Flexi Rod Set on Natural Hair

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...]

Bantu Knot Out Styled Natural Hair

Hello :) I wanted to try a bantu knot out style again on my natural hair, it's been a long time since I tried it last. So I started with damp hair and used my Shea Butter Mix and Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel, I made about 12 knots. I didn't use anything to secure them I just wrapped the hair around itself and tucked it under.   So I've concluded that I don't like this style on me. I don't know if I am twisting the hair too tightly or what but it's too hard to separate the twisted knots and even harder to detangle them. So I can pretty much say I won't be doing this style again, ever. I left the knots in over night and took them down using a little  coconut oil on my fingers. Do you like Bantu Knots?   … [Read more...]

Flat Ironed Natural Hair & A DIY Layered Hair Cut

Hey Guys, I'm back with some hair talk, it's been a minute I know. So anywho I had the urge to flat iron my hair, which amazed me because the last time I straightened it was back Jan 2012 almost a year ago! WOW! I can't believe it's been that long. Well is how my hair looked in Jan. 2012, it was all one length and just at Shoulder Length So this time around I decided I wanted to try to cut some layers into my hair myself! So I went to youtube and found this awesomely detailed video This is how my hair looked right after flat ironing before the cut Here is how much hair I cut off And here is how my hair looked right after the cut The next day after I wrapped my hair for the night and added some curls Here you can definitely see the layers and how much my hair grew in 10 months :) I am pleased Here is a side shot so you can see the front layers Have you ever cut your own hair? Would you be so daring as to do so? Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Flat Twist Into A Rolled Bun (Protective Style)

Hey Guys! Here is a quick and easy peasy protective style that is perfect for the office or anywhere really. I call it the flat twist into a rolled bun, I really need to come up with some shorter names geesh! This is a great protective style to wear during any season. Let's jump right into it! First make two flat twists on either side of your head starting with a slight side part, next gather the hair into a ponytail and roll the loose hair upward and  pin into place using two combs.  You could also just use bobby pins if you like, but I prefer the combs. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Remember when????……

I used to actually blog about hair and stuff? Kinda the whole reason I started this blog to begin with? Yeah it's been WAY too long so let's get back to that mkay? I subscribe to Birchbox  (best $10 monthly investment EVER) so last month (August) in my monthly box I received a small jar of Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue This is the size I received This 2oz jar retails for $7.00 on their website (see what I'm sayin' about the best $10 investment EVER for Birchbox?) Anyhoo I loved it so much I bought myself a bigger jar when Miss Jessie's was having an awesome sale that allowed me free shipping and 50% off. Normal retail price is $22 I got it for $11 with the sale. Can't beat that with a baseball bat so I hopped on aboard and bought this size: The smell is AMAZING!!! Like some delish treat I love it! The texture is a nice and semi thick creamy greatness. I love that this product provides great curl definition with a slight hold, it's the best of both worlds. I … [Read more...]

July Hair Carnival: Copy Cat Style

Hey Guys! Welcome to the 3rd edition of the Copy Cat Hair Style hosted by Untrained Hair Mom I was assigned to Naturally Twisted Hairstyles Here is a picture of the style I attempted to copy And here is my recreation of the style: I couldn't get those pesky hairs at the bottom to tuck in :( But overall I think I did a pretty good job :) Check out all the other cop cat styles   … [Read more...]

Pompadour & Two Buns on Natural Hair

Hey Guys, I wanted to try something with my different with my hair style so I decided on this style a Pompadour & Two Buns done on natural hair. I sectioned my hair from ear to ear horizontally to creat two ponytails along with a section in the front of my head.   To create my buns I took the top ponytail's loose hair and rolled it under and pinned in place.   For the bottom ponytail's loose hair I rolled the hair upward and pinned in place. For the pompadour I rolled the front section of hair backward toward my head and pinned in place. This style is versatile anyone can wear it no matter what their hair texture is!   Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Twist Out on Short Natural Hair

Hey Folks, Here is my weekend hair, Twist Out with a side flat twist design on one side of my head. and here is just a shot of my eyeshadow I used my BH Cosmetics 120 color palette.   … [Read more...]

Bun with Side Swoop

So after my awesome braid out began to look a little unruly :) I decided to put it in my all time favorite style EVER.... a bun, what else?!?  Gather all the hair and secure it in a low bun with a hair tie. You can use bobby pins to secure any loose hair.  To secure the side swoop, I used a few well placed bobby pins to secure the hair down.   Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Braid Out + Length Check

 I started this style on clean freshly deep conditioned hair. I used Original Sprout Leave In Conditioner, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, and Ouidad's Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel I put my hair in 8 cornrows and let them dry completely. The next morning I unbraided the braids for a braid out. Here are the results:  Current Length Check: Front: 12.5 in Sides: 13 in Top Middle: 12 in Back: 9.5 in   Here are my last measurements from 12/29/2011: Front: 10.5 in (gained 2.5 in) Sides: 11 in (gained 2 in) Top Middle: 12 in (remained the same) Back: 7.5 in (gained 2.5 in)  Here are more pics:  For the front section I decided to keep one braid in, just to spice things up a little. :)Enjoy! … [Read more...]