Saturday, February 28, 2015

Love That Sticks - KSBJ Radio - Vlog

Love that sticks KSBJ Radio
"All month long we’re talking about unconditional love. God’s love is unconditional and nothing can separate us from His love – now that’s the kind of LOVE THAT STICKS! He loves us so much that He sent his son to die for us – so let’s share this good news with our community. 1 John 4:9-11 “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” Help us blanket the City of Houston with Love That Sticks!" ~ KSBJ Radio

Watch as we put words to action. Find out where we stuck our love notes:

Friday, February 27, 2015

Texan Day FishTail Braids on Natural Hair

If anyone told me a year ago that doing fishtail braids is so much easier than doing regular braids, I will say, "NA LIE!!".  But to tell you the truth, it is.

Here is why I believe so. Can you believe that while Big Sis was waiting for the school bus, which was so late, she learnt how to do a fishtail braid on Pinkie Pie of My Little Pony.

For Lil Sis's style, we did a small cornrow, which is actually a bang, and then sectioned the rest of her hair into 4 parts. Twisted each part into two to three chunky twists and the fishtail braided everything into a side ponytail.

Products Used:
Moisturized with Rose water and Glycerin, SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk and my DIY Peppermint Flaxseed Gel (recipe on Youtube channel).

Learn how to do a similar style: Twisted FishTail Mohawk


When DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Product Goes Wrong : DIY RollerSet Lotio...

I have not had much success with store bought RollerSetting products, and decided to make my own. I went searching on Pinterest and found this recipe.

Watch to see what you should do and what not to do when making DIY Products.

Here is the same flexirod set with just Flaxseed Gel. Click to see more pictures

Glycerin and Flaxseed Gel

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Baby Food Challenge and Tips

Our first Challenge video. This was so much fun!! hope you enjoy watching it.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Trim Your Natural Hair for Healthy Hair

Trim Natural Hair

A lot of times, we feel that by not trimming our natural hair, we keep our length and our hair stay long. This however is not always the case. If you are not taking good care of the ends of your hair, they could be damaged. One sign that you need a trim is when moisture is no longer being retained there. Click here for some tips on how to fix bushy ends.

The above picture shows a "mirror-view" of what my hair looked like before I trimmed off about 1 - 2 inches. Yes, it seems like a lot, but I really needed a good trim. After straighten my hair with the Saran Wrap experiment, I could really see the ends. Now I understand why some naturals choose to straighten their hair to trim it.

Here is the "non-mirror-view: of what my hair looks like after the trim.

You can see below my ends are fuller and more healthy looking.

To protect your ends, make sure to tuck them away after properly moisturizing and sealing your hair.

More hair care tips on our YouTube channel:

When Siblings Argue | February 21st 2015 DNVlogsLife

How to resolve arguments

How do you handling siblings when they argue? Share your tips below.

Friday, February 20, 2015

How to Saran Wrap Roller Set to Straighten Natural Hair

How to Straighten Natural Hair

I shared a video by @prettywitty77 on my Facebook page, DiscoveringNatural, and got several requests for me to attempt it.
I love a challenge.

Prior to doing this style, I pre-poo my hair for 1 hour with a mixture of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1/4 cup), Castor Oil (2 tbsp), Tea Tree Oil (4 drops). 
Shampooed with Elasta QP Crème Conditioning Shampoo (old formula)
Conditioned with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Applied Black Tea Rinse
Deep Condtioned with @SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Masque
Normally, I will not do a tea rinse with a protein deep conditioner, because they kind of do similar things, but lately my hair has been shedding more than normal.
Left this on of 30 mins. I did a light trim after this.
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Applied oil on my scalp
Used SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk to moisturize my hair.
Twisted bantu knot my hair in 4 sections to stretch a little and dry for about 30 mins.
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The Process:
Magnetic Rollers : Silk Wrap 4C natural hair
How to Saran Wrap Roller Set to Straighten Natural Hair

How to Saran Wrap Roller Set to Straighten Natural Hair

How to Saran Wrap Roller Set to Straighten Natural Hair


How to Saran Wrap Roller Set to Straighten Natural Hair

How to Saran Wrap Roller Set to Straighten Natural Hair

How to Saran Wrap Roller Set to Straighten Natural Hair

After this, I started the process you will be watching.

