We won't preach to the choir here about the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Authors Nuri and Nia, in our hoodies, in solidarity...
After wearing my braids for three months, I decided to take them down because I simply MISSED my hair!
After watching a few You Tube videos, I stumbled upon Mahogany Curls discussing the benefits of the “curly girl method”
I first used John Frieda Frizz Ease Curly Daily Conditioner to detangle hair in the shower. I lost less hair doing this step. Instead of using shampoo I used Aztec Indian Healing Clay.
The clay defined my curls and did great job clearing my scalp.
I used John Frieda Frizz Ease Curly Daily Conditioner along with raw Shea Butter to double strand twist my hair. I decided not to use heat to dry my twists and instead let them air dry over night. Because of previous heat damage, I used the twist and curl method on the front half of my hair. I used flex rods on the ends.
The next morning I simply untwisted and fluffed with and added a lil Raw Shea Butter on the ends for more defined and less crispy curls.
I added two teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for shine. The result was a great ponytail and bang style. I created a fake bang by pinning the bang with bobby pins until I reached the desired length. I also try out a bump instead of the bang. I really liked both styles!
nuri: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=jamaican+mango+and+lime+coiling+cr%C3%A8me+pudding&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=1255687142953477100&sa=X&ei=XClZT8reO-Ld0QGl8KiZDw&ved=0CDcQ8wIwAQflaxseed gel yesterday for my wash and go. The smell is dead on with what I remember. I need to write more about the flaxseed gel after my month of trials, but I did find that it flaked with the Shea moisture smoothie. Not so with this coiling cream. BUT I can't say that it did anything spectacular either. Its shiny and feels good, but I am not blown away like I was with the KMF gel results the first time. But let this post serve to say.... I have my eye on you Jamaican Mango Lime Cactus. I have my EYE on. you.
4:52 PM me: omg i saw it at target last weekendthey also have hair rules now4:53 PM i had to run awaynuri: so i got this stuff last night4:54 PM cuz i dunno why, just cuzso i tried it today just for kicksme: the fate that would have befallen me....nuri: i think i actually like iti co-washed, used a tiny bit of knot today, that stuff and a little eco styler4:55 PM me: what's in it though. they got janky w/ ingredientsnuri: my hair is way softer than usualme: humphnuri: Deionized water, calendula oil, glycerol, soybean oil, sunflower oil, palmorosa oil, babassu oil, glycerin, hydrolyzed keratin, chitosan succinamide, polyquaterium 10, polyquaterium 32, dmdm hydantoin, avocado extract, lemongrass, sweet fennel extract, rosewater, chlorophyll, orange peel extract, sage, hazel nut oil, ginger root extract, fragranceso there's like 2 or 3 things that are questionablecuz i don't know what they are4:56 PM me: not as bad as I woudl have thought thoughthey know we dont play certain ingredients lolthey shoudl revisit their green oil4:57 PM sigh... and that leave in they had....I miss it so5:02 PM nuri: i haven't even seen it on shelvesthe green oil i meani still have some that i hordedme: lol. mine is long gone :-(nuri: but this stuff smells just like thatme: humph5:03 PM damnit target. i have $30 gift cert for there lol
7 minutes5:10 PM nuri: it's still wet, so i can't fully say what I think of itbut i do like the fact that it feels and smells goodand it mixed with gel5:11 PM me: all good thingsplus the nostalgia of them being good before nuri: yup.
She said she is in "Big chop Bliss" now lol. I think she looks beautiful and fresh, and with the little one she can definitely build on her existing skills with her and her daughter. I'm a proud friend!"Stress of locs, constant re-twisiting and product build up from styling."