Monday, June 29, 2015

One Product Challenge: Can You Do It?

This look was featured on CurlyNikki's #FierceFriday
 
 
If you were stranded on an island, what ONE PRODUCT will you want to have?
NaturalHairObsession and I did the One Product Challenge. Find out what she choose by visiting her channel:
https://youtu.be/CvApaBqIjkg
 
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

4 Free Fun Summer Activities For Kids and UPDATES | DNVlogsLife

4 Free Fun Summer Activities For Kids


If you are subscribed to our family vlog channel, you know we have been having a lot of fun this summer. The summer started off with Big Sis graduating from 4th grade. A couple of days after that, I took the girls to a Free Concert hosted by our local radio station.

When I heard from Houston on The Cheap that there would be a free Water Festival by Maravilloso! I was excited to take the family... and Grandma!

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There are so many biking trails in our hometown and we finally made it to one of them.

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Although for about a week, we missed Big Sis (Lil Sis especially),  it was great hearing all about her time at camp when she got back.

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Just in time for Father's day, the girls got to take The Man out to the mall. You will not believe where they took him. He is such a trooper!

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With all the fun we have had in just one month of summer, we wanted to share our favorite 4 activities with you and provide you with different ways of how to make it fun for the whole family.

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Share what fun activities you are doing this summer.

Can Trimming Reduce Tangles?

Can Trimming Reduce Tangles?
 
When was the last time you trimmed your child's hair? Well, that was the question I asked myself today when I was pre-pooing my daughter's hair with Trinity Hair and Body Glaze oil from Embrace The Natural You.  Lucky for me, I had recorded what I do to my girls' hair on a new app I found called, Hair Journal.
 
After I trimmed her hair, it was so much easier to detangle it. The last time I trimmed her hair was 6 months ago, next time, I have to remember once tangling gets to be an hassle, I need to see if trimming will be an issue.
 
 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Flat Twist with Twistout Featuring Embrace The Natural You

Flat Twist with Twistout Featuring Embrace The Natural You


Today, I styled my hair in a diagonal flat twist with twistout on the side using products from the "I Want It All" Collection from Embrace The Natural You. My hair feels SUPER moisturized!!
The products are multi-purpose and can be used on hair and body! YEAH!!! These products can be purchased from Embrace the Natural You website: http://embracethenaturalyou.com
Watch the video below for a 200% non expiring coupon

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The set includes the following and Weekly Regimen:
1.Frothing Hair & Body Cleanser - 8 oz
2.Leave In Conditioner & Style Frosting  8 oz
3.Tress Treatment Masque - 8 oz
4.Trinity Hair & Body Glaze - 4 oz
5.Whipped Creme Hair & Body Icing - 8 oz OR Whipped Shea Hair & Body Icing

Ingredients:

Frothing Hair & Body Cleanser - Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Cocamidopropyl-betaine, Polyglucose, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Vegetable Glycerin. Tangerine Extract, Provitamin B5, Fragrance and Essential Oils, Optiphen

Leave In Conditioner & Style Frosting - Water,Aloe Vera Leaf Juice,  Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Sweet Almond Oil, Hemp Seed Oil,  Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil,  Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil,  Fragrance or Essential Oils, Optiphen (preservative)

Tress Treatment Masque - Water, Horsetail Butter, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Stearalkonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Avocado Oil, Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil,  Vegetable Glycerine, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil,  Fragrance and Essential Oils, Optiphen (preservative)

Trinity Hair & Body Glaze - Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Fragrance and Essential Oils, Vitamin E

Whipped Creme Hair & Body Icing - Mango Butter, Aloe Vera Juice, Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Glycerin, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Optiphen (preservative)

Whipped Shea Hair & Body Icing - Organic Unfrefined Shea Butter, Aloe Vera Juice,  Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Exta Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamen E, Fragrance and Essential Oils, Optiphen (preservative)

Flat Twist with Twistout Featuring Embrace The Natural You

Monday, June 15, 2015

Stretching Natural Hair with Magnetic Rollers



There are many ways that you can stretch natural hair. One way is to use magnetic rollers. These rollers gives you volume and is great for long hair stretching.

Here is how I stretch Lil Sis's natural hair. Click here or watch below:




Stretching Natural Hair with Magnetic Rollers

Stretching Natural Hair with Magnetic Rollers

Stretching Natural Hair with Magnetic Rollers

Stretching Natural Hair with Magnetic Rollers

Stretching Natural Hair with Magnetic Rollers

Stretching Natural Hair with Magnetic Rollers

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dealing with Hair Envy

Dealing with Hair Envy


We all go through moments when we have Hair Envy. Watch to learn how to have a positive attitude towards your own hair and love your hair.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Our First Concert with Jason Gray

Our First Concert with Jason Gray
 
 
When I heard that Jason Gray was going to be at the KSBJ Brown Bag Chick-Fil-A Concert, I HAD to take the girls. It's SUMMER, and I am always looking for things to do with the girls that are affordable. This one was FREE. I like using Houston-On-The-Cheap to find events that you can do at a low, discount, or Free cost.  Maybe there is one in your area.
 
