Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blown Away....

Hot dryers at even hotter prices.  All come with multiple settings and various attachments to get your do done right.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Get To Know Her : Laura Izibor

 

Laura is a singer, song writer and producer from Dublin, Ireland.   I love everything about her hair.  We need more celebs who are proud to where their natural hair ...in its natural state...on a regular basis...Oprah..hehe

Click the link below to see her video for " From My Heart To Yours ". ...One of my favs.

http://www.lauraizibor.com/videos/ (Official Website)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WC : What is Co-Washing?

In a nutshell co-washing is basically washing your hair with conditioner.  Plain and simple.  The same steps that you take to wash your hair with shampoo, flip it and do the same steps with your conditioner.  Co-washing is one of the best things you can do for your natural hair.  Heck this method works for all hair types.  It allows you to mildly clean your hair without stripping your hair like shampoo would do.  In my experience, co-washing my hair once sometimes twice a week as greatly improved the health and overall look and feel of my hair.  When I first did my BC my hair was very dry and it had a ton of frizz.  And silly me I thought that was how natural hair was supposed to look.  It wasn't until I started doing regular co-washes and decreasing the amount of times I shampooed my hair to only once a month, that my hair began to really accept moisture instead of fighting it.
My Co-Washing Instructions (for those asked for it) :
  • Section the hair in 4 sections (If I'm being lazy I'll just do two big sections...lol)
  • Thoroughly rinse the hair (I usually just stand directly under the shower head as I brush my teeth...Multitasking)
  • Once the hair is soaking wet, quickly and gently finger-comb the hair under running water....One section at a time
  • Turn of the water ...No need to waste uneccesary water
  • Apply conditioner to each section ...Working it through your hair as you would shampoo
  • De-tangle with your denman or wide-toothed comb or just your fingers
  • Rinse
  • All done ...Don't forget to wash your other parts ...HaHa...KKQ made a jokey joke :-)

Below is video of how I co-washed my hair while in braids.  The great thing about when my hair is in braids I can skip the whole de-tangle and section part.  Enjoy :-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hair Progress

Last week I for the "Weekly Counsel" I discussed the benefit of having patience when trying to grow your hair.  Well here's some proof for you guys.  Yesterday I got a little frustrated with my hair and decided to do a wash & go.  Mind you I hadn't done one of these in a very long time but, I was too tired to twist my hair and I didn't want to put it in a bun either.  So I hopped in the shower, finger-combed my hair in 2 big sections (since I thoroughly detangled the day before this was rather easy) under running water, co-washed and left some of the conditioner in my hair then applied some gel on top of that.

When I got out of the shower I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was pleased to see how much my hair has grown.  Its one thing to straighten my hair to show length but to see so much growth while my hair was still very wet is so much better.  My hair is a lot less frizz and I have more definition.

Here's a "Wash and Go" comparison picture.... July 2008 vs. April 2009

My point is, healthy hair equals longer, stronger hair.  Take your time ladies and length will surely come.

Braids comparison picture... September 2008 vs. Feb. 2009

Dry Twists comparson picture... May 2008 vs. March 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pamper Your Scalp...

...It will thank you later.  Here's a few oils that are sure to nourish and protect your scalp.  I apply oil to my scalp every time I shampoo or co-wash and once a week for a relaxing scalp massage.

Jojoba Oil : Conditions your hair and prevents it from being brittle and dull.

Hemp Seed Oil : Considered to be the #1 nutritional oil for health, because it has the highest and most complete profile of essential fatty acids (EFA's, good healthy fats).  A healthy blend of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.

adara Organic Virgin Coconut Oil : Helps to lock in moisture which is essential for healthy hair

Lucia Iraci - Vintage Oil : A high strength repairer for dry or damaged hair to restructure, repair and untangle.  A great mixture of many different essential oils

Rosemary Oil : Regular use of rosemary oil helps in stimulating follicles, as a result of which, hair grow longer and stronger

Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil : Helps prevent split ends and breakage.  Excellent conditioner for natural, pressed relaxed or color treated hair.

Coconut Amla Revitalizing Hair Treatment : Extraordinary Indian oil blend of Coconut, Amla, Henna and Avocado - each vitamin-enriched oil with its own agenda for taking the guesswork out of luscious locks

Nature's Gate Vitamin E Oil : A blend of Vitamin E, Grapeseed and Safflower Oils for their soothing, nourishing antioxidant properties.

