Friday, August 26, 2011

Flat Twist Faux Hawk...

Des is getting older and with that comes changes in her idea of what is cute and what is not. I do miss using knockers (ballies), barrettes, and beads so when she says she wants to use these things I get excited. In this particular style we did something we had never done before and put beads at her roots as well as on the ends.

I did this style in April so I did not take step by step pictures of how I placed the beads at her roots, I will do my best to explain. I used Silk Elements MegaSilk Leave-In Hair Moisturizing Creme on damp hair. I used to use this when Des was younger cause I could find it locally and the ingredients we not too bad. I wanted to see how it performed on her hair now cause it has been years since I have used it.

I parted a section in the front of her head for a bang, and then I sectioned the rest of her hair straight down the middle from front to back. I then started at the nape of her neck doing horizontal parts, using clips to hold the rest of her hair out of the way.

I parted the hair and took a small section to string the beads onto. Once I got the two beads down by her root I split the section in two and pulled one of the sections between the two beads. I used this section to hold the other bead into place once I started the flat twits. The section of hair I put between the beads held the first bead into place and once I started the flat twist it held the beads in place together. I hope that makes sense.

I continued the flat twist and secured them to the scalp in the middle of her head with rubber bands. Once I finished all her flat twist I did two strand twist on the loose hair in the center of head. I beaded the ends of those twist.

Des picked all the colors of the beads. We enjoyed this style for a good week. At the end of that week, we had a fantastic twist out. 

I thank you for stopping by and hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. Until the next time... Stay blessed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I have a Crush on CUSH Cosmetics...

I was lucky enough to win a CUSH Cosmetics Ultimate Curl Moisture and Protein Sample Pack from a giveaway held on Untrained Hair Mom back in June. I was so excited I couldn't wait to use these products on our next style which wasn't till the middle part of July cause life is crazy.

Picture of Sample Pack I received minus the Mango Babassu Shampoo Bar

First off we used the Mango Babassu Shampoo Bar, I have mixed reviews on this bar but I think it has more to do with the length of Des' hair in relation to the size of the bar we received. Des said it bothered her to have me rub it to the different sections of her scalp. I will say that it lathered enough and rinsed easily once applied. Des' hair felt clean without feeling stripped.

The next product I used was Moisturize Me to detangle her hair and get it ready to be styled. The Moisturize Me provide the slip and moisture I needed to detangle her hair. This process can take a while at times cause of the length of her hair but it didn't take near as long using this in her hair.

Des and I decided to do a freestyle flat twist style leading to two strand twist. I parted her hair from ear to ear and as I made the parts for the flat twists I applied some of the Mango Pomade to my fingers to aid me. I only used Mango Pomade on the section I did the flat twist on. I found that she didn't have flyaways once her hair dried like she typically does. Below are pics of her flat twist:

On the back of her hair, I did apply some Curl Extender to aid me in doing her two strand twist. I did twists on the whole back portion of her hair. I love the way the twists looked and held up. Typically I have to use rubber bands on the ends of her hair to make her twist stay but I found that this time I did not. These twists lasted a week before we took down for a twist out in the back of her hair. The front of her hair stayed until we got tired of this particular style. 

If you are interested in reading more reviews on CUSH Cosmetics, check out Untrained Hair Mom's and Intermittent Babbling's Blogs to do just that. 

I hope that this review is of some help to someone and that you enjoyed reading about my experiences. Until the next post... Stay Blessed and thank you for stopping by. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

DIY: Deep Conitioner...

Sorry for not blogging often but life has been crazy with all the kids going back to school, and all to different schools to top it off. I hope to get into the groove here shortly.

I wanted to tell everyone about a great Deep Conditioner we did on Des. Back in April, I noticed Des was shedding a lot of hair so I began researching what I could do. I came across something that told me that Black Strapped Molasses was a good treatment for hair to help with shedding. I also looked for a good Deep Conditioner and a kept reading about bananas being used in homemade Deep Conditioner.

