Friday, May 29, 2015

All By Myself: Curly Ponytails on Natural Hair Kids

Natural Hair Kids DiscoveringNatural


A Che' from Brown Girls Hair channel invited Big Sis to do a collaboration with her. They will be styling their hair themselves without Mommy's help.

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Natural Hair Kids DiscoveringNatural

Natural Hair Kids DiscoveringNatural

Natural Hair Kids DiscoveringNatural
 
Print out this pictorial for reference
All By Myself: Curly Ponytails on Natural Hair Kids
 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

5 Ways to Save Money on Grocery


Who doesn't want to save money, especially when it comes to shopping for food?  Here are the 5 ways that we save money when grocery shopping.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Wash and Go with Conditioner ONLY | Tresemme Perfectly Undone Conditioner

Wash and Go on my 4B 4C Natural hair using Tresemme Perfectly Undone Conditioner

I decided to try doing a Wash and Go on my 4B 4C Natural hair using Tresemme Perfectly Undone Conditioner. This was the only product I used on my hair.

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua) , Cetearyl Alcohol , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract (Kelp) , Behentrimonium Chloride , Fragrance , Dipropylene Glycol , Lactic Acid , Potassium Chloride , Disodium EDTA , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone

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Wash and Go on my 4B 4C Natural hair using Tresemme Perfectly Undone Conditioner

Wash and Go on my 4B 4C Natural hair using Tresemme Perfectly Undone Conditioner

Monday, May 18, 2015

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

I decided to try a Curl Enhancer on my 4B 4C NaturalHair to achieve a Wash and Go. This video is VERY DETAILED hence why it is longer than usual.

Product Use:
U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer
This Tight Curl Enhancer gel is alcohol-free, rich with Glycerin and Soy Protein and enhanced with Aloe and Honey which work to condition your hair.


Ingredients:
Artesian Water, Glycerin, PPG-5 Ceteth-20, Polysorbate-20, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, PG Silanetriol, Fragrance, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil (Abyssinian Oil), Aloe Extract, Honey Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

When I used the U R Curly alone without the gel, my hair dried in about 5 hours.



Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair
 
RESULTS From trying U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer ALONE
To get curl definition, I had to shingle my hair.
Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

Notice how top section has no definition. This area was not shingled.

Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair

This section was shingled.
Wash and Go using U R Curly Tight Curl Enhancer on 4B 4C Natural Hair
 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lil Sis's Quick Wash Day

Quick Wash Day for Natural Hair Kids

Lil Sis is 7 years old and over the years I have been working on different ways of cleansing her hair. With our busy schedule, sometimes we don't have enough time for a full blown wash day.
Here is how I cleanse her hair and instill moisture in it after cleansing.

Products used:
Rinsing: Water
Cleaning: SheaMoisture 10 in 1 Superfruit Complex Shampoo
Rinse Out Conditioner: Tresemme Natural (Aloe Vera and Avocado)
Deep Conditioning: SheaMoisture 10 in 1 Superfruit Complex Hair Masque

Post Wash:
My oil mix
SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Styling Lotion

This method takes only 30 minutes.

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I styled her hair for the week in medium size twists:
Natural Hair Kids Hairstyle Twists

Natural Hair Kids Hairstyle Twists

Natural Hair Kids Hairstyle Twists

Natural Hair Kids Hairstyle Twists

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Giovanni Natural Mousse

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Giovanni Natural Mousse

As I was researching different product to use on my 4B 4C Natural Hair, I came upon the use of Mousse. Since I already had the Giovanni Natural Mousse, which is great for roller set styles, I decided to try it for my wash and go.

Prior to styling my hair, I did a deep conditioning before washing with SheaMoisture Purification Masque. I followed up with co-washing my hair with Tresemme Natural Conditioner.

