It's pretty late but we're heading home after an awesome night with Ty's fam! Love them!!! (Btw, we were a little blinded by the flash lol)
Here is my 1st stretched wash & go done with Giovanni Direct Leave In! Diggin' it!!!
Happy Black Friday! Although I've never gone out Black Friday shopping in stores, I do like to shop a little online. I thought it would be helpful to list some companies that are popular with natural hair care and their promotions for the weekend ahead.
Check them out! You may find a good deal!
11/28 (8 to 10pm) est 40% off order $30 with coupon BLK30
11/28 (10pm to 11/29) 30% of order of $25 BLK30
Beija Flor Naturals
11/28 thru 12/1
25% off plus free shipping on 75 dollars or more coupon code: GIVE THANKS2013
Camille Rose – 11/29 25% off with coupon code CRNHOLIDAY
11/28 thru 11/29
25% off purchases totaling 50 dollars or more with code THANKS2013
Darcy’s Botanicals - 25% off entire order 11/29 – 11/30
Entwine Couture- Lots of BOGO sales 11/29 thru 12/2
Eden Bodyworks - Sold at Sally’s, Walmart, CurlMart.com, and EdenBodyWorks.com
Gaisie Body Essentials
11/29 thru 12/2
25% off all products
Jane Carter - 11/20 thru 12/31 free shipping on entire site
Karen’s Body Beautiful - Now sold at Target
Miss Jessie’s –
11/10 - 12/31 40% off plus free shipping
My Honey Child –
50 % off all 8 oz products with code MYHC
Oyin Handmade –
11/29 thru 12/2
20% off entire order and free shipping when you spend 50 bucks
CVS (11/24 – 11/30), Buy 2 Hair and Shave SheaMoisture products and get $5 Extra Bucks.
Earlier this week as well as yesterday, Walgreens.com did $7.99 on lots of Shea Moisture products. Check to see if the sale is continued today!
On Black Friday, Walgreens.com store sale - 25% off items with coupon code TURKEY25 (free shipping on orders $25 or more
Shea Moisture HAIR CARE SALE AT MEIJER STORES
Give your hair a treat this holiday season with a special discount at Meijer Stores. Enjoy 25% off available all-natural hair products.
11/24 – 11/30
11/28 – 12/4 for Chicago and Indiana Locations
Thank God I’m Natural (TGIN)-
11/29 all hair products 9.99
Other sales and BOGO thru the weekend
Don’t forget about places like: Walmart, Target, Vitacost.com, Amazon.com, Ebay, Vitamin Shoppe, Lucky Vitamin.com, Naturally curly.com, Curl Mart.com, Sally’s, Drugstore.com, Ulta, Massage Warehouse.com, Bath and Body Works, Swanson Health Products.com, and more always have great deals on products! I’m sure they will today as well. :) Have a successful and safe Black Friday!
We're in process of throwing down in the kitchen! :) We hope you have a fun and blessed day with family and friends!!! Stay safe :)
INSTANT STAPLE for me! Why did I sleep on this product for so long??!?!
I can't wait to review this. :)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know I'm a day early lol! But in this video, Ty and I chat it up with the boys as we come up with our menu for dinner tomorrow. Warning: We aren't exactly traditional with our choices lol. After all, that's what happens when you have a house full of picky eaters! SMH!
What dish are you looking forward to tomorrow?
Hey everyone! I just want to thank you for taking the time out to tune in to this channel/page! I'm really grateful for your support and comments! You're awesome! :) How are you making out with all the new changes?
Good Morning! I took a few pictures of one of the most beautiful sunsets yesterday! It instantly reminded me just how beautiful God is and how beautiful life is. With each new sunrise, HE graces us with new chances…
(KJV) Psalms chapter 27 verses 1-4
1.The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple
In today's vlog, "New Looks & Procrastination!" I was rockin' this bold style w/ my fro Sometimes it just wants to go up!
Hey! We're preppin' for winter! Also,Ty is sporting a new look! Yay or nay?!?!
Good morning! (Late morning lol!) Last night, the boys and I decided to play on the webcam I had so many "mommy" moments...(I didn't cry though! lol) They are just growing up so fast!!! But to me, they'll always be my lil men
Hey everyone! As requested, I'm sharing how I stretched my stretched wash and go into an even LARGER afro :D I hope this video is helpful! Thumbs up for big hair!
The Results! :)
Hey! Today I did a much needed trim... This is earlier than I normally would trim (my last one was in August but I didn't get a chance to post it til a couple weeks later) but because I'm still "transitioning" out of incomplete splits (which I got from the Tangle Tamer Max over the summer) I will have to trim more often until they're gone. :(
Oh well, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! It'll grow back. :)
Edges are soo iffy!!! One wrong move and they're the first to go! There have been several occasions where mine were practically non existent. Especially after having children. Today I discuss some of the causes of thinning hairlines, as well as some things that may be helpful correcting the issue.
My edges have been through it! For real!
Be careful when doing protective styles. Braids, wigs, weaves, extensions, tight pony tails, etc. can all cause hair loss around the edges if done incorrectly, or if you have a sensitive scalp to begin with.
Hats, scarfs, pillowcases, bandanas etc. Especially those made with cotton can damage the hairline. Try to use things that are silky/satin :) You can also try wearing a satin scarf under hats or lining the inside of your hats with silk or satin to avoid friction.
Be careful when using brushes and combs on your hair line. They don't have to be perfectly slick and smooth all the time lol! I like to use a baby brush and soft tooth brush when I want them a little smoother.
Lack of Moisture
Don't forget to pay close attention to your edges while moisturizing. Even after you wash your face, be sure to re moisturize or wear a scarf while washing up to protect your hair. Oils are great for sealing in moisture so look into things like castor, rosemary, tea tree, peppermint, coconut, jojoba, olive, avocado etc. Choose your favorites along with a little scalp massage!
Heat, color, relaxers, bleaching etc. can cause hairline damage.
If you are using processes like these, make sure you are doing them properly to avoid losing hair.
Health, Diet, and Exercise
Eating right and exercise can help provide hair with the proper nutrients which are essential for healthy hair.
Genetics and Scalp Conditions
Things like Alopecia, Psoriasis, Pattern Baldness, Ringworm, can cause hairloss. It's best to see a doctor for treatment.
Here's what I like to do sometimes to avoid tension and stress on my nape and hairline when wearing puffs.
Good Afternoon! I stumbled upon these scriptures this morning :)
(KJV) 2 Peter ch 3 verses 8-10
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
These scriptures cover so many things. So many people want to put a time limit on God. “When is He going to do this? Why hasn’t this happened yet?” We need to realize that we are not on our own time! We don’t make the rules!
I also enjoy these scriptures because it reminds me that The Lord is BEYOND patient with us all no matter what wrong we have done and He wants all of us to be saved. We all have the opportunity to repent! With that being said, we also need to keep in mind that since we are on God’s time, we don’t know exactly when that time is up! So it only makes sense to get right and live right…now! :)
Crystal aka Kriss :)
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage life, spirituality, and random fun stuff lol.
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012