Typically I’m not big on hair typing, but in certain cases it definitely helps to know more about your hair. Knowing your hair type will help you better understand what kind of styling techniques, hair color, and hair care will work the best for your locks. Check out these guides from Madison Reed for expert tips to make the most of each: [Read more…]
There I said it.
Growing and new things scare the hell out of me!
I’ve failed miserably over the last few years while trying to grow my blog from just some “mommy hobby” into something that I can call a brand…a business!
But I never gave up. Even when the naysayers were like “You should get a real job”.
I’m a creature of habit and I finally realized something had to change and I had to start believing in myself. Screw what others think or if they don’t support me!
When I first went natural 4 years ago I got sucked into all things natural…when it came to my hair. I tried every product none to man and even attempted to make a few of my own. Sometimes you just need to leave well enough alone… LOL
So I decided to try and make my own flax seed gel. #FAIL
The recipe I used was:
1/2c of flax seeds
2 cups of distilled water
*a few drops of essential oil (optional)
Once you boil your mixture, you will start to see the water congeal. After boiling for about 5 minutes, remove the mixture and use a strainer or thin pantyhose. The seeds are really tiny so a colander won’t work and don’t be like me and use tights. (Let’s just say I did a lot of squeezing for a tiny bit of gel!)Then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, mix and you are done! It’s best to refrigerate the mixture and it’s good for about a week. [Read more…]
Coilylocks (now known as Wine’ing Momma) has been around for about 7 years but I didn’t really start to get serious about blogging until 2 years ago. After I attended my first conference, Blogalicious, I was hooked. I was in awe at all of the talented people who I met from literally all over the world. And what was even cooler was meeting some of the people who had become internet friends in real life.
Little did I know that there was an amazing community of bloggers, writers and social influencers right here in Nashville. I’ve had the opportunity to make some new connections with brands and friendships because of this group of local women. [Read more…]