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The Month of April

4 Apr

There is so many exciting things about April! For one on April 20 I big chopped and it will be my 1 year anniversary! If you have read my previous post you know I currently have kinky twists in so this is the month I will undo the kinky twists at the end if April. Because I have had my kinky twists since Feb. 18 I will have a lot of new growth and that means new styles I can try! In one of my previous post I made a list of all the styles I want to try before the year ends and when I try everyone on my list I will protective style for the remaining time (maybe). With over 20 styles I wanna try I will be very busy through April especially because I have a wedding to go to and a week long camping trip! Lol #busy but I hope you can be able to keep up and I hope I can post a lot during this month! Have a great day!

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Kinky twists

24 Feb

This is my new protective style that I will keep until the end of April(try to keep) lol hope you like it comment if you want to know more about my protective style and how I take care of it 🙂

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Apple Cider Vinegar

8 Feb

Apple cider vinegar A.K.A ACV should be in every naturals cabinet  heres a list on why and by the end of reading my reasons if you don’t agree with me or not convinced you can email me so we can talk about it.

– Dandruff and itchiness can be cured by using ACV

– ACV is a great at cleansing the scalp, gets rid of build up instantly

-Have head lice? Use ACV to cure it

-If your hair is damaged and the cuticles are upraised, an acid rinse could be help them to lay flatter and therefore improving shine and detangle-ability

-After using ACV your hair is easier to detangle

– Hair is silky and soft and retains a lot on volume

So Tell me why you shouldn’t give this a try on your upcoming wash day… it wont hurt????

Top 5 Natural hair tips

5 Feb

These are tips that newly naturals, transitioners and long term naturals need to know. Following these steps are the most basic ways to retain length and be a calm patient natural.

1. use minimal heat

2. keep your natural hair trimmed(I would love to tell you how oftent you should do it but everyone’s hair is different and it also depends on how often you seal but I trim once every 6 months.

3.Do not comb hair when its dry! this is like killing your hair LOL. It breaks and you retain 0 length. You can try detangling on damp, wet or hair that has a good enough amount of leav in.(finger detangling is best.

4. Although I send hair accessories are your best friends in a previouse post you have to make sure their safe to use. something that is too tight around your hair or that pulls on your edges is a no go no matter how cute it looks.

5. Every product that you use should have aqua/ water as a first ingredient

Deep conditioning???

5 Feb

OK, since honesty is the best policy I’m going to start off by saying I don’t deep condition as often as I should 😦 i know its terrible but i often do think about it but when i do DC my hair comes out incredibly soft and moisturized it makes me think about why I don’t do it. This is why I’m writing this post to tell you guys how i get really soft protein filled hair!(hopefully I can start taking my own DC’ing advice)

Ingredients:

4 tbs of EVOO

2 tbs of pure honey

1 tbs of coconut oil(can change amount depends on you)

Instructions:

place the coconut oil, honey and EVOO in a small cup and place the cup in a large bowl of hot water. Allow the cup to sit in the water for a few minutes. Until the mixture is warm. Pour the mix onto freshly washed hair but towel blotted hair. THen put on a shower cap and wrap with a towel to prevent the mix from dripping. Let the mix sit in your hair for 20 min + then wash hair thoroughly with cold water( IMPORTANT!!!!!)

3 Ways for you to get your TWA to look more feminine

5 Feb

When you first big chop and you have a TWA its so fun. It brings out features that you may not have noticed on your face or it can just force you to boost your confidence. TWA’s makes you feel different almost “risky” making you try new stuff that you may thought you couldn’t do like a change in your fashion. Even though all of these are great points having a TWA is not always like this… sometimes having a TWA can be extremely stressful maybe because you don’t know how to style your new fro or keep it moisturized but a big problem for other naturals(used to be me and still is) is that we think that we look manly. Sometimes its not easy to make your TWA feminine because males usually have TWA’s or shorter do’s. These 3 tips I’m about to give you are ways to spice up your TWA and make it more feminine.

1. Earrings are your best friends! Earrings bring out your face and make your hair the last thing people look at. Earrings is a great way to distract people when you’ve cut your hair really low… earrings almost bring automatic positive attention to your new TWA. The best earrings to purchase are big ones! I’m talking huge(as long as your comfortable) they makes your head look small and not so out of place.

2. Hair accessories is just as important as your beloved earrings.  Hair accessories can bring out your girl side and its incredibly fun to choose hair accessories because there are so many too choose from. Not only do hair accessories make your TWA stick out and look more feminine they can be used to cover up bad twist outs, bad hair days, and trial and errors.

3. Henna! henna! henna! henna can also be one of your favorites and not only does it spice up your TWA color without damaging it you can be a permanent ingredient in your regimen. Henna can make your black TWA to a very soft, moisturized auburn cloned hair. The best thing about henna is its natural no harm will be done to your beautiful kinks, curls and coils.

If you have any more tips please share i would love to hear them 🙂

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.