Tuesday, July 21, 2015

3C Natural Hair Night Time Routine

Hello all of you beautiful curly-headed beauties.  My routine is constantly changing!  I am still looking for "just the right" nighttime routine.  While viewing different techniques by popular YouTubers I came across the video below.

I liked it, and am going to try it...take a look and see if it interests you!

Thanks for stopping by.  As always, feel free to leave a comment down below.

Happy Curls to you!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

3C Frizz Free Wash And Go Method

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Combatting frizz for 3c coily hair types seem to permeate across the lines of styling, products, and hair routines.  This is an issue that most 3c’s will either be talking about, asking about, or simply have frustrated them.

I will share that the best weapon you have in your arsenal will be how you style your hair and apply your product.  For 3c coily types I suggest the following:

Method:  LOC – (L) Liquid (O) Oil (C) Cream

After co-washing or shampooing your hair we will be using the LOC method.  This method is best done in the shower!

Items you will need:  Leave-In, Oil, and a Cream-based Moisturizer

Section off your hair using duck clips, bobby pins, or some type of clip.

  • Make sure hair is thoroughly, super wet
  • To that section add the Leave-In of your choice
  • Follow this with an application of your favorite oil(s)

Now, here you can do one of two things, according to your own preference.
  1. Apply A Cream-based Moisturizer or
  2. Apply A Moisturizing Gel

Side Bar:
  I have fine 3c hair and layering too much product (depending on what they are) can cause hair to become limp or weighed down.  However, for most 3c/4a types gels do an awesome job in defining your coils. 

I’m one that does not like to apply gel to my hair and I will opt to just add the Cream-based moisturizer instead of the gel.  There are also times that I will apply gel by taking a scoop and placing in my hands and smoothing over each section for additional hold.

The primary objective of this method is this:  When you hair is soaking wet, your coils and curls will be the most defined and frizz-free that they will be.  It is taking the opportunity to  “freeze” the curls with gel to get a defined and frizz-free wash and go.

Think of it as this, when your section is not thoroughly wet , it will already start to frizz up.  So when you apply your gel to the hair you are actually “defining” frizzy hair!

Give this method a try and let me know how it worked for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Curls to You!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Natural Hair Combs for Your Natural

I'm always looking for ways to accent my natural hair and while looking on the internet I came across a company that makes natural hair combs.
The company is named Artist Tree and their website is:  http://www.artistreewoodart.com/wood-gifts.html.  

Artistree Wood Art by Dale Randles

They create gifts out of wood, from shoehorns to wooden vases.  On this occasion my interest was concentrated on the hair comb selections.  Here are a few:

The artist writes about his combs:

Most wooden combs on the market today are cranked out in overseas factories. They are manufactured in huge lots using porous nondescript woods. by contrast, I sculpt each of my combs, painstakingly, one at a time, in my island workshop using only the finest hardwoods. Once a comb has been cut and shaped to my satisfaction, I sand it until each tooth is utterly smooth. My handcrafted hardwood combs will never snag your hair as factory made ones can, and, unlike plastic combs, they will never cause your hair to crackle with static electricity.
Wood-Afro-PickWood-Afro-Pick1Wood-Afro-Pick2I could not resist adding these beautiful hand-carved picks to the collection.

The gleam and subtle grains of the products give each item it's own unique beauty.

ClassicAfroFistHandlebI carved this special cocobolo afro pick with the iconic fist handle for Jada in Raleigh. It is 7.5 inches tall by 3 inches wide. Its longest tine measures 4.5 inches. Order now and I will carve one for you.  Price:  $249
These products are available in six different wood choices.

This 5.5 wood hair Fork start at $29.95 and are available in an assortment of colors!

Hair Sticks

My hair sticks are handcrafted from the most beautiful and durable hardwoods from around the world. I make many of my hair sticks from small branches found in the woods and orchards of the Pacific Northwest island where I make my home. The rest are carved primarily from plantation grown tropical hardwoods. You will find that my serpentine hair sticks' curves guarantee a better hold than the straight, lathe-turned sticks you usually find in stores.
Pacific-Yew-Wood-Hair-Fork-Triangle Hair Stick PairA four inch stick starts at $15.95 an eight inch stick is $24.95
They also offer gift certificates.  So, when you are looking for a special gift for that natural hair woman in your life, this may be a unique and thoughtful gift!

Happy Curls to You!

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Sunday, July 5, 2015