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My Go To Protective Style

My Go To Protective Style

 

My favorite go to protective style is so simple: flat twist with bantu knots to make the ends curly. I included a picture below. I like this style because it can be worn anywhere and it’s easy to do. It takes less than an hour to do, and after a day of Chemistry and Calculus… you need the least time constricting hairstyle possible!

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Here are a few pictures of me wearing this style on my campus (AGGIE PRIDE!)

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Do any of you have your favorite protective style that you always go to? If so, share in the comment section below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confessions Of A Product Junkie

Confessions Of A Product Junkie

I don’t have to be a rocket scientist or see constant natural hair memes to realize I’m a product junkie. The photo above (featured image of the post) is a picture of some, I REPEAT SOME, products that I have. I have more than that, but I couldn’t carry all of that to the table LOL.

So, I’ve come up with a few questions for myself about the product addiction I have.

  1. Why do you buy so many products?
  2. How much have you spent on products so far?
  3. How often do you use your products?
  4. Do you have a favorite or your choice of favorites?

 

1. I have so many products because I’m also a shopping addict. I can’t go into a mall without buying something because I feel the need to always buy something! Every time I watch a hair commercial on TV or on YouTube, I want to try the product out and use it for myself, try it on my mom’s hair who is natural as well, or do a product review on it. Also, it seems like a lot to someone, but to me… each product has its own purpose.

2. Honestly, just on 5 bottles of Organix I’ve spent $26. So I know I’ve spent about $250 -$300 on the hair products shown in the picture. The beauty store in Charlotte that I go to, prices their products a little high.

3. Honestly, I only wear my natural hair out about half of the year because summer is CURL SEASON (to me at least lol) and because I enjoy wearing protective styles (wigs) more.

4. My favorite products are Aphogee 2 Minute Protein Reconstructor, Organix Kukui Shampoo, and Pantene Cowash.

 


 

 

 

Photo Source: http://www.letmeletyouknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Product-junkie.jpg

Honey Shampoo: My Experience

Honey Shampoo: My Experience

It seems that every time I get on the internet, after 11 I find the most interesting, most thoughtless topics and I, being outgoing, am impelled to try them. Honey Shampoo sounded so odd to me, I just had to try it!!!


 

Here is an excerpt from the article I read on empoweredsustenance.com

“Ingredients

  • Raw honey (also called “unpasteurized” honey), I recommend this one
  • Filtered water (see Instructions for measurements), I use and recommend this filter
  • A few drops of essential oils, such as carrot seed oil, optional 

Instructions

  1. Make the shampoo “single serving” basis to prevent spoilage. Here’s the basic ratio, but you can adjust it as desired: 1 Tbs. raw honey and 3 Tbs. filtered water. If necessary, slightly heat the mixture over very low heat to help dissolve the honey. Yes, this is really watery… that is how it is supposed to be.
  2. If desired, add a few drops of essential oil. I like adding two drops of lavender essential oils and two drops of carrot seed oil. The essential oils add a light fragrance and also help with any flaky scalp issues. The carrot seed oil (found here) is very nourishing to the hair.
  3. Wet hair, then massage a few tablespoons of the honey shampoo on the scalp. Massage well to distribute over the scalp. Don’t worry about getting the mixture on the ends of the hair, just the scalp area. Rinse well. No need to follow with any conditioner.
  4. If desired, you can follow with a DIY apple cider vinegar rise, recipe and instructions found here.”

To read more of the article, click here


 

 

How to wash your hair with honey

Photo Source: http://empoweredsustenance.com/diy-honey-shampoo/

After following the instructions (adding cocounut oil, olive oil, and castor oil), and a month of washing my hair using this method… I did notice a difference.

I noticed that my hair was much more moisturized than it normally is. I contribute this to the fact that Honey is a humectant and humectants draw moisture from the air and bring it to your hair. Also, since this was not a regular shampoo, I believe that my hair didn’t experience the drying effects of shampoo because the honey shampoo is not a ‘REAL’ shampoo (using the word ‘real’ is tricky).

