Monday, October 31, 2011

Questions & Answer:


Cornrowing 6 month old hair

Q: Hey Flydiva,

Hope ur good, just saw your post on 3 month and younger cornrows. Very disturbing!!

I have a 6 month old baby girl and was thinking of doing two frenchbraid/cornrows for her. More than anything to give her and me a break from detangling. She was born with a full head of hair (no bald spots) and its only gotten longer.
So do you think 6 months is still too early?



Lemme know what you think!

God bless
Martha 


A: Dear Martha,


Thank you for checking out my  blog, I really appreciate it! When I saw that baby with cornrows in her hair it was and is still disturbing.


I wouldn't recommend putting cornrows in your daughter's hair till she is about 1 year old. When my daughter was your daughter's age, I would put her hair in little puffs (not w/rubber bands), but smooth bands and covered elastic bands)


Recommendation for kids use smooth bands or covered elastic bands. Rubber bands cause too much friction on the hair and can lead to breakage. It's best to avoid styles that pull the hair too tightly. Pulling on the hair can cause it to fall out, a condition known as traction alopecia.



  • Leave baby hair along (wash and moisturizing is good enough)
  • baby hair is fragile
  • If you have a baby with lots of hair, quick little ponytails are cute for your daughter (stay away from the too tight ponytails that could put her hair out)
  • flat twists is better than cornrowing (don't do it do tight)
  • regular twist
  • Braid (not too tight)
  • ponytails
  • Plaits


Please feel free to leave feed back! 


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Why Videos haven't been uploaded on Youtube!

The reason why I haven't been able to make more videos at this time is because I'm Pregnant and very tired all the time. I'm drain after working 40 hours a week/with the other kids, too much going on. I have videos that have been made, I just need to fix and upload them. I need help, Lol.

Check out these photos below
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Features!!! :)

I would like to feature Naturals who have been for years or just days. You can answer some questions about your hair journey below. Everyone can send in pictures to be featured on my blog. If you dont want to answer the questions below you can just send in pics of your natural hair. Those who would like to participate can email me at tebe22@yahoo.com

Questions:

Name:
What was your reason for going natural:
How long have you been natural:

or
How long have you been transitioning:
Favorite hair products:
What is your weekly hair routine:
Any words of advice to other newly naturals:
Do you have a hair Inspiration:
What is the best thing to you about being Natural:
Do you have a blog, twitter or facebook page etc
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Shea Moisture-Organic Coconut and Hibiscus product review


Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie & Shea Moisture Shampoo


A little History
                 
The Shea Moisture has a great story. Sofi Turcker was the creator of Shea Moisture, in 1912 Sierra Leone. At the age of 19 she was selling, "Shea Butter, Black Soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside"  

All of Shea Moisture products are 9.99
The mist is 8fl oz and the smoothie is 12 oz
Ingredients:
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil
Mango
Avocado Oil
Silk Protein, Neem Oil
Carrot seed Oil
Honeysuckle extract
Vitamin E
Shampoo:
Sugar Beets
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
All organic :)
Plus more!

This product line contains NO Parabens, Paraffin, Mineral oil, Gluten, Synthetic Color/Frangance, Sulfates.

Where to buy?

Target and WalgreensThese products are geared towards thick and curly hair.

While transitioning to natural hair moisture is the key.  You are dealing with two different textures which if not taken care of properly can result in a lot of breakage. Lack of moisture will definitely add to possible breakage.


Shea Moisture products are all natural and cost $9.99 each. While some may think that is a bit much for a product it is actually reasonable for an all natural product. Generally with Shea Moisture products a little goes a long way so on average a bottle can last 2-3 months easy. They are great for both natural and relaxed hair.


There are three lines within the collection and I have tried products in two of those lines.  Their collection is now a staple in my hair regimen. No matter how many other products I try I always end up back to Shea Moisture – and I have tried quite a few.

Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

*Very thick-It coats my hair just like I like it. It is not runny.
*The smell is great.
*It was great for my hair it left it extremely soft.

As with most of the products in their line they can be used for many purposes. I started out using this product with twistouts. I have actually tried a few products to help define and hold my twist and always end up  back with the smoothie. Although I wish the smoothie had more of a hold, I do like my twistouts and the softness and shine this product gives my hair. I do not like the hard feeling that gels and some other products give my twists, so I much rather twists a little more often than to leave my hail feeling "crunchy". The smoothie also adds some thickness to my twist which when I still had relaxed hair was great. Since becoming completely natural I have also used this product for added moisture on a daily basis and my hair never feels dry and the smell is great! In my opinion, the only downfall to this product is the lack of hold if you are using it for twist and/or braidouts.


The Pros: Shea Moisture Shampoo


hair felt soft and buttery!


Cons: The smell kind of smells like medicine



Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention ShampooI recommend this product line to everyone. I can't think of anything that was wrong with Coconut and Hibiscus line. It did not leave a residue or any flaking. It is just great. If you look at the photo above you could see the mist is getting low, I used the product almost everyday :) It has protein in it so that may affect some who are protein sensitive. If you are looking for a product that will make your hair softer, smell great, great for braid/twist outs and also will bring out your natural curls then this product is for you. It is all natural and organic.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sesame Street is at it Again! "Change the World"

An inspirational song empowering children with the idea that they can be anything they want to be!

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