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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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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 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: 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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Simple 2 Flat Twists Tutorial (Protective Style)


This is a real Simple Style!

Products Used:

  • Water
  • Eco Stlyer Gel (Argan Oil) -optional
  • Soft Bristle Brush-optional
  • Bobbi Pins

I started off with stretched and detangled hair.

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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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A Conversation with my Hair: Protective Styling


The picture bellow is of a FULL sew-in (no hair left out) I got on 10/8/2011.

This was supposed to be the 1st style as part of my 6 month protective style challenge…

Now don’t get me wrong…this sytle is super cute!! But please remember I’ve been natural for 6 months and I LOVE MY NATURAL HAIR. I wasn’t one of those women who did a BC & kept it in braids, weaves & under wigs right after…I haven’t had any kind of extensions, since I BC’d

So when I got this sew-in in my mind I was ok this will be a good way to start my challenge. I had plenty of sew-ins before. Before I BC’d I loved a good sew-in (and I must admit this was a GOOD ASS sew-in, it was done very well…as my stylist always does)…But within a day or 2, I was FED UP!! Not with the style it self, but just the idea of not having access to not only hair, but also my scalp for at least a month. It was too much…

You know, even if I wash a sew-in, how much product would REALLY get to my natural to make sure it’s being kept up…I didn’t know, and I didn’t want to take the risk. I just wasn’t feeling it. SO, yesterday (10/13/2011, barely a week since I got my sew in), I hit my stylist up and said, HOUSTON, we have a problem!!…And this is what I went with instead…

So this morning when I woke up and looked in the mirror (after I finished tweaking my hair a bit). This is the exact conversation I had in my head w/ my hair:

Hair: Hi Reanell, How are you??? I haven’t seen you all week. Who was that girl pretending to be you for the past few days??…

Me: Who are you talking about???

Hair: You know, the girl with the short straight hair??…I didn’t like her.

Me: Really??

Hair: Nope. She made feel like an outcast. Thank you for coming back!!

Me: Your welcome I didn’t like her too much either.

Call me crazy if you want to…But even though hair can’t actually speak words, it’ll tell you when it’s just not feeling it. Lucky for me it just hit me with that emotional punch as oppose to the usually, l, “ok we are going to start shedding and drying out until you get the hint, punch”…LOL

My hair wasn’t feeling it and neither was I. One thing I’ve learned over the past 6 months is, LISTEN TO YOUR HAIR, IT DOES SPEAK TO! I went natural for a reason. And one of reasons was to learn about my hair; and sometimes to learn you just have to stop doing and just listen…

I have figured out MY own way to make it through these 6 months…and have styles in my head that I know I will be more comfortable with. Even though I know my hair won’t be completely OUT for the next 6 months, I’ve learned there are styles that can still give me some kind of access to my hair so I care for it as I see fit. For me, having a sew-in gives you NO access to your hair…Maybe I’m wrong, but either was I my hair just wasn’t feeling it and I going to listen.

Might I add, For only 6 months, my hair is beasting!! LOL