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Friday, December 31, 2010

Isn't He Lovely! Look at the King of Kinks!

My first protective style for the Winter! Its all about the half wigs for right now guys =)

What is a Protective Style?

It is a style that people wear to protect their hair ends. Often times people  use these style to retain growth and length and to protect the hair from harsh weather.

 

What can be a protective style?

A protective style can be Braids, twists, extensions, buns, wigs, lacefronts, half wigs, weaves etc. It is basically anything that will hide your ends or not have your ends out in the open.

Are they Necessary?

Because PS are used for protecting and hair retention I would like to say yes IF you live in colder climates. But if I were to say that it wouldn't be entirely true because there are some people who rock their hair out all year round and don't have a problem. But my motto is 'better be safe than sorry' =)

So Toni(my hair), here is half wig Sasha 1.0

Toni meet Sasha 1.0 & Protective styles #naturalhair

My first protective style for the Winter! Its all about the half wigs for right now guys =)

What is a Protective Style?

It is a style that people wear to protect their hair ends. Often times people  use these style to retain growth and length and to protect the hair from harsh weather.

 

What can be a protective style?

A protective style can be Braids, twists, extensions, buns, wigs, lacefronts, half wigs, weaves etc. It is basically anything that will hide your ends or not have your ends out in the open.

Are they Necessary?

Because PS are used for protecting and hair retention I would like to say yes IF you live in colder climates. But if I were to say that it wouldn't be entirely true because there are some people who rock their hair out all year round and don't have a problem. But my motto is 'better be safe than sorry' =)

So Toni(my hair), here is half wig Sasha 1.0

Language Digression advised! Great Message....

I'm Not Interested #naturalhair

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Language Digression advised! Great Message....


Defining my Wash and go #naturalhair


In the back of my mother's art class, in the heart of Bed-stuy (Brooklyn), I was encouraged to explore materials and discover their possibilities.

Many years later, I came to realize that someone would actually spend money for my art and better yet, be willing to wear my work in public! What a high!

"My Funky Twisted Soul" expresses my desire to "Funk Up" an ordinary outfit with edgey  accessories. The person who wears my work, must be confident in herself and doesnt conform to trends; but rather sets them!

I'm not easily intimidated! My Funky Twisted Soul is my passion, my friend, my  connection to God, my therapy and release! It takes me on it's own ride and I follow it's lead.

I can't allow labels like minority ... to come into play as it suggests limitations.

I have an awesome support system! MFTS  (the business) started on my kitchen table!

So, there were times when dinner would be late because I was "in the zone"! My husband would sometimes be coming through the door from work, a hungry Jamaican man, and there wasn't anything prepared . He wasn't always happy about it, but he didn't make me feel bad! He and my 3 sons have really held me down. They set me up when I do events, my oldest son helped me create a studio in my home. ( So, I'm no longer on the table.)

As I mentioned earlier, my mother was an art teacher. Consequently, my formative  years were spent  in museums and art galleries.

One artist that my mother and I were quite fond of was Onnnie Millar. ( I've actually blogged about her influence on me as an artisian at www.myfunkytwistedsoul.tmblr.com )

In addition, I'm also inspired by materials, shapes, textures and color. I would venture to describe myself as a color junky! (I often get the WT.... look when I'm walking down the street because my style is unconventional.)

My biggest challenge is that MFTS is prodominently a one women operation. Therefore, most everything is on me. (shipping, marketing, creating, accounting...) My advice to someone starting out is:

- try not to be overwhelmed.

- Keep a to do list of all that you need to address.

- If you say you're gonig to do something; keep your word.

- Make customer service a major priority! (I stand by making the customer feel they are the most important person within my sphere because in essence they are. )

- Only deligate to efficient people who subscribe to your  vision for your business.

-Take advantage of free resources (social networking and webinars in the areas where you are least proficient!)

- Use your business as a vehicle to empower others.

-  Keep your eyes open for  situations that can lead to an opportunity for your biz

What keeps me motivated are my customers! There is nothing more rewarding than someone appreciating your work no matter what your modality is.

Success is a very personel thing. My advice is not to subscribe to what society deems as  successful. I would ultimately  love to see MFTS on an artist like Erykah B. or India Arie (someone who isn't caught up on blingin but rather appreciates the art)..  Essence mag  ...  as part of the wardrobe in a featured film or tv show... NY Fashion Week...

Thank you for the opportunity to share My Funky Twisted Soul with you and your followers.


Peace,

Adande

Its her Funky Twisted Business @MyFnkyTwstdSoul

Monday, December 27, 2010

In the back of my mother's art class, in the heart of Bed-stuy (Brooklyn), I was encouraged to explore materials and discover their possibilities.

Many years later, I came to realize that someone would actually spend money for my art and better yet, be willing to wear my work in public! What a high!

"My Funky Twisted Soul" expresses my desire to "Funk Up" an ordinary outfit with edgey  accessories. The person who wears my work, must be confident in herself and doesnt conform to trends; but rather sets them!

I'm not easily intimidated! My Funky Twisted Soul is my passion, my friend, my  connection to God, my therapy and release! It takes me on it's own ride and I follow it's lead.

I can't allow labels like minority ... to come into play as it suggests limitations.

I have an awesome support system! MFTS  (the business) started on my kitchen table!

So, there were times when dinner would be late because I was "in the zone"! My husband would sometimes be coming through the door from work, a hungry Jamaican man, and there wasn't anything prepared . He wasn't always happy about it, but he didn't make me feel bad! He and my 3 sons have really held me down. They set me up when I do events, my oldest son helped me create a studio in my home. ( So, I'm no longer on the table.)

As I mentioned earlier, my mother was an art teacher. Consequently, my formative  years were spent  in museums and art galleries.

One artist that my mother and I were quite fond of was Onnnie Millar. ( I've actually blogged about her influence on me as an artisian at www.myfunkytwistedsoul.tmblr.com )

In addition, I'm also inspired by materials, shapes, textures and color. I would venture to describe myself as a color junky! (I often get the WT.... look when I'm walking down the street because my style is unconventional.)

My biggest challenge is that MFTS is prodominently a one women operation. Therefore, most everything is on me. (shipping, marketing, creating, accounting...) My advice to someone starting out is:

- try not to be overwhelmed.

- Keep a to do list of all that you need to address.

- If you say you're gonig to do something; keep your word.

- Make customer service a major priority! (I stand by making the customer feel they are the most important person within my sphere because in essence they are. )

- Only deligate to efficient people who subscribe to your  vision for your business.

-Take advantage of free resources (social networking and webinars in the areas where you are least proficient!)

- Use your business as a vehicle to empower others.

