Sunday, September 26, 2010

How do I color my hair...and the story behind it...

Color…Color… How do I color my hair???
Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about how do I color my is pretty simple but it is a long process…
I have to let you ladies and gents know that my color did not get to be like this overnight..I did not go to a salon to make my hair this color so drastically..When I did my BC…I was sort of happy with my natural hair color but I wanted a color anyways… I did not want to do anything too drastic so I decided to life my color little by little.


I first dyed my whole hair this nice red color…it came out brighter than I expected but I loved that color but then my hair became dry..dry…dry.. Geez… I knew I had to do something quick so I decided to try out a regimen right after I color my hair. Every time I dye my hair (which is every 3 months or after…)I do these following treatments for every other day for about a week.


1.I immediately use a protein treatment(like an egg/soybean oil conditioner) in my hair and leave it on for half an hour(Day 1))
2. I skip a day and I do a moisture conditioner (like Elasta QP DPR-11) and leave in for a half an hour (Day 3).
3. I skip another day do step one again.
4. I skip another day and do step two again.

Then three months later, I decided to go for a more deep, berry red color…I so hated it…I could not stand it at first. I thought it was way too dark and you did not really see the red…but after a few washes and many more co-washes, the color looked better and it was not that bad after all. I also did the same steps to repair my hair afterwards. I am really paranoid when I color my hair.


Another three months later I decided to change things up and color my hair a deep brown/black except for a part of my hair I wanted to keep a nice red color. So I went to the store and bought my hair dye again and did everything. I made a rectangle part of my hair that I wanted to single out and color it the bright red and the rest. Remember ladies and gents since I colored my hair over time…it was easier for the hair color to lift the natural color of my hair so the color will show better over time….when I did that.. I thought the part of my hair that I wanted lighter would be lighter..But it didn’t. That did not discourage me at all.


I did the same conditioning process like in the beginning…and waited six weeks so I can try and make that section brighter… I decided to try this honey blonde color…LMAO!!—it was roots took the color more and make my roots brighter than the other color ends…but it was not that grew out quickly…


Another six weeks later I dyed my hair the usual color I use and it went more back to normal.


I did it one more time for my 25th birthday and it came out great. I also had a great time!!


Like I said it is a long process and my hair did not become this way overnight…I wanted to make sure that I can color my hair and try to keep it healthy at the same time… and you can… You can make up your own regimen and see what works for you… You also have to experiment what color works for you..I always use Clairol Textures and Tones…and their conditioner is great to use as a moisture treatment after you dye it. You can have color and have healthy curls!!


Thursday, September 23, 2010



Doing my happy dance!!! yay!!!
I learned so much and my has has grown sooo much in one year..
I have not straightened it out as of yet
I don't feel like it anyways...I like it curly..


Well...Boucle still likes wash and goes!!
and she loves twist-outs &&
Aussie Moist..

She still acts bitchy to color but right after some deep moist conditioning and protein treatments...her bitchy-ness goes away immediately...


People still love her...and always touch her but I tell them she does not like they respect her gangsta..


She has a personality of her own and I just go with the flow with her... If I don't do what she wants...its a bad hair day for me...


I can't wait to see what other adventures this mane of mine will take me... It has been one hell of a ride so far!!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blues and Browns Eyeshadow Tutorial..or whatever..Lol


I decided to do this wonderful tutorial because it simply looks pretty...

Here are the things I used...

Some Navy eyeshadow I bought from my local beauty supply store
This eyeshadow called METRO from Avon
White eyeshadow from the same local beauty supply store

Blush called PINKY from NYX cosmetics
White eyeliner from ELF cosmetics
MAC lipstick in VELVET TEDDY
Lipgloss in I WANT CANDY from Victoria's Secret
Some Navy eyeliner that my mom used so much the name brand worn out...
Eyelid Primer from ELF cosmetics


1. Put some primer on your pretty eyelids..
2.Apply the Navy eyeshadow on your eyelid only...Apply more if you want more of an dramatic look.
3.With a blending brush, you apply the Metro eyeshadow in the crease of your eye and in the outer corners of your eyelid, like in a "V" shape.
4.For some reason, I use a blush brush to blend in the two really blends well for me...
5. I use a small concealer brush and use that to apply th white eyeshadow to the arch of my eyebrows. Make sure you blend well...
6. Apply the white eyeliner to the inner eye, near the makes your eyes look brighter in the morning....
7. I applied the navy eyeliner to my top lid and water-line of my eyes...
8. Applied blush, lipstick and lipgloss lightly so it would not look like its too much....
and that's pretty much it...


I would have done a video but I have to study for finals...maybe next time...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Staple Products...

Happy Tuesday...

I wanted to list my fav staple of products because many people ask me what do I use on my imma list it right about now...

-Organix Vanilla Silk Shampoo
-Suave Clarifying Shampoo for Normal Hair

-Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship
-Herbal Essences Totally Twisted
-Tressemme Flawless Curls
-V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie conditioner(for co-pooing)
-Garnier Fructis Triple Moisture

Deep Conditioners
-Elasta QP DPR-11
-Miss Key 10 en 1
-My concotion-Greek Yogurt, Olive, Soybean JoJoba Oils, Honey...(damn I forgot the rest)

Leave in Conditioners
-Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine
-Kinky Curly's Knot Today

Wash and Go's
-EcoStyler Gel (with Olive Oil)
-Kinky Curly Curling Custard

-Elasta QP Mango Olive Butter Cream
-Organic Stimulator Twist and Lock Gel
-Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade
-SheaMoisture Shea Butter
-Bee Mine Curly Butter(Mango)

-Olive Oil
-Soybean Oil
-Castor Oil
-Jojoba Oil
-Grapeseed Oil

-GNC Women's Well-Being(Be-whole) Multivitamin and Mineral

and trying soon..
GNC Omega Complex

Ok...that's it...I gotta get back to work...
Oh shit its lunch time... See Yah!!