Don’t suffer from dry hair, Deep Condition!!

How often do you deep condition your hair?

One thing I have realized is that my natural hair gets extremely dry. Some products my hair seem to soak up like a sponge, while others seem to be like water and oil. My hair gives me the “UH UHH, that’s not gonna work,” and the product gets put far back in my cabinet and never used again.

Leave in conditioners and moisturizers like, Cantu Shea Butter’s Leave in, Cantu Shea Butter Oil Moisturizer, Bio Infusion Olive Oil shine serum, as well as regular olive oil are all products that have kept my hair moisturized for a long time when used. My main concern is to keep my hair healthy and able to retain as much moisture as possible. Moisture helps retain length and overall gives my hair a more appealing look.

My newest product review is on Olive Cholesterol by Hollywood Beauty. The product is specifically made to condition and shine hair. Anything with olive oil is always a win, win for me!! This product is lightly scented, creamy and left my hair feeling super soft and more manageable. How did I apply this product? I simply applied the product from my roots, to my ends and covered my head with a plastic shower cap for 10-15 minutes. Next, I shampooed my hair and applied a leave in conditioner. I will be adding this product to my hair regimen as a deep conditioner, and using it at least 3 to 4 times a month.

Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholesterol.

Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholesterol.

How To: Coil Bantu Knots

A few people have been interested in knowing how I do my twist outs on my natural hair. I use to use the two strand twist method and then bantu knot the twists, but recently I have been using a different method. Here is a photographed step by step tutorial of me taking the knots out. Continue reading

Learn about Managing Coily Textured Hair

Are you all natural with coily hair?

Do you sometimes get discouraged when trying to style your hair?

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If you think either of these question may apply to you and you want to learn about more styling tips take a look at this post I wrote for Black Naps. A natural hair website featuring beauty tips, fashion, culture and a host of other things.

http://blacknaps.org/2012/05/25/managingcoilyhair/

Enjoy the article!

1 Year Natural Anniversary

Today marks one year since my big chop. I could not be any happier with the decision I made to go natural. Going natural allowed me to accept all that I am and grow even more within myself. I have loved every minute of this year long journey of growing into a better, healthier me. And the best part is the journey continues. 

My Perspective On Being Natural

So I’ve only been natural for 3 weeks (Yeah I know I’m a newbie) but in that short period of time my outlook on multiple things have changed so much! Besides eating differently, trying new styles clothing and hair wise, and fully embracing all of me with no chemical restraints. I have had to deal with hearing other people’s personal opinions of my hair, which to be honest I’m growing to careless about.

People for some reason do not like to see other people happy and what’s even worse is, people still are stuck on the idea that beauty is everything that media portrays. Since majority of african american women in today’s media don’t wear their hair natural, I assume that being natural too many is still a culture shock. And it shouldn’t be!

Besides being called Erykah Badu and being segregated as far as good hair and bad hair goes, I have been asked:

Why I would chop off all of my hair?

Do I have to wear a du- rag to sleep?

How am I going to wear my hair after its grown out?

and even Why would I cut my hair if guys like long straight hair?

 

The first and third question are reasonable but the second and last are obsurd!

I am not a guy and I am not working on maintaining a wave pattern. In addition, my hair is longer then a typical ceaser cut so a du- rag is irrelevant.

And as far as guys liking longer straighter hair. I’ve grown out of the idea of hair making a person because it doesn’t. Regardless of whether you have long tresses or your bald, your still the same person inside and out. Hair is just another thing like make up that can enhance one’s beauty. If a guy or any person for that matter doesn’t accept you or want to be with you because of your hair then you don’t need them! ITS SIMPLE!

No one else can love you more then you love yourself!

If a person is looking for others to give them their opinion for personal satisfaction, then they truly haven’t accepted themselves who they are which is very important.

If your all natural love your hair for what god created it to be!

If your hair is permed, find methods that best suit you!

And if your someone who just did your BIG CHOP, find confidence in your new look and make it work for you!

Think Happy Headed not Nappy Headed : )