-  Keep your eyes open for  situations that can lead to an opportunity for your biz

What keeps me motivated are my customers! There is nothing more rewarding than someone appreciating your work no matter what your modality is.

Success is a very personel thing. My advice is not to subscribe to what society deems as  successful. I would ultimately  love to see MFTS on an artist like Erykah B. or India Arie (someone who isn't caught up on blingin but rather appreciates the art)..  Essence mag  ...  as part of the wardrobe in a featured film or tv show... NY Fashion Week...

Thank you for the opportunity to share My Funky Twisted Soul with you and your followers.


Peace,

Adande

Holiday inspired look:

 

When I first took out my twist it wasnt too my likings so... I accessorized with a hair clamp!!

Products Used:

Karens Body Beautiful- Moisturizer

Oyin Hand Made Whipped Pudding- Twist Out

Koils By Nature Gel- Twist Out

Organics Lock and Twist- Twist on the side

Oyin Hand Made Juices and Berries- Freshen the curls

Accessory- H&M

 

Holiday #NaturalHair Experiment

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday inspired look:

 

When I first took out my twist it wasnt too my likings so... I accessorized with a hair clamp!!

Products Used:

Karens Body Beautiful- Moisturizer

Oyin Hand Made Whipped Pudding- Twist Out

Koils By Nature Gel- Twist Out

Organics Lock and Twist- Twist on the side

Oyin Hand Made Juices and Berries- Freshen the curls

Accessory- H&M

 

Toni and I had an agreement during November and December to remain protected until last week. I decided to try something other than braids and opted for Afro Puffy Twist. A friend of mine at school told me about it and of course before I dived in, i did my research. Afro Puffy Twist are special nappy like hair that creates these gorgeous natural-like twist.

I use 1 pack and a quester but never needed that much. It was my first time doing them and I thought it would be just like the yarn braids BUT the technique to secure the twist are oh so different. The video is a brief review of how it went. WARNING: The video quality sucks and the lighting is poor as well but i still wanted you guys to get a taste of it. I don't think this protective style was supposed to last a month, it is more of a two week hair do.

TLemme Know what you think. I may be doing these again but not for a very long time. It is not that managable and it made my hair ITCH like crazy.

P.S: If you get this style, DO NOT wash them I repeat DO NOT wash, it will get hard to manage.

November-December protective style

Toni and I had an agreement during November and December to remain protected until last week. I decided to try something other than braids and opted for Afro Puffy Twist. A friend of mine at school told me about it and of course before I dived in, i did my research. Afro Puffy Twist are special nappy like hair that creates these gorgeous natural-like twist.

I use 1 pack and a quester but never needed that much. It was my first time doing them and I thought it would be just like the yarn braids BUT the technique to secure the twist are oh so different. The video is a brief review of how it went. WARNING: The video quality sucks and the lighting is poor as well but i still wanted you guys to get a taste of it. I don't think this protective style was supposed to last a month, it is more of a two week hair do.

TLemme Know what you think. I may be doing these again but not for a very long time. It is not that managable and it made my hair ITCH like crazy.

P.S: If you get this style, DO NOT wash them I repeat DO NOT wash, it will get hard to manage.

[Originally Posted 12/25/10]
Wishing my lovely followers a
Merry Christmas!! Remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and embrace the ones you love on this day!


Merry Christmas!!

[Originally Posted 12/25/10]
Wishing my lovely followers a
Merry Christmas!! Remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and embrace the ones you love on this day!


Hey Loves! Guess who is doing a hair challenge? I figured I would try to take on a challenge that would help me enforce a hair regimen. I joined with a bunch of people from the Curly Nikki Forum. Here are the instructions that I must follow:

1-apply castor oil to scalp at least twice a week, more often depending onhow quickly it is absorbed. You can start this on a day when you wash your hair as the scalp will be clean.
1a-use extra virgin castor oil or just ensure that the oil has no preservatives or salt.
2-do not rinse the castor oil out until your next wash day, giving the oil more time to penetrate the scalp.
3-do not use any other growth aides on your scalp.
Now this last one does not say anything about putting stuff on the actual hair just nothing else on the scalp. You can continue to moisturize the length of your hair as you normally do.

I am going to post pictures each week of my progress. I am not really expecting any significant growth or anything but i thought it may  be fun considering how i am trying to get to know Toni even better. I figure that this will help me to understand what rate She grows and if Castor Oil really does agree with my hair. I don't see why it wouldn't though.

A little information on Castor Oil:

  • Castor oil contains Omega-9 fatty acids which help moisturize the hair and the scalp preventing both from becoming dry.
  • Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean
  • It can be used as a cooking agent and for skin needs
  • It is used to strengthen and thinking hair. It can also promote hair growth
  • This Oil can be made into a soap

 

I will be doing this for a month (I started on December 18th). If you would like to join please comment. The more the merrier!

    Castor Oil Challenge

    Saturday, December 25, 2010

    Hey Loves! Guess who is doing a hair challenge? I figured I would try to take on a challenge that would help me enforce a hair regimen. I joined with a bunch of people from the Curly Nikki Forum. Here are the instructions that I must follow:

    1-apply castor oil to scalp at least twice a week, more often depending onhow quickly it is absorbed. You can start this on a day when you wash your hair as the scalp will be clean.
    1a-use extra virgin castor oil or just ensure that the oil has no preservatives or salt.
    2-do not rinse the castor oil out until your next wash day, giving the oil more time to penetrate the scalp.
    3-do not use any other growth aides on your scalp.
    Now this last one does not say anything about putting stuff on the actual hair just nothing else on the scalp. You can continue to moisturize the length of your hair as you normally do.

    I am going to post pictures each week of my progress. I am not really expecting any significant growth or anything but i thought it may  be fun considering how i am trying to get to know Toni even better. I figure that this will help me to understand what rate She grows and if Castor Oil really does agree with my hair. I don't see why it wouldn't though.

    A little information on Castor Oil:

    • Castor oil contains Omega-9 fatty acids which help moisturize the hair and the scalp preventing both from becoming dry.
    • Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean
    • It can be used as a cooking agent and for skin needs
    • It is used to strengthen and thinking hair. It can also promote hair growth
    • This Oil can be made into a soap

     

    I will be doing this for a month (I started on December 18th). If you would like to join please comment. The more the merrier!

      Source

      I am so in love with her style and her hair! I am working on getting her to do an interview =)

      Chic without heat!!!

      Friday, December 24, 2010

      Source

      I am so in love with her style and her hair! I am working on getting her to do an interview =)

      So It is a bit hard to see so the winner is....

      Tara!!!!!

      "Freedom means I have opportunity to fulfill my destiny and to earn and acquire all God has for me. Freedom is walking into a room of relaxed tresses with an afro and a smile - happy and nappy!"

