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Vacay = Protective Styling!

Hello Beautiful People!

So, I recently went on a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas & it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!   We had been planning the cruise since last year, so I’m sure you could imagine how hype I was when the time came. When I take a vacation, the first question that crosses my mind is, “What am I going to do with my hair?” Then the “What am I going to wear?” question follows. Our hair takes a lot of maintenance and patience, so when I’m on vacation, I don’t want to spend hours doing my hair when I’m supposed to be soaking up in the sun turnin’ up with my crew.

So, I decided on getting crochet braids. I haven’t worn braids since I was in middle school, so it was kinda hard adjusting to them again. BUT, I must say, I love them and my sister is a lifesaver for crocheting them in for me. I was searching YouTube for protective styles and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money or time getting a style done. I came across several girls who installed the braids themselves and they made it look so easy! Whenever I learn how to do a decent braid, I’m definitely going to try to do them myself one day.

So I was scared that some of the braids would come out, since they aren’t actually attached at the root, but they lasted. I’ve had them up for about a month and they still look good! The only con to having these braids is that I can’t wash my hair like I want to. My scalp is begging me for a good hot oil treatment and some deep conditioning.

As always, I have to share a pic.. This was on our balcony the first night on the cruise ship  🙂

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Question of the Day: What is your favorite protective style?

Stay Curly Gurls & Thanks so much for reading! Feedback is appreciated!

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It’s Been A While…

Hello Beautiful Queens!

It has been a while since I’ve checked in….Hol’ Up. I haven’t posted since last year. *shakes head* I gotta do better.

Well in that case, HAPPYYYY NEW YEAR!!! I wish many blessings your way in 2017! I didn’t make any ‘New Year Resolutions’ (Not too big on those)..I’m just striving to make every day better than the day before. *Sidenote: I just purchased my first BRAND NEW car though !*:)

In other news, I’m still all natural. My hair journey is still going strong! So as of today, I’ve been “perm-less” for 2 years and 2 months. Go Meeeee!! Keep in mind, this has been my third time trying “the natural thing”, so to me, it’s a pretty big deal.

I’m still struggling with making sure I do a protein treatment at least once a month, but I always make sure I deep condition every week. I’ve started making my own protein treatment that I found somewhere online.

DIY Protein Treatment:

Use 1 egg

3 tbsp of mayo

2 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp of whichever oil you choose( I like to use Olive Oil )

*Instructions: Mix ingredients together and coat your hair with the mixture. Leave in for at least 30 minutes. (I usually leave mine in for about a few hours and get things done around the house. The longer it stays on, the better!). Wash hair with shampoo, condition, and style! BOMB.com! .. try it out and let me know if your hair loves it!

Tip of the Day:

Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque is advertised as a deep conditioner, but  I just recently tried it as a styler, and it does wonders.

Question of the Day:

Which deep conditioners/protein treatments are you using that works wonders for your hair? Please share!

img_0380Since I haven’t posted an updated pic in forever!… Stay Curly Gurls! Thank you so much for reading!

 

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Blonde? I think so!

Hello My Beautiful Queens!

It’s been a while, so I thought I’d post a “hair update.”

I colored my hair on July 3,2016 and I am now Blonde (by accident). Let me tell you how it all happened. I was in the process of coloring my hair from red to a magenta-like color, so of course I had to “lift” it by applying bleach. The last time I colored my hair, it didn’t take too well because the bleach didn’t sit long enough, so I made sure I kept it in a little longer this time to ensure that it got as light as I needed. After I rinsed the bleach out, my hair was the perfect shade so I just knew the color was about to be on point! I told myself I was going to give my hair a break and color it the next week, but I started to really like the blonde sooo… I’ll be sticking with the blonde until I get tired of it.

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This SnapChat filter had me popping that day! lol

On another note, I’m getting so much better with managing my kinks! The major keys in keeping it that way are weekly deep conditioning, protein treatments, and trimming those split ends. Once those are added into your hair routine, you will notice your hair growing stronger & healthier..and your hair will thank you!

New Product Alert: Carol’s Daughter-Mimosa Hair Honey is a GREAT scalp moisturizer & shine pomade for dry hair. Try it and let me know what you think!

Question of the Day: Do you use any special treatments or products to maintain manageable hair?

Well, that’s all ladies. Feel free to comment or ask any questions you have. Enjoy the rest of your week and stay flawless, curly gurls!!

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Beautiful Twist-Out… now what?

So, I think I’ve finally mastered the twist out. YAYYY MEEE, right? The hard part is keeping it up. Overnight, I put my hair in ‘mini pineapples’ under my bonnet, which works for the most part. I’m super curious to find out other ways naturals make their styles last for a long time. I follow so many naturals who are able to rock 1 week old curls flawlessly!

So… my question of the day is:

What’s your overnight method for long lasting styles??

