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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Do You Dust?

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I recently began focusing on the diva's ends more and "dusting" them more often. I would say I dust her ends at least once a week or once every two weeks. Her hair tends to split easily at the ends I've noticed and to help control this, dusting is a great method.Dusting your ends or sometimes called search & destroy involves grabbing a small section of hair and looking for split or damaged ends and cutting them using hair shears right before the point of the split and/or damage. I take a section of about 10-15 strands of hair and go through that section and look for the damaged ends.You will not lose any length by doing this method as you are merely cutting the split end, this method is great to catch split ends or damaged ends before they travel up the hair shaft and cause further damage to your hair. This is also a great alternative to cutting your hair and can help you in between trims. This method can be used on all hair types, curly, kinky, coily, wavy, or straight!I … [Read more...]

Length Check: The Diva

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It's that time again for our length check!!!I am actually a little late on this, I should have done this in Dec. but time slipped by.Here is the link for our last length check, BUT in case you are too lazy to click (j/k he he he) here are her stats:Sept 2011:Front: 7 inches (bangs growing out)Top Middle: 10 1/2 inchesSides: 10 inchesBack: 7 inches And here are our stats now:Jan 2012Front: 7.5 inchesTop Middle: 11 inchesSides: 12 inchesBack: 9 inchesEnjoy! … [Read more...]

My First Hair Event!

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Hello There! I recently went to my first hair event hosted by Hair's A Thought in Los Angeles, CA and it was super informative and fun :) Although it wasn't what I expected I had a blast, I expected more networking I came armed with business cards but didn't pass any out :( Oh well there's always next time. I also didn't get a chance to take many pics but I did mange to get a couple.Here is the goodie bag everyone received at the doorBest Goodie Bag Ever I am convinced this is the best goodie bag I'll ever receive even though I don't have any other goodie bags to compare it too, no one can tell me any different :)In the bag was 4 full sized bottles of Miss Jessie's products, samples of Twisted Sista, JessiCurl, Kitchen Pretty Natural Lip Balm, Body Scrub and Body Bar by Raw Ingredients, Bobem Shampoo Bar, and CurlsI also was lucky enough to win a full sized Shampoo Bar by Bobem :)It smells yummy I can't wait to use it, it will be my first shampoo bar and first time … [Read more...]

Swimming Hair Care Routine for Natural Hair

So after many answered questions and a lot of research and time I finally found a routine that works for us! I am so excited! Here is what our swim care / hair care routine looks like: Before Swimming: Spray the hair with my homemade conditioner mix Make sure all ends of hair is tucked away ie: a bun After Swimming: Wash hair with Ultra Swim once Apply deep conditioner to hair Put a plastic cap on hair and let sit for at least 30 min Rinse well Jordyn's hair came out great! It was soft and moisturized, no dry or brittle hair feeling anywhere yay! I call it a success! … [Read more...]