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Knappy Hair Extensions Initial Install (feat. Kinky Coarse 18″ Clip-Ins)


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Hey guys!!

So I got the opportunity to try out some hair extensions from Knappy Hair Extensions. I’ve never used clip-ins before so I was excited to see how I would use these.

To start off this set came with 9 clip ins:

  • 4 – with 2 clips
  • 2 – with 3 clips
  • 2 – with 4 clips
  • 1 –  with 5 clips

The set also came with 2 additional clips you can sew-in, if additional support is needed, weft sealer (which I did seal the wefts) and care instructions.

 

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I decided to use these clip-ins and install them all over my entire head, and have a little bit of leave out. and this worked out great. The style that I got was the Kinky Coarse 18″. Which was perfect. because it was just as long as my natural hair, so it was believable and not exaggerated, as you can see from the picture below.

 

Being that this is the first time I’ve used clip-ins, I was pleasantly surprised. If you want to see how I installed these clip ins, make sue to check our the video HERE.

Go check out these website for KRS Hair group: https://fbit.co/2ENl. They also offer wefts that you can sew-in, as well as closures, so you are bound to find something that suits what you are looking for.

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FTC: Thank you to Knappy Hair Extensions for sponsoring this post.

 

 

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Updated Haircare Regimen & Staple Hair Products


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Finally!! I am here with my updated hair care regimen. This has been one the most requested items for me to do and I am finally getting to it.
Over the past year a few things have changed and few things have stayed the same. Also just to let you know all the products I mention in the post can be found in my Amazon Store HERE. Please note this is only going to focus on my MUST HAVE ITEMS and nothing else. I may do a separate post with my top 5 styling products, but for I’m gonna stick to basics of what actually contributes to my hair health, strength and growth. So let me jump right into it. Continue reading “Updated Haircare Regimen & Staple Hair Products”

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3 Year Length Check – Pics & Video


As you guys know (or may not know) that my 3 year Nappiversary was April 9th. Here is a quick progression video and collage I put together of the growth! I will have my updated hair care regimen up soon, hopefully 🙂 length check

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King Me Hair Review (Kurly)


This is my review on the King Me Hair (Kurly). I was so excited when I received this hair.
Once I installed it, no one even notice that it wasn’t my hair. The Kurly is the perfect match to my hair and very easy to blend. I HIGHLY recommend this hair. I have a 20inch and 18 inch installed.

http://kingmehair.com

Products Used on this hair:

Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Cantu Curl Activator Cream
Cantu Coconut Curling Cream

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How To Turn An Old Wash N Go Into A Fluffy Braid Out


30-Day Blog Challange

30-Day Blog Challenge *Day 7*


Somewhere you would like to visit…

I have a long list of places I would like to visit, but I stick to one for this blog for the sake of not making this blog too long.

Photo Credit: http://www.utexas.edu/
Photo Credit: http://www.utexas.edu/

YES!! I’ve always wanted to visit AFRICA!!! Purely to experience the culture. I feel like visiting a place like Africa will humble you so much and a new appreciation for the country itself. I know I woman who visits every year and she loves it. I would love to go at least once in my lifetime. The music, the heritage, the wildlife…just an experience.

30-Day Blog Challange

30-Day Blog Challenge *Day 3*


Name 3 people who inspire you…

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My boyfriend Fernando. If your partner can’t inspire you, then they aren’t the right one. He inspires me to want things in my life that I never thought I wanted (well at least consider them more than I ever had).

My parents. One thing I can always count on is their support. And always inspired me to be myself regardless of what anyone thinks, including them.

One of my oldest dearest friends, Hasan. He’s just always keeps everything positive. One thing you’ll never get from him is that Negative Attitude and their are few who can be that way all the time.

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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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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: Ouidad Curl Co-Wash Conditioner


I was contacted my a representative of Ouidad, and was given the opportunity to try out their new Curl Co-Wash Conditioner (Sulfate, Silicone & Paraben Free).

This product is described as being, a rich low-lathering, sulfate-free cleansing conditioner that leaves the hair moisturized , soft and frizz-free while gently clearing hair of buildup.  It is for all hair types and textures.

It contains Black Cumin Seed Oil, Jamaican Black Oil, Rosemary & Sage Oils. Which these oils are great for conditioning and refreshing the hair and also delivers great shine.

I co-washed my hair in six sections. I allowed it to sit in my hair for about 5 mins or so, then detangled with my double detangler (which is also by Ouidad) , and rinsed my hair out. **NOTE: The double detangler was purchased by myself over a year ago. I have spoken on it before in the past and you guys know I LOVE that comb

I absolutely enjoyed this co-wash conditioner. It was fairly easy to detangle, which was a  pleasant surprise. Once I rinsed it out, my hair felt soft and have a nice sheen to it. The lather was less than a shampoo, but more than a regular conditioner, I would say it is a happy medium, especially if you are more into co-washing (and not into shampooing). I feel like my hair and scalp were both clean but was not stripped.

List of Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Citric Acid, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Pros:

  • Smells great
  • Has a pump
  • Very Thick & Creamy
  • Great Slip
  • Leaves my hair with a nice sheen

Cons:

  • The Price. Even though I personally don’t mind the price, I know a lot of people aren’t looking to spend that much. There are other products I have used to co wash with that give me similar results. But that low-lather in a conditioner is very rare to come by. If you are someone who co-washes daily, it may not be economical option.

Other than the price I actually really like This product. I will definitely continue to use it here and there until it is done, however I don’t think I will be repurchasing it, strictly because of the price. But if I do ever want to splurge, this is something DEFINITELY worth splurging for.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review. I am not affiliated with this company. I am NOT being paid to make this video. This is my honest opinion on this product.

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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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How I Stretch My Hair without using HEAT!! (feat. the L.O.C. Method)


Since I am trying to spend the 2nd year of hair journey HEAT-LESS. I wanted to find a way to stretch my hair that didn’t involved me using heat. This method has been my favorite and most effective for me.

Product Used:

  • Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In
  • Sweet Almost Oil
  • Cantu Shea Butter
  • For Braiding,  my Shea Butter Mix

In this video ALSO I demonstrate how I do the L.O.C. method.

If you guys have any questions, please leave them below!!

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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…

Don’t forget to comment!!