Thursday, October 23, 2014

My NATURAL HAIR Health Update! ;-) October 2014

Hiya, guys! I made a video explaining why I dye only the ends of my hair. Hope you enjoy and if you're thinking about coloring your hair, consider this technique.

Hair health: Currently my hair appears to be in great shape. I am deep conditioning every other week, doing more wash and gos, and experimenting with more protective styles.



Products: Since I can't afford too many Shea Moisture products at the moment, I am still using that Cantu leave in conditioner as my primary moisturizer, and I use my holy grail oil on top of that for MAXIMUM moisture sealing. This Cantu stuff works so well (for me, that is...Syriah, not so much)! I can rock a twist-out for a freakin week before it starts looking raggedy. Oh, and sometimes, a giant high bun at night works better than a pineapple.
If I am not using the Cantu, I use either the Shea Moisture Curling Souffle for my twist outs with the oil on top or I use the LA Curl Activator gel for a superb wash & go after washing my hair.

Postpartum Shedding: Actually, my postpartum shedding has been very minimal this entire time! Only my edges have been shedding, but still, not as much. Since my last baby is almost 6 months now, it's been dwindling down even more. Video about that is coming very soon! ;-)

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Peace out till laters! ;-)

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~Epic Realist~

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Avoiding Fairy Knots & Splits

New video! This is how I 'cure' my bushy ends. ;) #curlsofinnocence

On another note, have you guys always wondered what to do about fairy knots and bad splits in your natural hair?

Yes, this is the best (actually, only) way to combat this. You can't 'repair' them. You can't detangle those tiny little knots and somehow get them out; I have tried! LOL! I have 4A type hair in the front sides of my hair and that's where I get the most breakage and splits for some reason. It knots easier than the rest of my type 3 hair. Occasionally, I'll examine my hair and I'll come across something like what you see above. Yes, you will lose a tad bit of length cutting it off with shears, but it's better than to have it still sitting there, splitting the rest of your hair off and breaking.

Tips to avoid fairy knots:
-Detangle with fingers first before using a wide-toothed comb
-NEVER use a paddle brush until you've at least attempted finger detangling first
-Only detangle when your hair is wet. Not damp, WET, preferably with conditioner or coconut oil
-Keep your hair in a stretched state
-Avoid products that have a lot of chemicals, they tangle and dry your hair more

Hope you enjoyed this post. Peace out till later, curly mamas! ;)

~Epic Realist~


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Repairing Split Ends? Hair Fact #1

Hair Fact: There is absolutely no way to repair split ends. Do not be fooled by products that claim to do this. All they do is temporarily 'patch up' the split so it doesn't appear that way. Keratin is one of the ingredients that 'patch up' split ends.

The only way to get rid of split ends is to literally... get rid of them! That means that you have to cut the split part off. Then the hair is free to grow as it needs to without splitting all the way to the top of your head and breaking completely off. #hairfacts #naturalhair #curlsofinnocence

~Epic Realist~