Silky Stretched Moisturized Twistout with Reve Essentials Milk & Buttercreme

Hey Curlies, On an old twistout, I used used MyHoneyChild O’Honey Curl Mist (to dampen), Reve Essentials Moisture Milk (leave in), Whipped Buttercreme (moisturizing styler and sealer) and Whipped Hair & Body Butter ( a dab for takedown in the … Continue reading Silky Stretched Moisturized Twistout with Reve Essentials Milk & Buttercreme

Lush Silky Soft Twistout with NATURALICIOUS OohLaLocks Kinky Curly Hair Box

Alright Curlies, check out my review of the NATURALICIOUS OohLaLocks Kinky Curly Hair Box! I’ve used the cleanser and style before but now I’ve used the whole system! Check out http://www.naturalicious.net for product info. -Anyiah Essentials Continue reading Lush Silky Soft Twistout with NATURALICIOUS OohLaLocks Kinky Curly Hair Box

BEST Cleansing Creams & Cleansing Conditioners for Natural Hair

I want to talk about my favorite cleansers! I mostly use cleansing creams. Below are my favorites! There are benefits to cleansing creams and cleansing conditioners. For the most part they are low suds or no suds shampoos (aka poos). They are also multi-purpose in that they cleanse, condition, and detangle which is awesome in my book especially since my hair is much longer now! I need products that are definitely versatile from my cleansers to my stylers! All of these cleansers are sulfate free (drying detergent agents), phthalate-free and paraben free (cancer causing preservative)! Let’s get to my list! … Continue reading BEST Cleansing Creams & Cleansing Conditioners for Natural Hair

Braidout using Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee and Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter

So I washed and conditioned my hair and then began styling on damp hair after dividing my hair in 4 sections. Below are pics of the braidout! On each braid I applied a nickel size amount of the Qhemet Biologics … Continue reading Braidout using Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee and Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter

Pics from Design Essentials Positively Natural Workshop at Alta Moda Salon in Detroit, MI

My experience at the Positively Natural event at Alta Moda Salon in Detroit, MI, was just amazing! The workshop was conducted by the lovely Candace Walls. The natural hair workshop was organized by the Beauty Products Company owned by Kasandra Palmer! Natural Hair is so versatile that its totally amazing to see what you can do with it especially with the Design Essentials Line! I’m sold on the Design Essentials Naturals line. To start I’m going to try the Cream Gel and the Curl Enhancing Mousse. I’ll let you know how it works out! Oh and that’s a braid out … Continue reading Pics from Design Essentials Positively Natural Workshop at Alta Moda Salon in Detroit, MI

Natural and Healthy Hair Maintenance

If you didn’t check out my internet blog radio show, Natural Hair, Beauty, and Frugal Finds, then go here! Preventing Breakage The key to preventing natural hair breakage and damage is: *Less heat styling *Protective styles *Low maintenance styles *Less manipulation of the hair *Periodic trimming of dead and split ends *Deep conditioning – 2x a month *Protein Treatments – 1x a month *Pre-poo Treatments *Detangling *Do not over moisturize Deep Conditioning Ideally natural hair should be deep conditioned 2x a month and more often if you are newly natural. When I DC, I use a shower comb, my fingers … Continue reading Natural and Healthy Hair Maintenance

Back to Basics – Karens Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia & Butter Love, V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner (Review)

Cleanser (cowash) -V05 Moisture Milks Strawberries and Cream Leave In – Karens Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Sealer – Karen’s Body Beautiful Butter Love Gel – Naturalista Cosmetics AloeFlax Gel I love the V05 as a Cowash because its super easy yo detangle with, no silicones, has silk protein and biotin, cost less than $1, and leaves my hair and scalp clean, moisturized, and soft. The KBB Sweet Ambrosia is something that’s been part of my regimen since I have been natural. So far it’s one of 3 of my fave leave in’s next to Kinky Curly Knot Today and a … Continue reading Back to Basics – Karens Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia & Butter Love, V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner (Review)

Review – Twists using Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave In

Wash Day on July 4th consisted of the following: *Prepoo – Hairveda Vatika Frosting *Cleanser – SheaMoisture Organic Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Control Shampoo *Deep Conditioner – Curl Junkie Curl Rehab *Leave In / Styler – Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave In I also dusted and trimmed my ends. It was the first time using some of the products. The Hairveda Vatika Frosting has multiple uses as a conditioner enhancer, prepoo. and sealer. It glided on as I detangled my hair before cleansing. I made sure to coat each strand. I left it on for an hour. … Continue reading Review – Twists using Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave In

October Regimen

In an effort to reduce the number of products in my rotation (yes I’m serious!!!)>;>;>;I’m sticking to a solid regimen for the rest of this month and for the whole month of October! *Cleanser – Jessicurl Cleansing Cream *Conditioner / Cowash – Shescentit Honey Rinse Conditioner *Deep Conditioner – Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment *Leave in Conditioner – Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia OR Shescentit Coco Creme Leave In *Moisturizer – SheScentit Brazil Nut Curly Buttercream *Butter – Beija Flor Naturals Creme Brûlée *Pomade / sealer – Karens Body Beautiful Butter Love *Mister – any Twist outs will be my primary … Continue reading October Regimen