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Twists outs are the perfect beginner hairstyle for newly naturals and transitioners

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Natural Hair:Twisted Goddess Protective Hairstyle






Back to Basics

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend about natural hair care. After listening to her long list of questions about how do get my hair to grow faster, how do I get it thicker, what should do I do about styling. I asked her to stop and go back to basics.

I wish I could tell everyone that there is some magical mystery potion that you can use on your hair and poof! Fabulously styled, long natural hair every single day. Sadly this is not the case. Like relaxed hair, natural hair takes work but not a tremendous amount. Simplicity is key. I challenge all of you to go back to basics.

But what does this mean, Monique, you ask?
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It means go back to your very simple regimens that once worked for you. Do you have a shampoo that cleansed and clarified your hair without feeling stripped? Use it. Do you have a conditioner that provided crazy slip for detangling and nutrients for your hair? Use it! No leave-in conditioner? No problem! It's all about what works for YOU.

Products aren't the only factor that determine our hair length and density; genetics plays a huge role in this too. Some people are predisposed to thicker, longer hair whereas others will never see their hair grow past their ears. Nothing is wrong with this. NOTHING! Embrace your uniqueness and play it up.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Curly Twisted Pin-Up | Natural Hair Tutorial

This is an adorable and easy pin-up style to try. Perfect work or a night-out on the town.




Pregnancy Update

My pregnancy has caused me to take a bit of break from blogging but that doesn't mean I haven't been taking care of my hair. As a matter of fact, my hair is looking pretty fabulous these days, if I do say so myself. Thanks pregnancy hormones!

A few of you have inquired about how I'm doing and I appreciate your concern. I'm actually doing really well. We are halfway through this pregnancy and found out the gender of the baby yesterday. I want to shout it from the rooftops but we are keeping it a secret for a few months before spilling the beans. Of course our immediate family and close friends know but that's about it.

I suppose now its time to introduce "the bump".

FYI: I hate bathroom pictures

Other than regular pregnancy aches and pains, I feel great and everything looks good. Baby #2 is doing good and is right on schedule. I look forward to meeting this little person in December. I'll be back soon with some more hair updates but for now I'm caught up in baby bliss.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Product Review: PanteneTruly Natural Deep Conditioner

Ladies, I have discovered the holy grail of hair conditioners for those of us with unruly, thick curls or newly natural. Most of us with natural hair struggle with moisture and I am here to tell you that I have found a conditioner that helps: Pantene's Deep Conditioner. I found this gem on a whim in Wal-mart and decided to give it a try.

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I've used Pantene products in the past and found that they dried my out instead of the opposite so I stayed away from them for about 10 years...until a month ago. I figured a 30 day trial of this would allow me to develop a fair opinion and boy did it.

Not only does it smell wonderful, but detangling is a such a breeze that I can do it with my fingers and nothing else. I usually need to comb detangle as well but not anymore. The consistency is heavy and creamy without feeling too overbearing.

To use it, I apply to my in the shower while dripping wet and work it through each section. Then, I leave it on for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing out. My curls are juicy, moisturized and fabulous. I apply a light leave-in conditioner and twist as usual. Here's a peek at my hair the next day:



I kid you not, I have not seen my hair this moisturized in a long time. Maybe its the pregnancy, or maybe its just that good. Either way, check it out!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Super Lustrous Braid Out Tutorial







Came across this video this morning while searching for styles to wear to a party Saturday night. Her braid out looks awesome!

Easy to Manage Styles

One thing about having natural hair while pregnant is that the last thing you ever feel like doing is your hair. Between the morning sickness and fatigue, sleep takes a priority over your appearance any day. Lately I've been rocking a puff because I don't want to be bothered with my hair but I know that it is in dire need of some TLC which I plan to do this week.

With summer humidity in full effect, I thought I would share some easy-to-manage styles for everyone.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Style Tutorial: Bantu Knots

I was talking to a coworker this morning about bantu knots and she reminded me of a video from one my favorite vloggers. Check out the different ways SimplYounique styles her knots in cute summer-ready styles.


Product Review: Darcy's Botanicals Leave-In Conditioner

Summer is here and in full force and my hair is like "Pause". When the season changes, we need to adjust our hair regimens to accommodate the weather. In the winter I tend to go with heavy creamy products like my beloved whipped pudding by Oyin Handmade. In the summer months when the humidity is off the charts, I prefer to go with leave-in conditioners like those from Darcy's Botanicals.

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Lately Darcy's Botanicals Juicy Peach Leave-In conditioner has been a lifesaver! My curls are moist, juicy and full of shine without feeling weighed down. My hair smells great; just like juicy Georgia peaches straight out of Fort Valley (whatchall know about Fort Valley?!). I am on my 3rd bottle of this stuff can't get enough of it. It's perfect for a wash and go style and light enough for daily usage.

I highly recommend this line if you are looking for a leave-in or daily styling product. Go check the out!