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Revlon one step review + thanks for 1k!
Christmas was extremely good to me last year (ah that sounds so weird 😣) I received a lot of things I was thankful for and one of those things ended up being my REVLON - Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer ... okay so technically my mom told me to buy it as her gift to me but hey a gift is a gift 😂 Let me just start off by saying I have extremely thiccckkkk 4b/c hair. This went through my hair like nobodies business without me risking carpal tunnel like blowing my hair out with a blow dryer and brush does 😂 I was so amazed at how well it did because I thought it wouldn’t be heavy duty enough to get the job done and it was! Now I will say that a key to me doing my hair thoroughly was parting my hair. Usually when I do my hair I do four parts. I part my hair down the middle breaking it into 2 and then I part each section in half give me 4 parts in total. When I was using this I think I had 16 parts in total. Sounds super crazy and time consuming but I promise it wasn’t. I also made sure that I had my heat protectant on deck. I used twisted sista blow out creme and an ors olive oil heat protectant. I also deep conditioned my hair with the aussie - 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner for like an hour or two before blowing my hair out. As seen in the last picture I currently have my hair braided down. Over quarantine I’ve become a sucker for protective styles so I’ll braid my hair down like it’s nothing 😂 I really like the length blowing my hair out gave me. So this is my testimony for my coily girls! Also thank you for 1k everybody! This is really unreal to me (bc I have never been this popular before Omg) and I can’t wait to give you guys more content :) thank you so much for following me and reading my posts, it means so much to me ❤️
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infamous.maya
My favorite clarifying hair mask?
I have a hair ritual that I’ve been doing for a couple of months. Since about April I’ve been using a clarifying mask on my hair, one that most people use on their face. The mask? AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I’m in love with it to say the least. It defines my curls and cleanses all the dirt and grime from my hair. I have low porosity hair so I am no stranger to hair build up. Last week I had done a twist out on my hair and the conditioner I used was HORRIBLE in my hair. It kind of balled up into this bumpy residue and it made me not even want to touch my hair. I applied this mask to my hair and it was like I had brand new hair. To make my hair mask i use: however much Aztec clay I think I’ll need a combination of hair oils to make the mask smell better and also for added hair benefits (or so I think) DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil AFRiCAN PRIDE - Hair Growth Oil I put in my Apple cider vinegar before the hair oils BRAGG - Organic Apple Cider Vinegar I mix everything up, split my hair in four sections, wet each section individually and apply the hair mask
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How I fully transitioned and grew my 4b/c hair
My hair journey is something that means a lot to me. As a child I was always known to have hair so long it reached the middle of my back. Whether my hair was curly, straight, braided or in twists it generated a lot of talk. That’s why when I went natural and lost basically all the length that I somewhat had it was such a shocker. I was natural as a child before I began to get a relaxer at around 3rd grade. It was needed since my mom had just gotten over breast cancer for a second time and my long thick curls were too much for her to take care of. My hair still retained its length, even as I went into middle school but once I hit 9th grade I’d realized something. My length was gone. Now I will say SOOOO many hair mistakes were made when I began doing my own hair in high school. I put too much heat to it, I manipulated it too much, and I didn’t care about my strands enough. I honestly don’t know at what point I realized I wanted to go natural but at the end of my sophomore year I did. My mother who is a very traditional black woman when it comes to hair made it crystal clear there was no way in hell I was getting the big chop I wanted. Because of this I was forced to transition over. I vividly remember the first product I used as a natural being SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie this served a good purpose since my number one goal at the time was curl definition. I don’t mind that as much anymore because I have come to terms with the fact that my hair type is NOT loose curls. Since quarantine that goal has changed. My goal I’m March went from “how do I get my hair to curl” to “okay how do I retain length and keep my hair healthy” and I knew my answer. Braids. I’ll be the one to say I absolutely LOVE braids but I HATE getting them professionally done for so many reasons. The main one being when my scalp gets too dirty the braids gotta go. That is a problem when braids cost 100 and I’m over them in a month 🗿. This pushed me to doing my own braids minus the braiding hair. Every two-three weeks I take my braids out, condition my dry dirty hair, wash the conditioner out, wash my hair, deep condition, and prep my hair for braids. Sometimes I blow dry my hair before I braid it (because I want the length😗) and sometimes I just braid my coily hair as is. This has helped keep my hair healthy and grow it all quarantine. These are the products I’ve used: AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Leave-in Conditioner AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Growth Oil DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil ECOCO - Eco Style Argan Oil Gel ECOCO - Eco Style Professional Styling Gel Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil cantu - Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair aussie - Miracle Moist 3 Minute Miracle with Avocado for Dry Hair Repair Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask Aunt Jackie's - Don't Shrink Elongating Curling Gel
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infamous.maya
How I fully transitioned and grew my 4b/c hair
My hair journey is something that means a lot to me. As a child I was always known to have hair so long it reached the middle of my back. Whether my hair was curly, straight, braided or in twists it generated a lot of talk. That’s why when I went natural and lost basically all the length that I somewhat had it was such a shocker. I was natural as a child before I began to get a relaxer at around 3rd grade. It was needed since my mom had just gotten over breast cancer for a second time and my long thick curls were too much for her to take care of. My hair still retained its length, even as I went into middle school but once I hit 9th grade I’d realized something. My length was gone. Now I will say SOOOO many hair mistakes were made when I began doing my own hair in high school. I put too much heat to it, I manipulated it too much, and I didn’t care about my strands enough. I honestly don’t know at what point I realized I wanted to go natural but at the end of my sophomore year I did. My mother who is a very traditional black woman when it comes to hair made it crystal clear there was no way in hell I was getting the big chop I wanted. Because of this I was forced to transition over. I vividly remember the first product I used as a natural being SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie this served a good purpose since my number one goal at the time was curl definition. I don’t mind that as much anymore because I have come to terms with the fact that my hair type is NOT loose curls. Since quarantine that goal has changed. My goal I’m March went from “how do I get my hair to curl” to “okay how do I retain length and keep my hair healthy” and I knew my answer. Braids. I’ll be the one to say I absolutely LOVE braids but I HATE getting them professionally done for so many reasons. The main one being when my scalp gets too dirty the braids gotta go. That is a problem when braids cost 100 and I’m over them in a month 🗿. This pushed me to doing my own braids minus the braiding hair. Every two-three weeks I take my braids out, condition my dry dirty hair, wash the conditioner out, wash my hair, deep condition, and prep my hair for braids. Sometimes I blow dry my hair before I braid it (because I want the length😗) and sometimes I just braid my coily hair as is. This has helped keep my hair healthy and grow it all quarantine. These are the products I’ve used: AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Leave-in Conditioner AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Growth Oil DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil ECOCO - Eco Style Argan Oil Gel ECOCO - Eco Style Professional Styling Gel Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil cantu - Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair aussie - Miracle Moist 3 Minute Miracle with Avocado for Dry Hair Repair Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask Aunt Jackie's - Don't Shrink Elongating Curling Gel
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infamous.maya

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Favorite products for 4c Hair
Favorite products for 4c Hair
Have you all tried African Pride hair care? It’s so good for thirsty curls! My 4c hair has a hard time retain moisture but this does the trick. Their products are also super affordable but perform better than a lot of high end brands. AFRiCAN PRIDE - Hold & Cover Edges AFRiCAN PRIDE - Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner AFRiCAN PRIDE - Prep & Leave-In Moisture Butter AFRiCAN PRIDE - Take Down Moisture & Detangling Masque AFRiCAN PRIDE - Shea Butter & Flaxseed Oil Curling Cream
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theluxeminimalist
Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner
AFRiCAN PRIDE-Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner