Dollar Stores, Retro Twists and Batman

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Well, that’s a hodge podge, isn’t it? Okay, first and foremost, I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas. Wei and I split the time between my family and his and enjoyed good company, laughter and far too much food! We are truly blessed and this time of year always serves to remind me how much so.

So, in the days leading up to Christmas Day, a few things occurred. I took off from work on Friday and I FINALLY washed my hair!! It had been over three weeks since my last wash and that morni– … ummm … early afternoon, I finally got to it!! I diluted about 1 oz. of Shea Moisture Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo into 5 oz. of water in my dye applicator bottle to shampoo. After cleansing  my scalp and rinsing the shampoo, I applied a ton of Aussie Moist conditioner to my hair in sections (8), braiding each section and squishing the conditioner down and through the twists. I let that sit while I finished my shower routine and then rinsed. I used a Curl Cloth to absorb excess water and finished my session with Kimmaytube leave-in applied to the length of the twists, EVOO to seal and my EO mix applied to my scalp. Ahhhhhhh!!! I felt 5 pounds lighter! My hair is definitely fuzzier for the wash, but it doesn’t bother me overly much.


See that fuzzy “halo?”

After I finished with the hair, Wei and I hit the streets for last minute Christmas shopping! We hot-tailed it to the local strip mall to hit ShopRite for gift cards, TJ Maxx for gifts and Dollar Tree for gift bags, cards and whatever else tickled my fancy! My fancy caught the giggles when it spotted these flowers that would make cute little pieces of Hair Flair!

I’ll attach the flowers to bobby pins or maybe I’ll
sew them onto an elastic headband!

My fancy started laughing a little hysterically when I was on line at the register and glanced back to spot a bendie, animal-print headband/hair scarf a la the one from Target that CurlyNikki posted last week here.

See, I had been … very slightly … bemoaning the fact that I couldn’t try the cute little retro swoop with a French twist updo that Curly Nikki has been rocking with scarf headbands as of late (if you missed it, check her out here). So, I couldn’t resist buying this little do-dad with dreams of styling a TnC into the cute updo. I mean, I knew I’d have to wait to do that, but in the interim, how could I go wrong for $1?!?! Well, on Monday, I thought, “Bump it! Let’s see what kind of swoop bang I can pull off with these puffy twists!”

 

What do you think?!? Not bad, right? Wei wasn’t really feeling it, but I think that, with a little fine-tuning (i.e., adjusting that hump a little further forward), I could really rock this! I’m totally psyched about the little headband find as I think it’s so cute!! I may have to return to Dollar Tree to pick up the other print! It was a little wilder (like, a hot pink animal print if I remember correctly), but for a $1 … again … how can I go wrong?!

Welp, I’ll wrap this up by sharing my favorite Christmas gifts  … and no, they weren’t curl related (though I did get my Terressentials gift certificate … Mudwash, here I come!!).!!

The BatPhone Returns!!!


This right here? This is serious.

Yeah, he knows me so well;)!

K U J I C H A G U L I A !!!
(Self-determination)

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How was your Christmas weekend? Did you debut a new style or rock a classic? What goodies did “Santa” bring you?!?

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  1. Awesome! Lately, I’ve been rocking retro style. The 1940s look with a twist out and updo. I have my local Dollar Tree and I secretly bought hair accessories. This perfect for my thick, kinky hair.

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  2. I got the same headband from my dollar tree! I saw it before the CN post and when she posted it up, I was like yes for once I’m ahead of the game! Lol!!! I love your retro up do. I have yet to try that style.

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  3. Very nice. I too don’t mind the fuzzy halo with my braids. I consider it to be temporary and part of the territory. Okay a $tree run is in the works.

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    • Miche’al … okay, waiting for some pictures showing it off now!!! I know that you can pull off a cute retro style with this and a banana clip!!

      Renee, it seems that these are a few places, so I’m crossing my fingers that you’ll find them out your way too!!

      NerdyCurly, me too!!! I swear, I couldn’t stand animal print when I was a kid. Thought it was so old and fuddy duddy. Now, I LOVE it!! I mostly like leopard print and own several shirts, shoes and dresses with the print now. But, I still stick with the neutral toned prints and haven’t crossed over to the colorful pink and blue varieties. I love wearing my animal prints with reds, greys and camel colors. I think it’s so slick and sophisticated!!

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    • Hi Shanell, I only know of the tutorials on doing this style with loose hair. But, I’m going to try to do a video tutorial for the style with twists. Stay tuned!! Thank you!!

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