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Friday, March 27, 2015

Natural Hair: Straight Hair is on the Way

Hey Curlies,

My bantu knot out has lasted about four days and I am thankful. I was going to wash and style my hair for this weekend but...

I am getting my hair straightened and trimmed this weekend!

My first flat iron in four years in 2014
It's been about a year since my last straighten and I've trimmed my hair a couple of times since my last professional visit, but I know it is time. I loved the results last year so I will be having the same stylist work on my hair this time.

If you are in the Indianapolis area and looking for a stylist who does a great job blowing out/straightening natural hair, her information is below:

Mahogany
Simply Uneek
4051 Millersville Road.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

To see more of my first visit to the hair salon, click here.

Be back tomorrow with results and giveaway information!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Natural Hair: Bantu Knot Overnight Success

Hey Curlies,

Instead of washing my hair like I said I would in a previous post, I decided on a Bantu knot out to stretch my hair again (you'll see why in tomorrow's post). 

To style I used Anu Essentials Leave In Conditioner and Somaluxe Argan Oil (shown in previous post).



I did the knots around 8 p.m., about 12 of them, and put a scarf on my edges and bonnet on the rest of my hair. In the morning I unraveled them using the oil again. If you're wondering, I twist the section of my hair into a two-strand twist, then create the Bantu knot from there. Everyone does their knots differently.

Morning results:





Don't forget to check out my special announcement tomorrow!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Natural Hair: Stretched Styles for Natural Hair

Hey Curlies,

Check out my feature on Blacknaps.org. It shows a lot of my stretched styles!


Hope you enjoy!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Natural Hair: Products I'm Loving Right Now

Hey Curlies,

I've discovered three new products, which my hair really likes. I always seem to stumble upon new products randomly and that's exactly how these happened.

 Mill Creek Botanicals Aloe Vera Conditioner


I found this conditioner at my local TJ Maxx and it's one the first hair products I'd purchased in a long time. I'd used the brand before when I came across their Biotin shampoo while at my very first natural hair meetup in Indianapolis. I used it all through my trip to the Bahamas and it protected me well from the salt water. Well since I'd never tried a conditioner, and at $4.99 I couldn't resist for an all-natural product. I'll have more of an update on this the more I use it.

Anu Essentials Leave In Conditioner


Now this is a new brand for me. I discovered it recently in my latest Onyx hair and beauty box. I've been using it as a moisturizer to create my puff after letting it steam up a bit in the shower.

Somaluxe Argan Oil


This brand, Lady Soma, has actually become one of my favorites over the last few years. I've used the facial moisturizer, facial mask and now their hair oil. I absolutely love the scent of this oil because it doesn't smell like any other I've used in the past. It smells like a lemon and orange. I've been using this to lock in moisture in my hair after using a creamy product or butter.

One of these products will be given away in my latest ClassyCurlies.com giveaway. I will be announcing which product will be the featured item later on this week with details on how to enter. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

ClassyCurlies.com: My Trip to Selma and Vegas

Hey Curlies,

Wow, it has been quite a while and life has been treating me well. Before I get to my normal hair update, I wanted to do a recap of the past month's events.

Two weeks ago I went to Selma, Ala. in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and honestly it was nothing short of remarkable. To see historic landmarks and have the sole of my shoes touch the Edmund Pettus Bridge was amazing!




This past week I went to Vegas with some of my line sisters.



Now on the the hair...

I have been wearing a lot of buns lately and easy protective styles.



This past Monday I washed my hair and twisted on wet hair using a creamy leave-in conditioner and a new oil I've been using (keep reading on to the next post).




Tonight I am going to wash my hair. Stayed tuned for the next style.

Up next: Products I'm loving!



Friday, February 27, 2015

Natural Hair: Tips and Tricks

Hey Curlies,

If you haven't read my article about some of my best hair tips, you are missing out!


Before you get all excited and say "Congrats! You were featured in a newspaper!" I just would like to point out that I wrote this and I work for this newspaper haha. A few people at work kept saying I should showcase my blog and finally I thought, why not?

The link to the online article is here:  http://tinyurl.com/ohxm9gu

Also, a few of you asked me about Part 2 of my series on colorism. Here is a link to that story as well: http://tinyurl.com/odfzfgh

Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Natural Hair: Cute Hairstyle for the Gym

Hey Curlies,

For the last few days it's been freezing outside. I'm not kidding, I'm talking negative temperatures. So lately I've been wearing tons of protective styles but since it's back in the 20s ( feeling like summertime over here haha), I decided to let my hair down a little.

The last time I wore my hair out was during the new year. For valentine's day I wore a braidout for only a couple of hours so that doesn't really count. I was trying to find a way to style my hair without being super lazy lol.

I washed my hair using Shea Moisture's Black Castor Oil shampoo and deep conditioned with Eden Body Works Jojoba Deep Conditioner. Let me tell you, my hair was sooooo dry before washing. Although I wore a protective style throughout the week, I didn't moisturize my hair correctly before doing the style. I literally slapped some oil in and called it a day...and we all know oil isn't a moisturizer!

Giving my hair some TLC, after deep conditioning I added a cream-based moisturizer and a new oil I'm trying out, which I will tell you all about soon!

Here is the quick style I did on damp hair.



Basically, I created a tuck n roll twist in the front and two-strand twists in the back. Maybe about 12 in total. Here was he twist out results the next morning.






My hair is very moisturized and soft. I wanted a style that would could handle my gym visits throughout the week.