Monday, March 31, 2014

Quick Professional Natural Hairstyles: Roll and Tuck Puff

Professional Natural Hairstyle

This hairstyle is great for work and also for formal occasions such as Proms, weddings, and so on. This also serves as a protective style because it protects your ends.


Watch below or click this like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvH0KRZAx3Q






Quick Professional Natural Hairstyles: Roll and Tuck Puff

Professional Natural Hairstyle

This hairstyle is great for work and also for formal occasions such as Proms, weddings, and so on. This also serves as a protective style because it protects your ends.


Watch below or click this like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvH0KRZAx3Q






Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Do You Get Your Best Hair on Wash Day?

Chunky Twistout with Perm Rods on Natural Hair


Why is it that on your wash day, that is when your hair looks the best? Like well marinated chicken!!
Actually, tomorrow is wash day, but I decided to do it today because I need to do Big Sis's hair tomorrow. Lately, I have been washing the girls' hair every 2 weeks. However, if during that time, I need to cleanse their hair, I will co-wash.

I went to hang out with some friends today, and of course... as usual, I got great compliments on my hair. When I told my friends that I was going home to wash it, OMG! They tried talk me out of it. LOL! You know me, I need NEED NEED to wash my hair weekly. I tried the 2 -weeks wash day and my scalp was like, No Bueno!

Now that I have washed my hair with Naturalicious Rhassoul Clay 5-in-1 treatment, my scalp feels great and my hair is so soft and conditioned. I love this product!! After doing my LOCO method to moisturize my hair,  I decided to band my hair.


A couple of things that I have noticed about my hair lately:
  • When I use the clay to wash my hair, loose, my hair does not shrink up as much as it does when I just do my normal cowash or use my Bentonite clay treatment
  • I can now get away with doing 10 chunky twists and have a decent twist out
  • Perm rods are friends to my twists!! They give me a curly bouncy look
  • I do not need to put oil on my scalp every day.
What are some new things you are discovering about your natural hair?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Organizing Tip for your Closet - Kid Friendly | DNVlogsLife | March 26th 2014

Today's vlog on DNVlogsLife channel:
How to organize closets that are kid-friendly and also ideal for adults. Also, some cool tips on organizing scarves and hair products.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to Fix Straggling Ends

How to fix straggling ends Natural Hair


Have you been battling with straggling ends and don't know what to do?

Watch today's video to learn some ways you can fix it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FewDnIoAtRg)

What is your Favorite Natural Hair Hairstyle?

natural hairstyle

I love Natural hair. Yes! I do. The beauty of natural hair cannot be contained in a box. When you ask naturals why they love their hair, one of the reasons they would say is, "It is very versatile".

The styles that you can create with natural hair is so much and every day, I discover new styles and different techniques to achieve them. Can I ever be bored with my natural hair? Some people do get bored, but there are so many resources such as Pinterest, Instagram, and even Google that provide styles to spice up your hair.

Recently, I discovered that I could do just 7 twists and achieve a lovely chunky twist out. I am always amazed by these kinds of discovery.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ND9Wdcekc)

What is your favorite natural hair style? What new things are you discovering about your hair?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

First Impression: Naturalicious Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment

Naturalicious Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment
 
First of all, let me say...I AM IN LOVE!.
 
I have tried Rhassoul Clay before in the past, but the results I got was totally not worth me trying it again. Click here to see what happened.
 
 
However, when I saw this 5-in-1 product, I could not help it. You know how much I love multi-purpose products. This product not only does the job of 5 other products, but it DELIVERS on its claim.
Watch to learn more about Multi-purpose products or click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxiVXdHIQEQ
 
What does it do?
From Naturalicious.net:
it's a detoxifying clearnser, a smoothing conditioner, an effortless detangler and a deep conditioner, all while doing the work of a leave-in conditioner!
 
INGREDIENTS: Moroccan Lava (Rhassoul) Clay, Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinfera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol (Sulfate free, paraben free, mineral oil free, gluten free)
 
I was able to complete Lil Sis' s wash day in 1 hour. YES you read it right... 1 hour. It usually takes us 1 hour just to detangle. Her hair had not been washed in 2 weeks and was very matted, but with this product, her tangles melted like butter!.
 
 
Naturalicious Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment
 
How I used it
  • Section hair into 8 parts
  • For each part, THOROUGHLY wet hair with water
  • Applied a generous amount of product to the hair section and scalp
  • Massage and work through the hair
  • Detangle
  • Twisted up hair and moved on to next section
  • When done, Rinse hair, then untwists and repeat rinse
NO need to deep condition afterward!!! Afterwards, I applied Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk as moisturizer, then my oil mix on her scalp and hair, and sealed with my Shea Aloe Butter.
Where do I buy this product?
You can get this product at Naturalicious.net or in our DiscoveringNatural Amazon Store or in store near you. Click here to see store locations.
 
 
 
 


Strongest Kids in the World? | DNVlogsLife | March 22, 2014

(Watch video above or click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN7phwhK_UY)
Spring time is Gardening time. Do you love to garden? Tell us your favorite flowers.

Friday, March 21, 2014

TMI Tag: I'm Telling You EVERYTHING



I was tagged by Jenell Stewart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com and also AkushikaGoneNatural (on the YT) to do this TMI Tag.  I had so much FUN  doing this video.... hope you enjoy it.

Watch video below or click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wc_q86bBmc

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome SPRING!!

