Friday, July 31, 2009

Short Cuts.....Is Rhianna the icon for short hair now?

Ever since the chart-topping single "Umbrella" dropped in 2007, Rhianna's ever changing short crop styles have been setting the bar for these new short hair cuts that have got celebrities donning shaved heads, shorter locks, and precision cuts.

Even recently, Ciara is now rocking a new cut that everyone is now saying is mocking Rhianna's style. Now, I stans for Rhianna's style b/c I really feel like she really brought a difference back into music by losing the ever-so-popular lace front wigs that everyone and their mama is wearing. Hell, even your local beauty supply is stocking $57.99 lace fronts for the budgeting divas out here.

However, I don't like the fact that people are acting as if sutting your hair means you are "following" someone's style. What's wrong with putting up the weave & glue for a while? I think that Ciara's hair(wig/cut?) is growing on me and she looks pretty nice in some shots. Now, I'm going to need for her former hair stylist to stop with the salt throwing but there's nothing wrong with changing up your look and style every now and then.

Truth is, Halle Berry, Monica, Nia Long, and countless others have fiercely sported short & sharp cuts lonnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggg before it became a fading trend. So, before folks start crediting an entire style to one individual....they need to do their research. This style was, has been, and will always be popular without celebrity support. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hair Networks & Social Boards

I know everyone out there is probably a member of or runs a hair network or board. Today's post is just for anyone who wants to share where they are a member and why they love the site. I'm a member of several boards and I'm currently narrowing down where to go b/c I just don't have the time to visit each one like I want. So, tell everyone what your favorite hair board is! This includes blogs also...someone else may want to check it out!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mane & Tale Conditioner

I've heard soooooo many stories about Mane & Tale Conditioner to the point that I was sick of hearing about it, LOL. However, while I was contemplating on the egg treatment a couple of weeks ago this conditioner popped in my head after reading one of my favorite blogs. I decided to go ahead and try some along with my Shikakai Powder wash (see previous posts!) as my DC.

It was great! I love the slip that it gave and powered with the results from the shikakai my hair was soft, strong, and full! I will be doing another results post this weekend and show more of my texture of my new growth. I'll be using the remaining Mane & Tale for a DC after I co-wash this weekend. If you'd like some addtional information on this conditioner click here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rhianna's New Do

What do you think? I love it...however, I'm definitely more interested in seeing what ladies who have been wearing the shaved looks (since forever) have to say about this new found "trend" among celebs.

Friday, July 17, 2009

I won some prizes!

Well, just wanted to share with you guys what's been going on behind the scenes at other blogs that I free image hosting I want to encourage you all to visit other blogs and network as much as you can because we can all help each other. Commenting or sending messages means a lot and makes you feel like you're doing something right! Most of you out there have your own blogs so you know what I mean! I've entered a lot of wonderful contests and the point of my post is to show you that you can win too!

Now, to the point of my post. I entered 2 fabulous giveaways on two of the blogs I free image hosting and well I had the pleasure of entering the Beauty Luxe Give Away hosted by the Fabulous Blogging Vixen, Anjela, over at Blaq Vixen Beauty. I happened to be a winner and I won a ton of cool gifts which are in the pictures below.

The Prissy Mommy features Yakini filling us in on her wonderful experiences with her family along with her helpful advice. She recently held a giveaway asking for everyone to share their funniest hair story in the Jamilla Henna Giveaway. I was chosen as an honorable mention and received two boxes of Henna!! She was very generous on this giveaway and deserves a standing ovation for giving away at least 12 boxes of henna.

I'll definitely be doing a big post on the henna once I use it and show you guys the results and everything. Again, I want to encourage everyone to visit different blogs, comment, and get that valuable information that you may never find somewhere else. Don't just go to win free stuff but go to show support to your fellow blog sista and trust me, you'll get nothing but love back. In the mean time, show the ladies above some love!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hesh Shikakai Powder

As you all know, transitioning can become a chore with all the detangling, co-washing, bunning, etc. Well, I've basically changed my regimen every week to figure out what my hair likes best during this stage. I'm am now 39 weeks post relaxerfree image hosting and I'm turning to ayurvedic hair care. I listed some information below on the Shikakai Powder that I now use intead of shampoo!

Shikakai Powder

Hesh Shikakai Powder acts as a natural astringent for hair enhancing its binding properties. It clears dandruff and cleans the dirt accumulated on the scalp. Being a natural conditioner for hair, SHIKAKAI strengthens hair roots and promotes luxuriant growth. Hesh Shikakai powder has certain vital properties that act as coolants for the scalp. This powder has to be mixed with water and used as a paste on the hair instead of shampoo. FOR SOFT & HEALTHY DANDRUFF-FREE HAIR!

Hesh Shikakai Powder has the following advantages:

- Provides new life to hair strands
- Strengthens hair roots
- Increases bounciness and silkiness of hair
- Clears dandruff
- Keeps the scalp clean and cool.


1: Place required amount of powder in a bowl then add water and mix well to create a thick paste.

2: Gently massage the paste into the hair and scalp rotating with your finger tips.

3: Wait for 2 to 5 minutes.

4: Rinse thoroughly with water.


Avoid contact with eyes.
Should contact occur rinse immediately with water.

Ladies, I got some in my eyes and it burnt like all he11 was loose in the house. free image hosting

Flat Iron Results!

After Shikaki Powder, DC, and Blow Dry! See how puffy it is :O)

After the flat iron!!! I used Nexus Heat Protectant and my hair came out silky straight. People thought I got a perm!!!