Well Des and I set out to do her hair, first we got a jar of Black Strapped Molasses (we had some left from her Science project) and put some in a bowl. I made sure she had on a old shirt since we didn't know if it would stain. I took my hand and ran the tips of my fingers through the molasses. I then raked those fingers through her hair, or at least I tried. It did not work out so well cause it was extremely sticky and pulled her hair. I figured I would add some Aloe Vera Juice to the molasses to help thin them out. Once I mixed the AVJ into the molasses it made application a breeze. I coated her hair from root to tip using a raking method and then put a plastic grocery bag over her hair to keep it from getting on other things while we let it sit. We kept the molasses on Des' hair for about a hour and then rinsed it out with warm water.

Next thing we did was get our two jars of banana baby food, honey, and EVOO. We mixed the two jars of banana baby food with about a tablespoon of honey and a half of a tablespoon of EVOO with a fork. We actually got curious as to how it would taste cause it smelled YUMMY, so we tasted it off the tip of one finger. It was sweet. I used the same raking method to apply this very loose mixture to her hair (this was kinda messy). Once all her hair was coated we placed a clean grocery bag over her hair and tied it. This mixture stayed on her hair for a hour before we washed it out using Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo.

Once her hair was washed we detangled it and noticed how moisturized it felt, we let it air dry to see how it looked. Below are pics of her hair wet, dry without additional moisturizer and pineappled on her head for bed.



 Dry without additional moisturizer

Pineappled for sleep

I did notice a difference in the amount of shedding Des experienced once we had done this treatment, I am happy to say it was "back to normal" for us, Thankfully. As for the conditioning treatment, it will definitely be something I do again, the results speak for themselves. Her hair looked, felt and smelled great. We enjoyed our "Spa Day," as Des like to put it. Anything that makes her realize how beautiful and special she is, is definitely something I enjoy doing. 

Hope you enjoyed, until the next time...Stay Blessed! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Baby Big Hair- GREAT Blog Holding a Great Giveaway!!!

First I must tell you just how much I enjoy reading Big Baby Hair. Chloe's writing style keeps you more than interested in what the topic is. She does great Reviews and Hair Blast as well. I just know if you stop by Baby Big Hair you will enjoy all the pictures of her beautiful daughter.

Right now, just to entice you a lil more to check out BBH,  she is holding a giveaway for some Queen Helene Royal Curl "Curl Shaping Creme and Curl Smoothing Oil." There is even a review on her blog for you to read and plenty of pics for you refer to. (

I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Meet One of My Favorite Girls...JoJo.

I want to share a style I did on one of my favorite girls, JoJo. JoJo is the six year old daughter to a dear friend of mine. JoJo has very thick 4b/c hair that touches the tops of her shoulders once it shrinks up. For this particular style we were trying to do something different since it was Easter the next day. We decided on doing a straw set with, you guessed it, drinking straws and bobby pins.

We cut the drinking straws down to be approximately 3 inches long. On freshly washed, conditioned, detangled hair we used Shea Moisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie on each section. I did section the hair with a rat tail comb into four sections across the head; one section across the front, one across the crown area and two on the lower part of the head. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of the steps used to achieve this style. Each time I took a small section of damp hair and put some Curl Enhancing Smoothie on it and brushed it through with a modified Denman, I then rolled the hair on the straw like you would roll it onto a curler. I secured the hair with a bobby pin which I slipped over the hair and into the inside of the straw. Once I rolled all her hair, we put her bonnet on till the next morning. The following morning we went through  removing all the bobby pins and straws from her hair, the curls has to be separated so that it looked finished. Below are pics to the end results.

I hope that you enjoyed this post. Look for more of JoJo in future post since she is one of my favorite girls. Until the next post, Stay Blessed.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bantu Knot Out on Me, the Mom.

I want to share with everyone a style I did on myself overnight. I have long hair and wanted to have curls without using heat. I decided one evening, while my hair was damp, to do Two Strand Twist and then twist the Two Strand Twist into Bantu Knots. I secured each knot with a Ouchless Ponytail Holder. I covered my hair with a satin bonnet and in the morning I took them down out of the knots and separated them with a little bit of oil on my fingertips. These (not so great) pictures of the end result.

The curls lasted all day, until I brushed them out. I did not have to use any hairspray. I loved the look of the curls and received many compliments. I have slightly wavy, fine strand, thick, middle to lower back length hair just to give you an idea of my hair type. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing how a Bantu Knot Out would look on the type of hair I have. 

Until the next time, stay blessed and thank you for stopping by. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

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