Nearly Hair
“Nothing, is what it appears to be, when it's only with your eyes you see.”
― N'Zuri Za Austin
Coco & Creme have a few suggestions to explain the lack of hair growth that many of us experience. Although, we are just impatient and believe out own hair grows a an inch a decade maybe coco and creme have a few answers as to why your tresses aren't flowing.


  1. Have you washed your hair? Washed hair is treated hair...and treated hair means healthy hair...for the most part.
  2. How much heat have you used? Yes that's right... your hair could potentially be heat damaged. All those daily straightenings with that  device could have potentially caused heat damage. Heat damage in turn causes breakage and with breakage there is no room for growth.
  3. Does your hair feel dry? Moisturizing your hair at least once every day is the very minimum you should undertake when trying to maintain healthy glowing hair!The use of petroleum based products won't help the cause either... try using products that are alcohol (drying) free and more natural based products (which doesn't have to be derived from them)
  4. Could you possibly have traction alopecia? Constantly pulling your hair back with tight headbands or pony tails can cause stress on your hairline and cause..yes... permanent hair loss. 
  5. You are what you eat, no? If your goal is to grow healthy hair... why not grow a healthy body? we aren't getting any younger so watch your diet! Omega-3's and exercise should help you improve your hair growth acceleration.
  6. Have you trimmed in the past year? There are a million debates abut this issue but its simple. Just trim! Im not saying trim every day of the hour but trim as needed. You gain split ends and these split ends move up the hair shaft causing your hair to break off... that doesn't sound like growth right? Exactly!
For more information just check out Clutch Mag!

And your hair just won't grow... why?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Coco & Creme have a few suggestions to explain the lack of hair growth that many of us experience. Although, we are just impatient and believe out own hair grows a an inch a decade maybe coco and creme have a few answers as to why your tresses aren't flowing.


  1. Have you washed your hair? Washed hair is treated hair...and treated hair means healthy hair...for the most part.
  2. How much heat have you used? Yes that's right... your hair could potentially be heat damaged. All those daily straightenings with that  device could have potentially caused heat damage. Heat damage in turn causes breakage and with breakage there is no room for growth.
  3. Does your hair feel dry? Moisturizing your hair at least once every day is the very minimum you should undertake when trying to maintain healthy glowing hair!The use of petroleum based products won't help the cause either... try using products that are alcohol (drying) free and more natural based products (which doesn't have to be derived from them)
  4. Could you possibly have traction alopecia? Constantly pulling your hair back with tight headbands or pony tails can cause stress on your hairline and cause..yes... permanent hair loss. 
  5. You are what you eat, no? If your goal is to grow healthy hair... why not grow a healthy body? we aren't getting any younger so watch your diet! Omega-3's and exercise should help you improve your hair growth acceleration.
  6. Have you trimmed in the past year? There are a million debates abut this issue but its simple. Just trim! Im not saying trim every day of the hour but trim as needed. You gain split ends and these split ends move up the hair shaft causing your hair to break off... that doesn't sound like growth right? Exactly!
For more information just check out Clutch Mag!
Lets venture into a product thats kept under wraps. Tiliah Waajid Crinkles and Curls.


We tried a braid out and semi curl on very tightly coiled hair.

The semi curl after an overnight set


 The results



Although I don't have day two pictures I will say the curls/ braid pattern held pretty well for three days without re-braiding!

Full review coming soon!

Tiliah Waajid Crinkles and Curls Pics

Friday, May 27, 2011

Lets venture into a product thats kept under wraps. Tiliah Waajid Crinkles and Curls.


We tried a braid out and semi curl on very tightly coiled hair.

The semi curl after an overnight set


 The results



Although I don't have day two pictures I will say the curls/ braid pattern held pretty well for three days without re-braiding!

Full review coming soon!

Here you can find everything dealing with my hair. If you haven't figured it out by now, I named my hair Toni.


You may be able to find some letters or just updates on how my hair is doing. As you read you will see that my hair comes in various shapes and forms. Toni and I take many endeavors together.

Click here to enter into my diary =)

Dear Toni

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Here you can find everything dealing with my hair. If you haven't figured it out by now, I named my hair Toni.


You may be able to find some letters or just updates on how my hair is doing. As you read you will see that my hair comes in various shapes and forms. Toni and I take many endeavors together.

Click here to enter into my diary =)

Broadway Nails Real Life Petites Real Short Pink Glue-On Nail Kit Petite Length

$6.49 by Broadway Nails at Walgreens

I decided to give my middle school nails a try again. By that I mean fake press on nails. I was inspired by my friends fake nails at school and philydiva on YT. They both wore press onnails so I decided to give it a try. I must say that I really don't fancy them because that very same day they popped off =(

Perhaps it was the glue or the nail pack but they do look lovely.

