Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 2011 Videos Uploaded

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great Holiday Season! I have uploaded two new videos to Youtube as well as my Facebook Fanpage regarding my regimen. I hope it is informative! I've been doing wash and go's mostly lately. But I alternate between those and twists/twistouts. So anyhoo, I was just checking in and letting you guys know that I'm still here and I still LOVE natural hair!! Are you enjoying your hair??


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mini Twists-Carol's Daughter Loc Butter Results

The first time I tried the Carol's Daughter Loc Butter, I didn't care for it. But this time I got great results! I twisted on freshly washed and deep conditioned, damp hair. Check out my results!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Blowout Style-The Update

I thoroughly enjoyed my stretched out/blown-out/enlongated hair this past weekend! I swang it and swang it 'til it couldnt be swang no more! LOL! But I eventually found out that it's not all good all the time! I attended Race for the Cure Saturday with WOW Fitness LR (, and was getting it IN with our Zumba demo/motivation for the crowd! After it was over, I had more of a wavy afro than what you see above! I still worked it, but realized this style is more for colder/dry weather and not working out! So I'll stick with setting my twists on damp/wet hair for now. There is always the option of using silicones to seal them..hmmm. That could keep them from frizzing so easily. So I'll keep experimenting and let you guys know what I figure out! Hope you girls are enjoying your healthy hair journeys! Take care! xoxoxo


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Got My Product Fix!

Product Review coming soon on my latest hair product purchases:
*SheaMoisture Organic Yucca & Aloe Thickening Growth Milk
*SheaMoisture African Black Soap Dandruff and Dry Scalp Elixir
*Keracare  Naturals Cleansing Cream
*CURLS Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste
*Goody Ouchless/No metal Hair Barrettes

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sister Millie Gives Step by Step Instructions on her Signature Updo!

1. I wash my hair with Shea Moisture Shampoo (Walgreens or Target)

2. I condition my hair with Aussie Moist and then deep condition with Shea Moisture Purification Masque (the one in the jar with the black label) Rinse it all out completely

3. Next, I use Giovanni leave in or Paul Mitchell The Generic Leave in and detangle my hair section by section. Once a section is detangled, I put it in medium twists.

4. Now you are ready to start the updo! I start at the bottom of my hair. I make a part going straight across. Then I half that. I cornrow one braid to the middle and twist the ends. Then I do the same for the other side.

5. I continue this all the way to the top of my head where I want to stop and start single twists. Sometimes I single twists just the top/front. Sometimes I single twist one whole side

6. Once I finish my whole head, I get some bobby pins and pin the twisted ends of the cornrowed portion going upwards to where the single twists start I use the wide bobby pins (usually takes about 6-8 pins to secure).

And there you have it! The perfect and easy updo! Comment below if you have any questions!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blown-out and Twisted Hair

Hello everyone! I hope you guys are enjoying your hair journey and have some cool things to share with me! :-)
As I stated in an earlier post, I have been really boring with my hair lately. I've mostly worn twists all summer. The upside to that is that my hair is growing like wildfire!! The protectiveness of twists and moisturizing daily has really given my hair a boost! Today I treated myself to a blow-out (blow-dried my hair), and then twisted it up. What I did:
I washed, conditioned, and detangled my hair yesterday. I used SheaMoisture Sheabutter Leave-in conditioner (the original kind...found on amazon) to twist up my hair in medium twists. I wore them all night and all day today so they could dry. I took down one twist at a time, added some grapeseed oil (great natural heat protectant), and blew dry that section and twisted it back up. I did this for my entire head and was left with big chunky twists:
I could have worn these as is, or pinned them up for an elegant updo. I also could have worn them overnight to set, and untwisted in morning for a huge chunky twistout! But I wanted to be lazy for the rest of the week, so I twisted them into smaller twists using one of my homemade butter/oil concoctions. Result:

I know they dont look much smaller from the front. But the ones in the back are half the size. I then experimented a little....updo

Or you could stick with an easy, breezy ponytail:
For my nighttime routine, I took them out of the ponytail and slipped on a satin headwrap. And thats it! Let me know what you've been doing with your natural hair!!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giovanni Direct Leave-in Weightless Moisture Conditioner: Review

