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Straightened…

28 Jan

Hey beautiful ones! I recently straightened my hair and I am so glad that I did. My hair is very coily and kinky and because of those reasons it makes it hard for me to trim my ends. I decided to straighten my hair on a whim. It was a quick decision, I washed and conditioned and when I was thinking about a style I saw straight hair. I used a ceramic iron and heat protectants. Below I will list some tips that I used to straighten my hair and prevent heat damage.

** Deep condition or treat your hair prior to using heat
** Use heat protectants (I used grape seed oil, coconut oil, Motions Thermal Heatseeker Spray, and IC Fantasia straightening serum)
** I blow dried using the tension method on a medium heat setting
** Work in small sections during the blow drying and flat ironing
** Some chase the hair with a small tooth comb behind the flat iron for a straighter finish, I did not though
** Use a heat setting for your desired look (The higher the heat setting, the straighter the hair)
** I passed the flat iron one time, trimmed the bad ends, and then passed the flat iron 1-2 more times
** Follow up with a deep condition or treatment once you are ready to wash again to help your curls bounce back

I didn't desire bone straight results but I was very please. This was a few days after the flat ironing, m hair was thickening back up

I didn’t desire bone straight results but I was very please. This was a few days after the flat ironing, m hair was thickening back up


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I was pleased with the flat iron results but most of all I was pleased with getting my ends into good shape. I stretched the flat iron results over a few weeks with flat twists and rollers and I did not apply more heat. I watched a lot of YouTube videos on straightening natural hair and I didn’t create any heat damage. Now I think my hair is healthier because I was able to really get a good trim. I trimmed at least an inch or more from my hair. May seem like a lot but STRENGTH BEFORE LENGTH!!





In the last picture you can see “FreeDa” reverting back to her natural ways!
What do you think of using heat? Have you experienced any heat damage?

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Throw It In The Bowl… DIY Deep Conditioner

9 Sep
 

I feel like it has been forever since I did a blog post.  Just call it a little bit of being busy, a lot of being lazy, and just not having the motivation to blog.  My blog is still a baby and when I look at other blogs, I get a little intimidated because I don’t have all of the bells and whistles that other blogs have, frankly because I don’t know how to do all of that stuff. LOL But I digress and I try to look at it this way, although the aesthetics of a blog are important, the content is of a higher importance and if I put out quality material that my readers find helpful and informative then the purpose of my blog has been served.  Sooooo with that being said, let’s THROW IT IN THE BOWL!!!! I love treating my hair but I have not found a deep conditioner that I love.  There are some good ones out there but I just have not stumbled upon those yet so until then I am going to throw it in the bowl!! (Every time I type that I sing it to the tune of the The Dream song, “Throw it in the bag”, SMH, don’t judge me y’all!!) What I threw in the bowl was ingredients that made the best deep conditioner I have used.

$9.99 purchased at Wal-Mart

I purchased the All Natural Deep Conditioner by Eden BodyWorks a while back at Wal-Mart.  I like Eden BodyWorks products but after I used the deep conditioner, I felt like it was good but just needed a little more.  So I decided to add in some oils, conditioner, and honey.  It worked great!! My hair was soft, shiny, and very easy to detangle after using my mixture.  The recipe I used is below but feel free to throw in your own products if all of these are not available to you.

*The products I used minus the Morrocan Argan Oil*
Honey-Food Lion grocery store
Coconut Oil-www.vitacost.com
Macadamia Nut Oil- http://www.amazon.com
Jamaican Black Castor Oil- http://www.amazon.com
Tresemme’ Conditioner- Target

**All Natural Deep Conditioner by Eden BodyWorks (the base) – 1 cup

**Honey, jamaican black castor oil, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil- 1 tablespoon of each

**Tresemme Naturals Conditioner- about 2 tablespoons

**Morrocan Argan Oil – 6 drops (I only used a little because that oil is very concentrated)

I mixed it up, put it in my hair, put on plastic cap, let it sit for about 30 minutes, and rinsed.  The results were great!!  I dare you to try and mix your own or if you have a mixture I would love for you to share!

Thanks for all of the support, comments, and love!!

Until next time,

Be You, Be Beautiful

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