feb 2018 hair care routine


Though not much has changed I just want to keep you all updated!


  • Before I wash my hair I always add a generous amount of oil- normally either shea butter or avocado oil


  • Prior to washing, I rinse my hair with warm water to get rid of the excess product and oil
  • I wash my hair once a week using Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo. I normally wash three times; I could probably do two washes and be fine but I like three.
  • Normally when I wash I try to massage my scalp for at least one of the washes. Scratching your scalp can leave your hair tangled, so I try to limit it.

I always use warm water to wash


  • I always deep condition after EVERY wash. it’s essential to making my hair easy to maintain. I’m currently using Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment mask, but I also really like Eden Body Work’s Natural Deep Conditioner (they just didn’t have it at target when I needed deep conditioner).
  • I section my hair in four parts. I work one section at a time to add conditioner then comb out that part using my denman brush (which is a lifesaver- it defines your curls and makes detangling easier). Then I normally twist the section that I just added conditioner to or use a ponytail holder to secure it. After all sections are done I go over my hair once more with the denman brush
  • I either sit under the drier for 15 minutes (while wearing a clear shower cap) or use an old target bag over my shower cap for about 30 minutes. I like both methods but the bag is easier if you’re trying to do other things while deep conditioning.
  • I rinse out the deep conditioner with warm water then after it’s all out I use cold water to rinse my hair. It seals in the moisture and reduces frizz.
  • I then take a t-shirt and wrap it around my hair to dry it.


protective styling is a must, especially in the winter. it helps you retain moisture plus it’s easier to maintain. I need something that’s going to be easy to maintain. Mostly because I’m a little lazy.

  • pick the right protective style- the two most popular styles are braid outs and twists outs. i used to do braid outs a lot until one of my friends twisted my hair and I saw how much less shedding I had. After that, I pretty much only do twists or twist outs.
  • Once a week I wash, deep condition and style my hair. I do twists of some sort. How I style the twists depends on if I’d like to wear it down or not- I’ll do flat twists if I want to wear it down. I like flat twists because the root is twisted so it’s easier to get through.
  • Normally i leave the flat twist in for a day or so then untwist it. I moisturize my hair every day.


Normally I do the LOC method, but I read that doing the LCO method reduces frizz so I plan on trying that out.

  • Liquid/Leave-In- I use water and peppermint oil first (they’re mixed in my spray bottle; Leave-In- I use Miss Jessie’s Leave In Condish
  • Cream- I use Cantu’s Coconut Creme and Camille Rose’s Curlaide
  • Oil- I use OGX coconut milk, shea butter and avocado oil.

my main tips-

  • wash and deep condition weekly
  • protective style
  • drink lots of water! at least half your body weight
  • use satin ponytail holders and bonnets
  • also use a satin pillow case
  • be gentle while combing your hair

this is the amount of shedding I had after eight days of no combing (i don’t comb my hair when it’s twisted, I had it in a twisted style for two days, then wore a turban for three (i put a bonnet on underneath to keep my hair protected from the turban), and then wore it different ponytail styles for three days.

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June 2nd

Love the skin you’re in. The best way to achieve this is to be comfortable. Though everyone has body insecurities one way to avoid them is by wearing cute clothes. The right hairstyle, outfit and makeup (or none if you choose) allows you to feel confident. You want to know that you are the best version of yourself. In order to really take care of yourself you have to take care of your body. So dress up or dress down. Do what makes you feel beautiful!

Day 29

Cheers to leap day! For those of you that don’t know leap day is only once every four years because technically the Earth has a full rotation every 365 1/4 days, so every four years we add February 29th to keep the calendar moving! Today also marks the end of Black History month. That’s today’s topic. I am a firm supporter of Black History month and love learning about my history, I just wish the explortation (and the study of the exploitation) of African-American accomplishments was celebrated all year, instead of just the shortest month of year. But I digress. I love celebrating my history and I love all parts of myself (especially my racial identity). It’s part of self-love really. Celebrate yourself. Celebrate Black culture-without appropriating it of course, but that’s a topic for another day. Happy Black History Month everyone! 💋 



So for Christmas my mother got me a lot of things to help me do my makeup-brushes, eyeshadows, et cetera. Last week I decided to try it it, just to see what I could do with it. I’ve never filled in my eyebrows before so I asked my younger sister to do those.  I got almost everything at Sephora (I signed up for a beauty card and since my birthday had just passed I got a two free lipsticks)! I love the Nars tinted moisturizer- mostly because it doesn’t look like I have much of anything on. It’s very natural. The matte lipsticks by Nars are very easy to go on and do not dry out your lips like the Mac mattes often do. Stay fabulous! 



In Michigan, we get snow in the winter. It’s inevitable. Normally I’m not as excited about the snow, but today was the first snow of the year. Since it is late November, this is actually really late for the first real snow. It’s been warmer than usual, but the snow was refreshing. To me it represented a positive time, the holiday season and my birthday which both make me very happy. Cheers to the snow!