As a curly girl I’ve found a good combination of products that seem to meet my needs. I typically the OGX brand (coconut milk, coconut water) and Silk Elements for heat protectant and what not. I’m pretty comfortable with my routine and all the products. I started hearing about another set of products and decided to look it up.
DevaCurl is now on the top of my list to try my very next wash day. From what I’ve seen the brand does an extremely good job with their products. I hear that the products are good for those of us with natural curls. It keeps our hair fresh, moisturized and easy to maintain. I’ve also seen that there’s a large product line. All hair types can benefit from the DevaCurl brand.
So look for an upcoming review on the DevaCurl brand!
It’s limited edition online at Sephora!!!!
Since I’ve started going to my stylist Tea this summer I’ve always wanted to know her method to keeping my edges laid. Edges are of the upmost importance to me but sometimes they just won’t stay. It irritates my whole soul and I just give up on my look for that day. Well I started paying more attention while she was doing my hair and this stick thing caught my attention. Everytime she would finish my hair she would use this stick and slick back my edges and lay down my hair at the top. Wanting to know more I googled and came across the answer to my question. Tancho Tique Stick, now I’m not sure if it’s the same brand my stylist uses but it handles the job all the same.
I’ve tried all types of edge controls and they never seem to work when I need them the most. The best one besides the Tancho Tique Stick is the Jireh Edge Control.
Anyway, I love this product because you only need a little slab on both sides and it lasts you for days, especially if you keep your hair wrapped up. This product is truly a God send. When I use this my edges don’t curl up like they usually do after I apply edge control or when it gets hot and I sweat.
Moral of the story I support this product. If you’re looking to invest in an inexpensive product that keeps your hair exactly how you want it, I recommend this for you.
Good Afternoon Lovelies,
Today I have a favor to ask of you. I want to know if a professional service dedicated to all things natural (products, styling, education) would be worth an investment.
Here’s the concept:
The idea behind this concept stems from the rising natural hair movement in the African American community. The Natural Hair Bar will educate and preform the maintenance, health and growth of natural hair. The products and services available will include: protective styling (braiding/weaves/wigs/etc.), protective styling tools (diffuser, etc.), imported hair, natural hair products (Jireh/Miss Jessies/Coconut Oil/etc.), Barbie dolls, flatirons, flexi-rods and stretching plates. Partnerships with natural hair brands will be important as well as securing 100% remy, human hair imports. There will also be certified natural hair stylist and education persons to ensure the highest quality for clients. The Natural Hair Bar will be an upscale environment inclusive for women and men.
After reading this, what do you think? Would you enjoy something like this? Would you pay for it? How much?
Let me know, the good and especially THE BAD! Comment, comment, comment!
Over the summer, I did a little bit of experimenting. I got my first frontal! Being that this was a momentous occasion that deserved and required nothing but the best I had to get a stylist. Hair is very important to me. In my opinion it makes or breaks vision on any given day. Also, I never let other people touch my hair, except for my sister (i.e. the person responsible for my custom colors) and the lovely Ms. Tina. With that being said, the hunt was on to find a stylist.
I believe the secret to successful hair is the right stylist (or at least a guiding hand). Don’t flake on me and stop reading cause I said you need a stylist. In all actuality you don’t need a stylist but sometimes an expert opinion can be helpful even for the best do-it-yourselfers.
Trust me! I speak from experience. Your stylist is the person that’ll hit you with that reality check (ex. “cut them ends”). A stylist isn’t there to scam money out of you or to hurt you in any way. You have to think of a stylist like your annual check up at the dentist. It’s your job to take care of your teeth but the dentists job to tell you you’re on the right track. The same goes for a stylist. They lay the ground work and you keep it going for the next three months.
Anyway, back to me so thanks to the lovely StyleSeat I was able to find my stylist with no hassle at all. When I tell you that Tea is heaven sent, I mean it! Y’all know all the black hair salon clichés, late, talking, ninety-nine kids running around, your hair is never dry, you don’t leave till forty-eight hours later etc. There is absolutely none of that with Tea. You have the salon and the chair all to yourself. But that’s just icing on the cake, I found a stylist wth knowledge and skill. The experience was cenetered around healthy, growing hair from the products used to how she layed the braids and the frontal. Appointments every two weeks are insisted upon espeacially with a frontal not only to ensure that your hair slays but also for the care of your real hair, mainly those edges.
The tricky part about a stylist is finding one that has your best interest at heart. When I tell you quality over quantity you better believe it. You have to become the FBI when looking for a stylist. You dig up all their hair dirt. You can’t just take pictures you need testimonials and a trial run. Don’t just stick with anybody because there cheap. Cheap isn’t always better! Don’t stick around because of loyalty either. “She’s been doing my hair for years,” well that’s why it looks awful. Maybe you need to find somebody to put some redirection in your life. Your stylist should be just the right amount of wonderful in all aspects of hair, whether it’s natural or permed, braided or in locs, sew in, wig or lace. And you know you’ve found the right person when they hit you with “we’ve got to think about your edges”. Truth is the most important factor in a stylist.
I’ve seen dozens of women with no edges and balding hair due to lack of hair care and a terribly indecent stylist. Moral of the story, if you don’t have a stylist get you one.
Dry curls are something that I personally have to work hard at avoiding. Some things that effect dry curls are dandruff, porosity-which we previously discussed and heat.
Dandruff is a word that’s pretty common. You see commercials for it all the time with Head & Shoulders. But if you’re like me you know that shampoos like this aren’t always the cure for your dry hair. Sometimes dandruff can just be heredity from conditions like eczema. So you should always go to the doctor and check up on that because all the products in the world might not save you from something that’s naturally going to effect you. But as a backup, here are some things you should know. Coconut Oil, Cocounut Oil, Coconut Oil, I can’t say it enough. We’ve all seen those memes that say Cocount oil fixes everything and it’s kinda true.
Cocounut Oil is the best way and probably the easiest way to get rid of dandruff. Unless you like looking like a bowl of Frosted Flakes. Olive Oil also works well for removing dandruff. Basically if it’s an oil it’s more than likely going to be beneficial to you and your search for undesired dandruff.
We’ve already had an intense discussion on porosity so I’ll just tell you to refer back to an older post, Porosity, BKT’s & Other Strange Things.
Heat is a topic of much discussion as it should be. While you’re effortlessly walking around with you hair blowing in the wind, all the heat that was put into your hair for that Snapchat photo could be causing you more harm than good. Now as I’ve said before I use heat just as much as the next femele but all things in moderation. Excessive heat damage was a reason I cut my hair so too much can become a very big problem. Along with ruining your curl pattern, heat can be a major contributor to dandruff and dry scalp. Pulling back on your heat intake for two weeks or even a month or two can be great for your hair. I promise you you’ll see a difference. In January I ended my month and a half long no heat regimen and my hair was never better. There was growth, no dry scalp and moisture.
Dry scalp is a problem for many a person but I hope a little of this knowledge can go a long way.