Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday's Fresh Look!

I meant to post this sooner but our weekend got a little bit crazy! 

Due to Thursday's wild adventure, I had to re-style Ms. Bree's hair.  I decided to do something very simple that I could re-touch or re-do, if needed it.  This is her Friday Look.  

I also want to mention that we are trying two new products: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioning Milk. I will post the reviews on these two products in approximately three weeks (in order to write an accurate review on the products and how her hair reacted to it).

After washing Ms. Bree's hair with the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioning Milk, I sectioned her hair in two big sections (parting from ear to ear);

I applied Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer and detangled the bottom section with my fingers first, then I gently used the wide tooth comb to make sure her hair was completely free of any knots or tangles;

I divided the bottom section in two, (parting from top to bottom) in order to do two pony tails; then I did one big braid in each pony tail.  

After I applied Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer to front section, I made sure it was completely detangled.  

I sectioned the front part into 6 sections (see picture below);  I used ouchless bands to do the "connectors" style.  

After I applied the ouchless band on the bottom left section, I braided the hair enough to bring it over the top (middle) section, and tight the hair with another ouchless band.  

Then I repeated the process on the left top section, brought the hair over to the bottom (middle section), which formed an "X" pattern.  Then continued with the same technique and added the right sections. 

Front view:

Side view:

NOTE:  The Shea Moisture products have high reviews.  These products can be purchased online, Target, CVS, Walgreens, and/or Bed Bath & Beyond.

The only thing I can say about these products so far is that the ingredients are all organic, they have an amazing scent.

These are the listed ingredients:

Contains de-ionized water, Decyl Glucoside (sugar beets), African Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter) (denotes certified organic ingredients), aloe vera leaf juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5, rosemary extract, sea kelp extract, vitamin E, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract.

A Wild Looking Toddler...

As I promised Thursday, this in an update to the "All Natural Curlz" post (  

Are you ready to see this?    First, let me say that Ms. Bree had Art classes at school Thursday and as we all know, paint can be a little messy.

When she was instructed to clean her hands, well... she did more than just clean her hands, she washed her arms, her face and YES, by doing so she got her hair wet!! (which we all knoe is a big NO NO)

Thereafter, she went outside to the playground and when I picked her up from school, her hair was WILD!! 



Ms. Bree really enjoyed having her natural curls free and by using Kinky Curly products we accomplished a nice soft look that lasted for more than a day.  I deeply believe that it would have lasted longer if she would not have played with water.

I want to also add that her hair was not tangled at all! In fact, I had very little trouble sectioning the hair in order to get it washed and conditioned.

LESSON:  What I learned is that I cannot send her to school with "free curls".  Next time I'll probably do two pig tails and add the Kinky Curly products to each section.     

Overall, she loved it and had a great time showing people her natural curls, which to me is very important.   I want my daughter to feel comfortable in her own skin, to love herself from head to toes.  Although her style turned "wild", it still looked nice.