      Congrats Tara!! Please email me at napskinkslove@gmail.com so i can obtain Your information.

      Thank You all who participated!!! Keep it locked because more giveaways are on the way =)

      The winner is...

      So It is a bit hard to see so the winner is....

      Tara!!!!!

      "Freedom means I have opportunity to fulfill my destiny and to earn and acquire all God has for me. Freedom is walking into a room of relaxed tresses with an afro and a smile - happy and nappy!"

      Congrats Tara!! Please email me at napskinkslove@gmail.com so i can obtain Your information.

      Thank You all who participated!!! Keep it locked because more giveaways are on the way =)

      Guest Blog Post by: Destinee

      Hello all, my name is Destinee. I am a college senior studying Psychology with a minor in Sociology and if natural hair was a major, I’d study that too, lol. I BC’d on December 18, 2009. I have been natural for 10 months and I’m loving every minute of it!

      My hair is in a very healthy state, probably the best it has been in my 21 years of life. I keep it very well conditioned and moisturized. I also make sure that I deep condition at least once a week and trim my ends when needed.

       

      I was relaxed for 20 years until I made the decision to transition to natural. Also during my last 2 relaxed years, I had a permanent dye added to my hair. The first color I choose was Dark and Lovely’s #378 Honey Blonde. I kept this for about a year until I decided I wanted to transition. I then began using Jamila henna to strengthen my hair. I hennaed over the blonde so my hair became a fire engine red color. (Picture: Rihanna’s current hair color) Yea, it was really bright! I kept that for about 3 1/2 months and then BC’d down to about 2 inches of virgin new growth. My natural hair color is dark brown with a reddish undertone. Fast forward 9 months later (September 2010) I permanently dyed my hair again with Dark and Lovely’s #380 Chestnut Blonde.

      What's your personal opinions on chemical dyes and Natural hair

      I think that chemical dyes are a wonderful way to change up your look. I am one that gets bored with my hair so I’m always looking for ways to change it. Henna was wonderful but I wanted a color change that it could not give. I have heard naturals say that you are not considered natural if you permanently color your hair. I don’t believe this to be true. My definition of natural is a full head of hair that is not relaxed but to each his own.

      Before Coloring:

      Assess the health of your hair. Only get color if your hair is at its healthiest. The chemicals in the permanent dyes WILL and I repeat WILL damage your hair if it is not in tip top shape.

      Consider which method you would like to use to color your hair. You can make it a DIY project or go to a professional salon. I personally prefer an at-home coloring kit because I’m familiar with it, you can find them anywhere and it is cost effective for a frugal college student on a budget.

      o If you choose to do it yourself, be very careful and follow the directions on the box. Do a strand test to see if you will like the color. This will also allow you to see how long you will need to process your hair. Keep in mind that your hair is probably NOT going to be the same color as on the box. It’s just the chance you take with these kits.

      o If you choose to get it professionally done, make sure you go to a salon that you are familiar with. I’d suggest getting a consultation first. Be sure to let the colorist know if you have used henna or any other ayurvedic hair remedies (indigo, cassia). This could drastically change your outcome. Compound henna, which is henna that contains metallic salts, will react when combined with the ammonia in synthetic dyes causing your hair to turn weird colors.

      AFTER COLORING:

      Use a sulfate free shampoo. Shampoos with sulfates will make your color fade faster. My favorite is Curls Creamy Curl Cleanser (Target). It lathers up enough to clean hair without that stripping it of moisture. If I have a lot of build up, I use L’Oreal Everstrong Hydrate Shampoo.

      Cowash and/or deep condition your hair no less than once a week. I tend to cowash about twice a week and I Herbal Essences Totally Twisted or Hello Hydration. When I need a little more moisture, I’ll sub these for Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose or Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk. For my deep treatment, I use Pantene’s Deep Moisturizing Treatment for Curly hair. You can also make your own deep conditioner by mixing your favorite conditioner, olive oil (or whatever oil your hair likes) and honey. I also use a heat therapy wrap for added conditioning benefits.

      Use a creamy leave in and a thick moisturizer. For a leave in, I use Herbal Essence’s Long Term Relationship Leave In Split End Protector. My favorite products for keeping my hair moisturized are Qhemet Biologic’s Amla & Olive Heavy Cream, QB Burdock Root Butter Cream and QB Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm. (Can you tell I like Qhemet’s?) I really like Bee Mine’s Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer as well.

      Additionally:

      o Using these methods and following this regimen have helped me to maintain the health of my hair and retain my length. I have not experienced any breakage or dryness.

      o Color is such a cool way to showcase your personality and add to the excitement of being natural. Take care of it and rock it!

      Have You Dyed your #Naturalhair ????

      Wednesday, December 22, 2010

      Guest Blog Post by: Destinee

      Hello all, my name is Destinee. I am a college senior studying Psychology with a minor in Sociology and if natural hair was a major, I’d study that too, lol. I BC’d on December 18, 2009. I have been natural for 10 months and I’m loving every minute of it!

      My hair is in a very healthy state, probably the best it has been in my 21 years of life. I keep it very well conditioned and moisturized. I also make sure that I deep condition at least once a week and trim my ends when needed.

       

      I was relaxed for 20 years until I made the decision to transition to natural. Also during my last 2 relaxed years, I had a permanent dye added to my hair. The first color I choose was Dark and Lovely’s #378 Honey Blonde. I kept this for about a year until I decided I wanted to transition. I then began using Jamila henna to strengthen my hair. I hennaed over the blonde so my hair became a fire engine red color. (Picture: Rihanna’s current hair color) Yea, it was really bright! I kept that for about 3 1/2 months and then BC’d down to about 2 inches of virgin new growth. My natural hair color is dark brown with a reddish undertone. Fast forward 9 months later (September 2010) I permanently dyed my hair again with Dark and Lovely’s #380 Chestnut Blonde.

      What's your personal opinions on chemical dyes and Natural hair

      I think that chemical dyes are a wonderful way to change up your look. I am one that gets bored with my hair so I’m always looking for ways to change it. Henna was wonderful but I wanted a color change that it could not give. I have heard naturals say that you are not considered natural if you permanently color your hair. I don’t believe this to be true. My definition of natural is a full head of hair that is not relaxed but to each his own.

      Before Coloring:

      Assess the health of your hair. Only get color if your hair is at its healthiest. The chemicals in the permanent dyes WILL and I repeat WILL damage your hair if it is not in tip top shape.