Proclaim Natural 7 Olive Oil :  A multi-purpose oil is enriched with olive oil, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil, Sweet almond oil and other natural botanicals.

Birkin Haarwasser Ohne Oil : Hair treatment imported from Germany that helps strengthen the hair follicles.

Amla Hair Oil : Enriches your hair with the natural goodness of Amla, strengthening and giving your hair a natural glossy shine. 

Hot Heels

Victoria's Secret is waaay more than bras and fancy undies, their shoe inventory is off the hook this season.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I got bit by the Twitter bug...YIKES !

 

 Its pretty obvious by the title ... Im On Twitter !!!!! http://twitter.com/KinkyKurlyQueen

After hearing soooo much about it I thought I'd join just to see what all the fuss is about.  So far so good.  As of right now I'm just testing the waters with Twittter. Still tryna figure out what's so great about it.  And I'm starting to feel like I spend way to much time in "cyberspace" as it is. 

Every time I step away something pulls me right back in .. lol.

So do you Twitter?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Flax Seed Hair Gel

I found this recipe on SoapForGoodnessSake.com

Ingredients :

2 Tablespoons of Whole Flax Seeds

1 Cup of Water

Pure Aloe Vera Gel, if desired

Few Drops of Essential Oil for scent (optional)

Instructions :

Bring water to a boil.  Stir the seeds into the water and reduce heat.  Simmer for about 10 minutes**, stirring constantly until a gel-like lotion is formed.  Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth into a small bottle.  Add essential oils and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.  If desired, you can add some pure aloe vera gel for its moisturizing properties.  Fill the bottle with flax seed gel until bottle is about 3/4 full, then fill the to the top with pure aloe vera gel.

This gel will not flake of make the hair hard or crunchy.  Safe to use daily.

**Writer's Note : This seemed to thick to strain easily.  I found it easier to make this recipe using double the water called for, then strain after 10 minutes and return to the pan and simmer until thicker.  Let cool then transfer to a bottle and add the aloe and essential oil.

 My Thoughts : I have never tried this before and this is NOT my recipe, so please keep that in mind when writing your comments. Thanx.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fab Flats Under $50

How can I get my hair to grow?

Today's counsel is dedicated to those who are transitioning or who have recently did the "BIG CHOP".  Many of us when we first decide to go natural really don't understand what exactly we're getting into.  We get so caught up in length that we totally forget about the health of our hair. I get so many emails and comments on both YouTube and Fotki about what products can I recommend to get someones hair to grow longer and faster. 

Well, let me let you guys in on a little secret.....No such product exists.  Trust me if I knew of such a thing my shelf would be fully stocked...at all times...lol. 

The best advice that I can give on achieving whatever your length goals are is to have patience.  Your hair will grow but, you have to be willing to put in the work.  Like....

  • choosing the right products
  • establishing a hair regime that works for YOUR hair and stick to it
  • doing YOUR own research....its YOUR hair not mine

 

After you've been natural for a while, caring for your hair will a piece of cake.  And all of your hard work will pay off big time. 

If any one else has some advice for those who are transitioning and/or newly natural please do so in the comment section below.

And if you have a question that you would like answered in "Weekly Counsel" please send me a private message.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Salon Care Apple Pear Conditioner

I stumbled on this product while trying to find some more info on another conditioner and I thought I'd share my discovery with you.  Where can you find a 128oz. of salon quality conditioner for under 10 bucks? Nowhere, would be the correct answer. Here's a little bit of what the Salon Care company has to say about it....

Salon quality conditioners allow you to get salon results at home. Fortified with natural botanicals and protein, Salon Care Conditioner mends split ends and increases strength of dry, damaged hair. It removes tangles and snarls making combing and styling easier on hair and gentle enough for even color-treated hair. No oily build-up to weigh hair down. Just beautiful, soft hair.

  • Natural botanicals create body and shine
  • Protein adds strength
  • Removes tangles and snarls
  • Mends split ends
  • Safe for color treated hair
  • Leaves no oily build-up or residue

 

Ingredients :

WATER ,BLUE 1 LAKE ,YELLOW 5 ,WATER ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE ,CETYL ALCOHOL ,CITRIC ACID ,DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE ,FRAGRANCE ,HYDROLYZED KERATIN ,DMDM HYDANTOIN ,PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT ,PYRUS COMMUNIS (PEAR) FRUIT EXTRACT ,WATER

I made sure to check out all the ingredients and they all had pretty good ratings.  For more information about each ingredient in this product or any other products you may already have check out Bi-RacialHair.org to view Terri's "Ingredient Dictionary." http://biracialhair.org/Ingredients.aspx

There's also a Honey & Almond  and  Wild Cherry versions of this conditioner.

