatment, I use the Aubrey Organics Balancing Protein Conditioner GPB.  I love this product.  Unfortunately, I ran out of it, and the place I get it from no longer carried it.

Well, no better time for a road trip with the girls than today, Mother's day. LOL!

We went to the Vitamin Shoppe across town, and lo and behold, the bottle has changed.

New Aubrey Organics GPB Balancing Protein Conditioner
New bottle                              Old bottle           
I spent over 10 minutes reading and comparing the ingredients of each bottle. The Man always says that shopping with me when it comes to hair products is like going to the library. LOL!

New Bottle

Old Bottle
The only major changes was just a little bit of the ingredients were moved around. The alcohol after the tocopheryl acetate has been removed. yeah!  Also the tocopheryl acetate and witch hazel extract has been removed. 

In addition to this, the directions has change. In the old formula, you can use this product in 2 ways, as a rinse out conditioner for a 2 minutes, and as a deep conditioner for 15 minutes. I usually use this as a deep conditioner. Not sure why this was changed.... but I wanted to give it a try.

So, I did... After cleansing my hair, I apply this product on my damp hair and left it in for 2 mins, then rinsed out.

DiscoveringNatural Natural Hair

DiscoveringNatural Deep Conditioning Natural Hair

The major difference I noticed was that my hair felt stronger... immediately. It was really noticeable!! and I LIKED IT!!
The softness was still present even after just 2 minutes.

My past review of this product.


Have you tried the new formula for the Aubrey Organics? What are your thoughts?

Happy Mother's Day: Being SuperWoman

Happy Mother's Day


HAPPY MOTHER's DAY to you all!!

 A great day to celebrate all mothers, mothers-to-be,  and everyone that acts as a mother towards a child. You are BLESSED.

My gift to you all is this video, hope you enjoy it!!

Watch below or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKxXrQXkfZQ&list=PL0wpE4HGxqePbfCShUSYbKGmInhO5xFO8




Mother's Day 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Changes to the Vlog Channel: DNVlogsLife



We have made the #Vlog Channel, DNVlogsLife, easy for you to navigate.

 We now have PLAYLISTS in the following categories:
(Click playlist below to go directly to the list)
 💕 Around Town
💕 Beauty 
💕 Do-It-Yourself DIY
💕 Food
💕 Parenting Advice
💕 Raising Kids
💕 Shopping
💕 Traveling Vacations

NEW VIDEOS every WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAY
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How to Clarify Natural Hair



Do you clarify your hair? Learn about why you need to clarify your natural hair and what products you can use to clarify your hair.

Watch below or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zubz-WCihBI&list=PL225896DC8B2C76C3&index=2

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Flexirods on Natural Hair - Day 4 and Day 5


 
 
Today is Day 5 of my "first time" Flexirod set on my natural hair. I can now say, I have made it with my hair out for 5 days, which is so rare for me. However, before I start talking about day 5, let's do a recap on Day 4. Sorry I did not post about it, Wednesdays are my busiest days.
 
Yesterday, I pretty much did the same thing that I did on Day 3. I shared this on my Facebook page, DiscoveringNatural.
 
Day 4 Flexirods on Natural Hair
I was quite surprised that I got several compliments on my hair. It had about lost 80% of the curls generated by the flexirods.
 
Today, Day 5, this is what it looks like. Yes, and I am washing my hair today!! Ahhhh... I love Wash Days!!
 
 
Pictorial Recap from Day 1 to Day 5
Click the days below to see what happened on each day
Day 1    |    Day 2    |   Day 3  
 
Day 5
 
What I have learnt
  1. My roots need a stronger hold, or some type of technique to make them straighter
  2. I don't need too much products when it comes to maintaining the style
  3. Using a bonnet at night is sufficient at maintaining the curls, pineappling did not work as well with my length of hair
  4. There are different ways of installing a flexirod
  5. The more I separate the bigger and frizz-er my hair will get.
 
 
How long have you been able to maintain a flexirod set on your natural hair?


How to Wash Your Child's Natural Hair

Natural Hair
Freshly Washed Hair


There are several ways to wash your child's natural hair. The way you choose depends on the child and their ability to go through the process without being afraid and without tears.

Sink Wash
This method is best for a child that is afraid of getting water in their face. It provides great support and comfort to the child. All you have to do is lay the child on the counter and let their head droop into the sink area. Make sure to support the neck with a rolled up towel.

Bathtub Head to Ceiling Wash
This is one of the most famous way of washing children's hair. With this method, the child is sitting in the bathtub with their head tilted to the ceiling. This method keeps the water away from the child's face.

Head Leaning Forward

This technique can be done either in the bathtub or in the sink. This method is suggested for older children that do not have fear of letting water touch their face. With the sink method, the child stands on a supportive stool and leans forward into the sink. However, with the bathtub method, the child kneels down by the tub, leans forward with head tilted towards the tub. With either method, provide the child with a wash towel to wipe their face if water touches their hair.

Watch the START to FINISH process of washing a child's natural hair:



How do you wash your little one's hair?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Don't Touch The Mannequin | May 7th 2014 DNVlogsLife



Shopping with kids can be fun... sometimes....Today's vlog is filled with shopping advice on saving and the girls plan to make money OFF ME!!


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CLICK To SAVE MONEY

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Flexirod on Natural Hair - Day 3

Flexirod on Natural Hair Day 3


Ah...Day 3 of this flexirod style... hmmmm

Night Routine

Still the same thing as I did for Day 2. After washing my face at night, I put a bit of water on my finger tips and then some castor oil on my finger tips, then applied to my edges. I do this because castor oil can be quite thick and lubricating it first with some water helps thin it out a little. Then I covered my hair with my satin bonnet.

In the morning, my hair looked like the picture above. I had to go to the gym, so I just added a headband to make it look more presentable.

Flexirods on Natural Hair Day 3
Post workout
Post workout Maintenance

I spritz my edges and nape with my DIY moisturizing spritz. Lightly spritz my hair and pat in the moisture. Applied my oil mix to my edges and nape and then my Gaisie Shea Styling Smoothie to lock and seal the moisture.

Results

I decided to do a front high puff with the curls falling towards my forehead. The curls from the flexirods are still there, but the FRIZZ monster is starting to rear its ugly head. LOL!



How many days do your Flexirods set last for?

Monday, May 5, 2014

Flexirods on Natural Hair - Day 2

Flexirods on Natural Hair
Day 2 (Click here for Day 1)

Last night, I was unsure of my night routine with the flexirod set. I decided to just cover my hair with my bonnet and cross my fingers for unsmooched curls in the morning. Ah! Who am I kidding!!!

My hair was SMOOCHED!!
Flexirods on Natural Hair

I went to the gym, after pinning up the sides to keep sweat from making them even more frizzy than they already were. Remember, the roots were not as smooth, so I wasn't too concerned with those puffing up. Oh Well!! By the way, got a cool tip from one of my readers, SuperTee,  to twist the roots. I will be doing this in the future.

After working out for an hour, I decided to separate the curls even more to create this.... I like it!!
Flexirods on Natural Hair

To keep it from looking too boring, I added this DIY hair pin. It was actually an earring that broke... which I glued a bobby pin to.


How do you maintain your Flexirod set?