Saturday, December 28, 2013

Protective styling: revisiting mini twists!

Hello All!
I've been away for a while, my apologies. I've been using the products I listed in my last post, so that I can get some reviews out to you guys! As of today I am 3 years and 4 months natural. Time is really flying guys. I had a protective style in not to long ago, which was the full sew in with bangs. I took that out and decided to let my hair breathe for a bit, while giving it some much needed TLC. Deep conditioning and a lot of moisturizing!
One of my staple styles is a braid out, and that requires a lot of braiding, rebraiding and handling of the hair.

 To much manipulation can cause damage and split ends! Since I am trying to reach a goal by my 4 year hair anniversary, I wanted to "protect" my hair, while giving it a break from my usual protective style which most times is a weave.
I decided why not revisit mini twists? They are great for all seasons, easy to manage and easy to moisturize. My hair has been stretched for a couple of days now from and old braid out. So I did not wash my hair before putting them in.

I put in the twists by sections. With each section, I sprayed my ends with water, and proceeded to use Darcy Botanicals Avacado and Honey twisting cream. This is a medium to thick consistency. Smells very light, with a faint scent of honey! This was the only product I used, (besides water) to moisturize my ends and keep them from unraveling. 
This Darcy Botanicals product makes my hair very soft, not greasy and it doesn't have a strong scent. I will come back when I take out these twists and give my final review.

From start to finish, it took me about 3 hours to do my entire head. Not to bad, considering I made the twists small to medium sized. 
I forgot how much I loved this style guys. It's so simple and the twists can be styled also! I will TRY to keep these in for at least 2 weeks. I say I will TRY, because my kinky, coily hair tends to matte up if kept in a style for too long, especially if I'm applying water to it. I will moisturize my ends everyday, especially because it is winter time. I will cover my head with a satin bonnet at night to keep the look fresh. 
How do you guys like this style? Check out Darcy botanicals website, she has some awesome products! Stay tuned for more reviews.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Product Reviews Galore!!!!

Hi All! 
Black Friday has come and gone. On that day, my mom (who is also natural) and I decided to indulge in some of the sales that went on from various natural hair care companies. I will be doing reviews on each product after I have had enough time to successfully use all of them. I want to be able to give you the best and most honest reviews possible. Here's a list of the products purchased:
1. Darcy botanicals avocado and honey twisting cream
2. Darcy botanicals Shea butter moisturizing cream
3. Carols daughter monoi shampoo
4. Carols daughter monoi  conditioner
5. Carols daughter monoi hair mask
6. Camille rose aloe whipped butter gel
7. Camille rose fresh care hair smoother
8. Obia naturals twist whip butter
9. Obia naturals curl hydration spray 
10. Alikay naturals lemongrass leave in conditioner
11. Aliyah naturals Shea yogurt moisturizer (sample)
12. Jane carter nourish and shine
13. Jane carter wrap and roll spray

All of these products will be reviewed within the next couple of months. Please bare with me in doing so :-) 
My hair has grown A LOT since I removed my most recent protective style. I will be allowing my hair to breathe for 3-4 weeks and then I will be installing another sew in to carry me through the next 6-8 weeks of winter. 
Thank you for reading my posts! I appreciate all my followers and subscribers. Happy holidays and happy new year to you all!