I didn’t really notice a lot of hair growth using this method, but then again I wasn’t really looking for length changes when I started honey shampooing.

Also, my hair felt oily and greasy. I’m not a natural who wants squeaky clean hair because I actually like the texture of my hair when it has a little oil and product build up (Yes it’s strange, but I like it), but this greasy feeling is like no other. Maybe it was greasy because my hair wasn’t getting cleaned, just kind of rinsed by the honey.

I currently don’t use this method of shampooing my hair anymore because I didn’t like the greasy feeling, plus I’m a Product Junkie in recovery and I want to use the products in my cabinet that I spent my hard earned money on. Also, preparing the mixture in every time I wanted to wash my hair was a challenge because you have to prepare it. In a culture where everything is Instant… I like my INSTANT shampoo.

 

Have you Curlies ever tried a new way of shampooing your hair? If so, share your experience below!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naturalista Crush ••• {BazaarBohemian} •••

Naturalista Crush ••• {BazaarBohemian} •••

Photo Source: Instagram.com/bazaarbohemian

Recently, while on Instagram I fell into absolute {LOVE} with this amazing {PRINTED} beauty: BazaarBohemian

I don’t even know where this infatuation with her Instagram page began. If anyone knows me personally, they know that I love patterns and prints with bold colors. I figured I could let you guys in on a world of pure amazingness {Yes, I made my own word}…

 

 

 

Photo Source: Instagram.com/bazaarbohemian

 

"Even

All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,”You owe me.”Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It light the whole sky.
#SunSalutations #Bohemia #ForeverACaliBaby” http://thebazaarbohemian.tumblr.com/ 

 

 

A close-up of the •{Raja}• Tote that will be available early Fall!!! Me and @alldaedae have hand selected every single •{Piece}• that we’re putting in the collection!!! Since you can’t always hop on a flight to •{India}• like Dae did #LowKeyHaten This is the next best thing!!! For Pre Order info email us at PrintedPatternPeople@outlook.com #LimitedQuantities #CapsuleCollection #PrintedPatternPeople #GlobalGoods

Photo Source: http://thebazaarbohemian.tumblr.com/

I could never Thank the •{Universe}• enough for blessing me with such an Amazing •{Lover}•… @bigbush2828 ran all over the •{World} with @julianaluna and I for @projecttribe…To say you are •{Supportive}• doesn’t even begin to describe your commitment…You watched over our •{Crazy}• asses and that’s not an easy job…You truly •{Believe}• in the work we are doing and I will never take that for granted…{Now I’m forced to learn a couple more tricks}  Cheers to not only being the Lover and •{Protector}• of our Nomadic Spirits…but to being my Soul •{Mate}• #LoversForLife #TheOnlyBushIKnow #GetIt #SuperInappropriate #IHaveToWorkOnThat #SaintAugustine (at St. Augustine Downtown District, Florida)                                                                                   photo source: tumblr

 

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Natural Men On Social Media

Natural Men On Social Media

So I’ve compiled a list of natural haired men that I’ve seen lately on Instagram since I noticed that I don’t do a lot of posts that cater to the natural haired male. Check these natural men rocking their natural kinks, coils, curls, and waves on Instagram using their username (letters in bold).

 

 

 

 

 

 


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curlytheprince

 

 


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wehaterahmar


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walteryoung


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la_davis


 

 

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He has an Instagram I believe, but I found his picture on unconditionedroots


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shamoyy


 

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mr.glenn


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afroasmen


 

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ashermitchel


 

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fernandoisloved


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jesseboykins3rd

 


 

All images are from each individuals Instagram page.

Are you a natural haired man in college that wants to be feautured on our Instagram page? Just use the hashtag #CurlyInCollege and you’re set to go!