Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sheamoisture new gel

First impression is that it is sticky and oily. I'm going to play around with it though.

Last night I used it for a few twists in the front and slick my ponytail back.



How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

Monday, September 26, 2011

New goodies to play with



How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Remix your glycerin/humectant use for the Winter

 I bring this up just about every fall season before winter hits. Here is my post last year


  1. Use your humectant products prior to taking a shower/bath. The steam will allow the humectants to pull its moist from there instead of your hair.
  2. If your moisturizer has humectants in them, be sure to seal correctly with an oil based product and that will ensure your hair has sealed in the moisture.
  3. If all else fails you can use them still as prepoos/deep treatments along with steamers, heating masks, or the good ole sauna at the gym.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Then and Now -Stolen idea from Ms GG


I don't heat style my hair , not even for length checks.  It could happen one day if I hit 10 years but even then I highly doubt it. As my hair grows out and not down, I measure my hair by looking back at previous years. The first picture was when I finished doing a serious of little chops after a year. The second is the beginning of my 2nd year, and this third picture is a little bit before my 4th year. I started transitioning in winter of 06, chopped finally in winter of 07.






2008


2010


2011








Afro detangler

After a year and a half I'm almost done. Ive  been using this stuff in anyway I can. Tonight a leave in before bed.

How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

JML Transition to Natural-Coiling Creme Pudding

OK so I really wasn't a fan of any of the Jamaican Mango and Lime products before. I saw them for years in the local beauty supply store but was never moved to try them ,even prior to knowing how to read the labels to see what ingredients. Well lo and behold a week ago I walk into a local BSS and see that JML is caught hip to the natural game. I know their products were catered to naturals before but these new products are being geared to help you TRANSITION to natural.  I was really intrigued.   It seems there is a Coiling Creme Pudding , Springing Gel,  Detangling Spray,  Conditioner, Shampoo and something geared to allow you to transition without doing a  big chop. It seems to be a thermal product if I'm not mistaken, called Thermo Control Serum.  I tried to go to their website to see if it listed all of the products but it seems to be under construction, so for now all I have is their Facebook page.  If you search the Internet the products are all over the place though.

 I couldn't decide  between the Creme Pudding and the Springing Gel at first but eventually decided to go with the pudding for twist outs.  It is a pudding consistency with a vanilla color to it.  After feeling it , I could tell I would need to seal the twists with an oil based product to seal in the moisture. I used Karen's Body Beautiful Butter love to seal and twist with.

The ingredients aren't that bad at all and I paid $4.49

Deionized water, calendula oil, glycerol, soybean oil, sunflower oil, palmorosa oil, babassu oil, glycerin, hydrolyzed keratin, chitosan succinamide, polyquaterium 10, polyquaterium 32, dmdm hydantoin, avocado extract, lemongrass, sweet fennel extract, rosewater, chlorophyll, orange peel extract, sage, hazel nut oil, ginger root extract, fragrance




MY overall view is , I will finish this but I don't repurchase, as my hair was drying it was so soft, I was amazed but after fully drying my hair was soft but felt a little thirsty at the same time. The definition didn't last that long but my hair was pliable for the next 3 days. I was able to pull it up and go about my business. All in all , I give it 4 napps!




 Wet and Drying



2nd day

Twisted bang , pulled back semi up

Pulled back on 3rd day









I want this shirt!



It looks like currently the store is offering 20% off entire store as well as free shipping over $50

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ultimate Deep Conditioning Giveaway Ayurveda meets Curly Kinks-CLOSED



OK so before you know it fall season will be soon upon us and right behind that is winter. If you think summer was hard to figure out your hair routine , depending on where you live these colder seasons can be the worse.  If you have been following my blog you know I am a LOVER of anything Ayurveda and DEEP conditioning.  I only protective style in the fall and winter and during the spring and summer I WnG primarily, so I make sure that I always stay on my Ayurvedic treatments as well as deep conditioning.  I have to keep my hair in the best possible shape I can because I handle it so much, I cant stress any more how beneficial following a monthly   Ayurvedic treatment along with conditioning has done for me. I know I sound like a record but if it wasn't something I really believed in I wouldn't continue to shout it from the rooftops.



Ok so I know you're like get to it woman,  I have been so blessed to come in contact with such wonderful women during my natural journey. You would be amazed at how one connection brings another into your path. I am a big time supporter of Ayurnatural Beauty website. Its like ayurveda heaven, if you want it , its there. The customer service is outstanding!

Ekua, the owner has been so gracious to sponsor one half of this Ultimate Deep Conditioning Giveaway.  You will receive a package of Godrej Nupur Henna, a 150ml bottle of Dabur Vatika oil and a package of Hibiscus powder. The requirements are you must post if you have an ayurvedic regimen, or what your favorite herb is on  this blog entry( follower of the blog), and you can also receive an additional entry by "liking" AyurNatural Beauty (  please let her know A Happy Nappy Affair sent you )



On to the second half of the Ultimate Deep Conditioning Giveaway, Monique of the newly launched Curly Kinks has been wonderful about sponsoring her new deep conditioning called Curlycue ReNew.  One of the reasons that just thrilled me is guess what is one of the ingredients? AMLA!!!! The requirement for this part of the giveaway is you must post an entry on what you're most looking forward to this winter with taking care of your hair?  You must be a follower of this blog and to receive an additional entry by " liking"Curly Kinks ( please let her know A Happy Nappy Affair sent you)




Distilled Water, Certified Organic Burdock Root (Arctium lappa), Certified Organic Amla (Emblica officianalis) , Certified Horsetail(Equisetum Arvense)Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm), Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Guarsilk, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance












This giveaway will run from  September 16th, 2011 until September 30th, 2011




THIS GIVEAWAY is closed



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Stretching my hair overnight

I want a bang and a pulled back ponytail tomorrow so  I braided my bang area and put the sides into two ponytails to keep taunt overnight. Hopefully it doesn't look too bad in the am.

How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

One day at a time....



How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live -Thoreau

Friday, September 2, 2011

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