Good morning Luvs!
So last night I decided to try out something I haven’t done with my straightened hair, a flexi rid set. Typically I stick with updos when my hair is straight but I thought I’d give it a try.
When I thought about what product I should use to set my hair I wasn’t quite sure what to go with. I was trying to be really careful about not inadvertently changing the texture of my straightened hair back to its curly state by using a product with too much moisture.
I decided to go with the Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Styling Creme. It is obviously Creme based but also on the thicker side so I thought it would be a good choice. I applied the product on each section of hair before installing the rods. I used my usual 7/8″ and 6/8″ diameter and 10″ long rods. I kept the rods in over night.
In the morning I took the rods out and was very pleasantly surprised with the definition. AND my hair was extremely soft!
Next, I separated each curl about three times. I tried not too over separate so that I didn’t create a lot of frizz.
After that I styled my hair by pulling the back up and securing with bobby pins. I love the look of flexi rod curls in my face. Here’s the final look
I’m not sure if these curls will last for the entire day but they sure are beautiful soft and defined now!
Today I’ve got a video tutorial for a twisted updo. This look was the #1 voted style from the week that I wore it.
The prep and style time took me about 7 minutes total!
The product I used to get this original look was from the June curlBOX. It’s the Sacred Tiare Styling Creme. This product was nice and thick and offered great shine. It also helped to control my frizz which helped the style look nice and neat. I didn’t use the product in the re-creation video tutorial as its focused on the methodology of how I achieved the style.
To see how I got the look click here
Some of you know that I received my very first curlBOX this past weekend. I was so excited about this product box subscription! I had been on the list for about a month and was thrilled when I was finally able to purchase it. Find out why in my Unboxing video below.
I am so blessed to say that I celebrated my 33rd birthday this weekend! In the midst of preparing for a big move to Atlanta, Ga my family and friends still managed to make it awesome!
I had lunch with my incredible mom on Friday and partied it up at Blue Martini that night with some of my favorites. It was so much fun! Good thing that it was because the rest of my weekend including my actual birthday on Saturday was spent packing and cleaning my house.
My son and I will be off to Atlanta this weekend to meet up with my husband and move into our new place. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this move! God is doing some incredible things in our lives right now and greatness is coming!
Here’s a look at some pics from my birthday weekend including Friday hair which was prepped with Carol’s Daughter Styling Pudding :o)
So you all know how much I LOVE rocking a fro. Well, today of course is no exception. This curly fro today is giving me so much life! Something about its shape is just amazing.
I think I was able to achieve this look by wearing a chunky twist out yesterday (using Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk) and not doing anything to my hair before bed. I just wore my bonnet as usual. And this morning, applied some Eco Styler Gel and pow! In love!
I hope you all are doing great. Today’s hair is a side flat twist with a low bun. Fairly simple and semi protective. I used my new Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Styling Pudding and a little bit
of Eco Styler Gel. Stay tuned for a review on my new CD products! Here are a few pics. Oh… And make up is from my BH Cosmetics 26 Shadow/Blush pallet. Have an awesome day!
Good morning loves!
I hope you all are doing great and that all of the mommies had a fabulous Mother’s Day. I celebrated all weekend with family but started off with a long overdue trip to Target!
They had some pretty good deals going on but my true purpose for going was to check our the Carol’s Daughter product line that they now carry. Now, I only started off with two products but I can totally see this being trouble for me. I love Carol’s Daughter products and this new level of accessibility is going to give me an even better opportunity to try more products!
To start I picked up the Hair Milk Moisturizer and Styling Pudding. I also picked up a black handbag which I was in desperate need of a super cute wallet and some miscellaneous beauty goodies. All in all, was an awesome weekend. Here are a few pics.
Decided on a high straight ponytail with tucked ends using Cantu Flat Iron Spray and Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk, and a low bun today.
Nothing like the versatility of natural hair!
I absolutely love the bun life. I have a different bun for every day of the week. But this week, I decided to do small twists as my primary protective style.
These twists took me about 4 hours to do. I twisted on co-washed and conditioned hair (Tresemme Flawless Curls and Cantu leave-in). Typically when I do these twists I prefer to use a locking creme like Carol’s Daughter Loc Butter along with my Eco Styler gel. It just so happens that I was out of both of these fabulous products but was still committed to getting the twists done before the week began. I ended up only using Cantu’s Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment, a product I am heavily relying on during my growth challenge. Consequently, because I didn’t use anything to really lock these twists in, I don’t expect them to last very long at all. I’ll be really happy to make it to Friday. Personally, I think that four hours of twisting for 4-5 days of not having to really do anything to my hair is a pretty great trade-off, but that’s just me!
I am moisturizing and sealing my ends at least every other day, if not every day with Bioinfusion Olive Oil Shine Serum and the Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment, Cantu’s Creamy Hair Lotion or Motions Hydrate My Curls Hair Pudding.
That’s about it! Still protective styling and treating my hair for maximum growth! Off to drink two cups of water and take my vitamins. Let me know if you’d like to see a tutorial on these twists. Be you beauties!