All posts filed under: curly/kinky texture

Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed High Porosity Moisture Seal Styling Gel

  Hola Chica’s, hope all is well!  I want start by screaming.. SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER! WOOT WOOT!!! Although spring can sometimes be a pain on the hair. I think..HOPE I found a product that will keep my hair styles in tact. My latest hair product discovery is by Shea Moisture. I know, I know, I vow never to trying another thing from Shea Moisture, because in the past I’ve had some pretty bad luck with them. But some things change. My hair has changed. I’m not sure if its due to age or pregnancy, but my hair has gotten thicker, and doesn’t hold a style for more then a 3 hours, sometimes less. The Bantu Knots have been my saving grace. In my last post I styled with a gel product from Aveda: https://happykinksforever.com/2017/01/18/styling-with-aveda-flaxseed-aloe/   It’s a good product, just a bit expensive for me. I looked into making my own gel, but right now with a 6 week old baby.. it ain’t likely. So coming across the Shea Moisture gel was awesome. I bought this …

Styling with Aveda Flaxseed Aloe

What to do? What to do? What to do? When you’re 40 weeks pregnant and 3 days? I suppose staaaaay busy, busy, busy! Yo, my due date has come and gone. Now I’m hoping for a natural miracle. COME ON!!! I decided to entertain myself, by cleaning, laundry, exercising and playing with hair ideas. In my last post I did a Bantu Knot out. Its was a very defined Bantu. This time I did a fairly loose one, with thicker sections and less knots. Also I want my style to last a week, if possible. So I used a firm holding gel by Aveda. Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel A strong hold gel that offers maximum control for sculpting and molding hair. Made with certified organic flax seed and aloe, it adds body and enhances shine. For medium to coarse hair types Ingredients: Water, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Alcohol Denat., PVP/VA Copolymer, Polyquaternium-11, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Oryzanol, Tocopherol, Citrus Grandis Seed Extract, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-7, Glycerin, Fragrance, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Maltodextrin, Diazolidinyl …

Mini Twist Set * Protective Styling*

Hello, Beauties!!! I’m here with a protective style post. I’ve decided to take a break from styling my hair out, due to the weather. The cool weather is when my hair is in less control. Wellllll…its autumn and still feels like summer. Some days its high moisture in the air, and my tresses go looney. So, I’m done fighting. The twist are in! 🙂 To prep my twist I used Flax seed & Aloe Vera Gel mixed with 2 of my favorite butters, Kokum, and Shea. My concoction also contains oils: EVOO, Jojoba, Coconut, Jamaican Castor, Brahmi, Vitamin E, and a essential oil. For the oils, I use 1 tsp each for a 8oz container. Butters: 1/2 a cup of Shea, Kokum: 1/4 cup It took me about 3 hours. Unfortunately, my twist aren’t perfect, (not all the same size). But you can’t tell. Hehe! Hopefully, they last a few weeks. I will keep everyone posted! *TIPS: *You do not have to use a half gel half butter product on the hair. Gel alone is fine. …