In the beginning of April I purchased Beautiful Textures' Curl Definer Styling Custard. I began using in place of the gel in my styling process. It has a really loose consistency, for those that are familiar with flax seed gel it looks like that. It smells so good, as a matter of fact it reminds me of Starbrust. I also use this product (just a little) to tame my edges for buns and puffs. But above all my favorite thing about this product is the price. I bought this for under $8 at my local beauty supply store. It clumps my curls just like Miss Jessies Jelly Soft Curls when applied to wet hair. When applied to semi-damp hair, it brings it brings out my natural curl pattern. After I detangle an old twist, braid out, etc I'll use this product (along with a little water and oil) to set my hair for the next style. This saves me so much air dry time. I can do my air hair at night and know that this product will set my hair for the next style and be dry in the more. I'm excited to used this product with styles I haven't mastered yet and see what happens. I definitely will be purchasing this product again. And might even become one of my staple products.
Curls Passionfruit Control Paste (for edge control)
Bobby Pins (Lots and Lots of Bobby Pins)
1 Pack of Braiding Hair (twisted and cut in half)
Hey curls!!! This is a video on how do a chunky twist out. I used As I Am Leave In Conditioner, coconut oil, and EcoStyler Gel with Argan Oil. Hope this helps. Don't forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel to stay up to date on our videos.
Hey curls!! I'm back with another video for The Basic series. This time I'm showing you how I go about blow drying my hair.
The products I used include:
Carol's Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Blow Dry Cream
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray and
Hope this helps you out.
Hey curls!!! We're starting a new video series called The Basics. The videos are how-to's for the newly naturals and those transitioning. This video is a walk through of I go about detangling my hair. Hope this is helpful.
To achieve this hair I started with freshly washed an conditioned hair. I divided my hair into four sections as I normally do. I first applied Kinky Curly's Knot Today leave-in conditioner, followed by Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancer Smoothie. I then sealed with oil, then followed by EcoStyler Argan Oil gel. I know it seems like a lot, but I worked for me. lol After all the products were applied I two strand twisted my hair and wrapped them around teal colored flex rods. The next morning (Monday), my hair was not completely dry. So instead of untwisting my hair, I left my hair in twist until Wednesday night. Because of the flex rods there was some twist that spiraled which gave my hair a fuller look. I separated my twist more than I normally would to make my hair look bigger. Although I didn't master the twist and curl, I did enjoy the end results.
Hey curls, not too long a purchased 3 Sisters of Nature Natural Lengthening Creme. I'm not even sure how this got on my Amazon wish list or why I bought it(must the product junkie in me). Anyway, this product is claiming to elongate curls and add volume. It even claims to be compared to Miss Jessie's Stretch Silkening Creme, pretty big shoes to fill if you ask me. I was little nervous about using the product after receiving it in the mail and seeing some negative reviews on Youtube. But I threw my fears to the side and decided to give it a try. The product was applied to freshly washed and conditioned hair. My hair was divided into four sections and I used a generous amount, as the directions suggested. Once the product was applied to my entire head, I let my hair air dry for about 45 minutes. Not wanting to go outside with damp hair in this crappy DMV weather, I diffused my hair until it was fully dry. The end result was not pretty. My looked dull and felt chalked with product. My curls didn't look any longer than they normally do once dry. Instead of wearing my hair down, I pulled it back into a bun, which is how it remained for the rest of the week. I'll give it another try but I definitely won't spend my money on it.
Lately I've been loving hair accessories; from headbands to hair clips- and now exposed bobby pins. This idea entirely came from the beautiful Naptural85 on YouTube. You can always go out and buy bobby pins that are a different color from your hair, but I used one of my favorite nail polishes from OPI to save money.
1. Fold a piece of paper and slide the bobby pins smooth side up.
2. Next all you have to do it paint the bobby pins and let them dry.
3. Bun your hair and have fun accessorizing!
Here I have three just in the front of my bun... But you can also place them in the back of the bun... Sticking out of the bun... And the other options are endless!!!
So it pains me to admit this but... I've finally realized and have come to terms with the fact that my hair is NOT HEAT PROOF! I know, I know, you guys are probably saying, "Well, DUH!" But in my 4 years of being natural, I have been almost completely heat dependent. And it's not that my hair hasn't grown because it has, it's that the heat (I'm convinced) is responsible for my ends splitting frequently.
My hair, when stretched out, reaches right below my collar bone and I cannot seem to get it to grow further because every time it grows, it splits. I just cut off about an inch last week because of nasty ends. So I needed to try something new!
For months I have been looking at my hair, while it was wet, and wondering how I could freeze my wet hair so I could wear it. So I began researching wash and goes. Needless to say I have a new regimen!!! And I absolutely LOOOOVE IT!!!!
I wash my hair with Wen, which is a clarifying conditioner, once a week. I also deep condition once a week for up to an hour with heat (right now I'm using Shea Mousture's Anti-Breakage Masque). From there I towel dry my hair with a regular t shirt and seperate it into two section (the front half and the back half). From here it's all about styling products. First I apply a leave in to both sections, the leave in conditioner I use right now is called Curls Crème Brule. To seal in the moisture I use good old coconut oil. To get a little definition to my curls I use the popular Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel. Then I use the blow dryer with a diffuser on a warm and low setting. While I'm diffusing I pull my hair to keep it stretched. After it's about 60% dry, I switch the tip of the blow dryer to the concentrator and focus mostly on stretching the roots by pulling the ends. The end result is fluffy, big and soft!!!At night I simply massage some coconut oil in focusing on the ends of my hair, and then I pineapple (loosely ponytail) it on the top of my head. I put a bonnet on and I'm done!!!
Way quicker than my old regimen! As for the products, I tend to switch it up every time I run out. The only products I keep consistent are the Wen, coconut oil, and the Eco Styler Gel. My hair in the picture below is a 3 day old wash and go.