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My hair is getting longer though !!… Excuse the background 
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Worst furniture experience…ever

So, let me tell you all about my first experience buying furniture…

I bought a 2 piece sectional sofa from American Signature Furniture/Value City Furniture a few weeks back. I saw it on a newspaper ad; it was so beautiful that I had to go look at it in person. My visit to the store was great. The sofa looked exactly like the picture and the salesman was very kind and informative. On my pickup date, I get there to find out one of my pieces came damaged. Nobody in the store thought to call me before I called every U-Haul in the city to find an available truck and drove to the other side of town to make sure I made it in time before the store closed. Not to mention, my Dad drove here from 3 hours away to help me move the sofa in. When I asked why I didn’t receive a call, an associate told me,”We weren’t sure if anybody was picking it up today.” (That’s the dumbest excuse I’ve ever heard,btw) I spoke with a sales manager who “threw in” a free delivery for the inconvenience, which didn’t solve a thing. It was their fault, so they should have “threw in” a little  more than that. *fast forward* Well, the sofa was delivered to my house a week after that completely uncovered and  WET on one side. It rained the night before, so my guess is it was outside at some point with no plastic on it. Now you tell me…who in their right mind would purposely deliver a wet sofa to a customer’s house? I filed a complaint to corporate and they called the store to have a new one delivered. While talking with a corporate rep, she assured me that the sofa was supposed to be wrapped until it got in my home. When the store called me to confirm my delivery date, I told them about the incident and asked for a manager to call me back. Well, the same sales associate called me back and said her manager is going to take $100 of my total purchase. You see how they threw money in my face to cover up their mistake and not address the issue at hand?? About 4 days later, a new sofa was delivered by the same 2 guys, still uncovered. When I asked Mr. Chris (one of the delivery guys)why it was not covered, his response was, “They don’t do that anymore.” That response was out of pure retaliation because there is no way he can stand there and tell me that the company just decided to unwrap furniture that is being delivered within 1 week. So, I made another call to corporate customer care and the rep told me some stores don’t wrap the furniture anymore because of “safety hazards” and if I wanted them wrapped, I should let the delivery guys know up front. My question is: If my initial complaint was because the sofa was uncovered, it should have been covered the second go round. The moral of the story is…. This was my FIRST & LAST time making a purchase from American Signature Furniture/Value City Furniture. The amount of disrespect and incompetency is ridiculous. Their customer service is absolutely horrible, they don’t respond accordingly, and they could care less about their customers. Just a tip if you’re ever thinking about shopping with this company…. DON’T.

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Happy Sunday!

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Hi Beautiful Curly Gurls! I hope everybody is having a fabulous day. My fro is in full effect, which means today will be a great day.. not to mention I’m wearing my favorite shirt! “If not now, WHEN? If not us, WHO?” #MonaSaidIt! #BlackHistory 

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Winter, Why so harsh? I’ve got something for ya!

So, it’s been a while! There has been so much going on. Within the last couple of months, I’ve relocated, got a new job, and signed my very first apartment lease in my own name. Woot Woot! *starts shaking my fassss*

Anywho, Tennessee is under State of Emergency because of all the snow so I’m completely snowed in; and I have got to say that this has been the most BORING snow day ever. I literally just laid around and watched movies all day. I thought about washing my hair but just got a little lazy.

Besides all of this random-ness, I wanted to share some info about my new goodies I have been using. As we all know, it is extremely hard to keep natural hair moisturized during the winter, especially type 4 hair. I have learned that deep conditioning is a MUST when it comes to the harsh winter months, which is why I make sure I deep condition my hair once a week. What do I use, you ask?….*drumroll puleeeezeee*… ‘Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque‘ by Shea Moisture. This stuff is amazing. I apply it, leave it on overnight, and wash it out in the morning. It leaves my hair so soft, manageable, and shiny. No lie! I used this product rarely during wash days in the summer, but I would only leave it in for about half an hour and carry on with my routine. This stuff works magic overnight hunty!!!

So the second product that has come to my rescue is ‘Type 4 Hair Creme’ by My HoneyChild. When I tell you this product is a genie in a jar!! It’s so bomb that you don’t need to use it with any other product. When I do twist outs now, I don’t have to use anything else. It works on wet or dry hair and a little really goes a long way. It’s a bit pricy, but I promise it is worth it for these kinks! It’s available on their website @–> www.myhoneychild.com.

I hope this helps some of you gorgeous curly gurls!

P.S. Stay warm & FABULOUS!

 

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DIY OIL PRE-POO!

Hey Curly Gurls!

I discovered an oil pre-poo online the other day and tried it overnight. I actually ended up liking it, so of course i had to share it with you ladies. It’s super simple.

The ingredients are:

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

2 TBSP Castor Oil

4 drops of Tea Tree Oil (I put in a little more since my scalp suffers from itchiness)

I applied it in sections, then massaged oil into my scalp.

I left it in overnight and shampooed it out the next morning followed by a deep conditioner.

Question of the Day:

What’s your pre-poo preference? Do you use oil or conditioner?

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October!!

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So, this post really doesn’t have any significance; I’m just too excited for the Fall Season!!! It felt amazing outside today and my hair didn’t look too bad, either. It was supposed to be a “side-puff” but umm, we can call it a “semi-side puff.” HaHA! HAPPY OCTOBER CURLY GURLS!! Let’s make EVERY DAY count!!!

#NAENAESHAIRJOURNEY

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No, Not Again..!

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As sad as it sounds, it’s very often that my hairstyles turn out ALL WRONG!

I attempted bantu knots in the picture above, but um…. you see that didn’t work. I’m getting better with twist outs, but everything else seems to fail so I end up with my little ole stretched out puff! I use Cantu products for just about everything, but I have a ton of products. Cantu just seems to work best.

Any suggestions?

What products do you ladies use for twist outs, bantu knots, etc?

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