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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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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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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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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My Wash Day Regimen

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I have finally come up with a wash day regimen that works for my hair. There is no one regimen that works for everyone, therefore, this may not work for you. You can try this method or take from it what you think would work for you.

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My wash day regimen has evolved over the years and I am sticking with this one. I used to deep condition my hair before clarifying or shampooing but now I deep condition after. I also used to apply my deep conditioner to damp hair but it now works best on soaking wet hair.

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I’ve Noticed Softer Hair

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I am one to always wear my hair in mini twists. Here in Jamaica, we call them rope twists. Yesterday, I installed another head of rope twists and I noticed that my hair was as soft as ever than before. I was in awe.

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I washed my hair on Thursday -the whole works of shampoo, deep condition, condition, apply a leave-in and then applied my black castor oil infused with argan oil mixed with coconut oil. This is the process I always used when washing my hair but I tweaked it a little. I wasn’t home by the way when I washed my hair. I was staying at my cousin’s house. Now, at his house he has a water heater.

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DIY Aloe Vera Juice

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*drum roll* I bring to you another DIY. How great is that? Do it yourself and you’re sure to know what’s in it. If you’ve read my What’s In My Spray Bottle? post you would have known that this is my main ingredient for moisturizing my hair. I’m aware of the benefits of Aloe Vera (see them here) and I’ve seen girls using aloe vera juice to moisturize their hair. I could not source aloe vera juice here in Jamaica so I researched how to make my own and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.

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4 Tips to Get the Best out of Your Conditioner

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I know I’ve been away for a while but I’m back. A lot as been happening in my life but I know God is able to work things out. Enough about my days away. Let’s get into our conditioners.

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We all may have used a conditioner that doesn’t get the job done, therefore, it’s now stashed under our cupboard waiting to be revived someday, somehow. Today may be that day. Do you wish it would give you some slip and melt those tangles away or moisturize your hair as needed? How about you try these tips to get the best out of your not-so best conditioner.

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Factual or Mythical Series: Water and Washing of Hair regularly dries out the Hair

That’s a myth. Water is the ultimate moisturizer. Our hair loves water. It’s our hair’s best friend.

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Have you heard about the new trend in the natural hair community? The water-only washing (WOW) method? I’ve never done this method but I’ve watched a video of Naptural85 talking about her experience with this method. This method is quite straightforward. There are many other videos on YouTube that explain this process, as well as show their results with this method.

Regular washing of hair does not dry out the natural oils but instead is a great source of moisture for the hair. It assists with dryness as opposed to promoting it. The issue begins when a sealant, such as a leave-in conditioner or a natural oil is not applied after washing. As a result, the water in the hair evaporates leaving us with dry hair. For textured hair it is recommended that we wash our hair once a week but this WOW method is done every day (can you keep up with that?). Clean hair is healthy hair. Remember: Water is the only true form of moisture, if water is not present, neither is moisture. -Reign Elle

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What’s In My Spray Bottle?

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Back with another post. I can’t believe we’re already in the fourth month of the year. Yaye! to reaching the fourth month of my blog.

Now today we’ll be talking about what I use to moisturize my hair on a daily basis. All natural-haired girls must have a spray bottle in and around their home somewhere that they use to help hydrate their hair but each girl has a different concoction in that bottle. Therefore, today I am going to share with you what’s in my spray bottle.

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The simple concoction in my spray bottle is what I use to moisturize my hair every other day when it’s not in a protective style. In this bottle I store two ingredients:

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DIY ⇒ Shampoo

Hey Queens! I introduce to you this DIY that has worked tremendously for my hair where moisture retention is concerned. Hope you love it and give it a try.

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I discovered this DIY shampoo while researching about low porosity hair. Many LPH girls I watch on YouTube have used this DIY shampoo and have had great reviews. This shampoo is greatly used by LPH girls because it contains baking soda.  Baking soda has so many unique properties, it can also be used occasionally to “clarify” hair and eliminate buildup from commercial shampoos and conditioners. A little experimentation will show whether baking soda works for you as a regular method of hair care or as an occasional treatment.

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