      Consider which method you would like to use to color your hair. You can make it a DIY project or go to a professional salon. I personally prefer an at-home coloring kit because I’m familiar with it, you can find them anywhere and it is cost effective for a frugal college student on a budget.

      o If you choose to do it yourself, be very careful and follow the directions on the box. Do a strand test to see if you will like the color. This will also allow you to see how long you will need to process your hair. Keep in mind that your hair is probably NOT going to be the same color as on the box. It’s just the chance you take with these kits.

      o If you choose to get it professionally done, make sure you go to a salon that you are familiar with. I’d suggest getting a consultation first. Be sure to let the colorist know if you have used henna or any other ayurvedic hair remedies (indigo, cassia). This could drastically change your outcome. Compound henna, which is henna that contains metallic salts, will react when combined with the ammonia in synthetic dyes causing your hair to turn weird colors.

      AFTER COLORING:

      Use a sulfate free shampoo. Shampoos with sulfates will make your color fade faster. My favorite is Curls Creamy Curl Cleanser (Target). It lathers up enough to clean hair without that stripping it of moisture. If I have a lot of build up, I use L’Oreal Everstrong Hydrate Shampoo.

      Cowash and/or deep condition your hair no less than once a week. I tend to cowash about twice a week and I Herbal Essences Totally Twisted or Hello Hydration. When I need a little more moisture, I’ll sub these for Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose or Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk. For my deep treatment, I use Pantene’s Deep Moisturizing Treatment for Curly hair. You can also make your own deep conditioner by mixing your favorite conditioner, olive oil (or whatever oil your hair likes) and honey. I also use a heat therapy wrap for added conditioning benefits.

      Use a creamy leave in and a thick moisturizer. For a leave in, I use Herbal Essence’s Long Term Relationship Leave In Split End Protector. My favorite products for keeping my hair moisturized are Qhemet Biologic’s Amla & Olive Heavy Cream, QB Burdock Root Butter Cream and QB Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm. (Can you tell I like Qhemet’s?) I really like Bee Mine’s Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer as well.

      Additionally:

      o Using these methods and following this regimen have helped me to maintain the health of my hair and retain my length. I have not experienced any breakage or dryness.

      o Color is such a cool way to showcase your personality and add to the excitement of being natural. Take care of it and rock it!

      Here are some videos I find Really inspiring when it comes to TWA and Confidence.  "Beautiful women is a women WITH or WITHOUT hair" *snap snap*

       

      Don't be discouraged with your TWA rock it with attitude. There are also some style you can play with aswell

      Confide in Your TWA

      Tuesday, December 21, 2010

      Here are some videos I find Really inspiring when it comes to TWA and Confidence.  "Beautiful women is a women WITH or WITHOUT hair" *snap snap*

       

      Don't be discouraged with your TWA rock it with attitude. There are also some style you can play with aswell



      "It's time to base your hair decisions on facts and not old habits. If your hair is not as healthy as you want it to be, it's time to change your routine."

      "...Here's the truth: Most conditioners, even those labeled as "deep conditioners", only work on the outside of your hair. They coat your hair so it will feel soft. Using heat for extended periods of time does not help the conditioner coat your hair, nor does it help the conditioner penetrate into your hair. That's why sitting under the dryer is not usually part of the instructions - because it will not help!..." Read More

      Thats right tradition is not always Key... Now am i saying to denounce your regimen?... NO

      But take time to see if what you are doing is really vital to your hair care treatment,

      Read the Instructions...

      Monday, December 20, 2010



      "It's time to base your hair decisions on facts and not old habits. If your hair is not as healthy as you want it to be, it's time to change your routine."

      "...Here's the truth: Most conditioners, even those labeled as "deep conditioners", only work on the outside of your hair. They coat your hair so it will feel soft. Using heat for extended periods of time does not help the conditioner coat your hair, nor does it help the conditioner penetrate into your hair. That's why sitting under the dryer is not usually part of the instructions - because it will not help!..." Read More

      Thats right tradition is not always Key... Now am i saying to denounce your regimen?... NO

      But take time to see if what you are doing is really vital to your hair care treatment,

      So I heard the party was Hot for Diddy's Release party but this is a whole new level... Love Kevin Hart by the way

      Hotter than a....

      Sunday, December 19, 2010

      So I heard the party was Hot for Diddy's Release party but this is a whole new level... Love Kevin Hart by the way

      Check Out the Hair!!

      I saved $18.55!!!! Use the Code Holiday40 while supplies and sale last!! Happy Holidays Love!!!

      Carol's Daughter's Saving!! #Naturalhair

      Monday, December 13, 2010

      I saved $18.55!!!! Use the Code Holiday40 while supplies and sale last!! Happy Holidays Love!!!

      Hat It up

      1. Stress Free Life – excess stress and worry can cause hair loss. Exercising, meditation/praying and taking a long walks can all help relieve stress!

      2. Rinse with Cool Water - Always rinse conditioner with cool or cold water. The cool/cold water will tighten the cuticle & pores and enhance shine of your curly locks.

      3. Get A Trim - Split ends will only split more if left untreated. Make sure you get a trim every 8 -12 weeks; regular trims will prevent frizz, split and frayed ends.

      4. Cover Up – wear a hat to protect your hair from the drying, color altering sunlight! Make sure your hair products contain Vitamin E, a natural sunscreen.

      5. Minimize High Heat – Blow-drying hair at high temperatures will literally fry your hair. If you must blow dry your hair, ensure your blow dryer is set at low heat, or cool setting.Keep curling irons & flat iron of the hair to a minimum. Heat ruins the health of the cuticle.

      6. STOP Shampooing Your Hair - Most shampoo contain sulfates and sulfates are in dish washing liquids to CUT GREASE, so it will do the same for your hair; it will strip all the precious oils from your hair leaving it dry and brittle. Shampooing is dehydrating for our curly locs and it is NOT necessary for cleansing our hair. Washing your hair with a hydrating conditioner, or Co-Washing is excellent for our hair; it will get rid of excess sweat and sebum. Co-washing will become your best friend!

      7. Balanced Diet - What you put in your body will show in your hair & skin! Make sure you drink lots of water and include protein and biotin in your diet, iron, iodine , vitamin b12 and omega-3 fatty acids are all excellent from healthy skin and hair!

      By: Koils By Nature

      7 Tips For Healthy Hair

      Sunday, December 12, 2010

      Hat It up

      1. Stress Free Life – excess stress and worry can cause hair loss. Exercising, meditation/praying and taking a long walks can all help relieve stress!

      2. Rinse with Cool Water - Always rinse conditioner with cool or cold water. The cool/cold water will tighten the cuticle & pores and enhance shine of your curly locks.

      3. Get A Trim - Split ends will only split more if left untreated. Make sure you get a trim every 8 -12 weeks; regular trims will prevent frizz, split and frayed ends.

