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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Do You Need a Mini Chop?


I did my Mini chop on Dec.12.2012
It was much needed.
When I would finish my twist and twirl my ends, I'd always notice a string of hair straggling and I also noticed my ends were dry and no matter how much deep conditioning, moisturizing, and oil I added it was not helping.
I had come across an article through curlynikki.com and read more about what a mini chop actually is and that's when I decided I would Mini Chop.

This photo is the amount of hair I chopped off...

After, I finished my mini chop, I twisted the sections.

 This was the length after unraveling one of my twist after my mini chop session.

 I decided to do small to medium sized twists, but I also wanted to utilize my cold wave rods, so I through those in my hair.

 When I took the rods out, my hair was really curly so I banded my hair and attempted to stretch my hair...lol. (See what happens when you have too much time on your hands?)

My final results, I loved it!!

I think I chopped off too much at the back in the center area, but I am okay with it, because it'll grow back...lol.

Do You Need a Mini Chop?


Friday, December 21, 2012

Cantu Shea butter & Shea Butter mix Twist

Good Day!!!

I had co-washed my hair Sunday (Dec.16.12) and I had just applied some Giovanni direct Weightless leave-in and my oil mix and donned my satin hair bonnet. Each day since, I sprayed my hair with either water and then applied some more Giovanni or I'd use some Curls Lacish Curls 2nd day refresher.

Yesterday, I decided to detangled and section my hair for my twist.

Today, I sprayed each section with Curls lavish curls, smoothed it through, then I sealed it with my oil mix. After, sealing I ran the wide tooth comb through, making sure I had no tangles or knots. Then I applied my Cantu Shea butter Leave in Conditioning repair cream and sealed with my Shea butter mix.

I will post pics of my results.

Real Texture Talk: Raquel Ford Please go check me out on Naturallycurly.com

Real Texture Talk: Raquel Ford

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Prepped for twist!!

Hey ladies and gents,

I wasn't in the mood to manipulate my hair these past few days, so after I had cowashed, deep conditioned, I used my Giovanni's Weightless Direct leave-in and Coconut Jamaican Black Castor oil to seal. My hair remained soft and moist for 3 days.

Today I decided to detangle and pamper my tresses.

Creamy Natural Raw Shea butter mixed N whipped!!

Hello everyone,

I was watching some favorite bloggers and seen Jenell of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe video about her face regimen and her article about African Black Soap.
She details how African black Soap has helped aid in her fight with pimples, acne, and clearer skin. Jenell also discussed where she got her hands on some 100% Raw African Black Soap. Madina on Atlantic ave in Brooklyn NY.
I watched this video a couple of times before and read the article so many times...lol. I decided I was goo to purchase some African black soap, I did and while purchasing the African Black Soap, I purchased (3) 1lb tubs of 100%Raw Shea butter.

I ordered on Tuesday and received my package on Wednesday!!! Wonderful customer satisfaction!!!

I decided to make my VERY OWN SHEA BUTTER MIX(hand whipped)!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Things I am sticking with....

My HOLY GRAILS FOR MY 4A/B & 3/C hair are:
Co wash: Tresemme Naturals (nourish and moisture)
Herbal Essence (Hello Hydration)

Lo-poo : SheaMoisture Raw Shea butter Retention Shampoo

Clarifying: Pantene Pro-v (Relaxed and natural Dry to moisturized).
Eden BodyWorks Jojoba monoi shampoo

Deep condition:
Curls ecstasy Hair Tea Deep conditioner
Shea Moisture Restorative conditioner
Smooth N Shine Tea tree &Olive oil Deep recovery treatment
Garnier Fructis 3 minute Undo

Parnevu Extra Dry Leave in
Garnier Fructis sleek N Shine leave in Creme
Giovanni weightless Direct Leave in
Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner

Stylers (I am still experimenting with some others):
Curls Whipped Cream
Roots of nature Whipped coil cream
Shea Moisture Curl&Style Hair milk
Carols daughter Mimosa Hair honey
Curls goddess curls and Curls Cashmere curl jelly
Raw Shea butter and Coconut oil
coconut Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Coconut Jamaican black Castor Oil
Raw Shea butter
Coconut oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Grapeseed Oil

Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil Gel
IC Fantasia olive oil gel with sparkle lites

Fell in love!!! Slippery and stress free.


