Thursday, December 29, 2011

Uneven Skin? What You Can Do About It...

I've received requests to address the problem of uneven skin/complexion - what causes it and how can it be fixed? Now, let me start by saying I am not yet an expert on this, but I have some experience with it firsthand and have learned quite a bit about it in the last few months. I know this is an issue many women and men, alike, deal with.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm Straight!

Anyone who knows me knows that I hardly straighten my hair. But when I went home for Christmas, I had my sis blow dry and flat iron it because she needed to trim my ends. She used a heat protectant (I don't know which one this time but I'm starting to feel the brand isn't important. I've used 2 others prior and my hair was fine) to blowdry and then she flat ironed. Since my hair is not used to being straight - I've only worn it straight 3xs in 3 yrs - it started to revert back after the 2nd day. (Click the jump for more & pics...)

Friday, December 23, 2011


Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday Season!! Spend it with people who love you and enjoy your time with friends and family. I'd like to thank everyone for the support of my blog and for what I do :) God bless!!!

KeetaRay <3

P.S. In the next week I'll be posting more and including beauty/skin care tips, so let me know what you want to learn about! I'll be posting blogs and vlogs :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Newfound Inspiration...

It's amazing how God leads you to a person, who leads you to another, and so on. Somehow, I ended up on a young woman's blog and Twitter page and the words on both gave me the help and encouragement I needed at exactly the right time. Her name is Heather Lindsey, and she, along with her husband, Cornelius Lindsey, are great examples of what having a real relationship with God is all about. Don't just take my word for it, though. Check out their website here to get more information and to hear archived messages/sermons/teachings -- whether you're married or single -- about Christian dating and living for God. While you're at it, check out Heather Lindsey's personal blog here. :)

I'm making so many changes in my life and having positive examples means everything. I've never met them, but I thank Cornelius and Heather, for all that they do!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Back to Basics

After going back to an interview (natural hair website feature) I had done back in February 2009, I decided to go back to basics with my hair care routine. For the last 1-2 years I've been experimenting with all types of hair products - from conditioners to leave-ins to stylers... I'm such a product junkie when it comes to hair products, beauty products, makeup... Sigh. And my close friends don't help. Lol! ;-) Anyway - You can see the online interview here on Motown Girl's website. Her site is one of the FIRST sites I would go to when I was transitioning to natural and right after I did my BC (big chop).

Here is what I did to achieve this look below:

-Co-washed with Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner, detangling in sections
-Applied Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In to sections, then a dime-sized amount of raw, unrefined shea butter and organic extra-virgin coconut oil to the hair, then two-strand twisted.
-After my hair was all twisted up, I let it air dry overnight. (I had 10 twists total when done)
-This morning I unraveled the twists and separated with my fingers. For this style I just pulled a Goody "Stay Put" headband toward the back of my head for this low puff.

**To maintain: I'll retwist tonight (dry, won't re-wet my hair). I probably won't use any products because my hair feels moisturized, but if I do it will be a SMALL amount of coconut oil on my ends.

I noticed the most growth and length retention when I kept my routine and products simple, so I'm back to the basics with my hair!

*Note: All the products listed in the post were purchased from: Trader Joe's, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Target (the latter for the KC Knot Today).