Tag Archives: Curly Hair

Cocoon Curls, via Naptural85

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Happy Hump Day Ladies!

Last week, I was in a styling funk! After perusing Youtube, I came across Naptural85’s tutorial for Cocoon Curls! Very similar to Bantu Knots, cocoon curls are created by wrapping the hair around itself and securing the ends with a ‘knot’.

I like this method because for me, the technique easier to master than Bantu Knots. Also, sleeping is much easier!

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Re-Moisturized with Aloe/Water & Shea Butter Cream
To Remove Knot: Pull the 'Tail' of the Knot
To Remove Knot: Pull the ‘Tail’ of the Knot

I loved my results!

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Check out Naptural85’s easy Cocoon Curls Tutorial:

Aubrey Organics: Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner

In a recent post I griped about the affects of  color on my natural hair. I decided to give protein a try to strengthen my hair  and curb and impending breakage due to cuticle damage from the color.  In the past I’ve tried a homemade concoction using eggs (disaster) as well as the Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor; I was not impressed with either.

Protein Breakdown

About protein:  Protein treatments temporarily repair and strengthen hair by filling gaps in the cuticle and a small amount can also penetrate the cortex

Amazon.com:$10.99, Vitacost.com:$8.19 (Neither price includes shipping), The Vitamin Shoppe:$10.93 for 11 ounces

I purchased 16 ounces for $18.99 from Amazon.com

Wen: Have You Tried it?

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As you know, in August I tested out the knock off Wen product (Conditioner & Cleanser for Curly Hair) by Lisa Rachel. Last weekend when I went home, my BFF gave me her Wen Cleansing Conditioner and Deep Conditioning Wen products so I decided to try it and see if the original product was worth purchasing.

There is only enough product in the bottle for two applications, so my experiment will be a short one.

Like the Lisa Rachel product, Wen cleansers are made with natural ingredients and contain no sodium laurel sulfate or other damaging detergents.

Beauty Day Sunday FAIL: Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner

Hair Porn! My camera captured my texture beautifully!

I was so excited to try a new protein deep conditioner recipe, but based on my experience I’ll chalk this one up as an epic fail!

I started my wash day a little later in the day yesterday due to my thrifting trip.

I began my routine by:

Pre-Poo’ing: I sectioned my hair and to each section, I sprayed water and oiled my scalp and strands while lightly finger detangling. I covered my head with a plastic bag and tee shirt, then let my hair marinate for an hour.

Natural Hair Essentials: Refined or Unrefined Oils?

Recently I took a trip to the Vitamin Shoppe to re-up on coconut oil; to my surprise, they were having a sale on the brand I like! I use the Spectrum brand which runs around $8 or so for 14oz of organic coconut oil. I use coconut oil for my skin, in my hair, and in my shea butter mix so I was excited to catch a deal. One thing stopped me in my tracks.
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