Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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!!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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:
Monday, November 17, 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...
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!
Saturated hair with black tea and the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque. Cover for 1 hr.
Apply my oil mix to scalp and then SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk and twist... and band for next day styling
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
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:
Friday, November 14, 2014
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
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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!
-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
This weekend was Wash
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?
Friday, November 7, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
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.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014
Have you seen my new post on the new Coils and Glory blog?? Read all about it here>> http://www.coilsandglory.com/3-reasons-why-ive-never-straightened-my-girls-natural-hair/