Fall is here! Halloween is around the corner, and my sweet tooth is coming in.
The cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and candies I will be enjoying because of the
Halloween and birthday parties. Almost everyone in my life has a birthday in all
the Fall and Winter months; my own birthday is in November. And you know what
that means, I need to look good. It’s great to have days where you can relax in
some sweatpants, but some days deserves a fashion show. And this includes
having the hair done.
Fall and winter can be harsh for natural hair. Hair breaks off when the harsh
wind hits it. The cold air makes the hair brittle and brittle hair creates
split ends. Split ends do not look good. My hair is NOT allowed to look like
the witch brooms of the Sanderson sisters. Babes, we must protect our hair.
Luckily, I have some tips for keeping our hair moisturized and healthy.
-Hats are friends, not food
Please save a babe and donate a hat. Keeping the hair protected from the wind
is important to keep the hair from breaking. Not all hats are good for hair.
Silk lined hats are best because the fabric does not absorb the moisture in the
hair or cause friction like other fabrics. Silk lined hats can be found on
Amazon, Grace Eleyae, and Etsy.
-Protective Hairstyles Braids, twists, ponytails, buns, wigs, etc. are great hairstyles that will
protect the hair. There is a variety of
braids at affordable prices. Box braids,
crochet braids, and even Senegalese twists come in different colors and sizes
and still protect your hair. Adding
extensions to your hair is another fun way to protect your hair this winter! Either online or at your local beauty supply
store, extensions are cheap and reusable.
If you want a fluffier ponytail, or more length to your hair, extensions
are the best to use. And lastly,
wigs. Wigs can change your personality
in a moment. Each wig is a different
look. You can be a red head on Monday
and have deep blue hair by Thursday. The
change is nice but be careful about wig glue.
Your edges will begin to thin out if there is too much wig glue.
hair in the winter is essential to keeping your curls healthy. Hair dries out in the winter; oiling and
moisturizing the hair keeps it from feeling like straw. Oils such as Jamaican black
castor oil, aragon oil, avocado oil, and jojoba oil are great in the winter
because of its nourishing, and rejuvenating properties. Using the L.O.C./L.C.O. method seals moisture
in and keeps the curls defined. Grab
your favorite leave-in conditioner and curl defining cream, go to Netflix on
your laptop, and enjoy the end of the night by watching your favorite show and
giving your hair some TLC.
-Cut it out!
Trim those split
ends, sis. There are hundreds of videos
on YouTube on how to trim your ends at home.
Split ends prevent hair growth and create weak hair strands. Let those ends go!
– Keep the
heat out of the kitchen
Steaming your hair
is good for the hair, however, using heat to straighten it is not acceptable. Curling or flat ironing the hair dries and
burns the hair. We do not need to add ways
to dry out our hair this winter. Put the
flat iron away and search stretching styles on YouTube. I promise you will appreciate the stretched
method more than using heat to straighten your hair.
And these are a
few tips to maintain healthy hair in the winter. Post a pic of your best curls and tag me on
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to be back! Life is in a repetitive stage and I am exhausted. Summer consists of three months and I did not
have a “Hot Girl Summer” liked I planned to do this year. I wanted to go on trips, have a daily
activity, meditate, post more blogs, and take control of my life. Now we are in August and time is running away
from me. I don’t appreciate it. Summer is one of my favorite seasons; I need
more summertime. Some of the reasons I
love about summer is the way nature blossoms; more people come together to
inspire; fashion is dramatic yet light; and its not freezing cold outside. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of
mosquitos; the smell of trash that sits out the street too long (if you’re not
from the city, you’re blessed); people playing with fireworks every night; and
the excruciating heat, but Summer is the best season.
is the amount of hair products that come out.
Most companies release hair products that prevent frizz, seal in
moisture, and define the curl. I have
tried an abundant amount of hair products and not many of them worked. Luckily, I was chosen to review Dove’s new
Between Washes Re-Styling Milk for the company’s new campaign. Dove and Influenster sent me the
complimentary product; I was excited to try it.
I did review the product on my social medias already, but I wanted my
blog readers to also know about the product.
packaging was standard. The item came
with a card with instructions and the benefits of the product. The 6.8 oz. bottle was wrapped in oatmeal
white tissue paper. After opening the
product, I sprayed three times to get a decent amount. The consistency is creamy and light. I followed the instructions and ran the
re-styling milk through a piece of my hair.
I scrunched my hair at the ends to add texture as the card instructed. After
a few minutes, my hair did curl. After
the first try, I applied the milk on half of my hair. The half without the product felt dry and
looked dryer. My hair resembled the broom
of the wicked witch. The half with
product felt soft, smelled soft, and looked soft. It was a miracle! Finally, a product I need
in my life. Dove’s re-styling milk
worked like a charm. It worked for 30
minutes. After a half an hour, my hair
turned into a big fur ball.
surprised, but I did want the product to prove me wrong. My hair was still soft, but my curl was
nonexistent. Dove’s Between Washes
Re-Styling Milk did its job for a short time.
I would rate the product four out of five stars. It needs improvement, but it was a decent
execution. If you want shorter reviews
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Today, we are going to be dealing with our hair. Sometimes, I wear my natural hair and other times, I wear wigs. Some days, it is easier to wash my hair and leave the house. Other days, I put on my wig and go. There are people who enjoy wearing wigs and there are people who enjoy wearing their natural hair. There are differences between wigs and our natural hair, however, the two have one thing in common. Natural hair and wigs need love. So let’s give our hair some love!
This DIY mask will create shine and soften your hair. The mask can be used for human hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs, as well.
1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup of Honey
1/3 cup of Warm Water
Start by cracking the egg in a bowl and adding the apple cider vinegar and the honey. Using a whisk, mix the ingredients together. Afterward, add the water slowly and mix it into the blend. Once the ingredients are combined, saturate the hair with the mask. If you are using the mask on a wig, keep the mixture about two inches away from the wig cap.
Put on the shower cap and leave the hair mask on for 30 – 35 minutes. Wash the mask out of the hair with your favorite shampoo and condition the hair. Dry your natural hair with a blow dryer and let your wig air dry. Watch your hair transform from dry and rough to shiny and soft!
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