Tuesday, November 29, 2016

HOW TO CARE FOR SHORT NATURAL HAIR & HOW TO STYLE SHORT #NATURALHAIR #TWA


In this video, you will learn how to care for your short natural hair, (how to care for TWA), and how to style your short natural hair.
When it comes to maintaining short natural hair, there are 3 things that you must focus on.
1. Moisturizing
  Moisturizing your hair is very important. There are different methods to moisturize such as the LOC method and the LCO method. There are other variations of this method you can try out. At night, doing the greenhouse effect or baggy method (bagging your hair) helps in moisture retention.
2. Breakage:
Focus on keeping your hair soft by moisturizing and strong by doing protein treatments
3. Hairstyles for Short Natural Hair
This can range from doing a Wash and Go, to doing fingercoils and doing puffs
5 Ways to know if your natural hair is healthy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyIANtAKvqA
How to do Finger Coils: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04T8F1X9aSc
How to do Puff on short natural hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVKmM5XmbAA



Friday, November 25, 2016

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas


Lil Sis and her friends show you all the natural hair apparels from Brown Girls Club. Brown Girls Club was founded by Crystal Swain-Bates, author of six fun black children's books and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, LLC.
This website has a lot of cool kids gift ideas for Christmas, kids birthdays and kids party and other occassions
Visit Brown Girls Club by clicking: http://www.browngirlsclub.com?afmc=7j
Take 15% off with code DISCOVER




Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas  DiscoveringNatural

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas  DiscoveringNatural

Lil Sis and Friends in BROWN GIRLS CLUB | Kids Gift Ideas  DiscoveringNatural

Monday, November 21, 2016

NATURAL HAIR WASH DAY with HIGH POROSITY HAIR Products Elaine Hair and Body



Today, I will be washing Lil Sis's High Porosity Natural Hair using products from Elaine Hair and Body. This natural hair and body product line also have Low Porosity products.  You can find these products at http://elainehairbody.com




I started off by rinsing her hair with warm water to open her hair cuticles and allow dirt and product buildup to loosen up.


 I used the High Porosity Shampoo which contains:
Ingredients: African Black Soap,Coco Glucoside(Coconut)Oil,Ricinus Communis(Black Castor)Seed Oil,Vitis Vinifera(Grape)Seed Oil, Glycerin, Soy Lecithin,Theobroma Cacao(Cocoa)Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea Butter)Fruit,Cocos Nucifera(Coconut) Oil.


After shampoo, I used the High Porosity Conditioner:
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG 40 Castor Oil (and) Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil,Soy Lecithin,Ricinus Communis(Black Castor)Seed Oil,Fragrance.


Lastly, I deep conditioned her hair for 30 mins with the High Porosity Deep Conditioner:
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG 40 Castor Oil (and) Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil,Bentonite Clay,Ricinus Communis(Black Castor)Seed Oil,Soy Lecithin,Fragrance.
She used the ShampooMate as her head rest. More information here: http://bit.ly/2eYyPpC


Friday, November 18, 2016

5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged?

 5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural



Focusing Healthy Natural Hair is more important than growing Long Hair. When your hair is healthy, it will grow and retain the length. In this video , I share with you 5 ways to know if your hair is healthy. Knowing the difference between damaged hair and healthy hair is important. If you can tell if hair is damaged or dry , then you are on a natural hair journey to knowing how to grow your natural hair.


Dealing with Shrinkage: http://bit.ly/2eORzI9
How to Do Protein Treatment: http://bit.ly/2g6qIFc
When to do Protein Treatment: http://bit.ly/2fE110k
How to get Shiny Hair: http://bit.ly/2g51eYo
How to get Soften Hair: http://bit.ly/2g6qo9J




5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural

5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural

5 Signs of HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR | Is Your Hair Damaged? DiscoveringNatural

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Struggling with High and Low Porosity Natural Hair

Struggling with High and Low Porosity Natural Hair DiscoveringNatural


This morning, I had a conversation with one of my curl friends on Facebook about her struggle with her Low Porosity hair. I had to share my section of the conversation, maybe it will help someone else.

