Thursday, February 11, 2016

Concerning the Righteous


Hello, beauties! This post is about a study I did in the book of Proverbs. I wanted to find verses concerning those who are righteous. Whenever I found the words righteous, upright, pure in heart, trustworthy, etc, I wrote down what was said about them. It was a really cool study! I found a lot of reoccurring themes and seperated them into five catergories. I felt led to study this because I believe it's healthy to look in the Word and remind yourself of who you are in Christ Jesus. 

1. IDENTITY


- I am as bold as a lion
- I have Joy and Gladness
- My light shines brightly
- Though I fall, I will rise
- I understand what is right

Verses: (10:28, 13:9, 24:16, 28:1, 28:5, 29:6)

2. Paths established by God/I will not be moved


- He establishes my paths/makes them straight
- My steps won't be hampered 
- I will not stumble. I won't be moved. I will stand firm. 

Verses: (3:6, 4:12, 10:25, 10:30, 11:5, 12:7, 16:3)

3. Blessing/Provision 


- Blessings crown my head
- My children are blessed
- My house is blessed
- Good health
- Success
- Prosperity 
- Honor
- Life
- What I desire, will be granted

Verses: (2:7, 3:8, 3:33, 10:3, 10:6, 10:24, 11:19, 11:28, 13:25, 20:7, 21:21, 28:14, 28:20, 28:25)

4. Relationship with God


- The Lord hears my prayer and it pleases Him
- He loves me
- He delights in me
- I am in His confidence

Verses: (3:32, 11:20, 12:22, 15:8, 15:9, 15:29) 

5. Safety/Protection/God is my Refuge


- I am without fear of harm
- God is my refuge and shield 
- I am delivered from death
- I am rescued from trouble
- No harm will come to me

Verses: (1:33, 2:7, 2:8, 10:2, 10:29, 11:4, 11:6, 11:8, 12:21, 14:32, 16:17, 18:10, 28:18, 28:26)


Be encouraged :-)





Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Office Bun

Hey girls! Any of you work in an office where you can't wear your hair down? Messy buns and ponytails can get old real fast. Here is a great hairstyle option! 

Step one: section off the front of your hair and make two twist braids on both sides (total of four front braids) 

Step two: make a low three strand braid with the remaining hair

Step three: loosley twist and pin the braid into place

Step four: take your front braids and wrap those under and around your bun. This creates a cool "crown-like" effect. You will need to pin these braids into place as well. 

And you're done! Cute, simple, and easy! 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Good Habits

Happy New Year! The month of December and January are always times of reflection. What did you like about this past year? What didn't you like? What are you going to do different in the new year? etc. This post is about BASIC habits every curly girl should know and keep!

(1) Rules for washing your hair: 

- Use a wide tooth comb! This helps to reduce frizz while you're detangling. Be gentle with your hair while you're combing as well. Harsh hair brushing can cause frizz and split ends. 

- Avoid drying your hair with towels. Towels cause unnecessary frizz. Instead, use a soft rag bought specifically for this purpose or use a t-shirt. 

- Rinse your hair with cold water. I know this sucks when the weather is very cold but it helps lock in the moisture and reduce frizz. 

(2) Avoid heat: 

- Chemicals from hair coloring hurt our hair. Intead of the silky smooth and bouncy curls we had before they can become damaged, dry, and brittle. You don't want your healthy hair journey to become a hair recovery journey. Now, don't get me wrong...I think curly hair looks amazing with tasteful highlights. The difference is we can't color our hair as frequently as others would. It wears and tears our hair and becomes more of a chore to keep it well hydrated. 

- Also, avoid flat irons and blowdryers. As stated before, dry your hair with t-shirts or air dry (air drying takes a lot more time but this way usually gives you the best result). When it comes to straightening your hair, do not do this often! The more often you do it, the more high your risk is to get curl damage. I straighten my hair 1-2 times a year. 

(3) Don't wash your hair everyday! Doing so can make your curls loose it's natural curl pattern. 

(4) Healthy ends, happy curls!

- Be sure that you're trimming your ends enough (once every six months is healthy). Trimming helps prevent split ends. When you trim your hair, you're not losing a great amount. Cut just above the curl that your hair makes. No more, no less!

- When you're applying your products, your ends should be the most saturated. Well nourished ends results in well nourished hair ;-)

(5) No Shampoo! Use a cleansing conditioner instead and when you rinse your hair massage your scalp. 

Have a great weekend, everyone! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Braid-out and Festive Braid


Hey there curlies! This week I did a braid out. It was a simple two-braids/Laura Ingalls Wilder style braid out. The results are in the pic above. I used my go-to products: Tresemme conditioner, Kinky Curly Knot Today and Kninky Curly Curling Custard. My hair was SO soft! The cold air can make your hair feel really dry and brittle so this was great! 

