Friday, December 28, 2012

Winter Hair care

There's nothing like cold weather to wreck havoc on your tresses. The Winter weather dries out the cuticles, causing ends to become harsh and brittle. The best thing to do to during the winter months is moisturize, moisturize and you guessed it moisturize. 
My Hair Texture  may be considered 3C hair was thin around  temple, used Jamaican Black Castor oil to make them grow back in .Jamaican Black Castor oil , 
My hair is natural curly and my hair type is a 3c 4A,Find your hair type or  which tends to get pretty dry in its natural state. I first went natural in 2004, went about a year broke down and started feening for the creamy crack. Then in 08 went back natural, for a couple years, wanted a cut, got a relaxer, not realizing how long my hair was, made the biggest mistake in 2010. The stylist hesitated to cut my hair in oing so cut it 3 x's at once and I had to go to someone else to fix it. I went right back natural. 2010 thru last summer 2011, I was in a Hair Show and got like a 10-15 min stretch, the stylist skipped clipping my end. My hair split from the ends down had to do a big chop. SMH I know.

Renpure Keratin Treatment & clip ins blended ok
So here I am back to natural, I do a 14 day Renpure Keratin once every 2-3 months it straightens, but doesn't last long and roots lift once moisture hits, I am currently looking for a longer lasting one, I 'll post a review as soon as I find one. I usually wear a protective style, such as a sew in, braids or every once in a while a wig. I get easily bored with my hair and weave is easier for me to style. 

My hair is almost back to it's length. I use all or mostly organic natural products on my hair to wash, condition, and moisturize. Chemical and paraben free. some of my styling products contain natural ingredients, but are not 100% natural. 

My Regimen: 
I shampoo bi-weekly I use  Alba Hawaiian Coconut Milk Shampoo. A conditioning paraben/ sulfate free cleanser with lots of moisture.


Condition with Hawaiian Hair Conditioner Coconut Milk Extra Rich 



So here I am back to natural, I do a 14 day Renpure Keratin once every 2-3 months it straightens, but doesn't last long and roots lift once moisture hits, I am currently looking for a longer lasting one, I 'll post a review as soon as I find one. I usually wear a protective style, such as a sew in, braids or every once in a while a wig. I get easily bored with my hair and weave is easier for me to style. 

Conditioning Masque: Once a month I use an organic hair masque from butters-n-bars.com, I use Ayurvedic hair care by adding a paste mix of Amla & Brahmi powder, I put the masque mixture  over the Coconut milk conditioner. Leave on for several hours or overnight. Hair feels like butter baby & curls are poppington. Love It! 
Butters-N-Bars.com
I buy this from whole foods, but u can also purchase off the site

Ayurvedic makes hair grow longer, adds density 
does same as Amla also slows premature graying making hair darker and fuller
Co-wash Every other day with V05 smoothie conditioner, My preference is Cantu Conditioning Shea Butter Cream. I add a squirt of an oil mixture, that I make which consist of organic natural cold pressed oils fill 1/2 bottle of Coconut oil, 1-2 tbsp each of Grapeseed, Hemp Seed, Avocado, tee tree, olive, Jojoba, Kukui,  Argan oils, Aloe vera juice, msm, Jamaican Black Castor oil,& Macadamia nut oil.

I also make a hair cream by blending the above oil mixture, with raw organic Shea, Mango, and Cocoa butters, more aloe vera juice and I add Lavender essential oil and vanilla for scent. Products containing these ingredients will work just as well. 

In addition I use a daily Aloe Vera Spritzer leaves hair super soft and clip ends every 6-8 weeks, wrap hair with satin or silk scarf or bonnet.
I take hair vitamins daily for rapid growth & healthy hair, skin & nails. These are great for all types of hair.
Hairfinity Vitamins

My hair is almost back to it's length. I use all or mostly organic natural products on my hair to wash, condition, and moisturize. Chemical and paraben free. All of my styling products contain natural ingredients, but some are not 100% natural such as when I straighten I use Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine and helps smooth. I'm trying to find other brands that are all natural, and just right for my hair. Overall I love my natural curly hair.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Natural way to whiten teeth!

Everybody wants whiter teeth, Products like Crest white strips do whiten the teeth. I don't have sensitive teeth , but when I use the strips it certainly makes my gums and teeth sensitive for a little while after use. There are several ways to whiten teeth naturally.






Remedy 1:
strawberries
baking soda

mash 1 strawberry in a bowl, add a 1 tsp of baking soda
and brush with the strawberry puree /baking soda mixture

voila whiter teeth


Remedy 2: Oil Pulling (A detox for the Mouth)

1Tb Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (solid at room temp)

swish around in mouth for 10-20 minutes 

rinse with salt water and brush 

A couple days later teeth will be whiter gums and tongue will be pinker. 


Remedy 3: 

Dr Oz Teeth Whitening Remedy Ingredients:


Dr Oz White Teeth Remedy

- Baking Soda (around 1/4 cup of baking soda)
- Lemon Juice (from half of a lemon)

Dr Oz Teeth Whitening Home Remedy Directions:

1.  Squeeze the fresh lemon juice into the baking soda.  Dr Oz did not mention if you could substitute the pre-bottled lemon juice for a fresh lemon, but if someone experiments with this, please share with everyone how it works!
2.  The lemon juice and baking soda solution will bubble.
3.  Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and baking soda solution and apply it to your teeth.  I might even try a qtip to get into some of the nooks and crannies at the top of your teeth.
4.  Let the lemon and baking soda solution sit on your teeth for around a minute.
5.  Brush your teeth to remove the acid, because you do not want to leave the lemon juice and baking soda solution on for too long or it will erode your teeth.




  



Friday, December 7, 2012

Weekender Looks

I've been crazy busy especially on the weekends, doing shows and events. But I finally have a little time to post 'The Weekender Looks'...Starting out with our daytime look... 


Leopard sheer blouse, with lace shoulder detail, sunglasses with gold band, teal jeggings, red pump with silver bands,  black purse with gold studded detail, Pyramid rhinestone earrings, chunky necklace
 
 This next look I can be day or evening depending on where you're going and what you're doing!... gray Vera Wang Leggings, silver rhinestone studs and perforated purse Kohls (link below) Blush colored blouse with spike collar detail, Blush colored shoes with studded detail. (store links below)
 
Party time, Look like a Million Bucks... in this get up! White bodysuit with gold and silver stud detail, dark denim skinny, Gold jacket and accessories...


Where to get these Looks!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

EVE Preggers

Not only is the Pitbull in a skirt looking hotter than ever lately, but Congrats are in order, it appears that Rapper/ Actress Eve and boyfriend, British Race Car Driver Maximillian Cooper are expecting their first child together. Eve recently moved to London to live with her Billionaire Beau and is reportedly a "little over 3 months pregnant". Eve has been consistently releasing new music, appearing on mix tapes, and performing all over the world. I am a long time fan of Eve, and so happy for her. This will be the Billionaires 5th child, Cooper also owns Gum Ball Clothing line. I wish them all the best!

Photo courtesy of Essence.com