Struggling with FINDING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

With finding the right product, it is not an immediate thing. Sometimes you can find what works for you, just like that.... fast.. and sometimes it is a learning process, For example, with Lil Sis who is High Porosity, I just recently found a moisturizer that works EXCELLENTLY for her. Each time I touch her hair, I am like WOW. I have not moisturized her hair in a week and still shocked. LOL. She has been natural all her 8 years,
 

For your low porosity hair, I would suggest looking for products that contain ingredients that make hair more porous. For example with high porosity, Apple Cider vinegar helps with the moisture locking in process
 

So Lil Sis's magic moisturizer and shampoo and other products she uses contains apple cider vinegar
 
 

Some people say that with Low Porosity, using baking soda can help make the hair more porous so that it moisture can penetrate it better. Be careful with this. Test a section of hair before attempting.
 

Make sure to mix the baking soda with conditioner to make it less harsh.

When you finish washing your hair with your shampoo of choice, deep condition your hair with heat; meaning apply the condition, cover hair with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer or use a warm towel and wrap your plastic covered head. This will allow the product to penetrate better.
 

After washing, apply leave in conditioner to your WET hair. Not dried hair.
 

Using humectants are beneficial to low porosity hair. You can try gels like flaxseed gel, some people also use okra gel (I am yet to try this) and some also add a little bit of honey to their deep conditioner.

Protein is also beneficial to low porosity hair.
 

The key thing is to get educated in the ingredients and what they are doing for YOUR hair and not focus on brand names and so on.
 
Here is a great article if you have time to read it:









Friday, November 11, 2016

HOW TO TWIST OUT NATURAL HAIR | BIG HAIR

HOW TO TWISTOUT NATURAL HAIR | BIG HAIR | DiscoveringNatural


I show you how to create BIG TWISTOUT on Natural Hair. My hair has been washed in twists with SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo and deep conditioned with SheaMoisture 10 in 1 Hair Masque. Since Especially Hair works also as a leave in, I skipped using a leave in conditioner. This moisturizer helps retain length and that will help with my hair growth.
I used the Rope twists method to twist my hair. My hair air dried overnight before I untwisted it.

Products Used
STYLER:
Especially Hair Moisture Foundation
http://especiallyhair.com/collection/...
Discount code: discovering30
Expires: 10/27/2017

SHAMPOO:
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo - http://amzn.to/29lOW8X

DEEP CONDITIONER:
SheaMoisture SuperFruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque, 12 Ounce - http://amzn.to/2dxBbYS

LEAVE IN:
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner - http://amzn.to/2dsQXWD




HOW TO TWISTOUT NATURAL HAIR | BIG HAIR | DiscoveringNatural

HOW TO TWISTOUT NATURAL HAIR | BIG HAIR | DiscoveringNatural

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

OUR FAVORITE NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS (2016 Edition)

NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS DiscoveringNatural


In this video, we share our favorite natural hair products (2016). I share my natural hair routine which is a simple hair regimen that keeps our natural hair moisturized and healthy. We use these products also in the LOC method and LCO method.
Below, you will find information about the products we use for our hair and also DISCOUNT CODE.

Products in this video:
SHAMPOO:
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo - http://amzn.to/29lOW8X
My DNA Sulfate Free Shampoo - http://amzn.to/29EbuGW

COWASH:
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing Cowash, 16 Ounce - http://amzn.to/28X0zWJ
Bragg Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar http://amzn.to/28PAuuk

DEEP CONDITIONER:
SheaMoisture SuperFruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque, 12 Ounce - http://amzn.to/2dxBbYS

PROTEIN TREATMENT:
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Intensive Strengthening Masque - 12 oz - http://amzn.to/2dXdsSs

LEAVE IN:
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner - http://amzn.to/2dsQXWD

OILS FOR NATURAL HAIR:
Our DIY Hair Growth Oil: http://bit.ly/2dKffMd
Roots Only Comb Applicator Bottle - http://amzn.to/28YfQXp

