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!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Length Check after 2 years Natural

Natural Hair 2 years
 
 
Can't believe it's been 2 years already since I did the big chop. Wondering how long my hair is?
 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quick Natural Hair Holiday Updo


Have you ever had an impromptu party invite? Watch as I create this quick elegant updo for a Holiday party. I will be using SheaMoisture products and giving you tips on how to combine different products in different lines.

Click here or video below to watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC-hk1in8L8&index=1&list=PL1B2FF061F0877CCA

Our Pioneer Day Adventure


Each year, we take the girls to the park for Pioneer Day. Pioneer Day is a day that "celebrates the bravery of the original settlers and their strength of character and physical endurance". 


Monday, November 17, 2014

Wash Day Diary: It's Too Cold For This | November 17th 2014



I really didn't feel like washing my hair today, but for some reason, my scalp has been acting strangely. Could it be because of something new I am using? Oh well...

I started by doing my regular pre-poo and detangling using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and V05 strengthening conditioner. I noticed less seasonal shedding this time. Last week, due to the advice of my Doctor, I started taking iron supplement because of my low hemoglobin count; I'm anemic, always have been all my life.

When I was researching taking the pill, I read that if you are anemic, you will shed more unless you take iron supplements and of course eat your greens. I have been slacking on the eating greens section. Hmm...

Anywhoooo....

Detangled...put my hair in twists... covered with plastic cap and Tshirt for 2 hours instead of overnight.

Rinse and massage scalp under lukewarm water. That felt so good!!

Applied my sulfate free shampoo (Elasta QP Crème Conditioning) on my scalp, rinse, and applied Eden Bodyworks Cowash conditioner as my leave in and also hair cleanser. Leave that for about 2 mins while I tend to myself. LOL!

Rinse...

Saturated hair with black tea and the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque. Cover for 1 hr.

Untwist...Rinse...

Apply my oil mix to scalp and then SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk and twist... and band for next day styling



Roller Set on Natural Hair (My Attempt)



Roller setting my natural hair is not something I look forward, however, one of my followers on Facebook asked me to do it. So I did. LOL! The things I do for you guys.

Anyways... hope you enjoy the video. What else would you like me to try?



Saturday, November 15, 2014

When to Trim Natural Hair

When to trim Natural Hair


Knowing when to trim CAN be very confusing. This year, my plan was to have scheduled trimming, but after 6 months of doing trims every 3 months, I felt that my hair did not need too much trimming. Here is my advice, and what I do with my hair that helps.

I go by how my ends feel and look. I feel that if you take good care of your ends you do not need to trim often. However, if you feel that your ends are not as healthy as they should be, then trimming will be the way to go.

Getting your hair stronger and shinier does not have anything to do with trims, but it does have to do with incorporating protein treatment and using products that have protein to help improve the strength of your hair, and making sure that your hair is properly cleansed to bring out the shine and luster. Clarifying your hair at least once a month helps with promoting shine. Also, when you do not have product buildup or use products that sit on your hair strands.

When it comes to who should trim your hair, it depends on your confidence on whether you can do a great job at it or what to leave it to the professional. As long as you don't have a "scissors-happy" stylist, you should be ok.

Here is how I trim my hair myself : http://discoveringnatural.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-i-trim-my-natural-hair.html

Here is a video that can help with keeping your ends healthy:

Our First Starbucks!!



The girls have finally joined the Starbucks club!! LOL! Today's ‪‎vlog‬ is so packed full of adventure and the best is hearing what they thought of their experience at Starbucks‬.



Friday, November 14, 2014

How to Comb Natural Hair Without Breakage


Do you really know how to properly comb your natural hair without causing breakage? Before I learnt how to properly comb my hair, I felt that seeing hair in my comb was normal. Why?  Well, as a child, that was what I remembered. I have since discovered that this is not true. You do not have to see hair on your comb, with the exception of shedded hair.

Here is what a shedded hair looks like. Notice the white bulb at the end of the hair. That is hair that has reached the end of its life span.



Watch how I comb my hair.




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

5 Tips for Stay at Home Mom and Stay at Home Dad



Even if you are not a stay at home mom/dad, the tips I will sharing will be very useful. These tips have helped me since I became a mother 10 years ago.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wash Day Diary: Time to Clean : November 7/8

Natural Hair 4a 4b 4c hair
Naked Hair!

After 2 weeks of protective styling, it was time to wash my hair, especially my scalp. My scalp is always my #1 indicator that it is time to wash. I did enjoy skipping one week of wash day.. to be honest with y'all! I was quite happy that the style lasted long with my modified moisturizing and method of keeping the frizz away.

Now... it's time to wash....

Started on Friday by doing a detangling and pre-poo overnight with my usual mix, Extra Virgin Coconut oil and V05 Strengthening conditioner.



The next morning, I rinsed off the pre-poo, applied Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner for a light protein treatment. Next, used diluted Elasta QP Crème Conditioning Shampoo to wash my scalp and hair, and followed that up with a Black Tea Rinse and toped that off with SheaMoisture Intensive Hydration Hair Masque... which I LOVE!! Left that in for 30 mins.

I just love it when my hair is clean!! The curls Be POPPING!



Post Wash:
-Applied oil mix to my scalp
- Used Giovanni Direct Leave In conditioner as my leave in
- Applied oil to seal
- Used the SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie as my styler. I have not used this in a long time.

I did my hair in medium size twists.

Sidenote: 2 days after this wash day, I unraveled and my twistouts was a mess!! Since I was running late, I just put it in this updo.. I think my hair does better with chunky twists now than medium or mini twistouts. Sorry for the look... I was not feeling too good.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014








What To Do When You Skip Wash Day



This weekend was Wash Day Weekend for the girls. However, we were extremely busy. I decided to do something that I have never done. I decided to just refresh their hair.

Before I decided to forego washing, I made sure to examine their scalp for any dirt, product buildup, or dandruff. I did not see any. One reason why we do not have product buildup is I do not go too heavy on products on their hair. I also use more natural products that absorb well into their hair. The last reason is because I do not use products that attract dirt or dandruff.

I started by spritzing each section with SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moisturizing Detangler instead of water. This helped to detangle their hair and even bring in more moisture.

Next , I applied my oil mix to their scalp and massaged it.

After this, I applied some SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. This helps to keep the frizz away, add moisture and promote shine.

Then I applied a little more of my oil, this time to the hair and the ends of the hair to seal in the moisture.

Before twisting, I used the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Styling Lotion as the styler to twist their hair. Some people find this drying, however, the opposite is the case for my hair and my daughters' hair.

What do you do when you can't wash your child's hair?

Natural Hair Empowerment Series: The Conclusion and Recap



Recap of all the topics that were discussed in this series.  If you have not watch this series, click here.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Natural Hair in South Africa featuring AuCurls Naturelle







AuCurls Naturelle is a Naturalista living in South Africa. She shares with us her experience with Natural Hair while living in South Africa. She also shares where to find products and other tips that will help people with Natural Hair.

Visit her blog at: http://www.kinkycurlylife.com
Her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/aucurlsnaturelle






Saturday, November 1, 2014

What Mommy Says | November 1st 2014 | DNVlogsLife

 
READY to LAUGH???
I caught the girls mimicking me, and decided to grab the camera. Watch it all in today's #Vlog on DNVlogsLife channel: WHAT MOMMY SAYS.