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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Elements of Natural Beauty and Hair Defined!!: Twistouts Take Practice Still Perfecting!!

Elements of Natural Beauty and Hair Defined!!: Twistouts Take Practice Still Perfecting!!: Hey Ladies, I was recently a judge at a college event and I saw this girl who had what I would like to call the perfect twist out!! Her ...

Twistouts Take Practice Still Perfecting!!

Hey Ladies,

I was recently a judge at a college event and I saw this girl who had what I would like to call the perfect twist out!! Her hair was simply beautiful the twist perfect. They were thick, juicy , soft and very well hydrated.

As most of you know I love anything that involves beautiful hair and I just had to ask her how she achieves such a flaw less look. To my surprise everything she used I had in stock.

I imediately made plans to try my twist out style again. Previously I had not been a fan because they took so much time and never came out right but this time it was different.

Here what I used:
1.Shea Moisture Curling Smoothie
2. Cantu Shea Butter Leave In
3. Raw Shea Butter Melted
4. Water and Extra Virgin Olive oil in Spray bottle
5. Its optional if you want to section hair off in to 4-6 sections but its helps make it a bit easier I think.

6.Its up to you the size of your twist I like mine to be medium in size because I like big hair and I twisted my hair while it was damp just after I rinsed my deep conditioner off and I only used the water bottle to re hydrate hair that dried over time as I was twisting other sections of my hair.

Below are pics of my hair following conditioner and after I twisted. (Also you can pin your twist up and wear them for a few days!!













Elements of Natural Beauty and Hair Defined!!: Big price and Name does not mean Quality or Better...

Elements of Natural Beauty and Hair Defined!!: Big price and Name does not mean Quality or Better...: Hey ladies, As you know I have been busy trying out new products to compare and contrast. I recently tried out two new conditioners - Matr...

Big price and Name does not mean Quality or Better!!

Hey ladies,

As you know I have been busy trying out new products to compare and contrast. I recently tried out two new conditioners - Matrix Biolage conditioning balm ($32.00) and Lustrasilk Shea Butter Ultra Cholesterol conditioner ($2.99-3.99).



I have to admit both are great conditioners but for my hair if I had to choose the better conditioner I would choose the Lustrasilk because as many of you know the secret to detangling natural hair is a conditioner with great slip.

While using the Lustrasilk I for the first time in a while discovered it had just the right kind of slip my hair needed and left my hair still feeling very good and moisturized.

But there are pros to this situation so you see I have two conditioners one for detangling and then the other. You ask what can I do with a whole jar of expensive conditioner? Some may even think what a waste of money? I have decided I can use the expensive conditoner for my cowashes and use the Lustra silk for detangling problem solved.

Ladies I said this to say becareful when buying or selecting your products because sometimes the not so expensive brands offer more and you get more product. Now I would encourage you to use your own judgment in making purchase because its still not safe to safe cheap is better but in this lessoned I learned that a $2.99-3.99 conditioner is just as good as a $32.00 conditioner.

Below are pics of my hair with the Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol conditioner





Thursday, February 14, 2013

Why Should You Use the Protective Styling Method?

Hey Ladies,

Most recently I have been inspired to protect my strands and make it a priority to moisturize and try more protective stying.

So you ask what is protective stying? Protective styling is a way of braiding or twisting your hair to protect your ends from breaks and spit ends. For some its a way of lowering manipulation which can prevent wear and tear on the hair.

What are ways I can protective style? I have found wearing a sew in or wig has been great in protecting my hair expecially when hair is short or even for temporary convenience. For those whose hair is longer I would suggest braids or twists. Today there are so many styles options naturals can use to protect hair but one thing that is a must and that is to remember to keep hair hydrated and moisturized.

Why is it so important I keep my hair moisturized because our hair is so curly and spiraled the natural oil produced on our scalp cannot travel down the strand to penetrate our strands and without proper moisture our strands become fragile and brittle and they break. Proper moisture keeps the hair strands hydrated which prevents breakage.


How do I moisturize?

1. Use a light leave in with key ingredient Aqua or water
2. Apply a sealing oil or butter such as shea butter, olive oil, jojoba oil or a butter blend of oils.

3. Opt for a braided or twisted style this allows strands to band to gether and allows the moisture to penetrate the stands.

I can stay following this simple technique has protected my strands and I can see length retention.

 Remember protective styling can be as simple as rocking a head scarf
 
Ladies I hope I have helped you today keep reading as I guide you on this journey!!
 
 
 

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Detangle Genie (The Denman Brush)

Hey Ladies,

 Its been a while since I have come to you but today I will share what the latest products and tools I have been using and also some product and hair tips suggestions.

As many of you know natural hair is a series of trials and errors. Lately I have been trying different things to get and idea of what works and what doesn't.

I recently discovered the denman brush this brush has been an answer to my detangling blues. However as with any tool I still experience some pulling of my strands but this little tool has made detangling my tighly coiled and curly hair much faster and easier.



Denman Brush
Sold: Sally's beauty
Price: 9.99
Use:  Works best when use on wet or damp hair for detangling hair before styling or for adding curly definition while detangling.

Pros:  Great tool for detangling speeds of detangling time and adds curl definition.
Cons Can pull strands out if used to rough or to much and call also snag knots and tangles.

Review:  I would suggest trying the denman because it helps make detangling hair much easier. With the right product breakage is minimal. I believe this tool if combines with the right condition that offers the right kind of slip is a joy to have in the proeduct cabinets.