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Thursday, June 4, 2009

My love affair with Carols Daughter Loc Butter

I'm continuing my love affair with Carols Daughter Loc Butter. It smell deliciously luscious,and its light, yet moisturizing. Check out my latest hair style with the help of my sister-friend LaDonna McLean. She created this up-do for me to show off my lovely head of loc's..

How to start and Maintain Two-Strand Twist

Maybe you've thought about starting dreadlocks, a gorgeous hairstyle that is rich in history and speaks to the natural beauty of African hair. Locks can also be formed on non-African hair textures, and provide a unique alternative to more traditional hairstyles. But they're a major commitment, and sometimes, a commitment you might not be ready to make. So if you're interested in starting locks but aren't quite ready to take the plunge, consider two-strand twists.

Two-strand twists, sometimes called Senegalese twists, are formed by dividing the hair into sections, then taking each section and dividing it in half, leaving two sections of hair you wrap around each other. The end result is a rope-like strand of hair that should stay twisted if you have coarse/curly to tightly coiled hair. The benefits of twists over dreadlocks are many. While they have a similar look to locks, they are not permanent. They can be removed at any time, whereas dreadlocks, once formed, generally have to be cut off to be removed.

They are also an incredibly easy style to maintain. Once you twist your hair, you basically don't have to do much in the way of styling it until you wash it next. If you wash your hair once a week, that means spending a couple of hours twisting your hair after you wash it, and then doing little to nothing to your hair until its next washing.

Twists also allow some versatility with the styles that can be created while your hair is twisted. Depending on the length of your hair, you can leave your hair down, put in a headband or scarf, pull the sides up while leaving the back down, wear a ponytail or create an elegant updo for more formal events.

Another great thing about two-strand twists is that they stay shiny. Locks, on the other hand, form from matted hair and are naturally more dull unless products are added to them, but even then they don't hold the shine. Twists hold shine easily and with their naturally rope like appearance can end up looking quite beautiful.

Homemade Locking Accelerator

1 parts lemon juice
1 parts sea salt
8 parts warm water

put it into a spray bottle, spray hair ( best used when you are re twisting and haven't previously washed hair)

Note: Not recommended for frequent use- salt may dry hair..

Do You Know The Difference.. Natural vs. Organic Products

Even the most savvy and ingredient-conscious buyers can run into a bit of confusion when trying to shop natural. In addition, the whole “go green” movement has made it even harder for us ladies to distinguish what is labeled natural, and what actually is natural.

The first step to becoming a natural shopper is in distinguishing the difference between natural and organic products.

Here’s an excerpt from that briefly breaks down some important differences:

Natural products, be it skin care, makeup or products for the body, are usually made with ingredients derived from fruit, sugars, and vitamins. When a product says it has glycolic acid, that comes from sugar cane. Products that say they have vitamin B, C, or E, that’s usually considered natural. Also, products that say they have lemon or green apple extracts, they are also natural.

Organic products have to not just say they are organic on the label, but must be certified organic by the USDA or Ecocert (Canadian/UK organization). This certification means those products meet the organic standards of those organization. If you do not see that label, chances are those products are not organic. By having that label, it means there are no pesticides or chemicals such as paraben-free and petroleum-free.


If a product is labeled “natural” or “100% natural” that doesn’t mean it is so! The product just may contain some natural ingredient(s), since the regulations for labeling “natural” are pretty loose. (Although there’s definitely nothing wrong with most natural products that are correctly labeled so.) “Organic” on the other hand, if marked with the sufficient and certified label, is about as pure as it gets!

So when scouting for you’re beauty products next time, make sure to look at the ingredients or ask a sales associate if you are unsure of a product’s contents. If going natural (in every aspect) is your goal, it never hurts to do your homework!

Wanna read the full article? Follow the link:
Natural vs. Organic Beauty


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