Hair Care

How I ACCIDENTALLY Dyed My Hair Purple!

How I ACCIDENTALLY Dyed My Hair Purple!

  AWWWW I'm purple!!!! I bet you guys are like "this girl doesn't know what she wants to do with her hair". If you said that trust me you'd be telling the truth. I've worn over 20 different hair styles in the past year. I like to think that hair is an accessory and you should switch it up and just have fun. I've always seen pictures of bold, confident,women of color rocking their natural l hair with these funky vibrant colors and I've always wanted to do it yet I've always chickened out. Youtube Star Coloured Beautiful and the multi-talented Cydara are my inspirations when it comes to a women of color rocking these types of hair color. They are able to pull it off so effortlessly that I've always wanted to join the fun. So how did I accidentally dye my hair purple? Well, see #whathadhappenedwas, I decided that…
My new hair: I’m Officially a Blonde Bombshell!

My new hair: I’m Officially a Blonde Bombshell!

After months of talking about it I finally did it. I went Blonde, and what a glorious thing it is!!  If you follow me on all my social media outlets (as you should be doing), you would know that I've been dying (no pun intended) to go blonde for months now. I've seen blonde hair on some of my favorite celebs such as Nene Leakes (yes I love myself some Nene), Chrisette Michele, Keri Hilson, Mary J Blige, and Amber Rose, but I was always too scared to take the plunge. 7486
Hair Cuttery Gave me the Best Spring/Summer Hair Do!

Hair Cuttery Gave me the Best Spring/Summer Hair Do!

  Yep! I changed my hair again!! *Twirls* I honestly believe hair is an accessory. It's not something you should obsess over, but you should just have fun with it. Last week I was drooling over this picture of a natural haired beauty with a platinum blonde box hair cut. Yes, I am linking you to my instagram again and that means you should follow me! Now Back to the subject at hand, my hair. So after falling in love with that picture my husband who seems to be a little bit more into my hair styles than I am now a days kept asking me when I was going to get it done. I was hesitant because that style is like super epic! I questioned myself. Do I really have what it takes to pull something like that off? I took a picture of the style to my fave…
Bye Bye Dry Itchy Scalp! Thank You Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil!

Bye Bye Dry Itchy Scalp! Thank You Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil!

I love Ayurvedic hair products. I've been using them since I decided to go natural in 2009. For the past couple of months I've been pre conditioning my hair with Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil and I can honestly say that it has definitely changed the way my hair feels. Natural hair, especially 4B-4C type hair has the tendency to look a feel dry. What I love about Darshana is how noticeable the difference is afterwards, the best thing is my dry itchy scalp is no more!! *cue gospel choir* My hair stylist couldn't even get rid of my dry itchy scalp so I say this product is absolutely amazing! 7118

AgeBeautiful helps me go Big and Bold with my new Hair Color!

I have been itching for some added color to my hair. First I was all "I'm gonna save up and have it professionally done". Then, after doing my budget and realizing if I wanted to live a debt free life I was not going to be able to afford such a splurge I decided to do it on my own. I just skipped on over to my local Sally's and purchased two tubes of the AgeBeautiful hair color in 3V which is a Dark Brown Plum for $5.99/tube. The swatch at the store appeared to be a dark brown with bold purple highlights. This is how the color is supposed to look on someone who has my type of hair.   I was super excited to see if I could recreate this color. I mean it had everything I wanted. I loved the bold fuchsia highlights and the rich dark…

Natural Hair Color Bold and Beautiful.

I really really really want to color my natural hair. Although I just went natural and I should be focusing on perfecting my regimen I can't help but stare at pictures of gorgeous naturals with amazing daring hair colors. The photo of Chrisette Michelle above stops me in my tracks. First of all she's wearing a box hair cut and it's strategically colored the perfect shades of blonde to fit her face. Match that with stellar brows, glowing skin and a fierce matte red lipstick and you have the perfect look.  I've decided that I am going to color my hair, but I'm going to wait until May. This will give me an extra four months to grow my hair like crazy, perfect my regimen and decide on the perfect hair color. In the mean time here are a few Pinterest Natural Hair Insipration's that I've stumbled upon    
California Lace Wigs And Weaves Malaysian Loose Curl Review

California Lace Wigs And Weaves Malaysian Loose Curl Review

California Lace Wigs and Weaves is one of the largest online  vendors of Custom Lace Wigs. I had the opportunity to chat with the founder Annette Jones about the company  and you can read all about it here. Now lets get to this super fabulous hair!!! While California Lace Wigs and Weaves makes amazing custom wigs they also retail hair extensions. In the picture above I'm wearing what they call the "Basic Closure Package" which consist of a 16" medium density swiss lace closure and 2-18' 4oz bundles of Malaysian Loose Curl Hair. The hair came packaged in a nice box and was already shampoo'd and deep conditioned. I re-shampooed and conditioned the hair as I always do to make sure it was sew in ready. During the washing there was no issues with shedding or tangling. I allowed the hair to air dry and it went right back to…
My Chocolate Hair gets an Upgrade!