      4. Cover Up – wear a hat to protect your hair from the drying, color altering sunlight! Make sure your hair products contain Vitamin E, a natural sunscreen.

      5. Minimize High Heat – Blow-drying hair at high temperatures will literally fry your hair. If you must blow dry your hair, ensure your blow dryer is set at low heat, or cool setting.Keep curling irons & flat iron of the hair to a minimum. Heat ruins the health of the cuticle.

      6. STOP Shampooing Your Hair - Most shampoo contain sulfates and sulfates are in dish washing liquids to CUT GREASE, so it will do the same for your hair; it will strip all the precious oils from your hair leaving it dry and brittle. Shampooing is dehydrating for our curly locs and it is NOT necessary for cleansing our hair. Washing your hair with a hydrating conditioner, or Co-Washing is excellent for our hair; it will get rid of excess sweat and sebum. Co-washing will become your best friend!

      7. Balanced Diet - What you put in your body will show in your hair & skin! Make sure you drink lots of water and include protein and biotin in your diet, iron, iodine , vitamin b12 and omega-3 fatty acids are all excellent from healthy skin and hair!

      By: Koils By Nature

      Its about that time of year where my heart gets all tingly. This is the season for giving and I believe I am going to do just that!

      What You win??:

      • Chrisette Michele's New "Let Freedom Reign" great AWESOME Album
      • a 23oz Bottle Of Hello Hydration Conditioner

       

      The story behind the album... Ms. Michelle was in church one friday night and heard someone saying 'freedom' or something like that, and had an epiphany moment where her album emerged!

      When I first ordered the CD i couldnt wait to hear it and I guess in the midst of my excitement I ordered two (dumb me, but fotunate for you guys)

      SO Love does not describe my feeling for this album because it exceeds that. I admire this lady so much and I want to share her with you guys to keep your ears Hydrated with an amazing voice

      and your hair too...

      Hello Hydration Conditioner has been rated the most liked/used item on Naturally Curly, and the raves about this product are stunning.

      How to Enter:

      • Must be 18+ years of age
      • Must be a subscriber of this blog via onsugar, google connects, or an email subscriber
      • Post a comment (click comments above to add comment) on what Freedom means to you.
      • For additional entries tweet:" @Ciae7 #naturalhair giveaway Enter Now! http://napskinkslove.onsugar.com/Let-Hydration-Reign-Giveaway-naturalhair-12526661 " then click the comment link up above and leave a comment saying you have tweeted with your twitter name (once daily)

       

      Disclaimer:

      You are allowed to enter everyday tweeting ONCE daily (being sure to comment with your twitter user name).

      The last day to enter will be December 23rd 12am. The winner will be posted by December 26th so be sure to check back here because you will only have 3 days to respond, or it will be given to the next recipient!

       

      "I'll be my one and only, one and only, i'll be my number one"- Chrisette Michelle

      Let Hydration Reign Giveaway! #naturalhair

      Friday, December 10, 2010

      Its about that time of year where my heart gets all tingly. This is the season for giving and I believe I am going to do just that!

      What You win??:

      • Chrisette Michele's New "Let Freedom Reign" great AWESOME Album
      • a 23oz Bottle Of Hello Hydration Conditioner

       

      The story behind the album... Ms. Michelle was in church one friday night and heard someone saying 'freedom' or something like that, and had an epiphany moment where her album emerged!

      When I first ordered the CD i couldnt wait to hear it and I guess in the midst of my excitement I ordered two (dumb me, but fotunate for you guys)

      SO Love does not describe my feeling for this album because it exceeds that. I admire this lady so much and I want to share her with you guys to keep your ears Hydrated with an amazing voice

      and your hair too...

      Hello Hydration Conditioner has been rated the most liked/used item on Naturally Curly, and the raves about this product are stunning.

      How to Enter:

      • Must be 18+ years of age
      • Must be a subscriber of this blog via onsugar, google connects, or an email subscriber
      • Post a comment (click comments above to add comment) on what Freedom means to you.
      • For additional entries tweet:" @Ciae7 #naturalhair giveaway Enter Now! http://napskinkslove.onsugar.com/Let-Hydration-Reign-Giveaway-naturalhair-12526661 " then click the comment link up above and leave a comment saying you have tweeted with your twitter name (once daily)

       

      Disclaimer:

      You are allowed to enter everyday tweeting ONCE daily (being sure to comment with your twitter user name).

      The last day to enter will be December 23rd 12am. The winner will be posted by December 26th so be sure to check back here because you will only have 3 days to respond, or it will be given to the next recipient!

       

      "I'll be my one and only, one and only, i'll be my number one"- Chrisette Michelle

      Want to look cute during the Holidays without the cost?? Here's How

      What You will need:

      Plain headbands. Choose whichever colors you like best or match it to a base color in your decorative component.

      Cost: Thin white headband 2 pack = $1. Black thick single headband= $1.20

      Decorative component: Pick what matches your style best or match one of these. It’s easy to add almost anything to a headband just make sure to pick something with a flat back. I selected a…

      For more Information Click Here

      Naturally Curly's DIY Holiday Accessory

      Want to look cute during the Holidays without the cost?? Here's How

      What You will need:

      Plain headbands. Choose whichever colors you like best or match it to a base color in your decorative component.

      Cost: Thin white headband 2 pack = $1. Black thick single headband= $1.20

      Decorative component: Pick what matches your style best or match one of these. It’s easy to add almost anything to a headband just make sure to pick something with a flat back. I selected a…

      For more Information Click Here

      So...First and foremost... the singing is horrible. I almost didn't post it because my ears were hurt. BUT the message was so wonderful. I love this paradoy...watch, laugh and enjoy.

      On Youtube's front Page #naturalhair

      Thursday, December 9, 2010

      So...First and foremost... the singing is horrible. I almost didn't post it because my ears were hurt. BUT the message was so wonderful. I love this paradoy...watch, laugh and enjoy.

      Coming from the standpoint of a person who is bad with keeping up with regimens or daily schedules, Naturally Curly makes it easier for girls like me, to hold true to a regimen. Who says that our hair techniques have to be complicated? Whats wrong with a 3 or 4 step regimen that you can adhere to?

      Why do i need a hair regimen?

      Whether you have relaxed or natural hair, every head needs a routine to maintain healthy strong hair. Just as you arise in the morning wash your butt and brush your teeth (hopefully) you need a routine that will ensure the maximum growth possible for hair.

