Sunday, September 11, 2011

Project Improvement Cornrow

After a 1 year hiatus on cornrowing, I finally gathered the energy to try again...and I am quite pleased!  Although there is always room for improvement. Here is Baby Girl S at 17 months, I last cornrowed her hair at 7 months. (Check Post Titled: Baby Girl S First Cornrows)

Back View: The nape area of her neck is not from breakage but from growth;
 the hair was always very fine and short.
Top View
Side View
Side View 2

Friday, September 9, 2011

Baby Girl S First Cornrows

Do not attempt to adjust you screen...these are images of what the cornrows actually look like. I didn't do too bad for my first time but I didn't do so great either...

Top View (Baby S at 7 months old)
Back View

Learning to Cornrow

Debra the Cosmetology Mannequin Head

Meet Debra,  my trusty mannequin head.  I ordered this cosmetology mannequin from This is what I turned to in order to teach myself how to cornrow.  I did not want to put my daughters through the pain of having to wear a bad set of cornrows out in public.  Debra has definitely come in handy.  After getting frustrated and finding out I was teaching myself how to cornrow incorrectly, I gave Debra a break.  And then decided, let's try this again.....the right way.  Well, I am proud to announce that I am on the right track.  Perfect Practice makes Perfect!!!  Stay tuned to see how I improve...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Homemade Whipped Hair Butter

Homemade Whipped Hair Butter

This was my first attempt at making a Homemade Whipped Hair Butter.  I absolutely love it, not to mention it is cost effective. It leaves the hair unbelievably soft and manageable.  Not to mention its perfect for dry hair.  I use this as a sealant and a styler.

**I keep all products in the fridge when not being used**

My Whipped Hair Butter Recipe 
8 oz Unrefined Shea Butter 1/2 cup Aloe Vera Juice (optional)
1/2 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 1 tbsp Jojoba Oil 1 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil 1 tbsp Castor Oil 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/8 essential oil for fragrance (optional) drop of honey (optional-acts as humectant)

2013 Update: I use variations of this recipe, I swap oils using only our favorites or currents and sometimes eliminate the use of AVJ/AVG to avoid having to store it in the fridge.

Consistency: Creamy Texture

Texture of Whipped Hair Butter
 after being taken out from the fridge.