The day after, I was going to church so I wanted to do something special with my hair. It was basically the "Pre-Christmas" service so I figured I should make an effort :-). 

The braid-out result was still very obvious and made my hair easy to dress up. All it needed was a simple yet festive braid. I took a chunk of the front of my hair (right side) and French braided it. I continued the braid, then when I reached the middle section I fish tailed it, and finished it with the regular three strand braid. This added a neat dynamic to the braid and I loved how it turned out! 

Happy Holidays, everyone! Enjoy your time with friends and family <3


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Perm Rod Style


Hey curly girls! Today we are featuring Danyel! Her hair type is 4b and below are the steps to achieve this fun look. Enjoy! 


Note:
 The picture with my hair out in a curly afro is what the style looked like after two weeks of having the style. And the one where it is in a pony tail is also three weeks. The ones with the scarf and hat are the first week.

(If you want to blow out your hair for this style, do it before doing this step) If you are not blow drying your hair out, it will help a lot to start on wet hair. Make sure you have as many perm rods or rollers that you want to use for this style. I wanted medium to small curls so I used skinny perm rods. 

Step 1:
Separate your hair into four sections to make styling easier on yourself. Either bun each second up into a bantu knot or simply wrap it up.  

Step 2:
Take one section of your hair and un-bun it. To make sure your hair is extra conditioned and shiny, I put in some honey, milk, and oatmeal leave-in conditioner and then some Olive Oil shine enhancer spray. I rubbed it in this section of hair and went on. (That whole part is optional!)

Step 3:
We will put this section into mini twists. I did six twists in each section of my hair. Taking the section you just took down, grab a small amount of hair (or however much you feel will make your first twist) and began to detangle it while still wet. After you've detangled, create your twist and continute the rest just like that. 

Step 4:
Continue the previous step until each four sections of hair has six twist in each section which should account up to 24 twists. 

Note: Doing this gives it extra curl action before you even put the rods in, but if that is not your style, you can detangle each section as I mentioned but instead of doing six twists, simply go to the next step. 

Step 5:
So that I get extra curly hair before I put the perm rods in, I slept with the twists style overnight but I have done this hairstyle all in one day before. So it is possible. Start from whatever side you want and grab one twist. Make sure the rest of your twist are out of the way. Unwrap the twist and take one section, moisten up that part if you want and slowly wrap that piece in a spiral action. 

To Complete the spiral curl: Take the piece of hair and start from the END of your hair. Wrap the hair around the perm rod twice, then roll up once. Repeat this step until the perm rod is all the way at the root of your hair. 

Step 6:
When you're done, place a nice sized bonnet over your head and sleep, when you take the hair down, your hair will be super curly. 

Step 7:
Always loosen up the curls, because after taking the perm rods out, they will bounce all the way to the root which can become annoying and you want length to your hair. Take a curl and slowly and carefully separate it so that the curl is looser but still bouncy  and not frizzy. 

There ya go! 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hair Refresher Spray


Waking up with a halo of frizz is never fun. Some days (*cough* most days *cough*), I don't have time for a quick wash and go. I enjoy the warmth of my bed for as loooonng as possible during the cold fall/winter mornings so I don't have as much time to fix up my hair to perfection :)...let's be real! 
Those days when your hair still looks awesome and you just need to smooth out your frizz in the front or wherever your problem areas are you need to hydrate it. 
I can't say this enough...Your new BFF is water!

Keep a spray bottle in your refrigerator with some water and a few pumps of your favorite styling product in it. I also add some rose petals for a fun aroma. 


Step 1: mash up your rose for five minutes, add a few pumps of your styling product, mash it up for five more minutes 

Step 2: put your mash in a strainer over a mug and pour hot water over it

Step 3: place a cloth over a cup (or your spray bottle) and pour your liquid into it

Step: put it in the refrigerator so it can cool...then enjoy! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Diva-Bun



I know I'm a day late! Sorry, sorry, sorry! Better late than never though, right? Here's a new hairstyle post, curlies!

This is obviously a bun, but it's a little different. It's not a messy bun or twisted bun. You take all of your hair, twist it around ONCE and then secure it with your hairband (use a hairband that already has some stretch to it). You're going to have many fly away hairs. No worries! That's what bobbypins are for :). If your hair is past your shoulders, you can even just wrap each fly away hair strand around your bun instead of using bobby pins. That way you don't need to worry about losing any pins in your hair AND it helps to secure your bun even more! #winwin

This look is very simple and the size of the bun as well as hair accessories (optional) can dress it up and make it look very dramatic.

Quick tip for the type 2 hair types: you may need to do some extra work to get the fullness of the bun. Some teasing and a bit of hairspray can go a long way.

Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!