10.29.2013

TREsemme NATURALS NOURISHING MOISTURE CONDITIONER for AFRO NATURAL HAIR | REVIEW

London, UK

It`s been a while since I last wrote a review, so here I am! 
Today I`m gonna talk about TREsemme NATURALS NOURISHING MOISTURE CONDITIONER
If you have natural hair, you probably already heard about this product. I found it last Saturday at Superdrug, but I`m sure that you can found  it also at Boots. I paid it £2.50 for 750ml and I think is a fair price.

As the label says "TREsemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner with certified organic aloe vera and avocado extracts, moisturises your hair for protection against damage and breakage. Our silicone free formula for lightweight conditioning, infuses hair with moisture for hair that`s noticeably more manageable and moisturised. Discover 10x stronger hair after just one use. 
Formulated without parabens and also hypoallergenic, it is suitable for sensitive skin and gentle enough for use on colour treated hair."

It has a light consistency and the smell is fresh but gentle.
I generally apply it on damp hair and leave it on for about 5 minutes while I finger detangle my hair. 
I used it just as a rinse-out and I can tell you that after using it, my hair feels really soft and my curls are super defined!
In conclusion, for me this product deserves an 8.

Have you tried this product before? How did your hair react to it?

10.27.2013

THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

London, UK


Ho'w your day going? Mine is pretty amazing!
I've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!! I have to thank Jen Nurick from The Boon Report for nominating me. I'm enthusiastic and so grateful that my work is appreciated!

This was M.G.’s definition of the award: A mutual admiration society where bloggers recognize their peers for writing quality blogs that touched them in some way. The VBAs honor the blogger rather than specific posts. It’s a chance for bloggers to pat themselves on the back like the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does with the Oscars. Until someone starts giving out Blogscars, the VBAs will have to suffice.

There are 3 rules:

1. Thank the person that nominated you and give them a shout out on your blog with a link to theirs
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself
3. Send on the award to 15 other bloggers whose blog you love and appreciate and then let them know thew won the award.

7 things about me:

1- I have two sisters and one brother 
2- I want everybody to know that natural hair is beautiful NO METTER WHAT
3-  I played volleyball for many years
4- I`m able to complete word search puzzles in few minutes. 
5- I love african print dresses  
6- I love to sing
7- I don`t like coffee 


Here are the nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award:


10.24.2013

VERY EASY DAY-TO-NIGHT HAIRSTYLE for SHORT NATURAL HAIR | CLASSIC STYLE

London, UK

Hello girls! This week  was a little bit stressful for me, but the weekend is finally near so I can't complain!! 

In this post I want to share two looks that are perfect for those of you who still wear TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) and love to rock the afro. I miss my TWA period a little bit, you know? 

Below you`re gonna find two versions for the short hairstyle: the first one for the day and the second one for the night.

DAY LOOK


After I washed my hair, I applied some drops of argan oil, used shea butter and let it dry. When my hair was dry, I parted my hair with a straight side line on the right side.
Easy as that!

For this daily look, I used the Maybelline Foundation Fit me number 355, a neutral lip gloss and just a touch of MUA mascara. The earrings are from Stylize.

NIGHT TIME


For the second look I opted for a pop of colour, so I applied my MUA red lipstick and I showed off my Destiny's gold earrings.

What do you think about this two simple looks? Which one do you prefer?

10.19.2013

SIMPLE SHORT NATURAL HAIR MOHAWK HAIRSTYLE FOR BLACK WOMEN

London, UK

When having short natural hair, you could think that there's not enough hairstyle to try out.
One of the easiest and trendiest hairstyle that I think is perfect for transitioning or short hair is the mohawk. 

As you may know, a mohawk (or mohican haircut) is an hairstyle when you shave your sides and you leave just a strip of hair in the center of the head from the forehead to the nape. 
I very much like to revisit the traditional mohawk and make a curly faux hawk (or frohawk), a really similar mohawk where you don't have to shave your sides and the hair down the center of the head is curly. 

If you want to know how to achieve the curly faux hawk, keep reading!



First thing I washed my hair and braided the sides of my head. 
If you can't do cornrows and still want to achieve the same results, there are two main options: 

1. You can either use bobby pins until the sides are completely flat or 2. you could help yourself with some strong hair gel.



After the cornrows, I did some braided bantu knots on the central part of the head.


This is the braided bantu knot out effect on my dry hair.


And that's the final result! What do you think about it? 
Have a nice weekend!

10.15.2013

HOMEMADE ORGANIC SCRUB RESULTS

London, UK
Hi girls! How is your week going?? 
I'm here with a blanket on my knees, a huge steaming tea, and a Kleenex box next to me. Yes, I have the flu and my head is killing me, but I promised you a post so...here I am!

