Saturday, March 2, 2013

Twisted Twist Out! (Revisited)

This is my 4 day experienment with a twistout using various products.

Day 1 - Used Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Cream
(I didn't really like this cream but it did the job)
*Lesson Learned: My hair likes butters!*

Day 2 - Used Kinky Curly Knot Today and Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold/Shine Mist to Retwist.  (Retwisted with fair results but the shea moisture hold/mist seemed to dry out my hair) *Lesson Learned: I didn't need to add more product after day 1*:) - I should have just retwisted my hair!
Day 3 - Purchased Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter to Retwist Hair
(Retwisted with textures product and water - EXCELLENT RESULTS)
Day 4 - Retwisted using NO PRODUCT! (OMG AWESOME) and added a little bit of organic coconut oil for moisture and shine!

Overall, I really enjoyed this twistout. I learned that with my hair a butter goes a long way!  Also I only need to reapply product when my twist out truly gets out of control!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kinky Curly Curling Custard - Test Run!

Ok! So the first time I purchased Kinky Curly Curling Custard was about 3 years ago. It was an EPIC FAIL! My hair was extremely greasy, heavy, and crunchy looking. I purchased the product a few years later and experienced yet another EPIC FAIL - I gave the product away both times. However, after much discussion with my homegirl, YT (Youtube) exploration, and review, I decided to try it one last time. And guess what, it WORKED! It really worked and I like the results!

Kinky Curly Curling Custard $16.99 @ Target
This product takes your existing curl pattern and locks it into place so if you don't really have a curl pattern then this may not work for you . It's an organic gel and when used correctly can really enhance your existing curl pattern.

Application Steps/Tips:
  1. Wash/Conditioner Hair
  2. Apply leave in conditioner (today I used Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie)
  3. Seal with Oil (today I used refined coconut oil/applied to ends of hair)
  4. Seal with Creme (today I used Kinky Curly Knot Today Conditioner)
  5. Section hair using clips based on the length/density of hair
  6. Apply small amount of product to palm and rub hands together (apply dime to quarter size amount depending on hair density)
  7. Smooth product into hair using praying hands method (place hands together as if you are praying)
  8. Let hair air dry or sit under hooded dryer ( I prefer to sit under a hooded dryer)
  9. Fluff with favorite oil and GO! That's It!
- Visit my youtube channel and see my results -  Kinky Curly Custard Review

Monday, February 25, 2013

Favorite QuickStylers

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Curls Hair Paste
Miss Jessie's Quick Curls and Pillow Soft Curl

Quick Stylers are products that require little drying time and are easy to apply to hair.

These products combined or used separately offer excellent curl definition.

Hair Styling Options (My Way)

Option 1 - Fluffy Curls w/ light hold

  1. Wash/Condition Hair
  2. Add Shea Smoothie as Moisturizer
  3. Add MJ Quick Curls and Dry!
Results - Hair will lasts up to 3 days! Frizz factor increases with each day

Option 2 - Fluffy Hair w/ little hold
  1. Wash/Condition Hair
  2. Add Shea Smoothie as Moisturizer
  3. Add MJ Pillow Soft Curls!
Results - Hair will lasts up to 2 days! Frizz factor increases with each day!

Style Tips
  1. Curls Paste - Used to slick down edges and unruly curls. The paste looks like honey and because of its organic properties it washes out easily!

Monday, February 11, 2013

ILLamasqua Nail Polish Review

Illamasqua Nail Polish/Varnishes are HOT! This $14.00 polish is my favorite! The color pay off is awesome and will turn heads. Expect this polish to last close to two weeks with mininum care. Apply one to two coats depending on how bright you want the color. Polish works well with OPI top coat as well as other top coat finishes!

Pictured Nail Colors - Lament (Neon Organe/Pink) & Collide (Hot Fushia)

I am BACK!

Ok, so Happy Belated  New Year and Merry Christmas! and before I forget Happy Valentines Day!

I have been a busy bee but I realize that through my youtube channel, my blog has been getting a little bit of traffic!

So with that I will be back at it and updating my blog each week!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Red Lipstick All on the Paper

Summer is truly all about color. Nothing says look at me like these lovely red lips. Combo includes Mac's Lady Bug and Victoria Secrets Cherry bomb lipgloss. Don't like it bright well layer a dark liner on first and add color. Wanna tone it down dab your lips with a tissue paper for a matte look!

Friday, June 8, 2012

My Curly Girl Hair Routine

Curly Girl: The HandbookThe curly girl handbook featured to the right provides tips about curly hair.  The book features women with different types of curl patterns and focuses on embracing natural texture. The "curly girl method" is well known in the natural world however every natural has their own unique styling method. It took me some time to figure out what my hair needed but it was well worth the journey!

My curly girl hair routine consist of the following:
1. Co-wash hair with Tressemme Natural Conditioner
    (a) Detangle, masssage scalp, and rinse conditioner with cold water.
    (b) Reapply Tressemme Natural Conditioner and leave in hair
2. Apply Mizani True Textures Curl Soft Leave in Conditioner
3. Apply Mixed Silk Elements Leaving In Conditioning Creme
4. Style hair as desired, diffuse with blow dryer or air dry.
This process reduces frizz, maintains moisture, and allows me to wear
my curls without re-washing for 5 days!

Night Time Routine
1. Place hair into a 3 pineapples using ouchless bans.
2. Spray water on each ponytail and add olive oil to seal in moisture.
3. Place bonnet on head and prepare for bed
4. If your scalp get dry at night, add a little bit of olive to your scalp

Morning Routine (2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th day hair routine)
1. Remove pineapple and bonnet
2. Using your hands shake hair out
3. If needed spray water on hair and add olive oil for moisture and shine
**I sometimes use gel to refresh my curls along with water and oil.
My Hair June 2012
Favorite Products for Wash and Go Hair
1. Mizani True Texture Cleansing Creme
2. Mizani Moisturefuse Conditioner
3. Hair One with Argon Oil for Curly Hair
4. Mixed Silk Leave In Conditioning Creme
5. Mizani Curly Soft Leave in Conditioner
6. JOICO Hydrating Conditioner
7. Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
7. Organic Roots Hair Mayonnaise Deep Conditioner
8. Olive Oil and Soybean Oil Combo from Dollar Tree