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Thursday, June 30, 2011
So yesterday I tweeted that I was having a bad natural hair day and got a few responses asking me what that was. I had to respond and explain "my hair swelled to large amounts because it was so humid out!" Also that I live in Atlanta and it is normally 80 something degrees out at 10 in the morning. So last night when I got home I decided to re-twist my hair with my CLB from Safi on slightly damp hair and got awesome results today. I got tons of questions about my hair today, even one of the security guards stopped me and wanted to know everything that I used on my hair. I must admit I do love the results my hair is in a twist out but also has the look of a wash and go. I plan on experimenting with this method again on wash day to see if I can make it a staple style. See the pics below. ENJOY :)
****Ok the first pic is of my hair yesterday and the rest are today after the re-twist***
Monday, June 27, 2011
My last set of twists that I did after my henna session lasted about a week and a few days. I have been wanting to try some products from Safi Hair Care by Alex of the Good Hair Blog (http://healthyghb.blogspot.com/) and once I got it in the mail those twists came right out lol. I plan on posting my results of the product tomorrow once I do the take down for a twist out with plenty of pics.Stay tuned!
So for about the past two years I have had an overlay on my natural nails. Basically it is gel, which is placed on my nails to make them hard and prevent them from breaking. Well recently I had heard the buzz about a gel polish called "Gelish" and it is the same overlay gel on your natural nails with color, but get this it doesn't chip! I went into my nail shop on Friday and asked for the colors because I knew that I wanted a dark purple color. The entire process took about 20 minutes and my nails are so shiny. I was told that it will last for 3 weeks without a chip, so I plan to try it out and see.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I wanted to post pictures of my Dad and I together but sadly I don't have any on my laptop(my nephew now owns my old computer) But anyhoo, he is a wonderful man I am so happy to have him in my life. Stay tuned for my pics of him and I soon! Enjoy the day yall!
So I took my twists down and conditioned my hair on Thursday. Once I finished I allowed my hair to air dry and went and mixed up my henna for application. I ordered 200 grams of Jamila BAQ Henna and used about 100 grams for this mix. I mixed in 3 oz of Hibiscus powder, coconut milk, and a cup of green tea. I let the mix sit for about an hour (Jamila doesn't need to sit overnight for dye release) and then applied it took me about 20 minutes(I'm a professional lol) Once I applied it to my hair I covered my head with saran wrap and several plastic shower caps and went to sleep. I woke up the next morning and filled my tub with warm water to get most of the henna out and shampooed the rest out in the shower. At about 9 am I started twisting my hair back up but not into mini twists. It took me until about 430 to finish and then I pulled them up into a high bun.
In all this was the first time that I used Jamila and I must say it was very easy to rinse out and of course I loved being able to add my own mix. The color was a dark copper on the ends a warm brown on the roots. I was hoping for a dark cherry color from the hibiscus but I didn't get that. I have plenty left over and plan to use my mix again before using the LUSH henna bars again.
Saran wrapped !
So Thursday night when I got home from work I knew it was time for me to take my twists down. I loaded my hair with tons of TJ's Spa Conditioner and begun the process. It took me about an a hour to get them out. I used almost the entire bottle but that way I made sure to not have many knots or tangles. But I didn't take any pics, as soon as I finished I shampooed and conditioned my hair placed it in four plats and let it air day.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The twists are still in it has been about a month and five days and I am ready to take them down henna and then put a new set in. Anyhoo, I wanted to let yall know that I was featured on the lovely Onxy Rose blog and I enjoyed expressing my views on my natural hair. If yall are interested in my feature or her blog here is the link http://onxyrose.blogspot.com enjoy! Oh by the way here is a shot of my twists.
P.s. yall I have been blogging and uploading pics right from my phone, I just love my smartphone lol.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I know it has been a few days since my last post, but I wanted to let yall know that my twists are still in and looking good. I have been getting a lot of complaints on them lately. I have followed the same routine for taking care of them and have been able to keep the frizz away. I planned on taking them down this week but have a few things to do, so I am thinking they will stay in for another week. I snapped a few pics today. ENJOY!