Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kinky 4a/b girls listen up + My 2 year natural-versary!

I am speaking straight to the kinky, 4a/b lovelies out there!  

While wash and go looks aren't necessarily a reality for us, we can still take advantage of quick, gorgeous styles!  If you haven't already, please try the style I talked about in one of my last posts.  I have managed to shave off an hour of time from my previous wash day routines.  If you aren't a fan of KCC, give it another try and use a TON of Knot Today before you apply any of the KCC (funny story - I went to pick up the 2 bottles of Knot Today I special ordered from Whole Foods.  When I got there, there was another woman cleaning the KC product line out!  She was so excited.  She said that she calls all the time to find out when the shipments come in.  People really love the products.  They are really amazing and all natural.  You can't beat that!

Is detangling is tough?  I used to use conditioner to detangle my hair, but once I discovered Knot Today, my life changed (dramatic? indeed).  I use a TON of it and the comb literally glides through my hair.  It is worth every penny.

I am now 2 years into being natural (I totally missed my natural anniversary lol) and I am finally comfortable and really loving my hair.  I used to be upset that I didn't have looser curls, but God gave me my texture and I love it!  Please embrace and work what you got!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Woah! Miss Jessie's at Target!?!?!

Hello Miss Jessie's lovers!  Seems like their product line is hitting select Target locations on March 28.  This is huge and I am so happy for them!  

To check to see if your local Target will carry their product line, click here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

It is 70 degrees and my hair is BIG!

It's beautiful outside and it's days like this that make me want to rock a big, curly fro.  As the months go on, I am getting lazier when it comes to doing my hair.  Last night I wanted to see if I could wash, condition, and style my hair in under an hour... and I did it!  Using only Kinky-Curly (KC) products, I washed my hair and applied Knot Today.  Then I created big twists using KCC and rolled them on flexi rods.  I let my hair dry overnight and untwisted/pulled through each twist this morning.  The result - a big ol' curly fro.  I LOVE IT!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

KCC is now a staple product!

So the go-to style of the moment is the wet flexi rod set, mainly because it lasts a long time which is perfect since I have been busy/lazy.  I tried the style again using KCC as my "setting lotion" instead of the KC Spiral Spritz.  At first, I wasn't too happy because the curls were hard, but as the week went on, my hair stayed super soft and got really big!  KCC loves moisture and since the area got a lot of rain, that mixed with the humidity/mist really made my hair extremely soft. 

My love for big hair is no secret and I have pretty much done nothing to my hair since I set it over a week ago.  

I can't stop playing with my hair.  I should probably wash it this week.  I just hope that I can achieve the same look and softness.  I am really hoping that this isn't a fluke!

I am going to keep playing around with the KCC line of products to see how I can utilize them for different looks.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Style Alert!

So I was browsing the internet a few days ago, bored and looking up things about hair, and I came across Tracie Mae on YouTube.  Not only is she hilarious, but she also inspired me to try a style that I have been meaning to do for a while now - a flexi rod set on wet/damp hair.  I also tried Tracie Mae's "budget curly pudding" (as she calls it) recipe: 
1 oz. oil (I used 100% aloe vera oil)
4 oz. unrefinded shea butter
8 oz. IC Fantasia Gel.  

So here is how I did it:
  1. Shampoo, (deep) condition, and detangle, as you normally would.
  2. Lightly blow your hair dry.  I really only did it for a minute or so, just to get the initial dampness out. (Note: I just redid my hair today and I left my hair wet, I like it better this way.  I kept my hair wet using a mixture of water and aloe vera oil).
  3. Take medium sized pieces and apply the "budget curly pudding" mixture to each piece, and set on blue flexi rods. (Note: Today I used KC Spiral Spritz). 
  4. Sit under the dryer for at least an hour.
  5. Take out the flexi rods and style any way you like!
Here are some pictures from the 4 days I wore this look.  I will have  video blog up of my process in the next couple of days.

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    KCC Day 4

    I am on a roll!  Day 4 and my hair still looks okay.  My goal is to make this last one more day and I'll do my hair again tomorrow night.  My hope is to dry it completely under the dryer before I go to bed and just touch it up on Friday morning before I catch my early flight!

    Today I actually wet my hair in the shower.  I didn't completely drench it, but I did let it get pretty wet.  I used my diffuser to get most of the wetness out and I'm letting it air dry the rest of the day.  Let's hope that I can get one more day out of this look!

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    KCC Day 3

    Okay so today I went through the same morning routine.  I wet my hair with plain water and used a little of the KC Spiral Spritz and then I pulled my hair back with a hair band.  My curls are still super defined and I actually like it better than yesterday.

    I may be able to pull this look off a few more days!  I will definitely keep you all updated!

    Monday, March 1, 2010

    KCC Day 2

    So I woke up this morning with helmet hair - not cute!  I used a combination of the KC Spiral Spritz and plain water in my spray bottle to refresh the look.  It doesn't look as good as it did yesterday, but it looks okay.  Don't know if this look will survive another night.  Ugh.  I might need to give myself an extra hour in the morning to do my hair all over again before work tomorrow... is it really worth it?  What a pain!

    Has anyone successfully made this style last longer than 2 days?