Jason Gray is a Christian Contemporary Musician, who is such an inspiration. Even though he has a speech disorder (he stutters), he does not let that stop him from singing praises to God,  Read more about Jason Gray by clicking here.
 
 
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THE HAIR....
Before the concert, the girls had their hair out in a braid out with two cornrows at the edges.


Our First Concert with Jason Gray
Run! Run! Run!


But it got too hot, and thankfully, we had our Emergency Kit, and we swooped the hair into ponytails.


Our First Concert with Jason Gray

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What fun activities do you have planned for the summer?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Kids Free Weekend and Graduation

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It's been a while since I posted videos from our vlog channel, DNVlogsLife. Here is what you missed last week.

The Man and I had a Kids Free Weekend. .... a much needed time away. What did we do?? We DANCED the night away... well, the Man did!!

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School has ended... and Big Sis and Lil Sis share what they learnt this school year. We are so proud of the girls. Big Sis was the valedictorian for her graduating class... Listen to her speech below.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Fake Wash and Go feat. Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Collection

 
Fake Wash and Go feat. Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Collection

I was so excited to receive the Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea collection from 4CHairChicks. Even though it was not my wash day, I was too eager to try it. In the month of May, I have been doing Wash and Go, however, this month, I returned to my beloveth twistout styles.

Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Collection

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To start off my wash day, I used the All Natural Moisture Shampoo to cleanse my hair.

Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea All Natural Moisture Shampoo

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Polyquaternium-72, Polyquaternium-11, Fragrance (Parfum), PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

This sulfate-free paraben-free shampoo had a ton of suds to it. Although it had a runny consistency, using just a little bit worked really well. Since I am not much of a shampoo gal, I found this sulfate free shampoo a bit drying to my hair. I had to use my Tresemme Natural conditioner to bring back the softness I was use to.

Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Hair Masque Treatment

After cleansing my hair, I used the Hair Masque Treatment to deep condition my hair. My hair felt really strong almost as if I was doing a protein treatment. This strength is truly what my hair needs right now. The product had a thick consistency and it glided over my hair nicely. I left this in my hair for 15 minutes.

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax NF, Cetrimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Steareth-20, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrolyzed Silk, Sodium PCA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol


Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Hair Oil
 
 
When I had finished thoroughly rinsing off the hair masque, I applied some of the Hair Oil throughout my hair. This helped soften my hair and gave it a nice shine.
 
Ingredients
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Fragrance, (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Zea Mays (Corn) Oil
 
 

To create my twists, which was the base style for this Fake Wash and Go style, I used the Curl Defining Crème.

Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil , Vegetable Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butryospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Steareth-20, Polyquaternium-7, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

The no-frizz factor this crème gave my hair was amazing. Another factor was that my hair felt really soft and bouncy.
Rope Twist Natural Hair

 After some more fluffing and separating, my Fake Wash and Go was all done. Please watch the video above to see the technique I used to separate my hair;
 
 
 
 Have you ever used any of the products in this line? Share your experience.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: TwistOut Mohawk Hairstyle

Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle

It's graduation time!! Big Sis graduated from 4th grade and moves to a new school next school year. We are so proud of her. She was her school's valedictorian and gave the opening speech.

When thinking of a style to do for her, I wanted one that could withstand the Houston humidity and also looked cute! We settled for the TwistOut Mohawk hairstyle.

Learning String Trick from @MomsMinivan channel

PREP...

Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle

STYLING...
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Section damp hair into two sections and put into ponytails with hair ties.
Apply Eco Styler Gel, Argan generously to the base of each section.
Working on the top section, take a little portion of hair, apply Giovanni Natural Hair Mousse and then Eco Styler gel.
Twist the hair and roll into perm rod

I let her hair dry under the hooded dryer for an hour and air dry overnight

Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle



Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle

In the morning, I removed the perm rods, and untwisted each twists. I only untwisted one time so as to minimize frizz. Her hair was soft and shiny.


Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle



Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle
 
Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle

Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: Twisted Mohawk Hairstyle
 
Big Sis's Graduation Natural Hair: TwistOut Mohawk Hairstyle
 


Monday, June 1, 2015

Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair Tips and Length Check

Wash and Go on 4B 4C Natural Hair Tips and Length Check

After a month of Wash and Go on my 4B 4C Natural Hair, did I gain length, how is the health of my hair? What did I learn from the experience? Watch to get all the answers to these questions.

Wash and Go PlayList: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

How to make Bentonite Clay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArS1OM...

I used Eden Bodyworks All Natural Pudding Souffle for my Twistout

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