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…]
One of the first things I discovered when I went natural was just how bad using shampoo was for my coils. It’s not that shampooing your hair is the worst thing but those that contain sulfates are what strip your hair of the oils that it actually needs to help keep it healthy. And if you’re like me with purple hair, then those sulfates will not only strip the oils but also the color! Yea…ask me how I know! -_- lol
I recently had a chance to try out LuxeOrganix Cleansing Conditioner Cowash and I LOVED it. Refresh your hair and liberate it from the daily grind of everyday shampooing, while igniting your senses with this gentle, luxurious Refreshing Mint #CoWash Cleansing Conditioner. Enhanced with natural essential oils and botanicals that won’t strip your hair, color or scalp. Designed to protect and preserve your hair’s natural oils, while still gently cleansing and providing your hair with enhanced moisture. Hair styling becomes easier with this premium cowashing treatment. Woman Owned Company, Made in the USA with the highest quality ingredients.
I usually just cowash my hair with regular conditioner so I was pretty excited to try out this conditioner. I recently got a sew-in and it was suggested by my friend Maria to just use conditioner to cleanse the hair. Here’s how I was looking before: [Read more…]
If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I’m team #ShortHairDontCare and part of that is because I have 2 daughters with enough hair for a small village. Thankfully my teenager is at the stage in her life where she is pretty independent and can do her own hair…thank you Sweet Baby Jesus! But my youngest daughter is 6 and if I left it up to her she’d be sporting one ponytail.every.single.day. -_-
Both of my girls came out of the womb looking like they had a lace front wig on. Their hair was so much easier to deal with when they were younger. Now I don’t know about you, but spending an episode of Jessie doing hair is just no fun. Luckily Mo will sit still and isn’t too tender-headed, but I the stress of daily hair styling on her hair (and me) were not healthy. During the summer our go-to hair style is using 8 jumbo braids because we are usually in the pool a lot and it’s easy to co-wash and condition her hair when it’s like that. But now that school has started I didn’t want to send her to school looking hella crazy every day and I SURE AS HECK didn’t want to have to do her hair each morning. I am so not about that life. [Read more…]
For the last year or so I’ve been lusting for some time of change to take Sybil to the next level. After my “Can I make it a year” without cutting my hair challenge I thought getting a new cut would pacify my need for a drastic change. That lasted for a few months before I started scouring Pinterest and Instagram for some inspiration.
Last year I had a wild hair up my butt that I wanted to dye it pink. I wanted to do it in support of my mom having a double mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. That quickly changed when I realized that I might end up looking like chocolate dipped straw with cotton candy on top!
So back to the drawing board I went! Several of my curlfriends on instagram have been sporting purple and blue hair and I just knew that would be perfect for Sybil. I reached out to a stylist I’ve been following for a while via IG and told her that when I was in Orlando, she would have to hook me up. Alana AKA Primadonna_Lana on IG decided purple would be a good choice for me and I’m so glad she picked it!
Now in order to get Sybil to a rich and vibrant purple we first had to lift my brown. Now when I say lift…I mean we had to L I F T it to blonde. WOW is all I can say when I saw my reflection in the mirror. LOL [Read more…]