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! :-)