Truth be told, my hair hates coconut oil. It works well as a pre-poo, but the buck stops there. It usually makes my hair feel like hay. Yesterday, Hairscapades posted about Coconut Milk as a pre-poo. It sounded like a splendid idea… especially considering it was WASH DAY! In addition, it sounded like it would be phenomenal on my troublesome scalp. Definitely worth a try. I deviated from the mixture suggestions though.
4 tablespoons of coconut milk
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of EVOO
1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
Once I finished mixing it, I randomly poured in more coconut milk. Why not go all out?! LOL. I poured the concoction into an applicator bottle and sectioned my hair in 4. I applied it to my scalp first and massaged it in, then I applied it to the length of my hair. I covered it with a showercap and let it marinate for about an hour.
I loved the mixture, but it was the stickiest thing I’ve ever worked with. The mixture itself was watery, but when it drips on your neck, or arm… or anywhere and dries, it’s just a sticky mess. The next time I do it, I’ll probably forego the honey.
My hair feels amazing. My scalp looks very nourished. I’m considering doing a coconut milk rinse after washing my hair the next time. I froze the remaining coconut milk in an icecube tray for future use as Hairscapades suggests.
Thanks for the suggestion, it’s definitely a keeper… and inexpensive.
Two weeks ago I discovered my curls and I haven’t been able to let them go ever since. I finally tried a wash and go after admiring the Instagrammer @princesslinzz’s curls. She uses Kinky Curly Curling Custard for her curls. I’ve had this product for years. I used it once for a twistout and it had way more hold than I needed, so I tucked it away and haven’t used it since. After seeing Princesslinzz’s hair, I decided to give it a whirl. Love love love it!
I pineapple it at night…
…and I’ve been rocking my curls ever since!
I was originally scared of ssk’s, but only time will tell. My ends feels fine though.
In honor of having my first 1000 followers on Instagram, I decided to do a giveaway to celebrate!
I’m giving away a bag of goodies. It includes, sample hair products, a full sized hair product and also some PartyLite candles that smell good enough to eat! You don’t want to miss this!
Click below to enter! Earn extra entries daily! The giveaway ends this Friday, May 3, 2013!
This past Saturday I went to the WonderCurl Launch Party in Orange, NJ at Meko NY’s Natural Hair Salon.
Me and Meko
There were so many naturals with beautiful hair. There was a demo of one of the new products – Detoxifying Clay Cleanser. We mixed and mingled.
The finished product!
I had the opportunity to meet Ms. WonderCurl herself and she’s a doll! Her hair is even nicer in person. Throw up your WC’s for WonderCurl!
My sis had a perfect puff!
“Respect my Flyness!”
For the event, I had a high textured bun. I used WonderCurl’s Butter Than Love Hair Pudding to moisturize my hair and WonderCurl’s Get Slick Hair Smoothie to create definition in my twists for when I untwisted them.
…and here are the new products! The Detoxifying Clay Cleanser was in the gift bag and I purchased the Restoring Deep Treatment. I can’t wait to try both!
I had a great time. I look forward to the next event.
I was in a fabulous wedding this past weekend in a castle!
I was playing around with styles the week prior to the wedding to see what would work. The bride suggested loose curls, half up/half down or one side pinned up.
I straightened my hair last weekend as practice and I noticed that as time went by, instead of my hair frizzing, it just reverted to the curls from the roller set. That worked!
For the wedding, I started with freshly washed hair. I roller set it and then straightened it a bit more with the curling iron. I was sure to use a lot of heat protectant/straightening serum to ensure that it wouldn’t frizz. The effect of that was looser curls. I applied some WonderCurl Butter Than Love Hair Pudding and did 4 Bantu knots. Two in the front and two in the back. That has proven to be a great moisturizer for my hair. In the morning, I took the Bantu knots down and pinned up one side.
My hair didn’t frizz the whole night. My curls dropped a bit, but I definitely got the desired “loose curl” look.
This was my wedding hair…
I’ve realized over the past week of having straight hair that wrapping my hair at night isn’t best because my ends are still exposed and they dry out. This week, I’ll be bunning or Bantu knotting my hair at night to protect the ends.
Last night I did one tight bun and this is my ponytail today. Love it! I can’t wait until it’s longer.
I ordered a WonderCurl “Good to Go” Sampler pack a while back. I’d venture to say as far back as December 2012. I was so excited to try it, but for some reason when I got it, I was hesitant. I started to think that it would only work well on curly hair, for wash and go’s and those sort of styles and I never wear my hair like that.
Well… let me tell you… I was so wrong! I recently took a mini-vacation to Florida and I didn’t want to check my luggage. I needed to carry products small enough to meet the requirements. I decided on WonderCurl’s Butter than Love Hair Whipped to moisturize my hair and WonderCurl’s Get Set Hair Jelly to lay my edges down and also to add a little hold to the front of my hair, which I wore in a twistout… you’ll see.
I was very pleased with the moisture that the Hair Whipped added to my hair. It also didn’t make my hair curl up, since my hair is blow dried somewhat straight.
I did a twistout for the swoop in the front of my hair and added some Get Set Hair Jelly for a little hold and texture. I also added some to the side to slick down my hair, like gel would. It definitely got the job done. The only thing I don’t like is that the Get Set Hair Jelly makes my hands feel a little sticky after I apply it, but my hair never feels sticky while it’s in.
This past weekend, I straightened my hair. Last night I wanted to moisturize it a bit, so I used some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and WonderCurl’s Butter than Love Hair Pudding. I honestly thought my hair would start to curl up immediately, so I put my scarf on right after. Oddly enough, it didn’t curl up, it just made my hair feel soft and moisturized. You know I love a good moisturizer!
I haven’t found my use for WonderCurl’s Get Slick Hair Smoothie yet. I think it would work well on a wash and go, but I never wear my hair like that. The smell however… to die for! I put a small amount in my hair last week and I literally wanted to smell my hair all day!
I love that the products are aloe based.
I will definitely buy the full size version of these products. Go follow @WonderCurl on Instagram. Her hair is absolutely gorgeous!
Today I completed the Insanity program. I’ve worked extra hard for the past 63 days, with intense workouts 6 days a week. Here are some things I’ve learned about myself along the way.
1. I would never commit to working out 6 days a week for such a long period of time again… unless by some chance I fell into the obesity category. I’m cool with 3 days a week.
2. It takes my body about 2 weeks to get used to a workout. When the intensity changed for month two, it took another 2 weeks to adjust to that.
3. Being successful at Insanity (or anything in life) isn’t as much about strength as it is about commitment. Committing to working out 6 days a week is a serious commitment. There were many times I wanted to quit, but I was determined to finish. Specifically, the first day of month two, I was DONE! If anyone is doing insanity, that is the hardest workout. It gets a little easier from there. I’m thankful for the person who told me the same. That’s what made me keep going.
4. I found myself unenthused during the recovery week between month one and month two, but that quickly became my favorite workout… Core Cardio & Balance.
5. Whatever you think you can’t do, you can do… and then some.
6. I am most proud of the definition in my abs and the v-cut between my deltoid and biceps.
7. Did I lose weight? No. I increased my calorie intake when I started Insanity so that I wouldn’t lose weight. I believe I lost inches here and there, but I’m not consistent with measuring. The mirror was my guide.
Although I would never do Insanity again (maybe after childbirth), I encourage you guys to try something new… step it up a notch… you just might like it.
Here’s my last day of Insanity happy face!