Month: January 2014

3rd day hair is bigger hair


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3rd day bigger hair with Shea moisture… love!

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Now it’s 2014 Will The Natural Hair Trend Stay?


Last year the natural hair trend was big. Everywhere I looked I saw curly hair everywhere…from people who did the big chop, and even transitioning.

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I saw tons of more celebrities who we’re rocking their curly hair last year on the red carpet and in movies from Kerry Washington and Teyonah Parris.

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With me I’ve had other naturals come to me and ask me how do yo do it our how did i stay natural for so long…etc…and some say they can’t handle it….i work in retail a lot of people always ask me these question. But for me it’s all i know and nothing else because ive been natural my entire life. I guess i could understand others who just now starting out being natural which is hard for them all they know about is the perm which is complete opposite for me…I would tell others my hair would fall out because i don’t know how to take care of permed hair and don’t want to learn…Natural hair is easy for me.

So do you think that this year a lot of naturals are going back to to creamy crack?

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Ever wonder which Shea moisture product is for your hair texture?


Those who follow me on all my social media pages knows I’m totally in love with Shea moisture. But I remember using the stuff  for the first time it didn’t come out right….The smoothie was too heavy for my 3C curls or the soufflé was just horrible in my hair and it felt like I had olive oil in my hair way to greasy. So hopefully this helps out everyone…But with time i actually figured out what products worked with it and gels etc…but i also found a great combination recently with my hair and it works great….So i don’t have to mix different lines of products in my hair.

My results using the shea moisture curl milk and soufflé….Continue reading for the chart and information on each Shea Moisture products you could use for your hair…
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COCONUT & HIBISCUS (CURLY HAIR)

  • Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo – A sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses, hydrates and restores shine for bouncy and healthy curls.
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist – An all-natural moisture mist hydrates hair and tames frizz. Adds curl control with brilliant shine.
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Souffle – An all-natural styling aid shapes and defines curls with a soft, smooth finish. Controls frizz and adds shine.
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk – A moisture-rich styling aid conditions and detangles. Restores body and shine for healthy curls.
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner – A nutrient-rich daily conditioner restores moisture and shine. Reduces frizz and enhances natural curls.
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse – A moisture-rich styling aid enhances curl memory and wave pattern. Adds volume while fighting frizz.
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser – A sulfate-free conditioning cleanser. Lightweight moisturizes soften and control frizz in one easy step.
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie – Nutrient rich vegetable butters condition hair, restoring moisture, body and shine. Enhances curls, minimizes frizz and provides curl control. For thick, curly hair. Sulfate-free and color-safe.


YUCCA & BAOBAB

  • Yucca & Baobab Thickening Shampoo – A sulfate-free shampoo cleanses, strengthens and thickens strands for fuller, healthier hair. Prevents breakage.
  • Yucca & Baobab Volumizing Conditioner – A nutrient-rich conditioner detangles, strengthens and adds volume without weighing hair down.
  • Yucca & Baobab Thickening Growth Milk – A nutrient-rich styling cream adds volume, strengthens and thickens strands for full-bodied, healthy hair.
  • Yucca & Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist – A nutrient-rich moisture mist thickens strands and increases volume for full-bodied, healthy hair.
  • Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Masque – An all-natural, intense treatment penetrates deeply to moisturize and strengthen hair. Prevents breakage.

RAW SHEA BUTTER

  • Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo – A sulfate-free shampoo cleanses, hydrates and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair.
  • Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner – An extra-moisturizing conditioner detangles and repairs dry, damaged hair or over-processed hair.
  • Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque – An all-natural, intense treatment deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair.
  • Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir – A lightweight finishing spray conditions dry, damaged hair and controls frizz. Adds brilliant shine.
  • Raw Shea Butter Damage Repair Hair & Scalp Serum – A fast-absorbing serum nourishes and protects the scalp. Helps strengthen hair and promote healthy growth.
  • Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk – An extra-moisturizing styling cream smoothes and restores shine. Strengthens and promotes healthy growth.
  • Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler – A lightweight detangler conditions and smoothes hair. Restores body, shine and manageability.

