Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quick Winter Protective Style

It's the most wonderful time of the year! You know...when it's so cold outside that you don't even want to get out of your bed in the morning and the walk from the parking lot into a building seems like a 10 mile journey. Yeah that right...I'm talking about WINTER! In case you couldn't tell winter is definitely not my favorite season, but I digress. With it being cold and windy outside there is no time like the present to amp up protective styling. For those who may not know protective styling is any style that prevents your hair from rubbing against your clothing or anything else and your ends up and tucked away. Even though I'm able to wear my hair in buns it's still not quite at what I'd consider 'bun length' yet so I'm learning to have to be more creative with my protective styles for the time being. Now this particular style that I'm rocking in the picture below is actually a pin curl style gone all the way wrong...nice coverup huh? And it took me all of about 3-5 minutes to achieve. All I did was gather all of my hair except my bang towards the upper back part of my head and place a claw clamp or clip on it to protect my ends. I slicked down my edges to my liking with my Ampro Style Protein Gel and Elasta QP mango butter. I then placed this fabulous hat, which will probably be featured in my 'Weekly Finds' series over my hair and voila! There you have it...an easy winter protective style. Add earring to jazz up your look and your out the door!  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Where Have I Been?!

So I've been rather quiet the last few days on my blog, but I promise it's not without good reason! Besides enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with family I've been hard at work remodeling my blog and making it a little more user friendly. I've changed my color scheme and layout in addition to making it a bit easier to subscribe as well as keep up with me on facebook and Youtube! So far I'm loving my blog's new look! Sooo now that I've got that out of the way I've got some really fun posts and videos coming up on rollersetting, my updated hair regimen, staple products, and of course weekly finds so stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I just wanted to wish all of my fabulous readers out there a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Be safe and have a blast! As always...love, peace, and blessings :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

That's that stuff I don't like...Blogger Edition!

Well I've already done the youtube version of this tag so it's only right that I do the Hair Blogger's edition! Sending a big thank you to Sdestra for tagging all of her followers in this fun tag :)

  • I don't like when someone who is completed uneducated about healthy hair care tries to give me hair care advice. I'm all for advice, but this really irks me!
  • Extremely Expensive hair products. I'm all for splurging, but I just refuse spend $30 plus on a conditioner or serum. Thank God for Sally's GVP!
  •  I don't like when a favorite product is discontinued. I still haven't forgiven Herbal Essence for discontinueing the None of Your Frizziness moisturizer. My hair loved that stuff :(
  • I don't like when I am so excited to try a new product or styling method and it does nothing for my hair. Perfect example...my whipped shea butter mix fiasco. Left my hair greasy and my scalp itching for days!
  • I don't like when I am just dying to get my hands on a particular product and Sally's is completely out of it. Can you tell yet that I'm a Sally's girl :)
  • I don't like that I'm extremely shy about my healthy hair care obsession and don't share my passion with others. I'm slowly learning to get over this.
  • I DEFINITELY don't like setbacks! But then again what girl on a healthy hair journey does *sigh*
  • I don't like mineral oil or any product made with it. Mineral oil and my hair are like oil and water. THEY JUST DONT MIX!
  • I don't like when I log onto youtube and I don't have any  new videos to watch...I watch Youtube more than I watch regular TV!
  • I don't like when someone comes to me with a hair related issue. I give them advice only for them to not even attempt to listen and then come back fussing about it again a few weeks later -_-
I'm tagging any and everybody who reads this post and wants to participate! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Weekly Find

So I've decided to do a series of post on weekly finds. These weekly finds will just be random deals that I run across and won't always be hair related or posted every week, but I thought it would be fun!

So this week while cooking I noticed a few utensils missing from my cooking arsenal and decided to hit up Dollar Tree to grab what I needed. Often times people thing of Walmart automatically for anything that they need, but sometimes Walmart is not always the cheapest. 

I got my rubber spatula and potato masher all for a whopping 2 bucks! Now that's a find! Until next time...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Back on Bun Status!

I'm so excited! Back in August when I first got my cut the one thing I could not make that I missed so much was a BUN! In fact the one thing my little ponytail reminded me of was a...

Yep that's right a big fluffy make up brush. But fast forward 11 weeks and I am back on bun status! No it's not a very big bun, but for now I'm just glad that I can make one again :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Rollerset Success!!!!

Ok so I finally decided to stop being a chicken and giver rollersetting a try. My hair came out amazing. This is the first time I've ever gotten something close to salon results!

I deep conditioned with my Silk Elements Kera Minerals Smoothing Deep Conditioner and used my tropical isle red pimento oil for my hot oil treatment for about 15 minutes under my Gold N Hot Conditioning cap. Then I hopped in the shower to rinse my hair and followed up with my Hair One cleansing conditioner. Lastly I applied my beloved TRESemme' Moisture Rich conditioner and detangled under the shower. 

After this I blotted my hair with my turbie twist and hunkered down armed with my leave ins to begin the delicate task of rollersetting my hair. For leave ins I used my Kimmaytube leave in conditioner with twist, kera care wrap-set lotion, and about a dime sized amount of chi silk infusion. Oh and of course a huge bottle of water. No frizzy ends here! Fast forward an hour and a half and I ended up with the results below. 

I'm slightly OCD so that crooked roller at the start of my mohawk in my picture is really bothering me...I'll have to work on that! Anywho, finally I was ready to sit under my Gold N Hot bonnet dryer (review coming later) for approximately 1 hr 30 min. 

I took out my rollers and wrapped my hair, placed a plastic shower cap on, and then threw on my silk scarf on top of it (my version of a saran wrap) for another 5-7 minutes. Once I was done I unwrapped my hair and was greeted with soft, supple, bouncy, shiny hair! *dreamy sigh* Check out the results below...

I loved my hair so much that I threw on some clothes and went Christmas shopping just so I could have an excuse to show it off! I know that with time my results will get better and better. Oh and the best part is that I seemed to experience less shedding from rollerwrapping than air drying..hmmm... Until next time.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Rollersets Here I come!

Ok so as I mentioned in my previous post rollersetting is on the brain. I'm so over the frizzy air dried hair look...especially since my setback cut. My fabulous salon results made me want to challenge myself to see if I could achieve the same thing at home. I'm gotten all of my supplies. I'm 1 week post relaxer right now and I'm so excited to wash my hair and see how it comes out. After countless rollersetting videos I'm ready for the challenge! Of course I'll post pics...Stay tuned!


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