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Air Dry vs Diffusing

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Surprised right!!!! Me too! I just knew my hair would do great with the diffused look but it caused more frizz, especially at the top. I watched loads of Youtube videos and tried different techniques I read up on or saw. I even did a video on how I diffuse my hair but guess what….. STILL FRIZZ so it didn’t get uploaded. So after missing two wash days ( I was just lazy judge all you want ) I finally washed my hair. I decided to wash and go and applied a leave in conditioner, Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare and Mielle Organics honey & ginger styling gel and went on about my day. As you can see the air dried picture ( to me) looks better than the diffused. My curls came out way more defined and they look moisturized. Also I barley touched my hair and used a hair pick to fluff it. Even though my hair comes out better air dry I’ll probably keep using the diffuser until I figure out a method with less frizz my hair takes all day to dry. 

Natural hair and Color 

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I am known for always coloring my hair. I mostly stay in the red family but I’ll be changing my color up soon. Anywho, let’s talk about natural hair and color. First things first I don’t dye my own hair. That’s just a personal preference for me. I like to leave certain things to a professional and color is one of them. I’ve done all the experimenting I can to know that coloring is one that I can’t do on my own.

No matter how many times I get my color done my hair stylist ALWAYS consults me about my hair ( follow @mizzdarlisa for all your natural hair needs Facebook and Instagram) and reminds me about the up keep and she always say ” I’m ok with doing color in your hair because I know you will take care of it.” LOL

Here are a few things that I do whenever I have color in my hair

Deep Condition: When I color my hair I tend to deep condition and hair mask more than anything. When you color your hair your porosity levels are higher, which makes it easier for the hair to dry out. This helps keep the protein/keratin balance to hold moisture.

Sulfate Free shampoo: Most shampoo’s will strip your hair of moisture which is hard do keep when you have color in your hair. Look for shampoo’s that are color safe and less clarifying

Detangle: I find it best to detangle in the shower with my wide tooth comb. I part in 4 sections and detangle from there. Detangling helps keep breakage down.

Trimming: This is something that I am bad at keeping up with, so please make sure you keep them trimmed. Hair color, if not taken care of properly can cause breakage and you’ll have damaged dry hair and bad split ends.

Moisturize: This is a big one!!! Our natural hair is already naturally dry so adding color  makes it excessive. When you have color Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!!!!! As with everything else you do to properly care for color treated hair it helps keep down breakage and split ends and gives your hair shine.

 

Meet Janae

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I have been completely natural for about 2 years now. I went natural because I was intrigued by the beauty of natural hair. My processed hair wasn’t damaged; I just wanted that natural radiance that natural hair seems to cause. The day I stopped putting scissors and texturizers in my hair, was the day I gained freedom. I was no longer pressured to spend money to achieve unnatural looks. My daily hair regimen is only leave-in conditioner; my natural hair is very low maintenance. I love the fact that I can wash my hair everyday if I want, I do not have to rely on hair extensions to achieve the looks I want, and my hair grows very fast in its natural state. My only dislike is that my hair is sometimes difficult to comb, but that’s what the jumbo comb was designed for.

30 day hair challenge!

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Carol’s Daughter

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I usually don’t use Carol’s Daughter products much because of the price but I do love her line. I was lucky walking through Macy’s one day and found that they are pulling the line from the store so they had a 50% off sale! I went ahead and racked up! Who knows when I will get this opportunity again! I’ve used all the products already but forgot to do a video ( I sorry). I will have one up by Friday I want to try this hair mask ( a first for me). Stay tuned!

Leave in Conditioner

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I’ve been using this product for about 6 years now. I use it mostly on wash day and those days when I fall asleep on my cotton pillow case ( I should’ve definitely invested in a satin pillowcase by now) without a bonnet on. I have a natural curly hair pattern and learned that my hair works best with water base products thanks Dedra! This product is water based, light and makes my hair managible. I always follow up with an oil carrot or olive. I do try other leave in conditioners but I always end up back to this one.

Locks Of Love

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2014 will be my last year of growing my hair out. It all started back in 2011 when I first cut my hair off into a pixie cut…. I was able to donate my hair to locks of love and I loved the idea. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. I told my self that I wanted to donate my hair again. My motto ” it’s just hair it will grow back” I am so excited to be able to donate my hair a second time to someone in need! My hair goal for 2014 is to just keep growing….. Wish me luck guys

E.H.