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Friday, August 30, 2013

Natural...changing lives beyond Hair Care!

Going Natural? .... No, Returning Natural! Yes!!

I decided to return natural indefinitely when my daughter started asking if she could get a relaxer like me. I don't know if many of you ladies have had that experience, but for me it just didn't feel right in my bones anymore to continue with relaxers. The process was not tiresome, but it was ENTERTAINMENT and INFATUATION for my baby girl that I did NOT find to be a benefit or value.

Going Natural changed my lifestyle in more ways than one, it helped me to discover and embrace myself and to learn how to love me. This choice helped to encourage my daughter to love herself and her heritage. She now asks for her hair to be out, curly, and twist-outs. Baby girl wants to Big Chop, but in my heart I know she is not ready, because when I trim her hair she has heart failure (figuratively speaking).

I would love to see her with a TWA, but when the time is ready. :-)

I personally have found myself wanting to eat differently, clean differently, and change my lifestyle completely because of being more informed of natural and organic alternatives. It's definitely a work in progress, but I can say I am dedicated to finding ways to incorporate a natural/organic lifestyle.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Update | Hair Regimen!! Season changes...

Good Morning!!!

I have been gone for awhile and needed time to re-focus and prioritize my life.
Along with prioritizing my life, my hair has been in simple protective styles; I have been practicing here and there. I want to master the 2-strand flat-twist, I just feel like I am handicap when it comes to getting the hair to twist correctly. But I do love the results, especially since I know I am giving my all to it.

I did 2-strand flat-twist on the side and medium twists in the back and small twists in the very front. 

In this protective style I cornrowed the sides and twisted the remaining hair. 

I love that protective styles fit me well and that they give me a chance to take a break from manipulating my hair.Now that the season is changing it calls for me to change my regimen. My regimen will consist of wearing my hair in Protective styles for 1 - 1 1/2 week(s). Pre-poo, Shampoo with a Sulfate free shampoo, condition, Deep Condition (this may come before the shampoo; varies), and then LOC Method. Lastly, back to a protective style. Twice or maybe three times a month I will Co-wash, therefore I will not Pre-poo, but will deep condition. 


Coconut Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil or Cold pressed Castor Oil, Grape seed oil (oils may vary; but these are my staple oils)

Shampoo (Sulfate Free):

Kinky Curly Come Clean (#1 Fave) Moisturizing
Cream & Coco CocoButter Milkshake (#1 Staple) Moisturizing
Junqi Weponri - Lather Weponri(Luxury Shampoo Bar No.2) (#2 Staple) Clarifying


As I Am Co-Wash (HG/Staple...Love of my hair)
TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner (HG/Staple)
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration (HG/Staple)
Aussie Moist 

Deep Conditioners: (varies)

Blue Roze Beauty Coco Coffee Rhassoul Hair Mask (Holy Grail/Staple)
Blue Roze Beauty Strawberry Hibiscus Conditioner (HG/Staple)
Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Masque (HG/Staple)
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep treatment (HG/Staple)
Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner (add heat and its a Deep condition) 
Crece Pelo

Rinse-Out Conditioners:(varies)

Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner (#1 HG/Staple) I luv luv this conditioner!!
TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
Aussie Moist
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab 

Leave-In Conditioners:(varies)

As I Am Leave-in Conditioner (Staple) 
Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner Weightless Moisture (HG/Staple)
Koils By Nature Shealoe Leave-in Moisturizing Conditioner (HG/Staple)
Ynobeshop Green Tea and Aloe Hydrating Dew (Staple)


Siamese Twist Sweet Potato Pie Cream (Holy Grail/Staple)
Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream (HG/Staple)
Coco Curls Moisturizing Styling Cream (HG/Staple)
Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion (HG/Staple)
Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream (HG/Staple)
Ynobeshop Silky Shea Cream (Staple)

*Holy Grail - Will not change or be substituted anytime soon.
*Staples - My hair loves them right now, but can change in the future.