Have any of you tried these products before?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Naomi ... The GIANT

 

Naomi Campbell is looking "FroTastic" on the May issue of GIANT magazine.  I know for a fact this is not her real hair but, I can still appreciate it all the same.  And looking at this pic right here makes me want to hit the gym ASAP...lol.

To see photos from her gorgeous spread click the link below.

http://giant.blackplanet.com/articles/photos/giant-gallery-naomi-campbell/

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Flat Ironed My Hair

My process in a nutshell:

I deep conditioned my hair using Organic Root Stimulator's Replenishing Conditioner and Suave's Professional Sleek Conditioner Sunday evening.  Late Monday afternoon I rinsed and then shampooed my hair with VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo (good stuff).  Applied a little Kemi Oyl to my scalp and allowed the hair to air dry about 75%, then blow dried it completely dry on low heat.  I flat ironed using my Maxi-glide on level 2 (2 out of 10) and Frizz Ease Thermal Protection as a heat protectant.  I also did a very subtle trim.

Here's a link to my video tutorial....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCzR_lR-SDc

 

 

Delightful Denim

You can't get any more simple than a denim dress.  Add some neutral accesories and subtle touches of gold and you've turned simple, casual into chic and sexy.

Total Cost : $183.00

AGrlCanMac ... Glam Curls Profile

1.Briefly explain your hair routine.

 Hmm... It is always changing! LOL. Let's see: dc once a week, co-wash once a week, acv rinse with every wash, henna gloss once a month, moisturize daily and/or when necessary

2. Have you ever regretted your decision to go natural? If so, why?

 Nopers. The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner!

3. What is the best thing about being natural?

 The versatility, baby. The styling options are limitless! Natural is unique and it's fly.

4. What 3 products can you not live without?

 Aloe vera gel
Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle conditioner
EVOO

5. What 3 products would you never buy again?

 Aubrey Organics B5 Design Gel
Oyin Juices & Berries spray
That's it

6. What makes your curls Glam Curls?

What makes my curls Glam Curls is that they are MINE. My curls are unique to me and my swag. They are coily, spirally, and fly!

**To see more of AGrlCanMac please visit the links below**

http://members.fotki.com/vivacious1083/about/

http://agrlcanmac.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/vivacious1083

Monday, April 6, 2009

Caramel Hair Treatment .. Natural Hair Softener

 This treatment softens and hydrates the driest and the roughest hair textures.  It can also help people who are transitioning to stretch their relaxers for longer periods of time before they Big Chop. And helps those with natural hair by softening the texture for easier de-tangling and manageability.  The results of the caramel treatment are not permanent; they last for up to 4 weeks so should be reapplied monthly for continued benefits. Many report loosening of hair texture as well as less shrinkage after the treatment but this is likely due to the added weight of the product as well as the increased moisture levels in the hair. For this reason, the caramel  treatment is excellent for helping to straightening the natural hair as it takes less heat to get smoother results as well as better moisture retention.

Simple recipe that can be tweaked for your individual hair needs

Honey - 6 tablespoons - An excellent humectant good for moisture

Olive Oil - 6 tablespoons - For lubrication and helps with moisture retention

Bananas - 2-3 overripe and very soft - Good for moisture and some protein benefits as well

Molasses (Treacle) - 3 tablespoons - Another excellent humectant with some protein benefits

Water - 4-6 tablespoons - This is the best natural moisturizer and is used to thin the mixture

Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 tablespoon - For the shine it imparts to the hair

1-4 oz can of Coconut Milk - Promotes hair growth and is a great moisturizer

Cornstarch - For thickening purposes (optional)

Wheat germ oil - For added strength and lubrication (optional)

**I have never tried this treatment before but, I would recommend mixing this in a blender so the mixture has a smoother texture.  If you have done this treatment before please leave a comment, positive or negative, about your experience.**

 

Copa Canary's ...Glam Curls Profile

1.Briefly explain your hair routine.