Giovanni Natural Mousse Air-Turbo Charged Ingredients:

water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, rosemary oil, nettle oil, thyme oil, birch leaf oil, chamomile oil, clary, lavender, coltsfoot leaf, yarrow oil, mallow, horsetail oil, pvp/va copolymer, soybean protein, tocopherol, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, natural fragrance

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Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Giovanni Natural Mousse

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Giovanni Natural Mousse

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Giovanni Natural Mousse

Friday, May 8, 2015

Quick Style for Failed Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural hair

Quick Style for Failed Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural hair
Sometimes, our Wash and Go does not turn out the way we want. This 2 mins Quick Style for Failed Wash and Go can help in styling our hair and getting on with our day.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Flaxseed Gel



Many of you asked me to try Flaxseed gel on my hair to do a Wash and Go... well I do.

How I made my gel:



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Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Flaxseed Gel

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Flaxseed Gel

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Flaxseed Gel

Results from Oil and Flaxseed Gel only (no Aloe Vera Juice)
Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Flaxseed Gel

Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair with Flaxseed Gel

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Styling Wash and Go 4B 4C Natural Hair Day 3 and Day 4



Products used: SheaMoisture Curl and Style Milk Coils and Glory Whipped Shea Butter

Scarf from The Natural Me Online: http://www.thenaturalmeonline.com/

Day 1: Wash and Go with Tresemme Natural Conditioner and Eco Styler Gel Argan : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y695eXW8Gbw

Day 2: Refreshing Wash and Go on Natural Hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP2OCtM96PI


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Introducing HELLOFLO : Period Starter Kit


As a mom of two girls, I have always realized that one day my daughters will reach the age when their bodies would change and they will enter a new stage of girlhood. Preparing them for such a stage is something that can be a bit difficult because you want to keep their innocence and not scare them with what is to come.

During my research of looking for age-appropriate ways to talk to my 10 year old daughter about getting her period, I came upon HELLOFLO

What is HELLOFLO
HelloFlo is a one-of-a-kind care packages to help women and girls through transitional times in their life. The packages provided include the Period Starter Kit, New Mom Survival Kit, New Mom Kit, New Mom Deluxe KitTeen Kit, and Signature Kit. These subscription kits can be customized to suit your need by using the tool provided on their website.

In addition, their website, HelloFlo.com contains a blog called The FloDown, where you can get tips and find answers to your questions regarding puberty, period, menopause and other related information.
 

Period Starter Kit
I received the Period Starter Kit, which contained

  • Get Ready Guide for Girls
  • Get Ready Guide for Parents
  • Always Radiant Infinity Teen Pads
  • Olay Fresh Effect Wipes
  • Canvas pouch for organizing supplies
  • BeadForLife Sanyu Bangle Bracelet
  • Surprise Gifts and Goodies

  • Sample Period Starter Kit (Image from HelloFlo.com)
    The great thing about this kit is that it is delivered to your mailbox in a discreet box about 5 days before your child needs them. The Get Ready Guide for Parents provided a lot of information that helps with having The Talk with your child. The Get Ready Guide for Girls also gives information that can help your girl prepare for her period.

    And what was the best part about the box... the Treats!! It's always great getting a monthly box of goodies along with your kit.

    Click here or watch below for my review on the Period Starter Kit. To watch other videos featuring HelloFlo, click here.

    
    



    Chained Bun : Quick Natural Hair Styles

    Natural Hair Bun

    Quick hairstyle : Chained Bun
    Click here to watch>>
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qvwUGxkFo


    Sunday, May 3, 2015

    How to Refresh Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair

    How to Refresh Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair

    This month, I will be only doing wash and go on my hair. Yesterday, I showed how I used Tresemme Natural conditioner and Eco Styler gel to create my wash and go. Although this gave me great definition, I did not have the fullness I wanted. Today, I show how I refresh my hair the next day to create fuller hair.
    Click here or watch below to see how I refreshed my wash and go
    


    How to Refresh Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair

    How to Refresh Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair

    
    How to Refresh Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair

    How to Refresh Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair