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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meet Taren!!! I love her hair and I am constantly stalking her youtube channel!!! I have recently started using my diffuser again because I need my twistouts to be DRY in the morning to avoid frizzing!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cute pic!
Coily Girl Rockin a hat!!! Kinda blurry, but I thought this was so cute! We all know how hard it is to get our curls to fit under a hat!! LOL

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hopefully, everyone enjoyed themselves this weekend!!  My vacation is dying down, and now I've got just one more day to decompress before going back to the grind. (yuck!!)
Just thought I'd mention to you that my twistout actually came out really nice yesterday!!!  My twistouts are usually horrible on the first day with all kinds of "puff" and "frizz; going on. For some reaon, it actually came out really nice!!

I have to attribute this to the Knight's Extreme Moisture conditioner. I'm telling you, this stuff is the TRUTH!!!!!!! I wish I had more info on it, but I have no idea how you can get it. My hair has been drier than ever this winter, and this conditioner has really helped soften and moisturize my curls.

I meant to take pics yesterday, but I had a hat on most of the time and my curls were flat and squished. I was really happy with the results.

Friday, February 12, 2010

How will you LOVE your curls this Valentine's weekend??

Hey Coily Girls!!! As I told you a few days ago, my bf and I are thinking of going skiing!!!  In order to prepare my hair, I've decided to dedicate this whole day (Friday) to pre-pooing, co-washing, and deep conditioning my hair!!  I have been negligent and lazy and putting it in puffs a lot more than usual, and my ends have repaid me by becoming very brittle!!

So..... I woke up early this morning to pre-poo my hair with: honey and olive oil. I microwave it for 15 seconds, put it in my hair and pull on a plastic cap.  I left the mix in my hair for 30 min.

Next, I co-washed my hair with Hello Hydration. I ran out of my Trader Joe Nourish, which is my FAVORITE conditioner, so hopefully this won't affect anything. The HH just doesn't work as well for me.

Then I applied my new conditioner I got from my stylist called Knights' Extreme Moisture. Washed it out about 5 minutes later.

Now.... I'm sitting with my Hair Mayonnaise and honey in my hair. Say what you want about Hair Mayo, but it has been the best deep conditioner I have ever used. Nothing soothes my thirsty ends like the HM. One thing I've noticed about the HM, it makes my hair reaaally curly. I can actually put on a headband and walk around with it in public in my hair. It actually looks kinda cute. LOL

I'll leave this in for about 2 hours maybe, and then rinse my hair and twist it it with raw shea butter. Once my hair COMPLETELY dries, it should be perfectly moisturized, albeit a little shrunken.  LOL  It takes my hair a good two days to resume its normal length which is just above shoulder length curly.

By day three, I usually LOVE my hair. I try to wash it a few days in advance when I have plans.

Check out this video!!  I just thought this girl's hair AND style was FLY!!!! I would like out try different blow-out and roller styles like this in the spring and summer.....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wow.... the ladies of "The View" Discuss Natural Hair.....

I must have missed this being at work.  I loved what Whoopi had to say!
Well, I'm going on Day 4 of my unexpected Snow-cation!!! This has been GREAT!! I have never loved being a teacher as much as I do right now. School was just canceled again for tomorrow, and Monday is President's Day, so I'm in a reaally good mood right about now!!

On another note, OMG!!! I'm so in love with Corinne Bailey Rae's hair right now. She is my favorite hair idol right now. Length-wise, I think HER hair is a realistic goal for me. Texture-wise, we're similar, especially if I really take my time with my hair and make sure it's moisturized properly. I love her hair in these pics:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Look who uses Miss Jessie's!!

 It's Maia Campbell, thankfully looking better than we've seen her in a looong time. I always liked Maia.

At some point, I plan to revisit Miss Jessie's.... and give her products a try just ONE MORE TIME. One thing I do know, it won't be any time this winter. My hair has been too dry for me to gamble with any new products!!

Well, it's Valentine's Day week! What are your plans for the weekend?? My bf and I plan to go skiing!  I'm excited. I haven't gone in a loong time!  Before I go, I plan to give my hair a good deep conditioning since I know I'll be exposing it to cold temperatures more than usual. The dryness problem is under control, at least for now... but my hair has a mind of its own!!!