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In this week’s natural hair story, we are shining the spotlight on a woman who balances motherhood and blogging full time, all while rocking her glorious afro! Let’s get started…
What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Olena Brackett, and I’m from Portland, Oregon
We all like to spend as little time as possible styling our hair each day. With cooler temperatures in full swing, protective styles can offer you a stylish look as well as protection from the elements. No matter the length or texture of your hair, you can wear a protective…
Dryness tends to be a common problem among those of us with natural hair. I have type 4C hair, and my hair can get very dry at times. Because of my hair texture, it can tend to look dull as well. When your hair is kinky, it is harder for the natural oils in your scalp to travel to
Deep conditioners are a regular part of my natural hair regimen. Now that we are approaching the fall/winter season deep conditioning is especially important because the cooler temperatures can wreak havoc on our hair. Deep conditioners restore moisture to hair, help maintain elasticity, strengthens hair strands, restores your hairs natural sheen, and helps to prevent and/or reverse damage.
Now that my hair is starting to grow out, I have been looking for different ways to style my hair. Most days I wear a ‘fro or I will pull it up into a puff. I have gotten a little bored with those two styles and want to try something different. Being that my hair is at a bit of an awkward length, it is hard to find styles suitable for my hair.
BEAUTY & STYLE
When it comes to wearing makeup, I like to keep things simple. Most days I only wear lip gloss and a little blush. There are times when I do like to get a little fancy tho’, and that means that my full face, including highlighter, must be on point.
Here are 5 of my favorite beauty hacks:
1. Exfoliate Your Lips
No one wants to deal with dry, flaky, chapped lips. To exfoliate your lips, add a dab of vaseline or chapstick to your lips, take a wet toothbrush and use circular motions to gently remove dead skin.
LATEST PRODUCT REVIEWS
Who doesn’t love a great conditioner? I know I do! I was browsing through my local Walgreens looking at hair products – which is the norm for me, as I am a bit of a product junkie. Anyway, I came across this Renpure Coconut Whipped Creme Leave-In Conditioner. I picked it up and put it back down a couple of times before deciding to actually purchase it. I have seen this brand in stores before but never gave it much consideration.
I have a long relationship with Creme of Nature hair products, as they were one of my favorite hair care product lines back when I was addicted to the “creamy crack.” When shopping for natural hair products, I would tend to overlook this particular line. I think I skipped over them because I was used to using their products on my relaxed hair, and didn’t think I could achieve satisfactory results with my natural hair.
I was excited to give this Eden BodyWorks Natural Pudding Souffle a try because I’d heard so many great reviews on it. I decided that I would use this as a part of my wash and go routine. I purchased this pudding souffle at my local Wal-Mart for about $8.