October 30, 2014

HOTD: My Favorite New Hairstyle…

After experiencing my twist-out flop hairstyle, I needed something to save my hair. While playing in my hair I started to twist and roll and realized this could be a possible hairstyle to save the day.  From an old twist out, I just did a twist on both sides of my hair very loosely and tucked my ends on the inside. To secure the roll better, I used 3 bobbi pins.
Old Flat Twist Out, tuck and roll

October 27, 2014

HOTD: Flat Twist Out Fail…

I have been admiring some gorgeous twist-out on Instagram lately and decided to give it a try.  I carried out my usual wash day but used Fruit of Earth Aloe Vera Gel to help define my twist-out. I started on the right hand side of my head and realized the twist were extremely loose and didn't know how to tighten it. I figured it will turn out as a loose wave and I was fine with that.  Can you believe when I got to the last two twists I figured out how to flat twist tighter.  Since I used gel and my hair was starting to get hard, I didn't bother to re-do all the twist.
Flat Twist Out on Relaxed Hair

October 23, 2014

NEW VIDEO: How I Self Relax My Hair ….

I took the opportunity to record how I self relax my hair, to give you guys a visual of my Relaxer day process is like. Take a look below:
I hope you enjoyed the video.

Be Inspired…

October 20, 2014

My Bridal Make-Up Consultation Recap…

I had a bridal consultation with Renee Ifill from Next 2 Natural in Barbados.  I think consultations are important especially for brides, so you can see potentially see how you would look on your big day. It also helps to tweak any changes that you may notice after the consultation. For example, how long did the makeup last, how fast your face gets oily? All of these can be addressed so you look your absolute best on your wedding day.

I arrived at her studio which was very cozy. Outside was so hot that day that I welcomed the air conditioning in her studio to keep me cool and calm.  I explained to her the things I didn't like and let her work her magic.  I don’t like harsh contour lines on the nose at all. 

Ignore this lip color as I’m definitely not wearing this on our day.  She used this lip color because that day was also our engagement photo shoot so she matched my lippie to my shirt. Isn't it pretty?
Bridal Make-up by Next to Natural

October 16, 2014

My Make-up Looks Recently…

I’ll confess that I only wear full makeup when I’m going out out (if that makes sense).  If I’m going to a casual gathering I may just use my Mac Studio Fix powder, fill in my brows and add a colored lip or nude lip.  Now when I’m getting all dressed up my makeup is on another level. Here’s what my makeup comprises of for a full beat face.
My Makeup Products

October 14, 2014

Co-Wash Day: Flexi- Rods @ 4 Weeks Post

The initial plan was a full wash day which was to comprise of prepooing (pre-shampoo treatment) with a protein conditioner and deep conditioning with a moisturizing conditioner but that didn't happen and opted to co wash instead.
Flexi-rods @ 4weeks post

October 09, 2014

NEW VIDEO: Relaxer Results from September 2014…

I can finally show you guys the results of my relaxer done as a DIY girl @ 16weeks post relaxer. I also dyed my hair Truly Red from Kiss Express Color.
Hope you enjoyed the video.

Be Inspired…

October 01, 2014

Wash Day Post Relaxer…

I haven’t washed my hair in two weeks and my scalp was really feeling disgusted last week since its used to weekly washes.  I’ll admit I did miss washing my hair but time was against me last weekend.
My Washday Products
[1]   Prepooed with Coconut Oil on my scalp and on the length of my hair for 20mins with heat
[2]   Shampooed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo twice to make sure my scalp was thoroughly
       cleaned after applying product to my hair for 2 weeks. Followed up with CON Moisture &
       Shine Shampoo to add back some moisture to my hair.
[3]   Applied Aphogee 2 mins reconstructor to my ends for 2mins and rinsed.
[4]   Deep Conditioned with my Queen Helene Cholesterol mixture for 30mins and rinsed
[5]   Wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 1hour to absorb the excess water.
[6]   Applied my leave-in conditioners of Silk Elements Color Care, my moisturizing cocktail
       and sealed with coconut oil.

I really wanted to try styling my hair different this week but laziness got the better half of me and I ended up air drying my hair.

 [7]   The following day I applied Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my scalp, moisturized with 
         Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter and sealed with coconut oil.
Bunning as my protective style
I’ll be bunning all week long and I just realized how much texture was left at the top of my hair. Its abit too much but I’ll rally on till my next relaxer day and fix it then, instead of doing a corrective relaxer. This wash day was easy breezy and i'm loving bunning without filler.

Do you have a wash day experience to share with us, head over to Saving Our Strands & Justgrowalready to join the link up. See you there!

How was your last wash day & How are you wearing your hair this week?

Be inspired…