Braided Twisted Updo on Natural Hair

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Hey Guys! I'm back with another updo style. I started this style on stretched hair and I used the following products: Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie and I also used Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Perfect Edges for Jordyn's edges.   I started the style by making a middle part (horizontally) from ear to ear. I tied the top section off and started work on the bottom half of her head. I made a zig zag part going down the middle of her head and then made two cornrows going up toward the top of her head.   I criss crossed the two cornrows and added them to the top section of hair and created a bun For the front section I sectioned off just a small section of hair and made one big fluffy twist and brought it to one side of her hair and pinned it down underneath the bun The total time for styling was around 20 minutes and this style lasted us for a week. At night I tied her hair down with a satin … [Read more...]

Individual Braids with Extensions (Synthetic Hair)

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Hey Guys, Long time no hair talk, huh? Sorry about that but there is a reason for that. Well if you follow me on instagram (and if you don't, you totally should because I post cool pics) then you'll know that I put some individual braids into Jordyn's hair back at the end of June 2014. Prep: To prep the hair for braiding I pre-pooed her hair by saturating it with coconut oil overnight, next I washed her hair twice using Alba Botanica Shampoo Next I deep conditioned with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner for an hour. Then after rinsing I applied my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Creme. I banded her hair and let it air dry overnight. While braiding I used my homemade Shea Butter mix to seal in all the moisture I put in. Hair Used for Braiding  I used the Batik hair which costs $9.99 a pack but it's the best synthetic hair that so close to human hair. It was well worth the price, and you should be able to find it at any local beauty supply store. I bought two packs but … [Read more...]

Flexi Rod Set on Natural Hair

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Hello beauties :) My mother-in-law recently gave me set of flexi rods and I decided to give them a whirl. I started on dry semi-stretched hair I sectioned my hair off into 5 sections and I only had 12 flexi rods to work with so I had to be creative and make it work honey! I used plain water from a spray bottle and a little Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream for moisture and some of my Wise Made pomade to seal in my moisture. This is the size I used, they are small but you can fit a good amount of hair on one rod surprisingly. Now can someone please tell me why I thought I could sleep comfortably in these things?!?! I was fooled by their soft foamy texture. Needles to say I didn't sleep well AT ALL. So now I know for next time I'll air dry all day or sit under my hooded dryer. Anyhoo the next day I used a little oil to separate and fluff and here are my results: I loved my curl definition! I received so many … [Read more...]

Knot Genie Detangling Brush: Review

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Disclaimer: **I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always all thoughts and opinions remain my own.**   Hey Guys, After yours truly (really it was just a snippet) was featured in the article about natural hair for Today.com I was contacted by Knot Genie to try out one of their detangling brushes on Jordyn's hair. Knot Genie was invented by a Denver mom of three daughters, Rikki Mor. The secret to how Knot Genie works is two-fold: 1) the bristles vary in length, so hair glides through it; and 2) there are no little balls at the end of each bristle, which pull and damage hair. I'll admit I was a little skeptical about trying it out and almost declined the offer. But I said to myself: "Self, be open-minded and give it a try." So I did just that. Knot Genie comes in a variety of sizes from regular to teeny to the supreme. I had the pleasure of trying out the supreme Knot Genie. The company listened to their customers … [Read more...]

DIY: Shea Butter Mix for Hair

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Hey Guys, So I ran out of my last batch Shea Butter Mix and I looked on youtube to find a new mix, just to switch things up and try something different. After watching a few videos I just decided to use what I had on hand. So I used the following: Raw Shea Butter (purchased locally from an African Store near my job) Tropical Tradition Coconut Oil Extra Virign Olive Oil Avocado Oil Vitamin E Castor Oil I used a large mixing bowl and mixed the following together: 5-6 tablespoons of raw shea butter 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon of EVOO, Castor oil, Avocado oil 8 capsules of Vitamin E oil (1/2 teaspoon) My Vitamin E is in capsules so I just poked a little hole in each capsule until I got enough for 1/2 teaspoon. The vitamin E will act as a preserver for the mix so it won't go bad so fast. I used my hand mixer and whipped everything up together until I got a nice and fluffy consistency. Then I transferred my mix into an old hair … [Read more...]

Hair Thearpy Wrap Thermal Turban Heat Wrap: Review

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Hey Guys! It's review time! A while back I received an email with a discount code I believe it was either 20% or 25% off with free shipping to Curl Mart. So I went to their site and browsed around and then this caught my eye. Hair Thearpy Wrap Thermal Turban Heat Wrap Retail Price: $21.95 The Claim: The Hair Therapy Wrap applies gentle heat for up to 30 minutes, encouraging conditioner to penetrate the hair follicles. It helps activate treatments, hot oils, or re-constructors and can also help to control a dry, flaky scalp. You can use the Hair Therapy Wrap while bathing, relaxing, or around the house. My Thoughts: I love it! Once I inserted the gel packs, I popped the entire wrap in the microwave for about 45 seconds, let it stand for a few seconds and then reheated it for an additional 30 seconds. I've used it several times on Jordyn, while her deep conditioner is in and she has a plastic cap on I put this heat cap on and let her watch TV or dance around … [Read more...]

How we Straighten Naturally Curly Hair

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Hey Guys, Today's post is going to be a step by step tutorial for how we straighten our naturally curly hair. I know there are different ways and methods and so we wanted to share ours! First step is to make sure your hair is thoroughly clean, next I applied a deep conditioner and then used my Hair Therapy Wrap (review coming soon) and let it sit for an hour.     After rinsing out the deep conditioner I sectioned her hair in four sections like so:   Then I applied a small amount of leave in conditioner to each section Next I banded her hair to air dry overnight. Since I am already using enough heat with the straightening process I like skip a step if I can and for us this method of drying allows us to skip blow drying and allows the hair to be nice and stretched. The next day I took one section down at a time and begin to straighten her hair. This is what her dry stretched hair looked like after taking out a banded … [Read more...]

Diva’s Length Check: Natural Hair

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Hey guys! So I realized the other day that I haven't done a length check on the diva's natural hair in quite some time. I have trimmed her hair a little and also dusted the ends several times since our last length check. Here are the stats from the last length check Jan 2012 Front: 7.5 inches Top Middle: 11 inches Sides: 12 inches Back: 9 inches July 2012 Front: 10.5 inches Top Middle: 12 inches Sides: 11 inches (notice we lost an inch due to our trim) Back: 10.5 inches Here is a pic of her hair in July 2011, I should kick myself for not making her change into a lighter shirt so you can really see wear the braids fall, oh well next time :) Here is her hair now, this pic was taken today :) Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Hair: Rant

  Can we talk? (Joan Rivers voice) Okay so for all my readers that actually care/enjoy/or are interested in my hair talk, styles, tips, product reviews or what have you, you may have been wondering: "Why haven't I seen any hair stuff lately?" Or maybe you haven't anyhow I'll tell you why you haven't seen any hair posts lately, well for me I haven't been doing anything amazing with my hair as of late just a lot of buns and ponytails and then ponytails that turn into buns after a few days :) I did one braid out which will be a post soon yay! Okay maybe I'm the only one excited about that. As far as the diva goes her hair styles have been very basic nothing to write home about so to speak, but I will be doing a length check post on her hair soon as well as my own because we are a little overdue on that, however this time I won't be flat ironing our hair as in previous length posts but the numbers will be up for comparison :) I will also be talking about some new products … [Read more...]

Twist Out Ponytail

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