Its a simple 3 step process

1. Prep your nails Cut down, clip and file your nails

2. Match up the false nails to your natural nail making sure it fits to the cuticle

3. Apply the glue onto your nail and the fake nail

4. Hold the nail onto your regular nail for 5-10 sec

5. Repeat for the remaining fingers and your done!

To view a live tutorial click here

 

Mini review:

Pros: I love the way it looks. Becuase it wasn't so long they gave it a natural manicured look. It was really inexpensive and easy to do.

Cons: They don't last very long. It easily cracks. Can be damaganing to the natural nail bed if not applied properly

Broadway Nails Review

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Broadway Nails Real Life Petites Real Short Pink Glue-On Nail Kit Petite Length

$6.49 by Broadway Nails at Walgreens

I decided to give my middle school nails a try again. By that I mean fake press on nails. I was inspired by my friends fake nails at school and philydiva on YT. They both wore press onnails so I decided to give it a try. I must say that I really don't fancy them because that very same day they popped off =(

Perhaps it was the glue or the nail pack but they do look lovely.

Its a simple 3 step process

1. Prep your nails Cut down, clip and file your nails

2. Match up the false nails to your natural nail making sure it fits to the cuticle

3. Apply the glue onto your nail and the fake nail

4. Hold the nail onto your regular nail for 5-10 sec

5. Repeat for the remaining fingers and your done!

To view a live tutorial click here

 

Mini review:

Pros: I love the way it looks. Becuase it wasn't so long they gave it a natural manicured look. It was really inexpensive and easy to do.

Cons: They don't last very long. It easily cracks. Can be damaganing to the natural nail bed if not applied properly


























Check out Raven and her semi new look.... it is very different from what I remember her as BUT i adore LOVE it =) Click here for the rest of the article.

Is that Raven???

Monday, May 16, 2011


























Check out Raven and her semi new look.... it is very different from what I remember her as BUT i adore LOVE it =) Click here for the rest of the article.

Today I felt creative and decided to do a splater nail design on my toseies!....Do you guys like? I used a mixture of sinful colors, wet n wild, and ruby kisses to create this design.

looks like im ready for summer!!

Toes for the day

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Today I felt creative and decided to do a splater nail design on my toseies!....Do you guys like? I used a mixture of sinful colors, wet n wild, and ruby kisses to create this design.

looks like im ready for summer!!

After researching weaves and braids, experts have finally landed on a hypothesis that may have you think twice about securing your weave as tight as you do.


According to the article "Hair Loss Linked to Braids and Weaves in New Study – How To Prevent It" in Clutch Mag, Experts have found that “The resulting prolonged traction [used to create the styles] can produce chronic folliculitis, which can eventually lead to more scarring.”

Now is that scary or what?!

Sometimes we are so worried about securing our hair so tightly that it (the false hair) won't fall out, but at the same time our own natural hair at our follicles are more at risk.

Now does this mean that we should discontinue the use of weaves?

That my friend is a personal choice. There are more practical ways thought to solve this problem. The drastic "oh my gosh no more weaves" route doesn't always have to be the answer.

Solutions

1. Let Your hair Breathe

Say you have worn a weave for about a month....give your head a rest. Give those hair follicles of yours time to restore and rebuild from the tension it has experienced. Do not install a new weave after another give it a minimum of two weeks.

2. Massage Your scalp

Scalp Massages help to stimulate growth and ease tension on your scalp. It feels good too! So why not?

3. Eat healthy

Be considerate of how much water you intake (10-12 Recommended glasses). Your hair loves water and that's a fact. Staying hydrated inside and out will help your hair to recover from any loss of nutrients it may have been deprived of, during the wearing of your weave. The body also needs Keratin therefore eating protein could help lower the chances of hair loss. 

4. Castor Oil

Castor oil is the remedy for any hair loss that has a occurred. Try it in the pure form/ cold press or even the Jamaican black Castor oil. Just apply it to the area and watch the hair cells recover (if its not permanently damaged)

For more info check out Clutch Mag

Could that extra hair actually contribute to your hair loss?

After researching weaves and braids, experts have finally landed on a hypothesis that may have you think twice about securing your weave as tight as you do.


According to the article "Hair Loss Linked to Braids and Weaves in New Study – How To Prevent It" in Clutch Mag, Experts have found that “The resulting prolonged traction [used to create the styles] can produce chronic folliculitis, which can eventually lead to more scarring.”

Now is that scary or what?!

Sometimes we are so worried about securing our hair so tightly that it (the false hair) won't fall out, but at the same time our own natural hair at our follicles are more at risk.

Now does this mean that we should discontinue the use of weaves?

That my friend is a personal choice. There are more practical ways thought to solve this problem. The drastic "oh my gosh no more weaves" route doesn't always have to be the answer.

Solutions

1. Let Your hair Breathe

Say you have worn a weave for about a month....give your head a rest. Give those hair follicles of yours time to restore and rebuild from the tension it has experienced. Do not install a new weave after another give it a minimum of two weeks.