      Hair are some simple foundations NC provides:

      1. Cleanse
      2. Condition/Detangle
      3. Moisturize
      4. Seal
      5. Deep Treat/Repair

       

      Now please note that by NO means do you have to do every single thing every day. You decide what works best for you by listening to your hair. Some people may need to Deep condition three times a week while others only once. Just remember my motto, "Just like snowflakes, no two heads are alike"

      To read more click here

       

      Creating a Hair Regimen #naturalhair

      Tuesday, December 7, 2010

      Coming from the standpoint of a person who is bad with keeping up with regimens or daily schedules, Naturally Curly makes it easier for girls like me, to hold true to a regimen. Who says that our hair techniques have to be complicated? Whats wrong with a 3 or 4 step regimen that you can adhere to?

      Why do i need a hair regimen?

      Whether you have relaxed or natural hair, every head needs a routine to maintain healthy strong hair. Just as you arise in the morning wash your butt and brush your teeth (hopefully) you need a routine that will ensure the maximum growth possible for hair.

      Hair are some simple foundations NC provides:

      1. Cleanse
      2. Condition/Detangle
      3. Moisturize
      4. Seal
      5. Deep Treat/Repair

       

      Now please note that by NO means do you have to do every single thing every day. You decide what works best for you by listening to your hair. Some people may need to Deep condition three times a week while others only once. Just remember my motto, "Just like snowflakes, no two heads are alike"

      To read more click here

       

      Dear Toni,

      We made it!! It's our 6 month together and I am proud to say it loud... I LOVE YOU!! Like in any good realtionship we have had fights and disputes...but in the end we always tried to piece things together. I am sorry for denying you the first month and pretending like you didnt exsist. Using all types of excuses to not introduce you to my friends. But im past that. And all though its cold out and i can't see you on our anniversary, please know that i still love you, with all my heart. I hope you (and I both) enjoy This Chrisette Michelle's Album 'Let Freedom Reign' as a gift. I will see you in two weeks baby! Thanks for being there always, despite what others said.

      Love, Cia

       

      Its the 6th Month #naturalhair

      Monday, December 6, 2010

      Dear Toni,

      We made it!! It's our 6 month together and I am proud to say it loud... I LOVE YOU!! Like in any good realtionship we have had fights and disputes...but in the end we always tried to piece things together. I am sorry for denying you the first month and pretending like you didnt exsist. Using all types of excuses to not introduce you to my friends. But im past that. And all though its cold out and i can't see you on our anniversary, please know that i still love you, with all my heart. I hope you (and I both) enjoy This Chrisette Michelle's Album 'Let Freedom Reign' as a gift. I will see you in two weeks baby! Thanks for being there always, despite what others said.

      Love, Cia

       

      You guys remember my post on all different women having natural hair? It was entitled "Natural hair is Natural Hair". Well here Curlly nikki posted a video on a girl who experienced an encounter on hair...  I dont want to reveal too much, but just watch =)

       

      Its not just blacks.... #Naturalhair

      You guys remember my post on all different women having natural hair? It was entitled "Natural hair is Natural Hair". Well here Curlly nikki posted a video on a girl who experienced an encounter on hair...  I dont want to reveal too much, but just watch =)

       

       

      Author Unknown



      I'm not perfect. I have all kinds of problems. I have no ability. I have no gifts. I'm just not worthy. Why would God want me?

      Well, did you know that

      Moses stuttered.
      David's armor didn't fit.
      John Mark deserted Paul.
      Timothy had ulcers.
      Hosea's wife was a prostitute.
      Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning.
      Jacob was a liar.
      David had an affair.
      Solomon was too rich.
      Jesus was too poor.
      Abraham was too old.
      David was too young.
      Peter was afraid of death.
      Lazarus was dead.
      John was self-righteous.
      Naomi was a widow.
      Paul was a persecutor of the church.
      Moses was a murderer.
      Jonah ran from God's will.
      Miriam was a gossip.
      Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
      Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
      Elijah was burned out.
      John the Baptist was a loudmouth.
      Martha was a worry-wart.
      Noah got drunk.
      Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse?
      So did Peter, Paul - well, lots of folks did.

      But God doesn't require a job interview for salvation. He's our Heavenly Father. He doesn't look at financial gain or loss. He's not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. He know who we are and what we are and loves us in spite of ourselves

      SATAN SAYS, "YOU'RE NOT WORTHY."
      JESUS SAYS, "SO WHAT? I AM."
      SATAN LOOKS BACK AND SEES OUR MISTAKES.
      GOD LOOKS BACK AND SEES THE CROSS.

      He doesn't calculate how you failed in '99. It's not even on the record.

      Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn't call us. But if we are in love with Him, if we hunger for Him, He'll use us in spite of who we are, where we've been, what we have done, or the fact that we are not perfect!

      [Source]

      Why would God want ME?

      Sunday, December 5, 2010

       

      Author Unknown



      I'm not perfect. I have all kinds of problems. I have no ability. I have no gifts. I'm just not worthy. Why would God want me?

      Well, did you know that

      Moses stuttered.
      David's armor didn't fit.
      John Mark deserted Paul.
      Timothy had ulcers.
      Hosea's wife was a prostitute.
      Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning.
      Jacob was a liar.
      David had an affair.
      Solomon was too rich.
      Jesus was too poor.
      Abraham was too old.
      David was too young.
      Peter was afraid of death.
      Lazarus was dead.
      John was self-righteous.
      Naomi was a widow.
      Paul was a persecutor of the church.
      Moses was a murderer.
      Jonah ran from God's will.
      Miriam was a gossip.
      Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
      Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
      Elijah was burned out.
      John the Baptist was a loudmouth.
      Martha was a worry-wart.
      Noah got drunk.
      Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse?
      So did Peter, Paul - well, lots of folks did.

      But God doesn't require a job interview for salvation. He's our Heavenly Father. He doesn't look at financial gain or loss. He's not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. He know who we are and what we are and loves us in spite of ourselves

      SATAN SAYS, "YOU'RE NOT WORTHY."
      JESUS SAYS, "SO WHAT? I AM."
      SATAN LOOKS BACK AND SEES OUR MISTAKES.
      GOD LOOKS BACK AND SEES THE CROSS.

      He doesn't calculate how you failed in '99. It's not even on the record.

      Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn't call us. But if we are in love with Him, if we hunger for Him, He'll use us in spite of who we are, where we've been, what we have done, or the fact that we are not perfect!

      [Source]

      Im not biter or anything, but arent you TWA'ers out there just a little sick of people who claim to have their TWA and cant find styles that actually portray the TWA? Well have no fear, a style is here!! Check out the video!! As soon as I get this protective style out I am going to try this because it is too cute!

       

      #Naturalhair TWA style

      Saturday, December 4, 2010

      Im not biter or anything, but arent you TWA'ers out there just a little sick of people who claim to have their TWA and cant find styles that actually portray the TWA? Well have no fear, a style is here!! Check out the video!! As soon as I get this protective style out I am going to try this because it is too cute!

