Tai’s Favorite Oils

If you’re a kinky-curly natural girl like myself, you use a lot of oils. Not only do I use oil in my hair, but I use some oils for moisturizing my skin and for cooking. This past month, I have either purchased or received* some amazing oils to meet all of these needs. Here are some of my favorites and how I use them.  Continue reading “Tai’s Favorite Oils”

Demo: How I Straighten My Natural Kinky, Curly 4A Hair

In this video, I am taming my mane with the assistance of two heat-styling tools I recently purchased. I used the Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip to blow dry and the Hair Art H3000 to flat iron.

 

If you would like to purchase either of the items in the video, please find the purchase links* below:

Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip 

HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening Iron, 1 3/8″ 

Get Out of My Face! Styles to Keep Your Hair Tucked Away in the Heat

I’ve searched the internet for a few tutorials to share with you all. Some of these were requested by my followers, while others were styles I originally promised. Seeing that I have little quiet time to record videos these days (thanks to my baby dog), I decided to curate them. Here are a few updo tutorials that I absolutely love!

This high puff video was originally requested by Mary T.

I recently wore this style, as I often try Tynisha’s easy-peasy styles!

I just thought this style was lovely and romantic!

I tried this one, too! It reminds me of Queen Elsa’s coronation ‘do. Who doesn’t like Frozen?

 

 

Multi-Purposing: Twist-Out Pomade

You ever wondered how natural women figured out which everyday products or tools could be used for hair? I am a witness that it is a result of experimenting. That’s just what I did a few washes ago and found an awesome pomade for my twists, thus resulting in bomb.com twist-outs.

So a while back, I tried my hand at making homemade natural lip balms. Since it’s more of a hobby than side hustle, I have an over abundance of lip balm base. I started thinking of some uses for it, but  most of them were outrageous. Looking at the awesome ingredients, I decided to use it as a pomade for my set of twists.

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The pomade/ lip balm base I used is the Macadamia & Jojoba Lip Balm Base from Rustic Escentuals. When you look at the ingredients, you see why this is awesome: macadamia and jojoba oils, coconut oil for nourishing, and a hint of castor  oil for shine. If you’re wondering, my hair doesn’t feel excessively greasy or sticky because of the beeswax.  In fact, it feels very soft to the touch. As you will see when you order, a little goes a long way.

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Macadamia & Jojoba Lip Balm Base

The first time I tried the pomade, I had freshly washed hair with only tea tree oil and a dime-sized amount of Garnier Fructis Intensely Smooth cream. I towel dried my hair, leaving it mildly damp. After sectioning and before twisting, I coated my fingers with the pomade and twisted.  I let my hair dry overnight in a silk bonnet and wore the twists for a few days. When the twists got a little old, I took them out and had awesome curls! Unfortunately, there’ no proof of that because I didn’t take any pictures. However, I did follow the same routine yesterday and these are the results!

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If you’d like to order, visit the Rustic Escentuals website! For a 16 oz tub like mine, it’ll only cost you $17.95. However, the less expensive  four ounce tub will hold you over a while.

Natural Hair Spotlight: Leneille’s Curls

I’m starting to take full advantage of my circle, when it comes to natural hair support. Since I believe it’s helpful to have examples as you’re going through a new experience, I have decided to share my circle with all of you. Today, I bring you the hair journey of my classmate and fellow social media pro, Leneille Moon.

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Where are you from and what is the natural hair scene like there?

Leneille: I live in Atlanta and the natural scene is just now picking up steam here. There are natural hair salons everywhere!

Why did you decide to go natural?

LM: I became vegan and I thought: If I’m going to be healthier in my diet, why not remove all the chemicals I can out of my environment?

How long did you transition?

LM: I just did the big chop.

How did your family and friends react to your BC?

LM: My husband loves it. However, my caribbean mother thought it was the end of the world because long hair is somewhat a big deal to island people.

What’s your hair texture like?

LM: My hair is soft, thick and curly and requires lots of water and moisture.

What’s your favorite product for your hair?
LM: My favorite product is the Kinky Curly pudding mix.

Leneille is the owner of Moon Social Media, the author of Patty’s Secret: A Tale About Living with Food Allergies, a wife, and a mother of two boys. Follow Leneille on Instagram @juicyveganlife. If you’d like to be featured, contact me.

How To Get Girly Curls

I decided to pull this video of curl options together because….I love curls! They fit my face well–especially when worn with a side part!

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While the curls above were created with a curl wand, I have several options that require no heat. Let me know in the comment section which technique is your favorite.