2. Massage Your scalp

Scalp Massages help to stimulate growth and ease tension on your scalp. It feels good too! So why not?

3. Eat healthy

Be considerate of how much water you intake (10-12 Recommended glasses). Your hair loves water and that's a fact. Staying hydrated inside and out will help your hair to recover from any loss of nutrients it may have been deprived of, during the wearing of your weave. The body also needs Keratin therefore eating protein could help lower the chances of hair loss. 

4. Castor Oil

Castor oil is the remedy for any hair loss that has a occurred. Try it in the pure form/ cold press or even the Jamaican black Castor oil. Just apply it to the area and watch the hair cells recover (if its not permanently damaged)

For more info check out Clutch Mag

I will forever love my girl Jill Scott but when it comes to this cover... I personally don't think it does her much justice...

Don't get me wrong, the cover is beautiful and the colors match Ms. Scott so well but I feel as if its almost too perfect and photoshop has won again....

I'm not sure where Ebony was going with this but it is just my opinion.

How do you guys feel about the cover?

Jill Scott On Ebony

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I will forever love my girl Jill Scott but when it comes to this cover... I personally don't think it does her much justice...

Don't get me wrong, the cover is beautiful and the colors match Ms. Scott so well but I feel as if its almost too perfect and photoshop has won again....

I'm not sure where Ebony was going with this but it is just my opinion.

How do you guys feel about the cover?

I apologize guys....finals week had me all caught up but the good things is that I'm back on track with my videos and this blog of mine =)

Anywaysguys, it is time for me to announce the winner of the Jewelry giveaway...

Congrats Naptural Sense!!!

I will be fowarding your email to Satin Doll company and be sure to look out for thier email.

For the rest of you followers, be sure to keep your eyes open. This summer will be full of giveaways you do not want to miss.

If you feel like you need to look cute this summer as well, don't forget to check out the Satin Doll Company shop!

And the Winner is....

I apologize guys....finals week had me all caught up but the good things is that I'm back on track with my videos and this blog of mine =)

Anywaysguys, it is time for me to announce the winner of the Jewelry giveaway...

Congrats Naptural Sense!!!

I will be fowarding your email to Satin Doll company and be sure to look out for thier email.

For the rest of you followers, be sure to keep your eyes open. This summer will be full of giveaways you do not want to miss.

If you feel like you need to look cute this summer as well, don't forget to check out the Satin Doll Company shop!




Corn Syrup (aka high-fructose corn syrup): a sweet syrup obtained from cornstarch

That's the definition I got from my dictionary. I'm on the quest for healthy eating. I noticed this ingredient in just about every food product label. Even in the one's that are supposed to be healthy.When I go shopping I like to be in and out ASAP. Reading the labels is not on my agenda. Lately, it's been something I've been paying alot more attention to. I was eating a sandwich (wheat bread) and noticed corn syrup on the label. Bread doesn't need to be sweetened??? It's really hard not to find these ingredients as they are in just about everything. I'm no expert and I don't want to get into the politics of it all. But, these research/studies whatever they are called produces mixed results which confuses the eff out of me. Seems like what's good for you is bad and what's bad is good. The journey continues.... scratching my head. Has anyone been through this? What's so bad/good about corn syrup?

Health News: Corn Syrup

Saturday, May 7, 2011




Corn Syrup (aka high-fructose corn syrup): a sweet syrup obtained from cornstarch

That's the definition I got from my dictionary. I'm on the quest for healthy eating. I noticed this ingredient in just about every food product label. Even in the one's that are supposed to be healthy.When I go shopping I like to be in and out ASAP. Reading the labels is not on my agenda. Lately, it's been something I've been paying alot more attention to. I was eating a sandwich (wheat bread) and noticed corn syrup on the label. Bread doesn't need to be sweetened??? It's really hard not to find these ingredients as they are in just about everything. I'm no expert and I don't want to get into the politics of it all. But, these research/studies whatever they are called produces mixed results which confuses the eff out of me. Seems like what's good for you is bad and what's bad is good. The journey continues.... scratching my head. Has anyone been through this? What's so bad/good about corn syrup?


by: http://cluelesscurl.blogspot.com/
I know that eating organic is good for the environment and overall health. I did a post on what Organic means. I recently read an article which is kind of like the opposite of that post. Talk about two sides to a story. Everyone will have their own opinion. It was just one of those things that make you say hmmm... take a look Just because it's organic....

Health News: Organic-Part Deux

Monday, May 2, 2011



by: http://cluelesscurl.blogspot.com/
I know that eating organic is good for the environment and overall health. I did a post on what Organic means. I recently read an article which is kind of like the opposite of that post. Talk about two sides to a story. Everyone will have their own opinion. It was just one of those things that make you say hmmm... take a look Just because it's organic....
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