Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I wanted to take the time out to apologize for there being so many delays with posting on the blog. I value all of my followers and my mission is to give you great content! I am in the process of moving and downsizing. This has taking up all my time and when I'm not packing I'm being a wife, mommy, and student. I will have new and exciting content coming up as I come to a close with my braids!! I can't wait, I have missed my natural hair so much and I can't wait to feel my curls again. Please hang in there with me, I will be posting just not as much! BUT I will be back stronger then ever! Stay Curly!
Posted by Kirstin at 10:22 AM
Sunday, August 22, 2010
In addition to my blog, I am now a writer for Curly Hair Don't Care! How exciting? I will be posting original material for that blog as well as mine. The site launches Sept. 1, 2010 so check us out! I love blogging and am very excited about this new venture!!! Make sure you come and show us some love and keep showing love to Supernaturals!!! Stay CURLY!!!
Posted by Kirstin at 6:53 PM
YES...ladies I promise you I still use water as a moisturizer with my braids, but on my natural hair it's even better!! Water helps the hair stay flexible and helps to eliminate breakage. I would suggest using water to add moisture to your hair every 2-3 days and then sealing it with a good leave in, butter, or oil! Don't make the mistake of using a sealant as a moisturizer. Water or water based products should be used to infuse moisture, THEN use your favorite sealant to lock in the moisture. I like to think of it as "watering the hair", like a plant!! My hair thanks me for it every time! Your goal is to retain hair and using water as a moisturizer, along with protective styling, will help you reach your "Hair Dreams"..happy growing!!!
Posted by Kirstin at 6:18 PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
One of my favorite lines is introducing a new product this September...Jane Carter Solutions will be introducing their first Curl Defining Cream. If you know me, you know that I LOVE this product line. Jane Carter's Solutions products smell amazing and are so clean and moisturizing on the hair. I can only imagine what this new product will do. The web release says it will help define curls, the one product that her line was missing. For the month of August when you place an order on the Jane Carter website you will recieve a free sample of the new product!!!! Visit http://www.janecartersolution.com/haircareguru/?p=977 to find out more information on this new and exciting product.
Posted by Kirstin at 2:23 PM
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The downside to braids is that after a while..you miss running your fingers through your hair...curls..ugh :( I'm missing my hair tonight! But I have appreciated these braids and they will be kept in until Sept. 1. Why then? Well we are in the process of moving and I want to be sure we are in the new house before I release my hair. I have had a ton of new growth which was the reason why I put the braids in...protective styling, plus with being home with the kids for the summer they have served their purpose! How long do you normally keep your braids in?
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Well today I watched a ton of YT videos on The Heutiful Steamer and I must say I'm intrigued. I mean anything that enhances the hair is a friend of mine. PrettyDimples and Taren916 put up reviews within an hour of each other yesterday evening and that got me to thinking and researching. 5 times more moisture to the hair!!!! Again...I'm intrigued. The price isn't bad either which was my initial concern. I may be able to convince hubby to let me shell out $114. It seems like it will pay for itself with a few uses! I might even be able to get rid of some conditioners instead of throwing them away cause I was disappointed at their performance! And then I heard it helps with detangling! Well if that's the case my 7 year old will benefit from it too! Anything that helps our journey is a friend of mine. I'll keep you all posted as to WHEN I make the purchase! Oh Mr. Fedex man!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wowziers....Ummm now let me start by saying Erykah has the right to do WHATEVER she wants with her hair....BUT I have to ask..did she perm her hair??? It looks mighty straight. Awww...she was a hair idol! Don't get me wrong..I'm about to switch up some stuff with my hair, but oh no! I hope my eyes are playing tricks on me.
Monday, August 9, 2010
YES, YES...moisturize your braids as you would your hair. Moisture helps the hair remain pliable and prevents breakage. Breakage is sometimes the downfall of having braids. My routine is very simple. About every two days I get out the water bottle, Jane Carter Leave In Conditioner, and Jane Carter Nourish and Shine Butter and I go to work. I release the braids from any rubberband and allow them to flow freely. I start with the water bottle and I give a good spray all over my head until the dry feeling is gone but not so much that my hair is dripping wet. I shake my hair and then spray my entire head with the leave in conditioner to infuse some much needed nutrients into the braids and freshen them up a bit. Lastly I take a nice helping of the Nourish and Shine butter and go through the braids, greasing my scalp and moisturizing the hair. The butter gives my hair a nice healthy sheen. Every bodies braids and moisture routine is different but this one gives you a good glimpse into what this supernatural does! ~~ Up, up, up and away!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I've been tossing around the notion to coloring my hair for awhile now and I think I'm ready, so ready that I can say it with confidence. Deciding to color your hair should be a decision made with deep thought. There is a possibility of texture change, damage, and just not liking the color you received. To ensure the color is safely applied I have decided to go to a professional. Above is the exact color effects that I'm going for. Taking a first glance of the picture it appears her hair was lifted a few shades brown and then highlights were added. Coloring curly hair can be tricky. I've used box color before and the only thing that got colored were my roots :( Not a good look! The fall is coming, which is my favorite season, and I'm turning 29...its time to add some pizazz to these curls once these braids come out. I'm pretty excited. Don't worry, you all will be on board to enjoy the ride!!!!
Posted by Kirstin at 5:05 PM