       

      My hair journey started almost two years ago, December 26 to be exact, this was my third attempt and I finally followed through and wish I would have done it 7 years ago.  I love being natural and wouldn't change it for the world.  I have lots of support especially from hubby and my mom who is natural and my sister who has locs.  I was so self concious about my hair when I first went back to work but my coworkers and friends were great, but I have to say If I had to do it again I don't think I would especially since I am finally back to the length my hair was at  BC.
      My relationship with my hair: OMG, gotta say love-hate, more love than hate though, I enjoy nurturing and loving it like it was one of my children. 
      I transitioned for 6 months with rod styles and braids and  when I first got it cut we were not friends partly because I just didn't know what to do with it but now it is growing like a weed and I am finding myself enjoying its company more and my husband adores it.  Sometimes I do get frustrated but never to the point that I want to relax, when that happens I just put in a twisted updo for about a week until it passes.
      How has if affected my social life: There has really been no affect to my social life, I am a wife and mother of two, if anything I love the twists or puff that I can do when I am on the go.  But...when I do go out with the girlfriends I love to make it big and show it off good.  I also work at an elementary school so the kids enjoy seeing me with my different styles, I am the only natural teacher there.
      What I love about being natural: I love being different and natural hair is what it is.  I think natural hair is beautiful and that is how I feel when I wear my hair out, not to mention the looks and compliments. My two daughters are also natural, ages 7 and 4, I am always teaching them that beauty is not just straight long hair, they love their hair especially when I put their hair in twists my oldest thinks she is the cutest in the world.  The funny thing is that we all have different hair textures and curl patterns so I have learned what works best for each one of us.  
      As far as what works best for my hair I try to keep it simple... I tried keeping up with a regimen and found that too time consuming, I wash/cowash once a week with my favorite Aussie Moist conditioner or Tresemme Naturals and a deep condition to follow and then I twist it up for a twist out cause wash and goes are no-no's with my super coily hair.  One thing I know my hair likes is shea butter and coconut oil so I always keep those mixtures around and  anything milky or creamy works good in my hair too. Also I have recently discovered Amla and have fallen in love with it, the after affects are amazing and not drying like Henna.  
      I have a blog where I keep up with my hair journey just for fun at kinkyhairedlady.blogspot.com and another where I post some of my craft projects at iliketocraft.blogspot.com, I love crafting it takes the place of me messing in my hair.

      Tales From the Kinks: Abeni Smith Edition

      Thursday, December 2, 2010

      My hair journey started almost two years ago, December 26 to be exact, this was my third attempt and I finally followed through and wish I would have done it 7 years ago.  I love being natural and wouldn't change it for the world.  I have lots of support especially from hubby and my mom who is natural and my sister who has locs.  I was so self concious about my hair when I first went back to work but my coworkers and friends were great, but I have to say If I had to do it again I don't think I would especially since I am finally back to the length my hair was at  BC.
      My relationship with my hair: OMG, gotta say love-hate, more love than hate though, I enjoy nurturing and loving it like it was one of my children. 
      I transitioned for 6 months with rod styles and braids and  when I first got it cut we were not friends partly because I just didn't know what to do with it but now it is growing like a weed and I am finding myself enjoying its company more and my husband adores it.  Sometimes I do get frustrated but never to the point that I want to relax, when that happens I just put in a twisted updo for about a week until it passes.
      How has if affected my social life: There has really been no affect to my social life, I am a wife and mother of two, if anything I love the twists or puff that I can do when I am on the go.  But...when I do go out with the girlfriends I love to make it big and show it off good.  I also work at an elementary school so the kids enjoy seeing me with my different styles, I am the only natural teacher there.
      What I love about being natural: I love being different and natural hair is what it is.  I think natural hair is beautiful and that is how I feel when I wear my hair out, not to mention the looks and compliments. My two daughters are also natural, ages 7 and 4, I am always teaching them that beauty is not just straight long hair, they love their hair especially when I put their hair in twists my oldest thinks she is the cutest in the world.  The funny thing is that we all have different hair textures and curl patterns so I have learned what works best for each one of us.  
      As far as what works best for my hair I try to keep it simple... I tried keeping up with a regimen and found that too time consuming, I wash/cowash once a week with my favorite Aussie Moist conditioner or Tresemme Naturals and a deep condition to follow and then I twist it up for a twist out cause wash and goes are no-no's with my super coily hair.  One thing I know my hair likes is shea butter and coconut oil so I always keep those mixtures around and  anything milky or creamy works good in my hair too. Also I have recently discovered Amla and have fallen in love with it, the after affects are amazing and not drying like Henna.  
      I have a blog where I keep up with my hair journey just for fun at kinkyhairedlady.blogspot.com and another where I post some of my craft projects at iliketocraft.blogspot.com, I love crafting it takes the place of me messing in my hair.

      Ouidad Fresh Holiday Look How To- #Naturalhair

      Its December first meaning its World AIDS day. Grab a friend and get tested my friends! Knowing is Power!!! Over 33.3 million people are living with HIV/Aids and there are probably many more. Don't be ashamed, take a stance and head to a clinic. =)

      On a brighter note, rock a red ribbon in your hair! Its fun playful and raises awareness.

       

      Red ribbon in #naturalhair

      Wednesday, December 1, 2010

      Its December first meaning its World AIDS day. Grab a friend and get tested my friends! Knowing is Power!!! Over 33.3 million people are living with HIV/Aids and there are probably many more. Don't be ashamed, take a stance and head to a clinic. =)

      On a brighter note, rock a red ribbon in your hair! Its fun playful and raises awareness.

       

      As I went through my daily blog reads, Elle had shocking news for me! It turns out that shea butter is not a moisturizer... and now that i think about it.. its a total Duh!!! Shea Butter has absolutely no water. It is a natural product that is drained to make into an oil. And most people use shea butter to seal ends and retain moisture. Of course you can only retain moisture on already moisturized hair.

      Elle provided this video on shea butter. Take a gander!

       

      Say What????????? Shea butter isn't a moisturizer??? #Naturalhair

      As I went through my daily blog reads, Elle had shocking news for me! It turns out that shea butter is not a moisturizer... and now that i think about it.. its a total Duh!!! Shea Butter has absolutely no water. It is a natural product that is drained to make into an oil. And most people use shea butter to seal ends and retain moisture. Of course you can only retain moisture on already moisturized hair.

      Elle provided this video on shea butter. Take a gander!

