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.
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”
My Naturalversary was April 9th, 2013
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.
So I got a few request to show how I did my curly puff from my Quarterly Favorites video, that I posted back in April. Since I don’t do wash n gos that often it took me a while to get this video up. BUT, it’s better late than never. This is an extremely quick and easy tutorial.
List of Products:
- CD Hair Milk Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner (not show in video)
- CD Hair Milk Leave-in Moisturizer
- CD Hair Milk Pudding
- Goody Head band
- Eco Styler Gel (Argan Oil) *optional (or you can use a more natural alternative, i.e. flax seed gel or aloe vera gel)
- Soft bristle brush *optional
Tutorial Below, Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel.
YUP, a Hot mess!! LOL…But that’s ok, nothing a little deep conditioning can’t handle.
But since I went so long with out washing, I decided to do an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse before I shampooed. Some do this before they shampoo, I’ve seen people do it after they’ve shampooed and conditioned, but for me since I really only like the ACV rinse to cleanse my scalp and I am NOT fond of the smell so,I do it first. Continue reading “A Trip through My Wash Day!! (Deep Condition Week)”
So you guys know that a rarely switch up on my products and if I do I must be out of the product that I was originally using. So I ran out of my Herbal Essence Hello Hydration conditioner, which I use for co-washing. Now this is an easily accessible item I can find pretty much anywhere. But I was in Macy’s re stocking on my Deep Conditioner from Carols’ Daughter. And I saw she re-vamped the Hair Milk Collection. Continue reading “It’s a Reveiw: The “New” Hair Milk Collection from Carol’s Daughter”
So I follow Ms. brittanyblabber on Instagram (who is also a fellow youtuber) and she posted a picture of her hair about three weeks ago and it looked Amazing!! She had mentioned she used the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel. Which really got me curious because these are two things that I use quite often, but I never thought to use them together. So went ahead a gave it a try. Continue reading “Braid out using Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel”
I don’t usually protective style, Especially when it is hot out, but I had a really bad twist out, so I needed to do something with my hair.
I didn’t plan on keeping it in all week, but I kept well, so I just left it. It was really easy to do. I just tied my hair with a satin scarf at night and in the morning, it was just fine. My hair was really moisturized from my wash day, so I didn’t even feel the need to re-moisturize my hair through out the week.
Let me know if you guys would like to see a tutorial on this style, by liking this post or leaving a comment below!!!
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For Part Two Click Here
Check Out Part one Here
Ok Ok. I am finally getting around to this!! My apologies! I know you guys have been asking me questions about my hair care regimen for a while so here it is. This is installment one [out of four] of my hair care regimen series. The reason I broke it out is b/c I didn’t want the video to be too long. Plus, for my blog post if it was going to be long I wanted it to be long because of detail, not because I am just listing a bunch of products in one post. So this first installment is going to focus on Shampoo, Conditioner and Deep Conditioner.
Just to start off with the “technique”. So it kind of goes hot oil one week, deep condition the next week and just back and forth; that way every week I am doing a treatment. Note: Hot Oil Treatment will be touched on in a later post.
Transition: 7 months
20 months post relaxer (Last Relaxer: 9.2010)
Hope you guys enjoy…
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