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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jordin Sparks BBMAs 2014 Inspired Hair & Makeup





This is a quick and easy natural protective style based on Jordin Spark's look from the BBMAs 2014.

Products Used

Eyes
UDPP
La Femme Naturalle
MAC Embark
Mac Saddle
MAC Nylon
Urban Decay Perversion
Stila Liquid liner
Loreal Butterfly mascara

Lips
NYX Mauve lip pencil
MAC Creme de' Nude

Face
MUFE HD Foundation
La Femme Peach
MAC Sofet & Gentle

Monday, May 19, 2014

A Subtle Cut Crease - Video




Products Used
Eyes
UDPP
MAC Nanogold
MAC Embark
MAC Blackberry
MAC This & That
MAC Nylon
La Femme Naturelle
Stila Liquid liner
Loreal Butterfly mascara

Lips
MAC Ravishing
MAC Head in the Clouds
MAC Peach Blossom

Face
MUFE HD Foudation
Nars Orgasm
La Femme Dusty Rose

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Quick and Easy Flower Bun - Protective Style - Video





This style is very quick and easy! I love styles like this, that can be worn for a few days. I don't have to worry about my ends or any real stress on my hair. Next time I will be detangling and ponytailing it while still in the shower because my hair does not like it any other way!

Steps

  • Start off with detangled and conditioned hair. 
  • Section off bang area. 
  • Put the rest of hair into a ponytail. 
  • Twist bang area keeping the twist close to the part. 
  • Twist ponytail into several individual twists. 
  • Tuck ends of each twist under and pin to hold in place. 
  • Apply gel and or scarf to keep hair smooth.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Initial Review - Four Seasons Beauty - Aliexpress Hair





These are just my initial thoughts on this hair. I will be continuing to give updates on this hair as I wear it over the next few weeks and hopefully months.

This hair is "Natural Curl Brazilian"

I purchased:
10" lace Closure
3 - 14" Bundles

I will be bleaching the knots on the closure, sealing the wefts, and sewing all the wefts and closure on to a dome cap to make a wig.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Golden Truffle, Purple Lips ft Too Faced Chocolate bar palette - Video




Products Used

Eyes
UDPP
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
MAC This & That
Stila liquid liner
Benefit They're Real mascara

Lips
OCC Rollergirl lip tar
OCC Queen lip tar

Face
MUFE HD foundation
Nars Orgasm

Getting Rid of Split Ends - Video





In this video I chopped off a few inches all over. The back I cut maybe 1-2". In the front I cut closer to 3-6" The front was so uneven and my roots have finally grown in enough to where I can cut my hair down and it is pretty much fully from roots to ends.

My biggest pet peeve with natural hair is thin ends. Thin ends for me only lead to thinner ends and single strand knots. They definitely had to go.

I gave myself lots of layers here and I have to say I am extremely happy with this cut.

Now I shouldn't have anymore issues with split ends for a long time! Awesome!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hair Diary *36* - The Struggle, Protein/Moisture Balance

I roller set my hair a second time a few days ago. Unfortunately I was a little impatient letting it dry, so when I took it out my ends were a little frizzy. Which was fine for me.

I wore it out for 2 days and it just got frizzier and frizzier! I ended up putting it into a ponytail. I didn't really know what I wanted to do with it so I decided to just go ahead and wash it on day 3, which was Monday.

The last time I washed my hair I noticed that I was getting a lot of breakage. I realized 2 things:

  1. I was combing and brushing my hair much rougher than I should be. I need to re-learn to treat my hair like fine silk. Do not pull and rip through the hair at all. Always separate into smaller sections when hitting tangles, and finger detangle first.
  2. My protein, moisture balance was not there just yet. After being in a long term protective style, for me, I have to build my protein and moisture back up.
I had been conditioning and deep conditioning, but I haven't done a hardcore protein treatment like I usually do once I take down my hair.

Sunday, I pre-treated my hair with suave and apogee reconstructor. A few hours later I rinsed that out and towel dried, then I applied my Aphogee 2 step and blow dried a little. 

Finally I sat under the Pibbs for a while to make sure that the middle was dry as well.

Rinsed.

Next step I did a clear rinse. I applied Adore #10 Crystal Clear to towel dried hair, put on a plastic cap and sat under the pibbs for about a half hour so the rinse could penetrate.

Then I decided to go ahead and apply my Lekair conditioner on top of the rinse instead of rinsing it out first. I massaged it in really well and let it sit overnight.

The next day I rinsed everything out, applied some Suave Humectant conditioner and detangled section by section. Rinsed out again and applied more conditioner as a leave in and towel dried.

My curls are really nice and defined compared to how they were before I did this treatment! I love it!

So now I am going to stick to cowashing every 1-2 days and deep conditioning every 3-4 days in order to build my moisture back up. I have the protein there now I just need to work on the moisture.


Oh the things we do to make it to the land of no breakage and long hair...