Get Ready With Me! (Ladies Night Out)

Don’t laugh at my bonnet yall! As you can see, I put that bad boy to use! lol Products used: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Urban Decay Vice Eyeshadow Palette PONDS Dry Skin Cream MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC 45) MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (Medium Deep) MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish (used as highlight) MAC Sweet Satisfaction Eyeshadow (used as highlight on nose) MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast) NARS Casino (Contour) Kiss Lashes (Au Naturale) MAC Lip Pencil (Brick) MAC Lipstick (Ruby Woo) MAC Fix+ *************** Thank you for watching! Please subscribe to my youTube channel! *kisses*

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Beauty, Inside Out

We know that the perfect foundation or runway-ready mascara will improve our looks every time, but how can we get that elusive show-stopping glow sans makeup? It’s all about looking inside. Our appearance is greatly dictated by what is happening inside the body. Everything from how our nails and hair grow, to how our skin looks and feels. However, being healthier doesn’t have to mean overhauling your entire lifestyle. Sometimes all it takes is a few simple changes.

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Hair Density

While hair width measures the width of individual strands of hair, density refers to how closely those strands are packed together on your head. Your hair’s density can also be affected by your hair texture, porosity and width. Knowing your hair density, along with your curl pattern, porosity and width, will help you choose the right products, styles and cuts to maintain the volume of your hair.  

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My Quick Wash&Go (TWA Edition)

I’m now 2 months post big chop and found products that work for me! I must say that I’m loving this journey and I’m noticing growth already! Another thing that I’ve noticed the colder the water when rinsing out my conditioner the better my curls come out. Products in order used: #1  Shea Moisture, Argan & Raw Shea Extra Moisture Conditioner (co-wash) #2  TRESemme Naturals Aloe Vera and Avocado Nourishing Moisture Conditioner (leave-in) #3  Virgin Coconut Oil (oil) #4  Shea Moisture, Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie (cream)  

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HEAT DAMAGE?!?

Here are some tips when recovering from heat damage: Assess the Heat Damage The most important step is to do an initial assessment of the damage.  Are there any straight pieces? Is there a loss of elasticity? Take a look at past pictures and compare your curls. Once looking at pictures, you should be able to determine which sections of your hair has a naturally looser curl pattern vs. hair that is heat damaged. Clarify Your Hair When straightening your hair, you often load your hair with lots of products like blow-dry creams and straightening serums. These products are usually loaded with silcones. It can be difficult to get out with sulfate-free shampoo alone. They may even make your hair look dull and lifeless. To start with a clean state, clarify your hair with your clarifying shampoo of choice or use a clarifying alternative like bentonite clay or apple cider vinegar.  Do Protein Treatments There are lots of protein treatment options on the market.  Aphogee makes both a heavy protein treatment, Aphogee 2-Step Protein Treatment, as well as a milder one Aphogee 2-Minute Reconstructor.  You can also try homemade remedies like egg protein treatments and dark beer rinses. Whatever you […]

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Oils you should Try

Oils are the holy grail of products. They work seamlessly as part of the LOC (liqud, oil, cream) method. You MUST add [insert oil of your choice] into your regimen.  A little side note natural oils are great for your hair. You don’t have to use all oils listed below to reap the benefits.  Choose according to what’s available in your area and your budget.

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Braid Maintenance

    Whether rocking box braids a la “Poetic Justice,” cornrows, micro braids, senegalese,  marley twists, etc. the plaits are more than just pretty — their practical too. You can sweat, swim or do whatever your heart desires without worrying about your curl pattern or weave being compromised. #Winning

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Coconut Oil, Let me Count the Ways

When you think about the health benefits of coconut oil, we’re going to guess that the last thing that comes to mind is rubbing the edible plant grease all over your face, or your arms, or your hair. Well, I swear by this stuff for just about everything!  Although, you can use coconut oil for many reasons, here’s a list of what I personally use coconut oil for:

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Let’s talk Porosity!

Porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. It is affected by the flexible outer hair layer called the cuticle, which determines how easily moisture and oils pass in and out of your hair. For most, porosity is genetic, but it can also be affected by external factors such as exposure, heat treatments and chemical processing. Knowing your hair’s porosity can help you choose the right products to keep your hair well-moisturized, supple, strong and shiny.

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