Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Flaxseed Gel and Natural Hair

I've been wanting to try flaxseed gel for quite awhile now. Almost 4 years into my natural hair journey, I finally decided to try it. I looked at several YouTube tutorials and posts on blogs, and probably the most informative for me was the YouTube tutorial from Naptural85.

What is flaxseed gel?
-Flaxseed gel is derived from Flaxseeds. There are 2 types of Flaxseed (linseed), a light golden yellow and brown. The brown flaxseeds are slightly higher in omega 3 fatty acids. (I purchased the brown ones from Wegman's, but you can get them at most supermarkets). It can be used on your hair to give a light hold and define your curls.

What are the benefits of the gel when used on your hair?
-Leaves your hair soft, shiny, and moisturized
-Promotes hair growth
-You can reuse the flax seeds
-Cost effective (more for your money)
-Nourishing for the hair rich in omega 3
-Gives great curl definition
-Gives hold with no crunch/non flaking/not drying to the hair/doesn’t cause breakage/or shedding
-Fast drying
-Great for all hair types

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today's Hair: The Puff

Since taking my braids out (Urban Twists), I've pretty much been wearing my hair in a bun. I wore it out ONCE, it was cute THAT DAY, but outside of that day I hadn't been feeling it. I've been experimenting a lot because it seems my hair is not responding to some of my staple hair products and it has been beyond frustrating. After a failed flat-twist-out attempt (I actually did a good job with flat twisting but my hair just didn't hold and got frizzy soon after taking them out), I decided to try my regular twist out with a product I hadn't used in awhile. I was pleasantly surprised with my hair this morning and the fullness of it.

Wanna know what I used? Click "Read More" for details!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

EVENT| Natural is Not a Fad - Coverage

Today I had a GREAT time at the "Natural is Not a Fad" event hosted by Koils of Nature. There were so many vendors and so much great information was shared. Seminars for natural hair care, finances, so many bloggers and artists. I had a ball. If you missed it this year, MAKE SURE you are here next year. To name a few of the vendors/participants at the event, there was Koils by Nature (owner, Pam) - of course!, The Damn Salon, Eden Bodyworks, Bloggers like NaturalChica (Mae), Veronica, and Cassidy. Dr. Phoenyx and Dr. Nina Hervey-Ellis aka "BeautifulBrwnBabyDoll" -- and in addition to meeting some new people I got to see some familiar faces and old friends.

Make sure you visit the Koils by Nature website for Pam's excellent products and get on her mailing list to stay informed of events in the future.

Click "Read More" for photos from the event.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Natural Hair|Twist Out on Wet Hair

After many attempts since having my braids out the past week or so, I'm finally satisfied with today's twist-out and, therefore, will be wearing my hair out today. *giggles*

Read more for details...

Friday, September 7, 2012

All About Nails

I love so many things, and nails/nail art/nail polish is one of them. I've always loved painting my nails, but I'm getting more into it now. And since buying the Konad Nail Stamper, I've been having fun playing with designs. Here are a few nail looks I've had since June of this year. I alternate between square/oval/stiletto shapes to just give my nails/hands a different look. I get bored so fast.
(Read more for pics)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

"Natural is Not a Fad" Event

Koils by Nature (Owner, Pam) is hosting their 2nd annual natural hair event, called "Natural is Not a Fad". If you are natural, transitioning to natural, or just thinking about it and live in the DMV area - You NEED to be there. Details are below on when/where/how to get tix. Hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, Sept. 17 11am - 7pm
Where: Westin Hotel
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

Buy your tickets here.