Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pros and Cons of Natural Hair

Natural Hair is beautiful, however, there are some things I don't like about my natural hair. Watch below to find out what they are. Also to find out what the girls LOVE about their natural hair.

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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How to Stop Procrastinating

How to Stop Procrastinating
Procrastinating is the KILLER of DREAMS!! Watch to see how I stop procrastinating and get stuff done on time. Do you procrastinate?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kaiser Bun Hairstyle | CURLS Blueberry Blissful Control Paste

Natural Hair Kaiser Bun Protective Style

 This quick style is great because it looks like you took a long time to create... and it can be worn to work, elegant occasion...anywhere.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Wash Day Diary : Fall Started | October 6th 2014

Natural Hair Growth

Since fall is here, I am protective styling more. Now, my version of protective styling is more like, one week protective style, one day free, wash and protect.  I find that I am unable to go full time protective styling without washing my hair thoroughly. Therefore, that is just what I did today. Day 10 of wearing my hair in cornrows, and I had decided to wash my hair in twists, after detangling, using Elasta QP Crème Conditioning Shampoo (sulfate free). After that, I did a light protein treatment with Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner. I left this for 2 minutes, as instructed on the bottle. Next, I did my usual Black Tea rinse, and applied SheaMoisture Intense Hydration Deep Conditioner on top.   Since it is fall, I now always use heat when doing my deep conditioning session. I sat under the hooded dryer for 30 mins, rinse, and sealed with cold Aloe Vera Juice.

Post Wash

-          Applied my oil mix to my scalp; my scalp was suprising in great condition. I attribute it to my newest oil, Moringa Oil. I found that my hair had a silkier feeling since using this product, almost as if I used silicones in my hair. I wonder if this will be a great heat protectant (Note to self: do more researching on this)

-          Next,  I applied SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk as my leave in

-          Then to complete the LCO method, I used my oil mix on my hair

-          Since I was putting my hair back in twists, I applied Eden Bodyworks Curl Defining Crème as my styler, twist my hair.

-          To keep my ends from being dry, I sealed my ends with Castor Oil.

What changes are you making to your wash day routine this fall?

How to Soften Coarse Natural Hair

Do you struggle to constant dryness in your natural hair? Watch the video for some tips to help you out:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Natural Hair Care : 5 Tips To Help Survive Fall and Winter

In this video, I discuss 5 natural hair tips that have helped me survive the fall and winter season. Having hair care maintenance that helps retain your hair's health and growth is very essential

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Natural Hair in Nigeria featuring SisiYemmieTV and MemsNaij

October 1st celebrates Nigeria's 54th Independence Day. In honor of this day, we will be featuring some #NaturalHair ladies who reside in Nigeria and rock their natural hair.

Hope you can join us on DiscoveringNatural channel to watch their experiences.
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