Ebin New York Products Review for Naturals or Relaxed Hair

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This is a sponsored post, but this is my honest review.

If you are natural and look for a great budget friendly product to lay down your edges, I recommend the ebin 24hr edge tamer. We have been using them for months now. My girls and all have 3 different hair types and the products work for us all and we have just about used them all up. We love these products….

Good morning all….

Being 100%  Natural can be a  little expensive..one way I have offset this experience is by my blog and youtube channel …Since starting to blog and my channel I have begun to receive FREE Products as well as on yesterday my first paid post….if interested in how I do this please inbox me with your questions…I love free stuff and getting boxes in the mail..

 

 

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Natural Hair| Winter Care| 

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When season change, we have to also modify how we care for our natural hair. The winter time is an optimal time to see a low of growth due to the need for less manipulation and the use of protective styling which will be addressed later in the article.

Less frequent washing: I most wash my hair weekly in the summer and spring which usually works best for me. I mostly cowash with Tresseme Flawless curls conditioner after a apple cider vinegar rinse. Now that it is cooler it is not necessary to walk weekly so I can make it 10 days to 14 days.

Scalp Nourishment : Don’t only focus on your hair. To keep down on dryness in the scalp by adding a daily treatment…I use coconut oil or castor oil.
Moisturized Daily: I have learned that you have to moisturize daily  to keep your hair from being dry I usually do my moisturizing at night and once my hair is semi dry, I cover it with a silk scarf. I do use a home made moisturizer. My hair feels soft and moist the next day.

Seal with a heavy cream: I also seal my ends with a home-made Shea butter cream or some I previously purchased from different brand. You have to find what works best for your hair.
 Deep Condition: To help with moisture retention, it is advisable to do regular deep conditioning treatment especially during the colder months. I try to deep condition one time a month 
Protective Styles: In the past winter seasons, I wore double strand twists all the time. This time around, my choice of style are crochet braids and wigs. Protective styles help you retain moisture and keep your hair length. They also prevent hair damage as you would not be over-manipulating your hair so much. Protective styles come in different forms, including wearing wigs, braids or weave installs and hats. I do wear scarves and hats a lot during the winter. The only time that my hair is seen in public is when I am going to church or an event.

Trims: What better time to get rid of those raggedy ends than the winter time? It ‘s cold, and you are either wearing a protective style or some hat , so why not just go ahead and cut off those unhealthy ends. This is the best time to do it.

In closing, make sure you find out what works best for your hair and do what you can to take care of your hair take care of your hair year round especially in the winter. How do you take care of your hair? What about you? Do you have any winter hair care tips that you can share with us?

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Natural411| Protective Styles|

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The seasons is changing and so are the styles that will work for your natural hair.

It has been a little cooler plus humid along with the days of rain. So I have been considering protective style options.

My favorite go to options are wigs. I feel that wigs are easy and can be changed quickly if I don’t like them. Most times, I will customize my wig to fit my personality and my face. Protective Styles give your hair a break as this can help to achieve your desired hair goals due to low manipulation.

How to cut your lace wig/ Custom Cut

How to Make A Crochet wig

My favorite Lace wig (Irene)

Do you wear protective styles?

What are your favorite protective styles?

Much Love 💖 Nora

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Natural Hair: How to Get your Curls Back

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Me and my curls

Me and my curls

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After cut and trim

 

Hello curlies,

Once you make the decision to be Natural and chemical free you begin to focus on your curl pattern. You wonder, do I even have a curl pattern? What is my curl pattern?  ( there are many resources to help you determine your curl pattern)

There are also issues with maintaining ones curls pattern after you have made the decision to blow out or straightening your natural hair. There has been a lot of  individuals who struggle with getting their curls back after the straightening process and wonder how do I get my curls back.

One thing that we must keep in mind is that the heat can be damaging to your hair and you gave yo use a heat protectant with any heat process.

It is recommended to do deep conditioning and protein treatments I order to get the pH balance back in your hair. ( Aproghee offers protein treatements and reconstructors for your hair) I also do an apple cider vin eager rinse on my hair to help with cleansing of the scalp/ hair shaft of build up as well to assist with getting my curls back and have notice great results.

Caring for your natural hair requires a lot of patience and work. You have to be committed to the cause. It is well worth it. My hair is the bees that it has been in all my grown life. I just wish I had known all the information before now.

Enjoy your natural journey and what you don’t know ask someone and get you a good stylist to maintain your trims as this is another ways to maintain growth and healthy hair by getting rid of split ends.

I am including pictures of my most recent trip to the salon and getting my trim.


 

Much Love 💖 Nora

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Natural Hair: Summer Hair|Curly Fro Series

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perm rod set results

Are you struggling with what to do with your hair doing the summer months. During the summer, I am sure that you are looking for some easy style that requires little to no maintenance. For me I have found the perm rod set to be my go to style. The perm rod set has been around for many years, but as a natural you may not have thought that your hair would respond well to the perm rods.

Some naturals may select other protective styles like, braids,, crochet braids, twists styles, faux locs, and wigs. There are many options and that is one of my favorite things about being natural with the ability to have versatility and numerous choices when it comes to making the ultimate decision as to what styles will work best for you.

Since my surgery, I had to find something that was easy and I researched and decided that this might just be the best style for me and I am so glad that I gave the perm rods another try.  I also did not realize that my hair had grown out enough so that I could transition my old perm rod set to a high puff.  I was so excited when I figured that out on last week.  If I was not sick I would have did the “happy dance”

The products that I used were  my water moisturizing mix, argon oil eco styler gel, and the white and blue perm rods.  I chose the blue rods for the back and placed the white ones in the front because I wanted a looser and larger curl in the front. (you will be able to see in the video) I sleep with the rods overnight and the next morning to ensure that my hair was completely dry I sat under my hair dry for 30 minutes.

Sample perm rods( I used blue in back and white in the front)

sample pictures of different perm rods retrieved from web

sample pictures of different perm rods
retrieved from web

What is your favorite summer style? have you tried a perm rod set and if not do you think that you will try one in the future?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in the comment section below.

Much Love, Nora

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Natural Hair: |Signature Style| Perm Rod Set

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Since I have been recovering from surgery. I have been struggling with what to do with my natural hair. In times past when I knew that I would be under the weather or out of commission for a long period of time, I would get a protective style. My protective style of choice is usually braids ( box braids, Senegalese twist or micro braids) I have also lately been stuck on wigs. Wigs are one of the easiest protective style that you can have if you can stand wearing the wigs as I do not think that wigs would be a good choice when coming to a lot of resting as that is what I have been having to do since being released from the hospital.

Below is a video of my results..please feel free to share and leave comments or ask questions about this style.

 

Much Love 💖 Nora

Live,Love,Laugh

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Welcome

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This is something new for me…Welcome to my blog on everything natural from hair to fashion & healthy living.

I have been on my natural hair journey for two years and I am very pleased we with the process.  If I had known the things that I have learned over these past two years,  I would have never relaxed my hair.

I can’t cry over spoiled milk but must move on to using what I have learned to have healthy hair and to share with others that are interested in having healthy hair.

thanks for reading and following my blog. Feel free to share and join in the discussion.  If I don’t have the answer I will find out and report back to you.         

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Photo from my 1st year and salon visit getting my hair deep conditioned and ends trimmed. ..

I really was inspired to keep going with the journey after seeing that  My hair could look like this.  My stylist was pleased as well and said ” your hair does much better being Natural”

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