MOISTURIZER:
Especially Hair Moisture Foundation
http://especiallyhair.com/collection/...
Discount code: discovering30
Expires: 10/27/2017

My DNA Moisturizing Hair Butter - http://amzn.to/29EbUg6

HEAT PROTECTANT:
TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray - http://amzn.to/2clhMvk

STYLER:
ECOCO Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel - http://amzn.to/2ehkO10

How to Clarify Natural Hair: http://bit.ly/2fThGhd
Natural Hair Products for Summer: http://bit.ly/2eywBdl
How to Cowash Natural Hair: http://bit.ly/2fKM528



NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS DiscoveringNatural



NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS DiscoveringNatural

Saturday, November 5, 2016

EASY NATURAL HAIR KIDS WASH DAY ROUTINE HACKS

EASY NATURAL HAIR KIDS WASH DAY ROUTINE HACKS

Wash Day can be a struggle for kids with natural hair. Today, I will share our Quick and Easy Natural Hair Routine for Kids when it is time to wash natural hair. I will provide several beauty hair hacks throughout the video including how to make Hair Custard.

Products used in this video:
Especially Hair Moisture Foundation
http://especiallyhair.com/collection/moisture-foundation/#eh=DNat
Discount code: discovering30
Expires: 10/27/2017

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo - http://amzn.to/29lOW8X
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner - http://amzn.to/2dsQXWD
ECOCO Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel - http://amzn.to/2ehkO10
Our DIY Hair Growth Oil: http://bit.ly/2dKffMd
It is important to make your child comfortable during the wash day process. We use the ShampooMate as her head rest. Find more information about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAS-g63EsiQ

Her hair was shampooed with a product that works for her High Porosity Natural Hair.
We did a conditioning with a multi-purpose conditioner that works as a deep conditioner and leave in.Information about multipurpose products: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxiVXdHIQEQ
Moisturizing is the most important part of wash day.




 




 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

My SUPER EASY Facial Night Routine

My SUPER EASY Facial Night Routine DiscoveringNatural

Having a night routine is very important to me because as I sleep, I can rejuvenate my skin. Your skin is the foundation of your appearance.

I am not an avid makeup wearer, and I feel that this has helped in the health of my facial skin.  I start off my night routine by using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to remove any makeup (if I am wearing any).
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil


To do this, I take a tablespoon of the coconut oil and massage into my face. Then I take a few drops of my facial cleanser, Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash and massage it over the coconut oil. I then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash DiscoveringNatural


After this, I use Witch Hazel to remove any left over makeup and tone my skin.
Witch Hazel DiscoveringNatural

I make a mixture of Vitamin E oil and True Moringa Simplicity Pure Moringa Oil.
Vitamin E oil DiscoveringNatural
True Moringa Simplicity Body Oil
 
I put a little bit of the Moringa Oil underneath my eye and also on any wrinkles I see.  That is about it.

Moringa oil has a lot of benefits. If you would love to try it out, visit True Moringa and use the discount code: DISCOVERINGNATURAL for $5 off the first purchase

Watch to see the benefits and all the other ways I use Moringa Oil:



Watch how I do my facial night routine:

IS NATURAL HAIR WORTH IT?


Sometime, people wonder if natural hair is worth it. Is natural hair for me, is natural hair too expensive, is natural hair healthier? A lot of these train of thought can occur when a relaxed hair person is thinking on how to go natural or if to go natural.

In this video, I talk about if natural hair is worth it, natural hair being expensive, or costly, and also the time it takes to do natural hair. Regarding the time it takes to do a natural hairstyles and even figuring out short natural hairstyles and profession hairstyles can be a struggle. The cost of natural hair products and maintaining natural hair is also something to consider. Find out what I think.

What product did I use to style my hair:
Especially Hair Moisture Foundation
http://especiallyhair.com/#eh=DNat
Discount code: discovering30
Expires: 10/27/2017