I cleanse my scalp 1-2 times a week and my hair once a week with shampoo bars.  I follow with deep treatments once every two weeks, and use a regular conditioner otherwise. I moisturize my hair with leave-in creams and conditioners, then seal with oil based products.  I mainly style my hair with moisturizing pomades or natural gels in braid-outs, twists, twist-out, up-dos, and styled wash n go's.

2. Have you ever regretted your decision to go natural? If so, why?

No. There have been times when I wished that I had all the knowledge I needed to find the perfect natural hairstyle for an occasion or to understand everything about my hair. However, I know that those things will come with experience and experimentation.  

3. What is the best thing about being natural?

The best thing for me is having it all.  I can work in unison with my hair’s health, nature, and still wear beautiful hairstyles. I once thought I had to choose one over the other; that I had to work against my hair for it to be stylish and manageable.  I now know that my hair can do what it does naturally, while still shaping into versatile hairstyles where my creativity is the limit.

4. What 3 products can you not live without?

All my hair needs is to be gently cleansed, conditioned, and moisturized.  I could not live without my Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream, my Giovanni 50/50 conditioner, both used as a leave-in, and my Chagrin Valley shampoo bars, which detangle and cleanse without lifting natural hair oils.

5. What 3 products would you never buy again?

I will never repurchase Aubrey Organics White Camellia conditioner, Eco-styler clear gel, and Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey. The oils in the White Camellia frizzed my ends, the plastic and protein in Eco-styler hardened my hair for a week,  and the smell of the Mimosa Hair Honey reminds me of DAX hair grease :-}

6. What makes your curls Glam Curls?

My hair is my canvas. My passion to create styles out of inspiration and work to perfect them, make my curls Glam Curls :}

** To see more of Copa Canary's hair journey click the link below**

http://members.fotki.com/Copa-canary/about/

Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner

For Dry, Brittle Hair

  • Organic Shea Butter & Rosa Mosqueta® Oil Deep-conditions & protects; soften hair texture
  • Organic Aloe replenishes moisture
  • Honeysuckle Oil adds a soft, floral scent

 

Ingredients : Coconut Fatty Acid Cream Base, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Shea Butter, Wheat Germ Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rosa Mosqueta® Rose Hip Seed Oil; Extracts of Fennel, Hops, Balm Mint, Mistletoe, Chamomile, Yarrow, Chrysanthemum, Angelica, Forsythia and Magnolia; Honeysuckle Oil, Carrot Oil, Aubrey’s Preservative (Citrus Seed Extract, Vitamins A, C and E).

My Thoughts : Incredibly moisturizing conditioner that works wonders for natural and color treated hair.  It's thick and creamy with light floral scent.  Even works great for a deep conditioner.  Also this product is 100% natural.

Feminine Casual

Simple casual with sweet feminine charm.  A teal halter dress with a matching sash belt and slight flare is the perfect way to start off the season.  Paired with teal multicolored paisley sandal, woven bag and gold disc earrings this look is definitely a winner.

Total Cost : $173.30

Spring Fever

An easy and casual look for spring.  Nice dark wash denim with a clean white tee and neutral peep-toe sandal.  The orange multi colored scarf and bag can be substituted to whatever your favorite color is to give this simple look a refreshing pop of color.

Total Cost : $158.08

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Avocado & Honey Conditioning Mask

 

Here's a ultra cheap but effective recipe to deep condition your hair that I found on EHow.com

All you'll need is :

1 Ripe Avocado - super rich in natural oils and vitamin E

1/2 Cup of Honey - contains Propolis, which allows it to seal moisture in the hair

And a clean bowl

Step One: Cut the avocado lengthwise and remove the pit with a large knife...Scoop ot the avocado and place in a large bowl....Mash the avocado with a fork until it is all mashed

Step Two: Pour in the 1/2 cup of honey and mix with the avocado...Make sure ingredients are thoroughly mixed together before applying to your hair. (For additional moisture add 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil)

Step Three: Apply evenly to dry hair...I recommend doing this in sections...Cover your head with a plastic cap and wrap a towel around your head and leave on the hair for 10-15 minutes...Doing this will help your scalp and hair retain moisture as well as make it warm to absorb the ingredients better...Rinse hair thoroughly with cold water to seal the cuticle and follow up with a shampoo.

**These ingredients create soft, supple, moisturized hair, use it once a month for regular dry hair or bi-weekly for extremely dry hair.**

 Click the link below for a step by step video on how to make this awesome hair mask

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=850G-wr7xP4

Friday, April 3, 2009

Jaybby04 ... Glam Curls Profile

1.Briefly explain your hair routine.

