Archive | January, 2013

Green house effect

24 Jan

The green house effect helps to promote hair growth by creating a natural warm steamy environment that enables the natural oils from your scalp to come out and help your hair grow…it’s also great for dryness because of all the moisture produced. I will tell you step by step how to prepare your hair and do the green house effect. 

step 1:  Apply an all natural oil to your hair( olive oil, jojoba oil, castor oil etc..) 

Step 2: put a shower cap on top of your head then put on a satin bonnet after that put on a beanie. 

Step 3: Go to bed then wake up the next morning and style hair as needed or you can untwist your hair if you were going for a twist out. 

This helps with dry hair become softer and more manageable and it improves your hair growth the most my hair has grown using this method was an inch in one month and i usually get a 1/2 inch a month. If you want to know more check out real queens regimen and she explains it a lot better because she’s the one who discovered it. Also there are pictures of her growth doing the green house effect. 

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Good foods that promote hair growth

21 Jan

Sometimes the best growth you can make is making changes from inside out starting with your intake. Every thing listed are things that promote hair growth and make hair stronger overall.

Protein: liver, tofu, eggs beans,yogurt

Iron: liver, eggs, raisins, whole grain cereals

B Vitamins: eggs, meat poultry

Vitamin E: avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil

Sulfur: meats, fish, nuts, legumes, onions( all vegetables but onions help the most)

Essential fatty acids: walnuts, canola oil, fish, soy

Taliah Waajid curly curl cream review!!!!!!!!!

21 Jan

Since i’m in a protective style I thought it would be a good idea to talk about products I can’t live without and products that wasted my allowance money.

Taliah Waajid curly curl cream is a 8.5 out of 10 in my opinion. The product is really thick and heavy on my hair which I don’t mind because it gives my hair hang time. Although I get hang time with this product I cant seem for it to define my curls without me twisting or braiding my hair for at least one or two days. Another Con about this product is for and are on my head to be defined i have to put a lot of this product and this product isn’t cheap. My favorite thing about this product is it is AMAZING to use when you want two strand twists. The product keeps my twists in place and never looks very greasy. Overall I will continue to by this product when I want to do two strand twists.

Pro’s and con’s on protective styling

21 Jan

In my last post I talked about my opinion on protective styles and how I feel they’ve helped me so far in my natural hair journey but now i will share not only the Pro’s but the Con’s on protective styling.

Pros:

– Less manipulation: less manipulation lead to less breakage that results in more hair growth

-Styling Versatility: With a weave or braid extensions you can manipulate your extension constantly without harming your real hair

– More patient with your hair growth: wearing a weave or braid extensions gives you time to think about other things than your hair so you will become more patient and by the time your ready to remove your extensions your hair would have grown.

– many different looks including color change: sometimes you want to try a new color on your hair but not sure how it will look so you can use extensions to try out how it will look on you. 

Cons:

-Temporary or permanent hair loss: If you keep your extensions for too long it can lead to permanent hair loss

– Installation time: YES!!!! its true getting your hair braided can take up to 14 hours depending on the style.

-budget: getting your hair braided or getting your weave done every two months ain’t cheap it can really burn a hole in your pockets(in my case my parents pocket)

-Too tight: Depending on your stylist if your real hair is pulled to tight than can damage your hair especially along the edges.

-Is protective styling something you want to try or is there another way you like to retain length?

 

 

 

My opinion on protective styling

21 Jan

Protective styling can be a naturals worst nightmare and another naturals best friend. Some naturals use protective styling as a way to grow their hair to new lengths(and heights) while others use it as a way to give their hair a break.

In my opinion protective styling is the best way to retain length, it just depends on how you take care of your hair when in a protective style. Not only can you retain length in a protective style but you can have a lot of different creative styles.There are many protective styles to choose from that can fit ones lifestyle. There are kinky twists, box braids, flat twists, cornrows, buns, two strand twists, mini twists, Havana twists and more(the list is endless. Overall I love protective styling a lot and i doubt I would have as much length as I have now without all the different protective styles Ive done.

Whats your opinion on protective styling?

The begining of kinkycurlies

19 Jan

To understand kinky and curly hair you must have kinky curly hair. Sometime you may have kinky and/or curly and you still don’t understand your own hair but with KinkyCurlies website I can share my helpful tips and other curlies can share theirs because it’s better to do things together than alone. I really see this website go far in helping curlies and being a place to turn to for not only hair tips but other stressful things.