Saturday, November 30, 2013

How I Use Coconut Oil

Heya, curlies!

I love using coconut oil as a pre-poo for my hair, but mostly during the warmer months. In the colder months, I usually pre-poo with EVOO because it's such a heavy oil for the winter dryness.
Right now, Syriah's hair takes coconut oil better than mine. I think that it's because my hair cannot take lots of protein, so if I constantly use coconut oil as I had been using previously, my hair will be more dry and brittle. So right now, coconut oil is mostly used as a pre-poo for both my daughter's hair instead of mine.
I also like using coconut oil on my face in the morning after I've washed my face. It's silky smooth, smells good, and not heavy at all. It's part of my facial routine. ;-)
Here is Syriah's hair with coconut oil in it. I have these pics in the previous post, I believe. This is on damp, finger de-tangled hair.

 Love the shine and the extra softness that it gives when I wash it out of her hair. It's amazing. Sometimes, I don't even need to use my Herbal Essences conditioner because the oil is so soothing that it's VERY easy to manipulate the hair. The last picture is the end result.
So, that's pretty much how I use my coconut oil during these cold months. Hope you guys enjoyed this post!  Follow me on Facebook for everyday tips and updates. Peace out!

                    ~Epic Realist~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pre-poo & Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter!

Heya guys! This is just a quick post showing Syriah's latest wash day routine and what not. I washed her hair yesterday, but first, I pre-pooed her hair with coconut oil and did finger de-tangling. Then I pinned the sections into bantu knots for later on.

Washing her hair is always fun. I find it just as therapeutic as washing my own hair. LOL! She loves it too. I talk to her about what I'm doing and then let her comb/brush her hair herself. I used my usual Shea Moisture Extra Moisturizing Shampoo and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration for conditioning. I realized that her hair is back past her butt. She gained back the length from the trim I gave her in June. ;) (and she got taller, too. lol)

I edited that second pic because I fell in love with the way she was looking. So cute!

So after I was done washing, I went to work de-tangling with my Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming moisturizer. I didn't need a lot of it because her hair was 90% already de-tangled from the conditioner... no knots whatsoever. Then I applied Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter that was given to me by someone who bought it to try it and hated it lol! But I had tried it about two years ago and although the smell was revolting at first, I enjoyed the way it made my hair feel and didn't mind the smell.
It smelled like an old people/herbal type of smell, but I don't mind it. So I tried it in Syriah's hair. It's kind of like a greasy butter... has beeswax in it and is 99% natural.

I put her hair in 4 braids. The shine was amazing! It felt like it was slicking down her hair very well. I had to use a brush to work the product into her wet hair... beeswax on wet hair is NOT fun to work with, I have come to realize. But the brush helped and it was wonderful! The shine is still there this morning.
So that's my little update and review. See ya later, divas!

My twist out using this product :)

Oh, check out my 'skills' in reversing a cornbraid style last week lol! :-)

                             ~Epic Realist~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Deep Conditioner: Organics Hair Mayonnaise Review

Hey guys! It's been a little minute. I just wanted to quickly show you guys the new deep conditioner that I tried yesterday. It's cheap, but very effective.  I love it!

I almost bought my usual Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, but I was in Walmart at the time and they jacked the price from $9.99 to $11.99. Hell no was I buying that! Walmart be tripping... raising prices because of popularity. So I started looking for cheaper deep conditioners without a ton of protein. I found this one, which I think has one type of protein only. It smelled wonderful... to me that is. The smell kind of reminds me of hair grease from back in the day! It was 3 dollars and change, so I said, why not? 

Consistency/Overall look: orange with herbs in it, thick with a little runniness
Smell: herbal, smells like hair grease
Price: no more than four bucks
Slip: amazing to detangle with

It was a wonderful deep conditioner! I put it in my hair before washing it and let is sit for a few hours, then rinsed it out. My hair was super soft and manageable.
So if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to deep conditioning, try this stuff. I've heard lots of raves about it, so more than likely, you won't be disappointed. ;)

See ya later, curly mamas!

~Epic Realist~