Monday, September 29, 2008

My Spiral Set

Since my hair is shoulder length I like to use the yellow magnetic rollers and the all purpose metal clips. Depending on where I'm at in my regimen I might shampoo and deep condition or just do a co-wash (deep condition).

Tools You'll Need:

rattail comb
glycerin/water mix
magnetic rollers
salon all purpose clips
coconut oil
nairobi foam
bobby pins
CD's mimosa hair honey

1. Part hair into 4 sections and secure with non-metal hair band.

2. Spray my vegetable glycerin and water mix onto each section of hair, seal with coconut oil, then I use my Nairobi Wrapp it Shine Conditioning Foam, about 1 pump should do it.

3. I take my rattail comb; part across then I take about 1 inch section of hair, next I take the roller and wrap the end of the hair around the bottom of the roller and roll the hair all the way around in a twist-like motion; then clip at the roots( top part of roller).

4. I do this for each section, if you find that your hair dries to fast after applying the nairobi foam and glycerin mix, spray a little more moisture to it, do not add any more foam this will dry your hair and make your hair hard.

5. Sit under a hooded dryer until hair dries.

6. To style I separate the curls into two using a little Carol's Daughter mimosa hair honey or sometimes I'll just use coconut oil. Then I'll part 1 1/2 inch from the top of my left ear to the top of my right ear. Next I put some more hair honey on my edes and pin the remaining hair at the top of my head, creating a faux hump.

This style usually lasts about 4 to 5 days. Then I'll shampoo and deep condition and most likely do a braid out or bun to give my hair a rest from all that maniputlation.

Make-Up Products

I'm not really a big make-up kinda girl but I do like to look nice whenever I go out somewhere special or if I'm trying to look nice for myself. Here are the products I use...

Shishedo- Foundation Primer

Bare Escentials- Dark/Deep Starter Kit

Tarte- Combo Eye Couture Day to Night Eye Palette

Clinique- High Definition Lashes Brush, Then Comb Mascara

Sephora- Eyebrow Kit

Carols Daughter- Lip Butter

Mac Lipgloss- lustreglass (bateaux)

Loreal- Eyelid Primer

These items help me transtion from going to church; to going out to a fundraiser dinner with my husband. It creates a natural look and then it can transform into a sexy sensual look. Now these

items are a little pricey, I like to invest in products that are good quality and will last me a while.

And even if I don't create a full look on a day to day basis I can at least brush a little translucuent powder, some lipgloss and mascara and walk out the door. Especially with a 4 month old and a 2 year old.

These products can be found at Sephora, Macy's, and Walmart

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hair Tools

Denman Brush

Rattail Comb

Goody's Wide Tooth Comb (Detangler)

Jiberle Shower Comb (Detangler)

Applicator Brush

2 Towel Turbins

Applicator Bottle

Ion Bonnet Dryer

Flat Iron: Coriliss

Magnetic Roller: Red, Yellow, Green

Metal Roller Clip

Closed bobby Pins

Saran Wrap

Satin Bonnet

Hot Tools Braid Sealer

Flat Iron: Andis (found at walmart $17)

Plastic Caps

Hair Products

Kink-Curly: Transitioners Tonic and Curling Custard, Knot Today

Carols Daugther: Tui Shampoo or Rosemary Mint Shampoo, Black-Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner, Mimosa Hair Honey, Healthy Hair Butter, Tui Smoothie, Loc Butter, Hair Milk, Lisas Hair Elixir, Tui Hair Oil

Trader Joe's: Apple Cider Vinegar

Nairobi: Wrapp It Shine Conditioning Foam

Ms. Key: 10 en 1

Hairobics: Theraputic Shampoo

Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner

Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner

Heritage Products: Rose Water

Organic Coconut Oil

Avocado Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil