Edges Laid

Since my Black Hair Struggles post, some readers were interested in what I used to lay my edges. I don’t mind DMs inquiring about hair products I use because it may work for you. Black women, we know we like to have our edges laid don’t we? LMBO! By the way, some of my non-Black readers asked if my hair from yesterday’s post was wet. The answer is No. My hair was in a wash n’ go low ponytail and I took it down. I’ll explain what a wash n’ go is in a few…

For my edges, I personally like to use two types: Hicks Edge Control and Mielle Organics Edge Gel. For me, using these two together lays my edges all day. For some other Black women, they might choose to use just one particular type of edge control. I prefer these two. There are so many different types to choose from, you just have to find one that works for you my fellow naturalistas. πŸ˜‰

Alright, for my non-Black readers, a wash n’ go is when a Black person with natural hair (hair with no chemicals to alter the hair’s texture or structure) applies a product or products to their freshly washed hair to define their curls, kinks or waves. For some Black people like myself, a wash n’ go can last a whole week.

I just spritz my hair with water every morning to make my curls, kinks and waves spring up again. I only apply moisturizer to my straight sections of hair because there is nothing to define with straight hair 😐. I just try to blend it’s stubborn self with the rest of my hair. The longer my hair gets again, the easier it will be to blend my straight hair with the rest of my hair.

I like to use products that keep my hair feeling soft because my hair is very soft. My favorite wash n’ go products are:

Question for my fellow natural hair women, what are your favorite wash n’ go product or products?

Until next time…

How About That

Good morning! Good morning! I received a lot of love in regards to my past post entitled Respect the Bonnet and I wanted to say that it’s very much appreciated. I was just simply being me when I made that blog post. Bonnets aka head rags has been a staple in Black homes for years. To me, making that blog post was nothing new πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ, but again, thank you.

It was nothing for my Mama, Grandmamas, Aunties, Great Aunties, my sisters and myself to throw a bonnet aka head rag on before heading to bed. It’s like automatic Lmbo! If I ever forget to put mine on before going to bed, which is extremely rare, make no mistake, I’ll jump out of that bed with the quickness and put it on! I ain’t lying. I can’t imagine my life without it.

I’ve had other minority women such as Latinas come out and say how they been wearing bonnets aka head rags for the last couple of years and love it. Who wouldn’t? I love putting my hair up in a bonnet aka head rag because I love how it feels on my head and how it keeps my hair off of me. I don’t care what anybody says, bonnets aka head rags are a lifesaver plus they’re cute.

The only thing I wished when it comes to bonnets aka head rags is that they would last much longer for the women with thick and long hair. That’s my only gripe. My cousin told me about a site called Before Bed Headz and I’m going to get my next bonnet aka head rag from them. They’re bigger than the ones I bought before and they’re super cute! 😍

Alright ya’ll, tell my favorite Black bonnet aka head rag to rest in peace. After tomorrow, I have to throw it way. 😒 I hate to do it, but I got to because it has a hole in the back where the elasticity has given away. Its been an awesome four months though, but its served its purpose. πŸ˜”βœŒπŸΎ

Aye! Respect the bonnet okayyyy and don’t make me have to say it again either! βœ‹πŸΎπŸ‘‹πŸΎ Have a great weekend everyone and be safe!

Until next time…

Respect the Bonnet!

I’m back, but only for a minute. I was tasked to blog about this a few weeks ago and forgot. Let’s do this! πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ

Respect the bonnet! The hair bonnet that is. Depending on where you’re from, some folks call it a bonnet and others call it a head rag. In my family, we use both terms. For my non-Black readers, a bonnet or head rag is a satin cap that most Black women wear at night to protect our hair from breakage.

What I can’t understand is why some people try to humiliate, make fun or bash Black women for wearing them. I, like so many other Black women, take pride in my hair and it’s length. Not only that, it keeps all my hair off of me. This is how my bonnet aka head rag looks after I’ve stuffed all my hair in it.

Hammercy! I don’t like to sweat while I’m sleeping. I mean really? Who likes to sweat while they’re sleeping? I wear my bonnet faithfully because I don’t want all my hair sprawled around me making me hot!🌑πŸ”₯Whew Chile! 😩

Other races of women are now starting to wear bonnets aka head rags too because they realize how much it benefits their hair. Tami Roman from the show Basketball Wives has her own Instagram page entitled Official Bonnet Chronicles. Her page has actually led to an increase of non-Black women buying hair bonnets!

This Black woman looks good in hers! I’ll always rock my bonnet aka head rag. I have several with designs on them and in different colors too. πŸ™ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜œ Don’t @ me! βœ‹πŸΎβœŒπŸΎπŸ‘‹πŸΎ

Until next time…see you back here in another week and a half. Stay good people! πŸ˜‰

My First and Only Product Review

Disclaimer: I do not do product reviews as a regular practice. I decided to use my blog this one and only time as a favor to a few of my family members to post about my experience and thoughts regarding a specific product.

I was asked not too long ago by a family member about a certain product that is being hailed as the next best hair growth vitamin. She was so excited as she was telling me all about it because it was something she was dying to try. When she told me about this alleged product, she was surprised that I had never heard of it. What is the name of this mysterious product? It is none other than the Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins. Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins are endorsed by a number of celebrities and public figures who claim that this sweet little blue gummy bear improves the quality of your hair while growing your hair. First off, anything heavily endorsed by a number of celebrities and public figures triggers my suspension immediately. Why? Because they are getting paid BIG BUCKS to say that something β€œworks” or β€œis good for you.” Β Just because something is heavily endorsed by a celebrity or public figure, that does not mean it is true or necessarily good for you. I am skeptical about a number of things, taking a special pill or vitamin to grow your hair is one of them.

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When a few of my other relatives found out about this hair growth vitamin, they too began to wonder if it really works and if it did, does it work for Black women. Β Seeing how outspoken and open I am on my blog, they asked me if I would try this product for thirty days and blog about my experience. My initial answer was a swift β€˜No’ because I am a firm believer that a healthy scalp and healthy hair results in hair growth. Nevertheless, I consented with the intentions of showing them and proving to them that a hair vitamin or hair pill does not and will not work. In order for your hair to grow, you have to take care of it and nurture it. It is as simple as that.

I received my bottle of the Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins three days ago and you better believe I will be blogging about this product weekly along with my usual posts about my writing and current writing projects. I am going to take this product as it is prescribed and I will be taking before, during and after pictures along the way. Will I be impressed at the end of thirty days? Probably not. Will I have to eat my words? I seriously doubt it. Who will be proven wrong? I guess I will have to wait twenty-seven more days to see, but something tells me it will NOT be me.

Until next time….