Category Archives: DIY Natural

Tutorial: Son of a Bleach Jeans | DIY

BJ12Do you love the trendy studded/distressed/bleached designer jeans, but hate the price attached? Do you have jeans in need of an update? If any of these scenarios apply to you, check out this tutorial! This project is cost effective, while adding fashion value to your wardrobe!

Materials:

  1. Jeans or Jean Shorts: I’m all about reusing what I have so for me, old or thrifted jeans (which can be found for $5 or less at Goodwill) are used in this tutorial.
  2. Yarn or rubber bands:Depending on how you will disperse your bleach or fabric paint, this tool may vary.  Check out some options listed below

DIY Natural: Deep Conditioning Protein Treatment + Recipe

Happy Monday!

What better way to kick the week off, than to drop a protein conditioning treatment recipe!

Protein strengthens the hair, can temporarily stop breakage, and if you color, manipulate, or flat iron your hair regularly, protein can really make a difference in the health and well being of your natural hair. Aim for a good balance of moisture and protein. I do this by alternating between a protein and moisture conditioner on wash day. I usually use Aubrey Organics Protein Conditioner and deep condition using rhassoul clay, altering between the two to maintain the balance. Because I like to use ingredients found in my kitchen, I decided to try swapping the Aubrey Organics protein conditioner for a natural alternative; yogurt! Previously, I’d used yogurt alone as a protein conditioner and was satisfied with the results, but still needed to DC my hair after the treatment. I found that with this recipe, no deep conditioning was necessary.

DIY: Christmas Wreath

Just In Time for Christmas!
Just In Time for Christmas!
Last Year's Homemade Wreath
Last Year’s Homemade Wreath

Each year, I make a wreath! This year, I made a wreath for a friend! Making a wreath is easy and inexpensive. There are several different forms that you can use as a base. Last year, I used a traditional round wreath form. This year, I used the letter “G” and worked around it!

You will need:

  • Wreath Form of any shape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbon or Yarn
  • Decoration: I used cranberries of different textures

Let’s get started!

Weekend Project: How To Clean a Conch Shell

Conch Shell Before

When I was in the Bahamas, this conch shell was gifted to me by coconutdaddy1 (checkout how he acquires his coconuts). My knowledge of conch was mostly non-existent, except for the fact that here in FL, a lot of people eat variations of conch. I’d never tried it and when I found out conch was a slug, I had no desire to try it.

Upon receiving the shell, I was instructed to take it home and oil it. I waited two weeks to do something and by that time, the outer layer of the shell had hardened. I decided to tackle the project this weekend.

DIY: Silk Pillowcase

Thrifted Silk Scarf 33X33

All naturals know that a silk pillowcase is essential for your arsenal.

Why?

Your hair rubbing against the fabric of your pillowcase  (most likely cotton) throughout the night, dries your tresses and ultimately causes breakage.

The solution? Cover your pillows in silk!

This will also help preserve your sexy if you’re sick of the silk scarf, and are feeling froggy!

This weekend, I went to the Goodwill Boutique here in Winter Park, FL and purchased a few 100% silk scarves for $3.99 each,  that I planned to use to make silk pillow cases for friends.