Every week I spritz diluted vinegar and baking soda on my scalp and rub with my fingertips to cleanse it, I let it sit for about 5 mins and then rinse with cool water then I co-wash with V05 Moisture Milks: Passion Fruit Smoothie with honey and EVOO added and again rinse with cool water leaving a small amount in. Every other week I DC with Coconut Milk with honey and EVOO added and I also rinse it out with cool water while leaving a small amount in. I detangle while rinsing the condish out and also while I’m styling, in both instances I use my hands. I don’t really use combs or brushes with the exception of the rat-tail comb for parting when doing regular sized braids and the brush for the very rare “real” detangle and for puffs. For the most part I always style my hair when it’s wet and I use coconut oil or EVOO and sometimes Shea Butter depending on the season. I try to spritz my hair daily with my moisture mix depending on the style and the weather. When I don’t I just use EVOO or coconut oil.

2. Have you ever regretted your decision to go natural? If so, why?

NEVER! I love my hair to death and I’ll never get a relaxer ever again in life!

3. What is the best thing about being natural?

The self confidence, the freeing feeling it brings, standing out in the crowd, the ease and variety of styles (When I first went natural it gave me the confidence to start styling my own hair. Before going natural I never trusted myself to style it on my own, all I would do was wash, straighten, and put it in a ponytail), and lastly my new found love for hair in general (my mom says I have a hair fetish! Lol!)  To me being natural is the greatest feeling in the world!

4. What 3 products can you not live without?

1. My Moisture Mix Spritz (Contains Water, EVOO, Rosemary Oil, Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Glycerin, and a bit of V05 Condish)
 2.  V05 Moisture Milks: Passion Fruit Smoothie (with Honey and EVOO added)
 3.  Coconut Oil/Coconut Milk

5. What 3 products would you never buy again?

Any product with mineral oil and petroleum in it and also any gel other than Aloe Vera gel and ORS’s Twist and Lock gel (even though I don’t use gel anymore besides for puffs).

6. What makes your curls Glam Curls?

My curls are Glam curls because they never look exactly the same as anyone else’s. There are other girls/women with a similar texture and curl pattern like mine but our hair is unique in the same.

**To see more of Jaybby04's hair journey click the link below**

http://members.fotki.com/JayBby04/about/

 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

KinkyKurlyQueen ... Glam Curls Profile

1.Briefly explain your hair routine.

I try to keep it very simple.  I shampoo my hair once a month with whatever shampoo I have lying around.  I co-wash once a week sometimes twice a week .  I deep condition once a week and I usually leave it on overnight and detangle in the morning.  I try to massage my  scalp every week with either Coconut Oil or EVOO (ex. virgin olive oil).  And lastly I moisturize my hair ( esp. the ends) daily with Pure Unrefined Shea Butter or just spritz it some water mixed with a light conditioner.  I only trim when necessary,  which is not very often.

2. Have you ever regretted your decision to go natural? If so, why?

During my transtion I thought long and hair about my decision to go natural.  I knew going in that it was going to be a learning process but I was ready for it.  And I never looked back.  My hair is the strongest that it has ever been.  And I'm so proud of how far I've come and how much I have learned in the past year.

3. What is the best thing about being natural?

The fact that it is MINE... And that I can have a differently look every week without having to waste money going to a stylists.

4. What 3 products can you not live without?

Coconut Oil

Fantasia Ic Gel (the clear one)

Pantene Hydrating Curls Conditioner

5. What 3 products would you never buy again?

Vo5 Conditioner (any kind)

Samy Instant Recurl Spray

Any product with Mineral Oil in it... My hair hates that stuff.

6. What makes your curls Glam Curls?

Because even if we share the same hair type (4a/3c), use the same products and do the exact same hairstyle our curls and kinks will always be different.  And that's why I love my hair.

**To see more of my hair click the link below**

http://members.fotki.com/kinkykurlyqueen/about 

 

Randerykah3 ... Glam Curls Profile

1.Briefly explain your hair routine.

