ON THE GO HAIR MOISTURE TIPS

I’ll keep it quick since I’m on the go these days, LOL. I don’t have as much time to spend on my hair with pageant queen duties, wife life, grad school, full-time job, and Game of Thrones, LOL. By the way, has anyone been watching lately. So disappointed the last season is ONLY 6 episodes, now what the heck am I supposed to do with my free time. Not that I have any free time, LOL.

In other news, a few moisturizing hairs tips that are quick and get you out the door faster.

SPRITZ

Every few days I spritz my hair with a little home mixture of equal parts avocado oil and water. This expands my hair strands, gives my fro that kinky frizzy look and gets me out the door real quick. Much faster than deep conditioning if you ask me.

ADD A LEAVE IN CONDITIONER MIXTURE

Around the last few days of my wash and go, at night, I usually, spritz a bit of water and add a creamy leave in condish to my edges and glaze a bit over the length of my hair as well. I put my black satin scarf on and in the morning my edges are laid and I swoop my hair in a big curly puff. The puff is my go to for old hair and when I have no time to wash. The leave in conditioner and water is great for a quick moisture boost.

ADD SOME OIL

I know, I know, many of us naturals have heard this time and time again that oil is not a moisturizer and this is true, but to maintain curl definition and avoid extra frizzy, I add a thin layer of thick oil (Apricot, Avocado, Olive) to the hair to make it appear moisturized. This is also good if you’re just doing it for the day and plan to wash your hair soon because then it just acts a pre-poo, so I guess it’s not all that bad after all.

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HAIR LOTION

Lately, I’ve been using the Botanical Bliss Caribbean Moisturizing Hair Lotion to get me out the door. I apply it to each individual curl, mostly the front where the curls get real frizzy after a few days. With the product in my fingers, I finger coil a dime size amount to help get the curl definition back and maintain my old style.

Hope these tips are helpful.

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Craig

2 PRODUCT WASH N GO

Lately, my wash n go’s have been the bees knees.  As some of my kinky-coily curlfriends may know, mastering the wash n go takes time. I use to be so concerned with shrinkage, but healthy hair and curl definition are the name of the game these days. I’m using more clean products that are sulfate free and paraben free and my kinks and coils just love me for it. Below, I’m sharing a few of my wash n go tips to help you achieve a great wash n go with just two products.

SO FRESH SO CLEAN

Always start on freshly washed and conditioned hair. I find my best wash n go’s start off with a squeaky clean scalp and hair. For extra shine and  to combat the dryness from the shampoo, add a thin layer of avocado oil to moisturize and smooth your strands out.

DEEP CONDITION

A good foundation is key. I find my wash go’s are full and voluminous when I’ve deep conditioned and taken that extra step to achieve maximum moisture levels. My wash n gos also last longer when I’ve deep conditioned. Don’t have time to deep condition, use a creamy leave in condish instead, beware though, make sure your styling products blend well with the conditioner so you’re not left with product residue on your hair that often looks white or flaky.

SOAK IT UP

Light hold gels and creamy styling custards work best for my wash n gos. Couple these types of products with soaking wet hair and my kinks and coils just pop. I often apply my styling products in the shower, that way, my hair gets the moisture from the water and the steam during styling time. The two products I’ve been coupling together to create my bomb wash n gos are by Botanical Bliss.

Caribbean Moisturizing Hair Lotion and the Lemon Meringue Curl Defining Custard. Shop these products and other BB products at: http://www.botanicalblissshop.com

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BLOT

Mixing all the products together can leave a little white film on my strands so after styling I usually towel blot the affected areas being careful not to disrupt the curl pattern and create unwanted frizz. You can opt to use a microfiber towel or t-shirt too. I find the t-shirt does a great job of soaking up moisture without causing frizz the best.

HAIR DRYER/DIFFUSER

My hair is extremely dense so I use two different styling tools to get my fro dry. I first sit under the hair dryer for a bout 20 minutes to get the top part of my hair dry and diffuse the inner and back parts of my hair with my trusty dusty hair diffuser. Of course, if you have less dense hair you won’t have to take these extra measures to get it dry, but for me, this is the only way I can make out the door in a reasonable amount of time.

Hope this tips help you achieve your best wash n go this spring and summer. Loving my results? Well, use code DEIDRA10 to receive 10% off your Botanical Bliss purchase.

Till next time.

Deidra Marie

YES TO HYDRATED HAIR

I say Yesto soft, supple, hydrated curls and coils. I’m a sucker for a good hair mask. Finally found another one that gets it right, is natural and smells amazing. Yes! Yes! and Yes! I tried out the Yesto Coconut Ultra Hydrating Replenishing and Moisturizing Hair Clay Mask last week and my hair is so happy, detangled and super hydrated. I’ll be trying the Yesto Brightening Hair Clay Mask and the Frizz Fighting Smoothing hair mask next. 2019 has been the year for using clean products with minimal to no harmful ingredients. For those who have taken this journey to living a clean beauty lifestyle, you know it’s not easy to purge of the old and bring in the new, so having the Yesto products to begin my clean journey has been a dream.

Before applying the hair clay mask, my hair was tangled from not washing or detangling it for almost two weeks, so I wasn’t expecting this mask to really do much as my hair was in pretty bad shape and most of the time when it’s like this, no product can really make getting it back into tip-top shape any easier. I thought I’d try something different and apply the mask to barely damp hair with a light spritz of water before shampooing. I let the mask sit for about 20 minutes, rinsed it out while finger detangling my hair. Detangling was a breeze because the mask really softened my hair and loosened up the tangles. After styling, my hair was very voluminous, hydrated and tangle free. This mask is a new fave and will now be apart of my hair routine. My kinks and coils are so happy now.

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One of my all-time favorite things about the mask would have to be the creamy consistency. It went on smooth and is by far one of the creamiest textures I used thus far.  It’s super soft to the touch, not to mention, all of their products smell AMAZING. I haven’t tried the face mask, but I’m thinking if the hair mask are amazing, the face mask must be equally amazing. Stay tuned for a face mask review in the coming weeks.

Visit Yesto to shop all the Yesto products. Hopefully you’ll find some amazing things that you can incorporate into your skincare or haircare routine.

Till next time!

Sincerely,

Deidra