Monday, May 23, 2011

Just Having a Little Fun

I love animal is a pic of my latest experiment!!!

Supplies I used for this look...

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (Depotted)
Wet n Wild White Eyeliner
BH 180 Palette 2nd Edition Matte White
BH 180 Palette 2nd Edition Matte Black
MAC Groundwork Paintpot
Elf Black Liquid Liner
NYX Black Liner/Brow Pencil
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
Ardell 118 lashes

Friday, May 13, 2011

Shea Moisture

In yesterday's blog, I mentioned a product line called Shea Moisture. They have several different products for hair and skin. I was initially interested in the shampoo and conditioner. I did alot of research on these products before investing in them, which is always the case for me. I was pleased with the reviews I read. I purchased the Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner. These products are only sold in Walgreens and Target and they run about $9.99 each. Walgreens does have BOGO sales every now and then.

I washed my hair yesterday using the new products and I must say I am very pleased with the results. My hair felt clean and free of build-up. It was also easier to comb and detangle. The conditioner can be rinsed out or used as a leave-in. I chose to leave the conditioner in my hair because I feel like my hair lacks moisture. I put my hair in bantu knots to let it dry as usual and I'm loving the end result. I would definitely recommend these products to anyone for any hair type. For more information, here is the website--------->Shea Moisture

Thanks for reading!!! Smooches

Team Natural Hair

So I've been on my natural hair journey for exactly one year today. I must say, this has been a rollercoaster ride. I've definitely had my fair share of ups and downs, but I'm very happy with the results I have thus far. My main reason for going natural was the damaging effects to my hair after relaxing. I had so much breakage it was unreal. In my younger years my hair was always beautiful. It did whatever I wanted it to do, but once I got pregnant with my daughter my hair changed. It grew very long, but it was very thin and brittle. I relaxed it a few months after having my daughter and things seemed to be alright then all of a sudden it began to shed alot. It went from shedding to long strands of hair falling out. I had long hair with spots of very short hair throughout. I tried every hair strenthener and anti-breakage product out to try to get my hair back to it's normal condition to no avail.

I made the decision to go natural about two years ago. I went out and bought new hair products and a new flat iron. Whatever I thought I might need for this transition I had it. The one thing I failed to do was research...research...research. I went about nine months before I relapsed back to the "creamy crack". I start in the beginning of the year, things were going good.

A year ago today, I decided to try it again. I did alot of research...reading blogs, magazines, speaking with hair stylist, looking at different products, watching youtube videos whatever it took to educate myself. I didn't do the BC. I could never muster up enough nerve, but I did trim at least one inch off of my relaxed hair monthly. I developed a regimen and I stuck with it. I suffer from very dry scalp, so alot of the products I use have emphasis on moisture. Right now the products I use are as follows:

**L'Oreal Sulfate Free Ever Strong Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner-It gently cleanses and leave my hair without over drying.
**T-Gel Shampoo-To help reduce flakes and buildup, also help with itching.
**Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Smoothie-Used as a deep conditioner to help detangle hair and  moisturize
**Sulfur 8 Fresh Hair and Scalp Conditioner-helps strengthen hair and also helps reduce dry scalp.
**Garnier Fructis Frizz Ease- Helps ease the frizz due to humidity.
**Carol's Daughter Hair Milk-Used as a daily moisturizer/ hair conditioner. I normally apply before going to bed.

The products listed are good, but I'm looking for a new shampoo and conditioner more geared towards natural hair. I recently purchased shampoo and conditioner from a line called Shea Moisture. I've read alot of good reviews and I'm anxious to try it out and see what all the fuss is about. For more information check out their website ------> Shea Moisture!!