Sunday, May 31, 2009

Conditioner Only Method African's Best Olive Oil Deep Conditioner

I have been traveling and away from blogging but I am going to get back in the swing of things this week so I will have more updates on some of the new products I have tried. So its hot and humid now its time for me to experiment with wearing my natural hair for the first time in the spring/summer. I have went on youtube and kept hearing great things about the conditioner only method and found one video of a lady using Olive Oil Deep Conditioner by African's Best. I tried this method and so far I like it it is thicker and I prefer creamier conditioners because my hair is so thick and my hair stayed moist and my curls were popping but the next time I am going to try different conditioners and see which one will give me the best curl definition. I will be trying different conditioners to see which one give me the look I am trying to achieve. I would love to hear from you ladies what conditioners are you using?

Friday, May 15, 2009

My DIY Kinky Twists 2nd Time Around

This is my second time doing my own kinky twists. I am doing my own challenge to go at least a month with a protective style. I made my own glycerin mix and I will still use my Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries love that stuff. I know I will not wash these a lot maybe every 2 weeks because im not a professional twister yet and I do not want them to slip out so I will use seabreeze to cleanse my scalp. It took 3 days to complete although I couldve done them in a day but with 2 small kids that wouldve been impossible. The hair that I used was Nafy Kinky Twist. I love that hair is so lightweight and twist great. My last set of kinky twist I did I got a blister on my finger from twisting I guess it was from the hair feeling so rough. So far I am loving them and proud of myself because I save myself $200. If I can do it anyone can. My next project is micros. I kinda want to hide my hair and watch it grow in protective styles but then another part of me want to wear the wash and goes for the summer. I will see how this goes first and in between my hair resting period I may do the wash and goes. I love convenience and this is what I call convenience. I want to get some nubian twists next but I have to see how those are done first the good thing about that hair is that you do not have to dip in hot water it gives more of a natural look. I would like to hear what you ladies are doing for the summer with your hair?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Love For Crochet Earrings

I am so in love with crochet earrings and any type of earring that is different and of course funky. Since I have been natural I have to make sure I have some banging earrings on to me it just bring out the look even better. My girl Rekala is always on the grind making crochet earrings for everyone if you want a pair just send her an email she can do customs and she has a few on etsy . Click here or just send her an email

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Kinky Curly Product Line

My thoughts on Kinky Curly product line I'm going to start with the Kinky Curly Curling Custard. When I first applied this product to my hair I applied too much. I am more of a feel it type of person and by this being a styling product my hair was dry after wards. It was crunchy so it was a no go for me so I decided to try it for a second time before I give it away and I had better success with it when I used less. So a little goes a long way. The first time I put less Knot Today and more Kinky Curly Custard.The second time around I put more Knot Today and less Kinky Curly Custard and it wasn't as dry. I did have a lot of curl definition but I think I could achieve the same look with Wet Set Pudding by Curls SisterSmith. I absolutely love the Knot Today I use a lot of that but it gives my thick hair so much slip. I am a little heavy handed when using products. I haven't tried the Spiral Spritz or the Gloss Pomade. I will use it more when I start the wash and gos in the summer. I think I can live without this Custard but I cant live without the Knot Today.

5 Months Growth

The things I am learning about my hair is amazing. I havent saw my real texture in almost 15 years. I remember when I was a little girl I had thick wavy hair no matter what I did or how much gel I would put in it to lay my edges down they would always wave up( or maybe thats some of the Indian in me). I remember I would get a brush and run the water on it and use some Blue Magic grease to achieve that slick look. Do any of you remember those days? I have only been natural for 5 months and through this journey I have learned so much. The number one thing I have learned is what work for someone elses hair may not work for me. I love My Hair and everything about it.

10 Things To Avoid For Healthy Hair

When I first went natural I was so confused about what products I could put on my hair and the ones I shouldnt put on my hair. I went to the Beauty Supply Store and noticed most of their products catered towards relaxed hair. So after researching these are some of the ingredients that should be avoided.

Mineral Oil-



polyethylene glycol-PEG




DEA (diethanolamine) MEA (momoethnanolamine) TEA (triethanolamine)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Ecrater Store Thread Earrings

How many of you love thread earrings? I know I do one great thing I love about them is they will defiantly bring out an outfit. Sometimes I leave my house in jeans and a tshirt and put on a pair of thread earrings and wow what a difference. So if you want to experience the thread earrings or if you are already a thread wearer then check out my store I am quite sure you will find something you will like. All earrings are handmade and will not rust or tarnish. I will be adding more colors and designs weekly. So you can order you a pair Here

Qhemet Biologics Review

These are my favorite products from QhemetBiologics. I must say being a newbie when I first went natural I could not understand why my hair was so dry. I tried so many products that claim to mositurize but did not produce. So after going on my favorite site Nappturality I heard so many rave reviews about Qhemet Biologics so I decided to give it a try and I must say ladies this is one of my staple lines. The products I have tried so far from this line are as follows.

Coco Detangling Ghee

This is one of the best detangling products I have tried. Qhemet says it restores manageability, softness and elasticity to normal to very dry hair. Smoothes cuticles,improves combing ability and reduces breakage. It has very good slip and it does what it say.

Alma&Heavy Cream

This is one of the best moisturizers I have tried. It is a staple for winter months. This is very rich and leaves extra dry, coarse hair moisturize and soft for days. I can not go with out this cream. I love to use this when I do wet 2 strand twists. Great product and does what it say.

Burdock Root Cream

This is an alternative to those who dont need a heavy cream . This cream is for normal to dry hair. I like to use this on days I do not need a lot of moisture.

Olive&Honey Hydrating Balm

This stuff is amazing I love this especially for twists. It leaves my hair soft and moisturize. The only downsize to this it can be sticky due to the honey and messy if left in a hot area.

Karkady Tea Replenshing Mist

This mist is water based and I must say I love to use this on 2nd day hair. It leaves my hair very soft and moisturized. I also use it for wash and gos when I just want to add a little extra to it. It is great to moisten twist,locs, and braids.

Honeybush Tea Soft Gel

This is a waterbased botanical gel and provides a soft hold. I prefer to use this on 2nd strand twists if I am not planning to leave in for a long time. I also love the curl definition it provides. The great thing about this gel it does not flake or stiffen the hair. Overall great gel.

These are my favorite products from Qhemet Biologics Line. If there are some others I should try let me know. Love to hear what your thoughts are on this line.