Sunday, April 17, 2011

How I Styled My Twists Today

Short video from earlier today :)

*NOTES: Twists were done on wet hair after a co-wash so there is major shrinkage. I'm okay with that since I planned on wearing them in updo's anyway to protect my ends.
Feather Earrings were purchased by Candid Art.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

15% off at CurlMart

Now through April 18th, get 15% off of NEW PRODUCTS at CurlMart when you enter code NEW15 at checkout! :)

Some Great Hair Vids!

I want to share a few great vids with you that I've come across during the week.
The first is one of my hair idols, Luka Lomi. She shares how she achieves her FABULOUS updo's on her twist-outs. I'm going to try a similar look when I take my mini-twists out. Below is her video as well as links to her Fotki albums and Twitter page.

LukaLomi's Twitter
LukaLomi's Fotki Page

And here is another great vid I came across. Both of these young women have some gorgeous hair, but I am totally infatuated with the hair of the girl on the left :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Review: Safi HairCare Citrus SheaCoco Butter

I've had the pleasure of being offered a trial-size of Safi HairCare's newest edition to the line, Citrus SheaCoco Butter. The owner, Alexandra Smith (also now a friend of mine) asked me to try this out, and I was more than happy (excited, actually) to try this out.

Here are the product facts:

- Ingredients: Raw Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Sweet Orange Essence Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, and Vitamin E.

4 oz $13.00
8 oz $16.00

This product is GREAT for twists, twist outs, braids, braid outs...

-How I Used It: I co-washed my hair with Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner. While my hair was wet after washing, I applied Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner (my staple) throughout. I sectioned my hair off and applied a small amount of the Citrus SheaCoco Butter along with a very small amount of gel (Fantasia ic Olive Gel) for additional hold. I twisted each section and did this all over until I was left with about 14-15 twists all over. I let my hair air-dry overnight, then unraveled the twists in the morning and fluffed/separated. 

My hair had a nice sheen, a very pleasant and light scent, and was very moisturized.

Thumbs up!! :) I definitely recommend this product.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Resulting Twist Out

Here is the resulting twist out from last night's product trial. I like it!
Twist Out using Hemp Seed Butter & ic Fantasia Olive Gel

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Earrings!

On this past Wednesday, I attended an event called Shecky's Girls Night Out. For those who are unfamiliar, they hold events in most major cities throughout the year for women, where they have various vendors (imagine clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup, skincare products, a cocktail bar, goodie bags, and fun). I purchased a few items but my fave purchase is my earrings. They're feather earrings, but they don't match. One is just a regular feather earring but the other is a DRAMATIC concoction of feathers. I took a pic of the earrings w/o me wearing them b/c I feel I need the right outfit/hair to set them off. So here is a pic of the earrings... without me. Lol When I do wear them I'll be sure to share a pic with you all!
Feather Earrings by Candid Art

If you are interested in purchasing these or similar items, check out their site here: Candid Art

Camden Grey Order - Review

I purchased a few items from Camden Grey and received my order today :-) They have essential oils and lots of natural products for those of us who like to mix their own. I ordered: Grapeseed Oil, Argan Oil, Hemp Seed Butter, and Rhassoul Clay powder.

My hair was a frizzy mass by the time I got home today due to the weather, so I decided to try 2 of the 4 products to retwist my hair to let it set. In a spray bottle, I mixed 80% water, 10% veggie glycerin, and 10% grapeseed oil. Shook it up and wet my hair, in sections. For each section, I applied a small amount of the hemp seed butter for moisture and then a small amount of ic Fantasia Olive Gel for hold. I twisted the section and did this until all my hair was twisted. I plan to let it airdry and take it out in the morning. Overall I have about 14 or 15 twists. I won't know my result until tomorrow but I can say my hair feels good - moisturized and soft. I'll be sure to snap a pic tomorrow of my twist out for you all.A few people has noted they don't care for the smell of hemp seed butter too much but it didn't bother me. However, I'm not the most sensitive to smells as I typically like "earthy/natural" scents. *shrugs* So, it really depends on your preference. To me, the hemp seed butter smelled "clay like" but it isn't strong and to be honest, I can't even smell it on my hair right now.

I will review the Rhassoul Clay powder and Argan Oil when I use it. I am not sure when I plan to use those two so stay tuned. By the way, this is my first time trying any of these products in this order so this is trial and error for me. Just wanted to share :-)
Hemp Seed Butter - 1/4 lb.
Grapeseed Oil - 1 lb.

Rhassoul Clay powder - 1 lb.

Argan Oil - 2 oz.