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Hi Ladies! This is a video that shows how I mix my Cantu Shea Butter concoction.
So, I called my cousin looking for my favorite eye make-up remover. She didn't have any, but she asked me if I ever thought about using coconut oil. Well, I am the queen of using coconut oil for my hair and for cooking, and I will even use it on my skin from time to time, but that is it. She started telling me about the other uses for coconut oil that she read about. There are many, many, many uses for coconut oil that I would have never thought about. I think many ladies already know that coconut oil can be good for your hair, but did you know that it can also be used to boost your metabolism? If you would like to learn more about other uses of coconut oil, please click on the link below.
76 Genius Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Everyday Life
So, I am really wanting to try something different than my twists. Don't get me wrong, I love my twists, but it's really taking a lot of time to twist my hair, so I want to try something different,. Well, I decided to blow my hair out using low heat. I thought it would be a little easier than twisting, but I was wrong. It took alllllllllllll day! Anyway, I did a quick length check just so you can have an idea of how much my hair has grown since June. Remember, I cut my hair in June of 2013.
Below are videos of my hair routine from start to finish!
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I am soooooo happy that my friend Shoine sent me photos of her twists. Just let me say, I am SUPER jealous of Shoine's hair.
She has beautiful hair. It doesn't look real!
The pics you see are of twists with a coif on the side. It is really nice.
Shoine has been natural for a very long time, so she has her hair care regimen mastered. She wears her hair mostly straight, but during the summer months, she wears it curly.
To accomplish this style, I used two of my old trustee hair clips and about 2 hair pins. I made two sections with the twists in the back, then I twisted the left back section to the top of my head and secured it with one of the clips. I left the ends of the twists hanging forward. I also left the twists in the front hanging loosely. I took the right back section of hair and twisted it to the top as well. I secured it with the other clip. Then, I pulled the twists in the front right over to join the twists on the front left side. I secured them with hair pins so they would not hang in my face.
I have officially been completely natural for 5 years as of June. I have had many set backs and I am still learning how to take care of my hair. Below is a length check at 5 years. I don't know if I posted it or not, but I cut my hair in February (I think it was February) of this year. I also just cut my hair in the back on Sunday, June 2. Below are before and after pictures.
I decided to flat iron my hair for my cousin's wedding. Instead of blow drying my hair, I decided to set my hair on rollers and sit under the hair dryer. I was hoping it would make my hair more manageable without using the direct heat of a hand-held hair dryer.
The first thing I did was washed and deep conditioned my hair. I used Creme of Nature leave in conditioner to set my hair on the rollers.
This is how my hair turned out after I took out the rollers. It really did not turn out the way I was hoping, but it was decent.
Below is a pic of my hair after I flat ironed it. Unfortunately, I did not take any pics right after I flat ironed it, so the pic below was taken a few hours afterwards. This was taken right before the wedding. I took it down right before I walked in.
Below are pics of the wedding.
Hi Ladies! I am sooooo excited about the new Cantu Shea Butter line for naturals! There are several products, but I have only tried the curling cream.
I used the curling cream to do my twists after a wash. Of course I ended up adding olive oil and I added macadamion nut oil (I have recently been using this oil instead of coconut oil. I love it!). Anyway, it blended very well.
After putting it on my hair, I noticed how it defined my “slinky-like” curls. I also noticed how it elongated my twists. The final test to know if I will make this my new staple product is when I take my hair down. If my hair is moisturized when I take the twists down with minimal tangles, then it will definitely be a keeper. I will let you know.
The next product I am sooooo excited about is the Creme of Nature shampoo with Argan Oil. I am definitely making this my new staple shampoo. Remember, I only use a shampoo every two washes (click to check out my hair washing routine). I noticed an instant difference with this shampoo.
The shampoo left my hair soft and moisturized! Also, it is sulfate-free : ) I think there is also a conditioner. If so, I may try it out. If I do, I will definitely let you know. . .
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