My Chocolate Hair gets an Upgrade!

Remember back when I showed you my awesome Chocolate Bundle Remy Hair? No welp, click here and refresh your memory a bit. This hair is 100% human and has not been previously chemically treated. This means you can custom color this hair to whatever shade your prefer. I decided that I wanted to do something funky and change the hair to a dark brown with purple highlights. Now, we all know that the color of the swatch you see is not always how the color comes out. It probably would have had I left it on a little bit longer but all in all I was pretty happy with the result. Afterwards I washed and deep conditioned the hair and left it air dry. The following day I curled the hair using the wand. I had no shedding or tangling issues whatsoever! If you take a look at the first…
Chocolate Bundle Remy Hair Review

Chocolate Bundle Remy Hair Review

  Time is definitely flying! I am 8 months into my transition phase and my roots are telling all my secrets. This time I decided to take a break from my usual and rock some Chocolate Hair! Chocolate Hair is by the company ChocolateHairs.com and is 100% Unprocessed Natural Virgin Cuticle Hair. I received three packs of hair in the following lengths 14,16, and 18.  6718
It’s a wig Molly Review

It’s a wig Molly Review

It's a Wigs "Molly" is ubber ubber super duper short. Like honestly either my head is just massive or  the model in this picture has a super teeny head because it took me FOREVER to get it to fit my head. Okay let me give you the basics, as I said this is a Human Hair full cap wig. There are no combs but there are adjustable straps on the back. In order to get this baby on I actually had to unhook the straps. I think the best way to wear this wig, if you have a lot of hair, would be to mold your hair down or really really get your hair flat. Even after a good flat iron I still had too much bulk which caused the front not to lay down as far on my head like the picture of the model 6709
Get the Scoop! California Lace Wigs and Weaves

Get the Scoop! California Lace Wigs and Weaves

California Lace Wigs and Weaves was established in the Summer of 2006 by Annette Jones. Quickly rising to one of the most sought after American Lace Wig Vendors around. California Lace Wigs and Weaves offers a plethora of options ranging from extensions to Stock Lace Wigs and Weaves, Custom Units and even Medical Lace Wigs. Now that I've been wearing extensions and wigs while I transition I jumped at the chance to chat with Annette and learn a bit more about the brand. Check out my interview below. 1. How did you get your start in the Wig and Hair Extension Industry? I have always loved hair, so wearing hair that is of great quality was always important to me. In early 2002 I heard about lace wigs and went on a quest to find out who was making them. Back then it was a Hollywood secret and hard to get info on…
Beauty Blogger Favorite Heat Protectants

Beauty Blogger Favorite Heat Protectants

  [colored_box color="grey"]Affliate Links[/colored_box]     Since I'm transitioning, protecting my hair from heat damage is very very important. I've had heat damage before and so when half of your hair is damaged and straight and the other half is naturally curly it really makes you rethink things.  I usually try to keep to only using heat on my hair 2-3x's per week and when I do I always reach for a heat protectant.  Heat Protectants protect your hair from the potential damage that can result from daily use of heat-related hair care products, such as dryers and flat irons. With the help of some of my Beauty Blogger Friends I put together a list of our favorite heat protectants. Check out the list and where you can find them.  1. Carol's Daughter Macadamia Nut Heat Protectant $17 -Mama Fashionista   2. Redken Iron Shape 11 Finishing Thermal Spay $19 -15 Minute…
Pantene Truly Natural Hair Care Line

Pantene Truly Natural Hair Care Line

[colored_box color=" grey"] "Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pantene through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pantene Truly Natural, all opinions are my ow [/colored_box]   Transitioning is not easy. I've made it to month 7 by the grace of God, but each and every time my hair isn't in a protective do I just want to grab the scissors and start snipping off all my relaxed ends. Taking care of your hair while transitioning is very important. This is why I alway look for products that are geared towards natural hair but will work well for a transitioner like me.   I recently had the opportunity to try out the Patene Truly Natural Hair Care line and I really like the products. Since I'm wearing my hair in a braids with a sew in I usually have tons of product build up on my…
SassySecret Clip in Bangs with a Side Swoop!

