CROWN and GLORY

My NATURAL Hair...

I absolutely LOVE my natural hair!!!  I have been on my natural hair journey since the spring of "2014" and I have never looked back.  It saddens  me sometimes to think about the years of NOT knowing the beauty of my natural hair.  This is a condition of a westernized  ideal way of beauty.  For generations BLACK GIRLS have been told to tame our hair.  BLACK GIRLS have believed that our hair is bad, ugly, nappy, hard to have, unacceptable, and so on, and so on...  We have since learned to embrace our beautiful hair and wear our hair bold, big and NATURAL.  It's interesting how so many folks stop me to talk about my hair or the number of times folks boldly touch my hair without permission.  The fascination from others is fascinating.  To hear individuals with natural straight hair envy the kinky, coily, natural BIG afro hair of my fellow sistas amazes me. This envy comes in many forms; some compliment and other try to condemn. Jobs have been affected because of afros.  Children have been sent home from school because of their BIG hair and most recently an elementary school age girl; her head was shaved at school because of complaints falsely made about lice.  This act is called an assault!  This child's mother was not informed and the child went through the entire day of school with her head shaved like a cancer patient.  Degrading!!! AMAZING!!! Look it up for more informed details...

The POWER of The KINKS and COILS!!! The AFRO!

Seeing as how our hair is so FASCINATING and AMAZING and apparently POWERFUL too; it is our responsibility to let it SHINE and flow freely. No matter who can't handle it.  Curly hair is drier than other hair types and kinky coily hair is even drier.  IT IS IMPORTANT to keep our hair hydrated and moisturized daily.  This is how our hair flourishes. This is also why the little girl who was accused of having lice couldn't  have had lice.  Lice thrive in dry hair because lice CAN NOT grip oily hydrated hair.  This is also why caucasians and others with straight hair are generally the individuals who commonly get infected with lice.  It is not impossible for a black person to have lice but, it is NOT common. The treatment for lice is not a shaved head.  LOOK IT UP!!!! 

SOOOO...

since daily hydration is a must for the AFRO and Curly head community here are a few of my tried and true examples...

 

 

 

 Favorites...  Brands:  Deva Curl. Shu Uemura. Aveda. Hair Rules. Just to name a few... Hair LOVE.  Moisture and Hydration.   

Favorites...

Brands:

Deva Curl. Shu Uemura. Aveda. Hair Rules. Just to name a few... Hair LOVE.  Moisture and Hydration.

 

 I absolutely LOVE a "Hair Mask"  This one is a bit spendy but WORTH it!!! Leaves my hair so soft and manageable!  Moroccan Oil Hair Mask.  Hydration...   

I absolutely LOVE a "Hair Mask"  This one is a bit spendy but WORTH it!!! Leaves my hair so soft and manageable!

Moroccan Oil Hair Mask.  Hydration...

 

 I always have on hand a gloss/oil for extra shine and sparkle.  This is just one of a few brands that I enjoy.  This GLOSS does not leave my strands sticky or build-up.  Aveda Hair Gloss...   

I always have on hand a gloss/oil for extra shine and sparkle.  This is just one of a few brands that I enjoy.  This GLOSS does not leave my strands sticky or build-up.

Aveda Hair Gloss...

 

 I use this product during bitter cold winter months.  It protects my strands from snapping and breaking during cold and dry air months. This duo always leaves my hair quenched and protected.   "IT's A 10"   

I use this product during bitter cold winter months.  It protects my strands from snapping and breaking during cold and dry air months. This duo always leaves my hair quenched and protected.   "IT's A 10"

 

 I am a huge FAN of Moroccan Oil Products.  MY hair LOVES this product.  This styler is perfection.  I have twisted my daughters hair with this curl cream, I have roller set my hair with this product and I use it to create a slick smooth updo.  It has never left a white cast or cloudy film on my strands.   

I am a huge FAN of Moroccan Oil Products.  MY hair LOVES this product.  This styler is perfection.  I have twisted my daughters hair with this curl cream, I have roller set my hair with this product and I use it to create a slick smooth updo.  It has never left a white cast or cloudy film on my strands.

 

 CORRECTION!... Curly, kinky, Coily HAIR is exciting and will take time and care to learn how to LOVE your special specific strands.     

CORRECTION!... Curly, kinky, Coily HAIR is exciting and will take time and care to learn how to LOVE your special specific strands.  

 

 This Is my BABY!!!!... This mousse or Foam wrap is a miracle!!!!!  This is my all-time favorite.  I can use this product on dry hair, wet hair, last minute fresh ups and fixes.  It detangles as it styles and sets the hair.  Dries quick and leaves the best shine.  Never leaves my hair crunchy, flaky, hard or dried out.  This styler work so well and in any situation.  I order this foam wrap on-line with Amazon.com  $11 NAIROBI      

This Is my BABY!!!!... This mousse or Foam wrap is a miracle!!!!!  This is my all-time favorite.  I can use this product on dry hair, wet hair, last minute fresh ups and fixes.  It detangles as it styles and sets the hair.  Dries quick and leaves the best shine.  Never leaves my hair crunchy, flaky, hard or dried out.  This styler work so well and in any situation.

I order this foam wrap on-line with Amazon.com  $11 NAIROBI

 

 

 A Hair steamer is a life saver for curly, kinky and coily hair.  But and luxury for anyone that uses a steamer.  It also does wonders on the face during the hair steaming process.  Grab your favorite skincare product to apply onto your face while sitting under the steamer.  This can be a spa moment every week.   Amazon.com $79         

A Hair steamer is a life saver for curly, kinky and coily hair.  But and luxury for anyone that uses a steamer.  It also does wonders on the face during the hair steaming process.  Grab your favorite skincare product to apply onto your face while sitting under the steamer.  This can be a spa moment every week. 

Amazon.com $79

 

 

 

 Hair Vitamins.  I liked taking this hair vitamin.  I not only noticed a difference in my hair but my nails, brows and lashes improved too.  I have only done 2 month increments and I take a break.  Google this hair vitamin for yourself and check out the tutorial reports on YouTube.  Do your own research when considering any vitamins.  Sugarbearhair.com $30-35?      

Hair Vitamins.  I liked taking this hair vitamin.  I not only noticed a difference in my hair but my nails, brows and lashes improved too.  I have only done 2 month increments and I take a break.  Google this hair vitamin for yourself and check out the tutorial reports on YouTube.  Do your own research when considering any vitamins.

Sugarbearhair.com $30-35?

 

 

 My daughter...  She has an awesome head of hair!!! This is a twist-out.    

My daughter...

She has an awesome head of hair!!! This is a twist-out. 

 

 1st day roller set using one of my favorite stylers, NAIROBI foam. No makeup, just me and my moles. This is my 2nd BIG CHOP  "fall 2017-18"  Some of my shopping spots for these brands:  SEPHORA, ULTA, NORDSTROM and AMAZON.com  Please share your hair tips with the BLOG in the comment section.  For more inspiration check out my IG page @savvyluxe

1st day roller set using one of my favorite stylers, NAIROBI foam. No makeup, just me and my moles. This is my 2nd BIG CHOP  "fall 2017-18"

Some of my shopping spots for these brands:

SEPHORA, ULTA, NORDSTROM and AMAZON.com

Please share your hair tips with the BLOG in the comment section.  For more inspiration check out my IG page @savvyluxe