Saturday, July 14, 2012

My Black is Beautiful But....

I was having an interesting convo with someone and we were talking about black hair. A lot of people say "my black is beautiful" but have permed hair. Black textured hair is something that is unique to our race. Does this sound like a contradicting statement to make? My black is beautiful but my hair isn't??!! I would like to know some thoughts about this subject...Leave some comments below please! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Re-Grouping After a Major Hair Set Back: What You Will Need

Have you ever suffered from heat damage, breakage, or "protective" styling gone wrong? Well you came to the right place.

What You Will Need:

1. Some Patience
2. A Clear Mind
3. Optimistic Thinking

Now for Products:
1. Peppermint Oil, I can not STRESS this enough.  If you want to grow your hair back, peppermint oil stimulates hair growth, more than any other oil I have experimented with.

2. Spray bottle. You will need plenty of water to help new stronger hair grow. If you don't get anything else, mix your peppermint oil(5-10 drops) in a spray bottle with water. You will feel a major difference.

3. Castor Oil. This will help with thickness, or at least be a great sealant for your hair. Never forget to add water first.

4. Shea butter......cheap, easy, effective.

5. Glycerin mixed with Water...(not to be used with dry weather)




In Other News: My first light Blowout since I started my journey, I didn't want a completely straighten look, it was just so the person doing my hair wouldn't curse me out. Plus I didn't want heat damage.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Where have you been??

I am in Africa! Took a short trip to Ghana, but I am currently in Nigeria... So much to post when I get back.! 

Peace <3 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Random Post: Surprise Trip to the Georgia Aquarium

My first time at the Aquarium, very fun. We did a 'Behind The Screens Tour' so we got to see how they feed the fishes. :) 
Warning: Lots of Pictures. 



















Good Times !!

World Natural Hair Show

I went to the World Natural Hair Show in Atlanta GA recently, and I had a wonderful time meeting so many great people, and YouTube celebrities :) 


I wasn't a fan of the long line to get in or all of the product pushing. The best advice I have is, when you go to these things, have a clear understanding of what you want to buy, and what you really need or else all the money in your wallet will be gone by the end of the night. Everyone is going to try and sell you their product, and it's so amazing to me how many of these people don't really have knowledge of natural hair, outside of whatever product they are telling to sell you. 


Knowledge is definitely a major factor when it comes to natural hair, because you may find yourself going in cycles and listening to people telling you about what they think is best for YOUR HAIR. You don't need to spend a lot of money to be natural. There's no magic product that will make your hair look like that girl's hair. Work with what you have. :) 


P.S some of these pics are not coming out clear, not sure why :( 


Another Favorite: Her Channel 




One of my favorite natural girls on YouTube: Her Channel
So Much Product



Deep Conditioner



Banana Hair Smoothie & My Hair Steamer 

My new favorite thing!! Please do NOT waste your money on deep conditioners 

anymore. I tired this smoothie for the first time yesterday, and I promise it gave the 


same results as me buying a brand name $$$ deep conditioner. It is so simple to make 


and it has all the wonderful benefits your hair needs to be awesome!!! 

Recipe to Awesomeness: Sorry I forgot to take pictures of me making it :( 

Banana 

1 or 2(depending on if you like protein) Egg*

Tsp: Honey (For shiny hair, and moisturized hair


Tsp: Jojoba oilGrapeseed oil (very inexpensive and beneficial at the same time), 

Peppermint oil(stimulates hair growth), Castor oil, and Vitamin E oil.  

Blend ( I recommend a hand blender) 

- Wasn't that simple :)

* Note: Do not wash your hair with extremely hot water, the egg will cook in your hair. 0_0


* Put a plastic cap on for 15mins or sit under a hair streamer. 

Here are some great pictures of my hair. I can honestly tell you that my hair has never 

had so much definition from a deep conditioner. 








Saturday, April 21, 2012

Whipped Shea butter [ How To ]





Hey!!


Here it is. I bought some shea butter, cut it into cubes and kept it at room temperature so it would be soft enough to blend.


1. A tablespoon or MORE of these oils, Grape seed oil, peppermint oil, castor oil, safflower seed oil, Jojoba oil, rosemary oil, and glycerin.


2. Mix with a hand blender at room temperature.


3. As you can see, I didn't need that much shea butter to get almost a full container.


Cut up the Shea butter 




All done(best thing about this blender, is you don't have to transfer anything  to another container. 
Much needed rubber spoon
From start.

Monday, April 16, 2012

I adopted a Maltese !!!!

Hello,
Happy Monday!! I adopted a puppy from a center this weekend.  Her name is Pandora.  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Articles I Find Interesting



I did not write this article but I love sharing :)

Myth 15: Applying mayonnaise to your hair will make it glossier.

Mayo is made with an oil base, and it makes hair shine. But to avoid a mess, try this method:
- Apply a cup of mayonnaise mixed with a teaspoon of vanilla extract (to cut the mayonnaise scent) to dry, unwashed hair.
- Cover your head with a warm towel to help the mayonnaise penetrate, and leave it on for 20 minutes.
- Before you step into the shower, apply a heaping handful of shampoo to your hair. Don't add any water yet; just massage it in thoroughly for several minutes. That will help break down the excess oil, says Berkovitz.
- Rinse with cool water in the shower and your hair will come out shiny and silky.
If the idea of putting a condiment in your hair makes you queasy, try a rich glossing treatment, such as Phytonectar Ultra-Nourishing Oil Treatment ($30, drugstore.com), which contains egg and rich oils, the basic ingredients in mayonnaise.

The only thing I would add to this is to add some essential oils(Example:peppermint oil, rosemary oil, tea tree oil), and non essential oils(example: grape seed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil), and cover everything with shower cap to avoid a messy towel. 
Read more of the Article: Beauty myths busted

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cheap Makeup Storage

Pink bin $8.99
Clear organizer $6.99
Target
Clear glass about $3.00 ~ Wal-Mart










Saturday, April 7, 2012

Texture Shots

Braid out



BH Cosmetics

I ordered some things from BH cosmetics, the delivery came in less than a week of me ordering it.  The packaging was amazing and nothing was broken.   I was a little worried about the concealer and brushes I bought because they were so cheap!!! Like super cheap.  I have MAC brushes I have paid over $30 for, so I know a quantity makeup brush when I see it.  Anyways I love the concealer palette but I only use three of the colors at the moment and I am not sure what to do with the rest.  At first it had a kind of chalky smell but it went away.  I love the brushes and did not except the fan brush would be this big.   The brushes are soft and pick up the makeup well.  









Everything cost less than $40.