I wash my hair once a month at the beginning of that month (easier to keep track). I then follow up with using my Aphoogee Keratin 2-Minute Re-Constructor treatment. I detangle and then I use my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In conditioner Repair and coconut oil to style my hair. Either in a twists for an awesome twist out or cornrows for an even cuter braid out. I Co-wash every three to four days. I have started to deep condition my hair now once every week on Mondays. My mix is: My regular conditioner Pantene Prov-V Daily Moisture Renewal, tablespoon of honey, 2 tablespoon of tea tree oil, and coconut oil applied from root to tip on wet hair. I use a heating cap for this process and I leave it on as long as I can. Longest I have left it on was for like 5 hours and the results were great! I trim either every month or every other month when needed.

2. Have you ever regretted your decision to go natural? If so, why?

No I have never regretted. My hair grew back way too fast for me to have changed my mind.

3. What is the best thing about being natural?

When I haven’t done my hair in like four days people still think it looks great. When it is time to redo my hair it doesn’t take long to do. Last and not least, I am totally in control of my hair and I can do whatever I want to it. If I mess it up, I am the one to blame.

4. What 3 products can you not live without?

Coconut Oil

Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner Repair

Aphogee Keratin 2- Minute Re-Constructor

5. What 3 products would you never buy again?

Anything with mineral oil in it or petroleum. Spritz, gel that flasks and leave white crap in your hair.

6. What makes your curls Glam Curls?

My curls are Glam Curls because they are different from the next chic’s and every strand has its own curl pattern and freeness.

**To learn more about Randerykah's hair journey click the link below**

http://members.fotki.com/Randerykah3/about/

http://members.fotki.com/Randerykah2/about/

http://members.fotki.com/Randerykah/about/

 

EbonyPrincessH ... Glam Curls Profile

1.Briefly explain your hair routine.

In a few words, my routine is simple and very minimal.  My fabulous four products of choice are water, TRESemme's Moisture Rich Conditioner, Castor oil and baking soda.

I wash my hair every 3 to 4 days.

For simple co-washing, I use diluted or straight TRESemme's Moisture Rich.

Since my discovery of baking soda, I've incorporated it into my cleansing process.  I add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda to about 20 ounces of warm water.  I saturate my hair with water then apply half of the mixture and allow for it to sit for 5 minutes and scrub with my finger tips.  Then I add the other half of the mixture and rinse.  Next, I condition, detangle, rinse, seal with Castor oil and style.

OR

In an empty bottle, I add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda, about 2-3 inches of conditioner and enough water that its an inch above the conditioner.  Next, I shake to combine the ingredients.  I apply the mixture to my scalp and scrub with my finger tips.  Then I condition, detangle, rinse, seal with Castor oil and style.

2. Have you ever regretted your decision to go natural? If so, why?

For me, there's nothing to regret.  I love styling and the presence of my hair.

3. What is the best thing about being natural?

The styling options and the mere fact that I don't have to depend on a stylist.  I love that even when a style doesn't turn out to my liking, it can be fixed with a few bobby pins.  When all else fails, do a puff.  They are simple elegance.

4. What 3 products can you not live without?

Water

TRESemme Moisture Rich Conditioner

Castor Oil

5. What 3 products would you never buy again?

I haven't experimented with too many products to have three, but I can do without the VO5 conditioners.  the consistency is too thin for my hair.  I found myself using half of the bottle for one wash.  Granted the price is very easy on the pockets, but in the long run I was spending more money.

6. What makes your curls Glam Curls?

Every kink and curl is uniquely my own, which makes them glamorous.

**To learn more about EbonyPrincessH's hair journey click the link below**

http://members.fotki.com/EbonyPrincessH/about/

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Did You Catch It.... The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

 

From BlackFilm.com

Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel series by Alexander McCall Smith, "Detective Agency" chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Singer Jill Scott will take the lead role of Precious Ramotswe in the Botswana-based version of Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling novel, which will be directed and written by Anthony Minghella and co-written by Richard Curtis.

As a child, Precious learns from her father a great love for her country and the skills necessary to make a fine detective. After his death, Precious sets up her agency. It is a risky endeavour but with the help of her quirky secretary, Mma Makutsi (Anika Noni Rose), she soon finds her services much in demand. Precious investigates cases, helps people solve problems in their lives, and soon finds a special friendship blossoming with JLB Matekoni (Lucian Msamati), the highly respectable and slightly shy owner of Tklokweng Road Speedy Motors.

My Thoughts:

I thought the show was great....I was a little skeptical from watching the previews but I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was....The characters are hilarious and the show was so well written...I'll definitely be checking in again.....Sunday nights on HBO.

Check out Jill's fro...I love it !

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