Monday, September 5, 2016


J is trying to grow her hair and protect it so she asked if I could do some protective braids. I have only really braided her natural hair and I don't have a ton of experience with synthetic hair but I decided to give it a try. I definitely looked at a few Youtube videos but I think the best way to learn is just to try! When I learned to braid 20+ years ago I had no Youtube videos or anyone to teach me and I just kept trying until I got it don't be afraid to try new things... try new styles! If it doesn't look quite right just keep trying, you will definitely get better with practice! My first braids were on my sister and they took me DAYS to complete lol.

Here is J's current style... she got some of those metal hair wrap beads type whatever you call them. I am liking this natural boho-esque look on her. This time it only look me two days lol! Well there were plenty of breaks for cooking, cleaning, buying more hair... I think we used 6 packs!

Dope Hair Review

I received some sample products in the mail from Dope Hair and thought I'd do a quick review...


J doesn't usually use shampoo but decided to give this a try since it was sent for her to review and it contained Argan oil. The scent is nice, it definitely has fragrance in it. J's hair was really clean and didn't feel dried out. She might add this to her routine once in awhile when she needs a deeper clean. Her hair definitely smelled really nice all day! 


This is a nice conditioner, it's light and creamy. It did make her feel softer and was easier to de-tangle after using. Again, this definitely smells like there is fragrance added and it smells nice, the fragrance stays in the hair and smells fresh all day! 


This product laid J's edges really well. She is really into laying her baby hairs down right now and this works awesome for that!

After the first couple uses she accidentally left it open and it dried up really fast. Lesson learned, if you order this, keep it closed! 

 The "Dope Hair" line was created by Iasia Smith a New York based stylist. She is the creator of Redd Collection Worldwide LLC, which includes "Dope Hair" a hair care line designed for all natural textures as well as chemically treated locks and hair extensions.

You can find these products HERE

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Jessicurl Review

We were very excited when we recently received a package of products from Jessicurl to review. These products could not have come at a better time. J has just recently started really embracing her natural hair. For the past two years or so she has been doing so much flat ironing and pulling her hair tight and it was really getting damaged. She recently decided she wanted to start really treating her hair well again, as well as wearing it down in it's natural state. Her hair really needs moisture and repair right now and Jessicurl products are an awesome step on the way back to hair health.

Hair Cleansing Cream

J had given up using any kind of cleanser or shampoo, instead just going for a co-wash. For anyone not familiar with the term co-wash means washing the hair with conditioner. When I told her to wash her hair with the cleansing cream she was a little apprehensive but I assured her this is not a shampoo but a gentle cleaner for her hair that would help remove dirt and product but would not dry out her hair or make it feel frizzy.

There is very little lather to this light creamy textured cleanser. It does not contain damaging chemicals like shampoos most often do. The scent is a wonderful Citrus Lavender, wish not only smells great but has relaxing effects on the body.

There is a nice balance between getting the hair clean and feeling moisturized. Great Cleanser!

Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner

As the description says this conditioner contains "shea butter (hence the adorable name), jojoba oil, avocado oil and tons of lovely herbs and spices that are all great for hair and scalp." It is a nice healing conditioner. I think the best thing about this conditioner is that it works really well to moisturize the hair, it's thick and rich but it does not make the hair feel greasy, oily or weigh the hair down. That's important for shiny, bouncy curls!
There is no added fragrance, there is a pleasant natural scent.

Deep Conditioning Treatment

Honestly of all the Jessicurl products we were sent, this one was the first empty bottle. J loves it and her hair loves it. Her hair NEEDS this right now. As I was braiding her hair yesterday I noticed that this deep conditioner is making her dry hair feel softer and more moisturized. It is recommended for weekly use but J is using this a few times a week and it's working fine, it does not cause any buildup or feel "Over-conditioned." It's awesome! I definitely recommend!

Confident Coils Styling Solution

We have used and reviewed so many products and we haven't tried one quite like this. It is a creamy textured styling solution that is meant for elongating curls not so much curl enhancing, so if you have great curls but battle the shrinkage this will help with that! Jessicurl recommends using this along with their "Rockin’ Ringlets" product if you want curl enhancement with the elongation. Since J's curls are a bit damaged, we probably could have benefited from using the "Rockin' Ringlets" but for the areas of her hair that are very curly, this did provide some good elongation. In fact, since some of her curls are loosened but flat ironing, this helped balance it out a bit by elongating the tighter curls to meet up with the looser ones.

The Verdict

J and I were very happy with all the products that Jessicurl sent us to try! I really feel these products are helping to pamper and nourish J's hair and bring it back to health.

Big Thanks to Jessicurl for allowing us to review your


You can find all the products listed HERE

                Products were provided free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. All opinions are my own honest opinions.