Monday, July 23, 2012

Protective Styling

My good ole bun

For almost 2 months, I've been wearing my hair in a high bun. I was wearing a protective style and didn't realize that I was doing a bun challenge, lol! With this protective style, I always moisturize my ponytail every night and then re twist the hair back into a bun.

What is a protective style? A protective style is designed to keep the ends of the hair tucked away, to protect from rubbing, and splitting.

Benefits of wearing a protective style:
  • Low Maintenance -The less you mess with your hair, the more it flourishes. Natural hair likes to be left alone.
  • Retains Growth- Protective styling helps with growing the hair longer. When hair constantly breaks, it's hard to see the growth. Keeping your hair in a protective style, reduces the amount of breakage.
  • A Break- The reason why I wore my hair in a bun for so long, because I was enjoying the break from doing my hair. When you're a Domestic Naturalista, finding the time to style hair can be difficult. I enjoyed my protective style!

Here's a few protective styles
Flat twist

Flat twist (This is how I'm wearing my hair now).

French braid into a bun

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Product Review: Jane Carter Defining Cream

Hey beautiful people!

This is my first post on a product review. I'm not really a product junkie, but I decided to try the Jane Carter Defining Cream on my daughter's hair.  I've been very lazy, but I promise I will let you know if I like it on my hair. I really love the results on Nadia's hair. Her curls are shiny and very defined!!  You definitely don't want to be heavy handed with this product. A little goes a long way, which is a good thing! I can't wait to try this on a twist out!! :)

Jane Carter Defining Cream
Ingredients:Purified Water, Extracts of Anthemis Noblis Flower (Camomile), Symphytum Officinal Leaf (Comfrey), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Humulus Lupulus (Hops),of Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Glycerin, Propanediol, Poly-quaternium-100, Citric Acid , Polyquaternium-47, Ceteareth 20 , Phen-oxyethanol, Caprylyl, Glycol, Sorbic acid, Fragrance. 

I would rate this product a 4 out of 5 stars for Nadia's hair, but I still have to see how well it does for my hair. I also  like that I can purchase this product at Target instead of ordering online