First Time Installing Box Braids

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So I installed box braids for the first time. This was my first time doing a protective style that includes covering my entire hair. I must say it was a long process – I hate it. I hate to sit and have someone in my hair for too long. It made me look more mature – I now looked like a 21 year old than a 16 year old.

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I did this because I recently cut the damaged ends off, therefore I was unable to do my mini twists without them loosing out due to the fact that my ends were blunt.

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Natural Hair 101: The Natural Hair Community Glossary

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So you might have just been joining the natural hair community or your already in it. You might be aware of some of the terms or abbreviations used in and around the natural hair community or you’re not. If so, I would love to give you a run-down of the ones I know. If there’s any I didn’t mention that you are aware of then you can leave them in the comment section below. Let’s get into this.

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Product Review | ORS™ Shealicious™ Moisture Lock

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I’m here with another product review – another deep conditioner. I’ve been wanting to try this product since it was launched by ORS. You guys might be aware of the three new conditioning cocktails they offer. They include the Shealicious Moisture Lock, Shealicious Scalp Relief and Shealicious Shine Booster. Each cocktail comes with the aforementioned natural oils  on the side that you mix with a shea butter conditioner on the other side. The Shealicious Moisture Lock uses tamanu and black current oils, the Shealicious Scalp Relief uses avocado and rosemary oils and the Shealicious Shine Booster uses alma and argan oils. I bought the Shealicious Moisture Lock.

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The Mix for Dry, Damaged Hair

I was fascinated by this because it has a very cute packaging that gives you the feel of making your own little cocktail. I’m a DIY girl, so just imagine own excited I was about making this.

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Twist N’ Curl ft. Shea Moisture

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I know you guys are used to me doing the Twist n’ Curl method (here and here) where I twist the hair then roll 3-5 twists onto a perm rod but this time I did the other method. I realize that the initial method I usually use takes a longer time to dry.

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In addition to that, I used the wonderful Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curling Gel Soufflè to achieve this style.

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Product Review | SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus

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I’m back with another review. Now this is a brand that has been on my wish list ever since I discovered it. I was always drawn to the Coconut & Hibiscus line because I have extremely frizzy hair. I was so excited when I entered PassionMeThis SheaMoisture giveaway. Not to mention, I prayed to God that I won this giveaway and He came through just right. *Thank you God* 🙇🏽🙏🏽 So you know it’s your girl’s first time trying out these products and I was hella excited. I’m sorry, I just can’t contain my excitement.

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These products are sulfate, paraben, phthalates, paraffin, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, synthetic color and DEA free, as well as, there was no animal testing. There are also inclusive of three main ingredients:

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Finger Coils

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I’ve had many failed attempts at finger coiling my hair, for what reason? I don’t know. But I must say I’ve done 90% of my hair in finger coils and they came out perfectly. The front of my hair just doesn’t seem to keep the coils and I will not fight it anymore but keep what it gives me.

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Which is more important – Hair typing? Porosity? or Density?

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Wonder what’s more important when taking care of that beautiful head of hair? Initially, we read about hair typing and thought this was important but then density and porosity came along and now we are confused as to what matters the most.

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… but to understand which is more important it’s fitting that you know what they are.

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Canola

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How are you doing today? I’ve been researching about oils to help in hair growth and I came across canola oil, therefore I began to research about it. Canola is not endorsed in the natural hair community and from my research this seems to be a great oil for your hair.

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Canola seeds are used to produce canola oil since 43% of it is oil. Canola is modified type of rapeseed. It belongs to the mustard family (canola is closely related to Brussels sprout, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage). Cultivation of rapeseed started four thousand years ago. Medical studies in 20th century showed that rapeseed contains erucic acid (chemical substance) that may induce harmful effects in humans when consumed in large quantities. Soon after, scientists created genetically improved, healthier version of rapeseed, named canola. Newly created plant contains minimal amount of erucic acid, it is resistant to herbicides and it can be consumed safely. Thanks to all these features, canola is one of the most important agricultural crops today. [SOURCE]

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Product Review | Double Sheen™ Argan Oil Hair Mayonnaise

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Remember that beautiful head of twists? Don’t? Check it out here. I had those twists in for over a month now but I still washed them every other week. My hair was in dire need of a protein treatment, therefore I went out and got me a hair mayonnaise. This hair mayonnaise:

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This hair mayonnaise promises to repair damaged hair, rejuvenates fragile hair, moisturizes and conditions.

Double Sheen Argan Oil Hair Mayonnaise is enriched with Argan Oil to deeply penetrate the hair and repair damage caused by chemical processing. Designed with botanicals it infuses vitamins and proteins, rejuvenating weak fragile hair by adding moisture and shine. It intensively conditions and strengthens. 

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