Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Favorite Hair Products: Part 1

Since I've been natural I have accumulated a lot of hair products. I love trying out new things, but it can get annoying sometimes, having a bunch of products, that do the same thing. So I went through my collection of products and picked out a few things that I enjoy using in my hair daily!

Daily Products:


The Shea Moister line was sent from heaven as a blessing for my hair!! I have a lot of hair, so all I do is section my hair into four sections and add this into each part. 
The next day all I do is spray my hair with water and my hair is moisturized and soft. 


I didn't like this at first, but after using it so much and learning that my hair has to be damp before adding this, I found "The Sweetest Thing" for my hair. My edges are always on point!! It does flake after a while, so I just add a little water and tie it down and I'm good to go!

This is my boo thang!! lol I love this. It's crack to my hair. My hair looks shiny, thick and moisturized, when I'm done using this. It doesn't dry out my hair at all, it actually makes it really soft!

I always had  a problems with my edges. They are constantly breaking and I really think it's genetics!! But I learned to tame "my run away" edges with this product. I mix it with the olive oil gel and it stays smooth all day and night. 
Side note: Please don't think when your edges are short its called "baby hairs", because its not. It's FAAARRR from it hun!


I mix all of these oils together. I just started getting into the habit of using them. I can't use coconut oil alone, I think it dries out my hair. I use the L.O.C method when using the oils.
L- Liquid:Water.
O- Oils: You seal the liquids with the oils.
C-Creams: Then you add the cream to lock up all the moister from the previous products!

Last But not least is water. You should ALWAYS use water in your hair. Never comb your hair when is dry. You should use a lot now, especially when it's HOT!!

If you have any questions about these products let me know!
Also what products do you use daily?

(Please ignore the ghettoness of my pictures. It was getting dark over here, The only light I could get was from the window lol )

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Naturalversary !!

Today makes 2 years of making my way back to the natural scene!!! I almost forgot, but I am glad I remembered.

I want to thank ALL the haters who thought going natural was lame. My some of my family members who didn't think going natural was the right thing to do. My friends for motivating me. YouTube for giving me wonderful video so I can experiment with my hair. WATER WATER WATER.... I love you water. You are my everything. Thank you for allowing my hair to be healthy. Last but not least, my wonderful genes!!! Thank you for making my hair soooo damn thick and multi - textured!! I love it!

This is the hairstyle I wore to church. I could have never done that 2 years ago.

I used:
Eco styler gel (Olive oil), Water, Shea Moister: Curling Souffle and a lot of bobby pins.

Side note: I did not CHOP my hair off. I refused to walk around looking like a stud in GA. (The gay capital of the WORLD) I transitioned, by wearing braids my entire senior year. In my opinion transitioning is easier to do. 

Also...... tomorrow is my 20th birthday!!! Super excited, God has been so good to me. I am truly blessed to have seen another year!

I hope you all have a fabulous week! :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

My 1st Nigerian Wedding! Part 1

Last weekend I spent sometime with my best friend and her family. (This is part 1 of my Nigerien experience.) This was the first time I really experienced her culture. After church we had our lunch and I was hoping we would eat some fufu and we did!! I was so excited, I couldn't stop talking about it!!

I hadn't eaten with my hands in a while so this was fun lol The only thing I didn't like about it was the whole swallowing thing. I couldn't do it. So I chewed it. Which was hilarious to them. Well I am American, I wouldn't know any better. They are Igbo (tribe name), so they swallow. I think they said that Yoruba's chew. So I guess I'm a Yoruba (tribe name)!!

That evening we had to attend a wedding rehearsal, because one of her cousins were getting married. At the rehearsal I saw a lady fixing an head wrap on my friends sister head. Which was very interesting, because I thought they bought it that way, and to see it being mad was an eye opener. 


This is my friends sister Joy!!   

This girl thinks she's a model!! She looks fabulous!

My best friend Chioma!

~The Outfits~

Dress: H&M $5.00
Shoes: Ross $16.99

~At the wedding!~

The wedding was super long. There was singing, praying and a sermon. It was a beautiful wedding but I was getting hungry. It was suppose to start at 10:00 but it started at 12:00 and ended around 3:00 or 4:00.

The wedding and the people were amazing. Their outfits were on point! I have to go to the next engagement they have. 
Because the day was super long, I had to make a part 1 and 2!

I will do part 2 real soon. 

Stay Fabulous and embrace your culture!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sun Shine Award!!!

Hello Beauties!! I hope you all are having a great summer so far. Happy JULY!!! I love this month because my birthday is July 17th!! WOOT WOOT

I also so love the weather, but this year Lord have mercy it's hot in the A. It's been over 100 degrees for 3 days!!! I refuse to go out side. So in dedication of the sun, I received the Sun Shine Award from http://crochetdyverse.blogspot.com!! (Check her out!!)

Sun Shine Award Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you!
  2. Answer the 10 questions on your favorite things.
  3. Nominate 10 blogs to receive the Sun Shine Award and let them know they've been nominated.
  1. Favorite animal: Dogs
  2. Favotite number: 7
  3. Favorite nonalcoholic drink: Lemonade from Chic- fil-a. I love the sweet and sour taste!
  4. Facebook or Twitter: Hmmm maybe Facebook, because i keep up with my family and close friends. Everyone doesn't have twitter....
  5. My passion: Helping people. I love seeing people happy and satisfied.
  6. Getting or Giving: Giving... duh!!
  7. Favorite day of the Week. Saturday!!
  8. Favorite flower: Lavender. They smell so good!
  9. Favorite food: I HAVE A LOT!!!! Well I have to say smh CHICKEN!!! I'm addicted... 
  10. Favorite Music: Neo-Soul