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My First Tag – Curly Tag

 This is my first tag video and it was definitely fun to make.  I thought I would add both the questions and answers below for the hearing impaired.  I may have added more information as well!  Let me know if you like this sort of video, which you can find at the end of the post!  
Cheers!

EPIC Curly Hair: Mixed Silk Leave-in

I purchased Mixed Silk Leave-in Conditioner from Sally Beauty Supply recently. It was on sale and I needed to try something new since my hair has not been cooperating lately. The results were indeed surprising  and had me so excited that I had to come post a video to show you guys my results.

Relaxed vs “Natural”….”Natural” vs Relaxed!

I receive emails from young ladies that are currently relaxed or transitioning.  The ones who are transitioning want to know how long it will take for their hair to get to a certain length once they have fully transitioned.  Some seem to be under the impression that the only way they can achieve their desired length is to grow out their relaxer and become natural.

My Henna (w/ Cassia/Indigo) Application

I know I am extremely late with this post and I apologize profusely!  Unfortunately, when it comes to editing videos I definitely do procrastinate.  I had about four hours of video from the entire process and did not want to make it too long.  I’ve been told by a few people I need to shorten them….so that is the goal from now on.  I know there are some people who are hearing impaired and

Straighten My Natural Hair….

 

Some people want to know how often do I straighten my naturally curly hair and want me to show it on video.  Well, the last time I straightened my hair was November 2009 and I did it for a ball I was attending.  At the time I listened to other people who said I should straighten.  I should have worn it curly.

Favorite Products or Holygrail List!

I receive quite a few messages and emails asking me what products I use for my hair. Even though I try to answer them all I do realize some may slip through the cracks. Therefore, I decided to let you guys know here.

Products I Love (used for years)Curls Curly Q Cleansing Cream (or adults version)
Curls Coconut Dream Conditioner (or adults version).
Curls Souffle (or Curly Q Custard)
Kinky-Curly Come Clean
Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
Darcy Botanicals Madigascar Vanilla Styling Cream (moisturizer for twists).
Jane Carter Nourish and Shine Pomade (SOTC)
GVP Conditioning Balm (deep conditioner)
Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment (deep conditioner)
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Aloe Vera and Avocado Conditioner
Aussie Moist Conditioner

Products I Really Like Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle (frizz control)
Curl Junkie BeautiCurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Coniditioner
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab

I know this may seem like a great deal of products.  However, you should always have at least two of the same types of products you like/love.  Sometimes a product stops working the way it once did and you want to have a backup.  If one of them can be a product that you are able to purchase no matter where you go, that would be even better.  I actually lucked out because there are two stores that sell all the natural hair products I like and the drive is no longer than 45 minutes.  I do plan on moving in two years.  When I do I definitely need to check out the natural hair store situation!

Rinsing with Cold Water – Why? Does it work?

This morning when I checked my e-mail I opened a message from www.naturallycurly.com. 31 Days to Fight Frizz is going on and they are doing giveaways during this time. In addition, for each day they give a tip (at least I think they have done so thus far) to fighting frizz. Today’s tip was about rinsing with cold water. I am passing this tip along because I use to do this but had stopped doing so for about four months because I didn’t think it did anything. Boy was I wrong! I ended up having fantastic hair!

Rinsing with cold water is supposed to help smooth the hair cuticle, which diminishes the amount of frizz and flyaway’s and it also locks the follicle, which aides in shinier hair. You only need to do this when you are doing the final rinse of conditioner from your hair. When rinsing shampoo or a co-wash, lukewarm water is fine. Because standing in the shower trying to rinse your hair with ice-cold water can be difficult. I thought I would share what I did this weekend.

Instead of rinsing my conditioner out in the shower, I waited until I finished. I put on a shower cap, got dressed, and went into the kitchen. I then proceeded to rinse out the conditioner in the kitchen sink and voila. I did not have any issues. No chattering teeth because I was freezing cold either!!

If you have had problems in past trying to do the cold rinse because it was just too cold to do in the shower, you may want to try this method. I hope it will work as good for you as it did for me! If you try it, please let me know!

You can go to http://www.naturallycurly.com/ to read the actual article and to enter the giveaway!

Product Review: Shea Moisture on MY Hair!

Because I don’t know how to filter and like to say what I think I didn’t know if I should do product reviews.  But, after receiving multiple messages and e-mails asking me if I had tried different products and how I liked them….I figured why not.  This will alleviate me having to answer the same question to different people individually.  As you will after watching the video I will give my honest opinion EVEN if a product was SENT to me!!  I reviewed the Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque.

I hope you enjoyed!

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