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Guest Blogger on Carol’s Daughter Transitioning Movement

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When I went natural all those many years ago, the first product line that I used that was specifically created for natural black hair was Carol’s Daughter. The Tui Hair Smoothie, Healthy Hair Butter, and Mimosa Hair Honey were HOLY GRAILS in my book!! So, imagine how siced I was when I was given the opportunity to be a guest blogger on TransitioningMovement.com, the blog of Carol’s Daughter!! And, now, my first guest post has been published!! Read the full article here: Three Steps to Maximum Length Retention!

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A Flat Twist-Out to Envy

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via Curls2Envy

Hello Ladies. I received my B.A.S.K. Palm Tapioca Deluxe Hair Cream earlier this week from the swap board on NaturallyCurly.com.

I was super anxious to try it out for some twists. This in not a review for the Palm Tapioca (one will come at a later date once I’ve played with it some more).

Products used for this look:

B.A.S.K. Palm Tapioca

Raw african shea butter

Shea Moisture Sheabutter Leave-in

Original Moxie Hair Bling

First I washed and detangled my hair. I moisturized my hair with the B.A.S.K. Palm Tapioca. I then put my hair in 8 fat twists to air dry.

I waited for my hair to be 70% dry before taking the fat twists down so I can put the flat twists in.

I put in 12 flat twists in total: 3 in the front, 2 above each ear and 5 in the back.

I rewet my ends and sealed with some african shea butter.


Look how plump & shiny they are!

I left my twist in for a total of 4 days.

Every other night I moisturized the twist with water and Shea Moisture’s Shea Butter Leave-in and tied down with a satin scarf.

How I wore my hair on Tuesday for school

To take down the twists, I took a pea size amount of the Original Moxie Hair Bling and spread it in my hands first, then all over the twists to prevent frizz during the take down.


Not fluffed yet

I carefully fluffed and picked out the roots with a comb.

The end results are …. drum roll please …

I love it!

What I would’ve done different is:

1. Next time I will make sure to seal in the B.A.S.K. with a butter/oil.

2. Make sure that the part in the back for the twists is not directly in the middle. ( I have a cowlick right in the middle so a part right on it makes it look like a bald spot)

3. Not wait so long to take the twists down … maybe 2-3 days max.

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Once again, I’m reminded that I need to figure out how to two-strand flat twist!! Beautiful!

Do you get good results with two-strand flat twists and twist-outs? 

What’s in YOUR Cabinets? Confessions of a PJ

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So, if you remember my PJ Stash posts (Part I and II), you may recall that I suggested that, “What’s in YOUR Cabinets?” might become a feature. I figured it might be fun for us to share our stashes. And, you know, admitting you have a problem is the first step. So, that being said, here’s a glimpse into M’s stash!

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by M of Hair and Other Stuff

I confess, I’m a PJ (Product junkie)! Most of my girlfriends and ALL of mycurlfriends know this. It’s a shame. I’m actually doing a lot better than I was, but it still flares up from time to time. Right now, I’m having a mild flare up. Here are some products that are on my list for purchasing soon:

I’m sure I’m forgetting something. My list is never this small! I’ve spent a small fortune on hair products. 😕

A small sample of products from my product swap. SMH!

Products I’m using and loving right now:

Products that will be back in rotation, once I restock:

  • Oyin Shine and Define
  • Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner
  • Curls Souffle

The jury is still out on my Terresentials Mud Wash. I REALLY want to love this! In part, because it works so well for Naptural 85 (I heart Whitney! :-)) and partly because it’s organic with all good ingredients. I have to figure out why it’s not working for me :-(.

What are your faves? Are there any you would suggest I put in my rotation? 🙂

In 2012, I want to drastically cut the money I spend on hair products. I’m on the prowl for the least expensive, most natural products that work … wish me luck!

… SN – Can we talk about what is going on with my hair for a minute? Ummmm, yeah … no words, side eye …


~M

Be on Hairscapades

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Would you like to be featured on Hairscapades?!? Then, why not submit one of the following … or all of them for that matter?

  • TUTORIALS – Love ‘em, want ‘em, need ‘em. If you are an aspiring, amateur hair stylist with great hair and greater styles, please share!! I’d especially love some tutorials for short and medium length hair as I often get those requests, but cannot accommodate them myself. Or, maybe you have a great DIY item or homemade recipe or remedy! Send me a bulleted picture tutorial or a YouTube video of your fabulous style, project or recipe for inclusion in the “Library!” Please use the subject, “Tutorial.”
  • REVIEWS – Did you try an amazing, lackluster or absolutely horrendous product, tool or accessory recently? Do you have a holy grail product that just doesn’t get enough shine? Then send your in your Rant or Rave (include the ingredients list for product reviews, please!)! Video reviews are very welcome as well! Please use the subject, “Review.”
  • HAIRSTORIES – Again, I still have two of these to post, but the coffers are starting to get low! So, if you haven’t sent in your story yet, now is the time! Click the hyperlink for the HairStories page and links to Big Chop, Transition, Henna & Me, Hair Crush and My Albatross interview questions! Then, tell us your story! Please use the subject, “HairStory.”
  • NATURALS AROUND THE WORLD (NEW FEATURE!!!) – I want to profile the stories of naturals or those transitioning to natural in the international community. I think that it would be very interesting to learn about the different experiences and various perspectives across the diaspora and in the homeland. How are our stories the same and what are the commonalities? How are they different and distinct? A HairStory can be used as the platform, but I wanted to break-out this topic to bring more attention to it and solicit these stories specifically. My goal is to present a more diverse perspective on Hairscapades. So, if you have one, please send your story, thoughts and insights with the subject, “Around the World.”
  • GUEST BLOGGERS – If you maintain your own blog and would like to share a post on Hairscapades, send the article, a link to your blog and a pic of yourself. If you don’t maintain a blog, but would like to submit an idea, send me a proposal. Please use the subject, “Guest Blog.”
  • GOT SKILLS? QUESTIONS – This is a category under our Grow Out Challenge (GOC) that was created to answer pressing questions from you guys! I will try to answer as best as I can. However, this question is really for all of the readers. So, send me your most burning question! Please use the subject, “Got Skills?” (Are you sensing a pattern yet? ;).

So that’s it ladies!! E-mail your Style Tutorials, Reviews, HairStories, Around the World, Guest Blogs and/or Got Skills? submissions to hairscapades@gmail.com (don’t forget to include pictures for non-video posts!!).