A Diamond Really Is A Girls Best Friend

If my love for old movies has taught me anything it’s that Marilyn had the right idea when she told us “diamonds are a girls best friend” in her 1953 hit Gentlemen Prefer Blondesit’s on Netflix go check it out.  It’s no secret that for some mysterious reason women, more specifically black women, have this weird obsessiveness with Marilyn Monroe.  I don’t know if it was her ability to con millions of people into believing she was just some dumb blonde, that fact that she was out here doing JFK or her apparent sense of style but whatever the reason her life and art are ingrained upon our society.  Excessive, Elaborate, Luxurious and Timeless are traits she inevitably portrayed and standards at which we try so very hard to maintain today.

It is the love for the finer things in life that have made quality a high commodity.  We want the best of the best in clothes, jewelry and of course hair.  Hair extensions and hair extension services are a extremely lucrative business.  Everything about the new generation is prototype beauty so to speak.  We all want to wear Chanel on a Andy, from The Devil Wears Prada, budget – before she got the makeover.  In a world full of beauty tips and tricks we want real insight on companies that can actually fit our high standard.

Diamond Dynasty Hair Co. deals with selling of weave.  You name it they got it bundles, frontals, closures, Indian, Malaysian, Mink, Brazilian, etc.  I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of YouTube tutorials and Love & Hip Hop celebrities, for lack of a better word, like Rasheeda Frost, who might I add slays on a daily basis, promoting this brand.  Well your girl bought into the brand and it’s held me down since November.  So I really don’t even have to say that it’s worth the buy.  I kept the same install from November 1st until a couple weeks ago on January 19th.  That is the LONGEST I have ever kept the same install.  Usually I get tired of the hair or I feel like the hair just isn’t holding up like it should be.  Now don’t get me wrong, you get what you pay for so my Bobbi  Boss hair lasted a good little while for the fact that it was $30 a pack.

I purchased the loosewave, Indian 14″, 16″ and 18″ for $195.00.  I prefer to buy Indian versus Brazilian or Malaysian because I feel it works better with my hair type. When I first got the hair it was that “natural” brown color.  I saw on several YouTube tutorials that the hair didn’t take well to dye.  My stylist dyed the hair black with ease. The dye rinses out with washes but not in a dramatic way where I have to redye it every wash.  The first dye job is still holding up even after the second install.  I’ll probably get it redyed with the next install if I have it put back in.  The curl pattern dropped slightly after being dyed but that wasn’t really an issue for me because I didn’t plan on wearing the hair in its natural state.  Diamond Dynasty products come with instructions for care.  If you purchase the hair be cognoscente of the instructions they are extremely useful for the maintenance of the hair.  As per the instructions, I washed the hair every 2-3 weeks with the OGX brand shampoo and conditioner.  This routine wasn’t hard for me to get into because I follow a similar regimen and I already use the OGX brand so I wasn’t out buying new product.


All in all I give the hair and the company a 9 out of 10.  Pretty high rating for pretty quality hair!

 

Here’s a look at my new growth after my first install!

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5 Things To Do While Waiting for Hair to Dry 

We’ve all had that weird lapse of time between setting your Bantu Knots and waiting for them to dry, so you can look as put together as the natural hair girls on IG. 

 Here’s some things to take your attention off your hair! 

1. Binge Watch a Show 

I know I love to find a new show to binge watch. Binge watching gives hours on top of hours of time for your hair to dry. You get so emotionally invested in the show you forget why you started watching in the first place. Before you know it you have a set of flawless curls. 

2. Sleep 

Sleeping is one of my favorite activities and I like other people take advantage of the time that sleep offers. Those eight hours of sleep seem to fly away by the time the alarm clock goes off. You wake up feeling less than refreshed but your curls tell a completely different story. One long night of sleep can give your hair the time it needs to manifest into a beautiful masterpiece. 

3. Cook a Meal 

Everyone loves to eat. Why not prepare a delicious meal while you dry. Depending on the look you’re going for drying your hair can take hours. Cooking is a way to pass the time. Plus you have to feed yourself eventually why not do it while you have the time. 

4. Makeup, Makeup, Makeup 

Girly girls love the makeup and I’m one of them. I just stopped by the MAC store today. A fresh look isn’t complete without a beat face to go with the twist out you’re waiting on. Makeup can take a long time to apply especially if you’re into contouring. Your hair will be dry in no time and you camera will be selfie ready. 

5. Clean the House 

Chores are something most people put off including me. Well there’s no time like the present and your hair drying can be the perfect opportunity to do that deep spring cleaning you’ve been thinking about.