Saturday, 28 June 2014

Left Me Wanting More - Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner w/ Sea Kelp & Argan Oil
Dry, Damaged Hair
Heal, Grow & Strengthen
Sulfate Free & Color Safe
What they say: 
Deionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil*, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil
*Certified Organic Ingredients
No Sulfates, parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluen, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, Synthetic color, DEA or animal testing.
After shampooing, apply conditioner evenly through wet hair. Massage gently into your scalp and hair from roots to ends. Leave on for five minutes. Rinse thoroughly. May also be used as a leave-in conditioner: apply to wet hair and style as desired.  

Thursday, 26 June 2014

5 Five-minute Summer Styles - Part 3 {Let That Hair Down!}

These last super easy summer styles are for my girls who are in the mood to enjoy that hair. They are very simple and allow you to add character to your hair rather than just rock your hair out and down. Let's take a look at the 5 easy ways whereby you can spruce up your do, while wearing your...
Hair Down
ichi ban (1)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

5 Five-minute Summer Styles - Part 2 {Braids and Twists}

I'm continuing in the summer hair vein. Once again I'm bringing you super quick summer styles that can be done in less than five minutes, but unlike the last post which featured updos, this one will be all about...
braids and twists
numero uno   

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

5 Five-minute Summer Styles - Part 1 {Updos}

Hey Guys!
I was playing around and came up with some awesomely easy breezy hairstyles which are perfect for summer. These styles were done on semi-straight hair, but I'm sure they could work on pretty much any texture with some tweakin' and twerkin' lol. Check out the first 5:



Monday, 23 June 2014

Remington Hot Rollers = LOVE!

I mentioned in a haul post a few weeks back that I had acquired some hot rollers a while ago. I had tried them on my niece's hair but hadn't gotten around to trying them out on mine. Well today (Sunday) I finally did and mayn...I'm in love. It's such a pity I'm planning on putting this hair away for the summer cuz these bad boys would be in my hair non-stop!!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Setting Things Straight - Wash day 6/20 {12 weeks post}

I started off by finger-detangling with water (the products I've been using lately seem to be reactivated with water, leaving my hair super soft without any added products) and then deep-conditioning with a plastic cap for about 2 hours. I used a mix of deep conditioners (Shea Moisture's Deep Treatment Masque & Restorative Conditioner + Aussie 3 minute Moist & Organics Hair Mayo for a kick of protein ).

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Summer Time Fine!

A big part of most girls' summer, whether on a hair journey or not, is getting a "protective style" to allow them to be a little more carefree during this time. This style usually takes the form of braids or twists incorporating extensions. And for good reason too. There are a great many benefits of a long term braided/ twisted style:
  • Gives the hair a break
  • Promotes length retention
  • Saves time
  • Ease of styling
  • Breaks up the monotony
  • Aids with stretching
I have been half-way fiending for one of those styles for a few weeks now but can't decide on which one. I have been stalking youtube vids trying to decipher which is actually more beautiful, but your girl is stuck. I have narrowed it down to 2: "Patra", "poetic justice", or large box braids (whichever you like) vs. "Havana" or "Marley" twists. I really am in love with both. And these girls are making it harder to decide:

Sunday, 15 June 2014

My Last Haul for a While.. I Promise

Hey Guys!
I wanted to share with you some products from my recent buy, so that I can go ahead and get into some juicier posts. This will be my last (big) haul for a while since I think I'm pretty much set for a long time.
Some of the stuff I'm really glad I got my hands on as I'd been wanting to try them for a long time but they weren't available in Japan and/ or are too expensive in Jamaica. I took full advantage of my last vacay trip, here's what I copped:

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Just Not There Yet...

Today's post is a little different. Hair is still the topic, just not my hair. I am about to share with you my sister's recent hair story. And NO it's not one of those features where I ask her some cliché questions and listen to her typical answers. I'm about to give you the real, from my perspective.
mostly natural

Monday, 9 June 2014

New Beginnings...

Hello beautiful people!

I have been MIA for about 3 weeks! 3 weeks! Can you believe it?! But I have a good reason, I promise.
I was in Florida commemorating my nephew's birth and helping with his care thereafter.
Myself and the baby at 1 day old