Monday, February 6, 2012

Product Review: Burts Bees Deep Conditioner

Bleh...no like.

My mom bought the Burt's Bees deep conditioner for me for Christmas. It smelled soooooo yummy! But did absolutely nothing for my hair. It practically acted like shampoo because it felt like no moisture was put in my hair... Sigh... Disappointed. :(

I know these last products have been disappointing but at least I'm figuring out what doesn't work!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Product Review: Aussie Shampoo & Conditioner

Oh, how I despise dry, fried, damaged hair. Aussie Moist shampoo was making it worse ladies.

I always wash my hair with shampoo AND conditioner! My hair needs the balance.. For some reason, there wasn't enough balance in the Aussie Moist sh.&co. :( It dried my hair even more!!!  Made it VERY brittle and split ends were running rapid :(

Have you ever felt a little girl's dress up wig? My hair felt like that in the shower as I was putting shampoo in and then conditioner. I noticed it within 3 days. I was broken :( My hair was terrible.

BUT thank goodness, I still have some Garnier Fructic shampoo that I was able to use. I still used the Aussie conditioner and it did give me much needed moisture, but only when it was paired with another conditioner. I still wouldn't recommend using the Aussie conditioner though.

HOWEVER, I do not recommend using Aussie Moist sh.&co. if you need moisture in your hair.. I know how almost all of us straight haired Apostolic-Pentecostal ladies wear our hair... and trust me when I say this, we DEFINITELY need the moisture.

So Aussie Moist shampoo & conditior, you get a *thumbs down* :(

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cheat Sheet for Curls!!!

There's a quicker way to achieve gorgeous curls.

Today, for school, I decided to curl my hair because I wouldn't have much going on during my classes :) or throughout the day. It took me less than an hour (about 7:40 - 8:30) to do my hair! I used a combination of hot sticks and hot rollers. I pulled the bottom portion of my hair into a side ponytail & curled the hair in the ponytail instead of my WHOLE HEAD! Wayyy easier :)


How to:
(I was already taking the curlers out in these pictures, sorry)
Use a variation of hot sticks and hot rollers on the top and side sections of your hair. I would suggest using hot sticks for the hair the IS NOT going to show-for example: the hair in the middle of your head or place it underneath the rollers. I don't like how hot sticks curl my hair anymore but they do give great volume which is the reason why I put them where they are hidden lol.

Start with your hair down and DRY--splash a bit of hairspray onto it to make your hair hold better.

Place the curlers/rollers in the direction you want them to go. For example: I like my hair parted to the left so I place the curlers going to the left (I'll show a video as soon as I can) Then, put the rest of the curlers/hot sticks on the front and side sections of your hair.

DON'T put the curlers on your whole head! This is the cheat sheet version :) lol

After you get to the top of your head and right behind your ears full of curlers, place the remaining hair in a side ponytail. Take the hair from your ponytail and separate it to place the hair into curlers. Your ponytail will turn into a big bun of curlers :) lol




Take out the curlers about 20 minutes later (do some housework, homework, studying etc inbetween these times). Start taking the curled ponytail section first and move your way to the top!

You are going to keep the side ponytail full of curls and just place the curls from the top of your head  onto the curls in the ponytail :)

Cheating has never felt so good.

<3

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Knotted Hair

As you can tell, I learned a lot from the girl doing these videos because I keep posting her vids! Lol Here is the Knotted Hair tutorial that someone asked for :) I learned from this video and it's a really cool look, perfect for casual (and in some cases, semi-dressy) occasions. LOVE IT!

Loopy Sidebun

I know! I know! I'm really sorry! I'll be back to bloggin about hair sooner than later :)

Here's a video on how to do a Loopy Sidebun. This is a beautiful hairstyle for church! Pretty simple :) works on hair that isn't quite as long as hers too :) Try it!! I always love me a cute sidebun. <3

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Apostolic hairstyle-Roll bun

A great video showing how to roll your hair :)

(I apologize for the lack of posts!)

My steps for rolling hair:
1. Put hair into a ponytail around the nape of your neck
2. (She did something different) I section off 5 pieces of hair from the ponytail.
Like a + with an extra piece in the middle
(Top, bottom, left side, right side, middle)
3. I begin rolling the top and secure with two bobby pins-1 on each side.
4. Repeat for the side and bottom rolls.
5. For the middle roll, it's going to be stacked on top in the middle :) for a little volume. You do the same thing like you did with the other rolls.

Wallah! :) You have created a beautiful, simple, and easy hairdo :) perfect for church when you don't have as much time as usual or are stuck in a rut!

Don't forget to finish with a spritz of hairspray and pin down those fly aways :)
 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rock a Braid Out!!

I decided to try to rock a braid out :) I had my Mom french braid my hair!!!

(Mom and Dad)


I found out that when I was little, my Dad would be braid my hair... Interesting? Lol. Back to the braid out..

I had my Mother put two french braids in my hair:
(Dampen your hair a little bit with water and let it dry overnight)
1.Part you hair like normal before you braid.. (My part is on my left side, so when I parted my hair, it went with the right braid. Does that make sense? Lol..)

2.Then you'll part you hair down the middle (that way you will have two distinct french braids)

Like this: :)


At the ends of my hair, I put some leave-in conditioner! By Garnier Fructis:


Sleep in your braids overnight :) and in the morning, finger comb you braids out..
It should look something like this:


You know that middle part you had for the french braids?? It's not supposed to stay parted in the middle :) So when you're done finger combing.. Flip your head upside down and shake your hair!
Spray some Aussie Freeze hairspray for volume! And plump it up :) You'll love the finished product as much as I do..

I have church tonight, so this braid out is going to be in a major updo ;) Perfect!

Hope you like.