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It’s A Review: Curly Twirls Review


Hey Guys!!! I am back with another review. This is on a new and growing product line called Curly Twirls.

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This line launched back in 2012 and is already in hundreds of beauty stores across the US. They are continuing to grow and expand more states over the next few months. So If you haven’t seen these products in your area yet, you will soon :-). These products are all free of Glycol, Paraben, Mineral Oil and Petrolatum. they also contain Argan Oil. The price point for these products is $5.99!!! VERY affordable.

So now that I’ve gotten the background information out way, let’s get into the products! Continue reading “It’s A Review: Curly Twirls Review”

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Fluffy Braid Out on Blown Out Hair + Quick Makeup


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Getting Ready with me +FlatIronExperts.com GIVEAWAY!!!! [CLOSED]


CLICK HERE to enter, make sure to follow instructions in the description box

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Puff Tutorial!!


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My Favorite Styling Products


So I wanted to quickly list some of my favorite styling products (Don’t forget to check out the video as well, HERE!).

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For blow drying, right now I am using the Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Line.  I don’t blow dry my hair that often right now, but when I do I do reach for this line. I really have been enjoying. Tip: When using the blow dry cream, DO NOT apply a leave-in conditioner  before applying the blow dry cream. Your hair will feel like it has some build up. The Blow Dry Cream acts as a leave in and heat protectant. If you feel you must apply something before, use a light oil i.e., coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Continue reading “My Favorite Styling Products”

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It’s A Review: Cantu Shea Butter Twist & Lock Gel


So you guys know I have been loving the Cantu for Natural Hair Line. So I have another review from the line for you guys, the Twist and Lock Gel. The product claims to lock in moisture, control frizz, lightweight and non-flaking. What it claimed to do, IT DID!! I was super surprised. I love when a product does what it says it is going to do.

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HairCare Regimen/Staple Products


Yes I know I am so late getting this out, but my products don’t change too often, so you haven’t missed anything. With that being said I am just going to jump right into it, don’t forget to check out my video as well for more information.

In the past, I always alternated hot oil treatments and deep conditioning, week to week, but now I do them on the same week. I do prefer to deep condition over night, that is unless I am using coconut oil for my hot oil treatment, then I like using that as an overnight treatment instead. I generally wash my hair once a week. In the warmer months I co-wash SOMETIMES in between my weekly washes.

Now on to the products:

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HOTD: 6.7.2013


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Hair of the Day. Who said Natural Hair isn’t professional??

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My Blow Dry Routine (Feat. Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Collection)


Last year, I only blew out my hair once ever 6 months. This Year I’ve decided to blow out my hair once every 3 months. So I ended up blowing out my hair for my 2 year Naturalversary last month. I’ve gotten so many requests on how I do my blow out. So I decided to share my current routine with you guys.

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Continue reading “My Blow Dry Routine (Feat. Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Collection)”

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It’s a Review: Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals Deep Treatment Masque


So I am back with another review, on the Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals Deep Treatment Masque.

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I after I did my last review on the Cantu for Naturals line, I couldn’t wait to try out the rest of the line; first up was the Deep Treatment Masque.

I picked this up from my local CVS, for about $8.99, which was right in the price range for CVS. I definitely could have gotten it cheaper at Wal-Mart for about $6.99, however, my local Wal-Mart was completely sold out. But it was OK; it was still under $10, which is still a great price for a deep conditioner that is in a 12oz jar.

When it comes to Deep conditioners for my hair I always look for one that are thick and creamy, and this Deep Conditioner checks out in that area. This product contains No Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Parabens, Silicone, Phthalates, Gluten, Paraffin, Propylene, PABA or DEA.

When I first used it, I applied it to freshly washed hair. I felt like as I applied it melted my strands and I was able to get A LOT of detangling done. I left it in overnight and paired it with my heat therapy wrap (you can use a warm towel as a substitute), once I rinsed, my hair felt soft and moisturized and more manageable. I’ve used this deep conditioner numerous times at a minimum of 30 minutes and achieved the same results.

Pros:

  • Moisturizing
  • Left my hair feeling soft
  • Can detangle with it
  • Can be used as a leave in conditioner (per directions)
  • Relatively free of harsh ingredients and other chemicals

I don’t really have any cons. I enjoyed it and I will definitely pick it up again.

Make sure you guys go check out my YouTube Video where I have a giveaway going on for the product!!!

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2 Years Natural Length Check


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My Thoughts on Protective Styling


So started a protective style challenge back in September 2012. It was originally not on purpose, LOL, I just realized I spent the whole month of September in constant protective styles, so I decided just to continue doing so. My goal was to keep my hair in protective/low manipulation hair styles until my 2 year Naturalversary (which was April 9th, 2013).

Once I started my PSC, I was kind of bored. In the beginning all I was doing was different variations of the Marley Bun…LOL. Which don’t get me wrong I love my Marley Bun, but I just couldn’t justify doing that for the next 6 months…LOL. So eventually I stopped thinking about and just did styles as I thought of them, as you will see some examples below.
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I did give my hair a break a day or two, here and there. Just to give my edges and nape a break as well. Also, before I decided to start my challenge, I already had a scheduled heat pass for October, for Fernando’s birthday, which I still took; at that time I blew out my hair (pictured below). Continue reading “My Thoughts on Protective Styling”

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HOTD 4.15.2013


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My 2 Year Naturalversary! (Progression Video)


My Naturalversary was April 9th, 2013

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It’s a Review: Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals [+Giveaway] (CLOSED)


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First, I would like to say thank you to Cantu for contacting me to try these products out. Everyone knows that the Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner has been a staple in my hair regimen since before I even went natural and I swear by it to this day.

So I was given the opportunity to try out 3 out of the 6 Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals hair products. I was sent the Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream, Coconut Curling Cream and the Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Mist. All of these products contain No Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Parabens, Silicone, Phthalates, Gluten, Paraffin, Propylene, PABA or DEA. These products are very inexpensive retailing way under $10 and very accessible. I did a review and demo on my YouTube Channel, which you can check out here. I just want to go through and some of my pros and cons on each product.

Continue reading “It’s a Review: Cantu Shea Butter for Naturals [+Giveaway] (CLOSED)”

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HOTD: Juicy Braid Out


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Sometimes you just need a quick break from your protective styling, so for just today I decided to do a juicy braid out.

The only products I used was my Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter (HBB) and my Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (CES).

I applied the HHB first, and then applied the CES on top. I detangled with my Ouidad Double Detangler and my modified Denman Brush. I did about 13-15 plaits. The next morning I took out my braids and I had this awesome hair style. My hair was soft, fluffy and moisturized. This is a one of my favorite go to styles when I want to give my hair some life.

To see a tutorial for this (in another variation) go here: http://youtu.be/2QABbfMJHJ4

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HOTD: Gaga/Bow Bun


HOTD: Gaga/Bow Bun

Wanted to try something different and I am Loving this Bun!!! Protective Styling can get pretty boring, sometimes you just gotta jazz it up! Click Here for tutorial!!!

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Janelle Monáe Inspired Updo (Protective Style)


Another quick and easy protective style!

Products Used:

  • Shea Butter Mix
  • Soft Bristle Brush
  • Bobbi Pins
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Twisted Low Bun (Protective Style)


This is a real simple tutorial for a quick protective style.

Products Used:

  • Carol’s Daughter Hair Balm
  • Goody Headband
  • Bobbi Pins