Today I post the results of using a homemade facial scrub with sugar, honey, and lemon for the past month and a half. I normally use it 2-3 times per week and I normally leave it on the skin for 20-25 minutes. 

In the second picture below you can see that I have fewer pimples, no breakouts, no more oily skin and I'm getting an even skin tone. 

I'm so happy! I'm definitely going to keep using this scrub but from now one just one time a week because I don't want to exfoliate too much my skin.

before

after


What do you think about it? Did you try the homemade scrub? Let me know!

10.11.2013

VEGAN & ORGANIC DIY SUGAR, LEMON & HONEY FACIAL SCRUB

London, UK
How To_Sugar Scrub-6 by debcll, on Flickr

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License  by  debcll 

Today I want to quickly share with you a facial scrub that I tried this morning and I am pretty excited about the results. It's really simple and the only ingredients are sugarlemon and honey. If you remember, I already used lemon and sugar to do a sugar wax, but today I used them in a differently way. 

But why I chose these particular ingredients? 

The small particles of the sugar helps to remove the dead surface skin cells. Honey contains powerful antioxidants with antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help get rid of skin diseases such as pimples and acne. It also moisturises the skin, prevents infections and aging. And lemon? The lemon juice is full of healthy vitamins and contains citric acid. It's going to gentle exfoliate and brighten your skin (let's get rid of the dark upper lip zone once and for all!!), helping also fight wrinkles. 

For my scrub, I just had to use 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice. 
That's it!
I'm gonna use this scrub one day one not and then post the results.

What do you think about it? Let me know!

10.07.2013

HOW TO TIE AN HEAD SCARF FOR NATURAL HAIR - A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

London, UK

Choose an head scarf that is big enough to be folded in half and still wrapped around your head. I used my favourite one (measures are 90x90 cm)


Fold the scarf in a triangle like the picture above.


I already secured my hair in the back with bobby pins and braided the sides, leaving just the upper part out.


Take the scarf, put it in the back of your head, bring it around the front and tie it in the upper part. You can leave the ears in or out: your choice!


If your ends are sticking out, I suggest to stick the ends in the scarf itself in the back to have a cleaner look.


Now we have to adjust the front!

Very simple & quick! Tuck the loose part in the first knot in the top part of your head and it's done!


This is the result! Hope you like it!

10.04.2013

15 MINUTES QUICK & EASY HAIRSTYLE FOR SHORT OR TWA AFRO HAIR

London, UK

Hello, fellow curly girlS! I want to share with you a quick hairstyle for short curly hair like me. 


In this case, I started with a coconut milk mask (that you can read here) and then I washed my hair with shampoo & conditioner as per usual. My hair needed a bit of TLC after few days of dry hair!


To my clean and damp hair, I applied a few drops of argan oil and shea butter to help sealing my bantu knots.


On one side of your head, wrap up the strands of hair and secure the end with bobby pins. You can also go ahead and unravel the bantu knots on the top part of your head.


This is the final result! I hope you like how this hairstyle turns out to be!

10.01.2013

THE 3 SAFEST METHODS TO TRIM NATURAL HAIR AT HOME - NEWLY NATURAL

London, UK


A few days ago I cut my naturally curly afro hair all by myself. I also promised you a follow-up post where I would explain the other methods to cut your hair, so here it is! 

1. TWISTING YOUR HAIR FIRST
The first thing to do is to take a section of hair, brush through it to stretch the hair and twist (or braid) it. 
Keep going until you have nothing but twists all over your head.

Now it is time to cut! 

Take your shear and cut 1/4 or 1/2 inch of hair tips from every twist..et voilĂ ! 
I think this is a time-saving method because it is quick and gets the job done but, on the other side, you are gonna cut damaged and non-damaged hair, so think about it twice if you are really pressed on maintaining your maximum hair length. It is closer to a mini-haircut than trim.

2. "SEARCH & DESTROY" METHOD
This is a popular way of trimming natural curly hair. 

In this case, the positive aspect is that you are striclty going to cut hair that are damaged (i.e. dry, split, "why you do not curl anymore?" ends and knots); the downside is that is gonna take ages for you to finish the job, especially if you have thick hair. A little tip? Make sure to have plenty of time, great lighting in the room and two mirrors if possible (one in front of you and one behind you) so you're not gonna miss anything. 

3. BLOW OUT/ STRETCHED HAIR
This is the best option if you mostly wear your hair straight because you can immediately tell what is the end result that you're gonna wear every day, it's a very uniform cut and you don't have to work around the clock against any shrinkage because your hair are wet (two thumbs up!!).

*BONUS TIPS*
  • Use scissors with the only purpose to cut hair (called hair shears). They could be pretty expensive and it is an investment but the cut is neater and you don't uselessly pull your hair. 
  • Different hair texture react differently to the different methods that I've described. Try both damp and dry haircuts to determine the best option for yourself. 


What is your favourite method to cut hair at home?

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