Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Product Line Review

Hauls and Product Reviews, Natural Hair

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Hello lovelies,

I started using some products from the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Line back in November of 2014 after I cut my hair.  I am actually impressed with all of the products that I have used, because I have tried other natural hair care product lines and was under-whelmed with some of the products.  This hair care line advertises for not using chemicals with sulfates (harsh soap), silicones (coats hair strands), parabens (preservative), and mineral oil (heavy oil).  I will briefly review each product.

The sulfate-free cleansing shampoo is great.  It removes buildup and cleans my hair without my hair feeling stripped or dry.  One thing that I noticed about this shampoo is that my hair had curl definition.

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I like the conditioner because my hair feels really soft and manageable.  I like to sit under my bonnet dryer so that the conditioner can penetrate my hair shafts.

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I really like this leave-in conditioner.  It’s thick and creamy.  It keeps my curls defined when I do my twist outs.  I like to use it as a daily moisturizer when my hair feels dry.

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I really like this co-wash.  It does a great job cleaning and conditioning my hair at the same time.  What I normally do is massage the co-washing on my scalp and hair then rinse it out as a shampoo.  Then, I put some more on my hair for a few minutes for some conditioning. I rinse it out, put some leave-in conditioner in, and style.  This co-wash is great!  I was really impressed.

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Be on the look out for more product reviews and hair care tip!

Brandi

DIY Hair & Beauty: Avocado Conditioner

DIY, Natural Hair

Good morning everyone!

It seems like I haven’t done a post in a while.  I love conditioning my hair.  It’s vital in keeping my hair strong and healthy.  I wanted to share a simple natural conditioner I used on my hair using an avocado, a ripe banana, and extra virgin olive oil.  According to beautyandtips.com, avocado has a lot of health and beauty benefits.  It helps with dandruff, dry scalp, frizz control, and other hair and scalp issues.  Bananas have very similar benefits for hair and scalp issues as avocado.  Bananas help with split-ends, moisture retention, and protecting hair elasticity (blackhair101.com).

Here are my ingredients:

I bought a soft avocado and I let a banana get ripe.  It’s easier to mix if both are soft.

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I didn’t measure the extra virgin olive oil.  I added quite a bit to help mix the avocado and banana.

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Here’s The final mix.

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I had the conditioner on my hair for about an hour.  I sat under my bonnet dryer for about 15 minutes for a deeper conditioning.

My hair felt soft and it was fairly easy to detangle my hair.  My curls and coils were springy and defined which is something I look for when caring for my hair.

Here’s my hair.  There are pieces of avocado and banana in my hair.

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Next time, I’ll use a blender or mixer instead of a whisk and masher.  I hope this was helpful!

I’ll be chatting with you soon;-)

Brandi

Protective Style: DIY Crochet Wig

DIY, Natural Hair

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Hey beautiful people!

If you have been following my blog, you know that I change up my hairstyles often.  I have been protecting my natural hair.  I recently made my own wig. I have never been a fan of wigs because they look unnatural, and most of all, they are uncomfortable on my big head. I purchased one a few years ago, and it was so tight that I couldn’t think clearly. I accepted the fact that braids and crochet hairstyles would be my go-to styles to protect my hair. I don’t do sew-ins or weaves.

On a brighter side, my wig is super comfortable, cute, and natural. I have been wearing it for over a week now. I can take it off to workout and rest. I am currently working on another for myself and someone else.

Have any of you natural ladies tried wigs or any other protectivestyle?

Talk to you soon!
Brandi xoxo
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Support a Sista

Inspiration, Natural Hair

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What’s up beautiful people?

A little over a year a ago, I saw this YouTube video from Toni Daley where she expressed her frustrations with company who was supposed to be specialized in black hair care. Well, long story short she expressed the need for black women to support other black women’s businesses and black owned businesses. She initiated a movement called Support a Sista so that we as Black women can uplift and support one another.

Here’s the video:

I have been more strategic about supporting other sisters. I will be sharing my experiences as well as highlight sister owned businesses and services that I have had the opportunity to support. I want to encourage other sisters to do the same.

#SupportASista  supportasista.com

Closet Chic: Day-to-Day Wear

Closet Chic, Natural Hair

Here’s another look from my closet.  I wore this outfit to work yesterday. I work with children so I need to be comfortable yet business casual in a school setting.  I chose my high-low sweater, orange pants, and boots.  I also wore my orange and brown beaded necklace and earrings.  As you can see, I have a new protective hairstyle I will discuss in a later post.  I also carried a new tote to hold my cell phone, tablet, and other essentials that I needed.

Outfit details:

Coat:  Forever 21

Sweater: Rue 21

Pants: Sear’s

Boots:  Shoe Show

Jewelry: Dots

Tote: Walmart

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