Thanks, CurlyNikki, for featuring this video. To read her blog post, click here>>

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Let's talk about Hair with Sola of DiscoveringNatural

Last Tuesday, I had a blog radio chat with Joyce Ajanaku of Get Inspired with Joyce.  We talk about caring for transitioning and natural hair. I also share how I manage my life with work, family, and being a natural hair blogger/vlogger. I share many valuable tips that will help you on your natural hair journey.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Big Sis: 3 Years Natural Hair Journey

Natural Hair Journey Big Sis DiscoveringNatural
January 2015 marks 3 years since I cut off the relaxed ends from Big Sis's hair. Yes, she was texturized and then relaxed. Read more about that here.  I trimmed her hair over the week. She as in need of a good trim. I think cut off about an inch to and inch and a half. Her last trim was in August 2014.

Before doing a wash, she wanted to do a length check and she was SHOCKED as to the length. I did notice her hair was really growing because my hands hurt when I did her hair. LOL! and her hair feels so strong.

This year, we are doing an experiment with her hair. We are doing 3 weeks long protective styling.
This is the second round and her scalp did so well the last time. If you want to know how we do that with no product buildup, then you want to watch this. Click here.

February 2015 measurements:

Hope this encourages you all.  If you are struggling with hair growth, watch this video below:

Big Sis Styles: 3 Quick Twists Updo on Natural Hair

3 Quick Twists Updo on Natural Hair

Big Sis shows us how to create these quick updo on chunky twists. You can view the video below or click this link. Since she has started doing more videos, I have created an entire playlist for her on our channel.

Twists on Natural Hair Styles
Twists styles

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine Day Look with Jungle Barbie

Valentine's Day Natural Hair Hairstyle

Happy Valentine's day!! Today, I collaborated with Jungle Barbie to show you that wether your hair is loose or loc-ed, natural hair is the most versatile type of hair ever. We created the same look with our hair.

Here is my video:

Jungle Barbie's video

How to Moistuize Your Child's Dry Hair

How to moisturize Dry Natural Hair

 When it comes to moisturizing severely dry natural hair, a lot depends on your hair porosity. Here test you can do to determine what your porosity is.

The way you moisturized also matters. In the video below, we did the LOC method. Liquid Oil and Cream.

 There are other methods you can try. Here is a video that can help you.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wash Day with Amla Powder - February 8th 2015

I decided to do an Amla treatment on my hair, after reading CurlyNikki's post on it. I have used Amla in the past, but strayed away from it due to being introduced to other products. In the past, I usually make my amla oil this way:

Click here to learn the benefits of Amla Powder on hair.

However, today, I decided to just follow the package instructions:
Take required quantity of Powder, Add little water, mix well and make a thick paste.

I applied the Amla paste to my scalp, massaged my scalp, and then applied it to the length of my hair.

I'm a brunette!!

 I covered my hair with a plastic cap and waited 45 minutes. After that, I rinsed it thoroughly under the shower. Then cleaned my scalp and hair with the old formula Elasta QP Crème Conditioning Shampoo; another oldie of mine.

When the residue of the Amla has been cleansed off my hair and the shampoo rinsed, I applied some Eden Bodyworks Cowash Conditioner on my hair to assist in soften it a little. The Amla makes your hair feel very soft. Do not use a Protein Deep Conditioner when using this Amla Paste.

Sidenote: I used the cowash conditioner, because I forgot to bring a rinse out conditioner to the shower with me.

For my deep conditioner, I used the SheaMoisture SuperFruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque and left it on my hair for an hour.

After rinsing, my hair felt strong and SUPER soft... like butta!!

Reach in and touch!!
My post wash routine:
  • Final rinse with a cup of Aloe Vera Juice
  • Spritz scalp and hair with Rose Water (due to my winter-scalp dryness)
  • Applied oil to my scalp
  • Massage
  • Applied oil to my hair
  • Used another oldie product, Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner
  • Twist and band with pantyhose hair tie

Monday, February 9, 2015

1 Hour Wash Day Challenge with Naturalicious OooLaLocks Box

I decided to take the 1 Hour Wash Day Challenge using the Naturalicious OooLaLocks Box. The box contains the following
Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment 12oz
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.

Moisture Infusion Moisture Styling Creme 6oz
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Beeswax, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate and PEG-100 Stearate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance.

Divine Shine Moisture Lock & Frizz Fighter 2oz
Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance.

Heavenly Hydration Rejuvenating Mist 2oz
Deionized Water, Vitis Vinfera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Fragrance.

Friday, February 6, 2015

How to Make a Hairstyle Last a Long Time | Natural Hair

I share some tips on how to make a hairstyle last and not experience product buildup or scalp issues

Day 1

Day 21