Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
I haven't blogged much lately because I have been busy trying out some new stuff...I thought I'd update you and after I have used these products for a bit I'll be able to review them
First I hopped over to Amazon and Ordered this book
"No Lye: The African American Woman's Guide to Natural Haircare"
Reviews From Amazon:
"No Lye is a degree granting, home study course in the mystique, magic and proper care of black women's hair. What a blessing!"
--Iyanla Vanzant, author of In the Meantime
"No Lye is not an ordinary how-to book. Tulani Kinard's study on African American Natural hair care is based on her philasophical belief that beauty and self-love is also healthy and biologically sound. A must-read for every African-American women, man, girl, and boy--at least!" --Bernice John Reagon
I ordered Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo from Aubrey Organics thanks to recommendations from Happy Girl Hair :) Thanks Joyful Mom! We have decided to go Sulfate Free!!
I forgot to order the conditioner :(
I also ordered Carols Daughter Hair Milk
The website says:
Even women whose relationship with their curls is harmonious most of the year find themselves at war when the mercury and humidity rises. The lush blend of nut oils and shea and cocoa butters in Carol's Daughter Hair Milk fortifies coarser, tighter curls, which tend to be the most parched and vulnerable to breakage." - Stephanie Tweito Jacob, O The Oprah Magazine
See why HAIR MILK has been touted by The Oprah Magazine, Tyra Banks, BET and it has grown from a cult favorite to a recent PHENOMENON! This light, fast-absorbing lotion for the hair is made with essential oil of lemongrass to stimulate natural oil production. Vitamins C and E provide an antioxidant boost while a hint of lily of the valley fragrance perfumes hair beautifully. Hair Milk is ideal for defining natural curls and giving hair loads of shine and bounce.
Lemongrass stimulates scalp circulation and adds luster to dull hair.
Sweet almond oil, a natural nut oil that is high in fatty acids and easily absorbed by the scalp
Can't wait to try it!
At a local store I picked up some sweet almond oil for skin care
I ordered Shea Butter from Amazon for skin and hair
and also picked up some unrefined shea butter from Ghana at a local store
Just a little look at what's to come!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I am using the Kiss My Face soap on the kids also and they moisturize with olive oil mixed with sesame oil. In between they have been using a little coconut oil...they love the scent! :)
What I'm learning is the most natural, gentlest care of your hair and skin is best!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
To start this style, get out your rat tail comb and divide the hair in half from ear to ear. This pic is on the BACK of the head.
Then divide the top half in half
Divide each of those halves in half. Make sure you are slipping off these sections to keep them from getting mixed up!!
Last time divide each of those halves in half so the front will be in 8 parts
Now we are focusing on the TOP of the head this will be the left side first 2 parts
Divide those parts into three sections for a total of 6 boxes
Then braid like so. When going from one box to another you will need to braid about three extra stitches in between without picking up and additional hair. When you get to the end of the section just braid it out.
As you can see here I ended up giving up and braiding the sides straight back, you can do that if you like...I just did it because she was so tender-headed and I couldn't torture her any longer!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I sat down with really no plan last night.
I first treated J's hair with coconut oil, I melted it with my hands and smoothed it through her hair. I then waited a couple hours and co-washed her hair with Mixed Chicks deep conditioner. I then smoothed some "Butter me up" through her hair to moisturize. I divided her hair into two layers and without any plan I just began to braid, adding a little down and out styles to each area that was to be braided.
This is pretty much just two levels of simple cornrows. The rows on top are ended with small white barrettes and the ones on the bottom ended in white beads with a small elastic (BB&B recommends you put them in oil first)
Just a very simple style, nothing salon quality. If the rows on top look a slightly different size it's because I needed to cover J's bald spot. I plan to write a blog about dealing with these problem areas and if J doesn't mind I will show you her bald patch and explain some techniques for covering these problem areas. If you look at the center row on the left hand side of her head you can see the stitches of hair look different in the front...that's where Hair had to be gently pulled from the sides of the bald spot to cover it. I am super carefully to braid gently over this area because I don't want to break off ANY hair around this patch as it will make covering it impossible.
My batteries died in my camera before I got a shot of the front :(
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Here is the Salon Information:
Kiydiah Children's Salon & Boutique - (973) 643-6677
83 Halsey St., Newark, NJ 0710
I just read, Stolen Pictures of my Daughter on Beads, Braids & Beyond and was appalled! First of all what kind of salon does promotions with styles that are not even their own? I always assumed when you see a salons photos they were hairstyles the salon actually did! Next, if they want to use Nikki's styles they should have contacted her and asked if her daughter could be a model for their salon and PAID HER! When she tried to contact these people they were apparently very rude...the salon blaming it on the company who made the flyer's. The company in turn says they just take (STEAL) pictures off the Internet and make up the flyers. SERIOUSLY??? I would love to know how many other companies they have served with pictures they stole off the internet!
The name of that company is Ultimate Production Studio and the mans name is Nattyinga.
I sure hope they get this worked out...I really think they owe Nikki and her daughter a HUG apology for stealing her daughters pics, and for the way they treated her!!
It's really a dang SHAME!!!
Monday, January 11, 2010
attention. So J decided to open her "Mixed Chicks" Salon
She brushed through it with her Denman Type brush
Notice J's "Mixed Chicks" Apron :)
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Let's Dread 100% bees wax
Rat tail Comb
For Video Directions on two-strands twists check out Youtube here is one good video I found
Basically I just clip up his hair, using my rat trail comb I let down a small horizontal row at a time. I then take a small section depending on the size of the twists you want.The parts will be less visible if you brick layer the sections
I know my sketch is rough, but you get the idea, right? This just makes the parts less visible.
Divide the section into two pieces. I rub a small amount of bees wax between my fingers and then smooth through the section then wrap those pieces around one another! I kinda twist the pieces that I will be wrapping around one another in the opposite direction of my twist as I go. I then use clips to hold the hair down.
He is going to try to leave the twists in until they lock this time.
I'll keep you updated ;)
Usually I am talking about my hubby's natural hair or my biracial kiddos hair but today I'm going to share about my hair