Author Archives: B

Just Some Hair….

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I took this picture in the summer after I did a braid out and really loved the definition of my hair. I’m not totally sure what I used to achieve these results but the pictures came out nice. I got fancy and used Picasa photo editor and created this collage

Braided Updo!

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I had my hair in a fabulous braided up-do back in September and enjoyed it for an entire month!

What better way to give your hair a break and have the versatility of being able to war it a few different ways.

Here are some pictures of when I first got it

I can see why protective styling is all the rage. Not having to do my hair was a treat! I didn’t have to do too much during the time I had this style. Kept it moisturized using Curly Kinks Twist Whip and called it a day!

Here’s my hair about 2 weeks old…I re-arranged the twists in the front and wore it like this for the rest of the month…

Special thanks to my cousin Paula for doing my hair! She is a traveling Stylist/Consultant for those of you in New York looking for someone talented to do your hair.

Check out her Facebook page to see some of her work and be sure to follow her on Twitter  

You can also contact her via email UniquelyGiven@gmail.com or just give her a call (917)640-6374 🙂

Tell her B sent you!

 

Return of the Twist and Curl

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Time to revisit and oldie but goodie. Don’t get me wrong, I love my twist outs but every now and then, I need something different and there is just something about a twist & curl I Love!

This was done on an old twist out that I lighted sprayed with water and sealed with Broccoli Seed oil which by the way is becoming my new favorite oil!!!

Check out the shine!!!

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Happy Fro Independence Day!

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Not only is July 4th a celebration of Independence for America, it also represents Independence for Natural Hair!

In honor of this day, ladies across the nation displayed their glorious Afros 🙂
Check out my curly girl Delta rockin’ her signature Fro
I actually did a braid out for the occassion but thanks to the humidity…I achieved what might be a new summer look

Did you celebrate? Send me your pictures!!! I’d love to showcase them 🙂

Good Bye Shampoo…Hello Mud

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My days of washing my hair with shampoo has come to an end. I have discovered a better alternative…mud wash.

I would have never thought  that mud would be considered a cleanser but Terressential Organic Mud Wash is my hair’s new BFF.

 

Pros:

  • All natural
  • Makes de-tangling a breeze
  • It’s s a shampoo and conditioner in one

Cons:

  • I can only get it online and the shipping is pricey

 

Love this stuff!

Help Needed…

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Hello, my name is B and I’m a Product Junkie…It has been 1 hour since my last purchase.

Yes, I just bought more products to add to this collection! Yes, I know I said I was trying to use up existing items in my stash but what can I say…I am an addict!!!!

Anyone else out there trying to kick the need to try product after product?? If so, please share your stash with us 🙂

My Addiction – Updated

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Added more products to the list 🙂

New items appear in bold:

Shampoos

  1. Miss Jessie’s Curl de Creme
  2. L’Oreal Everstrong
  3. Oyin Handmade Grand Poo Bar
  4. Oyin Handmade  Head to Toe Honey Wash
  5. Dessert Essence Coconut ♥
  6. Dessert Essence Shea Butter Repair ♥
  7. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention♥
  8. Zipporah Beauty Citrus Delight
  9. Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree
  10. She Scent It Jojoba Hemp 
  11. She Scent It Eucalyptus Mint
  12. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Conditioning
  13. Shea Moisture Retention
  14. Shea Moisture Curl and Shine

Conditioners

  1. Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp♥
  2. Zipporah Beauty Citrus Delight
  3. V05
  4. Suave
  5. Aussie Moist ♥
  6. Hello Hydration
  7. Dessert Essence Red Italian Grape ♥
  8. Dessert Essence Shea Butter Repair ♥
  9. Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose ♥
  10. Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree
  11. She Scent It Avocado ♥
  12. TRESemme Anti-Breakage ♥

Deep Conditioners/ Hair Masques

  1. Miss Jessie’s Rapid Repair ♥
  2. Miss Jessie’s Super Sweet Back ♥
  3. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Trauma Masque ♥
  4. Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp (also used for DC’s) ♥
  5. Pure Body Delights Triple Plus Deep Moisture Strawberry Buttercreme (also used as a leave in)♥
  6. Enso Cacao Curl Recovery Deep Conditioning Treatment
  7. Kyra’s Ultimate Indulgence Hydrating Hemp Conditioner ♥
  8. Shea Moisture Organic Anti-Breakage Hair Masque Yucca & Baobab
  9. Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Purification Hair Masque ♥
  10. She Scent It Fortifying Hair Masque ♥
  11. Camille Rose Naturals Algae Deep Conditioning Mask ♥

