Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Picture Perfect Hair (Twists & Twist Outs)

A couple of weeks ago, my SIL (sister-in law) wanted to have pictures taken of our kids (a cousin photo).  Well, for me that meant (3) heads to do in one day (my daughters and my niece).  I decided to do a twist style for my niece and twist-out styles for my daughters'.  Oh and the color scheme was purple instead of going with the typical holiday colors (no offense to anyone).  Unfortunately, I could not find any individual shots of my youngest BG "S" twist-out :( (The busy life of a 2 year old!)

I used Blended Beauty Products for these styles.

I got my inspiration from blogger CHVC Back-to-School Twisted-Updo
My Niece

Inspiration from YT'er SimplYounique -Twist & Curl Perm Rod
After twisting the hair I set the twists on perm-rods and left them in overnight...
BG "M"

Behind the scenes (Photo-op)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Greek Yogurt and Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment

So, its been about 4 weeks since taking down BG "S" locs.  Since then, we have been getting back into the swing of things.  Some products don't work like they use to prior to loc'ing so we've been in a trail period (trying some old products and some new products).

One thing I have been consistent with is Deep Conditioning weekly to get the hair back to a healthier and stronger state.  I have currently been using the Nothing But Intense Healing Masque (review to come), which I like a lot.  This time I decided to try an all natural homemade deep conditioner by way of beauty blogger Coilybella.  You can find the recipe HERE along with the benefits.

Here are some pics of the process


1.  Starting out with the Fage Greek Yogurt
2.  Remaining ingredients added (AVJ, Coconut Oil, EVOO, Honey, ACV, Shea Butter)
3.  After adding the melted Shea Butter to the mix, it solidified (duh) due to the cold temperature of the yogurt and AVJ, so I warmed the bowl up in a pot of hot water
4. The deep treatment after blending and warming


1.  BG "S" hair after applying Deep Conditioning Treatment
2.  BG "S" hair after being left on for an hour with a bag and spandex cap
3.  BG "S" hair after rinsing (yes, it feels exactly how it looks! Like butta...)

Love, love, love it!  The slip was amazing and it allowed me to detangle with ease.  After rinsing her hair, it was amazingly soft ( I couldn't believe it ).  And the hair was so shiny!  On the flip side, it stinks (which is what the ACV and EO is for) and its messy but I can deal with the smell since I always deep condition before washing. And the mess is certainly worth the outcome of how the hair looks and feels along with the benefits of a natural recipe!

Are you willing to try this recipe?  If so, let us know what you think.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Ultimate Natural Hair Bloggers' Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for your naturalista gal pal? Look no further! We've enlisted the help of some of our favorite natural hair bloggers to select their top picks for holiday gifts that are just right for curly queens -- and your budget.

Check out the Essence article HERE and ENJOY! :-)