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!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

BeYOUtiful



Hey curly girls! Today's post is all about you! Not your hair, just you. Honestly, I didn't prepare any natural hair blog post this week so I'm just winging it lol.

Curl confidence is really important to me because I remember the days of hating my hair. I envied the straight hair of my friends and acquaintances. I didn't begin to love my curls until my mom did the big chop and I saw how much she loved her fro :-). Confidence in your curls is important but confidence in yourself is even more important!

We are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)! I see too many girls being called beautiful and they respond by saying, "Oh, stop!", or "You're just being nice", or my
 least favorite, "Stop lying!" I'm sure there are a few different reasons why these responses are given but none of them are right. Sorry to be so blunt. I want my words, whether spoken or written in a comment, to inspire other young ladies. I don't want them to mimic women who are basically degrading themselves. When someone tells me I look beautiful I say "Thank you!" If my mom and I compliment each other on how pretty we look one day we will both say "Girl, I know I look good!" There's nothing wrong with accepting a compliment :-). You are God's handiwork! You are a masterpiece!...just let that sink in. 



Enough about looks...lol...moving on to inner beauty! Beauty of the mind, personality, ideas, interests etc...Being yourself is the most freeing thing evah! I feel like I crack God up all the time when He witnesses my senior/blonde moments that happen way too often. Once I was looking for my cellphone...while talking to someone on my cellphone...I know He got a real kick out of that.
Anyway, we all have different personalities.  I think it's beautiful how we balance each other out. Quiet vs opinionated. Leaders vs followers. Planners vs "go with the flow" people. When we all come together we make a perfect fit :-). That's the beautiful thing about unity. We all bring something different to the table...imagine if your family was getting together for Thanksgiving dinner but everyone brought a turkey...how boring would that dinner be! What about the glory greens, mashed potatoes, and the pumpkin pie?! Our differences, believe it or not, play a huge part in bringing us together.


Love who YOU are! There's nothing worse than trying to be someone else because only you can be YOU. So be the best YOU you can be <3. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ringlet Wash and Go!



I've been doing braid outs and twist outs almost all week. Protective styles, though they are awesome for your hair, can be a lot of work and take some time...especially if your hair is long. It's always nice to default to a quick and easy wash and go.

The wash and go I did this week is the picture above. I've done this style once before and I love it! It's basically a post rope braid twist-out wash and go. I used Eco Styler Gel because it gives my twist outs the most hold and rope braids easily come undone if you don't use good product. This wash and go makes your ponytails and buns look awesome! I usually always go with the pony tail because I love having all the ringlets hang. You don't have to worry about frizz with this wash and go which is one of the main reasons why I love it! Frizz free=Worry free! Just make sure you're using the right product and the size of your rope braids aren't too big.

This is a great two-day hair style process. If you're a full time student like me AND work you don't want to waste any time wondering what your curls are going to decide to look like the next day :-)

Here are some steps to make it more clear:

Day1: Rope Braid Twist out with Eco Styler Gel. Keep the braids in over night and then rock the twist out the next day. I usually wear a bun with this.


Day 2: Wash and go time! After you wash your hair, apply your styling products. I use very little of Tresemme conditioner as a base for my styling products. I follow up with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie as my leave in, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard as my gel (mostly applied to the ends). Pony tails, half up-half down hairstyles, and buns look great with this Ringlet Wash and Go!

Enjoy!

Tip: Keep your scalp well nourished and clean! This not only keeps your hair healthy, but helps it maintain healthy hair growth as well! I've been doing an olive oil (2 Tablespoons) and lemon (1 Tablespoon) scalp treatment. There are many other types of oil treatments for all types of hair but the steps are similar for all of them: Massage it into your scalp, keep it in for 30 minutes (you never need to keep any oils in your hair for longer than 30 minutes), then wash it out. Pay attention to how often you should do what treatment you choose. Mine is twice a week at most. 



With morning comes the morning curly girl mane...Embrace it(;

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Curl Types

Hello curly girls! Today, the Bobi Curls blog has a gotten a well deserved makeover look and a couple new pages for you to check out! We now have tabs dedicated to specific hair types. Feel free to check out those pages to get even more ideas and inspiration.

"Loving my curls is not an act of acceptance, it's just me embracing who I am."