Category Archives: HairStyles

I love a good hair day!

great hair day

great hair dayThis is how I wore my hair last Sunday to church. I am very satisfied! Starting to think that the combo of products I used are a hit!

Combo used.. CoilyHeadChick Ultimate Hair Treat, Kinky-CurlyCurling Custard, and Jane Carter Solution Solution Nourish and Shine

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Twistout products Revealed!

Finally I can share with you what I have been using over the past week to achieve my super defined twist out!

Here they are…

defined twistoutFor my initial twistout I used just the Reve Essentials on freshly washed hair. That twist out came out eh. After a few days of rocking that I decided to re-twist again but this time I wanted to seal my hair after I applied the leave in product(reve). Below you will see how my hair looked with just the Reve in it.

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The day after these picture I retwisted. I sprayed my hair with water, applied reve essentials then sealed with JC nourish and shine. When I unraveled my twist I was left with super defined moisturized twist out. That is when I decided to tease you all on facebook. lol

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If I am not mistaken I wore this twist out for about 2 days before I washed my hair so I could re-test these products to make sure that it was not just a one time wonder. What I love about this combo is that after MINUTES of having the twist in I unraveled one to twist it again and look! it was already taking form.

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I put in small/medium twist that it why my hair looks more defined.DSC00423DSC00456DSC00460I kept the twist in for about 2 days.  I don’t think I’ll do that again. (For some reason, I can not leave in twist for more than a day or not my hair will start to feel dry and it gets knotty). I undid them last night after getting home.

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Don't mind my ends in the front. They are damaged from Henna. Cutting them little by little

Don’t mind my ends in the front. They are damaged from Henna. Cutting them little by little

I pineappled my hair last night and took this shot this morning.

DSC00539Things I would do diffently next time are: Apply an actual leave -in like CJ smoothing lotion or CHC ultimate hair treat before applying reve . Make bigger twist. Not leave twist in for more than a day.

Thanks for reading!!!

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Do you have a combination of products that give you fabulous twist outs? Rave about them in the comments below!

Twist n Curl after As I Am fail

Immediately after I posted my last post, I washed and detangled my hair in order to start fresh on my weekend hairstyle. I washed with CON Argan oil shampoo and detangled with Gvp Conditioning balm. I then parted my hair into 4 quarters and distributed  some SheaMoisture sheabutter LI in each section.

sheamoisture leave-in

I sealed with a little bit of argan oil and applied some Xtreme Wetline gel to each little section before I started twisting.

I ♥ this gel for my edges when doing buns!!

I ♥ this gel for my edges when doing buns!!

**If using this gel for twisting… Please be light handed. Unlike me I added a lil too much when I started twisting and the section turned white. Took a long time to absorb into my hair. So don’t use a lot.**

I stopped twisting before I reach the ends. I can not remember how many 2 strand twist I did, but I added a perm rod to the end of each one.

DSC00059Recently I have been using my hooded dryer to speed up the drying process but I’ve noticed that my crown dries and my ends remain wet. So I decided to pile all my twist on the top of my head and wrapped a hair net around them like so.

DSC00029I found that this helped my ends rather than letting them hang while the rest of my hair dried quickly. There is one thing that I hate about twistouts, braid outs ect., and that is waiting for my hair to completely dry before unraveling. So I ended up taking the twist down before they were 100% dry lol smh!!

DSC00060Any who… My ends looked silky and smooth. As for the rest of my hair.. I think it could have been better.

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In the morning my hair was dry the whole way but I was left with some frizz in the crown section (the problem child)

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This was my final look for the day

DSC00194 DSC00195I know for next time to let my hair dry 100%…I’m just sooooo impatient!! lol  My twist out lasted for about 2-3  then I put my hair in a bun until I got my Reve’ Essentials in the mail*wink

Day 3 and still going strong!!

Day 3 and still going strong!!

Overall the only 2 things that I would change for the future is not applying to much get to each section and letting my hair dry completely to reduce frizz.

 Have a great weekend!!

