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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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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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Wash N Go Puff (feat. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Collection)


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.

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A Trip through My Wash Day!! (Deep Condition Week)


So I skipped wash day last week so it’s been about 13 days since my last wash and I think it is about that time! 

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)”

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It’s a Reveiw: The “New” Hair Milk Collection from Carol’s Daughter


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”

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Braid out using Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel


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”

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HOTD: Protective Style


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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Hair Care Regimen Part Four (the not so staple products)


For Part One Click Here

For Part Two Click Here

For Part Three Click Here

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Hair Care Regimen Part Three(Styling Products)


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For Part Two Click Here

Continue reading “Hair Care Regimen Part Three(Styling Products)”

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Hair Care Regimen Part Two (Leave-Ins & Oils)


Check Out Part one Here

This post will be pretty short because I’m pretty light and straight to the point when it comes to leave ins and oils.

Continue reading “Hair Care Regimen Part Two (Leave-Ins & Oils)”

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Hair Care Regimen Part One (Shampooing, Conditioning and Deep Conditioning)


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.

Continue reading “Hair Care Regimen Part One (Shampooing, Conditioning and Deep Conditioning)”

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1 Year Nappivesary


BC: 4.9.2011
Transition: 7 months
20 months post relaxer (Last Relaxer: 9.2010)

Hope you guys enjoy…

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