 
 
Spring is finally here. In some parts of the world, it might be a different season, but in the US, today is officially the first day of spring. When I think of Spring, I think of flowers, and everything beautiful and also the newness of life!
 
However, this week has been quite strange. Yes, I am going to plant new flowers, but I got bitten by the #SpringCleaning bug!  I started off with doing some major storage shopping to start off my organization palava. "Problems"
 

I have a video coming up soon on GREAT tips on organizing your children's closet so that it is easy for them to sort and hang up their own clothes in a tidy manner. Subscribe to DNVlogsLife to get this video when I publish it.

 This weekend, I look forward to organizing other parts of the house, planting flowers, and mulching.

In terms of my #naturalHair, I am going to start to incorporate midweek cowashing in twists.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=604f1Z29be8)

I'm thinking of trying out roller-set and maybe doing a blowout, if I don't chicken out). Apart from that, nothing else.

What are your plans for Spring? Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug yet?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to Speak Japanese



How many languages can you speak?

Watch our vlog for the day and find out a funny way Lil Sis speaks Japanese. Big Sis got addicted, y'all!!  Addicted to WHAT????

Click here to watch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui12L9SnUEo) or watch below



Friday, March 14, 2014

The LOCO Method : How I do it



In today's video, I talk about what I think about the LOCO method of moisturizing natural hair. I also give you other updates about my hair and life.

Watch it on this link or below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lqHFYlSkPM

How do you moisturize your hair to give you lasting moisture for days?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What is your Gym Pet Peeves? | DNVlogsLife | March 12th 2014


If you are like me and frequent the gym, there are so many things that go on that get on your nerves. Watch as I share some of my pet peeves and see how I turn a "would-be" annoying situation to a learning experience. Click here to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sd7sKMUztA

Monday, March 10, 2014

How to do a Roll and Tuck

 
Roll and Tuck style is a great protective style that is quick, great for transitioning and natural hair gals. It is also low manipulative and works well for professional, formal, and casual settings.
 


Watch how to do this and learn some new tricks:
(Click here if you cannot play the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPU_9IPMghU)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Why I pH test my Products

 
Two months ago, I went in search for the Giovanni 50:50 clarifying Shampoo and could not find it. When I saw the 1 liter bottle of the Giovanni Tea Tree Invigorating Shampoo, I was like JACKPOT! Maybe I can just use this and it will work as great as the clarifying shampoo.

Was I wrong!!

I did not pH test it to see if it was in the best pH range that it will not affect the girls' hair. After using this product, their hair was stripped, it took 2 deep conditioning sessions to get the moisture back into their hair. What happened? I looked at the ingredient list for sulfates and did not see any.

 
 
Then it occurred to me to pH test it. 
 
pH 101
  Anything between 0 and 6.9 is acidic, 7 is neutral, and anything between 7.1 and 14 is alkaline. Human hair and scalp oil, sebum, has a pH balance of between 4.5 and 5.5. A substance that is too alkaline will cause the hair cuticle to open, while a substance that is too acidic will cause the cuticle to contract.
 
A shampoo that has a high pH above 7 can strip your hair even if it does not contain sulfates.
 
Shampoos that have a pH higher than 5.5 can cause a pH imbalance and affect the cuticle. If it contains harsh surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate the hair can be stripped of its natural oils located in the epicuticle, or the outermost cuticle layer. This can result in mechanical damage due to combing and styling. In addition, the intercellular “glue” which binds the fibers of the cortex together can be dissolved by repeated shampoos with a high pH and harsh detergents. This can lead to damage to the cortex (which accounts for the hair’s strength).
 
When I was finally able to buy the Giovanni clarifying shampoo, I tested it and was pleased it was below 7.1 and also the label says "Leaves hair perfectly pH balanced and clean"
 
Moral of this blog post:
Get yourself some test strips and test your products.
 


How to Make a Car; Tutu Car | DNVlogsLife | March 8th 2014


Watch today's Fun vlog on DNVlogsLife showing how I made the Tutu car and some special moments during the Awana Sparky Drive In with Lil Sis.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wph45IEuHI

Friday, March 7, 2014

How to Do a Bantu Knot Out without doing a Bantu Knot

Featured on CurlyNikki.com


Do you hate sleeping in Bantu Knots? Do your bantu knot out style never come out right?

I finally have a solution for you.

Watch how I fake a Bantu Knot Out without actually doing a bantu knot!
 
Tag #DiscoveringNatural if you try this out.
 
This tutorial got featured on CurlyNikki.com.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hair of the day: Wash Twist And TwistOut

 
 
What did I do?
 
Well, I first saturated my twists with a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. Massaged for a couple of minutes, covered with a plastic cap for 30 mins:
 
Rinsed off with lukewarm water
 
Apply generously a mixture of the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner and Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner, left on for about 3 minutes
 
Cowashed
 
Rinsed with lukewarm water
 
Rinse with cool water
 
Dried hair with T-shirt
 
Apply Oil Mix to scalp, massage scalp.
 
Applied Giovanni Direct Leave in through out hair
 
Apply castor oil to seal hair
 
Leave still twisted hair for 1 hour
 
Untwist
VIOLA!
 






Kids Cuisine: How to Make Stuffed Biscuits | DNVlogsLife | March 5th 2014



Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IkvMo6NTUc

Monday, March 3, 2014

Natural Hair Side High Puff (Bonus Clip)

 
 
In this video, I show you how I create my side high puff. I also show how I temporary color my puff for a unique look.