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Hooded dryer WnG results!

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Last night I was experimenting with drying my hair in a different method. I sat under the dryer for about 15 minutes while my crown dried. Since my hair is long my ends remained damp so I had to diffuse them a little with a diffuser.  I pineappled and scrunched out the crunch in the A.M.

Products used: CJ Smoothing lotion, Castor Oil, Xtreme Wet Line Gel

Back to my Wash n Go…

For the past 2-3 weeks I have not been wanting to deal with my hair. Since it’s getting longer, it’s becoming harder to manage. So I’ve done twist out’s, mini twist, high buns, low buns you name it. It wasn’t after yesterdays wash that I realized that my hair tends  to tangle more while it’s in a twist out than a wash and go. (I thought it was the opposite, since the hair is being stretched) o_O

Anywho…The last time I wore my hair in wash and go was…. um… yeah I can’t remember. Last night as I was fighting my hair in the shower (It was a TANGLED JUNGLE) I decided that I was going to just wash, apply a leave-in and just go about my day. I then remembered that the last time I did a so simple regimen, I was walking around looking like Don King.

If I was not going to be twisting my hair up I need to apply something with hold. But I did not want to have to go through the whole process of applying leave-in, sealing, smooth/shingle gel then diffusing. Just no.

My first initial thought was to air dry, but again my hair is super finicky. When I air dry I either get limp, thin anorexic looking curls or no curl pattern frizz…. I am telling you she isn’t easy to deal with.

This is what I ended up doing:

I washed with CON and detangled with Tresseme Naturals. My leave-in of choice was CJ Curl Rehab because I wanted to hurry up and use it up (did nothing for me as a DC). Sealed with a tiny bit of JC N&S. And for gel… I smoothed (NOT shingled)  a pea size of KCCC on each section. Yessss a pea size. Usually when I use KCCC in need to use a nice amount in order not to get any frizz.  Also guess what… I did not diffuse nor air-dried. (I can imagine the question look on your face lol)

I PLOPPED into a cotton t-shirt! A first. Well not a first try but a first success. I plopped for about 2 hours. When I let my hair down most of the products were soaked up and hair was about 85% dry. At night I pineappled and went to bed.

This morning when I took the pineapple down and took the pics my hair was still 90% damp. I fluffed a little and shaked. Then brung out the camera.

What did I learn?  I learned that I don’t need a TON of gel to get definition and hold and that cotton is not 100% my enemy.

We’ll see how it looks and feel once it’s completely dry. I hope I can get at least 3 days out of this wng.

Do you prefer for air dry, diffuse or plop? Why?

Experimenting with Mini Twist

 I have been so busy lately that I just dread the thought of having to wash and style my hair.  What takes me the most time is trying to gently detangle it.  Last week I purchased  some hair bungees from sally’s and have been bunning ever since.

I think they cost me 5 for $3.99.

Anyways. On Saturday I made my beanies available on my Boutique and for the Glory of God they all sold out!! Which means… I will be busy busy.. Which also means.. I have no time to be messing with my hair.

Yesterday was wash day and I decided to try something new. I put in mini twist in my hair which I am planning on leaving in until Thursday. I will wear my hair up on Thursday for a interview that I have then retwist at night.  Lets see how long they last.

I washed with CON argan oil shampoo. Used SheaMoisture Sheabutter leave in and sealed with my shea butter mix and castor oil at the ends. My hair was 80% air dry by the time I went to bed. I protect my hair with my trusty Ebonnet.

Just twisted

I hate how “scalpy” my twist can look

Hopefully I can make them last a bit because they took me what felt like a year to put in. lol

This is how I decided to wear my twist today.

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What do you guys think?

My Flat Twist Out Tutorial (Video)

This is how I do my twist outs the majority of the time. (I am sorry I know the quality is not the best ;( Try watching it in HD)

Products used -
Bask palm tapioca deluxe hair cream
Jane carter nourish and shine
Original Moxie Hair Bling

All the products above were purchased with my own money.

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