Hey guys! Sorry I've been away. But I have been real boring lately with my hair. I've been rocking two strand twists during the week and twistouts on the weekends. I do pin them up sometimes or pull them in a ponytail or bun...but other than that, nothing! I moisturize my twists every other day with a 50/50 water and aloe vera juice mix, followed by either coconut oil or SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque to seal in the moisture. I then put on my satin bonnet or scarf and go to bed.
What I AM excited about is what I've been using as my leave-in conditioner/styler for my twists lately: Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner. Its about $7 for 8 oz on the organic row in Walmart or Target. You can find it several other places as well. My hair drinks this stuff up! I apply it to very wet hair right after washing and detangle and twist my hair up. I love the way it moisturizes, foams up, detangles, and makes my ends curl easily at the ends of my twists! After twisting with this, I allow my hair to dry about 70-80% and then I squeeze in some moisturizer and a little oil. When it's time to twistout, my hair is shiny, bouncy, fluffy, and sooo soft!! I love it!! The following photo is from this past weekend! (that is my bff/woadie Kameelah...check out her fitness center: if you wanna get/stay "foine") :-)


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Another Protective Updo Courtesy of Sister Millie!

On damp, almost dry hair, she used my homeade butter concoction to do small twists and cornrows. I LOVE this style! Please believe me when I say she WILL be doing this style on my hair when she visits in a couple of weeks! :-)
Check her out! #proudbigsis

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Twists on Dry Stretched Hair Vs. Wet Using Banding Method

Hello everyone! I'm feeling my twists today because they are longer looking and fuller looking!! What i did:

I tried twists on dry stretched hair today unlike usual where I just twist right out of the shower on towel dried damp hair. I prepared my hair the night before by applying Knot Today Leave-in conditioner and then putting my hair in goody bands aka "Banding" Method. You may recall me talking about this months ago...Banding looks like this:

So I put my hair in bands, threw on a satin bonnet and went to bed as it dried. The next morning I took down one banded piece at a time and applied some Jane Carter Nourish and Shine butter and twisted all of my hair into small twists. I applied aloe vera gel and twisted most of my ends with it to curl them up the way I like. And this is the result:

*note my twists have a more elongated, fuller look than the set I did a couple of weeks ago*

Hope this was helpful to someone. Give it a try and let me know what you think! I will try this method again with my hair butter next time to see if I get similar results!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Homemade Hair Butter

Today I tried a homemade batch of hair butter to do my two strand twists. It turned out well. Nice shine, softness, and hold!

Just nuke butter only in the microwave for 30 seconds and add to mixture, then put all ingredients in a blender until creamy. Here's the recipe:

1.5 cups pure Shea Butter or Capuacu Butter (Ive used both)
1.5 cups Eco gel
1 cup Activator gel (I used Proclaim)
7 drops of tea tree oil (antibacterial for preservative)
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs honey


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sister Millie's Updo

My sister is extremely talented when it comes to braiding/cornrowing, etc. She is who Fyecurls, her big sis (and dont you forget it Millie), turns to when I or my daughter needs our hair braided up cute! Here are a couple of pics of a style she did on a whim one day! Great style idea for naturals, or anyone, who wants to stay cool in this hot weather! I love it sis! :-)

Length check

I was about to wash my hair and decided to see how long the back of my hair has gotten (its the shortest part of my hair because I cut about 2-3 inches off about a year and a half ago because my hair was growing in a "shag" shape)LOL! The other pic is just a texture shot of my twistout done with Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Regimen and Products Update!

I have updated my hair regimen and products! Just click on the tabs above to check them out! Comment and let me know if you have any questions on where to buy, etc. Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Still updating my new "old" site!

I have been working to get this blogspot page comparable if not better than my page! So far I'd say it's been going pretty well. I'm having to retrain myself on blogspot applications. I'm currently working on properly connecting all the social sites: facebook, twitter, etc to this page. Yay! I also managed to do a head full of twists today! I hadn't used the Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter in months and now I remember why I love it so! Shiny, moisturized, elongated twists! :-)


Thursday, June 30, 2011

How I Wash My Daughter's Natural Hair

FYE Kids

“Grandma taught Mama to love her skin. Mama taught us to love our curves. We will teach our daughters to love their hair.#naturalhair“

@kissmycurls ( Twitter)

*I wash my daughter’s hair in 4 quadrants. I use ouchless ponytail holders to hold each section. I shampoo all four quadrants separately, making sure not to tangle the hair. I rinse then add conditioner and detangle using my wide tooth comb and Denman brush. I then rinse with cool water. (with all 4 quadrants still in ponytail holders). Then I style her hair using leave-in conditioner and a styling cream or butter. For more details or questions, go to my facebook page ( I will be uploading video tutorials soon!