First Attempt at a FroHawk

Happy Holidays!

I wanted to try out a new look for the holidays because 3 years of twist outs and bantu knots can be a bit…. predictable.  I tried something new and received several wonderful comments so I thought I’d share my new look with you guys!

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This is my first attempt at a frohawk and I am very surprised and should have given myself a pat on the back!  I didn’t watch a tutorial or look up hairstyles to achieve this look.  I pulled my hair up at the sides and liked the look so I grabbed my Murray’s EdgeWax and some good ol’ bobby pins that I had laying around and got to work.  I applied my Edgewax to my edges and brushed it upwards as I applied several pins on the sides from front to back!  I used 3 pins in the front to hold down my itty bitty bang and VUALA!  My forhawk was born.  I wish I would have taken more pix to share but I wasn’t sure if everyone around me would have though I looked crazy because this was a new thing for me.  I should have had more confidence but hey,  we all doubt ourselves at times!

 

Thanks for reading.

Oh yeah,  Murray’s Edgewax is a must have!  It had the perfect hold and did not leave residue when I re-twisted my hair at night.

Product Review: Taliah Waajid: Curly Curl Gello

Hello all,

So I picked up a jar of curly gello from my local beauty supply store and I have to say that I am very pleased with my latest purchase.  This Gello is very light and smells absolutely amazing!  I have very thick, kinky hair and I used the product before doing two-strand twists for the night.  I applied the product to dry, untangled hair and made several twists then let it set overnight.  My twist out in the morning was great and not greasy at all!  I get a lot of residue from most of the products that I use.   This product left no residue on my hair.  Being that it is a “gello” I am glad that there was not a stiff, dry hold.  My hair was neat and my curls were intact.

Would I purchase this product again?  WITHOUT A DOUBT!

 

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New and Upcoming Hair Care Brand Coco Amo®

Coco Amo® is releasing their superb products for multi-ethnic women to help hair look more beautiful for all hair types while nourishing the hair from scalp to end. Celebrities, stylists, models and hair trendsetters alike are using this new brand and it has been featured in national media and at celebrity and high profile media events. 
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Coco Amo® products are easy-to-use, hassle-free, and have no harsh ingredients. The line includes, HYDRATE, a moisturizing shampoo, PURE, a sulfate-free shampoo and LOVE, a leave-in conditioner/balm.
Coco Amo® products are created specifically for multi-ethnic women with all hair types. The product line is targeted as a remedy for biracial/multiracial women’s hair to help lock in moisture and shine and providing frizz-free, more manageable hair. Coco Amo® creates hair versatility and embraces your natural hair all the while making your hair look its best. Coco Amo® products can be used for all hair types.

Product Review: Shea Butter

Like many problems there is a natural cure that usually is more effective than anything found in a bottle.  Shea butter is made from the nuts found on the African Shea tree.  I purchased my tub of natural shea butter from my local beauty supply store for $3.99.  It came in a plastic container as a chunk of raw yellow shea butter.

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Here are 5 reasons why you should use Shea Butter:

1. Deep hydration for hands and feet: can be worn overnight with socks or gloves to soothe dry, cracked skin

2. Prevents wrinkles: can be used as an anti-aging balm to renew cell and prevent wrinkles

3. Hair sculptor: tame and sculpt hair to hold it in place. It is also good for defining curls

4. Natural soothing cream: helps to soothe irritation from mosquito bites and reduce swelling

5. Lip balm: great for soothing dry cracked lips and protect the lips for cold, harsh weather

 

These are just 5 ways that I use my raw shea butter.  It is found in several products but there is nothing like the real thing.  Here are 50 Ways to Use Shea Butter and best of all is you can reap all of the benefits of shea butter without the crazy price tag of a brand.

 

Best of luck beautiful

 

 

Product Review: Creme of Nature with Argan Oil Perfect Edges Hair Gel

Good Afternoon to all of my beautiful followers.  I hope your day is off to a blessed beginning.

Summer is on its way and the weather is absolutely beautiful so I decided to switch up my do.  I picked up a jar of Creme of Nature’s Perfect Edges hair gel from my local beauty supply store and put it to the test for my frohawk hair do of the day.

I like this hair gel because it’s not greasy and didn’t flake on me.  I applied it to my edges along with a spritz of extra virgin olive oil and used a tooth-brush to make sure the product was applied throughout hoping it would hold up.

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This is me after a long day at work with my edges still in place.

It definitely got the job done and I would purchase it again without hesitation.

Thank you creme of nature!!!

Product Review: Creme of Nature Pudding Perfection Curl Enhancing Creme

Hello to all of my beautiful followers. I have been slammed with midterms and my 2 full times jobs so i apologize for not posting in quite sometime.

I ran out of my favorite curling pudding and my local beauty supply store can’t seem to get there hands on it either. I guess it’s just that good. I have been using my natural oils(coconut, olive and castor) when twisting my hair at night and i have been looking like a frizzy mess theses past couple of weeks. I didn’t know where to turn so i decided to try the creme of nature curl enhancing creme with Argan oil.

My first impression was that it smelled great. Not the fruity scent that i am used to, but more so a rich perfume.

I co washed my hair with my Tresseme conditioner that i absolutely love and stand by. Afterwards i towel dried my tresses and applied the creme to my hair then used my pick to assure that i was tangle free. I twisted my hair into several Bantu knots while wet and let it dry overnight. In the morning i untwisted and seperated each section and styled my hair with a side part.

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I was not as pleased as i usually am with my usual pudding. My hair was a bit frizzy and wasn’t as silky as it usually comes out when i twist my hair. Much better than twisting with nothing but pure oils so it did tame my hair somewhat.

My takeaway: I would purchase this product again if my usual curling pudding was out of stock. This worked in terms of defining my curls but would not be my number one choice due to the lack of luster and the frizzyness.

Remember that everyone is different and you may swear by this product but it’s just not the product for me.
Thank you for reading beautiful 🙂

Hair Growth Update

Good afternoon to all of my beautiful followers. I had a fantastic 15 day vacation to California and the Bahamas. I went to the Bahamas via cruise and had an amazing experience and met several amazing people. Before boarding the ship I tried to pack light and only brought a few hair products with me and I was all set for my 8 day cruise with no hair madness.
I packed my
-Beautiful Textures Defining Pudding
-Castor Oil
-Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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I used a head band and 4 hair pins to create my hairstyles for vacation and BOY o BOY, I was getting compliments left and right. There were so many naturals aboard the ship and random people were asking me for advice on my hair regimen.
There was one picture that I took holding my coconut that I purchased in the Bahamas where my fro looks amazing.
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My friends and family made me feel amazing with all of the compliments about my hair growth. I noticed that my hair is taking a bit longer to twist at night and when I pull my curls to twist them, my hair definitely stretches farther than it did back in October when I did the big chop. Knowing that others notice my progress is an amazing and motivating experience. I haven’t done an official length check but my twa amazes me and I love it.

I found a conditioner recommended to me by a blogger that I follow and it worked like a charm while I was away. I will post about it in the next couple of days.

Until next time =)