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

  • African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo – A sulfate-free shampoo cleanses, moisturizes and soothes dry, itchy scalp. Removes product build-up.
  • African Black Soap Balancing Conditioner – A balancing conditioner detangles and relieves scalp irritation. Removes build-up. Enhances shine and volume.
  • African Black Soap Purification Masque – An intensive treatment conditions hair and soothes dry, itchy scalp. Removes product build-up.
  • African Black Soap Dandruff & Dry Scalp Elixir – An all-natural hair treatment reduces itching and flaking, while soothing and balancing the scalp.

If you’re unsure of which products match your hair type then you can follow this chart to help you:

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Length Check Drives Me Crazy


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How often do you do a length check? Once a month or every two months or longer?
We’re all impatient when it comes to waiting on goal for our hair length…I think that we all should just go on about our daily lives and forget about length and focus on the health of our hair rather the length.  Just think healthy hair is happy hair and with that comes long “Healthy” hair.
Disagree? Or Agree? I would love to have your feedback

Blog Feature: Jasmine talks with us about her Natural Hair Journey


This weeks blog feature is Jasmine she talks with us about her natural hair journey. Thanks Jasmine 🙂

Jasmine Gayle

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When/Why did you decide to go natural?

I’ve been natural all my life. But I decided to completely wear my hair naturally and go on a natural hair journey in October 2013. I know my whole entire life I have never really liked my natural hair. I always hid it under cornrows and box braids thinking that straight long hair is what’s ‘pretty’. When I realize that was mentality I decided to change that and learn how to take care of my hair and learn that it is beautiful. So…here I am.

How long have you been natural?

I’ve been On my natural hair journey for now 3 months but technically

Why/When did you decide to go Natural?

Technically I’ve been natural all my life. (Except when I was 13) But I decided to go completely natural and have a healthy natural hair journey in October 2013.
When I was 13, my hair fell out from box braids and then my mom relaxed it. It was all short, choppy, and really damaged. Then I would wear corn row extensions for 3 years and my hair grew back, but I grew obsessed with length.
So straightening out my hair damaged and made me loose a lot of my hair and I kept hiding behind corn rows. Eventually I really grew tired of hiding my hair thinking that in its natural state it isn’t pretty. It was time to embrace my hair and learn how to take care of it myself. So…here I am!

Is being natural what you expected? What stage are you at in your natural hair journey?

No being natural is not AT ALL what I expected. I would wake up and go with the corn row extensions in my hair. I never had to take care of it and I really got use to that lifestyle. Being natural, however, is a whole ‘nother lifestyle. I have to wear a cap, moisturize, wash…lots of new responsibilities! But it’s exciting though, to know that the way I’m taking care of it makes it grow. Now as for the stage in my journey, My hair suffered a lot of damage in the back from all the blow-outs and high heat of flat ironing. And the front is still longer than the back. (Uneven Hair Issues) Lol However, I’m now at neck length.

What texture is your hair?

I believe it’s is between….a 4a/4b texture.

How did you transition?

I never really transitioned into going natural hair journey per se. But I did transition from relaxed hair to when I was 13. Which was previously explained. However I didn’t do it cause I wanted natural hair just did it so I could have long hair again.

What are some words of wisdom/advice/ or inspiration you have for any one that may be considering following in your foot steps in to the natural world?

I would say that if you’re thinking about going natural, but too scared to make that plunge. Do it. Be bold. I wouldn’t go back despite the frustration, despite the maintenance, the fear, the everything. And Everything you’re going to want is a process. It’s going to take time. It’s a process. It is going to take time. It is a process. See how many times I said that? Because I know we all get frustrated really easily and Patience is one of the things that isn’t really stressed in the natural hair community. We talk about Tips, Tricks and techniques and we expect that if we do all these things we will get long hair. However, going natural is not a go-natural-get-long-hair-quick thing. Take the process to be a time to get a natural mindset. Take that process to get comfortable with who you are and give yourself time to get there. GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO GET THERE. The rest will come to you and you’ll find out it was worth it.

Where can you be reached via social media?

http://www.naturallyblack.wordpress.com