Wednesday, June 21

Salon Visit Tips - Weave, Wigs or Braids Installations



Are you tired of doing your own hair and want to visit a salon to get your weave, wig or braids installed? We all need a break from time to time and that's what salons are here for. Just make sure you exercise due-diligence when searching for a salon and before booking an appointment. Look at reviews, go in for a consultation and ask opinions of past and present clients.

Visiting a salon for the first time can sometimes be nerve wrecking especially if you're typically a do-it-yourselfer. So if you're nervous about your hair health, here are some tips: 


  • Wash and deep condition before the visit: Many salons ,who specialize in these types of protective styles, prefer for you to come with your hair already washed. Washing and drying hair adds to the time of the service and their goal is to finish your hair as quick as possible.  Having a clean scalp and strong hair is essential when wearing a protective style. So when washing your hair, make sure you do a light protein deep conditioner afterwards to strengthen your strands. *If you do end up getting your hair washed at the salon, ask to deep condition afterwards.*

Sunday, June 18

Review : Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask






What they say: Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask. This is blend with aloe vera juice and is infused with pure coconut water. Made with 100% aloe juice as first ingredient. It contains no parabens, no gluten, no SLS, no sulfated surfactants and no synthetic dye. This is vegan.
  • Moisturized strands, mended split ends and a healthy glow with every use.
  • Creamy shea butter is whipped into this hydrating deep conditioning mask along with rich coconut and macadamia oils to help deeply quench, nourish and soften to get hair back to looking healthy.
  • Feel good about looking beautiful.
  • Wholesome beauty.

Friday, June 16

Yarn Braids- Pros and Cons



I have installed yarn braids two more times since this last post. I love the look and it's probably one of my favorite protective styles thus far.

I have decided to come up with a Pros and Cons list for anyone thinking about trying the style. 



Pros


  • Inexpensive - One pack of  Jumbo Yarn cost $5.98. For me, this was good for about two installations. A regular size pack of yarn cost $1.98 which I used as a highlight(red highlights) and this lasted two installations as well. 
  • Natural Looking - Compared to box braids with synthetic hair, I feel as yarn braids look much more natural. They aren't as shiny and the texture feels more "real".  Many people think these look like locs and I can see why. 

Friday, June 9

Be Back Soon

"We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has changed, and that changes everything" - Jonah Lehrer


Horseback riding on the beach in St. Lucia

Hey my lovely people! I'm going on a mini vacation so posting will slow down for a bit. I'll be back soon though...I promise :-) You can find me on Instagram or Twitter in the meantime. :-)

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Have a great weekend!!!







Wednesday, June 7

Hair Crush: Kelly Rowland

Has anyone seen how beautiful Kelly Rowland looked at Beyoncé's push party?! If not, take a look below. She looked absolutely gorgeous which inspired me to make this post. Gone are the days of Kelly's signature short cut and she now switches up her hair regularly.

Here are some of my favorite looks:


Kelly Rowland turning heads at Beyoncé's push party rocking a cute braided bun.

Monday, June 5

My Natural Hair Products - 4C Natural Hair


I don't buy as many products as I used to. I pretty much stick to what works and if a product I have been eyeing is on sale, like a really good sale, then I might buy it. So what you see above are my staple products that I use on daily, weekly or monthly basis. 

From left to right: 

Jane Carter Solutions - Creamy Conditioning Cleanser : 
I use this to cleanse my hair bi-weekly. It's very moisturizing and my hair/scalp gets fairly clean.