       

      Am i late in the game? I have stumbled upon a lovely lady's voice and talent. This is her interview about her single "I hope she cheats on you", all though I am not cruel when it comes to ex's her song is very catchy. Listen as she tells her story =)

      Marsha A. #naturalhair #talent

      Am i late in the game? I have stumbled upon a lovely lady's voice and talent. This is her interview about her single "I hope she cheats on you", all though I am not cruel when it comes to ex's her song is very catchy. Listen as she tells her story =)

      Post Courtesy Of Naturally Curly

      So you’ve got your natural hair regimen down, right? You found the products you love and you’re sticking to ‘em! But every once in a while, you might want to give your curls, coils, and kinks a little something extra – a hair treat! Here is a list of the top ten products that’ll spruce your hair up. You deserve it.

      1. Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries
      2. Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment
      3. Oyin Handmade Greg Juice
      4. Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner
      5. Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery
      6. Wen Remoist Hydrating Mask
      7. Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine
      8. Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner
      9. Aubrey Organics Blue Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask
      10. Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade

      Treat your #NaturalHair

      Tuesday, November 30, 2010

      Post Courtesy Of Naturally Curly

      So you’ve got your natural hair regimen down, right? You found the products you love and you’re sticking to ‘em! But every once in a while, you might want to give your curls, coils, and kinks a little something extra – a hair treat! Here is a list of the top ten products that’ll spruce your hair up. You deserve it.

      1. Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries
      2. Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment
      3. Oyin Handmade Greg Juice
      4. Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner
      5. Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery
      6. Wen Remoist Hydrating Mask
      7. Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine
      8. Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner
      9. Aubrey Organics Blue Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask
      10. Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade

      Listen to Will as he explains the endless possibilities we hold!

      Weekend Encouragement: Endless Possiblities

      Sunday, November 28, 2010

      Listen to Will as he explains the endless possibilities we hold!


      After the removal of Eve(my yarn braids), I saw it fit to treat my hair. Why? It has been approx 4 weeks since a DC. Big no no when it comes to natural hair. I decided to take two different routes in my hair treatment. I first did a Benonite treatment and then a Deep conditioning treatment. Being the great friend I am I gave my regular DC conditioner away, and had to make use of the resources i had to makeup for the lost Deep conditioner. You can follow my journey with this treatment below.

      ___________________________________________________________

      Bentonite Clay Treatnent:


      • 2 tbsp of Bentonite clay
      • 2 tbs of water

      Mix the two substances together well, and apply all over head with your hands or maybe a utensil. You must be fast when using the clay because it tends to dry fast.

      I left the clay on my head for 15 mins and rinsed immediately with warm water. I followed with my Giovnni Shampoo and cowashed with suave naturals.

      I could not stop the process there. If a DC was not to follow the Bentonite clay treatment, they may have caused me some serious long term issues. The Clay did leave my hair shiny and less frizzy, not to mention soft, but the purpose of the clay is to purify and it is not to be used to compensate for regaining moisture.

      _____________________________________________________________

      Deep Conditioner Treatment:


       

       

       

       

      • 1 egg yolk
      • 1 tbs honey
      • 2tbs on cheap conditioner

      Mix these ingredients well in a bowl

      Apply over your hair and cover. You can choose to leave it in over night or however many hours you feel your hair will need.

       

       

      Be sure to cover with a cap, or a plastic bag as i have. An Voila! Your done =)

      Tip: Always be sure to Deep condition after long periods of protective styles. Hair tends to lose moisture after a long period of time and needs treatment to give it that full, bouncy healthy look.

      The after Eve treatment #natrualhair

      Saturday, November 27, 2010


      After the removal of Eve(my yarn braids), I saw it fit to treat my hair. Why? It has been approx 4 weeks since a DC. Big no no when it comes to natural hair. I decided to take two different routes in my hair treatment. I first did a Benonite treatment and then a Deep conditioning treatment. Being the great friend I am I gave my regular DC conditioner away, and had to make use of the resources i had to makeup for the lost Deep conditioner. You can follow my journey with this treatment below.

      ___________________________________________________________

      Bentonite Clay Treatnent:


      • 2 tbsp of Bentonite clay
      • 2 tbs of water

      Mix the two substances together well, and apply all over head with your hands or maybe a utensil. You must be fast when using the clay because it tends to dry fast.

      I left the clay on my head for 15 mins and rinsed immediately with warm water. I followed with my Giovnni Shampoo and cowashed with suave naturals.

      I could not stop the process there. If a DC was not to follow the Bentonite clay treatment, they may have caused me some serious long term issues. The Clay did leave my hair shiny and less frizzy, not to mention soft, but the purpose of the clay is to purify and it is not to be used to compensate for regaining moisture.

      _____________________________________________________________

      Deep Conditioner Treatment:


       

       

       

       

      • 1 egg yolk
      • 1 tbs honey
      • 2tbs on cheap conditioner

      Mix these ingredients well in a bowl

      Apply over your hair and cover. You can choose to leave it in over night or however many hours you feel your hair will need.

       

       

      Be sure to cover with a cap, or a plastic bag as i have. An Voila! Your done =)

      Tip: Always be sure to Deep condition after long periods of protective styles. Hair tends to lose moisture after a long period of time and needs treatment to give it that full, bouncy healthy look.

      Get the album or miss out!!

      3 More days @ChrisetteM

      Get the album or miss out!!

      I finally let go of Eve last week. It was a bitter sweet moment but I did miss Toni. Surprisingly releasing the Yarn braids were fairly easy. All i had to do is cut the ends of probably inches away from my hair and start to pull it out. Unlike regular pull outs of braids, I pulled the ends of the yarn and it unraveled. It was like magic. In total it took me about 3 and a half hours to pull out. That was awesome for me compared to the 18 hours it took me to do....

      I have just a few farewell pics of my yarn braids(Eve) and then my Toni braided after I took them out. You can also check out the video I found on youtube on how to take out yarn braids.

      There will be a full review coming soon on Yarn Braids and the pros and cons.

      Tip: Before unraveling spray a misture of conditioner and water onto the braid for an easier slip

       


      Goodbye Eve #naturalhair

      Friday, November 26, 2010

      I finally let go of Eve last week. It was a bitter sweet moment but I did miss Toni. Surprisingly releasing the Yarn braids were fairly easy. All i had to do is cut the ends of probably inches away from my hair and start to pull it out. Unlike regular pull outs of braids, I pulled the ends of the yarn and it unraveled. It was like magic. In total it took me about 3 and a half hours to pull out. That was awesome for me compared to the 18 hours it took me to do....

      I have just a few farewell pics of my yarn braids(Eve) and then my Toni braided after I took them out. You can also check out the video I found on youtube on how to take out yarn braids.

      There will be a full review coming soon on Yarn Braids and the pros and cons.

      Tip: Before unraveling spray a misture of conditioner and water onto the braid for an easier slip

       


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