SassySecret Clip in Bangs with a Side Swoop!

Last February I had Senegalese Twist installed. I hadn't had braids in years and I wanted to take a break from doing my hair so I decided that they would be the best thing. Everything was going great honestly, the braids didn't feel too tight around my edges and I had no issues with hair bumps that indicate such. No problems that is until I took my braids out. I noticed thats some of my hair came out with my braids seriously thinning the edges along my right temple. The picture shown above is actually about several months later with tons of new growth, even though the area is still thin just imagine that it was 10x's worse when it first occurred.  As a Women of Color I know how precious edges are and how it can cause one to lose a bit a self confidence. I mostly now wear…
Quiet as a Hair Dryer?? GlamAlley Q Zone Quiet Dryer Review

Quiet as a Hair Dryer?? GlamAlley Q Zone Quiet Dryer Review

I've had my fair share of run in's with a hair dryer. Their hot, heavy, and noisy. I'm transitioning so I'm taking a lot of care in all aspects of my hair, including the blow drying process. Usually when I blow dry my hair I'm stuck upstairs in my bathroom with the door closed to contain the noise and not disturb my husband and his TV watching.  Anyone else have this dilemma? I recently received the Q Zone Quiet dryer to review, and honey it came at the right time because my previous dryer was on it's last legs. The Q Zone Quiet dryer retails for $110 and is equipped with a Power Booster as well as a removable concentrator attachment. I personally didn't think it would live up to it's name. I've become accustomed to the fact that hair dryers are just supposed to be loud. The louder they…
Jennifer Hudson Rocks New Short Hair Cut for Black Girls Rock

Jennifer Hudson Rocks New Short Hair Cut for Black Girls Rock

Jennifer Hudson stepped onto the red carpet of Black Girls Rock leaving her long flowing tresses behind and rocking a short cropped pixie cut. I absolutely think this is the most flattering hairstyle I ever seen on JHud. It's almost as if this hairstyle completes her entire new look.  Some say it's a really nice lace wig, kind of the like the one Beyonce sported when she instagramed herself with a short do. Either way I am absolutely in love! What do you think of JHuds new hairstyle?
New Hair! It’s a Wig Human Hair Eve Remi Review

New Hair! It’s a Wig Human Hair Eve Remi Review

  Okay so you guys know that I am re-transitioning. We are officially on month number 5! The first time time transitioned I big chopped at 5 months. I am currently trying to make it a year before I BC so I don't go through that awkward too long/too short phase. Plus, I hate headbands. At my age I think headbands should be let go, but that's for another post. In between sew in installs I've been needing a way to style my hair. My roots just won't let me be great and I don't like to use a lot of heat. Luckily "It's a Wig" came to my rescue and sent me this human hair wig called Eve in the color P1b/BG/350/144. Eve is a pre cut remi wig with some fly color located on the front and sides. I  apologize that I don't have a shot of the…
Is Blonde the New Black? Four Celebrities that Make me want to go Blonde!

Is Blonde the New Black? Four Celebrities that Make me want to go Blonde!

Is Blonde the new Black? This is a question I've been asking myself as I see more and more celebrities drop the dark hues and opt for bolder do's. Many will argue that blonde hair does not look good on African American women and that they should leave this look to our fairer skinned counterparts, but I for one do not agree! The more I see these women of color sporting these gorgeous coifs the more I want to jump in the salon chair and say lighten me up! Blonde hair is not only gorgeous, but it is a lot of work.  There is the upkeep, re dying of roots, deep conditioning and plethora of treatments just to keep your hair looking good and healthy. I plan to sport my own sun kissed do pretty soon, but since I'm not ready to take the major step and dye my own…
Is the Wet Wrap Fashionable Enough to be Worn in Public?

Is the Wet Wrap Fashionable Enough to be Worn in Public?

I opened my email today and I was completely shocked.. no floored to find that the Wet Wrap is considered to be fashionable enough to wear down the runway. I remember many times getting my hair wrapped and then tying it up so that I could unwrap it in the morning. I also remember "ghetto" women walking around with their hair wrapped as if it were a style. Have these women been redeemed? Were they merely 15 years ahead of their time? Apparently so.... To my surprise the Wet Wrap has graced the stage at NYFW in the LOUISE GOLDIN SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION show.  Products used were from the Rene Furterer line of high performing styling products.  Anthony Turner of Art Partner designed an extreme futuristic hair look for the highly anticipated Louise Goldin Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The look starts with sectioning off a length of hair with a rattail comb at…