Leave In Conditioners/Hair Mists

  1. Koils By Nature Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner
  2. Oyin Handmade Greg’s Juice
  3. Oyin Handmade Frank’s Juice
  4. Oyin Handmade Juice and Berries ♥
  5. Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
  6. HairVeda HydraSilica “Soft Hair” Spritz- Hydration Mist
  7. Oyin Handmade Hair Dew ♥
  8. Kinky Curly Knot Today
  9. Giovanni Direct Leave In Weightless Conditioner ♥
  10. Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia ♥
  11. Komaza Care Calfia Leave In Conditioner ♥
  12. Original Moxie Everyday Leave In Conditioner
  13. Enso Sweet Honey Hibiscus Leave In Conditioner
  14. Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion ♥
  15. She Scent it Coco Creme ♥

Moisturizers/Lotions & Milks/Pomades/Balms

  1. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk
  2. Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Hair Pomade ♥
  3. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk
  4. Pura Body Naturals MuruMuru Moisture Milk
  5. Pura Body Naturals Sapote Hair Lotion
  6. Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk
  7. Komaza Care Calfia Moisturizing Spray ♥
  8. Komaza Care Shea Butter Hair Lotion ♥
  9. Komaza Care Jojoba Hemp Balm ♥
  10. Original Moxie Hair Bling High Shine Pomade ♥
  11. Ohm Hydrating Hair Milk
  12. Enso Aloe & Marshmallow Moisturizing Hair Milk
  13. ShidaNatural’s Moisturizing Spray / Curl Refresher
  14. ShidaNatural’s Moisturizing Cream / Detangler
  15. Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree Temple Balm
  16. Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk
  17. She Scent It Exotic Amazon Herbal Pomade

Oils

  1. Castor Oil ♥
  2. Jojoba Oil ♥
  3. Emu Oil
  4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  5. Grape Seed Oil
  6. Coconut Oil ♥
  7. AfoVeda Shikakai Hair Growth Elixir
  8. HairVeda Vatika Frosting-Enhanced Coconut with a Sweet Twist!
  9. Argan Oil ♥
  10. Wheat Germ Oil
  11. Walnut Oil
  12. Kukui Nut Oil
  13. Wonder Curl Get Slick Hair Smoothie
  14. Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Oil

Stylers / Butters & Creams

  1. Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding
  2. Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme
  3. Oyin Handmade Shine and Define ♥
  4. Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding ♥
  5. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Hold Smoothie
  6. Koils By Nature Nourishing Hair and Body Butter – Heavenly Delight
  7. Zipporah Beauty Green Tea Hair & Body Butter
  8. Zipporah Beauty Delight My Hair Butter
  9. Zenzele Shea Shea Hair Souffle
  10. Eco Styler Gel – Olive Oil ♥
  11. AfroVeda Curl Define
  12. AfroVeda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
  13. AfroVeda Shea Amla Whipped Butter Cream
  14. AfroVeda Totally Twisted Ginger Almond Butter
  15. Anita Grant Whipped Shea Butters
  16. Taliah Waajid Lock It Up ♥
  17. Pura Body Naturals Cupuacu Hair Butter
  18. Pura Body Naturals Amazon Hair and Body Butter
  19. Qhemet Biologics Amla and Olive Heavy Cream (also can be used as a leave in) ♥
  20. Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter
  21. Karen’s Body Beautiful Butter Love – Chamomile Sage ♥
  22. Komaza Care Califa Styling Pudding ♥
  23. Komaza Care Califa Moisturizing Cream♥
  24. Uncle Funky’s Daughter Extra Butter
  25. Safi Hairsicle Cream ♥
  26. Ohm Sweet Hair Pudding ♥
  27. Ohm Aloe Hair Gel
  28. Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel
  29. Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream
  30. Fantasia IC Styling Gel with Sparkle Lites
  31. Original Moxie Just Gel Styling Concentrate
  32. Original Moxie Oasis Moisture Gel ♥
  33. Original Moxie Lux Locks Styling and Shine ♥
  34. Enso Milk & Honey Hydrating Buttercream
  35. Enso Olive & Honey Hydrating Hair Butter
  36. Enso Marshmallow Root Twisting Pudding
  37. ShidaNatural’s Define & Hold Curl Cream Gel
  38. Wonder Curl Get Set Hair Jelly ♥
  39. Wonder Curl Butter than Love Pudding ♥
  40. Wonder Curl Butter than Love Whipped ♥
  41. Kyra’s Ultimate Indulgence Cupuaçu Curl Cream ♥
  42. Kyra’s Ultimate Indulgence Sweet Mango Butter ♥
  43. BeijaFlora Creme Brulee ♥
  44. BeijaFlora Cocoa Mango Buttercreme ♥
  45. Belle Butters Orange Dream Cream Butter
  46. Belle Butters Premium Whipped Shea Butter
  47. She Scent It Macadamia Fixing Gel 
  48. She Scent it Papaya Curly Souffle
  49. Blended Beauty Curl Styling Lotion
  50. Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter ♥