I finally found my STAPLE co-wash conditioner. I have been going through so many different products and nothing has ever been like this yet! I am so happy and relieved.

When I Big chopped back in March, I read many stories, forms, and blogs. I felt I had an arsenal of information on products, on hair type, and accessories.

Well, HOLD UP....I know if you have thought about going natural then you definitely should know about "Herbal Essence Hello Hydration." This is one of my most favorite co-wash conditioners yet.
But, last night I decided to co-wash using a new found love of the natural hair community, "Tresemme Naturals - nourishing Moisturizing Conditioner." This conditioner had so much slip and assist with detangling! I was in pure natural Hair Maven Heaven!!!

I had my hair detangled in the amount of 5-6 minutes! Usually it takes me 6-7 sections for 20-30 minutes to DETANGLE without hurting my beautiful tresses. I was able to really comprehend what others have praised and discussed for so many months.
I am not ever letting it go!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cold Wave Rods (yellow and pink)

Good night.
Today I kept thinking about what I wanna do to my hair, I kept thinking and thinking. Then I started watching some YouTube videos and decided I wanted to use these new items I purchased!

I cowashed my hair with herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong! And then I rinsed. Next I used Garnier Fructis 3 minute Undo. I used my wide tooth console shower comb and detangled each section. Then I did my shower stuff....
I rinsed the conditioner out completely.
I followed up with Parnevu leave in for Extra Dry Hair, then I applied my oil mix.
Now, following those steps I thought again what do I want to do to my hair?
I chose to do medium twist, then changed to small/medium twists and added the cold wave rods to the ends.

After I had oiled my hair to seal in my leave in, I use Curls Goddess curls to help with definition and hold.

I cannot wait to see my results!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hard water or soft water???

I was stumped so I decided to figure out what is "hard water," which everyone I see references.

Here is a nice link which gave me a better understanding: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/wsstat01b.pdf

"Predominantly soft water in NYC!!!"

12 days of Giveaway!! Link Below

 Good morning,
I should have been made a post about the giveaway, but I've been posting to so many of my other interests like curlynikki.com
I am happy to have found her site, because she is very inspirational, very diverse, and loving (yes all this through the web)! I can definitely say I feel like I know Mrs.Nikki, like we go way back...lol.
Check out not only the giveaway but the informative tabs at the top of her page!! Mrs.Nikki has phenomenal stories of "regular" curlies like myself and then she has celebrity curly stories, but the most fascinating is her tale bits of her family life. I enjoy it all. And I know you will, too....so click below, head over, and enjoy. (Oh, and comment) 


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sa'mani's Protective style...lets see!!

Yesterday I was bored. So I decided to do something curly Nikki does, I smothered her hair in coconut oil and twisted it for the night...oh and I finger detangled.

Today Sam came out the shower and her hair had gotten wet, so I decided to try a 3 strand twist, especially since she has length.

I sprayed some Roots of Nature Remedies Mango butter & Cupuacu oil on sectioned hair, used an "Afro comb" and 3 strand twisted!!

I will post pics of the turnout...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Many Uses of Coconut Oil

The Many Uses of Coconut Oil

I currently can preach about coconut oil. I first used coconut oil for sealing my leave-in conditioner in my Wash-N-Go routine. Then I after seeing how the coconut oil kept my hair soft anf moist,I kept it in my routine. I use coconut oil for wash-N-Go styles, twist, twist outs, to oil myscalp and for shine.

I am also beginning to incorporate coconut oil as a pre-poo treatment...

The brand I have been purchasing is Tropic Isle Coconut Jamamican Black Castor Oil (CJBCO). I purchased mines from the local beauty supply and amazon. com. http://www.amazon.com/Tropic-Isle-Living-Jamaican-Coconut/dp/B004IM8A6W/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1354506403&sr=8-7&keywords=Tropic+Isle